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South Africa
Honeymoon

Starts
Cape Town
Ends
Skukuza

Highlights

Table mountain cable car cableway icon
Cape Town exploration
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Whale watching adventures
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Wine tasting in Winelands
Safari game drives

Embark on your dream South Africa honeymoon with our tailor-made safari packages. Staying in some of South Africa’s most romantic and intimate properties, our boutique honeymoon safaris promise a lifetime of special memories.

Cape Town

Itinerary Details

Day-By-Day

Day 1

Cape Town, a jewel nestled between the ocean and Table Mountain, is a vibrant mosaic of cultures, cuisines, and landscapes, making it an ideal destination for a South Africa honeymoon. It’s a city where history meets contemporary flair, offering visitors a rich tapestry of experiences from the bustling V&A Waterfront to the serene Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. This city is not just a visual feast but also a place where every corner tells a story, inviting explorers to dive into its colorful neighborhoods and stunning natural wonders. With its blend of natural beauty, history, and adventure, Cape Town captivates the heart of every traveler, promising an unforgettable journey that is perfect for a South Africa honeymoon, ensuring newlyweds have a magical start to their life together.

One of the world’s most loved cities, as you arrive in Cape Town for your South Africa honeymoon, you’ll be collected from the airport and transferred to your hotel – where en route you’ll enjoy magnificent views of Table Mountain. Your first afternoon is at leisure, so after freshening up, we recommend taking a walk along the famous Camps Bay beach and having dinner at one of the many popular eateries along the promenade at Victoria Road. You can enjoy refreshing cocktails at The Bungalow and seafood feasts at the Codfather, enhancing your South Africa honeymoon experience.

You will stay in a luxury suite which has a romantic wood-fired hot tub, perfect for intimate evenings after exploring the city. This setting ensures that every moment of your South Africa honeymoon is filled with romance and unforgettable memories.

Arrival private road transfer from Cape Town International Airport to hotel
Starts:

Cape Town International Airport

Ends:
Camps Bay Retreat

Camps Bay Retreat

Camps Bay Retreat

Camps Bay Retreat, set in the heart of Cape Town’s scenic Camps Bay, marries luxury with nature in a unique eco-friendly haven. This boutique hotel, cradled by the Twelve Apostles mountain range and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, offers a tranquil escape with its lush private nature reserve. Sustainability is at its core, with initiatives to protect the local environment and promote conservation. A tip for guests: don’t miss the chance to unwind in the retreat’s natural mountain pool, carved out of the rock, offering serene views and a truly unique swimming experience.

Cape Town

Day 2

Regularly touted as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town needs little introduction, especially when visited as part of a South Africa honeymoon. With its harborside location framed by majestic Table Mountain and overlooking the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean, its incredible setting is matched only by the vibrancy of its people. Expect friendly locals, world-class restaurants, and lush winelands within easy reach. Today, spoil yourselves with a thrilling helicopter ride over the city and coastline — Cape Town is truly best appreciated from the sky, and this is an incredible experience you will never forget on your South Africa honeymoon. After an early lunch, enjoy a private afternoon City Tour which includes riding the cable car to the summit of iconic Table Mountain and visiting some of the city’s historic landmarks. This rich blend of adventure and cultural exploration is the perfect way to deepen your appreciation of this magnificent city during your South Africa honeymoon.

Camps Bay Retreat

Morning heli flip, afternoon city tour including Table Mountain.

Cape Town

Day 3

Today, rise early for a full day exploring the Cape Peninsula and Cape Point on a privately guided tour, perfect for a South Africa honeymoon. As you pass alongside some of Cape Town’s most picturesque and affluent waterside suburbs, keep your camera handy for dramatic shots of the Twelve Apostles mountain range and azure Atlantic Ocean. Continue onto Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives, towards the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point where you will have time to explore. This journey offers a memorable experience, enhancing your South Africa honeymoon with stunning natural landscapes and iconic sights. On your return to Cape Town, visit the famous Boulders Beach penguin colony and stroll around Kirstenbosch, one of South Africa’s most impressive botanical gardens, rounding out a perfect day on your romantic getaway.

Camps Bay Retreat

Full day Cape Point

Cape Town

Day 4

After a lie-in and leisurely breakfast, enjoy a free day today to perhaps relax in the spa or hit Clifton Beach, one of the city’s most popular with its dazzling white sands, ideal for a South Africa honeymoon. This afternoon, we’d recommend taking a stroll along the Camps Bay strip to enjoy sundowner cocktails overlooking the ocean, adding a romantic touch to your South Africa honeymoon. Alternatively, venture inland to the vineyards of Constantia for a spot of wine tasting. Cape Town is full of world-class restaurants, so make sure you make the most of your time in this friendly and welcoming ‘foodie’ city. Embrace the diverse culinary and cultural offerings of Cape Town as part of your unforgettable South Africa honeymoon.

