South Africa Honeymoon

South Africa has honeymoon itineraries to suit all kinds of honeymooners - from city lovers, to wine buffs or adventure seekers. South Africa boasts some of the most sophisticated accommodation and best food and wine on the continent, as well as many romantic hideaways perfect for a honeymoon.
South Africa does not disappoint on the safari front either; its several national parks and private game reserves have excellent concentrations of game and plenty of big five. Some of the most luxurious safari lodges are to be found here...

Why a South Africa Honeymoon?

  • A year-round climate. For those living in Britain, this is pretty key…
  • The infrastructure in South Africa is advanced, making it an easy place to get around. It’s a good introduction to Africa if one, or both of you, have never visited. It also means that you have a greater choice of travelling style and budget (self-drive is a viable option in South Africa, although we tend not to recommend it for honeymooners – who needs the hassle!)
  • The safari experiences on offer are well-run, easy to access and some are even malaria free. There is an enormous choice when it comes to accommodation ranging from the basic Kruger National Park huts to the ultimate luxury rooms in the Sabi Sands
  • Get lost for days in the historic Cape Dutch wine estates, and sample some of the best wines in the world
  • Our honeymooning guests love village-hopping from one quaint seaside village to another, ending up in the vibrant and sophisticated Cape Town
  • Most importantly, South Africa is the only destination in possibly the world to combine 3 honeymoons in one - an incredible safari, fabulous city break and relaxing beach time... 

  • What are the most romantic lodges in South Africa? 

    We highly recommend Singita and their Sabi lodges, Boulders and Ebony, for honeymooners; you can almost guarantee that you’ll be surprised by the staff’s little touches and the private meals or activities designed just for you

    Londolozi gets a massive thumbs up for a South African honeymoon because there are no kids in sight and honeymooners can watch the wildlife from their private pool in complete isolation.. 

    Chitwa Chitwa has a lovely little spa, along with private plunge pools, and ticks the eco-sensitivity box too.

    Ellerman House – this is one of the finest boutique hotels in Cape Town where the name of the game is privacy and discretion. Use it as a base to explore the city – or never leave your bedroom.

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    Itinerary Suggestions

    Many honeymoons 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 numerous charming little fishing villages and bays for newlyweds to explore.
    The spectacular winelands, with cosy B&Bs to achingly hip boutique hideaways and grand flamboyant chateaux 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 specialities of this region.

    One of our favourite South African honeymoon itineraries starts off in the Sabi Sand (Kruger Park) for a 3-4 day safari full of game drives and wildlife viewing, flying down to Cape Town for a winelands 3-4 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). 
    South Africa is the best country in Africa for a city / safari / beach combination, if you want to cover the whole spectrum while on honeymoon.
    And for those whose African honeymoon would not be complete without a bit of beach, South Africa can also combine well with either Mozambique or Mauritius.

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    How much does a South Africa honeymoon cost?

      South Africa has one of the most wide ranging price boundaries for a safari. With lodge prices from $300 pppn ranging all the way up to $2,000 pppn, it caters for a variety of different budgets and styles. Talk to us for special honeymoon offers in certain lodges! 

    When is the best time to take a honeymoon in South Africa?

    For safari, as with other Southern Africa countries, the best time to visit is their winter - from June to October, where the game will be at its best. However, the unique beauty of South Africa when compared with other countries, is that it is a real year-round destination, so whenever your wedding and honeymoon, it will be waiting for you with open arms. 

    Top 5 South Africa honeymoon tips

    1. Get a private vehicle! This will make the difference between a really special, intimate and romantic safari and just a normal safari. On a honeymoon, we are sure you just want yourselves, the animals and the African sunshine. 
    2. Request a room with a private plunge pool - South Africa is especially good for these luxuries on safari where other countries are not, do make the most of it!! 
    3. If you are dropping by Cape Town (which we would really recommend!) then also take a trip to the winelands of the Western Cape - what is more romantic than sipping on the finest South African wines with views of rolling hills all around? 
    4. If you are an adventurous duo, rent a car and really explore the country! 
    5. Travel in October and try to spot some whales! 

    South Africa Honeymoons Vs Botswana Honeymoons

    Both South Africa and Botswana are outstanding honeymoon destinations for their different reasons. However, South Africa definitely has the upper hand on value for money! Botswana is very expensive - for good reason - but this does not take away from the fact that honeymooners have to dig incredibly deep into their pockets, and after a pricey wedding this can be a big ask. Generally, where quality of accommodation is concerned, you can get much better options for half the price in South Africa when compared to Botswana. Also, South Africa really does have so much going on outside safari! 

    How to combine South Africa with the beach?

    Out of all the Southern Africa safari itineraries, South Africa is probably the easiest to combine with the beach, which we think is a crucial addition for honeymooners. You can either hop over to Thonga or Rocktail. You can also hop along the Garden Route, or to the coast of Mozambique for your relaxation in the sunshine, or go further afield to Mauritius or Madagascar. Alternatively, take a flight north to the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar

    South Africa Honeymoon further details:

    Between us here in our office we have visited almost every lodge, camp or hotel in South Africa that is worth talking about so the best way to book a South Africa Honeymoon is to get in touch and have a chat with us. Email us on [email protected] or call through on 1866 356 4691 or the UK on 020 8704 1216. 




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