Romantic destinations in South Africa
Valentine’s day is around the corner so it’s time to channel your inner cupid and plan a romantic day for you and your someone special. We have lined up a couple of great inspiring ideas for romantic destinations in South Africa.
A romantic mountain view, just for you!
Travellers normally visit KwaZulu-Natal for the beaches in Durban however, this province also has a couple of beautiful mountains that is worth the admiration. A popular choice for a romantic weekend getaway is a trip to the Drakensberg. It’s quiet, peaceful and private with a side of adventure for those willing to trek. You have the option to enjoy the beautiful scenery with a glass of wine and delectable food, or if you are the couple that enjoys a good hike, you can explore the surrounding hiking areas!
If you do enjoy a trip to the beach, then travel down from the Drakensberg for a couple of hours to reach the shores of Ballito beach. If you can indulge in the splurge, then book yourself a villa or a room at Zimbali lodge for a beautiful experience that will ensure you waking up to the stunning sounds of waves in the morning to enjoy a breakfast with a beach view.
Hill and wine for a romantic time!
If you find yourself in the Western Cape area, then it’s worth a drive to Paternoster for a romantic time. This cosy fishing village is the perfect getaway for romantic alone time, with a number of B&Bs and hotels to cater to your needs. Take a leisure stroll around the area to appreciate the beauty it has to offer and don’t forget to bring the camera along because there will be amazing photo opportunities! There are also other activities that you can do on your trip to Paternoster, activities such as visiting the Cape Columbine Lighthouse, kayaking or cruising the beaches with a beach buggy tour.
If you want to go somewhere more central to the Western Cape then we suggest Cape Town. Take a drive up to Signal Hill for a romantic view. If you time it right you could be watching the sunset on the city for the ultimate romantic moment. Grab a picnic basket with delicious goodies, a great music mix and your partner for a wonderful time as you make your way through Signal Hill. There are also lookout posts en route, where you can stop at to admire the view, you can expect to across City Bowl and Table Bay.
Romantic moments in the heart of South Africa
It may be a long drive but it’s well worth the trip! There’s no better place to go on a romantic safari than at the Kruger National park.
Hamiltons creates a safari experience that is the best of both worlds with a luxury tented safari camp that overlooks the Nwaswitsontso River from your private deck. Surrounded by trees and nature, you can bet that this will set a romantic mood for the weekend with nature’s harmonious music and vibe. There are numerous activities to keep the entertainment going, activities such as a guided bush walk, self-drives and a romantic bush dinner under the African skies.
You may not be able to travel to Paris for Valentines but you can visit the next best thing when you make a trip to Hartbeespoort. Visit the French Toast Koffie Kafee for the cutest and most romantic experience. Designed to replicate that of a French café, this delightful Parisian café has managed to capture the essence of love in form of delicious food and a beautiful setup. You can enjoy this delightful treat while staying in surrounding areas in Hartbeespoort that looks over the stunning dam.