Romance in the air

Feb 08, 2019

Africa has always held a romantic allure for couples. It’s a continent that promises wildness, mystery and adventure, which makes it the ideal destination for those seeking the thrill of a Safari or the beauty of an African sunset.

There is certainly a great deal to choose from, whether it’s the couple looking for a chance to relax and reconnect or the couple who want to go experience some of the adventures that Africa can offer. From the dusty Namib desert to the glittering splendour of the Victoria Falls, Africa knows how to surprise.

Take a trip to the shifting sands of Namibia and journey up the historic Skeleton Coast. The Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre provides luxury accommodation with its own casino giving couples the opportunity for a little fun at the tables.

However, the excitement is not limited to the hotel alone. Namibia holds a plethora of fantastic activities to lift even the most adventurous soul. From riding down dunes on quad bikes, archery and dining under a canopy of stars in the desert, Namibia has much to offer those seeking both romance and adventure.

For those who prefer to toast the sunset with cocktails, the Labadi Beach Hotel offers a private beach which is perfect for spending quality time with a loved one. The hotel has magnificent landscaped tropical gardens that overlook the beach – a fitting setting to pop the question.

If you’re looking to get back to nature, and want a truly African experience, why not go on safari? Hwange Safari Lodge offers privacy as well as refined accommodation for weary travellers seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Not to mention a chance to observe all kinds of wildlife.

Zimbabwe is fast becoming the new go-to African destination and it’s easy to see why: beautiful landscape, friendly people and the majestic Victoria Falls. Its unrivalled beauty and breathtaking sunsets make it the ideal location for a romantic wedding, elegantly catered for by either the Hwange Safari Lodge or the famous Troutbeck Resort, located in Zimbabwe’s eastern highlands.

The South African bushveld is high on the list for cosy getaways, and yes, also weddings. There is nothing quite like the peaceful allure of nature in its wonderful splendour. Kuzuko Lodge in the Eastern Cape area is fantastic for a break in nature where every whim is catered for in a luxurious setting.

The Pilanesberg will leave couples spoiled for choice. Bakubung Bush Lodge, Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge and Tshukudu Bush Lodge have so much to offer anyone seeking to reconnect under the African sky and in the unspoiled wild. Privacy is assured at all lodges and there are game drives and game trails to enjoy.

For some, the city is where all the excitement is. Sandton is undoubtedly where all the action is, and amorous couples don’t need to look far for a variety of activities. With three renowned venues situated on Nelson Mandela Square, access to world class restaurants and The Theatre on The Square, who could possibly ask for more?

The Michelangelo Hotel and its sister hotel, The DAVINCI are perfect venues for weddings or a weekend getaway. Centrally located, they are a short distance from the Gautrain.

And the place for the perfect marriage proposal? The Cupola, an exceptionally beautiful suite that crowns the Michelangelo Towers, offers views of Sandton, Magaliesberg and Johannesburg and is just the right spot to get down on bended knee.

Love is always in the air in Africa. Luckily, couples are always able to take advantage of the continent’s natural beauty and mystery to make their love story extra special.

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