If you’re romantically inclined and looking for some inspiration to plan your ideal bucket list to tick off with your partner, then KwaZulu-Natal is the right place! We say it over and over again, but there really is something for everyone here, KwaZulu-Natal really does have it all!

If you’re the adventurous couple, looking to dive in the blue skies, or into the deep Indian ocean, we’ve got plenty of choices for you. If you’re more into the relaxation and luxury, there are so many spas and romantic getaway spots for you to enjoy. If you’re all about the experiences, you have come to the right place! Here are just a few romantic bucket list spots to get your list going…

If it’s a little wildlife and safari, mixed with luxury accommodation and spa treatments you’re looking for, then Phinda Private Game Reserve welcomes you to book in at Phinda Mountain Lodge. Offering uninterrupted mountain views, situated in the heart of Zululand. You can explore the African bush with all its flora and fauna, either by guided vehicle or on foot tours. Add a little bit of Zulu culture into the experience and visit nearby Zulu communities so you can gain a little insight into their lives.

If it’s the simple pleasures that keep the flame burning, then you should definitely just try out the various activities that are on offer on the Durban beachfront and promenade. With the promenade recently being extended, we are proud to have the longest beachfront promenade in sub-Saharan Africa! Of course, there is lots to do! Hire bicycles and enjoy the views and vibe on 2 wheels, from the stunning beach views all the way to Moses Mabhida Stadium. There are plenty of designated swimming areas on Durban beachfront with life guards on duty, so a dip in the ocean on any of our warm sunny days is always a treat. Our Durban beach is also known to have sand artists who are always willing to build custom sand castles and sand figures with messages of love for your partner, it really is a creative way of saying ‘I love you’. Ushaka Marine World is situated on the Durban beachfront and here you are spoilt for choice, from water activities to visiting the aquarium to and endless choice of restaurants and shops.

Not too far from the Durban beachfront is the Point Waterfront Canal, here you can hire a gondola and take your loved one on a romantic and peaceful ride through the canal, enjoying serenity and quiet. Who needs to go to Venice for a gondola ride when we have it right here in KwaZulu-Natal!

Of course, if the mountains are calling your name, the Drakensberg is the perfect place for couples to do so much. From the most exquisite mountain views, to adventurous activities such as hiking, quad biking, hot air ballooning and more. There are so many accommodation establishments to choose from, the possibilities are endless! Get lost in the very best that nature has to offer… together! Take a hot air balloon ride at sunrise and soar the skies while looking down on hilltops and the purest form of God’s creations.

Why would you want to be anywhere else? There is romance in KwaZulu-Natal!

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