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Mini-Break | Romantic weekend getaway near Gauteng – Nehema Manor Tree House

by | Feb 6, 2020 | Family Travel, Places we go | 10 comments

One of the most important things we can do as a couple is to take time to invest in our marriage. Even more so now that we are parents. However, finding a romantic weekend getaway near Gauteng that’s affordable and worth the effort can prove almost impossible… That was until we found Nehema Manor Tree Houses.

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Conveniently situated in the heart of Hartebeespoort.

Merely an hour’s drive from Pretoria. Nehema Manor is a sanctuary in the heart of Harties. A bustling little town with so much to do and see. Not that you’ll want to spend too much time away from your luxury Tree House accommodation…

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Escape into the lush surroundings of these modern steel structures designed to make you feel safely nestled amongst the trees. The rest of the world instantly disappears from the moment you enter the door. And although Nehema Manor boasts with 4 Tree Houses, the only neighbours sure to cross your path, are the feathered kind.

The interiors will blow you away!

We felt like a modern day Tarzan and Jane stepping onto the stunning concrete deck. Enjoying wine at sunset, a braai in the evening and every morning’s 1st cup of tea (and coffee) just in awe of the beauty nature holds.

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A highlight was waking up to the soft patter of rain on the roof and seeing a bubbling brook of water pass by right underneath our feet.

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We spent our days sleeping in. The soft, fluffy bedding hugging us closer together. Showering under the trees, enjoying a private, onsite couples massage and special sunset picnic. All organised by Nehema Manor.

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Our gorgeous tub just didn’t get used enough – next time!

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It truly is their attention to detail and exceptional service that sets Nehema Manor apart from so many other self-catering options

The team is at your service, day and night making sure you feel taken care of, but, we never needed a thing. Everything was already thought of…

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Wood, firelighters and matches for the braai. A fully equipped kitchen for two with all the basics plus tea, coffee, sugar and milk. Soft towels, candles and toiletries plus a picnic blanket to use as we please. Everything planned for two!Just A Mamma Nehema Manor Romantic Couples Weekend Near Gauteng4135Romantic Accommodation Near Gauteng

DSTV for those wanting to cuddle and enjoy a movie night, and FREE WiFi too, but neither of those captured our attention. We loved sharing the silence with bushbabies at night and completely unplugged, only catching up with our girls once a day. It was a weekend meant for our marriage.

Cute extras available upon request include:

  • Welcome Packages (Valentine’s special – R330)

Treat yourself to flowers, a small of champagne, candles and a Lindt chocolate. Waiting for you, neatly wrapped upon arrival.

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  • A sundowner Picnic (Valentine’s special – R480)

Wine, a cheese platter, crackers, biltong, strawberries, nuts and chocolate… Enjoy these treats in your room or stretched out on Nehema’s huge green lawn. Be sure to say hello to the bunnies if you see one hopping by.

Picnic For Two At Nehema Manor

  • Couples Full Body Massage (Valentine’s special – R800 per couple)

This is a MUST and you’ll find no better way to unwind than at the hands of the Nehema Manor therapists. These ladies are warm, friendly and definitely know how to “rub you the right way”. Getting rid of any stress locked inside the body. For 60 minutes we completely relaxed, drifting in and out of sleep as the sounds and the smells carried us away. Both Mr.Perfect and I felt rejuvenated, body and mind.

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Most of our time was spent enjoying our Tree house but we did explore Hartbeespoort too…

A few recommendations we enjoyed:

  • Spanish foods with a local twist! Book a delicious dinner for two at Siesta Tapas Bar & Bistro. The garden is lovely and the food great. We shared various plates of tasty morsels and the seafood paella,  complimented by a jug of Sangria. The staff was friendly and the ambient lighting terrible for Instagram, which means perfect for romance.

Spanish Food Hartbeespoort

  • We kicked off our Saturday with a Gin and Tapas brunch amongst the fragrant orange orchard of Almost Orange. NO under 16’s allowed makes this a couple’s haven. The food is simple yet, INCREDIBLE and with close to a 100 local and international gins to taste, you’re guaranteed a day to remember. This was definitely our favourite outing from our romantic weekend away and we can’t recommend visiting Almost Orange enough.

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  • A Sunday brunch at The Windmill Restaurant because Mr. perfect can’t miss the opportunity to savour the best croquettes in town, probably Gauteng… Followed by a stroll through the fresh farm produce at Jasmyn and a browse through Jasmyn Boekery. If you’re a fellow book-lover you won’t want to miss this stop either.

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  • Our weekend concluded with a trip up the mountain on the Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway. Taking in the stunning views of the town that made us feel completely at home for the weekend.

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* Remember to have a look in the guestbook once you arrive or just ask Nehema Manor for assistance when making a reservation. The team is always more than happy to assist anyone at no extra cost. All of the above-mentioned locations were suggested by Nehema Manor. They even helped us make reservations as well ensuring a much more memorable weekend.

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Nehema Manor gave us a moment to breathe… To just be us… To forget about work, stress and all our daily responsibilities. A place to reconnect, just the two of us and fall in love all over again…

We returned home rested, relaxed and connected. The perfect start to the year and the perfect Romantic weekend getaway near Gauteng.

Book your own weekend away at Nehema Manor online at https://nehema.co.za/. Remember to look for a Tree House if you want to enjoy the same accommodation as we did.

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Thank you Nehema Manor for hosting us. We will treasure the lovely personalised welcome note you left us forever and the cute magnet is proudly displayed on our fridge – A tiny reminder to take time for “us” too. We can’t wait to visit again soon.

Disclaimer: Accommodation sponsored by Nehema Manor Treehouse. All opinions are our own.
For more places we love visiting all over the world, click HERE.

10 Comments

  1. Lebo

    Thanks so much! So excited to check this treehouse out 🙂

    Reply
    • Mari-Louise

      Lebo, please let me know what you think. We had the most amazing time.

      Reply
    • Nokuthula

      How to make bookings

      Reply
      • Mari-Louise

        Simply click on the links provided at the bottom of the post

        Reply
  2. Modern Zulu Mom

    This looks incredible – such a gem and so close to home. Thank you for this stunning review, I want to do more local travel this year!

    Reply
    • Mari-Louise

      You won’t be sorry adding Nehema Manor to your travel bucket list lovely. It’s absolutely worth it.

      Reply
  3. Sharon

    Looking for accommodation for a romantic 15 year anniversary celebration in June/July

    Reply
    • Mari-Louise

      OOOh Sharon, definitely give Nehema a call – you guys won’t be sorry.

      Reply
  4. Mhlaba Cele

    I would like to book the tree house from 11 to 13 May if possible

    Reply

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