Honeymoon, anniversary or just a special getaway together – Africa provides for a diversity of romantic safari getaways like no other.
Indulge in your favourite South African wines, immerse yourselves in an exhilarating game drive or walking safari, and lay back on one of many untouched sandy beaches after snorkeling in turquoise waters – all in one diverse and spectacular Romantic Safari.
Combined with the finest accommodation, the options are simply endless. Explore our suggested Escape Plans below to get an idea of what can be done to create your ultimate romantic getaway to Africa.
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The romance-themed escapes we have created below are samples, providing you with a little taste of what we can put together. The most important component is to make sure that you get what you want for your perfect getaway.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss your preferences for accommodation, desired activities, length of stay and other requirements.
The possibilities for your ideal romantic safari getaway are endless.
Romance Your Senses
A 7 Night romantic adventure encapsulating 3 countries in one visit as you explore Victoria Falls, Botswana and Zambia on the ultimate romantic safari.
Starting from Victoria Falls International Airport, you will be greeted with a Zimbabwean smile and transferred to the luxurious and romantic Victoria Falls Hotel for the first 2 nights of your trip. You will stay here on a Bed & Breakfast basis and be free to fill your days with adventurous activities like bungee jumping, zip-lining and gorge swinging. You can also do softer adventure activities, like meandering through the rainforest while feasting your eyes on the wondrous Victoria Falls. Also included is a sundowner cruise with unbeatable views on the mighty Zambezi river.
A short flight over the border into Botswana, you’ll be driven to Zarafa Camp for the next 3 nights on a Fully Inclusive basis. An intimate, exquisite tented camp located on the private 130,000 hectare Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana, an area linking the Okavango Delta and the Chobe/Savute corridors. Few camps rival the location of this little gem, overlooking the crystal waters of Zibadianja, a lagoon that is the water source for a tremendous population of wildlife – dry season sightings boast buffalo and elephant by the hundreds. Each tent includes one pair of Swarovski HD binoculars and a professional Canon camera body and lens kit for complimentary use.
Take a short scenic flight across the border to Zambia, again onto the edge of the Zambezi River, to the beautiful Royal Chundu where you’ll stay for 2 nights on a Fully Inclusive basis. The award-winning Royal Chundu, camouflaged along the banks of the Zambezi River and hugging the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, is a hideaway of untold tranquility where romance and adventure are intertwined for the perfect getaway. Their exclusive River Lodge suites, disguised among the riverine vegetation, radiate seclusion and tranquility. The charm and secrecy of the 4 spacious villas is accentuated by its location resting on the Katombora river-island, sheltered by gushing rapids. The perfect way to end your romantic getaway.
from $8570 per person for 7 nights and 8 days
Take Your Romance On An Adventure
A whirlwind tour spanning 12 nights and 3 countries, combining the best of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana, including the renowned Rovos Rail journey from Pretoria to Victoria Falls – this escape provides the ultimate romantic getaway and African safari adventure into one.
This romantic adventure will begin in Cape Town, where you will be staying in the beautiful and serene Noordhoek area, surrounded by mountains and beach with a gorgeous romantic village feel. You will spend 2 nights here at the intimate Last Word Longbeach Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis. Paradise beckons at this picture-perfect destination. Each room boasts private patios and pristine views of the white-capped waters of Long Beach. A pool and sunning deck captures the essence of outdoor bliss. Relax. Finally. Spend your days going for long walks on the beach, visiting the local farm village for a culinary experience to die for, going horse riding on the white sands on long beach, or visiting the nearby Cape Point vineyards for wine tasting or a picnic basket on the lawn with an unbeatable view.
After checking out of the hotel your next stop will be Avondrood Guest House in the picturesque winelands of Franschhoek for a one night stay in luxury, inclusive of a delicious breakfast. Avondrood’s original Victorian Cape-Dutch home offers guests a beautiful peaceful stay with a rich historical feel of French Huguenot culture combined with all of the modern luxuries and amenities you desire. Just a short distance down the road you will find the main village of Franschhoek with world-renowned restaurants, charming gift shops, cafes and magnificent historical buildings and museums to explore.
The next day will bring you back to Cape Town Airport for a short flight to Johannesburg, where you will be spending one night, inclusive of breakfast, at the iconic Michelangelo Hotel which epitomizes the very essence of class, elegance and sophistication.
Now you will take Rovos Rail for a romantic train ride from Pretoria to Victoria Falls, 3 nights on a train. This stay will be fully inclusive and full of taste and relaxation. The three-night adventure starts from the Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria, crosses the border into Zimbabwe, passes through Hwange National Park and finishes in Victoria Falls.
Upon arrival in Victoria Falls you will be transferred to The Vic Falls River Lodge for a 2 night stay on a Fully Inclusive basis. Your stay will include two game activities per day – a choice of either a morning/afternoon game drive in the Zambezi National Park, and a sunrise/sunset river cruise. Victoria Falls River Lodge is the first private game lodge to be built in the Zambezi National Park.
A short scenic flight to Kasane in Botswana and another short charter flight to the remote and wild Xugana Camp for two Fully Inclusive nights in the Okavango Delta. Xugana Island Lodge is in a private concession offering a range of activities giving you the chance to experience a true Okavango Delta safari. Explore the crystal-clear waterways by mokoro (traditional dugout canoe) or motorboat for the chance to enjoy the magnificent variety of bird, plant and reptile species found in the area. Walking safaris, day and night game drives are also available within the private concession for a chance to search for the prolific wildlife found in the area.
From $8015 per person for 12 nights and 13 days.