Where To Go On Your Babymoon!

For those of you who have never heard this term before (like us singletons and those without children yet), here is the definition of a babymoon:

"Babymoon"

(ba·by·moon   ˈbā-bē-ˌmün)

Noun. Informal.

A relaxing or romantic holiday taken by parents-to-be before their baby is born.

So, essentially it's just like a honeymoon, except you enjoy this special time together BEFORE the 'special day' AKA the birth of your little bundle of joy. Sounds like the perfect way to get some well-deserved rest and spend some quality time together before the big day arrives. So, just for you guys, we went in search of some of the best romantic and relaxing babymoon spots throughout the city. And of course, we found the most romantic places possible. All you have to do is book, pack and enjoy this special time together. Make the most of it, it's your babymoon!

Babymoon

De Hoek Country Hotel

For the ultimate babymoon, the stunning and luxurious De Hoek Country Hotel in Magaliesburg offers parents-to-be a romantic and relaxing seasonal package, available all year round. We all know the stresses that comes with having a baby, which is why they encourage expectant couples to take time out to unwind and relax with a two day getaway at this idyllic country escape. The Babymoon Package includes the following:

Day One:

Day Two:

*Please Note: Treatments are not included and charged separately to your room account. Terms & Conditions Apply.

Details: www.dehoek.com[email protected] | 014 577 9600 | Plot 7, Zeekoehoek, Magaliesburg, Gauteng

De Hoek Country Hotel

The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Since this will be your last romantic getaway alone together before the two of you become three (or four), why not go all out and indulge in a weekend of absolute luxury (and comfort) at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa in Sandton? Take your pick from their various suites (from Grand Chateau and Courtyard suites to the Tree House Studio and Maison Spa Suite), pamper yourselves with some soothing and relaxing treatments at the Balinese-style Spa at Fairlawns (ladies, think amazing foot massages to ease and relieve those swollen feet - bliss! There's also a Mommy-To-Be 30-minute massage available) and delight your taste buds with some delectable cuisine from Amuse-Bouche or the Manor House Bistro. Sounds lovely!

Details: www.fairlawnshotel.co.za[email protected] | 011 808 7300 or 011 804 2540 | 01 Alma Road, Sandton, Johannesburg

The Peech Boutique Hotel

Looking to get away but not too far from home? Well, then why not escape to the tranquil garden haven of the Peech Boutique Hotel, just a stone throw away from the hustle and bustle of the city? It's hotel and suites are surrounded by stunning and lush gardens (perfect for a relaxing stroll and some fresh air), and if you're up for a little bit of shopping and exploring, you're only 10 minutes away from popular shopping and business areas such as Melrose Arch, Sandton and Rosebank. And for a bite to eat, head to the bistro and enjoy simple, laid-back and chic food. After a long and adventurous day, retreat back to your spacious and luxurious garden room or suite, or house room.

Details: www.thepeech.co.za[email protected] | 011 537 9797 | 61 North Street, Melrose, Johannesburg

peech boutique hotel

The Winston Hotel

A babymoon isn't just about baby, it's also about spending quality time with your partner and unwinding before your bundle of joy arrives (growing a human being isn't easy!) and what better way to do that than spending a few days away at the five-star gem of hotel, The Winston Hotel. Not only can you expect the best personalised service and lovely accommodation, but you can also expect absolute luxury, all the best entertainment within close proximity and of course, lots of romance (that's right gents, listen up). They do offer a romantic package complete with all the bells and whistles, but just make sure you swap out the sparkling wine with something more appropriate for the mommy-to-be.

Details: www.thewinstonhotel.co.za[email protected] | 011 268 3140 | 06 Tottenham Avenue, Melrose Estate, Johannesburg

Hands On Retreat

Dads-to-be, here is a fantastic option to spoil the mother of your child - a Couples Weekend Spa Sleepover! Trust us, pregnancy puts a lot of strain on the body, so one of the best things you can do for her is treat her to a lovely, relaxing weekend away filled with soothing and rejuvenating treatments to help relieve all those aches and pains. Plus, it gives you and entire weekend of us-time! Now, the 50-minute Couple Hot Stone Massage that's included in the package may not be the best idea for her (belly and all), so make sure you call the retreat and find out if they can cater to your needs.

