A South Africa honeymoon would typically combine safari with Cape Town and a trip into the winelands.
With South Africa’s excellent transport links and accessibility, honeymoons can either start or end in Cape Town. Unquestionably one of the most exciting cities in Africa, the iconic and vibrant Cape Town finds itself on many 'Top 5' lists. In addition to Table Mountain and Robben Island, there’s a constantly revolving selection of up-to-the-minute bars and restaurants. A little further afield, the wider Cape Peninsula well merits a day's exploration, including Cape Point and the penguins of Boulder’s Beach.
The spectacular winelands, with cosy B&Bs, to achingly hip boutique hideaways and grand flamboyant chateauxs are absolutely perfect for a some rest and recuperation either at the beginning or end of your South African honeymoon. Just soak up the beautiful landscape and scenery and sample the outstanding food and wine which are specialties of this region.
Our favourite safari destination is the Greater Kruger. Located on the Western edge of the Kruger National Park, these unfenced private game reserves are host to brilliant game viewing and some of the most luxurious lodges in Africa.
One of our favourite South African honeymoon itineraries starts off in the Sabi Sands (Kruger ) for a 3-4 day safari full of game drives and wildlife viewing, flying down to Cape Town for a winelands 2-3 day tour in Stellenbosch or Franschhoek, and ending up in Cape Town for 4 days to explore places like Boulder's Beach, Camps Bay, the V&A waterfront and Robben Island before relaxing in the many fantastic restaurants and bars. South Africa's infrastructure and internal flight network are of such a good standard that it is easy to put together itineraries comprising any combination of these elements, in any order (though some work better than others).