Slip away from reality side by side with your loved one in your very own African adventure. From the powder-soft sands of tropical beaches to wild savannahs and refined Winelands, Scintilla’s handpicked destinations and activities combine seclusion, adventure, indulgence and exclusivity into one unforgettable romantic escape for two.
Romantic Destinations In Africa
Southern Africa’s incomparable natural diversity, stunning destinations and unforgettable activities offer a variety of remote and romantic honeymoon experiences for every discerning traveller.
Tropical Island Honeymoon
The soft white sand and palm-fringed turquoise seas of Mozambique have an alluring timelessness and seclusion that are the perfect backdrop for a romantic tropical island holiday. World-class luxury lodges and warm clear waters make the coastal town of Vilaculos or the Mozambican Islands idyllic destinations to step away from the rush of life and snorkel, swim, scuba dive, sunbathe or just spend blissful alone time with your partner in a tropical paradise.
Romantic Safari Getaway
A safari is a popular couples’ retreat for its remote locations, luxurious five-star lodges and out-of-this-world experiences, and Southern Africa is home to some of the world’s best romantic safari destinations. The beauty of the bushveld, big-five attractions and life-abundant banks of wild rivers make destinations such as the Kruger National Park, Okavango Delta and Victoria Falls perfect for your safari honeymoon.
The vibrant city of Cape Town and its surrounds have stunning natural scenery and refined cultural experiences that are winning ingredients in a romantic getaway. Go from sophisticated fine dining at Africa’s best restaurants to sipping award-winning wines in the Cape Winelands, and close off the day with sundowners and oysters as you watch the last golden rays of the African sun sink below the Atlantic Ocean. For adventure-seeking couples, our Scintilla Cape Peninsula Active tour is a wild and wonderful way to experience the quaint coastal towns, sheltered coves, secluded beaches and stunning outdoor vistas along the southern Peninsula, or add in one of our other artistic, active, aerial or cultural Scintilla Delights to your Cape Town honeymoon.
What To Do On Your Honeymoon In Africa
From pleasure cruises on wild waterways to pinch-yourself safari delights, our selection of romantic experiences will spoil your special someone with an extra special something and ensure your holiday, honeymoon or anniversary is one neither of you will ever forget.
With nothing but you, your loved one and the enthralling calls of the African bush after dark, there are few experiences more wildly romantic than falling asleep beneath a blanket of stars to the music of the bushveld.
Step away from the rush of the world and tune in instead to the slow rhythm of wild waterways on a romantic river cruise. Float past serene scenes of wildlife on the banks and take in spectacular sparkling sunrises over the water onboard luxury boats that evoke both the thrill of adventure and the calm natural pace of life as it was when it was wild.
Chobe Princess Cruise, Chobe National Park, Botswana
Ra-Ikane Sunrise Cruise, Zambezi River, Zimbabwe
Take To The Skies
Go above and beyond with your partner on your Southern African honeymoon as you soar over spellbinding natural scenery by helicopter or hot air balloon. From a fly-in picnic in the Cape Winelands to a sky safari over the Namib Desert, our pick of extraordinary aerial experiences will take your romantic rendezvous to new heights.
Fly-in Picnic, Cape Winelands, South Africa
Hot Air Balloon Safari, Sossusvlei, Namibia
Romantic Day Tours for Two
Boutique or unique romantic day dates are the perfect way to explore the countryside, view the natural scenery or immerse yourself in Southern Africa’s heritage and iconic attractions. Whether you’re raising a glass of award-winning local wine or reminiscing about the highlights from your recent wedding while exploring natural forests on horseback, our exclusive day tours are a relaxing and romantic way to spend quality time together.
Fynbos and Rivers on Horseback, Tsitsikamma, South Africa
Franschhoek Boutique Wine Tour, Cape Winelands, South Africa
Book Your Romantic Getaway With Scintilla
Why choose Scintilla to plan your romantic travel or honeymoon to Southern Africa? Our expert travel consultants have years of experience planning once-in-a-lifetime trips to Southern Africa. As such, they have gained insider knowledge of the best on-the-ground, off-the-beaten-track and boutique experiences that Southern Africa has to offer – perfect for travellers who seek unique, authentic and immersive experiences. Hoping to spend your honeymoon, anniversary or romantic getaway in Southern Africa? Tailor your trip with Scintilla’s exclusive tours and experiences to treat your partner to a romantic holiday for two as you fall in love with the land itself.
We’re based in Southern Africa and have first-hand knowledge of the experiences that await our travellers.
All the experiences and destinations we recommend support their communities and environment.
Our goal is to connect curious-minded travellers to the essence of the place they’re visiting.
We specialise in showing our travellers how to discover unique, locally-infused experiences.
Our bespoke journeys feature stylish, owner-run properties in exceptional locations.
Our consultants are widely travelled and vastly experienced, with expert knowledge of Southern Africa.