The islanders have jetted off to South Africa for the first ever winter season of Love Island, and just like seasons before, the drama has been turned up to an all time high. The new Love Island villa is even bigger and better than before, and the views of the Cape Town’s mountain range look unreal.
Those of us here in Britain, who are all wrapped up for the cold, while watching some singles looking for love in a tropical paradise six times a week, can’t help but be a little bit envious. A winter holiday to South Africa sounds pretty ideal (regardless if you’ve been cast in ITV’s runaway hit reality series), which is why we’ve created a Love Island-style resort list you can book yourself– so you won’t feel mugged off next season.
This vibrant hotel matches the colourful aesthetics of the Love Island villa, but with a colonial twist. Mount Nelson hotel is located right on the edge of downtown Cape Town, and is perfectly situated for epic views of Table Mountain. This luxury hotel also features two heated outdoor swimming pools, including an adults-only pool surrounded by tropical trees and plants, appropriately named, Hushed Paradise. And the drama? Non-existent.
This stylish resort is a fantastic choice for those wanting to be close to downtown Cape Town, while still feeling like they’re enclosed in their own little haven – or own Love Island. The impressive outdoor pool and surrounding water makes it look and feel like a private island, without feeling isolated from the vibrant culture of South Africa’s Mother City. If you’ve already coupled up, be sure to spend date night at Michelin starred chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s iconic Japanese restaurant, Nobu.
What makes this Cape Town hotel a Love Island Villa-worthy stay, other than being awarded one of the top South Africa hotels by Conde Nast Traveller, is its contemporary luxury design, and bohemian aesthetic. Cape Cadogan is a boutique hotel, housing only 12 beautifully appointed en-suite guest rooms on its historic property. It’s the ideal destination for a couple looking for an intimate getaway to South Africa.
A sophisticated-yet-modern hotel on the historic Portswood Road is a luscious setting fit for a Love Island contestant. Positioned right on the stunning V&A Waterfront, and within walking distance from the vibrant nightlife on the harbour, the Queen Victoria hotel is perfectly suited for a couple, or group of singles, looking for some fun and culture on their South Africa holiday.
For our last Love Island-style getaway, we’re heading to the Eastern Cape for a wild experience. Shamwari Bayethe Lodge aims to fully immerse you in the natural beauties of South Africa, while still adding an element of luxury. It’s the perfect destination for animal lovers wanting to go on a safari on the game reserves and see the Big Five, as the resort provides private guided tours for its guests. The Eastern Cape resort is also equipped with an outdoor pool and a luxurious executive lounge where you can retreat to after your big adventures. Consider this the ultimate Love Island Hideaway destination.
Ready to book your Love Island-inspired holiday to South Africa? Be sure to call one of our Africa Travel Experts on 020 7749 9250