Although the origin of Valentine Day celebration has been subject to dispute, one thing that lovers across the world agree on is the celebration on the 14th of February. From the exchange of cards among friends to gifts items like boxes of chocolate, sexy lingerie, exotic perfumes, etc. Perhaps Cupid has recently struck you with an arrow. Maybe you and your partner are celebrating decades spent together.. why not step up your game by going for, a private candlelit dinner for two, or a weekend getaway to an exclusive destination. Because Valentine’s Day is more fun with a little heat!. Why not head to Africa for that summer-like valentine vacation. Let’s dig into the top 5 sites (in no particular order) that can provide you and your partner with a satisfying valentine experience.
Want to experience a valentine getaway like no other?…lets head over to Africa
1 Cabo Verde
Cabo Verde consists of nine inhabited islands, one uninhabited island, and various islets. Jutting up from the Atlantic, some 500km west of Senegal, this stunning island chain has a captivating blend of mountains, beaches, and peaceful seaside villages.
Sal, Boa Vista are some of the islands with beautiful beaches and nice resorts with facilities for watersports. Santiago has most of the country’s population, while Brava, the smallest of the islands offer an escape from the crowd. If you have the time, arrive in the first week of February so you can witness the carnival in Mindelo, São Vincente. Held usually 40 days to Easter, sometimes it falls after Valentine.
2 Casablanca Morocco
From the busy city landscape to the calm waters by the beach, Casablanca (Morocco’s largest city) is a must-see for lovers and adventurers. There is plenty to see and do here from its ancient architecture with records of French influences, old buildings to shopping at the largest mall in Africa, the Morocco Mall. This Arab city is surely going to give you an unforgettable Valentine’s weekend getaway experience.
3 Labadi Beach, Accra, Ghana
Labadi Beach or more properly known as La Pleasure Beach is the busiest beach on Ghana’s coast. It is one of Accra’s beaches and is maintained by the local hotels. Ghana’s most beautiful beach, Labadi beach is the perfect romantic getaway spot for you and your partner.
With the Atlantic Ocean washing over its coast, and the ocean waves soothing music to your love song, Labadi Beach is located in the Greater Accra region of Ghana thereby giving you an opportunity to shop for African food, attires, and souvenirs.
4 Cape town
Tagged as one of the best places in the world to visit, Cape Town, South Africa serves travelers and tourists with expansive views of Table Mountain.
Couples can spend a day at the Cape Town Waterfront taking cruises and tours or just enjoying lunch or tea at one of the best restaurants in South Africa. If you’re one of the classy bunch, set a course for the Cape Winelands to engage in wine tasting adventures only an hour from the city center. The scenic vineyards allow for an intimate time with that special someone.
5 Banana Islands, Free town
Not to be confused with Banana Island, somewhere in Lagos, Nigeria, the Banana Islands are tropical islands with volcanic mountains rising from the sea. It is made up of 3 islands namely: Dublin, Ricketts, and Mes-Meheux which lie off the coast of Free town Peninsula in Sierra Leone.
In 1730, William Clevland, an English sailor who was working with a slave-trading company was shipwrecked just off the islands. Making his way to the islands, along with surviving African slaves, Clevland declared himself king and cemented the status by marrying a Kissi woman. Banana Islands have two small but secluded beaches, perfect for a Valentine getaway.
You made it to the end…awesome, now you know the top hottest spots on the African content for your Valentine getaway like on other. Let us know your thoughts in the comment session below, was this article helpful? , how did the Valentine getaway go?…lovely I guess.