Southern African diving adventures are perfect romantic destinations for couples in need of a break from everyone but each other. You can sunbathe together on irresistible beaches.
Luxury accommodation will keep you in a bubble of peace and relaxation. And the region’s underwater worlds are matchless. Here’s a list of well-loved romantic getaways in the south of Africa.
Romantic Diving Spots in Southern Africa
Mozambique’s Coral Lodge 15.41 has some of the best beach-front real estate on the planet. Located within an unblemished nature reserve near the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ilha de Moçambique, couples visiting Coral Lodge can look forward to flawless white beaches and a warm ocean.
The lodge’s 10 luxury villas blend elegantly with the area’s natural beauty to create a private paradise. Add fine dining and the friendliness of the locals, and you have a dream destination.
You can’t leave Coral Lodge 15.41 without diving. The gorgeous reefs just off the coast offer easy as well as more demanding dives, and the area has many 17th century ship wrecks to explore. They add an extra dimension to your underwater adventures. Expect to see dolphins and many species of small fish while you’re diving.
Thonga Beach Lodge, in the South African province of Kwazulu Natal, offers couples a serene, stylish and secluded ocean getaway. This tranquil setting lies within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site, and is surrounded by sandy beaches, lakes and coastal dune forest. Thonga Beach Lodge is a perfect escape.
Head out for a dive and you can expect to find phenomenal reefs, home to over a thousand species of fish, as well as sharks and bottlenose dolphins. You may even get to snorkel with manta rays and giant turtles.
Another amazing option along the Kwazulu Natal Coast is Rocktail Beach Camp. Above water, expect to find privacy, elegance and serenely beautiful landscape. Underwater, you can look forward to richly coloured corals and a tremendously diverse range of fish.
Manga Soa Lodge is located on Nosy Be, one of Madagascar’s several beautiful islands. It is an ideal getaway for couples. The smell of vanilla and coffee permeates the air, and is the reason behind Nosy Be’s moniker, the “Perfumed Isle”. The tropical climate means that the temperature remains warm throughout the year.
For accommodation, the Manga Sao Lodge offers cottages and a villa, all scattered throughout gardens leading down to sandy beaches. Wooden lodges provide peace and seclusion for couples.
On the diving front, you can easily leave the shallow beaches of Nosy Be, and explore the region’s rich coral life with your partner.