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Top Most Romantic Destinations in South Africa

Date : 07 February 2024

“Love is meant to be an adventure” – Gordon B. Hinckley

The month of love is upon us and while many of us see the 14th of February as just another day, sometimes is worth celebrating the adventure of love while the air is still warm and the year is still fresh. South Africa offers some of the most romantic destinations in the world. Whether you’re a sucker for Valentine’s Day, or just like to spend some quality time with your significant other at any time of the year, we take a look at 10 of South Africa’s most romantic destinations to assist you with your romantic travel plans.

Kruger National Park, Limpopo and Mpumalanga

There's nothing quite as romantic as taking your loved one on a safari adventure, spotting the big five and snuggling up at night to the sounds of the wildlife outside. One of the best places for a thrilling and romantic getaway in South Africa is the country's most renowned wildlife park.

Camps Bay, Western Cape

South Africa is home to many breathtaking and romantic landscapes, but perhaps none more so than the stunning Camps Bay region located near downtown Cape Town. The region boasts pristine white beaches where you can take a dip while admiring the imposing Twelve Apostles mountains. It's a perfect place to explore with your loved one while holding hands.

Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Wine regions are naturally romantic, with their rolling hills and vast vineyards that seem to stretch endlessly into the distance. And then there's the delightful red and white wine that is in abundance, making it perfect for toasting to your love and the future. Stellenbosch, located near Cape Town, is an ideal destination for a relaxing retreat to a winery.

Knysna, Western Cape

The Garden Route is a picturesque destination that is perfect for romantic getaways. Along the lush and green Garden Route, you will find the charming town of Knysna, which is surrounded by pristine natural beauty just waiting to be explored. Couples who enjoy outdoor activities will find plenty of things to do together, such as hiking and kayaking.

Hermanus, Western Cape

The beaches in Hermanus are incredibly beautiful, and they are loved by both couples who want a romantic retreat, and playful whales. It's an ideal spot for a beachside getaway with your partner, and you can also enjoy whale watching while taking in the stunning views.

Magaliesberg, Gauteng

The Magaliesberg mountain range offers a breathtaking environment, making it the perfect destination for a romantic getaway from Johannesburg. With a variety of mountain lodges and guesthouses available, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery while snuggling up with your loved one. For a more unique and romantic experience, you can also take a hot air balloon ride to appreciate the views from above.

God's Window, Mpumalanga

If you're looking for a special place to visit on your romantic getaway in South Africa, God's Window is worth a visit. This scenic spot offers a breathtaking view of the Blyde River Canyon, but it's not the only romantic option in the area. You can also explore several private game reserves that are perfect for a romantic safari adventure.

Paternoster, Western Cape

Quaint and historical towns often make for the perfect romantic getaway. Paternoster, one of the oldest settlements on the West Coast and among South Africa’s oldest fishing villages, is no exception. Boasting plenty of charm and a rich fishing heritage, it offers an abundance of fresh, delicious seafood to enjoy - particularly lobster.

Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha), Eastern Cape

The city is often referred to as the starting point of the Garden Route and is a great destination for couples looking for a romantic weekend getaway. With its beautiful white sandy beaches, fantastic attractions such as the Bayworld aquarium and the Boardwalk waterfront, as well as several game reserves including Addo Elephant Park and Kragga Kamma, there is something for everyone. Additionally, there are private reserves with exclusive accommodations and a Sunday River Cruise. If you take a short drive down the coast, you can visit Jeffrey's Bay, known for its world-class surfing, picturesque beaches, and shell collecting.

Franschhoek, Western Cape

Franschhoek is a picturesque town located in the Winelands, around 80 kilometres from Cape Town. This charming town exudes the essence of provincial France. It is an ideal destination for couples looking for a romantic weekend getaway. The town is peaceful, and the surrounding area is perfect for a leisurely wine-tasting tour. You can take the Franschhoek hop-on-hop-off wine tram to visit the various wine farms in the valley. Along the seacoast, Cape Town boasts numerous tranquil destinations, adding to the variety of experiences one can enjoy in the area.

Whichever romantic adventure you may choose, make sure you take Eveready along for the ride. From charger cables to keep your phones at the ready to snap that unforgettable picture, to speciality batteries to power a night camping under the stars, we have so much to offer to keep your adventures convenient and powered-up. Please browse our products for all your battery needs on your next adventure.