Before you know it, the much anticipated Valentine’s Day will be here and many of you will need some great ideas for some extra-special quality time with your loved one… Luckily, Africa is the continent of safari, wilderness and adventurous escapades infused into an unmistakable romantic destination. We’ve put together a special tour for you so that you have to worry about one less thing – Iconic Africa’s Royal Romance is the perfect gift or gesture for your special partner this Valentine’s Day… Don’t waste time planning the perfect escape for two – we’ve done it for you!
It combines the beauty, wilderness, adventure and pioneering excitement of Africa with four destinations that define supreme luxury permeated with complete privacy and opulent romance. Ellerman House is the definition of modern sophisticated living on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the marvels of Cape Town all around. La Residence is the jewel of Franschoek – abject indulgence suspended in an impossibly beautiful valley of vineyards. Royal Malewane is impeccably tasteful grandeur surrounded by the majesty of the African wilderness. Royal Chundu is the ancient mystery and magic of the Zambezi in luxurious island seclusion. View the full interactive itinerary below:
- DAY 1-4: EDWARDIAN PASSION, LUXURIOUS EXTRAVAGANCE
Ellerman House is a sumptuous Edwardian mansion resting on Lion’s Head Mountain, above the ultramarine waters of the Atlantic stretching to the meet the depthless African sky.
No expense has been spared, it truly is a Relais&Chateaux haven of unparalleled luxury.
Ellerman House boasts arguably Africa’s greatest art collection as well as a world-class wine selection and cellar.
Cape Town’s endless sights, activities and beauty will keep you enthralled for months on end.
Accommodation: Ellerman House
- DAY 4-6: AFRICA’S MAJESTIC WINELANDS
Nestled in the vineyards and plum orchards of Franschhoek, La Residence is the most gorgeous boutique hotel in the most picturesque valley in South Africa.
A benchmark to luxury and comfort and created with exquisite detail and love.
The hotel is infused with colour, fabulous antiques, luxurious finishes and vaulted ceilings from which Indian chandeliers twinkle.
The little village of Franschhoek is the undisputed culinary capital of South Africa and boasts great exceptional wine and delicious food.
Accommodation: La Residence
- DAY 6-9: AFRICA’S WILD ROMANCE
At Royal Malewane, a private concession bordering the world-famous Kruger National Park the Biden’s Royal Portfolio has achieved perfection again.
A marvel of wilderness romance and seclusion that blends seamlessly into this ancient land.
Gourmet, starlit dinners under the giant Leadwood trees.
The Royal Malewane Spa is world-renowned and the ideal way to unwind with a unique healing African treatment.
Royal Malewane’s guides and trackers are some of the most highly qualified in Southern Africa.
Accommodation: Kruger National Park Private Concessions
- DAY 9-11: THE ROYAL VICTORIAN FALLS RETREAT
Royal Chundu is Zambia’s first Relais & Chateaux property – defined by the sumptuous luxury that blends seamlessly into the private stretch of the Zambezi River Bank.
Island Lodge is set on its own private island in the languid waters of the Zambezi, offering just four exclusive and indulgent villas.
Each palatial haven boasts a private deck suspended over the river.
The outdoor bath is a fantastic space to soak up the night sky while on cooler nights, keeping cosy in the plush lounge before retiring to your extravagant bed.
A little downriver from Royal Chundu, the Zambezi falls over the Victoria Falls to create one of the greatest demonstrations of nature’s power on planet earth.
Accommodation: Royal Chundu.
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