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Romantic Getaways – Southern Africa

By March 31, 2021September 19th, 2023No Comments

The most romantic destinations in Southern Africa

Irrespective of whether it is your honeymoon, golden anniversary, renewing your vows, or an excuse to travel as a couple, Southern Africa has countless destinations and experiences to suit every taste and budget. Celebrated for its natural beauty, diverse landscapes, wildlife, and vast open spaces, Southern Africa is the perfect place to indulge in a romantic adventure.

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Offering unique and unforgettable journeys, our experienced team of Journey Specialists has the insider knowledge to create a romantic escape that will make your wildest dreams come true. The following are our favorite romantic destinations in Southern Africa:


Cape Winelands, South Africa

Steeped in history and surrounded by towering mountains and vineyards, The Cape Winelands, may just be one of the most romantic destinations in South Africa. Delaire Graff Estate epitomizes all that the Cape Winelands has to offer. 

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A homage to beauty and romance in all its forms, Delaire Graff is the quintessential setting to discover the finer things in life.

Art, award-winning wines, decadent cuisine, exquisite diamonds all combine to create the perfect sanctuary away from the humdrum of everyday life.

Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands Reserve

The Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands Private Game reserve offer an “Out of Africa” romantic appeal with luxurious lodges and unrivaled game viewing all in the wilds of South Africa.

With secluded private suites and personal butler service, Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is the ultimate bush retreat.  Immerse yourself fully into the tranquil nature of the bush by spending a romantic night in one of the award-winning Treehouses in Lion Sands Game Reserve, a secure bush bedroom under the African stars!

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Okavango Delta, Botswana

The Okavango Delta features high on many a bucket list. This intriguing region in Botswana is a myriad of lagoons, channels, and islands and is home not only to diverse wildlife but also to the most romantic and luxurious lodges.

One such lodge is the Vumbura Plains Camp, situated in a private concession, offering breathtaking views over the lush Delta landscape. This eco-lodge was created to afford you every opportunity to discover all that the delta offers.

With mokoro trips, sunset game viewing, helicopter flips, and stargazing available, this camp is truly a romantic destination to note.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls, one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world and a UNESCO Heritage Site is also home to the small town of Victoria Falls, its namesake and is arguably one of the most memorable destinations in Africa. Whether you are adventurous at heart or wanting to indulge in more relaxing pastimes, Victoria Falls is the perfect place to unwind and recapture the romance in your life.

Recently awarded the 2021 Conde Nast Johansens Award for Excellence in the category of Best Immersive Experience, the Victoria Falls River lodge characterizes romance in all forms. The Island Treehouse suites offer exclusivity and privacy on Kandahar Island and are only accessible by boat. The prime position to create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Sossusvlei, Namibia

The Namib desert, one of the oldest and driest deserts in the world, is a realm of vast open spaces, rugged landscapes, and dramatic mountains. There is nothing more romantic than witnessing an African sunrise from a hot air balloon floating above the Namib.

Little Kulala Camp, recently renovated and refurbished, is a welcome oasis in the middle of the desert. Each unique suite blends into the landscape and has a private plunge pool and starbed. This is romantic luxury at its finest, where you can discover your romantic spirit under a star-filled sky.

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From breathtaking views, extraordinary wildlife, luxurious accommodations to fun-filled activities, and the finest cuisine, Southern Africa has something special for all who wish to revel in a little romance.