From the beautiful city of Cape Town, crowned by the majestic Table Mountain, and the world-famous wineries of the Cape Winelands, to the lush forests, glittering lakes, golden sand dunes and endless beaches of the Maputuland Coast, South Africa is an incredible country to discover on your honeymoon.
The country offers a wide range of luxury accommodation including private boutique hotels, charming bed and breakfasts, and luxury safari lodges and camps, featuring lavish honeymoon suites, romantic villas and secluded chalets.
South Africa is a fantastic self-drive destination and having your own hire car allows you the freedom to discover this wonderful country at your own pace. You may wish to start in the ‘Mother City’ of Cape Town, where you can explore the stunning rugged coastline and impressive Atlantic Seaboard beaches.
Make a stop at Camps Bay to discover a long, palm-fringed sandy beach. Enjoy a drink or meal at one of the superb restaurants or bars along the promenade, or watch the sunset from the beautiful Llandudno Beach.
Next, you can explore the soaring mountains, gorgeous vineyards and picturesque towns of the Cape Winelands. It's an easy day trip from Cape Town, or can spend a night or two in these romantic surroundings.
Another top recommendation is to drive along the famous Garden Route to the town of Plettenberg Bay in South Africa’s Western Cape Province. Here, you can explore the rocky peninsula, take in the breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean, walk along the endless sandy beaches, kayak with dolphins or hike in the surrounding mountains.
If you want to have an unforgettable wildlife encounter on your South Africa honeymoon, you can visit the Eastern and Western Game Reserves. We suggest spending two or three days at the Makalali Private Conservancy (90km west of Kruger National Park) where you'll stay at the luxurious Garonga Safari Camp. Here, you'll enjoy unhurried game drives, picnic breakfasts, intimate dining, and an open-air bush bath experience.