HONEYMOONS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Exhilarating wildlife encounters, captivating culture, world-class food and wine, buzzing cosmopolitan cities and staggeringly beautiful landscapes. South Africa is a destination of discovery, adventure and romance – the most incredible place to start married life.
★ SOUTH AFRICA MULTI CENTRE HONEYMOON ★
The dream honeymoon for many, combines the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, the sprawling vineyards and landscaped gardens of Leeu Estates in Franschhoek and the breathtaking magic of getting up close and personal with South Africa's wildlife. Elegant, indulgent and utterly unforgettable!
Travel on selected dates in September 2023 and receive...
3 nights @ One&Only Cape Town ★★★★★ in a Premier Marina Table Mountain Room, bed & breakfast
2 nights @ Leeu Estates, Franschhoek ★★★★★ in a Classic Double Room, all-inclusive
3 nights @ Dwyka Tented Lodge ★★★★★ in a Luxury Safari Tent with Jacuzzi, all-inclusive
Return economy flights
Private transfers throughout
Complimentary UK airport lounge & security fast-track passes
Exclusive honeymoon benefits & resort discounts
From £4,889 per person
AN EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER
South Africa is a luxury honeymoon destination like no other. Its year-round climate and stunning beaches make it a popular choice for newlyweds. Perhaps best suited to those couples seeking a heady mix of adventure and luxury, star-speckled skies, sun-drenched beaches, thrilling game drives – you can experience it all here. Whether you prefer to retreat and relax on an unspoilt secluded beach, enjoy the sophistication and buzz of Cape Town or take in the incredible sights of a safari, South Africa is a great choice for an unforgettable honeymoon.
Combine the thrill of a safari with the unadulterated indulgence of tropical white sand beaches. Start your adventure at Kreuger National Park where you can spot elephants, lions, giraffes, and even the elusive leopard before cuddling up in your own private treehouse under the stars. Next – the beaches beckon! For powder white sands and warm waters, head north to Mozambique. Spend lazy days under the swaying palms, experience incredible snorkelling in the jewel-coloured waters of the Indian Ocean and enjoy intimate dinners on the beach at sunset.
Craving something a little more cosmopolitan? Cape Town is not only the oldest city in South Africa but also the most romantic. Marvel at breathtaking views of the city and sweeping coastline below from iconic Table Mountain, memorable at any time of the day, but sunrise and sunset is something really special. Soak up the fabulous Cape Dutch and Georgian architecture, sip coffee at the V&A waterfront cafes, enjoy a romantic helicopter ride over the Persian valley, and dine in some of the finest restaurants in the world.
RAISE A GLASS
Just an hour from Cape Town and you’ll find yourselves in the heart of the Winelands. Some of the finest African wines are grown and produced in the Western Cape Winelands, perfect for raising a toast to your new lives together. Hop on board the Franschhoek Wine Tram and explore wineries across several estates, enjoy a picnic on the grounds and learn a little along the way about the area’s history.
WHEN TO GO
Being such a vast country, the climate can differ depending on where you are. The best time to visit the Cape region is between the months of November to March when the temperatures are warm and there is little chance of rain. For whale watching, we’d recommend timing your travels for July to November and for safari, the months of May to September offer perfect conditions for viewing big game.
EXTEND THE MAGIC
Struggling to choose between sensational safaris, sophisticated cities, or beautiful beaches – then enjoy the best of both worlds on a multi-destination honeymoon. Why not take a tour of South Africa’s highlights, Victoria Falls, Table Mountain, the Cape Winelands, and the spectacular Kruger National Park, they can all be combined to create an unforgettable honeymoon itinerary. Alternatively, pair thrilling game drives with the stunning beaches of Mozambique or the beautiful island of Mauritius for the ultimate bush and beach escape. Or if cities are your thing, why not include a stopover in the city of gold, Dubai. Whatever your perfect South African Honeymoon looks like, your Personal Travel Consultant will work with you to bring your dreams to life!
