Whether planning your destination wedding, honeymoon, or just looking for a place to rekindle things with that special someone, South Africa provides the perfect setting to celebrate your relationship. Luxurious experiences exist in every corner of the country that are sure to create one of your most memorable adventures together. Check out our top four recommendations below:
Sip Local Wines During Sunset
Indulge in local wines among the vineyards as you watch the sun set over the Cape mountain range in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. The stunning panoramic view from Cape Mountain will make you forget that any other part of the world even exists.
Pick a Flower for Your Partner
Explore the Namaqualand flower route where each spring the Northern Cape blooms with an endless sea of wildflowers. Create a lovely bouquet of South African flora and fauna that trump common roses bouquet any day.
Enroll in Couples Massage Therapy
Release your stress with a massage in the bush at one of the lodges of Malakali Conservancy in Limpopo. With the warm ambiance of candles and the gorgeous South African backdrop, you and your partner will melt away in relaxation.
Count Stars in Johannesburg
Watch nightfall over Johannesburg as you enjoy a glass of Amarula around the fire of the Sandton sunroof deck in Gauteng. There’s nothing quite like looking at falling stars especially without the typical metropolitan light pollution that you and your partner might be used to.
Hop on the Train
Travel overland between Pretoria and Cape Town aboard either the luxurious Blue Train or Rovos Rail. The train emerges from Cape Town station revealing spectacular views of Table Mountain, often veiled with a gorgeous stretch of cloud across the mountain peaks. These trains radiate sheer opulence – from the gentlemans’ club-inspired interiors of the lounges, to the gold-tinted picture windows and the luxurious en-suite compartments.
Enhance Your Diamond Knowledge
Visit the diamond museum and mine at Kimberley, which gave birth to the modern diamond industry and the De Beers company diamond industry. You and your partner will walk away with sparkles in your eyes and a better appreciation for the value of diamonds.
Enjoy the magic of the Sabi Sands
The Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve is renowned as a haven for the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant) and for luxury game lodges of international standing. The reserve’s lush vegetation adjoins the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga. Depending on your preference, you could watch wildlife congregate throughout the day at a watering hole near your chalet, or enjoy the luxury of Sir Richard Branson’s safari lodge.
To learn more about South Africa’s new BIG 5 experiences: adventure, safari, culture, entertainment and romance, visit South African Tourism and check out this video below.