Places To Visit For A Romantic Valentine’s Day Weekend Getaway
Valentine’s day is but some mere days away and if you are still stuck as to what romantic way you can spend it with your loved one, Guardian Life has got you covered!
We have curated a list of romantic destination spots within Africa that you should consider visiting to have a memorable Valentine’s day experience.
The underlisted locations are affordable trips you can take to not only make your Valentine’s day memorable but also ensure it is one you don’t forget in years to come.
Obudu, Calabar, Nigeria
The Obudu hills are situated in the coastal southeastern Nigeria of Calabar. The beautiful city, as well as stretching hills, give you something to feast your eyes upon as well as explore. You can enjoy the perfect Valentine experience with a weekend trip to Calabar and enjoy one of the top wonders of Nigeria!
Labadi Beach, Accra, Ghana
Dubbed Ghana’s most beautiful beach, Labadi beach is the perfect romantic getaway spot for you and your partner. With the Atlantic Ocean washing over its coast, and the ocean waves soothing music to your love song, Labadi Beach is located in the Greater Accra region of Ghana thereby giving you an opportunity to shop for African food, attires and souvenirs.
From the busy city landscape to the calm waters by the beach, Casablanca (Morocco’s largest city) is a must-see for lovers and adventurers. There is plenty to see and do here from its ancient architecture with records of French influences, old buildings to shopping at the largest mall in Africa, the Morocco Mall. This Arab city is surely going to give you an unforgettable Valentine’s weekend getaway experience.
For a memorable Valentine’s day, treat yourself and your lover at the Cheetah Conservation Park and Okapuka Ranch wild game preserve or view the historical hot springs at the City Center. You can also be more adventurous by visiting the vast Namib Desert.
Cape Town, South Africa
Undoubtedly one of the best places to visit while in South Africa, Cape Town offers travellers and tourists with romantic bones in their bodies an expansive views of the Table Mountain. Couples can spend a day at the Cape Town Waterfront taking cruises and tours or just enjoying lunch or tea at one of the best restaurants in South Africa. You and your special someone can definitely spice up your romance among the scenic vineyards.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa is another romantic getaway spot to consider for a Valentine weekend getaway. Situated in the magnificent Ethiopian Highlands, it is a pleasant and perfect atmosphere for love. Rich in culture, the ancient city of Addis Ababa has more to offer than meets the eye. You and your partner can take time out for African safaris at Omo Valley and discover ancient tribes and animals. The best part is that Addis Ababa is one of the most affordable cities to visit in Africa so you don’t have to rob the bank to have this worthwhile experience.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Nestled at the border between Zimbabwe and Zambezi, Victoria Falls is one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world with a city conveniently built around it. This romantic spot even has a breathtaking rainbow around the corner. Couples can get the best view of the waterfall at the Knife-edge Bridge and even partake in the excitement of swimming in the Devil’s Pool.
Port Louis, Mauritius
Located in Mauritius, Port Louis is an island nation off the eastern coast of Africa.It is surrounded by the Indian Ocean and is home to some of the island’s finest resorts and the Flic en Flac Beach, known for its beautiful turquoise lagoon.
Often described as a tropical paradise, Diani in Kenya boasts of the Diani Beach, which has shallow waters at the shore that is perfect for intimate romantic dips in the Indian Ocean. You can also watch the sunrise by the beautiful beach and palm trees or relax on the white sands while watching the sunset.