• The African continent has some of the most beautiful locations and scenery that will warm the heart of even the coldest of people.
  • At night, the continent comes out alive with zillions of stars brightly illuminating villagers and animals alike as they while away their nights amid a background blend of nocturnal noises and African drums.
  • It is no wonder the whole world can’t get enough of Africa and every year millions of tourists come calling for an adventure of a life time.

The African continent has some of the most beautiful locations and scenery that will warm the heart of even the coldest of people.

During daytime, the continent teams with life with the sun out and busy nourishing everything on its path, at night, the continent comes out alive with zillions of stars brightly illuminating villagers and animals alike as they while away their nights amid a background blend of nocturnal noises and African drums.

Africa beautiful sunsets are to die for. (Equatours Travel News)
Africa beautiful sunsets are to die for. (Equatours Travel News)

It is no wonder the whole world can’t get enough of Africa and every year millions of tourists come calling for an adventure of a life time.

Here are five romantic resorts you might consider staying at the next time you are in the ‘cradle of mankind’

#1. Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort. (Anantara)
Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort. (Anantara)

Hidden away at an isolated private paradise in Mozambique’s Quirimbas Archipelago, Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort is a romantic resort that will blow you away.

Settle into the romance of rustic luxury and blissful tranquility where powder white sands and golden sun is the daily norm.

Dip your toes into the blue water and toast the pink sunsets.

Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort. (Luxatic)
Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort. (Luxatic)

While here you can sleep under a thatched roof on this private island jewel in the Indian Ocean and wake up to panoramic views of endless blue and the golden African sun.

It was named Africa's Most Romantic Resort at world travel awards 2017.

#2. Meliá Zanzibar

Melia Zanzibar Beach Resort. (Holiday Packages)
Melia Zanzibar Beach Resort. (Holiday Packages)

This luxury beach all inclusive resort is situated on the north-east coast of the exotic island of Zanzibar, in Tanzania, also known as the “Spice Island”.

Meliá Zanzibar is built on a 40 acre estate with a beautiful beach of pearlescent white sand lapped by warm ocean waters, 300 meters long, situated at the very end of the property to procure the perfect combination with nature.

Meliá Zanzibar. (jamelasafaris)
Meliá Zanzibar. (jamelasafaris)

“Having travelled to many countries and stayed in some excellent hotels, I can honestly say that this was one of the best if not the best. As a couple we have always said that we would not return to the same place twice but without doubt we would return to the Melia Zanzibar.” One glowing review on tripadvisor reads.

#3. Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort. (andBeyond)
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort. (andBeyond)

Located in the remote Bazaruto Archipelago off the coast of Mozambique, the Indian Ocean teems with marine life and inspiring jewel-like waters that surround a cluster of six paradise islands.

On the largest of these, Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort offers luxury in indigenous exclusivity.

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa, Mozambique. (Holiday in Mozambique)
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa, Mozambique. (Holiday in Mozambique)

The island hideaway showcases its extraordinary destination with Mozambican inspired lavish accommodation options, rich dining journeys, nurturing spa treatments and authentic local discoveries.

#4. Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa

Conrad Pezula Resort and Spa, Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa. (South Africa Hotels)
Conrad Pezula Resort and Spa, Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa. (South Africa Hotels)

The stunning Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa is located in Knysna, on the picturesque Garden Route of the Western Cape, South Africa.

Conrad Pezula. (LiveTheLife.TV)
Conrad Pezula. (LiveTheLife.TV)

It offers sweeping views of the famous Knysna Lagoon and beyond to the majestic Outeniqua Mountains.

#5. Diamonds Dreams of Africa

The swimming pool at or near Diamonds Dream of Africa. (Booking)
The swimming pool at or near Diamonds Dream of Africa. (Booking)

Diamonds Dreams of Africa located in Malindi, Kenya is the stuff dreams are made off.

“Just like Diamond the place is very beautiful, the staff were very friendly and professional, the food was good; the last but not the least the room was very spacious I mean from balcony to bathroom and neat too.” One among many glowing reviews on tripadvisor reads.

Resort Diamonds Dream of Africa, Malindi. (Booking)
Resort Diamonds Dream of Africa, Malindi. (Booking)

This mid-size, romantic resort styled in Indo-Arab style promises refinement and privacy in a lovely seafront location near the centre of Malindi.

Spacious rooms and suites, a dreamy free-form swimming pool, a Thalassotherapy spa and excellent Italian cuisine are all tucked away in manicured gardens, close to the sands of Malindi Beach.