Win a R4000 travel voucher from Afristay!

Getting married and looking for at having local honeymoon or simply planning a romantic weekend away? Afristay is an online travel website on which you can book some of your accommodation directly. The website boasts over 20 000 listings and 10 000 reviews, across 2 000 unique African locations. To celebrate we are giving one lucky lovilee the chance to walk away with a travel voucher to spend on their website worth R4 000!

Our belief is we’re not just selling accommodation, but travel experiences which hopefully become cherished memories, so we want every booking to be special. – Rupert Bryant, CEO

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The companies’ main focus currently is on South Africa with all listings pre-verified, and all guest transactions thoroughly checked and confirmed by their dream team.

To start your booking process, simply type in where you want to go and select your arrival and departure dates and let them do the rest. Listings include images, a breakdown of facilities available and pricing. Select your dream destination and either request the booking for the few listings not able to book or book and pay immediately.

You can either make an EFT or use your credit card on the site. The most difficult part of the process will be deciding where to go!

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This give-away is now closed. Thank you to all the entrants.

R4 000 Travel voucher give-away

What you have to do to enter?

  1. ‘like’ Afristay on Facebook
  2. Leave us with a comment below (or on the Afristay Facebook page) telling us what your perfect idea of a romantic getaway is. The mountains? The seaside, anything.

You will receive an extra entry into the draw by Tweeting the following

Terms & conditions of the give-away

  • The competition closes at midnight on Friday, 7 April 2017, South African time.
  • The winner will be announced on this article on or before Monday, 10 April 2017. The winner will also be informed via email.
  • The prize{s} are not transferable for cash.
  • Directors, members, partners, employees, consultants, promoters directly or indirectly involved may
    not win the prize.
  • Suppliers of the goods may not win the prize.
  • Open to South African residents only with a valid SA Postal address or physical RSA address.
  • The winner{s} will be chosen at random, using
  • Nor Lovilee or AccommoDirect can guarantee the availability of accommodation at your destination of choice for use of the voucher. Accomodation is subject to availability at the time of booking on the website.
  • By entering this give-away you agree that Lovilee can share your email address with AccommoDirect for possible future communication.

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  1. I’d say the Cape Winelands would be my ideal spot for a romantic getaway!!

    • Kari

      O wow, that definitely sounds romantic!

  2. Elizabeth Ferreira

    For me this would be a perfect romantic getaway………. I would like to surprise my Love, when he stops on a Friday from work, I would be packed, the car everything, he must just get in the car. He will not know where we are going, until we arrive at the little cabin, up in the mountains near Drakensburg, where we can start a fire and relax with a glass of wine, and snacks, then have a nice long steamy bath with candles, rose petals and essential oils. In the morning get up early and go for a hike, pack some nice goodies for the hike and get a nice spot on top of the hill with a fantastic view, appreciate nature and the “quiet moments’ where no words are needed.

  3. A mountain getaway in winter…accommodation with a fireplace & waking up to frosty mornings before taking walks in the mountains….

    • Kari

      That sounds lovilee! Totally my kind of getaway too!

  4. Nikki Pietersen

    My idea of a romantic getaway is a secluded beach on the coast of the Eastern Cape. Fresh seafood daily, warm ocean to swim in, and warm evenings to relax outside. Sounds like bliss!

  5. ragmat Baron

    The perfect getaway for me is definitely in the mountains, where it is quiet and peaceful and I get to spent quality time with my partner

  6. The seaside where the shore is just a walk away. Where you can hear the sound of the waves and the ocean. Taking a leisurely morning, enjoying brunch without a care in the world. Being able to just relax in that space without having to leave or venture out at all. Being lost in the beauty of surrounding nature and free from the hustle and bustle of daily life. One can only dream!

  7. Samantha Black

    I would love to win this incredible prize! I absolutely love the ocean and anything that goes with it. This would be a dream come true for me and my loved one ❤

  8. Take me to the seaside any time – its romantic and soulful!

  9. Jennifer Dupen

    My perfect Idea is probably the West Coast somewhere, like Paternoster….I think it is the most beautiful and most romantic places on earth!

  10. My romantic getaway will be somewhere in the bushveld, a place where there is a pool, room service and peaceful nature all around.

    I really hope I win this; it was our 10 year wedding anniversary on 10 March and we are saving money to do something in Oct this year. This would be perfect!

