Romantic honeymoon from Cape Town to Mozambique

This is a fabulous sample honeymoon or romantic trip combining three key elements for a Southern African holiday. Cape Town, a Big Five safari and ending with a sublime tropical beach destination.

The special offer is a significant saving on normal prices as it involves a complimentary night (selected months only) and the Zulus & Pearls special safari and beach offer.

The trip begins with 4 nights in Cape Town. We have included return airport transfers but not any touring. As some people will want to hire a rental car for complete flexibility. Others will want to enjoy some private touring. And yet others may want to do some soft adventure activities or fun scheduled tours. We discuss all the options with our clients.

After Cape Town, you fly to Durban where you are met and transferred to your luxurious private safari lodge in Thanda Game Reserve, a Big Five safari destination. Then you head north, over the Mozambique border, to the stylish five star White Pearl Resort for 5 nights. Here you can enjoy snorkeling from the beach or boat, swimming with dolphins (if you’re lucky), scuba diving or simply relaxing on the beach or by the funky pool bar.

The trip ends with a scenic charter flight up the Mozambique coast to Maputo in time for your flight to Johannesburg. Time permitting you may want to add on a night in Maputo to explore this historic city.

Cape Town, Zulus & Pearls at a glance:

4 nights Cape Town, Vineyard Hotel & Spa – BB
3 nights Thanda Safari Lodge, KwaZulu Natal – Fully Inclusive of all safari activities & local drinks
4 nights White Pearl Resorts, Southern Mozambique – Fully Inclusive of all meals, local drinks, horse-riding, beach picnic and non-motorised activities.

See Day by Day
Day 1

Arrive in Cape Town. Transfer to Vineyard Hotel for 4 nights, BB

Cape Town is one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world. Cradled by Table Mountain, it has immense charm and historical interest whilst its unique cultural blend; part African, part European and part Asian, makes for a cosmopolitan dining experience. Take the cable car or walk up Table Mountain, visit the colourful Malay quarter or meander through the wonderful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Browse through the vibrant Greenmarket Square, take a boat trip to Robben Island or simply relax on the beach.

Cape Town, Zulus & Pearls

refreshing in summer

The Vineyard Hotel  is the oldest hotel in Cape Town and offers a delightful alternative to central city accommodation. This vibrant hotel lies in 6 acres of gardens complete with river frontage in Newlands, 15 mins from the city centre.


Accommodation: Vineyard Hotel
Located in: Cape Town - Constantia - South Africa

Days 2 to 4

Days at leisure to explore Cape Town

Currently your days are at leisure. We have not included any touring as some people will want to hire a rental car for complete flexibility, others will want to enjoy some private touring and yet others may want to do some soft adventure activities or fun scheduled tours. We can discuss all the options with you.

A visit to the top of Table Mountain is a must – perhaps allow enough time to do a short hike on the mountain to enjoy the tranquility & fynbos mountain vegetation. If you like shopping and experiencing the local scene, there are some vibrant street markets at Greenmarket Square and St Georges Mall with lots of alfresco cafes nearby.

South Africa bush & Beach

We can arrange some great tours for you – take the boat cruise to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated, a walking or cycling tour of the city, visit the Cape Winelands with wine-tasting at boutique wine estates, or enjoy a trip to the Cape Peninsula, perhaps with some optional cycling if you like to keep active.

Day 5

Fly to Durban for 3 nights on safari, Thanda Safari Lodge, Fully Inclusive

Today you are collected by your guide for a private transfer to Cape Town Airport in time for your scheduled flight from Cape Town to Durban. Note the flight is not included in the tour price at this stage.

On arrival at Durban airport, you are met and transferred to Thanda Game Reserve. (2½ hours).

Thanda Private Game Reserve lies in the northern KwaZulu Natal area of South Africa on 14,000ha of Big Five bushveld and comprises Thanda Main Lodge, Thanda Tented Camp and a superb Wellness centre.

Thanda Safari Lodge

Thanda Safari Lodge is the epitome of opulence and romance – probably the most luxurious and romantic game lodge in KwaZulu Natal. Modern African arts and crafts have been incorporated into the décor in an imaginative and trend-setting way.

Accommodation: Thanda Safari Lodge
Located in: KwaZulu Natal - KwaZulu Natal Game Lodges - South Africa

Day 8

Transfer to Southern Mozambique for 4 nights, White Pearl Resort, Fully Inclusive

Today you have a private road transfer from Thanda Game Reserve to the Kosi Border Post where you proceed through the border formalities. You continue by luxury 4×4 to White Pearl Resort.

Cedarberg: White Pearl Resorts - Ponta Mamoli - 9

White Pearl Resort at Ponta Mamoli on the south east coast of Mozambique is one of Africa’s best kept secrets. With its ocean frontage of more than 2km, pristine beach and surrounded by untouched tracts of bush, White Pearl Resort is a place unlike any other in Mozambique.

At the main lodge, a sparkling infinity pool invites you to cool off and enjoy the spectacular views while enjoying some cocktails. Here you can dine on quintessentially Mozambican dishes influenced by the country’s rich Portuguese history. The menu is inspired by the Mozambique seasons.

Accommodation: White Pearl Resorts
Located in: Mozambique - Southern Mozambique

Days 9 to 11

Day at leisure

At White Pearl, you can be as active or relaxed as you wish. Anglers, divers and kayakers are in for a treat as the Ponta Mamoli bay is known for its rich marine life, spectacular coral reefs and warm, clear waters. A range of dive courses is on offer including Open Water Padi courses as well as a shorter Discover Scuba course. Snorkeling and Dolphin-viewing boat trips are also available throughout the year.

On land, horse riding, turtle watching in season (from November to February), and relaxing massages in the privacy of your own suite are just some of the leisurely activities you can enjoy at this unique beach side paradise.

Day 12

Road transfer and charter flight from White Pearl to Maputo

Today you have a road transfer from White Pearl Resort to Ponto D’Ouro (45 minutes) for your charter flight to Maputo Airport. This scenic flight will take approximate 30 minutes.

You will need to purchase a flight to Johannesburg – we will quote separately for this, or you can add on a night to explore the historic city of Maputo…

Note: The helicopter has a maxim luggage restriction of 12kg so you would need to travel light.

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All meals as in the text, transfers and activities on safari as well as park fees
Meals and drinks not mentioned, items of a personal nature, visas
Best time to go:
Possible year round but best to avoid the tropical storm season from mid January to mid March
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