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By Mishka Ramdas, Digital Copywriter, The Africa Tailormade Group
Popping the question this Valentine’s Day? Or perhaps you’re looking to spoil that special person in your life, our list of romantic bush escapes is the only guide you need! From traditional safaris to ultra-luxurious lodges and hotels, these wonderfully appointed properties will have your significant other mesmerised, and you can take all the credit. We don’t mind.
What about a love island sort of adventure? Well, Azura Benguerra Island awaits! White sandy beaches, cocktails and endless stretches of bright blue waters ahead… I know, I just described an island paradise! Mozambique is all about romance and thrill so, take the opportunity to spoil yourself and your partner. Enjoy spa treatments along with an array of activities to explore this island escape to its fullest such as beach picnics, speed boating, scuba diving and, so much more!
Charles Schulz once said, “In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.” So, take the opportunity this valentine’s day to explore the beauty of Africa, embrace it, make lifelong memories and do it with your soulmate by your side.
The Outpost, set on a hill overlooking the Luvuvhu River, could you picture anything more perfect? This unforgettable lodge provides the most perfect setting within the Northern part of the Kruger National Park boasting spectacular views. An architectural masterpiece is what we would label it. Whilst this region is less known for brilliant game viewing, it is a popular destination for walking safaris and birding. Guests can also enjoy game drives or simply indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment. One of the most iconic views at The Outpost is the one from the standalone bath set on the edge of your private suite looking over the majestic mountains and the river below.
Fancy something out of this world and completely life-changing? Xigera Safari Lodge in the infamous Okavango Delta on the Moremi Private Concession is one of our top picks for a romantic, once-in-a-lifetime experience! If you’re really looking to woo your forever person, we suggest spending a night in the Baobab Treehouse, which is one of the most unique features of this destination. It is a steel-structured treehouse in the shape of a baobab offering unsurpassed views of the natural floodplains.
Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve is your unique gateway to nature’s form of paradise! The accommodation offerings are open and airy whilst perfectly tucked away into rock features. Picture this, you’re awoken by rays of sunlight shining through your suite, and as you walk out onto your private deck, you are met with endless views of fynbos plains, colourful fauna and nature at your fingertips. This Karoo-like wilderness boasts an intriguing ecosystem of small creatures rarely seen or found elsewhere offering a completely unique experience.
Tintswalo at Boulders is one of our most loved romantic beach retreats in Cape Town. Apart from being a beautiful coastal escape, this is also a perfect destination to enjoy sightings of the endangered African penguins. Each suite is strategically appointed to provide unsurpassed views of the ocean ahead. Except for the Victory Suite that boasts a private courtyard, perfect for an intimate brunch with your soulmate.