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South Africa is fast becoming the number 1 destination in the world for honeymoons. This definitive guide details the most popular destinations, attractions and activities for your Dream South Africa Honeymoon.

The mother city of South Africa is the perfect place to start your dream honeymoon in Africa. Renowned for pristine coastlines, beaches, wineries and world-class accommodation, 3-4 nights are recommended.

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Franschhoek is a quaint French influenced town known as the culinary capital of Africa. Here you'll find world Top 50 rated restaurants, award-winning wineries and superb luxury accommodation.

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The Kruger Park is the premier destination for wildlife lovers and boasts more variety than any park or reserve in Africa. Experience nature up close on your very own privately guided honeymoon safari.

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Located a short drive up the coast from Cape Town lies a local's favourite and honeymooners delight. The town of Hermanus boasts the best whale watching in the world and superb scenic settings.

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Cape Town

Fondly referred to as The Mother City, Cape Town is rated as one of the most beautiful cities on earth, a mighty accomplishment making it the most desirable of all the South African Honeymoon destinations after The Kruger National Park.  

Popular Attractions

Southern Peninsula

Cape Town

The Cape Southern Peninsula is a combination of breathtaking coastlines, blue flag beaches, animal encounters, vineyards, quaint fishing towns and excellent restaurants.

  • Hout Bay Harbour

  • Chapmans Peak Drive

  • Noordhoek Beach

  • Boulders Beach

  • Simons Town

  • Cape Point Vineyards

Constantia Winelands

Cape Town

The award-winning vineyards of Constantia are located a short 20 minute drive from the Cape Town Waterfront. Here you'll find 12 world-class vineyards only minutes from each other, offering wine tastings, sumptuous cuisine and rolling views.

  • Constantia Glen

  • Eagles Nest

  • Groot Constantia

  • Steenberg

  • Klein Constantia

  • Buitenverwachting

Beaches

Cape Town

Cape Town is blessed with many Blue Flag rated beaches just perfect for long romantic walks or lazy days sunning and relaxing on your African honeymoon. The popular Boulders beach - or Penguin Beach - in Simon's Town is a must-see with the chance to swim or interact with the local penguin population.

  • Boulders Beach

  • Noordhoek Beach

  • Camps Bay

  • Clifton

  • Blouberg

  • Muizenberg

Table Mountain

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The most iconic landmark in South Africa is Table Mountain, a Unesco World Heritage Site that forms the backdrop to this beautiful city. No honeymoon to Cape Town is complete without seeing the surrounding areas from the top of the mountain.

  • World Heritage Site

  • Cable Car Access

  • Hiking Paths to Top

Top Hotels

Cape Town boasts a wide variety of excellent hotel choices for your South African honeymoon, below are our three of our favourites. 

The Silo

Waterfront

The Silo is Cape Town's premier and most luxurious five-star hotel located at the waterfront, and operated by the prestigious Royal Portfolio group. 

This magnificent property rose from being an old silo to what is now one of the finest hotels in the world and arguably the best in Africa, the perfect hotel for a luxury honeymoon.

One&Only

Waterfront

The One&Only Hotel in Cape Town is the creation of legendary hotelier Zol Kerzner - who built Atlantis and Sun City to name a few. The hotel sits on prime real estate in the much sought-after Waterfront are of Cape Town. 

The One&Only is a luxury five-start hotel and offers a wide variety of accommodation types perfect for your African Honeymoon.

Cape Grace

Waterfront

The Cape Grace Hotel overlooks the millionaires harbour at The Waterfront in Cape Town. 

This classically styled hotel is rich in history and provides an idyllic setting to enjoy local shopping, restaurants, nightlife and quick access to local routes for day tours etc. 

Shark Cage Diving

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The cold waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in Cape Town are home to one of the biggest shark populations on earth, making it a perfect destination to get your adrenaline rising on your honeymoon with a shark cage diving experience.

Half-day or full-day trips leave daily, weather permitting, with pickups and drop-offs from your hotel. 

Robben Island

Cape Town

Robben Island is the correctional facility that housed the late, great Nelson Mandela during the Apartheid era in South Africa.

 

Robben Island is similar in makeup to that of Alcatraz in the US, a remote island with city views surrounded by strong currents, cold waters and shark inhabited waters.  Ferry trips to the island depart daily.

