We have a few fast-track secrets that might mean that you can get the in-laws off your case and back to worrying about the speeches.
A wedding in Africa can be any number of magical, romantic places: on the edge of Victoria Falls, deep in the African bush, on a tropical beach in Mauritius, or surrounded by Cape vineyards… it is always a romantic and intimate experience.
We’ve arranged many weddings all over Southern Africa. All of our weddings have been tailor-made, not a mass-market package. And such ceremonies cost far less than a wedding at home, allowing you more to spend on a memorable honeymoon. Arrangements are generally informal and relaxed, whether the ceremony is civil or religious and the party is just the two of you, or with family and friends.
Everyone’s idea of the ‘perfect’ honeymoon is different. Some couples would love nothing more than to be pampered and laze around a pool all day, sipping on ice cold beverages and over-indulging in delicious food. Others prefer a more action-packed adventure honeymoon that gets their hearts racing.
Here we suggest activities that will add some action and adrenalin to your honeymoon…
South Africa has a fantastic array of romantic safari lodges. Luckily they don’t all require you to hold a car boot sale to afford to stay there! Yes, a safari is never going to be the inexpensive part of your overall trip. A safari lodge is inclusive of all meals and all game activities. A large part of the price directly goes towards wildlife conservation. So your nights on safari will be relatively pricey compared to the other nights away.
But – especially with the weakened rand – there are plenty of great options where you can treat your loved one to a relaxing safari getaway.
(Just to put it into perspective, the most expensive safari lodge in South Africa costs an eye-watering R22,500 per person per night. The lodges mentioned below start at R1 900 per person with the norm being around R3-4,000 per person. This equates to starting prices of $120 per person per night with many of them under $250 per person per night.)
Overseas travellers will no doubt be smiling when booking a safari in South Africa (especially with the weakened Rand!). Not all hope is lost for South Africans as a lot of safari lodges offer Local Resident rates in the winter season (which is also the best time for safari). Plus if you are actually on honeymoon, some of them offer a Honeymoon special whereby the bride only pays 50%.
Here we suggest some of the more affordable romantic lodges in South Africa …