Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, rekindling your love, or just want to escape the everyday with your significant other, South Africa offers stunning destinations that promise to rekindle a bit of romance.
Here is a list of our favourite romantic spots that are bound to create just the right atmosphere for reconnecting and relaxing together.
Love in the Vineyards
For couples who appreciate fine wine and gourmet cuisine, the Cape Winelands are paradise. Surrounded by rolling vineyards and majestic mountains, many of the establishments in this area exudes a sense of intimacy and romance. Embark on a wine tasting journey amidst stunning landscapes. Take a picnic on the lush lawns of ancient wine estates or indulge in local delicacies at some of SA’s top foodie venues.
For couples with a passion for wildlife and adventure, South Africa’s game reserves deliver an unparalleled romantic safari experience. Embark on the thrill of spotting the “Big Five” in their natural habitat – and head for one of the countries many beautiful luxury tented camps or lodges that cater to couples, providing both privacy and comfort. Soak in the stunning sunsets and sit by the campfire under the starlit sky. Experience the sounds of the wilderness as you sink into the bliss of bygone romance.
If you’re in search of a road trip that oozes romance, the Garden Route is the answer. This scenic and extensive route is full of charming towns, ancient forests, and rivers plunging into the ocean. Dotted along this entire stretch of coastline are a diverse selection of stunning locations. Quaint mountain lodges, beach cabins and luxury hotels all offer secluded settings. From shrouds of forest mist to rocky and rugged shorelines there is something for every couple seeking a special stay.
Big City Romance
Cape Town, often hailed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, sets the stage for an unforgettable romantic experience. Nestled between the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening ocean waters, this city delivers endless opportunities for couples to create memories. Stroll the beaches hand in hand or if you prefer some adventure, hike up Table Mountain to experience a panoramic sunset memory. Visit the historic V&A Waterfront for a blend of shopping and dining. The charming harbour views make it an ideal spot for a romantic evening.
For the freedom of big sky spaces, rugged landscapes, and breathtaking starlit nights take a trip to the Karoo. Experience the regions famous hospitality in the form of food and accommodation that will warm your heart and rekindle your senses. Indulge in cozy stays at charming lodges or boutique hotels that offer intimate seclusion and breathtaking vistas. As the sun sets, the Karoo’s renowned dark skies come alive, setting the stage for an intimate stargazing experience.
Tips for planning a couple’s getaway:
- Check out age restrictions – properties that cater mainly for families and children are not always suitable for quiet private retreats.
- Look for all-inclusive packages that cover meals and extra pampering like spa visits or private picnics.
- Inquire about bedroom and bathroom formats to make sure they meet your individual needs for privacy.
Whether you’re soaking up a sunset, sipping wine in a vineyard, or sharing an exhilarating wildlife sighting, South Africa’s romantic getaways will enchant you!