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Romantic South Africa Tours for Couples

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With a mixture of adventure and natural beauty, South Africa is a perfect destination for couples who wish to experience it all. Explore the open plain in search of elephants on a game drive. Travel into the cool ocean for views of great white sharks. Sample delicious cuisine, enjoy a view from the edge of the African continent, or visit the former home of Nelson Mandela. South Africa combines thrills and romance, from wine tasting to secluded breakfasts in the wild. Use our sample itineraries as inspiration for your trip before speaking with a South African travel expert who can customize your experience to your interests, preferences, and goals.

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Silhouette of Table Mountain against sunset sky and ocean waves in Cape Town, South Africa

Enchanting Couples Escape: South Africa, Zimbabwe and Seychelles

14 Day Custom Tour

From $8,395

Victoria Falls is a Natural World Wonder that is more magnificent than words can describe, Cape Town is a vibrant cosmopolitan cityscape that shares rich South African heritage, Lion Sands Game Reserve is an untamed wildlife sanctuary in the Greater Kruger National Park, and Mahe Island is a pristine seascape getaway in the Seychelles archipelago. For 14 days, explore these world-famous destinations with your partner on an enchanting couples escape.

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MalaMala photography safari. Photo courtesy of MalaMala Camp

Intimate Exploration of South Africa: Safari and Starry Skies

9 Day Custom Tour

From $5,845

Capture postcard-perfect images galore as you search South Africa from the forested woodlands of Phinda Private Game Reserve to the savannahs of MalaMala Game Reserve on this breathtaking 9-day wilderness adventure. Your discoveries will lead you to watering holes where predators lurk beyond the shrubbery and gentle giants graze vast pastures, all scenes to swoon over stationed right outside your spectacular accommodations.

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Young leopard drinking from a watering hole in Sabi Sands, South Africa

Boundless Beauty: 17-Day South Africa and Mozambique

17 Day Custom Tour

From $11,470

From the dazzling suburbs of the city of gold, Johannesburg, to the sweeping lush plains of Sabi Sands Game Reserve and from the bustling districts and gorgeous coastline of Cape Town to the pristine beaches of Ponta Mamoli, this 17-day tour is tailored to showcasing what makes South Africa and Mozambique must-visit destinations. Embrace their boundless beauty, from the untouched wilderness to the immaculate coastlines during your stay.

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10-Day South Africa Tour: Kapama, Winelands and Cape Town

10 Day Custom Tour

From $4,695

Discover the majesty of South Africa and its wilderness on this tailormade 10-day tour, taking you from the emerald expanse of Kapama Private Game Reserve to the spectacular golden beaches of Cape Town. Along the way, you will capture the Big Five wandering through the bushveld and uncover significant South African heritage during tours of its age-old wine scene as well as iconic landmarks dotting the city beneath Table Mountain.

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African Safari to Coast Explorer: A Loop Across South Africa Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

From $7,695

If South Africa is the Rainbow Nation, then this is the rainbow itinerary, a 14-day kaleidoscope of experiences and destinations, with each as symbolic and inspiring as the last. Lions chasing kudu across the Sabi Sands, hippos in lakes beside the Indian Ocean, traditional Zulu villages, Swaziland, Blyde River Canyon, and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi. It's a journey across sublime landscapes, connecting the great reverie of Southern African travel. And of course, there's plenty of big game safari on this South Africa tour.

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Camps Bay with the Twelve Apostle Mountains in South Africa

Exclusive South Africa Tour for Romantic Couples

12 Day Custom Tour

From $9,355

Safari, beach, city, wine, history, mountain; discover the exclusivity and diversity of the country with this romantic South Africa tour. Destinations are connected by beautiful rural roads, taking you from iconic Cape Town to the tip of Africa and onwards to your vintage Big Five safari. In just 12 days, this luxury chauffeured tour combines a little of everything that the country is famous for, concluding with the elegant ambiance of the Cape Winelands.

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