There is no measure of luxury quite like baths with amazing views.
There’s something about luxuriating in amongst bubbles, soaking in the beauty…
And there is no shortage of mountain and sea views in South Africa – for they’re in ample supply (although not always from your bath)…
Not often you find a bath that overlooks the bushveld plains, but try this freestanding ball and claw bath for size. We especially love the way it overlooks your private plunge pool, which begs the question: which one? Don’t stop there because when it comes to romance Zwahili more than deliver, providing private dinners in an enchanting setting. All you need do is ask.
Not many accommodation offerings can claim baths with amazing sea views, but this bath gives you a bird’s eye view of the whales when they’re in the bay. The corner bath is just part of the magic, there are also double-aspect windows and a balcony from which to soak in the views. Sigh.
If I’m allowed to have favourites, then I’ve got to claim this bathroom with views out over the fynbos and the distant mountains. Set in 44 acres of woods it doesn’t come more romantic than this, particularly when you throw in large landscaped gardens, a labyrinth, walking trail by the river and an al fresco dining terrace.
Nima Lodge, Wilderness
What an incredible setting for a luxurious bath with amazing views. At Nima Lodge you can dine under the stars before luxuriating in a bath flooded with moonlight. All this without stepping off the private estate. Perfect for honeymooners!
Clifftop Exclusive Safari Lodge in the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve offers eight suites each with a private deck and a plunge pool. The suites sleep two guests each and have a bathroom with a shower and a bath with views, as well as an outdoor shower.
The drama from this bathroom’s window is a blend of forest and mountain. You’re perched up above the tree line, cocooned away with only views of indigenous forest valleys and the mountains surrounding the Garden Route town of Knysna to keep you company.
We thought we’d add this little surprise in here. It’s not a bath. Rather this 150-year old restored farmhouse comes with a delightful outdoor shower with views to match, as well as two indoor bathrooms. The Garden Route escape, despite its country feel, is only 15 km from the village of Wilderness.
The exclusive, luxury villas are built on the edge of the impressive sandstone cliffs offering resplendent views of the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve. Two thirds of the villa boasts double volume glass, ensuring an unobstructed view . The villas are equipped with an open plan quarts stone bath overlooking the edge of the cliffs, giving new meaning to “relaxing in your bath”…
Karkloof Safari Villas, Karkloof
Boasting 16 individually decorated, sumptuous villas, all of which feature spacious bathrooms with double baths, modern conveniences, satellite TV, complimentary Internet access, under-floor heating, air-conditioning, complimentary mini bars and espresso machines, the lodge is designed to complement its splendid surroundings.
Situated in Hluhluwe, Falaza Game Park and Spa is a privately owned lodge offering luxury tented accommodation, a spa and a range of authentic bush experiences. The lodge has 15 luxury, twin bedded tents which are equipped with modern amenities. Ask for one of the tents has both indoor and outdoor bathrooms (with bath and shower)!
Note: we’ve deliberately NOT included any of the baths with amazing views in Cape Town, as there is a severe drought in the city right now. When Cape Town’s drought is over, however, we suggest you have a closer look at …
The suites at Tinswalo Atlantic provide supreme comfort and privacy, and whale watching is an effortless activity at certain times of the year. Spacious en-suite bathroom, all with his and her basins as well as showers also enjoy an uninterrupted marine view…
You won’t even mind that it’s only the drop-dead garden and mountain view you’re drinking in from this bathroom. Because you’ll get enough of the Twelve Apostles and Atlantic Ocean from the rest of your suite. Besides, don’t you love the little background dresser and antique wall clock?
Do you have a Favourite of our selection of baths with amazing views?