South Africa is one of the most popular and memorable honeymoon destinations in the world. It’s a country of so much beauty and diversity (and, as an added bonus, it’s really affordable too). We’ve highlighted just a few of our favourite honeymoon venues in South Africa for 2020 into 2021.
Honeymoons In the Western Cape …
This modern farmhouse showcases the spectacular vistas of the Cederberg for dreamy morning views and the ultimate in romance. The French windows open onto a spacious patio, which overlooks the pretty gardens. An ethereal getaway for a memorable honeymoon venue in South Africa.
Franschhoek is known for its incredible food and wine, combined with breath-taking views of the surrounding vineyards and mountains. This is the ideal place to celebrate your new adventure, with lashings of luxury, thanks to the 5-star boutique hotel spoils.
For a real treat, head to this gorgeous, intimate Clifton hotel in Cape Town. It’s flanked by Lion’s Head Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, with views that are almost unbelievable. Each suite is unique and offers its own romantic appeal.
For a honeymoon you’ll never forget, languish in 5-star accommodation in the heart of the beautiful Hout Bay. Each air-conditioned room has incredible views. Look out for whales, especially during the second half of the year at this famous honeymoon venue in South Africa.
Wellington is less than an hour from Cape Town, but its quiet beauty makes it feel like a different world. Grand Dedale is nestled in the valley below Bainskloof Pass and makes the most out of this spectacular setting.
Honeymoon Venues In Garden Route …
Plettenberg Bay is a stunning destination for a honeymoon (well, for any getaway, really). This hotel is perched between the ocean and the mountains, and is in the picturesque Nature’s Valley. The Superior Rooms have their own private plunge pool too – the perfect place for summer sundowners together.
Have the ultimate intimate getaway on the edge of the indigenous forest, amidst the mountains and farmlands of the Garden Route. This country lodge is in a private nature reserve and offers a pool, massage spa, sauna and horse rides through the exquisite trails.
Surround yourselves with breath-taking views when you book a room here, right on the east twin of the famous Knysna Heads. This 5-star guest house is the perfect base from which to explore the world-famous golf estates of Pezula and Simola, or to go on lagoon tours and whale-watching excursions.
Honeymoons In KwaZulu Natal …
Bring a little wildlife on honeymoon when you stay at this dreamy camp on the Elephant Coast. Start and end each day with a game drive, then cool off in the private swimming pools or take an outdoor shower in the heart of the bush.
Truly awesome views of the rolling mountain ranges of Zululand await honeymooning couples. Explore the countryside, see the Big 5, and then head back to the lodge for a dip in the private plunge pool of the honeymoon suite.
This idyllic spot is in Umhlanga Rocks, near Durban. It has a homely, spacious feel as well as a wellness centre for couples to get pampered. Cool off in the swimming pool, or walk the 200 metres to the beach.
In Mpumalanga …
This 5-star game lodge makes the ideal honeymoon accommodation because it combines stunning suites, even more stunning natural vistas, and Big 5 game viewing. It is in the Kruger National Park, right at the confluence of two rivers; a magnificent setting.
This little gem is in Kiepersol along the Panorama Route and has a distinctly classic farmhouse chic. They pride themselves in the cuisine on offer, which means plenty of romantic dinners together. This is close to the Kruger National Park as well as many other wildlife and adventure hotspots.
Sit in front of your private fireplace, sipping on a glass of South African wine at this romantic retreat in the mountains of Sabie. Each suite also has a private splash pool. This lodge is renowned for its awesome food and views. It is close to loads of other wildlife attractions.
Of course, South Africa has loads of beautiful honeymoon accommodation spots that we haven’t featured here. To check these out, head to SA-Venues.com.
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