Honeymoon Destinations: South Africa

With spectacular national parks, private game resorts rich in wildlife, romantic vineyards and pristine beaches, South Africa is a truly amazing honeymoon spot.

Image from Massinga Beach

From luxury resorts to low-budget accommodation, we are sure every couple can find a suitable option to suit their needs, and whichever region you choose, rest assured that you will enjoy stunning landscapes, delicious food and quality locally made wine.

When To Go?

When To Go?

The weather in South Africa is warm and pleasant year round, so any season is good for your honeymoon trip. The best time to visit one of the beach resorts is during the summer months, which are from December to February. If you prefer a safari honeymoon and stay at one of the luxury private game reserves, it is best to go during winter, from June to August when the chance of a rainfall is minimal. With nature in full bloom, spring is a great time to visit the Garden Route region and the Cape Winelands.

Where To Stay?

Where To Stay?

South Africa is a perfect honeymoon destination for adventurous couples who want to explore nature and wildlife, but it is also a great choice for those looking for one or two weeks of perfect solitude and pampering in a luxury hotel or resort after the exhausting period of wedding planning.

The Winelands of the Western Cape boasts magnificent wine estates where you can indulge yourselves in excellent food and quality South African wines. From wine tasting, to romantic picnics under oak trees, or delicious lunches on verandahs overlooking the vineyards, you will definitely have a superb gourmet experience and enjoy tranquil natural surroundings and fresh air.

If you want a honeymoon on the beach, you can stay at one of the deluxe hotels in the colourful cosmopolitan city of Cape Town where you will be spoiled with amazing food and attentive service. Relax at the rocky beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay and discover the flavours of different cuisines from around the world at Cape Town’s trendy restaurants, much loved by celebrities around the globe. You can also explore the Natal region or famous Garden Route and find some idyllic remote beaches to enjoy some quality time together. 

A safari honeymoon is definitely one of the most popular choices for newlywed couples around the world. Kruger National Park is the biggest reserve in South Africa with 20,000 sq and a large number of wildlife species, so booking a luxury lodge in one of the adjacent resorts is the best option. You can find beautifully appointed lodges where you will have perfect privacy, sweeping views of the game reserve and impeccable service that will spoil you with delicious food and wine. There are also many private reserves across the country to choose from. From game driving during the day to a romantic candlelight dinner under the stars in the evening, you will definitely have a honeymoon to remember for a lifetime.

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