Details: www.handsonretreat.co.za[email protected] | 011 326 0066 | 04 Argyle Avenue, Craighall Park, Randburg, Johannesburg

hands on retreat

The Oasis Boutique Hotel

Now, since you have a baby on the way, we know that your budget can be tight. Buying everything baby needs can be pretty pricey, and surely spending a fortune on a babymoon isn't on the cards. But what if you want to enjoy a relaxing getaway even if it's for a night or two? Well, then why not book a stay at the stunning Oasis Boutique Hotel in Sandton? It's a quiet and tranquil haven perfect for relaxing, complete with beautiful surroundings, lovely cuisine, wireless internet, popular hotspots nearby and Egyptian percale cotton linen, bathrobes and complimentary slippers for the ultimate comfort. Sounds heavenly! And best of all, it's luxury at a fair price.

Details: www.oasis.sa.com[email protected] | 011 807 4351 or 011 8074330 or 011 807 4303 | 29 Homestead Road (between 11th and 12th Avenue), Rivonia, Sandton, Johannesburg

The Munro Boutique Hotel

And one more for good measure. The Munro Boutique Hotel offers more than just a place to stay, it offers everything you need for the ultimate babymoon. It's true! Think panoramic views of the city, gorgeous decor and furnishing, waterfalls and lush gardens surrounding the hotel, impeccable service and much more. It's literally like haven on earth. The price tag per night can cost a pretty penny, but it's your babymoon! Enjoy this time as much as you can, even if it means splurging a little bit. The Milkwood Suite goes for R 2780* per night and its stunning!

Details: www.themunrohotel.co.za[email protected] | 011 487 1420 | 63 St Patrick Road, Houghton, Johannesburg

munro boutique hotel

For The Ultimate Country Escape, Plan a Stay At De Hoek Country Hotel

Enjoy A Weekend In The Country

Nestled in a crook of the Magalies River in the lush valley of the Magaliesberg Mountains and only an hour and fifteen minutes away from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, De Hoek Country Hotel is the ideal place to celebrate life. Whether you plan to stay for a romantic getaway, an executive conference, a bespoke wedding or just want to unwind in a tranquil and beautiful setting; you’re bound to enjoy their warm hospitality. Coupled with excellent service and superb cuisine, De Hoek proudly continues to satisfy a wide clientele from South Africa and all over the world.

De Hoek Country Hotel

Abundant bird life, mountain rambles and riverside walks, croquet, badminton, boule and quiet relaxation at the swimming pool create a restoring and soothing escape. And if you're looking for the something more to help you unwind, massages are available on request. Welcoming 5-star hospitality, superb accommodation and service, gastronomic fare and a refined ambience, create a very special hotel for celebrations and memories to last a lifetime!

Quote “Joburg.co.za” and not only will you receive a complimentary upgrade to the next room category, but also a bottle of Spier Wine.

Ts & Cs apply.

De Hoek Country Hotel

Make Memories With These Onsite Experiences

And as if the luxurious accommodation and relaxation wasn't enough, De Hoek Country Hotel also offers these onsite experiences for residents to enjoy:

There's also a variety of offsite experiences, including:

To find out more about these experiences, click here.

De Hoek Country Hotel

Don't Miss Their Accommodation Specials

Alongside the leisurely activities and stunning location, they also have a variety of accommodation specials available if you're looking to book the best getaway imaginable. Take your pick from their:

Unforgettable Winter Escape Offering

Indulge in a good book, great red wine with sumptuous cuisine and breathtaking views this Winter with De Hoek.

Whiskey & Cigar Evening

The epitome of luxury and the perfect match: cigars, fine wines and whiskey this July.

Winter Wedding Special

Take advantage of their great winter wedding offering - 50% off your venue hire and tons of extra value adds.

De Hoek Country Hotel

For More Information

For more information and bookings, visit dehoek.com, call 014 577 9600 or email [email protected].

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