Camps Bay Retreat

Grootbos

Day 5

Grootbos Nature Reserve | South Africa

Grootbos Nature Reserve, nestled along the scenic Overberg coast of South Africa, is a haven of natural beauty and biodiversity, perfect for a South Africa honeymoon. This pristine wilderness encompasses diverse ecosystems, including ancient forests, fynbos-covered hills, and expansive stretches of coastline, providing a sanctuary for a wide array of plant and animal species. Visitors to Grootbos can embark on guided nature walks through the ancient Milkwood forests, explore the unique Cape Floral Kingdom, and enjoy whale watching along the rugged coastline during the winter months.

Beyond its natural wonders, Grootbos offers luxurious accommodation and eco-friendly lodges, seamlessly blending with the surrounding landscape while providing guests with unparalleled comfort and hospitality. With a strong commitment to conservation and community development, Grootbos is not only a retreat for travelers seeking tranquility and adventure but also a champion of sustainable tourism practices, ensuring the preservation of this pristine wilderness for generations to come. This makes it an ideal choice for those celebrating their South Africa honeymoon, seeking both romance and a profound connection with nature.

This morning you will be collected from your hotel and driven 2 hours south east to the award-winning Grootbos Nature Reserve, situated along South Africa’s ‘Whale Coast’ and tucked between the mountains, forest and sea. Close to Grootbos is the Whale Coast’s key natural attraction, Walker Bay: the breeding ground of the Southern Right whale, where between the months of July and December visitors are spoiled with some of the most spectacular water and land-based whale watching in the world. On arrival at luxurious Grootbos, soak up the incredible views and decide with your host which of your included nature activities you’d like to do this afternoon. As night falls, enjoy a sumptuous 5 course dinner prepared with locally sourced ingredients served in the immaculate restaurant.

Transfer from Cape Town to Grootbos
Starts:

Cape Town

Ends:
Grootbos Nature Reserve

Botanical 4×4 tour, horse riding, walks and hikes, marine safari, fatbike tours, hive to home tour, bird watching and coastal safaris.

Grootbos Forest Lodge

Grootbos Forest Lodge

Grootbos Forest Lodge, set within the breathtaking Grootbos Nature Reserve near South Africa’s Whale Coast, offers a luxurious escape into nature, perfect for a South Africa honeymoon. Here, the ancient forests meet the Atlantic Ocean, and the lodge’s contemporary design complements the natural environment, providing guests with stunning views of the reserve’s unique flora and the ocean beyond. Each of its suites is designed to offer privacy, comfort, and panoramic views, encouraging guests to unwind and connect with nature during their honeymoon.

Grootbos is a pioneer in sustainability and conservation, dedicated to protecting the unique biodiversity of the area through eco-tourism, research, and community-based projects. Initiatives include reforestation, sustainable water use, and supporting local communities through skills development and employment.

Location: Nestled in the Grootbos Nature Reserve, overlooking the spectacular Whale Coast.

Sustainability: Committed to ecological preservation, community upliftment, and sustainable practices.

Tip: Don’t miss the guided flower safaris or the marine tours during whale season, for an opportunity to witness the Southern Right whales up close. Grootbos offers a unique blend of luxury and nature, making it an unforgettable getaway for a South Africa honeymoon.

Grootbos Nature Reserve

Day 6

An entire day to enjoy some of the inclusive activities on offer at the 3500 hectare Grootbos Nature Reserve and surrounding area. You will be able to choose from horse riding, a 4×4 Flower Safari, guided coastal drive with a cave & beach excursion, a fascinating ‘Progressive Tourism’ tour, or a self guided hike to admire the prolific birdlife around the reserve. As all meals and soft drinks are included as part of your stay, make sure you leave plenty of room for all the delectable meals on offer, from fresh light lunches to gourmet dinners. Grootbos will no doubt be one of the highlights of your incredible trip to South Africa!

Grootbos Forest Lodge

Botanical 4×4 tour, horse riding, walks and hikes, marine safari, fatbike tours, hive to home tour, bird watching and coastal safaris.

