From the picturesque Garden Route towns of the Western Cape to the subtropical coast of northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa is stunningly diverse. Honeymoon here to revel in wildlife-laden landscapes, captivating culture and world-class food and wine.
The Cape Peninsula has so much to offer. A nature lover’s paradise, the Table Mountain National Park is dotted with beautiful valleys, bays and beaches, and contains an extraordinarily diverse mix of unique fauna and flora. At its tip, Cape Point is one of the most dramatic coastal locations on the continent and the place to spot whale, dolphin and great white shark. Head into the Winelands to sample some of South Africa’s finest wines with a private tasting.
From mid-August to mid-September, the area is a collage of wild flowers, making driving around a real joy. Summer is also one of the best times of year for game viewing in the Kruger National Park; as the landscape dries, animals congregate around diminishing waterholes, making sightings more regular. Just some of the animals you might see include elephant, lion, giraffe, hippo and the elusive leopard, as well as vibrant bird life. Stay at the Lion Sands River Lodge here to cuddle up under the stars in your own private tree house, with the sounds of the bush as your bedtime story.
The oldest city in South Africa, Cape Town is also its most romantic. Its encircled by sweeping coastline and set in the foreground of iconic Table Mountain. Colourful Cape Dutch and Georgian architecture, a lively waterfront and top-class restaurants add to its allure.
If you fancy a little relaxation after exploring South Africa, the beaches of Mozambique beckon. Benguerra Island is home to endless strings of secluded, white-sand beaches; you can spend lazy days under shady palms or enjoy some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world. Stay at one of Azura Benguerra’s private villas, enjoy intimate dinners on the beach and watch the sunset from the deck of a traditional dhow.
If you can’t choose between South Africa’s lively culture and Mozambique’s offshore paradise, then don’t; combine the two for the ultimate beach and city, twin-centre break. For the best of both worlds, speak to our honeymoon specialists, who will help you plan the ultimate itinerary.