LUXURY HONEYMOON HOTELS
From boutique tented lodges and hip and happening city hotels to sprawling oceanfront resorts and remote tropical hideaways, South Africa is home to a vast range of luxurious accommodations. Here are a few of our favourites for inspiration…
LEOPARD HILLS PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, Kruger Park ★★★★★
A beautiful, family-owned lodge perfect for honeymooners perched high in the forest canopy consisting of 8, glass-fronted spacious suites allowing for magnificent, sweeping views of the African bush below. When you’re not out on thrilling Big 5 game drives, enjoy a dip in your heated rock plunge pool on your private sundeck and indulge in a sumptuous, romantic dining experience in the evening under a blanket of stars – unforgettable!
& BEYOND NGALA TREEHOUSE, Kruger Park ★★★★★
The ultimate sleep under the stars experience. Located within the Timbavati Game Reserve and part of the &BEYOND Ngala Tented Camp, enjoy a starlight picnic dinner and sleep alfresco on your uncovered rooftop and listen to the sounds of a lion roaring and hyena whooping. Far from Wi-Fi and any form of artificial light, this is off-grid romance at its very best.
THE SILO, Cape Town ★★★★★
Housed in the V&A Waterfront’s iconic 1920s grain store, this opulent hotel features just 28 rooms, each individually styled and with panoramic glass windows and balconies boasting stunning views of Cape Town or Table Mountain. After a busy day exploring this incredible city, relax in the infinity rooftop swimming pool before enjoying a cocktail at sunset. For the ultimate romantic indulgence, splurge on the one-bedroom penthouse with knock-out triple aspect views of Cape Town, a cinema room and two marble bathrooms.
MOUNT NELSON, A BELMOND HOTEL, Cape Town ★★★★★
Located in the historic city centre, Mount Nelson is an elegant and peaceful destination at the heart of Cape Town. The hotel sprawls lavishly across several buildings set within acres of visually stunning gardens and acutely manicured lawns. Relax in two heated swimming pools, indulge in a treatment at the Librisa Spa and no stay here is complete without experiencing the famous Belmond afternoon tea. A divinely opulent start to married life!
MONT ROCHELLE, The Winelands ★★★★★
An exclusive location, incredible views, gorgeous surroundings, and easy access to some of the most exquisite restaurants and vineyards in Franschhoek make Mont Rochelle one of the best hotels in all of The Winelands. Contemporary styling, a touch of African influence and wonderfully friendly staff create a timeless and welcoming atmosphere with oodles of space to simply unwind and enjoy the fabulous views. When you’re not indulging in the area's finest produce, relax by the pool and enjoy a restorative treatment at the spa, the more active might enjoy horse riding or mountain biking. Capture a magical moment and take yourselves off for a romantic vineyard picnic prepared freshly by the kitchen.
LEEU HOUSE, The Winelands ★★★★★
Located in the picture-perfect Franschhoek Valley, this intimate and charming boutique retreat offers guests just 12 sumptuous rooms and suites in the heart of South Africa’s food and wine capital. A captivating and diverse mix of custom-made furnishings sits harmoniously alongside antiques, handpicked objects and the owner’s excellent collection of contemporary art. Walk hand in hand through the immaculate gardens at sister property Leeu Estates, hire a bicycle and experience vibrant village life, book a wine tasting session and come evening – prepare for a sensational gastronomic experience you’ll remember forever.
AZURA BENGUERRA, Mozambique ★★★★★
Azura Benguerra is the country’s first luxury boutique eco-retreat and has put Mozambique firmly on the map when it comes to seriously stylish getaways. Secluded, romantic and intimate – this is the castaway escape you’ve been dreaming of, with all the creature comforts you could ever need. Unwind in one of 20 stunning villas, nestled on the shoreline of one of the last undiscovered stretches of beach in the world, whilst your butler-host caters for your every need. We love the fact that local islanders benefit as much from your stay here as you will – paradise found.
ANATARA BAZARUTO ISLAND RESORT, Mozambique ★★★★★
The Anantara brand is well-known for curating unique and personal experiences that enable guests to truly immerse themselves in their surroundings – and this luxurious resort on the beautiful island of Ilha de Bazaruto embraces this philosophy wholeheartedly. Fall in love all over again as you indulge in world-class Mozambique culinary culture, set out for a sunset dune boarding session, swim with dolphins or ride horseback along the sands and into the surf. If that all sounds a little too active, book a Beach Pool Villa and relax on your private terrace with direct access to that stunning stretch of sand – bliss!