Franschhoek

Day 7

Nestled in the picturesque Cape Winelands of South Africa, Franschhoek is renowned for its charming streets, rich history, and world-class wineries, making it a perfect destination for a South Africa honeymoon. This quaint town exudes a captivating blend of French-inspired architecture, lush vineyards, and majestic mountain vistas, creating an idyllic setting for travelers seeking a taste of refined countryside living. Visitors to Franschhoek can embark on wine tasting tours, sampling exquisite varietals crafted by some of the country’s most esteemed winemakers, while also indulging in gourmet cuisine at award-winning restaurants dotted throughout the valley.

Beyond its vinicultural delights, Franschhoek offers a wealth of cultural experiences, from art galleries showcasing local talent to historical landmarks narrating the town’s fascinating past as a Huguenot settlement. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the surrounding countryside on hiking and biking trails, or simply soak in the tranquil ambiance of this enchanting valley. Whether savoring fine wines, exploring the vibrant arts scene, or simply unwinding amidst breathtaking scenery, Franschhoek promises an unforgettable escape in the heart of South Africa’s wine country, making it an ideal addition to any South Africa honeymoon itinerary.

Time permitting, enjoy a final game activity this morning before being collected for your onward drive to the beautiful winelands town of Franschhoek. Nestled in a picturesque valley surrounded by mountains, tranquil Franschhoek boasts a charming village center lined with cafes, restaurants and historic Cape Dutch buildings dating from 17th and 18th Centuries. This afternoon you’re free to explore on foot, taking your pick of any number of award-winning restaurants which are situated in the valley.

Transfer from Grootbos to Franschhoek
Starts:

Grootbos Forest Lodge

Ends:
The Last Word, Franschhoek

The Last Word

The Last Word

Located in the heart of the charming Franschhoek Valley in South Africa, Last Word Franschhoek offers a luxurious retreat amidst the region’s renowned vineyards and majestic mountain scenery, perfect for a South Africa honeymoon. The boutique hotel is situated within walking distance of the town’s vibrant cafes, galleries, and wine estates, providing guests with easy access to the area’s cultural and culinary delights. The elegantly appointed suites and villas at Last Word Franschhoek exude opulence and comfort, featuring modern amenities and private balconies or terraces overlooking the surrounding landscapes, ideal for honeymooners seeking privacy and luxury.

In line with sustainable practices, Last Word Franschhoek is committed to minimizing its environmental footprint through initiatives such as energy efficiency, waste reduction, and responsible water usage. Additionally, the hotel supports local communities by sourcing ingredients from nearby producers and engaging in community development projects. For guests looking to explore the area during their South Africa honeymoon, the hotel’s knowledgeable staff can offer insider tips on the best vineyards to visit, scenic hiking trails to explore, and culinary experiences to savor in the Franschhoek Valley. This makes Last Word Franschhoek an exemplary choice for couples celebrating their new life together.

Franschhoek

Day 8

Franschhoek | Cape Winelands | South Africa

Join your guide this morning for a full day’s private wine tour of Franschhoek and the neighboring winelands hotspots of Stellenbosch and Paarl, perfect for enriching your South Africa honeymoon experience. As well as indulging in wine and bubbly tastings at a selection of wine farms, sit back and enjoy the rolling vineyard and mountain views as you learn more about the history and significance of these world-renowned areas. This evening, perhaps enjoy a romantic dinner at one of Franschhoek’s many fine dining restaurants, paired with some of the area’s most exquisite wines, creating a memorable and romantic experience during your South Africa honeymoon.

The Last Word

Private Cape Winelands tour.

Kruger National Park

Day 9

Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s largest game reserves, spans nearly two million hectares of untamed wilderness in northeastern South Africa, making it a spectacular destination for a South Africa honeymoon. Renowned for its incredible biodiversity, the park is home to a vast array of wildlife, including the iconic Big Five – lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinoceroses. Visitors to Kruger National Park can embark on thrilling safari adventures, traversing diverse landscapes ranging from dense bushveld to open savannahs, in search of elusive predators and graceful herbivores.

Aside from its remarkable wildlife viewing opportunities, Kruger National Park offers visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the region’s natural beauty and cultural heritage, adding a rich dimension to any South Africa honeymoon. Travelers can explore ancient archaeological sites, learn about local traditions and folklore, and witness breathtaking sunsets over the African plains. Whether camping under the starry skies or indulging in luxury lodges, Kruger National Park promises an unforgettable safari experience in the heart of South Africa’s wilderness, perfect for honeymooners seeking adventure and romance.

