For couples struggling to decide whether to spend their honeymoon on safari or on the beach, or for those who can't choose between exploring either a remote wilderness or a fascinating new city, a South Africa honeymoon will deliver the best of both worlds. Within a single, easy-to-get-around country, you can take in classic Big 5 safaris, dazzling beaches, extraordinary scenery and dynamic urban and cultural experiences.
Thrilling game drives and Big 5 sightings are only part of the experience at South Africa's top safari destinations. World-class luxury lodges and dedicated honeymoon accommodation plus all the action of a big game safari are on offer in the malaria-free Eastern Cape reserves and Madikwe Private Game Reserve but it's the Kruger National Park that takes top honours for a South African safari honeymoon. For something truly exclusive, take a look at our recommended Kruger accommodations located in adjoining private reserves and concessions.
Of course you don't have to spend your entire South Africa honeymoon in the wild: a safari can easily be combined with time on the coast. If your idea of romance is long stretches of white sandy beaches, dappled forests and craggy mountains, we'd recommend a few leisurely days spent driving down the Garden Route, stopping at quaint guesthouses and dining on oysters and fresh seafood until you reach Africa's favourite city - Cape Town.
Home to iconic Table Mountain as well as some of the world’s most beautiful city beaches and simply brimming with history and culture, Cape Town can certainly keep you busy but with a selection of private villas and exclusive boutique guesthouses, you'll also enjoy intimacy and solitude during your stay in the Mother City. Be sure to take a drive to South Africa's undisputed gourmet region - the Cape Winelands - where you can taste a rich variety of local wines and tuck into sumptuous, award-winning cuisine.