With a stunning landscape covering white sand beaches, savannas, and floodplains, no other continent offers as many romantic adventures as Africa. Southern Africa is filled with amorous adventures: camp under the stars in a luxuriously furnished tents; safari with lions, leopards, elephants, and giraffe; sip sumptuous wines in the Cape Winelands; and watch an early morning rainbow form over Victoria Falls.
The international ambiance of Northern Africa is the antithesis of the jungle safaris to the South, but just as exoticly romantic. Long influenced by the Egyptians, Romans, Arabs, and most recently the French, you can visit Roman ruins, palm shaded kasbahs, and chic cafes in a single trip. The options are endless.
South Africa – Cape Town
This stunning coastal city has wonderful weather, sophistacted attractions, and a lively nightlife. Set against the striking backdrop of Table Mountain, Cape Town allows you to relax on gorgeous beaches, surf, taste deleactable internationally influenced cuisine, and get up close and personal with exotic wildlife like antelope and penguins – all while basking in the laid-back ambience of the city.
South Africa – Cape Winelands
A short distance from Cape Town lie the rolling green valleys of the Cape Winelands. Surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, this gorgeous countryside is beloved by both naturalists and connoisseurs of red, white, sherry, and port wines.
This stunning coastal city has wonderful weather, fabulous wines from the rolling vineyards of the Winelands, and a lively nightlife. Set against the striking backdrop of Table Mountain, Cape Town allows you to relax on gorgeous beaches, surf, taste award-winning wines, and get up close and personal with exotic wildlife like antelope and penguins – all while basking in the laid-back ambience of the city.
South Africa – Kruger National Park
Drive up-close to lions and leopards. Sleep amid untamed African bush. Watch as elephants gather around waterholes at sunset. All this is possible from Kruger National Park and Sabi Sand Reserve. With landscapes ranging from open savannas to riverine forest, you’ll safari with everything from the Big Five game animals to bushbucks and greater kudus.
South Africa – Johannesburg
A former capital, Johannesburg is still the cultural heart of South Africa and a city of striking contrasts. Poverty exists alongside wealth, urban marvals alongside bird gardens and lion petting parks. Its reputation preceeds it but to truly see and experience South African culture, Johannesburg is not to be missed.
Mozambique Beach Island
Benguerra Island, the most beautiful of Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago, has pearl-white beaches caressed by the warm turqoise waters of the Indian Ocean, and is surrounded by stunning coral reef. With forests, savanna, and fresh water lakes (complete with freshwater crocodiles), ancient fishing villages complete the “African island experience.” Come for a romantic tropical beach getaway, and leave with all your expectations surpassed.
Botswana – Okavango Delta
Undeveloped and unrefined, Botswana is a natural beauty composed of savannas, deserts, wetlands, and the Okavango Delta, the inland flood plain that creates an oasis of palms and waterways. Listen for the calls of over 400 species of birds as you search for lions and elephants on a safari, and canoe across the Okavango to view leopards and antelope.
Zambia – Victoria Falls
Along with wild animals, birds, and varied landscape, Zambia is home to Mosi-oa-Tunya, which translates as “the Smoke that Thunders,” and is better known to the English-speaking world as Victoria Falls. Over a mile wide and 350 feet deep, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is the largest body of falling water on earth; its cascade sprays can be seen 12 miles away.
Namibia – Namib Desert
The earth’s oldest desert, the Namib Desert is about 80 million years old and simply incredible: not only does it touch the Atlantic Ocean and contain rugged mountains, it features the almightly Sossusvlei dunes. These mystical dunes tower over a thousand feet over the surrounding sands, and there is simply no experience more romantic than watching the change of dunes’ shimmering colors from sunrise to sunset.
Morocco – Casablanca
Once a French colonial center, Casablanca is now a bustling metropolis that blends the old with the designer new. Its historical charm makes it an interesting starting point for experiencing the magic of Morocco.
Morocco – Fez
Once the destination of merchants journeying across the Sahara on camels to trade spices and jeweled riches, Fez is a resplendent Arabic city and a Must Visit in Morocco. From intricately carved leather and metals, to the hallowed Kairouine Mosque, Fez’s Medina contains magnificent sights and narrow winding streets perfect for romantic strolls.
Morocco – Marrakesh
A cultural meeting point of Africa, Arabia, and Europe, Marrakesh is characterized by its mystique, timelessness, and a certain je ne sais quoi. Arid, sandy, and surrounded by palm groves, its streets are the stages of snake charmers, jugglers, and magicians. From these spellbinding performances by day to the starlit sky by night, Marrakesh is the definition of unforgettably romantic.
Morocco – Essaouira
The caress of the warm sun upon the sand, the curves of the beautiful beaches…Essaouira is truly a blessedly serene escape from reality. Replete with a laid-back atmosphere, sophistacted chic, and gorgeous bays, few seaside retreatws can offer the exotic charm of Essaouira.
Tunisia – Tunis
In Tunis, European chic and Arabic mystic fuse seamlessly with splashes of African and Mediterranean influence to produce a laidback capital with an intriguing ambiance. The boulevards and promenades are lined with palm trees, galleries, and delights at every turn. Stop at one of the modish cafes, the perfect place to discuss with your newly wed spouse the timeless treasures you’ve discovered that day.
Tunisia – Kairouan
Spiritual significance and otherworldly beauty, Kairouan’s sundappled streets are lined with balconied buildings and ornate, gleaming doors. Know for the artisanal work of intricately woven carpets and finely detailed brasswork, Kairouan is also home of the oldest mosque in North Africa, the Great Mosque. With so many different forms of beauty all around, poetry is in the air.
Tunisia – Sousse
The Phoenicians, Romans, Byzantines, and Arabs have journed over the centuries to luxuriate in Sousse’s coastal pleasures. This port city has a long stretch of beach that was made for sunbathing, while the resorts pamper your every need. Sousse it the dream combination of romantic beach getaway and Eastern mystique.-