With the yearend break behind us, you can experience some popular holiday destinations in a very different way. So, this Valentine’s Day, block out some time in your diary and take a solo travel to Africa. Let’s take a breathtaking look at some of Africa’s top solo travel destinations.
Knysna, South Africa
This is nestled on the banks of dreamy Knysna Lagoon, and enclosed by the breathtaking Knysna Heads. To really enjoy the slowness of the town, we recommend you book yourself into accommodation close to the Knysna waterfront.
Getting around is easy. You can either book a car through the local rental agencies or you can rent a bicycle to really explore and take in the surroundings.
The town is beautifully scenic and you will not be starved of any Instagrammable moments. You can sunbathe at Leisure Island, have lunch at a local café, explore the private islands like West Head and then have a fresh seafood dinner.
Meaning ‘dead-end marsh’ in English, this serene destination in the Namib-Naukluft Park is where the dunes come together to prevent the Tsauchab River to flow any further. If you can stand the heat, this secluded part of Namibia is perfect for the solo traveller and it offers plenty of time to relax and reflect.
Someone once said, “how you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” And what better way to show some self-care than by taking time away to be with YOU?
You can also experience the desert’s beauty from all angles by quad biking in the dunes, taking a sunset safari, or taking a hot-air balloon flight.
Malawi is known to be among the friendliest countries in Africa. For some true R&R, you can visit Lake Malawi, Africa’s third-largest lake. The lake attracts approximately 650 bird species, making it the perfect bird-watching spot. If you’re the adventurous type, it’s also a great choice for water activities like kayaking, diving and snorkelling.
The vibrant Moroccan city is fast becoming a popular attraction for solo travellers. There is so much to do, experience and see. You can explore the intricacy of the riads while perched in the medina or get lost wandering around the rich and vibrant souks. For a slower-paced experience, Morocco boasts majestic and picturesque mountains that are perfect for a scenic hike or picnic.