Valentine’s day, that special day everyone wants to express their love to the people they adore. It is that time of the year again when we try to go all out to please the ones we love and spoil them with treats and gifts. What better way to accomplish this than giving them a perfect getaway? Think of warm sandy beaches, mountain views, vast game parks, safari lodges, exotic tropical islands, exquisite cuisines, cultural diversity and to top all this off, you get to experience all this with your partner. If you are planning a perfect romantic valentine’s you might want to try out one of these romantic paradises in Africa, if not all.
5 Lovely places for your Valentine’s Day
Mumbo Island, Lake Malawi, Malawi
Mumbo Island is a tiny atoll on the beautiful Lake Malawi with one lodge for just 14 guests. It has canvas tents, private decks, hammocks overlooking the breathtaking turquois water of the lake. The island is sure to keep you busy with amazing experiences like snorkeling, kayaking and scuba diving. After a long day you get to end your day with a candlelit dinner then sleep to the view of the “Lake of Stars” lit up by fishing boats from your tent.
Peponi Hotel, Lamu Island, Kenya
Lamu Island is the perfect place if you are in search of an exotic romance, from sailing into the scenic sunsets on the traditional dhows to the traditional Swahili architecture and the beautiful beach and its coconut palm trees. Peponi Hotel tops it all off with the beautiful Swahili furniture decorations in the rooms and the Indian Ocean views plus a swimming pool under the baobab trees shade.
Wolwedans, NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia
Located in the beautiful Namib Desert, Wolwedans promises a perfect getaway as it has even attracted some famous celebrities who stayed here. It has an epic view of the plains and mountain from the canvas tents in Dunes Lodge. The best part is that it has a Mountain View suite for those who want a private and secluded experience. The suite has a lounge, dining area, 200- square meter deck and an outdoor star gazing bed for those who wish to literally sleep under the stars and enjoy the Namib desert night sky.
Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse, Drakensberg, South Africa
This is an amazing guesthouse located at the foot of Drakensberg mountains. It is the perfect valentine’s spot for couples who enjoy the quiet country experience. The rooms are each uniquely decorated plus a fireplace to get all cosy and warm with your partner after hiking in the mountains. There are multi-course meals. It is the best place to go relax and clear the mind as you take in the fresh green valley air.
Beyond Mnemba Island
What better way to spoil the one you love this valentine’s than by taking them to this luxurious private island? The lodge has 10 beachfront bungalows with large private verandahs. Have fun snorkeling and diving, viewing the coral reefs and amazing marine life, Kayaking and after a long day. If you just feel like relaxing enjoy a beachside massage and to finish it off, dinner served on the beach under the magnificent stars, talk about romantic. It is Luxurious, private, romantic, all you need for a perfect valentine’s.
The LOVE Day
Everyone loves to feel special on a special day. It’s true, we are all fascinated by different things. Some of us want our beds dressed on red roses. Others want to have a getaway with their special person in a quiet and serene environment. A place to make memories, the kind of memories we fantasize about. Get yourself a ticket to Africa and enjoy a magnificent valentine’s day under the sun.