South Africa is perfect for honeymoons or romantic holidays, with its diversity of landscapes, friendliness and great food & wine. It's ideal if you want to chill out after the excitement of the wedding, celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary or escape from the distractions of everyday life.
There are South African hotels and lodges so gorgeous that you may never want to leave. A hotel may wow with its opulence. But in many cases it’s the beautiful setting that does the trick. Such places, especially if exclusive and remote, are rarely inexpensive. But if you want to prize open the piggy bank, we know some real treats…
But unlike some classic honeymoon destinations, it doesn’t have to be just lazing on a golden beach. Part of your time could be spent on safari. South Africa has a number of world class game lodges to choose from. Why not add on an exhilarating night spent at a treetop sleep-out in the African bush! Or perhaps a walking safari in the game-rich wilderness is more up your alley?
Or you can head to our mountains, verdant valleys and glorious coast for some soft adventure. Why not try hot air ballooning at dawn? Or swinging through the indigenous rainforest by zipline? South Africa offers a range of activities also including shark cage diving or abseiling off Table Mountain.
Your South Africa honeymoon is a personal and subjective matter so talk to us about ideas to capture your imagination … We can save you loads of time, effort and anxiety. Not to mention pennies!
Sample South Africa Honeymoon ideas
Below we give some sample honeymoon ideas. But these can all be tailored to suit you. Alternatively, you can give us a brief and we'll design your honeymoon from scratch, just as you want it.
We recommend either a touring holiday enjoying different parts of South Africa, with a focus on romantic hotels. Or a classic 'bush and beach' honeymoon, combining some nights on safari with time relaxing on a tropical beach. Perhaps throw in Cape Town for good measure?
In South Africa, the private game loges by the Kruger are easily combined with Benguerra or Bazaruto islands off the coast of Mozambique. There are direct flights from the Kruger to Vilanculos, so it's a quick and easy combo. Or you can enjoy a safari and beach honeymoon in KwaZulu and southern Mozambique...
If you want some more South Africa honeymoon ideas, read our blog post on Best Honeymoon Destinations in South Africa with some recommended hotels and game lodges to suit all sorts of couples...
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- It's got it all: Cape Town, amazing wildife, golden beaches and great restaurants & wine
- Perfect for some soft adventure: hiking, bouldering, zip-lining, kayaking, mountain-biking are just some of the options...
- Climate varies by region, so can offer great honeymoon weather at any time of the year.
- Affordable indulgence; the finer things in life are just that bit more attainable with the favourable exchange rates.
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