Best Time To Visit South Africa For Honeymoon
The best time to visit South Africa is between May to September. As South Africa has a number of wildlife reserves and nature parks, animals congregate around waterholes and reserves in this dry season. However if you need more privacy, October to March is the best season as it is less crowded.
April-June gives you the best wildlife viewing experience. Also August-October is considered off season but the perks about it is drop in prices of accommodation and flights.
The off-season gives you all the privacy you need on your honeymoon and feel of 5-star resorts and gourmet dishes at reasonable prices. Since you get many additional perks, off-season is the best time to visit South Africa on Honeymoon.
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Transportation In South Africa
South African Domestic Flights
Out of dozens of options to travel in South Africa, Domestic flights are easy and efficient as all the major cities in South Africa receive domestic flights. All the seven domestic airlines and bigger airlines regularly travel between all the major tourist destinations like Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
That’s not it, flights like South African Airways, British Airways and Air Link and South African Express conveniently take you to smaller ports like Port Elizabeth, Lanseria, Nelspruit, and George.
This South Africa Travel Guide is intended to make your travel in South Africa easy and convenient. Fly anywhere in South Africa with dozens of Airlines with domestic airlines priced at 500 rand and premium class airlines priced at 1000 rand and above.
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South African Railways
Experience grandeur in an opulent rail safari in the Blue coach or take in the scenic beauty of the beautiful countryside in an exciting range of South African rail travel.
The economy class and luxury coaches takes you to some of the most beautiful parts of the country. Travel to prime destinations like Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban and juggle easily between major cities like Johannesburg and Bloemfontein.
The passenger train named Spoornet Shosholoza Meyl runs between all the major cities and gives you suites and bedrooms at night on an upgraded ticket. Soak in the luxury of the premier classe, a luxury rail that runs between Cape Town and Durban and East London, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.
Or travel in South Africa’s most famous train, Blue Train and experience luxury like never before with luxurious suites, wine and top class local cuisine.
Local South African Buses
Get an Authentic African travel experience with this mini South African Travel Guide. The South African tourism buses like Autopax, Intercape and Greyhound covers more than 100 domestic destinations on African Routes.
The Translux and city-to-city buses offers semi Luxury services and operates between all the major South African countries like Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and Swaziland.
The Intercape offers 38 daily departures across all the major cities of South Africa ensuring you never have to wait long hours to catch a train.
Hop on imported coaches on the luxury trains called Sleepliner and Mainliner. If you want to travel in a certain budget, you can consider Local Bus Services. It travels between South Africa’s top backpacker destinations.
The South African Taxis includes metered taxis as well as mini bus running between major routes. But unlike other countries, you won’t find them simply driving on the streets.
Note* You need to call and pre-book the bus in order to avail their services. The minibus taxi provides you an authentic South African travel experience and metered taxis are a best bet for international tourists.
Consider taking a short trip with a local to know the country better. An advantage with metered taxis is that they offer you the advantage of pick and drop service but are quite costly.
Top Honeymoon Destinations In South Africa
Despite of being the smallest country in the southern hemisphere of South Africa, Swaziland is welcoming. With its rich culture and friendliness of people,
Swaziland makes for one of the top honeymoon destinations in South Africa. This stunning country has a huge diversity with an ethereal landscape of mountains and valleys, a large number of wildlife reserves and offers a wide range of attractions and activities.
Relax with your other half on this beautiful countryside overlooking the flaunting rugged mountains and lush green valleys. Go for a lovely hiking trail and end your evening with a gorgeous sunset and some wine.
How to reach: You can get a flight from major cities of India to Manzini, Swaziland Airport.
Nearby attractions: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Hlane Royal National Park, Mkhaya Game Reserve.
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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Go on a romantic boat tour and spot whales and rare seabirds to make your South African honeymoon all the more exciting.
The beautiful port of Elizabeth is one of the largest cities in South Africa and offers you an amalgamation of romance and adventure with its pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs and thrilling adventure activities.
This ‘friendly city’ of South Africa is home to interesting museums, stunning beaches, and a gorgeous aquatic life.
Hit the coastal strip of Nelson Mandela Bay, take a walk down the famous opera house or indulge in adventures like fishing, scuba diving or snorkeling. Make the most of your honeymoon with private cruises on this lover’s paradise.
How to reach: Get direct flights to the Port Elizabeth International Airport from Major cities in India.
