We have carefully curated the top 6 honeymoon destinations in South Africa so you do not need to travel far to get the holiday of a lifetime!
The concept of a perfect honeymoon differs from one person to the next. That is to say, for some couples, a honeymoon conjures up thoughts of relaxation, beachside with a cocktail in hand. Others may envision something more adventurous, such as a holiday packed full of hiking and watersports.
Above all, whatever your preference, South Africa has got you covered. Our Country certainly has a diverse range of honeymoon destinations that are perfectly suited to any budget or taste. From African safaris to wineland getaways, there is bound to be something that tickles your fancy.
We’ve curated a list of our top 6 honeymoon destinations in South Africa to guide you through this process.
1. Kruger National Park
This is the definition of an African honeymoon safari destination. If you’re looking for wildlife and seclusion, this is the place for you. From roughing it with your own camping gear to residing in world-class, luxury chalets, there is accommodation to suit your every need. With nearly two million hectares of unrivaled diversity, the Kruger National Park offers some of the best game viewings!
2. Langebaan Lagoon
Just one and a half hours north of Cape Town, the Langebaan Lagoon boasts gorgeous white sandy beaches and warm crystal clear water that is perfect for swimming. Book yourself into a luxurious beach house or try out their infamous houseboats for something a little different. Either way, you’re certainly guaranteed some uninterrupted relaxation time with your beau.
3. Riebeek Kasteel
Just 80km from the city, this old, romantic town is one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets. Most certainly, this progressive destination is full of cultural entertainment. From Art shows to historic cafés to wine and olive tasting, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for something quaint or opulent, this location offers all accommodation types to suit your needs.
4. Midlands Meander
This destination may be better known as Howick Falls and is based in the lush green region of KwaZulu Natal. Home to the second tallest waterfall in South Africa, this location promises breathtaking landscapes and unforgettable adventures. There is an activity for everyone from abseiling and river rafting to romantic picnics on the viewing deck.
5. Plettenberg Bay
This seaside town is located on the Garden Route just over 500km from Cape Town. Plett has some luxurious honeymoon villas, as well as some well-known hotels to take into consideration when booking accommodation. With many beaches to choose from and the Robberg Nature Reserve, a rocky peninsula with trails, there is lots to do for those who like the outdoors and exploring. Plett also has some fine-dining restaurants to offer, as well as markets and some lovely shops. For instance, take a drive up to Tsitsikamma and swing through the treetops on a canopy tour or visit the elephants and oyster farm in Knysna.
This valley is located on the borders of Stellenbosch and is the perfect destination to slow down and enjoy the finer things in life. Surrounded by beautiful mountainscapes, one can meander around the century-old town enjoying good food and even better wine. If you’re looking for that ‘international’ honeymoon feel, this location is ideal. Activities such as the Wine Tram offer a sense of adventure and will allow you to explore all the wine farms in the area.
Countless, world-class wine farms, fine dining, and uninterrupted time with your sweetheart – is there anything better?
We hope that these South African honeymoon destinations provided some inspiration. In addition, if you’re looking for something a bit more specific, reach out to us to hear about our wide network of honeymoon destinations and venues.
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