South Africa has oodles of romantic getaways and honeymoon destinations. Add to this fact the country’s wonderful weather and its breathtaking scenery, and you have a range of honeymoon options second to none. From pearl-white beaches far from the crowds to well-hidden forest lodges and safari outposts deep in the wilds, South Africa has a huge variety to offer. In the cities, there are scores of sohisticated urban sanctuaries and world-class hotels to choose from. And for international honeymooners, South Africa’s top-of-the-range experiences can be enjoyed at way lower cost than at home.
Do what every visitor to South Africa loves to do and go on safari. Many of the private safari lodges are plush and romantic, with plenty of opportunities for seclusion, and they make great honeymoon options.
Book a stunning glass-fronted suite at Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand where wildlife is plentiful. A large chic suite will give you ample privacy, with its own private viewing deck looking out over a vast wilderness. On all sides the views go on and on – it’s idyllic. Your own splash pool on the deck is a private cool-down spot between game activities led by a ranger. Celebrating sunsets in the wilderness, romantic dinners, breakfasts at surprise feasting spots in the bush, and pampering spa treatments all add up to a wonderfully romantic safari.
There are scores of options – Chitwa Chitwa, Londolozi, Sabi Sabi to name but a few – please ask us for suggestions.
Seamless suntans,barefoot bliss, untrampled beaches and crisp, cool suites under thatch are part of a superbly romantic experience at Thonga Beach Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal. Here, on the remote shores of Mabibi Bay, you can kick off your shoes for dinner-just-for-two, down at the water’s edge. The lodge is tucked away in dune forest only metres from the beach – a long and gloriously unspoiled stretch of white shoreline. You’ll be far away from cities and highways, with fantastic outdoor activities to do together, such as snorkelling, diving with launches, kayaking and seasonal turtle tracking. Just outside your sublime reed-fringed suite is the vast ocean. Mail us.
Another top honeymoon destination is Prana Lodge on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape. Ask us about other options.
Sleep deeply in a sand forest on the edge of a lake, soak in a tub set in white beachsand under the stars, and spend blissful days walking in mysterious raffia forests, canoeing on mirrored lakes, and snorkelling at a secret paradise where the Kosi River meets the big sea. Kosi Forest Lodge is a honeymoon spot of note for nature-lovers, set in a wilderness that is part of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park. It’s the only private lodge in the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve, one of the world’s recognised jewels and ecotourist havens. Mail us.
Romantic Cape Town
Cape Town offers honeymooners a prime selection of world-class beaches, masses of scenic attractions, stunning restaurants, a vibrant nightlife and high-end shopping. Anchored on the mountainside away from the city and lording it over the Atlantic Ocean, the luxurious Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa is a dream-base for honeymooners. It offers splendid luxury, tip-top hospitality, a plush in-house movie-theatre and an exceptional Spa – all this with the ocean on one side and the mountain peaks of the awesome Twelve Apostles on the other. Trendy Camps Bay with its stunning lounging-beach, eateries and nightlife is just a short drive away. Mail us.
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