Nearby attractions: Kragga Kamma Game Reserve, Addo Elephant Park.
Dullstroom, Mpumalanga Province
Known for its extremely scenic surroundings, and friendly and peaceful nature of the locals, the quaint town of Dullstroom is one of the best honeymoon destinations in South Africa. This should a must visit place in your tour to South Africa.
The panoramic routes, breathtaking waterfalls, a beautiful flora and fauna and its clear streams makes for a perfect fly-fishing destination.
Go on horse riding trails with your other half and watch unique bird shows at the Dullstroom prey and Rehabilitation Centre or go for an amazing trout fishing experience. Live your dreams of a perfect honeymoon at this stunning countryside.
Nearest airport: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport which is 110.4 km
Nearby attractions: Savona caves, Sabi Sand Reserves, Lone Creek Falls.
Free State, Heart of South Africa
With its impressive sandstone mountains, picturesque rolling grasslands and wide golden plains, Free State forms the heart of the country due to its close proximity to nine provinces of South Africa.
From spotting magnificent cheetahs to a romantic hiking trail at Langberg, Free State offers a comprehensive wildlife experience to tourists.
What else! Spot Zebras at Franklin Game Reserve, walk hand in hand amidst exotic orchids at the Bloem’s Hamilton Park and sip handcrafted cider and beer at Clarens Brewery, a visit to Free State is a must when on a South African Honeymoon.
Distance from Bloemfontein, South Africa (BFN / FABL): 169 km
Nearby attractions: Golden Gate Highlands, Village of Clarens, Free State Botanical Garden.
Limpopo, North Coast
A hot one amongst the most beautiful South Africa Honeymoon destinations, Limpopo enchants with its effortless blue skies, incredible scenery and mystical cultural heritage.
Famous for its trout filled rivers, cascading waterfalls, and lush green forests, Limpopo is house to the World’s largest Baobab tree.
Uncover the mysteries of the ancient Cycads at Modjadji village, go on an adventure trail at the Kruger National Park, or sway through the jungles of Vondo on the back of an Elephant.
*NOTE The magical province of Limpopo ensures you never run out of things to do in South Africa.
Nearby attractions: Bela-Bela, Kruger National Park
Party the night away in this vibrant heart of South Africa. Johannesburg, the city of gold, is one of the best places to visit in South Africa and offer great honeymoon destination package for couples also . It offers a perfect balance of a cosmopolitan life and some adventure.
Go for a romantic candlelight dinner in some of the best restaurants in the country, escape to the beautiful Magaliesberg and Hartbeespoort dam and go for an adventure like quad biking with your other half.
Activities to do: Take an unmissable tour to Soweto and pass through Nelson Mandela’s home. Visit Ukutula Lion Park and walk with majestic African lions, play with cubs or browse boutique shops in the quaint artistic areas.
Nearby attractions: Cradle of Humankind, Lion Park.
This spectacular multi-cultural destination, Kwazulu Natal is eclectic and how! This rustic yet sophisticated province of South Africa, is flanked by Soaring peaks and the warm Indian Ocean.
A paradise of sun drenched beaches, warm waters of the Indian Ocean and Eco-wonderlands, Kwazulu is a marvelous destination ideal for honeymoon.
Activities to do: Sight whales at the Kwazulu coast, shop till you drop at the bustling metropolis or simply relax with your beloved at the stunning sand beaches, or take a ride of a lifetime on the big swing- there is never a dull moment in Kwazulu Natal. End your day with a toast to togetherness and an amazing South Africa honeymoon at ‘Berg’, the highest pub in Africa.
Distance from King Shaka International Airport: 148 km
Nearby attractions: uShaka Marine World, Oribi Gorge.
The Garden Route, Western Cape
Sandwiched between Mossel Bay and Storms River Mouth, The Garden Route is nothing short of a paradise for honeymooners.
The breathtaking landscapes in abundance, pretty little towns, amazing South African Cuisine and the scenic Tsitsikamma Mountains, sets a perfect tone for your honeymoon.
The Garden Route is aptly named due to its indigenous forests, picturesque lagoons and lakes and limestone caves. Your need for an adrenaline kick ends right here at the Garden Route with over hundreds of Adventure Activities that includes:
Activities: Croc Cage Diving, Scuba Diving, Bungee Jumping, Rappelling, Abseiling, Caving, Kite Surfing, Kayaking and what not. Go on daunting Cheetah Walks or embark on a cycle tour with your beloved.
