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January 23, 2018

Are you looking for a romantic getaway destination that is something a little out of the ordinary? Somewhere exotic, where you can drink in thousands of years of history, visit iconic landmarks and indulge in everything from magnificent cuisine to fascinating cultural experiences? 

Look no further than the mesmerising country of Egypt. This spellbinding destination is a great option for South African adventurers who want to explore the continent and learn more about its compelling history. 

With sand-covered tombs, austere pyramids and towering Pharaonic temples, Egypt brings out the explorer in all of us. Visit the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, where Tutankhamun’s tomb was unearthed, and see the glittering finds in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. 

Hop off a Nile boat to visit Dendara, Edfu or one of the other waterside temples, cross Lake Nasser to see Ramses II’s masterpiece at Abu Simbel, or trek into the desert to find the traces of Roman trading outposts. 
There is also plenty of natural splendour to enjoy. The coast along the Red Sea has a rugged desert beauty above the waterline and a psychedelic vibrancy below – rewarding to explore on a multiday outing to one of the globe’s great dives or on an afternoon’s snorkelling jaunt along a coral wall. 

The beauty of Egypt's deserts is also legendary. Whether you’re watching the sun rise between the beautiful shapes of the White Desert or the shimmering horizon from the comfort of a hot spring in Siwa Oasis, Egypt’s landscapes are always a feast for the eye. 

There are many different accommodation options available to South Africans travelling to Egypt, but if you want to stay in luxury and enjoy the comforts of a resort, we highly recommend the Sheraton Soma Bay Resort or Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort & Spa

Situated in scenic splendour on the coastline of the renowned Red Sea, Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort & Spa in Hurghada, Egypt, is a haven of tranquillity where guests can look forward to a truly extraordinary travel and accommodation experience. 

Aside from the impressive championship golf course that overlooks the Soma Bay peninsula, the Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort and Spa also boasts private beach access and a gorgeous pool where guests can soak up the sun. 

Located along the serene Soma Bay Peninsula on the eastern shores of the world-famous Red Sea, the Sheraton Soma Bay enjoys a spectacular location that accentuates its singular, dramatic architecture, which was inspired by the Karnak Temple in Luxor. However, that’s where the similarities with this ancient structure end. 

Once you walk through the doors of the Sheraton, you are in the lap of luxury, with every whim catered for and every need satisfied. Think large, spacious rooms and suites in a variety of configurations to suit every lifestyle requirement. 

These are just two of the many wonderful places to stay in Egypt – there are many more to choose from, and lots of activities to enjoy during your travels. Keep an eye on the blog in coming weeks and months as we share more exotic travel ideas to inspire your next far-flung couple’s adventure. 


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