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 wonderful honeymoon options in Africa at any time of the year. But the trick is to match your honeymoon to the right place depending on when you're getting married. Here are our top tips below 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.

Suggested honeymoon ideas

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

Honeymoon Destinations in Africa

Honeymoons 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.

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

Africa Honeymoons - August to October

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

Honeymoon Destinations in Africa

Honeymoons in Africa - November to February

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.

Amazing holiday in SA

"Thank you for the most amazing holiday in South Africa. The three lodges were all selected with great care and each had a different atmosphere. All transfers worked entirely smoothly and we were even met on arrival at Johannesburg airport to be escorted the few yards to the airport hotel! Cedarberg really came into their own when BA messed up the outgoing flight (twice) and Ginny spent her entire Bank Holiday weekend sorting it out for us." Mr Mike Ricks, UK

Impeccable

"Just a quick note to let you know we have arrived home safely and Sari and myself had a wonderful time in South Africa and your planning was impeccable. Overall you have done a wonderful job . It is highly appreciated and we are sorry we did not get a chance to meet you in Cape Town." Mrs Sara & Mr Andre, USA

Exceeded all expectations

"Cedarberg was professional, responsive, and personable. All flights, all transfers, all accommodation, all activities, and the safari itself went exactly to plan. The experience, end-to-end, exceeded all expectations." Mr Michael Barnard
 
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Extremely helpful

"Peter was extremely helpful. He answered any questions and concerns I had really quickly. Cedarberg website is great with lots of tips. I thought the booking information and itinerary were outstanding and all the pre holiday information made us feel really looked after." Mrs Lottie Murphy, UK

Cannot recommend enough

"I cannot recommend Cedarberg Africa enough, and more specifically, Mari Jacobs. I knew nothing about Africa and I thought it would be a wonderful place to go for our 2-week honeymoon. A co-worker had done a similar trip and passed along Mari’s name to me. She really is excellent at what she does and, most importantly at the time, she makes everything as stress-free as possible." Mrs Denise Rehrig, USA

Incredibly well organised

"Everything was incredibly well organised and left nothing wanting. We did not see all of the animals that we had hoped for but the experience we had was so much more than that. Hopefully we will return to Africa one day – maybe Namibia / Botswana next time. Thank you so much for organising everything for us it is very much appreciated." Mr James Coleman