5 romantic African resorts perfect for you and a plus one

Why not shake things up and stoke the flames of love at one of Africa's finest romantic resorts?

There's nothing quite as disheartening as the three-year (-month, -week or -day) slump of a relationship. When the honeymoon phase has fizzled and the embers of your love is glowing on a touch-and-go basis, you know it's time for a change of scenery.

Or maybe you're just a pair of passionate people looking for your next exciting romantic escape?

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Well, if you're looking to spice things up or just chase your next romantic vacay and have some cash to burn, you might want to check out the World Travel Awards' top five African romantic resort getaways:

Pezula Hotel - South Africa (winner)

Nestled in the quaint and forest-edged embrace of Knysna, this hotel has won the hearts of many as well as the number one spot in the World Travel Awards' 'Africa's Most Romantic Resort' category.

The resort's setting oozes romance as it sits in a lush paradise of ancient indigenous forests, mountains, lakes, and pristine beaches on the prestigious Pezula Private Estate. 

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Be wary, though, you might just fall more in love with the resort than your plus one - which boasts breathtaking scenic views and surroundings, luxurious suites, on-site activities as well as decadent locally-sourced dining. 

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Runner-up nominees:

While the following resorts did not snag first place, they were also nominated for the coveted title, and duly so. You might want to consider these romantic options for your AfriTravel bucket list:

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort - Mozambique

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Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort - Mozambique

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Diamonds Dream of Africa - Kenya

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Meliá Zanzibar - Tanzania

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