Distance from George Airport: 497.8 km, takes approx 5 h 27 min to reach
Nearby attractions: Knysna Elephant Park, Tsitsikamma National Park.
Queenstown, Eastern Cape
The beautiful city of Queenstown is aptly named the ‘rose capital of South Africa’. It is renowned for its beautiful gardens and has a refreshing climate.
Stroll hand in hand in the beautiful Memorial Gardens in Shepstone Street or spend some beautiful moments with your other half soaking in the tranquility of the Walter Everitt Sunken Gardens.
The scenic beauty and excellent weather provides a beautiful, tranquil haven for honeymooners.
Nearby attractions: Longhill Game Reserve, Queenstown Memorial Gardens, Bongola Dam.
Activities: Power boating, Water-skiing, windsurfing and Yachting.
Franschhoek, Cape Town
What could be more romantic than sipping superb Cape wines overlooking centuries Old Dutch Architecture with your beloved?
Nestled between picturesque mountains, the centuries old Franschhoek valley is all about magnificent wine lands, breathtaking scenery, fine wines and a world class cuisine.
Activites: Go on a unique hop on and hop off wine tram and discover wine tasting in centuries old vineyards. Bask in the unparalleled views of the vineyards and the valley and visit eight wine estates of the Franschhoek valley.
The Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve offers amazing hiking trails with a wide range of activities like horse-riding, fly-fishing and cycling.Nearby attractions: Huguenot Museum, Franschhoek Cellar.
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Romantic Places To Visit In South Africa
Kruger National Park
Get the best wildlife experience with unrivaled diversity at Kruger National Park. Kruger National Park is the biggest national park in South Africa with hundreds of species of animals, birds and reptiles. Kruger has about 225 archeological sites of cultural and historical importance ranging from Stone Age to Iron Age settlements which makes it one of the best honeymoon destinations in South Africa.
Soak in the subtropical weather of this alluring national park at exclusively allotted private lodges with your other half. Spend hours with your partner watching hundreds of species of animals and birds and live your dream of a romantic honeymoon in South Africa.
Nearby Attractions: Letaba Elephant Museum, Masorini Ruins, Albasini Ruins.
Entry fee: $5 per adult.
Distance from Johannesburg Airport: 535 km, takes approx. 3-4 hours to reach.
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Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town
Head to the most iconic landmark of South Africa which is also one of the most photographed places to visit in South Africa for Honeymoon. Romance in a cable car on the top of the breathtaking Cape Town and take away with you lots of pictures and undying memories
Table Mountain National Park boasts of a thrilling flora and fauna and its ethereal valleys and streams makes it an idyllic gateway of Cape Town. Get to see the famous Cape of Good Hope and spot Zebras and Leopards in all its wilderness. Penguins are an added attraction.
Nearby Attractions: Silvermine, Boulders, Cape of Good Hope.
Entry fee: $2-$12 depending upon the part you want to visit
Distance from Cape Town International Airport: 23.2 km, takes approx. 50 min to reach.
Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town
Play with cute penguins at the pristine beaches of Cape of Good Hope. This enchanting park is place to a large number of penguins that flock along this tourist destination. The lighthouse at the top of the Cape of Good Hope provides a picturesque view of the stunning Cape Town.
Rich in cultural and Natural Heritage, Cape of Good Hope provides numerous opportunities to honeymooners like hiking, picnicking, cycling and surfing. Relax on the magnificent coastline of the Cape Peninsula and go beaching against the spectacular backdrop of the mountains.
Entry Fee: Approx $2 per adult.
Distance from Cape Town International Airport: 68 km, takes approximately 1 hr. 39 km.
Boulders is a beautiful coastline with penguins that feels nothing short of a lover’s treat. Your South Africa honeymoon is incomplete without a trip to this beautiful beach located inside the Table Mountain National Park. The massive granite boulders that are around 540 million years old are home to a large number of African Penguins.
Enjoy swimming with your other half at the boulders beach. The peace and charm of this marvelous beach is everything you need for a romantic honeymoon.
Entry fee: Approx $1 per adult
Nearby attractions: Simon’s Town
Distance from Cape Town International Airport: 45 km, takes about 50 minutes to reach.
Addo Elephant National Park
What could be more thrilling than watching Great White Shark on a Marine Eco tour!? The third largest national park of South Africa, Addo National Park is home to a wide range of biodiversity, flora and fauna and wildlife.
