Honeymoons

For the hottest Indian Ocean hideaways and sexiest safari honeymoons.

Overview

Whether you’re heading on safari, to tropical beaches or to the buzz of Cape Town, here’s the low-down on the most romantic Africa honeymoon options in Southern and East Africa and the Indian Ocean islands.

Unless you are happy to be one of several honeymoon couples, this may not necessarily mean the places that shout the loudest about honeymoon rates. We’ve checked out places offering character, romance and high standards of service ranging from safari to beach, rainforest to red desert dunes, including exotic private islands in the Seychelles and Mozambique, wine estates in South Africa, palatial tree houses and luxury tented safari camps.

Not on honeymoon?

In search of a hedonistic retreat in the wilderness or a chic beach resort? Then discover places so gorgeous you won’t want to leave your room – expansive four-poster beds, baths big enough for two, indulgent spa treatments and candlelit dining under the stars of the African night sky.

Honeymoons in Africa - Namibia

Running out of Time?

If you are in the wedding and honeymoon planning stage, then you may have a dilemma. Wedding costs may be spiralling out of control but you want everything to be perfect and that includes the honeymoon. There are so many other things to attend to that it’s easy to put off the decision about where to go.

Suddenly there are only a few months to go and nothing’s sorted. If this sounds familiar, contact us...

Honeymoons in Africa - Star beds

Safari and Beach Honeymoons in Africa

For many couples, a honeymoon isn’t a proper honeymoon unless we have bleached our hair with salt and sun and covered at least one paperback with sand. Combine enticing tropical islands and golden beaches with Africa’s pristine wilderness for the ultimate Africa beach and safari honeymoon. Ideal combinations are South Africa with Mozambique or Mauritius, Zanzibar or the Seychelles with the game reserves of Tanzania or Kenya. However there are some less known combinations such as Zambia with Malawi or Madagascar.

If you know which country you want to head to, click on the safari honeymoon destination below.

Alternatively read our page about the Best Honeymoon Destinations in Africa by season for some ideas

Honeymoons in Africa - Baines Camp, Botswana

Island Honeymoons

All of the islands we feature have a few really special resorts which speak ‘romance’ to even the most world-weary. Your temporary home might be on stilts over the limpid waters of a lagoon or built up in the trees. Such places are rarely inexpensive. But if you want to cash in your bonus cheque, these are the ones to look for.

Honeymoons in Africa - Seychelles

What we need YOU to do!

But we need your thoughtful input to plan the perfect honeymoon in Africa. Carefully weigh the options of various honeymoon locations. Balance what is important to you with what you have to spend. Would you rather spend less on flights and transfers, so you can spend more on a fancier hotel? Would self-drive work for you or kill the romance?

Use these African honeymoon pages as a guide to what is on offer, check out our sample honeymoon trip ideas below, then contact us for a tailormade quote...

Honeymoons in Africa - Pumulani Lodge

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Romantic East Africa Safari Lodges
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Highlights

  • We’ve checked out places offering character, romance and great hospitality ranging from safari to beach, rainforest to desert dunes.
  • Use these African honeymoon pages as a guide to what is on offer, check out our sample honeymoon trip ideas below, then contact us for a tailormade quote...

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