Love by the River: 10 Romantic Experiences at River Edge

Posted on Tue January 30, 2024.

Planning a romantic getaway to the Breede River Valley? Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and join us on a journey of romance and relaxation at River Edge accommodation, just over an hour from Cape Town. Our cosy river cottages, nestled against a backdrop of mountains and vineyards, provide the perfect setting for an intimate and unforgettable escape. Whether you're celebrating anniversaries, honeymoons, babymoons, or simply craving a getaway, River Edge offers a myriad of activities to enhance your romantic experience.

Discover the romantic wonders that await you and your loved one as we delve into our Top 10 Most Romantic Experiences at River Edge Accommodation:

1.Picnic Perfection on the Riverbanks

Take your significant other to the riverbanks for an intimate picnic in nature. Pack a basket filled to the brim with your favourite treats, lay out a blanket on the lush grass, and let the tranquil sounds of the river provide the perfect soundtrack to your al-fresco feast. A spectacular sunset will add the final touch to your dreamy picnic experience.

2.A Blissful Body Massage

Pamper yourselves with a luxurious in-cottage body massage. Unwind and relax in the comfort of your cottage, as skilled hands work their magic, leaving you and your partner rejuvenated and ready for more adventures. Simply enquire about our couple’s messages during your visit.

3.Relaxing River Cruise

Climb aboard an old-fashioned rowing boat for a dreamy sunset cruise. With a glass of Sauvignon Blanc or Monks Gin in hand and a delectable cheese platter from the farm shop, let the river breeze carry you into an evening of pure romance.

4.Gin Tasting at Monks Distillery

Elevate your romantic getaway with a visit to Monks Distillery for a unique gin tasting experience, overlooking the Breede River. Indulge in the artistry of craft gin, exploring a variety of flavours handcrafted by passionate artisans. Sip and savour the juniper-infused elixirs while sharing stories and toasting to your love.

5.Embark on a Waterfall Hike (currently closed) 

Lace up your hiking boots for a romantic waterfall hike in the Bainskloof mountains. Follow the trail hand in hand, discovering hidden gems and secluded spots along the way. Sweeping views across the valley and a beautiful waterfall will reward your hiking efforts!

6. A Wine Tasting for Two

For wine enthusiasts, your romantic getaway is incomplete without a wine tasting adventure. Take a short drive to the neighbouring Bergsig Wine Estate & Bistro. Known for its fresh salads in summer and hearty Venison Pies in winter, this wine farm promises a delightful culinary experience for you and your partner. Contact 023 355 1603 to book your tasting or visit

7.Hot Tub Stargazing

As night falls, slip into the wood-fired hot tub with your partner. Gaze at the stars, drink in hand, and let the warm water and the crisp night air create a cocoon of romance around you. The lack of city lights make for an incredible celestial display, offering a chance to share quiet moments together.

8.Kayaking Adventures

Launch your romantic expedition with a kayaking adventure on the gentle currents of the Breede River. Share a tandem kayak with your partner and paddle through the serene waters, surrounded by the picturesque landscapes.

9. Ride with Horse About

Embark on a romantic horseback ride with Horse About, a popular horse-riding tour. The scenic horse trails travel through vineyards, fynbos, forests and the contour paths on the foothills of the Majestic Witzenberg mountains, creating lasting memories as you trot through nature's beauty together.Visit to book your horse ride.

10. Cosy Nights by the Fireplace

Retreat to the warmth of the indoors with a cosy night by the fireplace. Snuggle up with your partner, share stories, and let the crackling fire set the mood for a romantic evening in the heart of the country.

River Edge Accommodation isn't just a place to stay; it's a canvas for creating romantic memories in the Western Cape. From kayaking on the river to indulging in gin and wine tastings, every moment is an opportunity to deepen your connection with your partner.

Book your stay at River Edge and let the love unfold in the embrace of nature's beauty. Contact us at +27 23 004 0054: /email or book online here: