Whether you’re planning a special Valentine’s Day getaway or just want to enjoy a romantic escape, Harare is the perfect destination. Experience its vibrant culture, stunning landscapes and romantic attractions ‒ all while taking in the breathtaking view of the city.
Have a romantic dinner at an exquisite restaurant, take a leisurely stroll through beautiful gardens, or take a romantic boat ride on the lake. Don’t forget to explore the city’s vibrant markets and shops for unique and memorable gifts for your loved ones. Make your next Valentine’s Day extra special, and come see why Harare is one of the most romantic destinations on Earth!
In this helpful travel guide, Willow Lodge, Harare’s premier romantic destination, uncovers Harare’s top five romantic destinations.
Stone Ruins Of Zimbabwe
Explore the ancient ruins and admire the iconic architecture with your significant other. The Stone Ruins of Zimbabwe are a romantic and awe-inspiring sight. The ruins, which date back to the 11th century, are a testament to the strength and ingenuity of the Shona people who built them. The ruins are situated in a picturesque setting of tall grass and rolling hills, making them an especially romantic place to visit. While exploring the ruins, visitors can indulge in the fascinating history of the Zimbabwean civilization.
Top Tip: To make the experience even more romantic, we suggest visitors bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful views in style.
National Botanic Gardens
The National Botanic Garden in Harare, Zimbabwe, is located in the heart of the city and boasts over 7 square kilometres of stunning flora and fauna. This botanic garden is a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the urban life. From winding pathways through blooming trees and shrubs to a picturesque lake and a variety of birdlife, you can spend hours exploring the park and its natural beauty with your beloved.
Top Tip: For a truly fascinating learning experience, visit the National Herbarium, which holds more than 3000 type specimens, at least 214 endemic or near-endemic plant species, and at least 500 000 dried plant specimens, with the initial collection dating back to 1902.
If you are looking for a unique and romantic way to spend the day with your special someone, why not visit Lake Chivero ‒ Zimbabwe’s largest man-made lake? You can enjoy a picnic on the grassy banks, take a romantic stroll around the lake, or simply bask in the beauty of the scenery. Whether you plan a full day of fun activities or just a quiet moment together, Lake Chivero is sure to add some spark to your Valentine’s Day or any romantic getaway.
Top Tip: A sunset picnic on the banks of Lake Chivero is one of the most memorable experiences Harare has to offer.
Green Screen Drive-in Cinema
If you’re looking for a romantic evening out in Harare, consider visiting Green Screen Drive-in Cinema! This blast from the past, drive-in style experience offers a special chance to spend quality time with your special someone. Enjoy a screening of your favourite classic under the stars on the big screen in the comfort of your own vehicle. There’s nothing quite like it!
Top Tip: Visit the Green Screen Drive-In Cinema website for screening times, or visit our concierge to arrange the experience on your behalf.
Willow Lodge Fine Dining Experience
Your romantic dining experience will be one that you’ll never forget at Willow Lodge. Our restaurant offers some of the finest cuisines in the city of Harare. Take a culinary adventure that you won’t soon forget and enjoy a variety of flavours crafted with love and passion. Our commitment to excellence ensures that your dining experience is second to none.
Top Tip: Speak to our concierge for recommendations on romantic restaurants in the area. Let us help you craft the dinner experience of your dreams.
Welcome To Willow Lodge: One Of The Most Romantic Places To Visit In Harare
Escape the everyday and treat your special someone to a romantic getaway at Willow Lodge, one of the most romantic places to visit in Harare! Enjoy the luxurious amenities and stunning views of the city from the comfort of your own private suite.
Relax in the heated outdoor swimming pool or take a romantic stroll through the picturesque gardens. Take advantage of the delicious local cuisine available at the on-site restaurant or enjoy a private candlelit dinner in your suite.
Make your next romantic getaway one to remember, and book your romantic getaway with Willow Lodge today.