My advice to all the brides out there is, leave this one to the groom. There is so much else that you’re going to need to get a handle on – your wedding dress, that of your bridesmaids, your mother, the flowers, the décor, who sits where, your bouquet, the church flowers, your hair… need I go on?
But, there is a way that you can carefully nudge your husband-about-to-be in the right direction. And we’ve made your life that much easier by carefully selecting the spots in South Africa where there is sure to be plenty of romance, quiet, serenity and just great honeymoon moments.
10 Popular South African Honeymoon Destinations:
The Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal – think blue skies, incredible ‘right there’ mountains, crystal rivers and waterfalls, and silence.
Greyton, Western Cape – think perfect little town away from it all with picturesque nature reserve walks, great little shops and restaurants, gorgeous gardens, and privacy.
Franschhoek, Cape Winelands – think food and wine capital of the Cape, mountains, incredible history, Cape Dutch style buildings, and a main street filled with coffee shops and restaurants.
Magaliesburg, North West Province – think mountains, valleys, rivers, indigenous woodland, birds and natural bushveld, expansive skies and open space.
Hogsback, Eastern Cape – think quaint little village that time forgot high in the mountains, creeping roses, magnificent trees, sand roads, village folk and an escape from it all.
Paternoster, Cape West Coast – think fishermen’s village on the West Coast, blue skies, mellow sunkissed days, evening strolls on the sand, fresh fish, starry skies and quiet.
Waterberg, Limpopo – think mountains, stone age artefacts, typical African bushveld, deep gorges, rock pools, incredible bird life, secluded escapes and blue open skies.
Kaapsehoop, Mpumalanga – think little plateau village, perfect escape, fairytale quality, wild horses, the blue swallow, hiking trails, mysterious stones and quiet.
Fouriesburg or Rosendal, Free State – think typical Free State towns that offer time out, eccentric neighbours, exciting shops and restaurants, blue skies, wild flowers and time out.
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Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape – think huge wildlife park, red sand dunes, blue skies, camel thorn trees, sparse vegetation, waterholes and time standing still.
Happy Wedding Planning!