Sight Elephants and other wildlife with all the privacy you need in self-driving cars that are available at the main gate. Walk hand-in-hand with your beloved on the Zuurberg hiking trail. Escape to one of the best places to visit in South Africa on Honeymoon and spot giant African Elephants. Flanked by coral trees and yellowwoods in abundance, this impressive coastline of the Bird Island is a breeding ground for exotic and endangered birds.
Distance from Port Elizabeth International Airport: 44.7 km, takes approx. 32 min to reach.
Nearby attractions: Kariega Beach, Schotia Safaris private game reserve
Entry fee: Approx $5 per adult
With its marvelous Atlantic Ocean, unusually rich biodiversity and lush indigenous forests, the Cape Peninsula is an essential ingredient to make your South Africa Honeymoon an unforgettable one. The stunning rugged coastline of Cape Peninsula is studded with great beaches. Not only this, it also has an extraordinary landscape, and offers numerous activities.
Activities to do: Romance on a cable car and get an excellent aerial view of the Table Mountain National Park. Take to the wave for a spectacular ocean safari and encounter African Whales and Dolphins. Bring in some adventure and go sand boarding on this beautiful coastline. End your day sipping African wine under starry skies and besides the rippling Atlantic Ocean.
Distance from Cape Town International Airport: 61.2 km, takes approx. 1 hr. 39 min to reach.
Nearby Attractions: Boulders Beach, Old Cape Point Lighthouse, Cape of Good Hope
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Gold Reef Theme Park
Roll to one of South Africa’s biggest adventure parks and feel the adrenaline rushing on Africa’s biggest, fastest and tallest thrill rides. Whether you want to feel the rush with twisting and turning in the biggest of rides or enjoy a small family friendly ride, there is a ride for everyone at Gold Rush Theme Park.
Watch images come to a spectacular life with an immersive 4D theatre experience. Make science fun with amazing experiments and activities at the interactive science exploratory or hop on more than thirty thrilling rides at this amazing theme park. Treat your other half to an unforgettable helicopter flight over the stunning Johannesburg.
Prices: Thrill rider (includes access to all rides) $15 and Non rider $9 per adult.
Distance from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB): 37.6 km, takes approx. 49 min to travel.
Nearby attractions: Gold Reef City Casino, Apartheid Museum.
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Botswana
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is nothing short of a paradise with its huge black mane mountains, imposing camel thorn trees and wild leopards. Located in Kalahari, a large sand filled basin on the west of the South African Continent, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park has a gentle undulating terrain and is a stunning mix of colors, ranging from red dunes to yellow-brown river beds and lush green shrubs.
Rejuvenating morning and sunset drives, Eco and Wilderness Trails and natural picnic sites with barbeque facilities is all you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy a relaxing bath in the swimming pools at the Twee Rivieren and Kalahari tent camp with your beloved or enjoy your own private time amidst nature at Mata Mata and Nossob.
Distance from Upington Airport (UTN): 250.5 km, takes approx. 2h 20 min to travel.
Nearby attractions: Augrabies National Park.
uShaka Marine World, Durban
Plan a perfect day with your other half at uShaka Marine World and go splashing around in water adventure and a sea life theme. Situated in Durban, uShaka Marine World offers nonstop adventure and excitement at its Seaworld (unique aquatic species), wet n wild (slides, pool and water rides), and tranquility of uShaka Beach.
Hop on a sea animal encounters island and get an island adventure like no other. Play with dolphins, snorkel an exotic fish, feed a stingray or walk with sharks. Get up and close to majestic yet mysterious sea creatures. There is something for reptile enthusiasts too.
Click photos with giant green anaconda, dabble with black throated monitors or play around with tarantulas, snakes, lizards and spiders. Fill your honeymoon with some creeps fun, fascinating rides and enthralling sea creatures at uShaka Marine World. uShaka Marine world tops the list of best places to visit in South Africa for honeymoon for some adventure and thrill.
Distance from King Shaka Airport, Durban: 34 km, takes approx. 45 minutes to reach.
Entry fee: $4, combo deal for slides, pools, rides and aquarium, per adult.
Nearby Attractions: Zulumoon Gondolas, Umgeni River World Park, Point Waterfront
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Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn
Take a walk to Cango Caves and explore African Heritage of great historical importance. Located at a distance of 29 km from oudtshoorn, the spectacular wonder lies in the picturesque Cango Valley. Adorned with finest dripstone caverns and magnificent towering halls, the Cango Caves are an architectural wonder situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the stunning Swartberg Mountains.
