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Our top picks for Africa romantic vacation destinations culls the best that offer these attractions, along with exceptional romantic amenities. If escaping to a secluded adventurous place for a romantic thrill is to your liking, there is no better place than Africa to do it.
Namib Desert - The Namib Desert is the oldest, driest, are among the highest sand dunes in the world.. It offers unrivaled vistas of flame colored rolling desert dunes and natural beauty. You can enjoy a safari in an open Land rover, or a nature walk with native field guide, and for the romantics, there are the added amenities of hot air balloon rides, picnics in the wild, and dinners by candlelight under the clear desert sky.
Where To Stay
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge. It offers several camps in the middle is a 450,000-acre nature reserve. The accommodations are in romantic tent-chalets with canvas blinds overlooking grand terraces that pour out onto miles of empty sand. Built along a dune at the edge of the Namib Desert, it’s a chain of tent-chalets on stilts, looking out over the burnt-yellow wilderness. Decor is colonial chic with big wooden beds, battered leather books, and brass lamps barely brighter than a candle. They have now added a "sleep out" option in the dunes. This is a raised structure where you would sleep in a luxurious bed with nothing but your duvet between you and the velvety blanket of stars. You will awake to one of the most stunning sunrises you will ever see.
South Africa - is a land of incredible wildlife, scenic mountain and bush vistas, vineyards, beaches, whale watching, and a variety of unusual romantic amenities. They offer many options and choices of luxury, romantic safari lodges with four-poster beds, white muslin drapes, pools, and romantic outside showers. They feature game reserves with the Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalo). In addition there is the Stellenbosch wine region with its pretty Dutch-Cape houses, dramatic mountain range backdrop, cosmopolitan Cape Town with Table mountain as its dramatic backdrop, and Johannesburg, surrounded by gold mines, spectacular game parks and major archaeological sites.
Where To Stay
Richard Branson's (Virgin Atlantic) Ulusaba's Rock and Safari Lodges. A luxurious property located in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Reserve, close to Kruger National Park. They offer two lodge choices. Rock lodge, perched high on the summit of a koppie with spectacular panoramic views over miles of Bush set against a backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountain range far in the distance. The Safari Lodge is built along the banks of the dry Mabrak riverbed. The rooms are built ‘tree house’ style and you really get the feeling of being in the heart of life in the Bush. Your room will provide fascinating views of the animals as they stroll past on their way to the nearby watering hole. For the romantics, the Aroma Boma Spas are the perfect antidote to all the excitement of game drives. A whole range of treatments are available, from facials and massages through to those essential grooming rituals. Away from the spa you can opt to enjoy a massage in the comfort of your own room, on one of the outdoor decks, or even by the pool.
The Seychelles Islands - Located in the Indian Ocean, 150 miles off the coast of Africa, has long been regarded as one of the world's most romantic destinations. Seychelles, home to the unique Vallée de Mai, claimed by some to be the original site of the Garden of Eden, has long been dubbed the "islands of love". The Seychelles are a safe haven for romantics and where many stars and celebrities have come for the unbeatable romantic tropical island retreat.
For the ultimate romantic vacation, combine a Safari on mainland Africa with a Seychelles romantic resort stay
Where To Stay
The Banyan Tree. Luxurious, and romantic, they have 60 attractive pool villas combining contemporary "plantation" decor with high sloping ceilings, airy verandas and louvered doors. For romantics, the Spa focuses on a non-clinical and holistic approach based on traditional Eastern healing therapies. It emphasizes on a ‘high-touch, low-tech’ approach that celebrates the human touch and the use of natural herbs and spices.
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