  11. A comfortable spot near the sea with not much to do so that you can enjoy the company. No itinerary. Good food and drink. And most importantly, choosing the right person for the getaway!

  12. Tania Brewis

    I love a romantic getaway somewhere in the bush. It’s so peaceful and quiet, you can really enjoy each other’s company!

  13. Jackie K

    A cosy log cabin, a fireplace and peace and quiet = romance 🙂 there are some stunning places to visit locally, like Clarens or Magaliesburg

  14. Carolyn Augustus

    The mountain is perfect for quiet, romantic, peaceful alone time

  15. definately a mountain/forest getaway. Fireplace, snuggly bedding and lots of red wine 🙂

  16. Megan Hartwig

    Always the seaside because If one doesn’t live in Cape Town then Cape Town and its surrounds can be the only choice…especially the Cape Bali villa’s ?

  17. My idea of a romantic getaway is a luxury bush lodge

  18. Gaelyn Cokayne

    We have always planned beach holidays, but my husband and I recently decided that we needed to experience the romance that the bush has to offer! Snuggling up in front of a roaring fire with a bottle of red wine between us, we listen to the sounds of nature outside a rustic cabin or tented chalet, appeals to our romantic sides in a huge way. Would love to finally experience that with my man!

  19. Roxanne Chutthergoon

    A mountain escape in winter would be ideal 🙂

  20. Megan Farrell

    My husband and I are both lovers of cold rainy weather! So our ideal getaway would be somewhere in the mountains in either a log cabin or sandstone cottage with a fireplace. Surrounded by trees and grass, with mist separating us from the rest of the world! Each day being a dreamy daze of intimate seclusion. With a crackling fire and coffee brewing on a wood burn oven, spending our days with old-timey board games and good books and perhaps a late morning hike or two <3 We obviously can't wait for winter!

  21. Lynne Morland

    A cottage by the sea with beautiful views in the Southern Peninsula, self catering.

  22. Something nostalgic. A Cape Wine Farm perhaps with a picnic under the stars…

  23. Gabie Vermeulen

    I would love to take my hubby for a well deserved holiday to KZN south coast, he loves the sea and this would be so welcome to just get away from the day to day tasks, work, cooking, cleaning, just to relax and unwind and to spend special time together

  24. Janel Sunderlall

    My perfect getaway would be anywhere. My husband and I haven’t been away for the last 4 years. We have a 2 year old and a 4 year old who keep us really busy and being a stay at home makes me so exhausted. We haven’t had anytime to ourselves so a trip anyhwere for some alone time would be awesome☺

  25. Nichola Woolmer

    A perfect romantic getaway would be tucked away in the mountains where we can enjoy each others company and relax with a bottle of champagne in a jacuzzi!

  26. Sharleen

    West Coast town Paternoster is my idea of romantic. Nice cosy restaurants and of course the lovely beach walks.

  27. Priya Sewnath

    My idea of a romantic getaway is a weekend away by the mountains, the clean countryside air , the silence of the hills , the majestic views and the seclusion all makes you appreciate the one that is next to you. The snuggles in front of a warm fire is sure to ignite the love in your heart that the stresses of life suppresses and the serenity of your surroundings shall soon renew your soul.

  28. Depends on the time of year…at the moment I would definitely choose seaside. Breakfast over looking the ocean, picnics on the beach, frolicking in waves all day, dinner with the sounds of waves crashing…bliss

  29. Lynn Botha

    My romantic getaway would be a cottage in the mountains.. a nice fireplace and a Jacuzzi..

  30. Marinda Barnes

    This past month has really been tuff on us with obsticals that shaked everything we had in mind. So at this moment in our lives a breakaway from everything would be the perfect way to regroup. Somewhere in the mountains or woods in a cabin curled up under a blanket in front of a fire place with some gluhwein. No cellphone reception and no tv, just me and my Hubby. Recharging. Rethinking life. Re-Dreaming.

  31. Perfect getaway would be Addo Elephant Park with my gorgeous hubby! Always wanted to go there…

  32. I love the Cape winelands. Mountains, beautiful scenery. Absolutely amazing

  33. Kendall Marwick

    Our perfect getaway would be to the Bush…anywhere in SA where we can be close to nature, hear lions roar, smell the bush, watch it wake on the early morning…Soul healing????? That would be our perfect honeymoon?

