Honeymoon in South Africa – A Wide Variety Of Fascinating Destinations






Settling on the best destination for your honeymoon can be excruciating. The variety of options you have available is endless. While some newlyweds would only choose the hottest travel destinations for their honeymoon, others may fancy colder temperatures. There are so many options you can choose from, it’s perfectly understandable that making a choice is not the easiest thing to do. For a romantic getaway like no other consider a honeymoon in South Africa. In 2014, South Africa’s Cape Town was voted New York Times’s No.1 honeymoon destination.

Regardless of your budget, South Africa might just overcome all your expectations. From exquisite dining splendor, spectacular safaris and heavenly forest hideaways, all the way to breathtaking beaches locations and memorable winelands, a honeymoon in South Africa might just exceed all your expectations.



If you’re traveling on a budget, and you can’t really afford to overspend, you should definitely give a Knysna a chance. The Lazy Leopard is a cute little lodge that features the most romantic setting. The Forest Moon is in the backdrop, and even if you are tucked away in the middle of nowhere, the encased glass on all doors and windows will keep you protected from the dangerous wildlife outside.

Knysna is located right in the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route, and it is a perfect ground for adventurous activities, too. The stunning coastal routes, forests, mountains, and rolling hills with plenty of running and hiking trails make Knysna an outstanding honeymoon destination. The area is surrounded by beautiful lakes and estuaries where you can try out wakeboarding, snorkeling, diving, water-skiing, and so much more.

That’s not all. Among several other places of interest you can’t miss out on while in Knysna, we should also mention safari experiences at the Knysna Elephant Park, or birdwatching at the Birds of Eden.


Internationally renowned for its spectacular environment, Stellenbosch packs incredible restaurants, wine farms, quality wines, and breathtaking landscapes. The town is characterized by whitewashed buildings and oak-lined streets, many being of Cape Dutch origin. The wine estates in the area feature exquisite lodging, too. This means that you can spend the most romantic honeymoon in the area. In the summer, Stellenbosch becomes surreal. The serene ambiance, the wines, the comfortable lodges, and the people will make your trip even more memorable.

In terms of accommodation, one of the most suitable for honeymooners is The Falls Guest House. Located in Augrabies, and right next to the Augrabies Fall National Park, the lodging is splendid.


Kruger National Park

The famous Kruger National Park is South Africa’s gem. It is diverse and it packs an astounding variety of animal species; starting from buffalos and cheetahs all the way to imposing giraffes, elephants, and zebras. A safari honeymoon may seem unusual because rather than admire the beach all day long, you’ll be admiring the lush hills and mountains, the diverse fauna, and the incredible wild animals.

In terms of accommodation, the Rock, which is a superb lodge located in the SabiSabi area, is a retreat you’ll adore. However, it is high priced, meaning that you might have to save some serious amounts of cash before you can lodge here. On a daily basis you can venture on a guided safari; or you can try out a relaxing massage someplace outside where you’ll be surrounded by the purest natural wildlife on Earth.

Polokwane, Limpopo

Mountains, game reserves, and fascinating wilderness borders Polokwane in Limpopo. It’s an excellent destination for a honeymoon because it’s different. On site, travelers can visit museums and superb art galleries, as well as attend the city’s cool jazzy clubs. Limpopo claims to have the best cuisine in South Africa – starting from gourmet delights all the way to the most delicious organic nibbles. The city may seem a little overwhelming to those hunting for peace and tranquility. But you can run away from the hustle and bustle of the city center, and lodge at the Ranch Hotel; a very quiet accommodation facility located 10 minutes from the heart of Polokwane.


Bottom line a honeymoon in South Africa is an outstanding destination. There are activities, places of interest, and accommodation for everyone here. Make plans in advance and prepare for a memorable holiday lets Cape Town! It will be a journey you’ll never forget.



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About Donna Beasley

Donna is a romantic travel expert who encourages couples to create memorable romantic moments, honeymoons, vow renewals and other special romance occasions in travel locations throughout the world. She is the founder and publisher of Romance Travel Magazine. A romantic at heart , she hopes to inspire everyone to find love in their own special place.

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