Get an eclectic mix of both heritage and adventure at the Cango Caves. Climb the Jacob’s ladder to reach the Lumbago Alley, and get a glimpse of the hanging crystal gardens. Explore King Solomon’s Mines that lead to a gigantic ice-cream cone and romance in the Tunnel of Love. Receive a loving squeeze from your better half and then leopard crawl your way out of the beautiful caves.
Distance from Cape Town International Airport (CPT): 445.4km, 5h 11m.
Heritage tour- $9 per person
Adventure tour- $13 per person.
Nearby Attractions: Wilgewandel, Cango Wildlife Ranch, Highgate Ostrich Show Farm
Things To Do On South African Honeymoon
Safari In Hluhluwe And Umfolozi National Park
Revel in wildlife at Hluhluwe and Umfolozi National park. Covering 9600 hectares of wilderness, this magnificent national park is considered the oldest proclaimed national park of South Africa. Their exciting range of full day, half day and night safaris ensures you an unforgettable outing with your better half.
This incredibly scenic reserve with its magnificent history and open savannah grasslands is home to several species of Cheetah, Wild Dogs, and Black and White Rhinos, Zebra and Giraffes. Embark on a Boat safari and spot wildlife in the luxury of piping hot coffee and some delicious breakfast. Visit St Lucia Estuary, South Africa’s first heritage site and end your day with a breathtaking African sunset.
Distance from King Shaka International Airport, Durban: 208km, takes approx. 2 hr. 17 min to reach.
Safari fees: Ranges from $25 to $250 depending upon the safari.
Attractions Nearby: Elephant Coast, Hluhluwe-Umfolozi game reserve
Experience River Hippo Safari In St. Lucia
What is more thrilling than cruising through 1000 Nile Crocodiles and over 800 African Hippos! The St. Lucia Kwazulu Natal gives you a wildlife experience like never before in a Hippo and Crocodile Cruise. Considered as South Africa’s very first world Heritage Site, a visit to St. Lucia is one of the most exciting things to do in South Africa.
Discover and witness wild hippos and Exotic Nile crocodiles in a 2 hour Hippo and Crocodile Cruise. Furnish some incredible facts about the safari from experience and knowledgeable rangers. The exclusive 15 seater vessels gives you an awesome wildlife viewing experience on your honeymoon.
Distance from King Shaka International Airport, Durban: 208km, takes approx. 2 hr. 17 min to reach.
Safari fees: $4 per person
Attractions Nearby: Jabula Beach, Crocodile Centre
Microlight Flight Near Durban
Set out for a sky adventure and fly with your beloved on what is considered as Durban’s best activity. Located on the south coast of Umkomaas, the Umvoti Airfield offers microlight flights that heads to the North of the Coast, giving you a thrilling marine life viewing experience.
Choose from either the Aquila (open) microlight or the semi enclosed Sport Plane to spot all sorts of Marine Life ranging from Whale Sharks, to Turtles and Rays. With just both of you and the pilot, get all the privacy you need for your mushy moments in air.
Distance from King Shaka International Airport, Durban: 72.8 km.
Flight fees: $8 to $30 depending upon type of plane and duration of Flight.
Nearby Attractions: Aliwal Shoal, CrocWorld, Margate Beach
Canopy Tour Tsitsikamma
Get lost in the magnificent Tsitsikamma Indigenous Rainforest with this exciting Canopy Tour. This breathtaking eco-tourism activity takes you through the thick beautiful rainforests and is probably one of the best things to do in South Africa.
Activities: The cable slide gives you pure adrenaline as you brush past 700 years old Outeniqua yellowwood trees and a spectacular scenery. Go for a zipline adventure 30 mt. above the lush green forest floor and get lucky spotting brilliant red plumages and Knysna Loeries. Take home excellent photos and memories of a lifetime. The experienced guides makes your excursion safe and informative.
Distance from George Airport: 144 km
Price: $10 per person
Nearby Attractions: Garden Route, Storms river
Stay In Oyster Box Hotel
Relax in absolute luxury at the Oyster Box Hotel with your other half. An award winning menu awaits you at this exclusive sea facing suite. With a stunning Ocean terrace, gourmet South African breakfast and exquisite suites, the Oyster Box Hotel has everything to make your stay homely.