  34. Eden Megan

    There’s nothing like a sunset stroll on the beach with a loved one to make you realise how special life is. It’s such an amazing moment to just take in the beauty around you and just enjoy the moment 🙂 ♡

  35. Leanne Alford

    I would want to be surrounded by mountains , It’s a great getaway during winter when you want to be cosy and be surrounded by beauty . Nothing else really matters then 😉 That’s all I could as for !

    • Kari

      This comment put a smile on my face. Totally wanna go on holiday with you!

  36. Nicole Naicker

    I would love to have a romantic set picnic at the seaside,I’m a real water baby bring out the best in me ,my happy place,has to be fine wine, Chocolate and 3 course meal cooked by a celebrity chef,as it’s my anniversary soon 23 year’s together ,a girl can dream

  37. kajal brijlal

    Wow dedinetly by the seaside,curled up in his arms by the waves,aipping on cocktails and getting romanced.

  38. Janet W Perry

    For me the Drakensberg in winter is incredible…it makes the most romantic getaway. Think long walks, roaring fireplaces, hot drinks, spectacular views and lots of cuddling 😉

  39. Cirsten van den heuvel

    I love the mountains it’s where we went as our honeymoon and celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary on 21st April so this would be such a treat to win so we can go somewhere to celebrate as we just have dinner plans at a local restaurant.

  40. For me right now a most romantic getaway would be a cabin in the mountains, overlooking a mountain range, with lots of birds singing us precious songs and waterfalls and streams, maybe berg

  41. Anthea Williams

    For me the perfect romantic getaway is by the seaside, who doesn’t love sitting on the beach with your loved one just watching the water and your mind just drifting off.

  42. Kamilah Francis

    The mountains are so romantic,beautiful,quiet and serene!

  43. Candice Challis

    My idea of a romantic getaway is definitely near the beach, but in winter! I love taking long walks wrapped in layers with one hand holding a cup of warm goodness and another holding my husband’s hand.

  44. Rehana Seedat

    The perfect getaway for me is NEAR THE SEA SIDE

  45. Uhrsula Heyman

    I love the western Cape, Melkbosstrand or Bloubergstrand. Lovely beaches with a view of the big mountain.

  46. Candice Piek

    My favorite romantic getaway would be a bush getaway….

    Early morning game drives, watching the sunrise, devine food, fresh air, sundowners in the bush and a raging fireplace in our room…

    Sounds romantic to me!!

  47. Brenda Fernandes

    I need to go to the bush and be in the dark around a fire listening to the sounds that can only come from the bush

  48. Winnie September

    I’m not getting married, but I need to connect with my soul. A cancer survivor who went through hell and back. Would love to win this ?

  49. Tania van Zyl

    Any place close to nature with only the sounds of singing birds or waves crashing on rocks can be sooooo romantic!

  50. Kirsten Plint

    I’d love to win this! We planning our honeymoon and we planning to go to the Cape. We cant wait to see South Africa

  51. My perfect romantic getaway is a combiination of mountains and seas and everything in between! ? We both love road trips…so choosing a route and then discovering new jewels of places together…what could be more romantic than exploring our beautiful ountry together on an adventure! ?

  52. lovd relaxing at the sea. watchin the sun go down

  53. My romantic getaway will ideally be around Garden Route Capetown. We love the outdoors, so a romantic cottage in the bushes/ wild will be awesome.

  54. Carmen Oldewage

    A romantic getaway Anywhere by the ocean would be amazing.

  55. Wow, I would love love love to go on a romantic weekend away for me and hubby, anywhere really! Seaside, mountains!!!
    Fingers crossed ?

  56. Amy-Louise

    My ideal romantic holiday would be in the mountains during winter, where me and my love can snuggle up and enjoy the views and to go for romantic walks in the mountains. This would be amazing to win as we have been wanting to go away in winter.

  57. Nasika baijnath

    I would choose the seaside with its lovely sand and breathaking views of the ocean. Sun, sea and surf. …doesn’t get much better

  58. Thamaray Francis

    My romantic getaway will be Magaliesburg,Perfect for relaxation with a romantic hot air balloon ride overlooking the beautiful Magalies Mountains and afterwards a lovely picnic, Beautiful accommodation according to any couples taste, I love a jacuzzi with fruit and champagne then just taking in all the natural surroundings.liked Accommodation direct on facebook and tweeted .wishing upon my lucky stars as my birthday is on the 19th April.

  59. I love nature. So it would be the mountains or the forests. Love to listen to the birds? chirping and the noises of the other animals especially in the evening ? and early mornings. The sun ? rising and setting??.To be surrounded by beautiful trees ?and breathing fresh air.

