Runaway Romance (www.runawayromance.com) has selected Isibindi Africa Lodges as some of the most romantic destinations in South Africa for your honeymoon or proposal. Here is their blog post which shows some creative ideas for bringing out the romantic in you …Photographs are by Guy Upfold.
There is something about being in a spectacular natural setting which brings out the natural romantic from within. If, like me, the thought of proposing in a typical fancy urban restaurant leaves you a little uninspired, here are some ideas about wild places in Africa which encourage creative connections with your favourite other:
1 – Plains Tented Camp.
Nothing quite says wild romance like an authentic safari in the heart of natural African bushveld. Plains Tented Camp is situated in a private concession right in the center of the Kruger National Park.
The deck of your luxurious canvas tent overlooks the Timbitene Plains where zebra and elephant bear witness to your promises.
2-Thonga Beach Lodge.
Set in a remote, pristine beach in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. Robinson-Crusoe-goes-percale in these chic beach huts with their thatched roofs, glass walls and wide baths.
But it is the vast natural beach which sets the scene for a perfect proposal, and very often yours will be the only footprints you see lit by the moon rising over the sea.
These people understand romance and are only too delighted to set up a candle-lit path down to the beach deck for a private dinner for two.
3- Kosi Forest Lodge.
Tent-style thatched huts nestled under wide Milkwood trees in an indigenous sand forest.
Your proposal plans or honeymoon can be divided between a fireside boma dinner and a lamp-lit bath in the beautiful outdoor bathrooms. A twitcher’s paradise, you will find your endeavors supported by hundreds of enthusiastic feathered tree-top friends
4- Isibindi Zulu Lodge.
There is a theory that all human beings originate from Southern Africa. As that drumbeat pulses through your veins under open African skies, this theory will become experiential truth and a lost part of yourself will come alive.
Enlist the help of pretty young maidens and handsome male dancers to share a traditional Zulu courtship ritual, making your proposal a truly African experience. Appreciate the rebirth of your libidinal energy in the true sense of the word – a love for life, a sense of profound connectedness to other human beings and hope for the future.