Romantic travel escapades make a mark on your relationship and bring you closer. Plan your next holiday to South Africa and let idyllic experiences in the lap of nature to work their magic.
Deep Blue Waters
With the Indian Ocean in the east and the Atlantic Ocean in the west, South Africa offers plentiful opportunity to divers.The sardine run beyond the coast of KwaZulu Natal creates a glistening whirl of silver in the ocean as millions of sardines migrate to the east coast after a 30-day journey and divers snorkel to get a closer look.
[box type=”info”]Best time to go: June-July[/box]
Into The Wild
A bush dinner is a classic South African experience—earthy, rustic, and incredibly romantic. It’s just you and your partner on a secluded clearing in the wild, listening to the jungle breathe at night, watching stars light up the sky, and feasting on fresh game meat. Request your private game reserve to set it up for you. Stay in a treehouse at the Lion Sands Game Reserve and spend your nights gazing at the sky.
[box type=”info”]Best time to go: May-September[/box]
A kaleidoscopic carpet of flowers stretches on the Namaqualand Flower Route on the Northern Cape. Pin the Hantam National Botanical Garden, the Namaqua National Park, the West Coast National Park, and the Alexander Bay on a map and see more than 3,500 species of flowers on the way.
[box type=”info”]Best time to go: August-September[/box]
Impress your partner with a wine tour of the legendary Vergelegen Wine Estate in Somerset followed by a picnic lunchunder the shade of a camphor tree. The historic manor house and the sprawling gardens that hug the estate from either side (the five camphor trees on the property are known to be the oldest in the continent) are perfect for a romantic date.
[box type=”info”]Best time to go: March-May[/box]
Up So High
With a glass of bubbly in hand, drift across the sky with your partner and touch the first rays of the sun in a hot air balloon. Although South Africa has many panoramic locations for ballooning, the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most scenic. Fly above the lush green carpet of the Kalahari grassland and the hilly slopes in your private cocoon.
[box type=”info”]Best time to go: Through the year[/box]
Under The Sky
Whisk your partner away to a wellness retreat and experience nature in the most intimate manner.Bushman’s Kloof in the western cape is a great option for a spa holiday-Book a couple’s spa in the riverside Gazebo and watch a dazzling orange sunset while relaxing under the ministrations of your masseuse.