Honeymoon destinations

Stop beside a still pond abloom with water lilies and the sense of serenity and contentment is almost instant. This was our first glorious impression on arrival at Lily Pond Country Lodge, and it endured beyond our stay there. Occupying a little paradise of its own at Nature’s Valley on the Garden Route (The Crags … Continue reading “A Moment or Two of Grace on the Garden Route: Commune with the Lilies at Lily Pond Country Lodge”

If you’re a honeymooner, an incurable romantic, or someone who revels in a little glorious seclusion, we have three great getaways for you in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. All are private, remote and romantic – splendid spoils for anyone intending to avoid the crowds and the crush.

Bath tubs, and all the treats that go with them, can be such a spoil on a South African getaway. After a day of holiday fun – be it safari activities, sightseeing, hiking, lolling on the beach or exploring South Africa’s great retail attractions, your hotel room or lodge suite is the place you retreat to, to … Continue reading “When Bath Bubbles also Imply Champers: Bath Tubs to Die for at South African Getaways”

There’s nothing sweeter than a romantic weekend getaway at a silvery lake’s edge in the verdant Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal. Park off at one of Hartford House’s exquisite Lakeside Suites and you’ll no doubt agree that this is a sweet skipaway in the countryside. (There are, by the way, other suites to choose from too – … Continue reading “Suites for my Sweet: Suite Temptations at Hartford House in KwaZulu-Natal”

When it comes to top honeymoon destinations, South Africa is a land of plenty.  If you live abroad and Africa beckons to you, an exclusive safari may be your first choice for a honeymoon. South Africa has an impressive selection of safari honeymoon options, so why not combine a big five safari with stunning wilderness accommodation … Continue reading “Five Superfine South African Safari Destinations for a Honeymoon”

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 … Continue reading “Honeymoon in Super-Style, in South Africa”

Ultra-divine and right off the well-worn track, Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the remote and beautiful shoreline of the Maputuland coast. It’s a luxury lodge resting discreetly in dune forest just above one of the most untouched wilderness beaches remaining on the African continent. Mabibi Bay is a magical place of coastal forests, lakes … Continue reading “Seamless Suntans, Luxury Living, Turtles and Tons More on an Unpeopled Shoreline in KwaZulu-Natal”

There’s masses of luxury on offer in South Africa’s hospitality world, so much so that the benchmarks for luxury are continually being raised.  At one time, having a spa on site defined a lodge as extraordinary; nowadays – within a certain range, it’s commonplace, and perhaps for some, a minimum expectation.  Expectations, actually, are key, and … Continue reading “What, Really, is Luxury? Exclusive Getaways has Many Kinds of Luxury & Safaris in its Goodie-Bag”

Faraway, uncrowded beaches will always have an irresistable tug for honeymooners. On the Wild Coast, untrampled beaches are there for the taking. In fact, at Prana Lodge, honeymooners (and all guests) have private access to all of 21 km of unblemished beach. Private and exquisitely chic, the lodge is a sanctuary for romance, set beside the … Continue reading “This Way, Honeymooners! Special Package Far from the Madding Crowds: Wild Coast’s Prana Lodge”

“Paradise is always where love dwells” –  Jean Paul Richter It may be true that the presence of love is enough to create a sense of utopia, but let’s face it, actual surroundings go a long way to create the kind of atmosphere in which romance has little choice but to flourish.  Here are some … Continue reading ““Paradise is always where love dwells”. True, yet some Getaways really are made for Romance”