South Africa has dozens of idyllic settings and lodges for an exceptional honeymoon in the abundant lap of luxury. Starlit bath tubs, his-and-her body treatments in beautiful spas, sleepouts on gorgeous private decks in the wilderness, dinners for two in remote bush locations or at the edge of a lake or ocean – these are just some of the sublime experiences that await honeymooners in a country of innumerable attractions.


This is a region of spectacular scenery, tranquil country hideaways and vast wilderness spaces in South Africa. The Kruger National Park wildlife world is a part of this area. Luxury safari outposts are popular honeymoon choices. In addition to offering the excitement of a Big Five safari, high-end safari lodges also offer honeymooners the rare luxury of total privacy in secluded settings.

Summerfields Rose Retreat and Spa

Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve

Dulini Private Game Reserve

Lukimbi Safari Lodge


Limpopo Province is another region of prime safari territory, including the northern part of the Kruger National Park, the Timbavati Reserve, the very scenic Waterberg region and several well known private game reserves including Thornybush and Kapama.

romantic luxury honeymoon destinations in South Africa
Sublime sleepout deck in the wilderness of Limpopo at Garonga Safari Camp. The sleepout is entirely optional – there is gorgeous tented accommodation too.

Kapama Karula

Mhondoro Game Lodge


Bordering Botswana, South Africa’s North-West province also incorporates extensive tracts of wilderness. The large Madikwe Game Reserve and the Pilanesberg Game Reserve with its scenic extinct volcano are both wonderful options, and areas that carry no risk of malaria.

Molori Safari

Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge


The mother city of Cape Town is staggeringly beautiful. Hikeable mountains, protected nature reserves sheltering masses of colourful fynbos, pristine beaches and forests and world-class drives make for endless holiday pleasures. Add to these a plethora of historic and cultural attractions and food experiences of the highest order, and you have an incredible destination for a honeymoon.

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Wedding gazebo overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town

Colona Castle Manor House

O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa

Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

La Clé des Montagnes


KwaZulu-Natal is a scenic kaleidoscope of warm ocean, beaches, surfing hot-spots, mountains and wildlife regions. The province has some supreme World Heritage Sites and numerous luxury lodges and hotels perfect for honeymooners.

romantic luxury honeymoon destinations in South Africa
The Presidential Suite at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga has a bath tub overlooking the Indian Ocean.











Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge

Thonga Beach Lodge

White Elephant Safari Lodge

Mail us to book your honeymoon in South Africa, or call +27 21 797-7122 (international) or 0860 102 907 (local).