While South Africa is the ideal destination for a number of reasons, it is certainly highly rated amongst those looking for a romantic spot in which to propose, celebrate an anniversary, or simply spend time with one’s better half. There are a number of very special South African places and attractions within the borders of this colourful land that promise spectacularly memorable times with your partner.
Here are our top Romantic Spots in South Africa…
Table Mountain, Cape Town
Watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean, or the buzz of the City Bowl below as you sip champagne and eat oysters (or cupcakes, if you prefer) atop the iconic Table Mountain. Recognised as one of the official Natural Wonders of the World, this mountain boasts stunning 360-degree vistas, as well as a number of walks and lookout points.
Cape Point, Cape Town
Long believed to be the southernmost tip of the continent (although falsely so), Cape Point guarantees breath-taking views that make for the idyllic backdrop to time spent with your loved one. This retreat has a wild, untouched appeal that is irresistible. Watch the ocean far below from the dizzying heights of the very tip.
The Featherbed Trail, Knysna
This trail begins at the top of The Knysna Heads, with incredible views that are sure to take your partner’s breath away. As you descend, you will eventually skirt the water’s edge until you get to a hidden cove (called the Lovers’ Cove) – a proposer’s perfect spot!
The Knysna Forest, Knysna
The dense, verdant forests of the Garden Route are absolutely spectacular. The cool, moist air and the dappled shade cast by the canopy make for a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and get lost in the love you share. Keep an eye out for the colourful birds and exquisite foliage of the Western Cape.
Coffee Bay, Wild Coast
Remote beaches, pristine warm waters, rolling emerald hills and smiling faces characterise the Wild Coast. Coffee Bay is for the lovers that are drawn to everything Bohemian chic. The rustic charm and the unspoilt beaches are ultra relaxing and make for perfect photographs of your special time together.
On the St Francis Bay Canals
The canals wind their way romantically through the beach-style neighbourhood of opulent homes. Staying in one of these houses and spending the afternoon languorously gazing out onto the water and enjoying a delicious glass of wine is the idyllic way of spending time with your significant other.
Escaping the city buzz to get to the quiet serenity of the Drakensberg is not only therapeutic and restful but also ultimately romantic. Watch as the greens of the mountain faces change in the moving sunlight and keep an eye out for the rich fauna that shares this habitat.
Forests, rivers, mountains and the coast all converge in the spectacular Tsitsikamma. This is also close to many other fabulous restaurants and attractions in the area, which are a real treat for honeymooning couples or lovers stealing some time away.