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Five Romantic Places in Africa

Love is in the air



Published on

18 Jan 2018

Updated on

13 Feb 2023

Jongomero Romantic Dinner

Africa is such a magical continent, with so much to see there is something for everyone. Whilst it’s known for adventure and safaris, it is also known for romantic getaways and an African honeymoon takes some beating! Here are the top five destinations for you and your loved one to visit.

Franschhoek, Cape Town Winelands

The second location is the Cape Town Winelands, or more specifically, Franschhoek. This small town is steeped in French heritage and the population is less than 20,000 which is ideal for an intimate trip. When staying here you’ll enjoy the finest South African wine while looking out over the most beautiful wine valley in the world – the perfect backdrop for a romantic trip.

Franschhoek Country House Villa
Views of the Winelands from the Franschhoek Country house

Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique

The first location Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique. Its islands, such as Vamizi island, are the perfect destination for couples to take a peaceful sunset walk along the pristine white sands or swim in the warm Indian Ocean waters around the coral reefs. The Mediumbe Island Resort stretches out along the most amazing beach and tidal lagoon.

Anantara Mediumbe Kayaking
Kayaking in the Indian Ocean
Anantara Mediumbe Villa Plunge Pool
Anantara Mediumbe Villa Plunge Pool

Victoria Falls, Zambia

If sandy beaches and fine wines don’t make you fall in love, Zambia is home to Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. There is nothing more beautiful than seeing the colours of the sun catch on the cascading water making for the most romantic scenery. The historic Victoria Falls hotel was built in 1904 and is located right by the water, where you can sit and enjoy your morning coffee and take in the magnificent scenery.

Victoria Falls Hotel View
Victoria Falls Hotel View
Stanley Safari Lodge The Victoria Falls
The Victoria Falls

Pemba island, Zanzibar

Pemba island, Zanzibar, is perfect for a honeymoon destination, right in the middle of the Indian ocean. Zanzibar is renowned for its stunning white sand beaches. Kwanini, The Manta resort, has the ‘Underwater room’ - a three-story building anchored out in the lagoon. The lower level goes four metres underwater creating a 360-degree view of the ocean which is the perfect setting for a couple to enjoy a drink together.

The Manta Resort Underwater Room
The Manta Resort Underwater Room

Lake Malawi

Last but by no means least, Lake Malawi is Africa’s third largest lake, with crystal clear waters that are home to an array of tropical fish. The Nkwichi Lodge is a luxury lodge tucked away in the treeline with a sandy path leading towards the beach. Watch the stars sparkle as you sleep beneath Malawi’s famous midnight sky – just like a scene from the movies.

Nkwichi Lodge Snorkelling
Lake Malawi's Crystal waters
Nkwichi Lodge Lake Of Stars Bed
Sleep beneath the 'Lake of Stars'

Looking for more honeymoon inspiration? Take a look at our top 10 African honeymoon ideas to get you started or call our friendly team on 01768 603 715 who would be happy to help you arrange your dream safari honeymoon.


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