The freshly harvested oysters accompanied with sparkling wine makes for an ideal intimate dining experience. Treat your other half to a private wine cellar dinner and enjoy a specially designed Lighthouse Lager. Spend some quality time at the exquisite spa located amidst luscious tropical gardens and overlooking the postcard perfect shores of Umhlanga beachfront.
Distance from Durban International Airport: 37 km
Price: $80 per night
Nearby Attractions: Umhlanga Lighthouse, Whale Bone pier, Umhlanga lagoon nature reserve
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Get Neck Massage From An Ostrich
Located in the lush Congo valley, the Cango Ostrich show farm gives you exciting guided tours to a farm full of Ostriches. At a distance of just 14 km outside of Oudtshoorn, this privately owned farm houses magnificent ostriches, a fantastic curio shop and an exclusive wine house.
Activities to do: Out of the many exciting things to do in South Africa, how about getting a Neck Massage by an Ostrich! Take an exciting guided tour to the Cango Ostrich Show farm and get free hugs and kisses from the super friendly female Betsies. Sip African wine while the guides inform you about the history and farming practices of this unusually fun farm.
Distance from Oudtshoorn Aerodrome (OUH): 16.4 km, takes approx. 19 minutes to reach.
Price: Approx $2 Per Person
Nearby Attractions: Cango Wildlife Ranch, Cango Caves
Dive With Great White Sharks
Give your adrenaline a solid kick with a daunting dive amidst mighty White Sharks. Experience everything you have ever seen in movies and TV as magnificent sharks circle around your underwater cage. Get up close and personal with the largest underwater mammals.
Great white sharks circling around you is an extremely exhilarating experience. The experienced guides take every possible care to make your dive a truly thrilling experience. Book an entire boat to yourself and enjoy the miraculous marine life in privacy.
Price: $145 per adult.
Locations: Gansbaai, Kleinbaai Harbour, Mossel Bay, Robben Island
Watch Penguins of Simon's Town
Your South African Honeymoon is incomplete without spotting African Penguins in the Vicinity of Simon’s Town. Spot about seventeen species of penguins at the remarkable boulders beach. What’s more exciting is, boulders is the only place on Earth that gives you an opportunity to actually swim amongst the penguins.
Play with the penguins of Simon’s town as they invade the beaches nearby in large numbers. Watch thousands of African Penguins flock the famous boulders beach as you walk past admiring the ethereal landscape.
Distance from Cape Town International Airport: 41 km
Nearby Attractions: Boulder's Beach, Table Mountain National Park, Fish Hoek Beach
Honeymoon Resorts In South Africa
The Palace Of The Lost City, North West Province
Set on an extinct volcanic site and overlooking the picturesque Pilanesberg Mountains, The Palace of the Lost City is on the list of every luxury-seeker. The architecture and interiors are inspired by African tribes and culture to give you a feel of authentic Africa on your Honeymoon in South Africa.
Expect a gastronomic perfection with excellent wine and menus crafted by world class chef. Get in some mood for love and treat your better half to a romantic candle light dinner in an exclusively intimate setting and Afro-French Fusion Cuisine. From bespoke spa treatments, hot air balloon ride to African sunsets, this place is a destination made for lovers.
Location: Sun City Resort; 0316; North West Province; South Africa
Price: $73 to $700 depending upon the suite.
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The Kingdom Resort, Pilanesberg
The Kingdom Resort, as the name truly suggests, is nothing short of a Kingdom in itself. Located at a distance of only 2 km from Pilanesberg National Park, this exquisite resort resembles a collection of small villages aesthetically laid out to compliment the surroundings.
Activities: Snuggle down in the warmth of your beloved at the private fire pits or take a relaxing dip at their private splash pools. Bask in the excellent sunny weather of Pilanesberg and explore the resort area on Quad Bikes. Zipline at the world’s longest zip line or melt your stress away with exclusive African spa and massages. The serenity and exclusivity of this resort makes your honeymoon in South Africa a truly memorable one.
Location: R556, Pilanesberg, 0316, South Africa
Price: $15 to $40 depending upon the type of room.
Protea Hotel By Marriott Rustenburg Hunters Rest
Nestled in the marvelous Magaliesburg Mountains, the sub-tropical ambience of this resort perfectly blends comfort and luxury. A mere 2hours drive from Johannesburg and hour’s drive from Sun City, the Protea Hotel offers spectacular views of the mountains and the Olifantsnek dam.
