Longing for a romantic getaway with your other half? How about a deserted beach resort, tropical island or desert lodge without the kids? Or maybe you’re looking for the perfect place for your upcoming honeymoon. Southern Africa has a dazzling choice of beaches, islands and desert dunes. From the wilderness of South Africa’s Kwa-Zulu Natal to the exclusive North Island of Seychelles, from Zanzibar’s dreamy Mnemba Island to The Twelve Apostles in Camps Bay, we’ve got you covered when it comes to Africa’s most romantic places.
Thonga Beach Lodge, South Africa
Rekindle your romance in this wildness beach lodge on the shores of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of iSimangaliso Wetland Park. With forest and ocean views and your own private splash pool in the midst of untamed natural beauty, Thonga Beach Lodge is the far flung beach escape of your dreams. Get active together on a kayak, go snorkeling or scuba diving or take it easy with long walks on the beach. Savour a picnic for two on the sandy shore, a candlelit dinner on your deck and sundowners on the edge of Lake Sibaya. With large populations of hippo, crocodile and bird species, a visit to this ecological wonderland will leave you both totally relaxed.
North Island, Seychelles
Few places on earth provide romance the way the Seychelles does. North Island is a tropical paradise with a focus on privacy and exclusivity, a place where you can imagine it’s just the two of you marooned (in a luxury villa) on the island. Choose between candlelit private dining alongside the ocean or stay in and relish your incredible luxe villa with the in-house dining experience.
Mnemba Island, Zanzibar
Paging all private island getaway enthusiasts, your 20 minute boat ride from mainland Zanzibar awaits. Be 2 of only 24 guests at AndBeyond’s Mnemba Island, where beachside candlelit dinners and private picnics await. No need for shoes here, as barefoot luxury is the name of this getaway. If you’re ready to feel more than the warm ocean lapping at your feet, dive into the marine wonderland of ocean with the island’s PADI dive school for snorkeling or diving experiences.
Twelve Apostles, Cape Town
There are few views in Cape Town which can compete with that of the Twelve Apostles, a 5 star hotel flanked by the Atlantic Ocean and the majestic mountain range behind it. Try a couple’s treatment at the spa, savour the city’s best sunsets with cocktails at The Leopard Bar and don your finest ahead of dinner at Azure Restaurant.
Cascade Island Lodge, Namibia
If you can conjure up the combination of white sand beaches, the Zambezi River and the Victoria Falls, you cam book your stay there. 70 km upstream from the Falls in Namibia is where you’ll find Cascade Island Lodge. Four luxury suites perch right at the end of the mighty Zambezi River in the heart of the Mambova rapids on an untouched cluster of islands set with palm trees. Look forward to your own viewing deck, private plunge pool and bath. For the ultimate in alfresco romance, there’s an outdoor shower and private sala that extends over the river. Sip G&T’s on your sunset boat cruise or take a guided walk on Impalilia island.
If you’re ready to book your romantic sand escape to the sands, our consultants are ready to make sure you get all the bells and whistles. Get in touch and let’s make magic together.
- North Island: north-island.com
- Mnemba Island: tanzaniaodyssey.com
- Cascade Island: namibiagetaways.com