South Africa boasts one of the most vibrant and diverse countries in the world, the rainbow nation is a melting pot of various African and European cultures and has created a distinct personality for itself with these influences sprinkled all over the country.
This kind of cultural fusion has led to each one of South Africa’s provinces providing its one unique experience that will surely make for a honeymoon to remember. Whether you’re looking for stunning beaches, wildlife game drives, outdoor adventure or simply being pampered in the lap of luxury then South Africa is an ideal destination.
To help find the ideal destination to suit your honeymoon needs and celebrate your love they way you see fit, here a list of the best honeymoon spots in South Africa
South Africa has an ideal honeymoon experience for everyone
Lazy Leopard Knysna – Knysna, Garden Route
The Lazy Leopard offers the Forest Moon and Starry Forest “bush huts”, in which you can either enjoy a romantic forest stay or a marvellous view of the valley beyond and, as they are built of encased glass, ensuring that you won’t miss a thing.
Both huts come furnished with queen-sized beds, mini kitchens, bathrooms, fireplaces, TVs with DVD players and a nearby swimming pool. Additionally, they offer a larger cottage type accommodation, resplendent with roof beams, timber floors and an open fireplace, located within the forest.
Protea Hotel Hazyview – Hazyview, Mpumalanga
For you audacious honeymooners, the Hazyview area in Mpumalanga offers many prospects; from river rafting, aerial cable trailing, tubing and abseiling, to more relaxing pastimes, such as horse riding along the Sabie River, visiting the Elephant Sanctuary and flying in a hot air balloon to watch the sunrise over the stunning vista.
The Protea Hazyview is a gorgeous 3-star hotel offering a restaurant, room service, garden, outdoor swimming pool, snooker billiards and tennis courts.
Mabula Game Lodge – Warmbaths, Limpopo
To tick off that bucket list seeing the ‘Big Five’, (rhinos, elephants, lions, buffaloes and leopards), the Mabula Game Lodge in Warmbaths, is the best place in realising this dream.
Besides the bigger animals, this private game reserve is visited day and night by warthogs, antelope, bush pigs and colourful birds which can regularly be seen from most patio rooms. You will have the chance to go on daily game drives, escorted by highly experienced drivers.
Accommodation consists of en-suite air-conditioned chalets and tents and indoor and outdoor dining.
Hluhluwe River Lodge – Hluhluwe, KZN
Positioned not far away from St Lucia Lagoon and only a day trip to the fascinating Hluhluwe Game Reserve, you can be as private as you wish with you Mr or Mrs.
Adding to the romantic atmosphere, The lodge is located in a fairly secluded location but at the same time, is not too far away from many areas of interest. You can either explore the area yourselves or if you want to put yourselves in the hands of the experts- with a game ranger who will accompany you on your Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park excursion.
Kagga Kamma – Kagga Kamma, Western Cape
At Kagga Kamma lodge you will appreciate the great vastness of natural bush, with a setting of a million stars, when spending the night “in” Kagga Kamma’s outcrop open-air room. You will be given the option of either taking a picnic basket for your romantic dinner or dining at the lodge itself before your trip to the great outdoors.
The Falls Augrabies – Augrabies, Northern Cape
The Falls Guest House is located in Augrabies, close to the Augrabies Falls National Park. The Falls, on the Orange River, are celebrated for their constant flow of deafening magnificence. Proposing a great place to wander and catch a glance of springbok, klipspringers and various birds of prey.
The room provides views of the garden and is equipped with TV and DVD player and Wi-Fi for an additional fee. If you are thinking of a having a romantic braai for two, there is also the opportunity to use the barbeque facilities. For your pampering wishes, the resident beauty salon offers massages and a selection of treatments.
The Rock Lodge – Sabi Sabi, Kruger
This lodge is situated in the Sabi Sabi area and built high upon a cliff, allowing for amazing views. In addition, the property has undertaken the removal of fences between the greater Kruger National Park and other private reserves; as a result, the opportunity to see even more wildlife has increased.
With two safaris a day conducted by very knowledgeable tour guides, private dinners with a personal butler serving delicious food, massages and a private spa, with this kind of pampering; you wouldn’t want to leave.
Lost City – Sun City, North West
This fictitious African palace will give you the experience of a fairy tale honeymoon and feel like royalty. Each of the 338 rooms is decorated in real African flavour, with a huge four poster bed, multi-channel TV, ceiling fans, an enormous bath and shower room and a generous dressing area. The Grand Pool is perfect to sunbathe, relax and enjoy light snacks. You will be King and Queen within this African domination, as you should be.
Fall in love with South Africa
South Africa truly offers honeymooners the opportunity to fit in a wide range of tastes and preferences. Whether you are an activities enthusiast, nature buff or are simply looking for complete relaxation, South Africa has a honeymoon destination for you.
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