The proximity of this hotel to famous getaways makes it an ideal place to stay during your honeymoon in South Africa. Go for a nature drive to nearby attractions that includes Kruger Country House, Cradle of Humankind, Royal Bafokeng stadium, Magaliesberg Canopy Tour, Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves, and Elephant Sanctuary. Treat your taste buds to a variety of restaurants nearby and revel in the scenic beauty of this hotel tucked away in nature.
Location: Rustenburg/Krugersdorp Road, Rustenburg, North West, South Africa
Price: $20 to $25 per night
Fairmont Zimbali Resort, Dolphin Coast
Get lost in this tranquil retreat in the Bustling Holiday Town of Ballito. Located only 30 minutes from Durban, the exclusive Zimbali Coastal Resort Boasts of comfort, style and unrivalled service.
Activities: Immerse yourself in Africa’s charm and allure with an exquisite Willow Stream Spa, and enjoy a sumptuous Indian, Mexican and International buffet at their restaurants in house. Savor your afternoon tea with your other half in a beautiful setting of the stunning Indian Ocean. The Fairmont Zimbali Resort on the Dolphin Coast is a haven for honeymooners.
Location: Zimbali, South Africa
Price: $25 to $33 depending upon the room.
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Sun City Resort
Retreat in Sun City Resort, the best holiday resort in South Africa. Only a 2 hour drive from Johannesburg, this fine Resort is sprawled across the border of the Pilanesberg National Park and is the only surf-and-safari destination in South Africa.
Activities: Your search for a perfect romantic stay ends here. Enjoy blood pumping activities and thrilling water slides at Sun City’s valley of waves. Dance the night away in the vibrant Encore nightclub. Enjoy unparalleled joy, adventure and delight at Sun City’s Entertainment Park.
Location: Sun City Resort; 0316; North West Province; South Africa
Price: Approx $180
Margate Sands Beach Resort
Overlooking the gorgeous Indian Ocean, Margate Sands Beach Resort is nothing short of a paradise. Situated on Margate’s popular beach, this exclusive resort is perfect for honeymooners seeking some privacy.
Nestled in the quiet beach and picturesque waters, Margate Resort is one of the best honeymoon destinations in South Africa. Relax with your better half at the La Vita Spa or indulge in some adventure at the gold club. Unwind by the pool or take a rejuvenating couple massage at the wellness spa. World class facilities, scenic landscapes and the stunning Indian Ocean makes Margate Sands Resort a true haven for Honeymooners.
Location: William O'Connor Dr. Margate Beach, Margate, 4275, South Africa
Price: Approx $28 per night
Kapenta Bay Resort
Stay at the holiday Mecca of South Africa and soak up the warm sunshine of Kwazulu Natal’s South Coast. Located on the south coast, this Bay resort is a relaxing getaway far from the hustle and bustle of city accommodations and offers an excellent Sub-Tropical Climate.
Lie back and relax around the Mbango Beach Tidal Pool and enjoy a delectable meal with your other half. The Resort offers you the freshest tropical fruits and a mouthwatering South Coast Cuisine.
Activities: Indulge in adventure activities like Abseiling, Diving in the Kapenta Bay and Game fishing. Go for a romantic hiking or panoramic excursion or get some retail therapy at the shopping mall nearby.
Location: 11/12 Princess Elizabeth Drive, Port Shepstone, Port Shepstone, South Africa agoda
Price: Approx $28 per night
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Monkey Valley Resort
Stay amidst nature at the Monkey Valley Resort and enjoy the unrivaled views of the Noordhoek Beach. Built with sustainable environment friendly ethos, this beautiful resort is located at the foot of Chapman’s Peak and nestled within the lush Milkwood Forest.
What better honeymoon destination in South Africa than a natural landscape tucked away in nature away from the bustling city center. Relax in nature amidst giant Milkwood forests and a long unspoiled beach. Rejuvenate at herbal sauna on Treetops or spot marine wildlife like whales, dolphins and seagulls.
This beautiful Monkey Valley Resort is surrounded by nature reserves on three sides and offers superb views over the sea to make your South Africa honeymoon, a truly memorable one.
Location: 1 Mountain Rd, Chapmans Peak, Cape Town, 7985, South Africa
Price: starts from $12
Cabana Beach Resort
Revel in an oasis of peace and warmth in this tastefully furnished seaside apartments. Located on an idyllic coastline to the North of Durban, Cabana Beach Resorts are a haven for honeymooners. With its excellent tropical waters, azure waters of the Indian Ocean nearby and amazing golden beaches, this resort is an epitome of peace.
