Honeymoon Destinations in Africa by Season

Let's make sure your honeymoon is matched to the right destination - depending on when you're getting married.

Overview

There are so wonderful honeymoon options in Africa at any time of the year. But the trick is to match your honeymoon to the perfect place for when you're getting married. So here are our Top Tips for the best matches.

Honeymoon Destinations in Africa - March to May

Head south for your honeymoon to avoid the ‘long rains’ in East Africa in April and May. The Indian Ocean islands of Mozambique, Mauritius and the Seychelles and the northern coast of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa are top choices for warm ocean swimming.

It's also a good time for safari in Southern Africa as their summer rains have stopped, but prices have not yet reached their peak.

Suggested honeymoon ideas

Cape Town, Kruger & Mozambique beach honeymoon
South Africa Safari & Beach
Scenic Safari & Beach Self-drive

Honeymoon Destinations in Africa

Best Honeymoon Destinations in Africa - June to early August

At this time of year, temperatures on the coast of Tanzania and Kenya and the Indian Ocean Islands are very pleasant. So it’s a great time for a safari honeymoon in Botswana, Zimbabwe or Zambia. But you'll get cold safari nights in South Africa so it's time to enjoy the Amarula (a liqueur made from the Marula fruit, of which elephant are also fond) around an open fire.

East Africa also comes into its own at this time of year.

This is the time to:

Suggested honeymoon trips

Romantic Zambia & Malawi
Valley & Lake
Malawi Bush & Beach Honeymoon
South Africa & Victoria Falls Adventure

Honeymoon Destinations in Africa - Kenya

Best Honeymoon Destinations in Africa - Aug to Oct

For a safari honeymoon, this is one of the best times for game-viewing throughout Africa with good weather on the Indian Ocean islands as well. Temperatures are warming up everywhere. Swimming off the coast of South Africa is attractive again. Witness the Migration in the Masai Mara. Or combine Cape Town with the peak flood in the Okavango Delta.

Suggested honeymoon trips

Cape Town, Botswana and Victoria Falls honeymoon
Cape Town, Kruger & Mozambique

Private honeymoon dinner by River Zambezi

Best Honeymoon Destinations in Africa - Nov to Feb

This is mid-summer, and it is hot and sunny. Ideal African honeymoon combinations include Cape Town with a safari in the Kruge. Or look at green season Botswana & Victoria Falls to take advantage of the best weather in the Cape, and enjoy great seasonal offers on safari.

All of the Southern and East African beaches and the Indian Ocean Islands are hottest and sunniest at this time. But book early, especially if travelling between mid December and mid January. In the Cape (South Africa) there is little chance of rain. So this is a great time to check out Cape Town, the Winelands and the Cederberg. But there’s a greater probability of rainstorms in Mozambique and Mauritius, peaking in February.

Suggested honeymoon trips

Romantic South Africa self drive
Faces of the Cape self drive
South Africa Safari & Beach
Cape & Kruger  Private Explorer

Honeymoon Destinations in Africa - Londolozi

Highlights

  • MARCH TO MAY - The Indian Ocean islands of Mozambique, Mauritius and the Seychelles and the northern coast of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa
  • JUNE TO MID-AUGUST - So it’s a great time for a safari honeymoon in Botswana, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
  • AUGUST TO OCTOBER - This is one of the best times for game-viewing throughout Africa with good weather on the Indian Ocean islands as well.
  • NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY - Ideal African honeymoon combinations include Cape Town with a safari.

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