  60. Allerise

    My perfect idea of a romantic getaway is definitely a log cabin, in a secluded area, with a stream nearby, a fireplace and some good wine. A good trail nearby for those romantic walks would also do.

  61. The mountains are perfect for, romantic time away.

  62. The seaside for sure would make the perfect romantic getaway for me 🙂

  63. My perfect getaway will be a romantic seaside vacation, spending evenings on the beach, watching the sunset. Making memories with my husband and little girl.

  64. Patricia Edwards

    The Midlands of KZN in winter is stunning for a beak for Hubby and I

  65. Colleen Trollip

    Brendon Fischer and I have an epic romantic road trip planned, and winning this would help a great deal. A 3 week road trip from Durban to the Western Cape stopping an random sites along the way. No set time frame, no set sites. Just get in our car and drive. Packed with the basics and our fishing rods, we plan to meander our way down to Riviersonderene, WC where we will base with my brother and travel out from there seeing sites and exploring what the Western Cape sea waters have for us to catch. We don’t yearn for 5 star luxury, just the basics and a few camp sites or backpackers. This will be the ultimate romantic adventure for us.

  66. We live a short drive from the mountains and yet we have never ventured there. We are like swallow who seek the warmer areas like the coast or bushveld… beacause the eastern freestate are known for it’s cold winters. A mountain get-away might be exactly the break we need….warm fireplace, cosy couches, wine, cheeseplatter, mountainviews and waterfalls. Imagine.

  67. Mmm… For me, a romantic weekend away on the Natal Coast will be just PERFECT. I’m thinking The Oyster Box Hotel for one night with my main man. With a little (almost) four-year old in the house, romantic holidays are something long forgotten. Our 10 year anniversary is coming up in Jan 2018, so this will be the perfect early anniversary gift!


  68. Anisha Singh

    For me a beach getaway for two far from the madding cries of children, nagging bosses and the city life sounds dreamy. My idea of a romantic weekend would be to a secluded beach house in Misty Cliffs in the Cape. What could be more surreal than watching the sun set over the azure blue sea whilst sipping on red wine with your lover? Or talking long walks holding hands, whilst being serenaded by the twinkling stars. A private beach picnic for two with seafood on the menu would tantalize the tastebuds indeed. It’s amazing how a simple getaway for two in a beautiful setting could help revive a relationship. Simply gazing into his or her eyes and feeling as if the both of you only exist… wow that would be surreal! So please Lovilee, my partner of 15 years & I are approaching a milestone celebration in our relationship… to be able to have a getaway like this would be the ideal way for us to rekindle & celebrate our love story! Please do wave that magical wand?

    Tweeted too( @anishasingh007)

  69. Tamaryn Richter

    Definitely time away in the mountains in a cosy cabin, and with winter coming a fire burning in the fireplace and a good glass of red wine…

  70. Emi Milne

    A romantic getaway for me & boyfriend would be: Drinking pinotage and eating Cape cheeses ? whilst watching the sunset and going for a long walk on the beach. So from Cape town to Stellenbosch and back.

  71. andrea bester

    I am in love with romantic getaways by the water. Be it sea/river you name it. so refreshing to wake up at a hideaway far away from the busy city.Just to connect with your person or family. wishing for this **April is my birthday month**

  72. Nazia H Kera

    My perfect holiday is a week at a beach – sun, sea and relaxation.

  73. A mountain breakaway would be perfect for me and my husband. I can just picture ourselves in front of fireplace on blanket with some good wine and soft music.?❤

  74. kelly warriner

    My idea of the perfect romantic getaway would definitely have to be my upcoming honeymoon in September this year in Cape Town 🙂 Due to our hectic budget constraints we are remaining local and the 2 week trip has been planned solely by my fiance Maritz 🙂 This would be an amazing prize to help us make our honeymoon just that more adventurous and special xx

  75. Anita Dingwayo

    Sounds lovely, as April marks a very important time in my house because its mine and Hubb’s birthday, funny enough its on the same day. we don’t usually do anything special for only the two of us but this would the perfect way to get closer and remind ourselves why we fell in love with one another. Knowing that he would love it also.

  76. Naidene Cooper

    I would love a Beautiful African adventure! We have so many unexplored gems and what better way than to experience it with the love of my life.

