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Top South Africa Honeymoon Ideas

Congratulations! You’ve tied the knot and now, as newly-weds, it’s time for you to discover a place where you can celebrate your love and the new voyage that you’re about to take together. It’s a time of elation, joy and adventure and this is echoed through the ideal honeymoon destination.

Two of South Africa’s most loved honeymoon destinations are embarking on a safari or staying at one of the many exclusive vineyards in the Cape Winelands.

Experience an African Safari

A safari is something that needs to be experienced – words cannot describe the awe-striking beauty of the landscapes and the wondrous wildlife that are found in South Africa.

The Kruger National Park and the Greater Kruger region are by far the most popular destinations. There are many safari lodges in this area of South Africa that offer special honeymoon packages to ensure you have a perfect, romantic experience.

Pondoro Safari Lodge is a sought-after honeymoon destination, able to cater to your needs and give you a bespoke African safari.

The honeymoon suites are absolute pictures of perfection. Apart from the modern design combined with a traditional African twist, you have the following luxuries available to you: a private hot tub Jacuzzi facing the stunning Olifants River; romantic private dinner; romantic, candlelit bath in your suite.

Pondoro is known for its exclusive, luxury game drives on which every effort will be made to give you a chance to gaze upon the famed Big 5. Nature walks, bird watching and evening game drives with a spotlight are also available.

The Cape Winelands

The Western Cape is renowned for its award-winning wine estates. They not only produce incredible wine – from the crisp, fresh taste of a Sauvignon Blanc to the complex notes and undertones of a cabernet – the estates themselves are marvels and impeccable places for a honeymoon.

La Residence in Franschhoek is the definition of absolute opulence. You’ll be treated like a VIP couple all day, every day. Each room is uniquely decorated and the décor specifically chosen to create a palatial masterpiece – you can expect a blend of antique furniture, sensational artwork and the highest quality linen.

If it’s a hot summer’s day, you can relax by the beautiful infinity pool, sipping a glass of wine or cocktail. There is also a spa available where you and your partner can be pampered. And once you’re done, enjoy an exquisite fine-dining experience.

Clouds Estate is an oasis of tranquility located in Stellenbosch. This boutique estate boasts seven elegantly finished rooms offering phenomenal views of the Drakenstein and Simonsberg Mountains. It is a prime position from which a couple can enjoy a romantic trip to some of the best wine estates in the Western Cape. It’s an idyllic honeymoon destination for those seeking peace, quiet and privacy – and incredible wine of course.

Lanzerac Wine Estate lies in the enchanting Jonkershoek Valley of Stellenbosch. The estate dates back to 1692 and is a bastion of Cape heritage. One look at the accommodation and you’ll know exactly why this is one of the most sought-after hotels in South Africa. The plush, regal rooms and suites exude an unrivalled romantic ambiance. The majority of the rooms have private patios, which overlook the elaborate mountain range and vineyards. This is winelands bliss at its best.

  • Mark

    Mark works for Pondoro, loves to travel and has been writing about his experiences across the globe for a few years now. He is passionate about sustainability and Eco-travel, working hard to educate and inform wherever possible along the way.