South Africa Honeymoons

South Africa, at the southern tip of Africa, is a dream honeymoon destination. It offers stunning mountain ranges, vibrant cities, scenic winelands, and a beautiful coastline. Moreover, the country boasts expansive national parks and private reserves for luxury safaris, ensuring reliable sightings of the Big Five: elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, and rhino. The beauty of a South African honeymoon lies in its flexibility – you can blend a luxury safari with Cape Town, vineyard exploration, Drakensberg mountain hiking, and a secluded beach escape, or focus on one or two destinations. Our specialists can tailor your adventure or luxury experience to your preferences.

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    It's the little details that matter most

    When it comes to planning your dream honeymoon it is the little things that make it truly unforgettable, like private experiences, complimentary couples’ massages, champagne sundowners, candlelit dinners, and sunset sails. Our travel experts can help create these unique experiences and even add a little extra through our contacts for that extra special honeymoon.

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Where to Go in South Africa

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    Kruger National Park

    The Kruger National Park, located in South Africa’s northeast, offers a renowned safari honeymoon destination teeming with diverse wildlife. For exclusivity, consider neighboring private reserves like Timbavati and Klaserie.

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    Cape Town

    Cape Town, nestled where mountains meet the ocean, is a must-visit on a South Africa honeymoon. Beyond its logistical convenience, the city offers diverse attractions, from Robben Island to Table Mountain and Boulders Bay’s penguins.

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    The Cape Winelands

    The Cape Winelands, encompassing Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and vast vineyards, is a dream destination for foodie honeymooners. Renowned wineries like Delaire Graff Estate, Mount Rochelle, and Lanzerac beckon, making it perfect for a day trip or a more indulgent two to three-night stay.

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    The Garden Route

    The Garden Route, in South Africa’s Western Cape, offers one of Africa’s most stunning coastal drives. Bordered by the glistening ocean and lush mountains, it’s both a journey and a destination. Self-driving allows you to explore picturesque towns and vineyards at your own pace, making it an ideal honeymoon option.

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    Sabi Sand

    Sabi Sand, an exclusive private reserve next to Kruger National Park, is a top choice for a safari honeymoon. Its vast concessions provide intimate game drives, and its luxury lodges, including those designed for honeymooners, promise an unforgettable experience.

Penguins at Boulders Beach Cape Town

When to Visit South Africa

South Africa offers year-round travel opportunities. Summer, from December to March, is ideal for Cape Town and the Cape regions, providing a warm escape for those from the UK or the US. However, safari-goers may face hotter and more humid conditions with thicker grass. The winter season from June to September is superb for Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand Reserve, and Madikwe, with sparse vegetation for better game viewing. Mornings and evenings are cooler. Spring and Autumn shoulder seasons are excellent for travelers exploring multiple South African destinations.


South Africa Honeymoon Q&A

Gemma DSouza  Africa Specialist


How much is a South Africa honeymoon?

Of course this depends on which destinations you combine, but South Africa is one of the most affordable destinations in Africa. The safari element (if you are including one) will be the most expensive part of the trip but there are some really great and affordable reserves you can visit, especially in the eastern cape. If you are combining a South Africa safari and a Cape Town/Winelands visit, a good budget is around the $3-4,000 per person mark. All of our honeymoon tours are private and customized to you, so we can suggest particular properties based on your budget.

Can I do a Cape Town and private safari honeymoon in South Africa?

Absolutely! Splitting your time between the bustling city of Cape Town and a wilder experience in the bush is very popular for a South Africa honeymoon. As all of our tours are private, we can also organize any excursions you’d like to do in Cape Town. Some of the most popular tours include a Cape Peninsula tour (where you can visit the penguins at Boulders Beach), a food and wine tour, and a guided hike up Table Mountain. We will also help organize the domestic flights or logistics between the city and safari.   



Which are the best hotels for a South Africa honeymoon?

The great thing about South Africa is that you can experience the ultimate luxury without a huge price tag, that other destinations across Africa have. Of course, it comes down to personal taste, but we work with a collection of smaller, boutique hotels across the country that are excellent for honeymooners as they offer privacy and that attention to detail. 



What special experiences can we do for your honeymoon?

There are so many special and unforgettable experiences across the country. On safari, we can organize private candlelit dinners or romantic sundowners in the bush. Some safari lodges also have private decks where you can sleep out under the stars – just the two of you. If you’re looking for more adventurous experiences, we can organize things like helicopter rides over Cape Town, shark-cage diving, or private wine-tasting experiences in beautiful vineyards. The possibilities are endless – and it’s our pleasure to go above and beyond to help organize these for you!