Relax in the classic Mediterranean architecture of this stunning resort or take a refreshing dip in the private pools. Head to Cabana Beach resort for a romantic retreat.
Location: 10 Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga, Durban, 4320, South Africa
Price: Approx $6 to $100 depending upon the room
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Taj Cape Town
Immerse in luxury at the Taj Cape Town with its contemporary architecture and rich history. Tucked in between the beautiful table mountains, vibrant city views and Company’s Garden, the Taj is a symbol of luxury and impeccable services.
Located at only a walking distance from iconic tourist destinations like Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Point and Boulders Beach, the Taj is an ideal place to stay. Treat your other half to a private dining experience in mesmeric settings and handcrafted menus. Make your honeymoon in South Africa unforgettable at this luxurious resort.
Location: 1 Wale St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
Price: Approx $50 to $180 per night
Honeymoon Dinner Experiences In South Africa
Little Havana, Durban
Enjoy a contemporary and stylish dining experience in Umhlanga Village. The little Havana is an award winning steak house and is voted the best steak house in South Africa. The meat is served fresh and is processed and aged in their in house butlery.
Sip on South African Wines alongside world class grills and seafood in the quaint village of Umhlanga. Indulge in a sublime affair of international cuisine, wine and fine dining. End a great evening in the company of your better half in melt in the mouth desserts.
Location: Granada Square, Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa.
Price: Approx $2 for two.
La Mouette, Cape Town
Treat your other half to seasonally inspired menus made with ingredients cherry picked from the best of Local Producers. The La Mouette restaurant not only gives you a fine dining experience but also complimentary wines meticulously selected with consultation from in house wine experts.
Enjoy a sumptuous six course menu under the stars on a fine summer night. Dig into a sinful carrot cake or their signature Mascarpone ice cream in the beautiful cobblestone courtyard.
Location: 48 Regent Road, Sea Point.
Price: $8 - $100 for two.
On The Rocks, Cape Town
Dine amidst the most magnificent views of the Table Mountain and the Robben Island. Sip on specialty coffees and gorge on delectable pastries at their seaside Coffee hatch. The beautiful Atlantic Ocean, and the charming sunset of the Robben Island makes for a romantic dining experience.
One of the best things to do in South Africa is experiencing African Cuisine at its best and what better place than the serene On the Rocks restaurant! Enjoy a quiet dinner at the Venetian fireplace or dine al fresco at the terrace under the starry sky in summers. Munch on exotic west coast oysters and their saffron crayfish cooked to perfection.
Location: 45 Stadler Road, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa
Price: Approx $5 for two
Roma Revolving Restaurant, Durban
Enjoy a famous Italian cuisine with a breathtaking 360 degrees view of the beautiful city of Durban in the only revolving restaurant of South Africa. Located on the 32nd floor of the John Ross House, the Roma Revolving Restaurant gives you excellent views of the sea and bay.
Sip on River Gold, their in house boutique wine loving cultivated at their private Chateau in Cape Town. With its breathtaking panoramic view and delicious Italian cuisine, the Roma Sky Bar creates a perfect romantic ambience.
Location: John Ross House, Jonsson Ln, Durban Central, Durban, 4001, South Africa
Price: Approx $8 for two
San Deck At The Sandton Sun, Johannesburg
Dine overlooking an excellent African Sunset at one of the most memorable and romantic destinations in Johannesburg. The Sun Deck is an auction wine restaurant and serves some of the best wines, seasonal soups, gourmet bunny chows and signature African dishes.
Embark on a culinary experience amidst scintillating views of the surrounding Sandstone Skyline. Dance the night away with trendy cocktails, live music and a DJ.
Location: Sandton Sun Hotel, 5th St, Sandton, 2196, South Africa
Price: Approx $8 for two
Market Café, Durban
Enjoy a quiet meal in this world class garden restaurant. Located behind the classic colonial buildings of the 1930’s, the Market Café offers freshly squeezed fruit juices, award winning South African Wines and specially brewed coffee.
Dine in a peaceful atmosphere of a central fountain surrounded by Leopard trees. The market café boasts of alluring 18th century French Garden Furniture and provides a perfect catalyst for a romantic dining.
Location: 40 Marriott Road, Greyville, Durban
Price: $4 for two (Approx)