 
 

FRANSCHHOEK

Franschhoek is the secret hidden gem not only of the Cape, but of South Africa. When you enter Franschhoek flanked by the Cape Fold Mountains, you can be forgiven for thinking you have escaped to the south of France. This is the food and wine capital of Africa and boasts World Top 50 Rated Restaurants and Award-Winning Wine Estates. 

TOP 3 WINERIES

Franschhoek

The farm on which Haute Cabriere is situated dates back to 1694 and is best known for their exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines. 

At Haute Cabriere you can enjoy unique wine tastings in the underground cellar or in the luxuriously appointed tasting area.  

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This picturesque Rupert & Rothschild winery lies at the foot of the Simonsberg mountain and is located on the historic French Huguenot farm of Fredericksburg, established in 1690 and now owned by one of Africa's riches families. 

The winery is open 6 days a week excluding Mondays and public holidays. 

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Babylonstoren is more than just one of our favourite wine farms in Frasnchhoek, it is an organic by design concept offering mouthwatering cuisine fresh from their gardens, wines produced in a state-of-the-art winery and views to create the perfect romantic picnic setting on your honeymoon. 

KRUGER PARK

Let's face it, the vast majority of people come to South Africa on their honeymoon because they want to see animals in the wild and enjoy an authentic wildlife experience. The Kruger Park in the north of South Africa is the perfect destination to do this, boasting more wildlife and bird species than anywhere in Africa. 

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The best place to see the Big Five in the wild is in the Kruger Park in South Africa. If you're unsure which animals represent the Big Five, they are the lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and the notoriously shy leopard, which can be easily spotted in the private reserve of the Timbavati, which is part of the greater Kruger Park area. 

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The Kruger Park boasts more than 140 large animal species and over 500 bird species, of which more than 230 are year-round resident species. 

Private game drives in open top vehicles depart early morning and mid afternoon so you have plenty opportunity to spot all your favourite African animals. 

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The Kruger Park offers a wide variety of excellent accommodation to meet the needs of any honeymoon couple. 

Unique experiences include sleeping out in the wild under the stars, luxury tented accommodation, walking safaris and intimate dinners in the bush or around the fire of the boma. 

 

HERMANUS

Hermanus is located about a 90 minute drive from Cape Town and is the premier whale watching destination in Africa, if not the world. The scenic surroundings including far-stretching ocean views, rugged cliff-face coastlines and world-class wine estates make this an ideal 2 night getaway on your South African honeymoon. 

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Ocean lovers agree that Hermanus has some of the world's best whale watching, if not the world's best! Whilst you can see the whales from the shore the best way is with a boat trip departing early in the morning. You will not appreciate the size and speed of these mammals until you are up close, it's a lifetime memory and another reason South African honeymoons are the best choice for your couples getaway. 

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Few things beat an idyllic countryside setting for a honeymoon lunch like a historic wine estate, and Hermanus boasts several excellent choices within a short drive from each other. Private winemaker experiences are available as are tasting options, five star meals and of course guided chauffeur services. 

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Birkenhead House sits proudly at the waters edge overlooking the far-stretching coastline and infinite ocean views. This romantic boutique hotel is a favourite amongst honeymooners and our top choice for luxury Hermanus accommodation. The hotel is luxuriously appointed as you'd imagine being part of the Royal Portfolio Group, and offers all meals, drinks, spa treatments and arranged activities from one pristine location. 

There can be little doubt that South Africa is the best destination for an African Honeymoon, if not the best destination for a honeymoon period. No other country offers such a wide variety of attractions, wildlife and luxury accommodation at such affordable prices. 

For more information on South Africa or to get help planning the perfect honeymoon, contact us today and let us show you why we're rated as one of Africa's leading tour operators and South African Honeymoon experts. 

 

Remember if you're traveling within 6 months of your wedding date, you're eligible for honeymooners only special offers, including free nights and Bride pays 50% deals. 

 

South Africa Honeymoon specials come across our desks daily but don't last long and are thus not listed on the site, so to get the best deals and have our staff create flags to catch deals that will interest you, get in touch and we'll get the ball rolling. 

We provide a full concierge experience and offer more than a simple South Africa Honeymoon package service. We get you into the top restaurants, book tours, arrange guides, provide animal interaction experiences and so much more.