There are thousands of reasons to fall in love with Africa, from the abundance of wildlife, the incredible golden sunsets or the gorgeous and diverse landscapes. Africa also offers some of the most romantic hotels and resorts whether you prefer a beach getaway or a luxury safari experience…
Our pick of the 5 most romantic hotels and resorts in Southern and East Africa are…
Iconic Angama Mara is synonymous with thoughts of romance. This beautiful piece of land overlooks what many safari travellers deem the loveliest game reserve on the continent, Kenya’s Maasai Mara. Sitting snugly across three kopje’s of the escarpment, the third kopje is perhaps most well-known as the site of many of the most memorable scenes from the film Out of Africa.
Moving along the banks of the great Chobe River, Zambezi Queen is a 5-star luxury houseboat offering unparalleled sophistication in one of the most remote locations on the planet. Each of the 14 suites on Zambezi Queen features your own private balcony, where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the Chobe River and African landscape beyond. Wake up to the sight of an elephant drinking from the river, or watch a fish eagle take flight – all from the comfort of your own luxurious bed.
Upstream of the iconic Victoria Falls, on the banks of the Zambezi River, lies Old Drift Lodge. The lodge boasts luxury accommodation overlooking the pristine Zambezi National Park, a mere 7 kilometers from the mighty Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Old Drift Lodge is nestled within a wild paradise frequented by elephant, buffalo, herds of sable, eland, zebra, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck and impala. The symphony of birdsong and calls of wildlife create a choir that enraptures all listeners and accompanies guests on this idyllic African experience.
Situated in the Cape Wineland’s scenic Helshoogte Mountain pass, amid the area’s many vineyards, the view from any of the 10 luxury lodges’ private plunge pools is one to savour. Striking Cape Dutch architecture meets African artefacts and styling, with original art from Laurence Graff’s personal collection. A state-of-the-art winery, two outstanding restaurants, and a world-class spa make it ideal for a romantic getaway.
This exquisite destination situated on Bazaruto Island, off the Mozambican coast near Vilanculos offers visitors the quintessential Indian Ocean magical island getaway. The resort offers world-class understated luxury, with its elegant design complimenting the stunning location on the white-sand shores of Bazaruto Island. With its tropical climate, beautiful raw scenery and wealth of activities on offer, Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa is sure to provide a memorable stay.