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From the coast to the bush: South Africa’s top honeymoon destinations

Your wedding date is set, you have found the perfect wedding venue, the perfect dress and everything is planned exactly like you always dreamed it would be, but what about the perfect honeymoon?

From the bush to the beach, here are a few of South Africa’s favourite honeymoon spots.

The Chocolate Box Guest House

The Chocolate Box Guest House in Gordon’s Bay, might not be your first choice but it should definitely not be overlooked. They offer amazing views and guests are treated like royalty. Amenities include a pool on the deck overlooking the ocean, breakfast each morning and a bar/lounge facilities.

The Vineyard Hotel

Set in an idyllic 7-acre garden estate on the eastern slope of Table Mountain, The Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town offers over 200 luxury accommodation options, two award-winning restaurants as well as an acclaimed spa. The central location provides you with various options for daily activities in and around Cape Town.

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Camps Bay is the perfect location if you love historical buildings and exceptionally beautiful surroundings. The hotel provides an idyllic backdrop against Table Mountain. A shuttle service is provided for guests who require transport to Cape Town’s city center. This is one of the more expensive options, but the cost is worth the experience.

The Misty Mountain Reserve

Misty Mountain Reserve in the Garden Route is perfect if you want something that is a little more in touch with nature. Located near the Storms River in the Tsitsikamma National Park, you can be assured that rest and relaxation will be on the menu. With activities such as hiking and beautiful views at reasonable prices, what’s not to love?

The Ulusaba Private Game Reserve

Another one for nature lovers is the Ulusaba Private Game Reserve which is located in Skukuza. Offering game drives, food and wine pairing as well as a spectacular wildlife and natural landscapes, this is a great option for safari enthusiasts.

The Flycatcher Castle

Winning the award for most romantic honeymoon destination is a place that will make you feel like royalty. Located in Mpumalanga, The Flycatcher Castle is a majestic building situated on the edge of the Drakensberg mountain range. With the Kruger National Park being less than an hour’s drive away, you can be sure there will be a lot of outdoor activity to pair with your perfect honeymoon location.

For one less thing to worry about, consider car hire in South Africa when on honeymoon.


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