A Camps Bay getaway at Retreat on Hove through Afristay

We are so spoilt for choice when it comes to breaking away for a weekend here in Cape Town, but still being close enough to it all as well.

My boyfriend and I were looking for a place to go for a romantic winter weekend getaway, that was easy to find, easy to book, and the perfect place to just feel relaxed. We didn’t want a conventional hotel either, and just wanted something where we could feel relaxed.

Afristay is the place for this. Through Afristay, you can not only browse various hotels, villas, resorts, and guest houses in the area of your choice; but if you’re completed swamped or overwhelmed, they have a customer service team on hand that can recommend places suited for you and what you want.

I knew we wanted to spend a weekend at the beach. Somewhere away from the city, somewhere close enough but still far enough, and somewhere different. I just knew Camps Bay was the place for our romantic getaway, and through Afristay, I was able to select the dates we wanted to go away, and browse hotels and villas that were available during these dates and in my price range too. And just like that I found Retreat on Hove, and the booking process was an absolute dream! I enquired, received a quote, and my weekend was securely booked and paid within a day. Afristay have an abundance of different places to book, and it only made me more excited to use them in the future as well.

Retreat on Hove is a luxurious villa with 4 rooms to choose from, each boasting something unique to the room. There’s a Garden View Retreat room, Panoramic Retreat room, Sun Retreat room, and the room we had – Ocean View Retreat. A room overlooking the ocean and Lion’s Head. The villa has a pool, outside lounge area, inside lounge area, and cinema. It was a dream relaxing on our bed, with the ocean and mountains right there. Our room had views overlooking the ocean and Lion’s Head, and was perfect for a winter afternoon with the sun filling the room and giving that warmth we needed.

There’s so much to do in Camps Bay as well. We walked to the beach both days and spent so much time walking up and down the strip. From bars, to cocktails, to restaurants. There’s something for everyone in Camps Bay! Of course we couldn’t try everything but for coffee and a croissant, make sure you try Maison J (a collaboration between Pick ‘n Pay and Jason Bakery), for cocktails there’s Bilboa Bar, for burgers you can pop into Hard Rock Café, and for a drink to end off the evening, Dizzy’s is the bar on the corner for this.

Take a look at my incredible getaway images below, and don’t forget to make sure you read all the way to the end for a surprise…

***GIVEAWAY CLOSED*** Congratulations to Mark!

I want someone to experience how easy it is to find and book your getaway on Afristay, and have a R4000 voucher for one lucky blog reader. Entering is easy: make sure you follow LOKAL on any social media platform (Facebook or Instagram), as well as Afristay (Facebook or Instagram); browse the site a bit here and tell me where you’d go if you won. You can earn extra entries by tagging your friends on the social media posts, but the winner will be drawn from my blog entries.

Good luck. My winner will be drawn and announced next week! Don’t forget to leave your email address where requested – only I can see it and this is to be able to contact you should you win.

Disclaimer: Afristay gave me a voucher to book my accommodation, however my opinions remain honest.



  1. Hermanus has stolen my heart from the very first time ive been there. Its just the most relaxing, quaint little place yet still so fun filled.
    https://www.afristay.com/p/12710 spotted this little hidden gem while browsing the afristay website. Fisherhaven is breathtaking. Would love to take my husband and little daughter. She will have the best time.


  2. Anvil Bay in Mozambique is just to die for 😍 I would do anything to escape to such a picturesque destination for a weekend!


  3. I would love to win a stay at Sea Mount in Camps Bay! (https://www.afristay.com/p/18312)
    It was our 5th wedding anniversary on the 10th of August and we could not celebrate it together as my husband is working away at the moment. It would be so lovely to win this stay in Camps Bay. We have not been there before and would love to go and explore!!


  4. I would love to go to Camps Bay if i win. It was my partners birthday on the 21st and my daughters birthday the 18th of August.
    My daughter took all the shine and she had a birthday party. So i would like to spoil my partner a bit for everything he does for us 🙂


  5. I would LOVE to go on a getaway to Camps Bay with my boyfriend ! It would definitely be a new and great experience and memories that I will look back on forever !


  6. I completely adored your write up of your stay at Retrat on Hove! Wow, you know I always knew that Cape Town has its hidden gems but Afristay has made it possible to explore them. After looking through the Afristay website I finally decided that if I won I would definitely want to go stay Chateau Neuf du Cap in Hout Bay. It looks insanely beautiful. This win would be perfect for my 10year anniversary.


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