September 14th, 2009
Many people avoid looking into a ‘naughty weekend away' as they are justifiably frightened of the results that Google will return. No one needs a search results page of partner swapping sites, kinky offerings and erotic images to pop up just as the boss walks by.
But a naughty weekend away doesn't have to be all whips and chains or involve anything that would make either party uncomfortable - instead, it is all about where you go and how adventurous you can be once you get there...
Tarzan and Jane style
Not everyone may have had the 'Tarzan and Jane' fantasy, but there is something intriguing about the privacy of the treetops...
We might not have jungle vines to swing on, but South Africa is filled with many tree lodges. Zululand Tree Lodge is located adjacent to the world renowned Hluhluwe and Umfolozi Game Reserve within a thick fever tree forest. The stilted chalets lift you into the treetops - elevating your sex life with you.
The intense privacy and beautiful surroundings make for the ideal romantic break and the balcony offers a new area to explore... The area is also well-known for its rhino spotting, so you might just want to look down every once in a while too.
Take it to the trailer park
Sometimes it is simply the right location and atmosphere that helps you get dirty in the bedroom. A spot that really lets you ‘get into character' can send those inhibitions out the window and set you up for a wild weekend.
Try the Grand Daddy Airstream Penthouse Trailer Park on Cape Town's Long Street. Here you can get down and dirty in a roof-top trailer park while still being pampered by excellent service, running water and a Table Mountain view. So put on your denim mini-skirt and thigh-high boots and get that trailer rocking!
Another Cape Town option is the Daddy Long Legs Boutique Hotel that offers 13 differently themed rooms. Depending on what works for you, you could finally fulfil some ‘changing room' fantasies in the Levis 501 room or get it on with a doctor in the Emergency Room...
Get a little naked
Yes, we know the point of a naughty weekend is to get naked, but we mean get naked and stay naked - all day. South Africa is home to many reputable and gorgeous nudist or naturist resorts. This means that you can get your kit off from the moment you arrive and only get dressed again when you check out.
There is no better way to spice things up in the bedroom than to get more comfortable with your own naked body. And even better - no sexual activity is usually allowed in any of the public areas, meaning that you can look but you can't touch - and we all want what we can't have...
There are quite a few places to choose from in South Africa including Kiepersolkloof Private Nature Reserve in the North West Province - the oldest private nudist area in the country. And if you aren't quite up to socialising in the buff, Kalypsotours organise private nudist holidays that suit your exact requirements.
Embrace nature - go camping
Before you scream in protest, by camping we mean luxury safari tents, not DIY-camping-site misadventures.
This type of bush break means really getting back to your natural instincts - without compromising on comfort. Places like Thandeka Lodge in the Waterberg Mountain Range in Limpopo offer luxurious accommodation that is only a two hour drive from Jo'burg.
The individual tented lodges offer complete privacy and comfort and are uniquely decorated in a contemporary colonialist style - the perfect setting for acting out any ‘Out of Africa' fantasies...
Think outdoor showers and huge, stone baths overlooking the bushveld offering the ideal way to get back to nature - and each other.
Learn a few new tricks
Another option for a weekend away with a naughtier twist is to attend a couple's workshop. This doesn't have to mean group therapy sessions or graphic demonstrations, but rather a safe and open environment where you can each learn a few new tricks or simply reconnect on a more intimate level.
Jonti Searll is a teacher of sexuality and sensuality and offers a variety of courses on everything from Tantric and Taoist teachings to simply recapturing a lost spark. His next workshop is an exploration of sensual massage and is taking place at Avianto just 45 minutes outside Jo'burg. This course includes your accommodation in the hotel and all meals - a night off from cooking is sure to be a good start.
At this particular workshop you'll learn all about exploring your sensual energy and using touch to bring some life back into the bedroom. It promises to be a night that you will never forget and offers some ideas that you can keep using when you get home...
Date: Sun 27th Sept at R3900/couple. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.