13 April 2017
There is a lot of ideal holiday accommodation for couples worldwide. In Africa, the choices for couple’s holidays are wide and the variety daunting. It is hard to know whether to choose beach or bush or a combination thereof. Or a desert region, mountains or forests. Or a villa, hotel, lodge or self-catering house. Or luxury all-inclusive package deals or simple self-catering. Self-drive or fly? Read more to clarify your ideal holiday accommodation for couples then contact one of our expert consultants to tailor make your romantic getaway.
Southern Mozambique Magic
We recommend White Pearl Resort in southern Mozambique, Ponto Mamoli, because it is truly a magical place. If you are looking for top notch service, nouvelle cuisine, exceptional décor and the most amazing views of the Indian Ocean, White Pearl Resort is for the two of you. Discover one of the most amazing beach holiday destinations for couples in Africa. There are not many places where you can enjoy a scrumptious luxury picnic on the beach while watching whales in the distance. This elegant lodge in the dune forests is truly paradise and the staff are extremely friendly. Revel in your beachfront villa with totally private outdoor shower and private plunge pool and allow your personal butler to attend to your every need. The food is incredible, cocktails too – and the outdoor beach and ocean activities a real treat. Take long walks together and ride horses at sunset.
Intimate Vilanculos Suites
Moving further up the extensive Mozambique coastline to Vilanculos, another wonderful couple’s retreat has to be Casa Rex – book a week and get spoilt rotten with the great service and attentive friendly staff. The hotel itself is intimate and feels like home, while being utterly luxurious at the same time. Choose a room in the courtyard section of Casa Rex and be rewarded with breath-taking ocean views. Stroll in the beautifully manicured gardens together and tuck into food so tasty that you want to have seconds every time. Daily specials add variety to an already extensive menu and breakfasts here are known to really kick-start your day – staff remember your preferences and get to know what you like, serving attentively. You won’t even feel the need to eat out locally as you will love the food so much! Why not consider Casa Rex for your wedding occasion and honeymoon thereafter? Make special memories here in Vilanculos.
Spice Island Splendour
Moving north to the coast of Tanzania, we urge couples to try a holiday in the beautiful sunshine of Zanzibar Island. Check in at The Palms for accommodation that delights and comforts. Discover a place absolutely out of this world, with an incredible level of attention and service. Choose one of the 6 elegant villas where intimacy and personal attention make The Palms so popular. When you arrive as a honeymoon couple, enjoy the free bottle of champagne and voucher for a complimentary massage in your room. What a way to start your ideal holiday, and life, as a couple!
In addition, staff deliver fresh coconuts to you in your private cabana on the beach every morning and every evening they find you with a tray of appetizers and sundowner cocktails. On your last night, return from dinner to a bottle of champagne and a drawn bath covered with rose petals. The food at The Palms is amazing, every meal comprising multiple courses with fresh fruit and pastries in the morning, and the most delicious salads, pastas and seafood for lunch and dinner. And the drinks are always free-flowing…If you want a honeymoon where you don’t have to worry about any logistics and can just relax after the stress of wedding planning, then make sure you stay at The Palms and you will leave feeling totally rejuvenated.
Wilderness and Wildlife for 2
Some couples prefer their ideal holiday accommodation to be a bushveld safari into the heart of Africa and we love Kapama River Lodge in the famous Kruger National Park for this. Rate it 10 out of 10 for quality and friendly professional service. Attention to detail is splendid. Rooms are breath-taking, boasting superb views of the hotel grounds and gardens. Kapama River Lodge provides a great introduction to an absolutely amazing country and the safaris reveal hidden secrets in the incredible fauna and flora.
The beauty of your holiday in the Kruger is that game drives operate during the day and after dark when many animals are most active. Kapama rangers drive you to where the animals are, often well away from any roads. Start the day with an early wake up, a quick snack and cup of coffee and then onto the game drive vehicles just as the sun is rising. After a few hours of incredible sightings of animals and scenic beauty, return to camp and a hearty breakfast. Trackers and guides are very experienced and don’t miss a thing. Make the most of your luxury chalets and the great dining around the boma fire at night, surrounded the wildness of the real African bushveld.
Many couples and honeymoon newlyweds love island holidays so we like to refer them to the glorious Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel in the Seychelles on Mahe Island. Known for its great location, right beside Vallon beach, this luxury accommodation offers a refreshing swimming pool and table tennis games to keep you happy. The friendly staff are very helpful and you have a wide choice of good food in restaurants here and in the area. Coral Strand is a small hotel with a cosy feel, especially at night when all the lights come on and create a tropical fantasy in the grounds. Tuck into the fantastic buffet breakfast every morning and enjoy the evening theme buffet nights. Try the food in the Indian restaurant or the restaurant/bar beside the pool. One of the main advantages of staying at Coral Strand is that you can use the facilities of the next door 5* Savoy Hotel which has the largest swimming pool in the Seychelles.
Best Botswana Bush Break
Back to the African bushveld and a chance to experience ideal holiday accommodation for couples at the luxury Gunn’s Camp in the breath-taking wilderness of the Okavango Delta next to Chief’s Island. Overlooking Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana, Gunn’s Camp is one of the last bastions of colonial vintage exclusivity so come and see for yourself. Look out for both Black and White Rhino during your fantastic Botswana Safari Experience. Did you know that Chief’s Island is known as the “Predator Capital of Africa”? This is an island in the seasonal flood waters of the Okavango Delta where the Big Five roam!
Only 6 deluxe Kenyan-style meru tents peek out from thick forests on the island, romantic accommodation ideal for couples and honeymooners … African furnishings merge with luxury facilities such as stand-alone baths, outside showers and private patios. Sit around the campfire boma in the evenings and plunge into the cool pool during the day. Green practice makes Gunn’s Camp a leading player in saving resources – a massive solar-panel feeds power to the entire camp and a solar geyser supplies hot water to each tented room. Enjoy full days outdoors in nature choosing from a slow, traditional Mokoro cruise up a Delta channel or a speedier motor boat outing in search of specific aquatic animals. Get out and walk – feel the environment under those feet, the sun in that hair!