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Call us on 01442 617777 
If you're seeking an unforgettable honeymoon filled with romance, adventure and breath-taking landscapes, then South Africa is the place to be. In this guide, we'll go through the ultimate South Africa honeymoon experience, from idyllic coastal escapes to thrilling wildlife and everything in between! 

1. Cape Town 

With Table Mountain behind you and the Atlantic Ocean stretching out in front, Cape Town sets the scene for a truly magical honeymoon. 
Romantic things to do and see in Cape Town: 
Table Mountain - Take a romantic cable car ride to the summit of Table Mountain for panoramic views, or if you're feeling adventurous, hike to the top and watch the sunset together! 
V&A Waterfront - Stroll hand in hand along the waterfront, browsing shops, art galleries and artisanal markets. 
Cape Peninsula - Drive along the scenic Cape Peninsula, stopping at landmarks like Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach to spot the penguins! 
Where to stay in Cape Town: 
Mount Nelson 
12 Apostles 
Cape Grace 

2. Winelands 

Not far from Cape Town are the Wineland regions, Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch and here you'll find rolling vineyards and charming wine estates. 
Things to do and see in the Winelands: 
Wine-tasting - An obvious one! Take a private wine tour through the Winelands, enjoying the finest wines at famous estates like Boschendal, Delaire Graff and La Motte. 
Outdoor activities - Why not try something different and horse ride through the natural beauty of the Winelands? Or pack a picnic and hike the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve or Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve. 
Hot air balloon rides - Nothing says romantic more that a hot air balloon ride over the vineyards, valleys and mountains. Even better if you catch the sunset. 
Where to stay in the Winelands: 
Grande Roche Hotel 

3. Garden Route 

Stretching along South Africa's southern coast, the Garden Route is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Also home to romantic spots, creating the perfect honeymoon. 
Things to do and see on the Garden Route: 
Visit Knysna - Take a leisurely cruise on the Knysna Lagoon, visit the Knysna Heads and then finish it off with fresh oysters at a local waterfront restaurant. 
See Plettenberg Bay - Spend a day or two swimming, sunbathing and exploring the coastline of Plettenberg Bay.  
Stop by Oudtshoorn - Visit an ostrich farm or explore the underground Cango Caves. 
Where to stay on the Garden Route: 
Amanzi Island 
The Old Rectory 
Hlangana Lodge 

4. Safari Experience 

No honeymoon in South Africa would be complete without a safari adventure in one of the country's game reserves. 
Top safaris to do on your honeymoon in South Africa: 
Kruger National Park - Explore Kruger, one of Africa's largest game reserves and look out for the Big Five and other incredible species! 
Sabi Sands Game Reserve - Adjacent to Kruger is Sabi Sands, known for its exceptional wildlife and luxury accommodations. Enjoy guided drives offering intimate encounters with leopards, lions, elephants and more. 
Madikwe Game Reserve - Located in the North-West province, Madikwe is a reserve teeming with rare and endangered species. Set out on a game drive to see the Big Five, as well as wild dogs, cheetahs and antelope. 
Stay in a game reserve: 
Jock Safari Lodge 
Chitwa Chitwa Lodge 
Singita Sweni Lodge 
These are just a few of our favourite ideas for the perfect South Africa honeymoon! If this has piqued your interest, then give us a call on 01442 617 777 or email us on One of our destination specialists will be more than happy to help you plan the perfect South African honeymoon. 
We look forward to hearing from you! 
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