  77. Romantic getaway for me will be in the mountains during winter with snow peak mountaintops and crackling fire place in cosy hotel

  78. Definitely the bush, surrounded by beautiful Nature, seeing the wild animals in their glory, enjoying the sunshine and the stillness of the bush, watching African sunsets

  79. The Mountains, nothing better than the quiet serenity of being surrounded by majestic mountains with fresh spring water

  80. Hmmm…somewhere in the mountains. Hogsback, Clarens, Drakensberg. There’s something about being up and away from it all. Waterfalls, hikes, fireplaces…

  81. Linda Laing

    My perfect getaway is a bit of everything road tripping through Kruger Park into Mozambique, then into Malawi…Game, water adventure all in one!

  82. Karien Coetzer

    Wine tasting in Franschhoek and the Cape Town wine lands with the hubby is my ideal getaway

  83. Karen le grange

    Lol.. At this point of my life, anywhere without my 3 yr old and 5 yr old is considered romantic!! ??
    Of course, all the normal romantic settings are fantastic. ?? and a crackling fire in the berg wouldn’t go amiss!!

  84. Johannes ( jp ) botha

    I’m torn between the mountains and being gently woken by the sound of waves.. but I think a seaside getaway would be awesome. The kids don’t get to spend enough time at the beach… and would absolutely love it.

  85. The Ideal Romantic Getaway for me is the Mountains! The Sceneries are breathtaking and being surrounded by Nature sets the romantic mood!

    The Ideal Romantic Idea for me is the Mountains as they are huge, magnificent with breathtaking sceneries and surrounded by nature sets the romantic mood.

  86. My boyfriend and I drove from KZN through the Karoo to Cape Town. A road trip might not sound romantic but what could be more romantic than a trip filled with beautiful landscapes, stunning sunsets, long talks, the cutest cottages in quaint towns, great wine and delicious karoo lamb. Our next road trip will be along the West Coast and possibly crossing over into Namibia. I can’t wait for more beautiful landscapes and seacapes, seaside cottages, fresh seafood and sitting in the passenger seat next to my favourite person.

  87. Anusha Naidoo

    My idea of a romantic getaway is Drakensberg , the fresh country air, the serenity , beauty of nature, my sweetheart and I going on adventures from hiking trails to swimming in the lake , pampering spa treatments, horse riding at sunset , kisses in the moonlight with the back drop of the mountains , escape from city life …to a place where we can have rest , relaxation, lots of happiness and laughter, memories made to treasure ❤

  88. Anywhere with a great view of the ocean with a deck to enjoy it.

  89. Ibtisaam

    A romantic getaway to me would be ANYWHERE as long as I had my hubs by my side. Very cheesy and cliche but so true in my case. We’ve been married just over 2 years and endured the toughest times financially during the time. Weve never been on honeymoon or to any fancy place yet. He does however make our stay ins at home pretty special when need be. But I could imagine us being swept off to a lovely drive through the garden route. A house in the bush, not too far in as I’ll be too freaked out lol, right by the lake. An open sky where we could dream the perfect dreams. Can there be hotel breakfasts? I heard they pretty good. I’d like that. A bubble bath with rose petals and candles as apposed to a quick 5 minute shower we usually take. I can picture it all. I can picture us having the perfect getaway.

  90. Nicolette Nunes

    Somewhere away from the hustle and bustle of the City life. Definitely a mountain escape

  91. Id’ love to have a little breakaway with my husband just before we become a family of four. I think a mountain retreat would be perfect!

  92. Eden Megan

    I’m crazy about spending time by the seaside. It’s the most beautiful and calming place and so much better shared with a loved one! ♡?

    I’d be absolutely over the moon with this lovely spoil xx

  93. I would love a tree house adventure!
    That, or a trip to Kol Kol (always fully booked!) With nothing but nothing and big open skies…♡♡♡♡

  94. Somewhere where we can see, hear and smell the sea and also do forestbathing!

  95. Chevonne Poole

    Any time away from the kids with hubby is romanic.but we love mountain getaways and talking long walks in the forest and on trails enjoying nature in all its splendor

  96. Irene Slabbert

    Definitely the mountains just see nature’s husband and i didn’t had the opportunity to go on honeymoon..this would be a dream come true for us…thank you for the opportunity??

  97. Melissa Govender

    My ideal romantic getaway will have to be a mountainous getaway. Just each other, great views and a fireplace. Midlands KZN sounds perfect!

  98. Carryn P

    My idea of a romantic getaway is the beautiful Drakensberg!

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