South African Honeymoon Destinations

The South African honeymoon is perfect for the couple looking for solitude and pampering after many months of hectic wedding planning. In South Africa, honeymoons can be spent in any number of exotic locations, so the only decision newlyweds need to make is whether to stay in one place or several.

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In the Winelands of the Western Cape, luxury goes hand-in-hand with fine wine and superlative dining. There are numerous estates at which to enjoy a luxurious South African Honeymoon. Honeymooners can spend a romantic afternoon on a picnic under the oak trees, enjoy lunch on a veranda overlooking the vineyards or experience wine tastings at some of the famous wine estates that produce award winning, distinctive and elegant red, white and sparkling wines.

In the South African bush, honeymooners can relax in the most luxurious suites at any number of our Luxury Private Game Lodges. Enjoy the attentions of private butlers who cater to their every whim, explore the wide-open spaces and abundant bird and wildlife on a late afternoon game drive accompanied by a professional game ranger and tracker. Then return to your lodge for a romantic candle-lit dinner under starlit African skies before retiring to your suite with in-room fireplace, king-size bed dressed in the finest mosquito netting ... all adding to the romance of the bush.

Luxury is taken to yet another level in the cosmopolitan cities of South Africa, where hotels are designed to cater to celebrities, international dignitaries and VIPs. Here, staff members will go out of their way to create an unforgettable experience for honeymooners, ranging from a welcome champagne toast or a private hot air balloon tour of the city. South Africa's Hotels and also feature superior in-room amenities, leaving couples feeling wonderfully spoilt ... which is what your South African Honeymoon will be all about.

If you are ready to started planning your dream honeymoon, select your preferred destination from the detailed lists below.

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Western Cape

 Pictured: Tintswalo Atlantic in Hout Bay, Cape Town
Prolong the magic of your special day by choosing one of our magnificent venues for your honeymoon in the Cape. If Cape Town is your chosen honeymoon destination you will enjoy the picturesque winelands, white sandy beaches, trendy restaura...

Garden Route

 Pictured: Lodge On The Lake in Wilderness, Garden Route
Towns in the Garden Route offer a remote beauty that has not been spoilt by manís cultivation; and other areas, slightly further afield, like Stormís River and Natureís Valley offer unparalleled beauty, all spectacular destinations for a ho...

Eastern Cape

 Pictured: Prana Lodge in Cintsa, Wild Coast
For your honeymoon in the Eastern Cape, the Sunshine Coast offers sandy beaches that stretch for miles, the Wild Coast offers a dramatic setting of unrivalled beauty with unique and welcoming towns, and the interior of the Eastern Cape embr...

KwaZulu Natal

 Pictured: The Gorge Private Game Lodge & Spa in Oribi Gorge, KwaZulu Natal
Flanked on the one side by the warm Indian Ocean and the majestic foothills of the Drakensberg on the other, KwaZulu Natal is a fascinating honeymoon destination. With some of the best wildlife reserves in the country and leisure options ra...


 Pictured: The Residence Boutique Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng
The sun always shines in Gauteng, with a cosmopolitan, multicultural mix of people that give the city of 'Jozi' its own particular brand of 'zing'. In Gauteng the wind tends to make guest appearances as a welcome breeze for most of the year...


 Pictured: Camp Jabulani in Kruger Park, Mpumalanga
Mpumalanga includes the scenic Panorama Route comprising God's Window, the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes and towns such as Pilgrimís Rest, Hazyview and Graskop. The premier fly-fishing area, Highlands Meander wends its way thro...


 Pictured: Entabeni Safari Conservancy in Waterberg, Limpopo
Limpopo is a wonderful honeymoon destination that includes the wide and serene spaces and undisturbed bushveld of the Malaria-Free Waterberg. Disrupted only by shrubs and craggy mountains, this is ecotourism country and home to Big Five ...

North West Province

 Pictured: Tambuti Lodge in Pilanesberg, North West Province
With an excellent choice of fine game lodges, water activities, mountain sports, hiking and hang-gliding the North West Province is a honeymooners dream destination. Home to the Lost City Sun City complex, designer golf courses and the larg...

Free State

 Pictured: Lilliput House in Clarens, Free State
One can't go wrong with the little "dorps" that lie in the Free State's Thabo Mofutsanyana and Northern regions. Picturesque towns like Clarens are a beautiful setting in which to enjoy your honeymoon, as are Ficksburg and ...

Northern Cape

 Pictured: Tswalu Kalahari Reserve in Kalahari, Northern Cape
This is the land of San rock art, diamond diggings, safaris and game parks Ė The Richtersveld National Park and Vaalbos National Park, Witsand Nature Reserve and the Tswalu Private Desert Reserve. Across this landscape flows the Orange ...

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