Adventure Honeymoon ideas that’ll get your heart racing

Posted on September 13, 2016 by - Honeymoon, Lists and Top Tens

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 honeymoon - adventure honeymoon by mountain biking

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Affordable yet romantic safari lodges in South Africa

Posted on February 25, 2016 by - 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 …

 

Simbavati-Hilltop-Lodge-pool

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Best Honeymoon Destinations in South Africa

Posted on June 26, 2015 by - Honeymoon

To some degree “best honeymoon destinations” in South Africa is a misnomer. Why should people want to go to a different sort of hotel or destination, just because they are on honeymoon? If lazing on a golden beach for more than an hour leaves you pacing up and down the sand and seeking some relief from the boredom, then a straight beach honeymoon is not going to cut it for you.

Unlike many other African or Indian Ocean destinations, there are many different types of honeymoons to enjoy in South Africa, and that’s what this post is all about…

South Africa Honeymoon Safaris – Sand & Safari

As we’ve mentioned in our honeymoon pages, South Africa does lend itself to bush and beach honeymoons. Pristine beaches can be combined with some truly romantic and top-class game reserves such as Phinda Rock Lodge or Thanda Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu Natal.

South Africa Safari & Beach
Scenic Safari & Beach Self Drive
Isibindi Fly-in Safari

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