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11 romantic destinations in Africa for lovers’ getaway

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone but the romance does not end with a single day. If you are looking for romantic getaway ideas to spice things in your relationship, The Guardian Life has you covered with these cool and romantic spots! The best part is that these destinations are all within Africa so they are both affordable and guaranteed to give you memories to last a lifetime.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa is a romantic getaway spot to consider for you and your lover. 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.

Casablanca, Morocco
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, to old buildings to shop- ping at the largest mall in Africa, the Morocco Mall. This Arab city is surely going to give you an un- forgettable Valentine’s weekend getaway experience.

Cape Town, SA
Undoubtedly one of the best places to visit while in South Africa, Cape Town offers travelers and tourists with romantic bones in their bodies 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.

Diani, Kenya
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.

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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 giving you an opportunity to shop for African food, attires, and souvenirs.

Namib Desert, Namibia
Think romance, think Namibia. In the desert oasis, just the two of you are in a hot-air balloon, seeing one of the oldest deserts in the world from above. The Namib Desert offers a romantic African lover’s getaway in the perfect picture scenery. Namibia is a haven in which to cement those special romantic occasions.

Obudu, Calabar, Nigeria
The Obudu hills are situated in the coastal southeastern Nigeria of Calabar. The beautiful city, and its stretching hills, give you some- thing to feast your eyes upon as well as explore. You can enjoy the perfect love experience with a weekend trip to Calabar and enjoy one of the top wonders of Nigeria!

Port Louis, Mauritius
Located in Mauritius, Port Louis is an island nation off the eastern coast of Africa. It is sur- rounded 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.

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.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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.

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Paradise right in Africa! Along the coastlines, walking with your lover as you pick corals, admire the pristine, crystal clear waters, swaying palm trees- Zanzibar is the dream for a romantic escape to nature. Culled from Guardian Newspaper

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