After a well-deserved lie-in, savor a last lazy breakfast before being collected and transferred to Cape Town airport for your onward flight. Take a scheduled light aircraft flight through to Skukuza Airport, located in the heart of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. From here, it is about a 15-minute drive through to the safari lodge – Lion Sands Tinga. This 5-star fantastic lodge captures the romance of the pioneer era, and each suite has its own private plunge pool, perfect for those personal quiet moments during your South Africa honeymoon. The suites overlook the Sabie River, and wildlife can often be seen passing by. The property will ensure that your South Africa honeymoon ends with the most magical experience. It is the only private wildlife sanctuary to have access to both Sabi Sands Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park. Our Safari365 travel experts will arrange for private bush breakfasts or private dinners on your deck or in the boma and romantic stargazing to further elevate your honeymoon safari, making every moment unforgettable on your South Africa honeymoon.

Transfer from Franschhoek to Cape Town airport, scheduled flight to Skukuza Airport, transfer from Skukuza to the lodge
Starts:

The Last Word

Ends:
Lion Sands Tinga

Afternoon game drive

Lion Sands Tinga

Lion Sands Tinga

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge, nestled on the banks of the Sabie River within the iconic Kruger National Park, stands as a testament to luxury and wilderness harmony, making it an ideal choice for a South Africa honeymoon. The lodge offers an intimate and exclusive safari experience, with each of its suites boasting majestic river views, ensuring that guests are immersed in the tranquil beauty of the African bush. The design of the lodge emphasizes comfort, privacy, and a deep connection with the natural surroundings, allowing for an authentic and romantic safari experience.

Sustainability is at the core of Lion Sands’ operations, with initiatives aimed at conservation, reducing environmental impact, and benefiting local communities. The lodge’s commitment to preserving the natural environment and supporting wildlife conservation ensures that your stay during your South Africa honeymoon contributes positively to the area.

Location: Strategically positioned within Kruger National Park, offering prime wildlife viewing opportunities along the Sabie River.

Sustainability: Dedicated to eco-friendly practices, conservation efforts, and community support.

Tip: Opt for a night in one of their treehouses for a unique, unforgettable experience under the African stars, blending adventure with luxury amidst the sounds of the wild. This exclusive experience is perfect for honeymooners seeking a memorable and romantic getaway during their South Africa honeymoon.

Kruger National Park

Day 10

For day 9 and 10 you will be able to watch the animals from your private deck and pool area in between the various game activities. Join the game drives to discover the Big Five, experience the magical African bush on foot to learn more about the smaller animals, local community experiences, star gazing, wildlife lectures and more. You can also pre-book a truly romantic couples massage at the spa sala at Tinga Lodge.

Lion Sands Tinga

Morning and Afternoon game drive, morning bush walk, community experience, wildlife lectures

Kruger National Park

Day 11

Today marks the end of your romantic South Africa honeymoon after a last morning game drive and breakfast, transfer back to Skukuza Airport for our outbound scheduled flight to either Cape Town or Johannesburg.

Transfer from Lion Sands Tinga to Skukuza Airport
Starts:

Lion Sands Tinga

Ends:
Skukuza Airport
Summary

South Africa Honeymoon

Start / End
Cape Town | Skukuza
Accommodation
11 nights 5* accommodation in Cape Town (Camps Bay Retreat), Gansbaai (Grootbos Nature Reserve), Franschhoek (The Last Word), Kruger National Park (Lion Sands Tinga)
Meals & Drinks
11 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 5 dinners, plus selected alcoholic & soft drinks at Franschhoek The Last Word and while on safari in Kruger at LIon Sands
Activities

A helicopter ride, 3 guided tours in Cape Town & the Winelands, plus 8 nature/safari activities.

Transport
All internal road transfers starting in Cape Town until departure from Skukuza, plus flight Cape Town to Skukuza
Bonuses
Various honeymoon extras, including a 10% discount off your safari at Lion Sands Tinga (already deducted), 1 night complimentary in Camps Bay Retreat (already included)

General
Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions:

Accommodation, meals, & drinks as listed, activities as listed, transfers as listed, plus:
Cape Town: transfers to all tours & experiences.
Grootbos: welcome drink, selected soft drinks, minibar, breakfast, light lunch & 5-course daily dinner. Horse riding (over 12s), Botanical Fynbos Hike,
Milkwood Forest Walk, 4×4 Flower Safari, Coastal drive with seasonal land-based whale watching (July – December), Beach Picnics, Cave & Walker
Bay beach excursion, Progressive Tourism Tour.
Lion Sands: two daily nature drives, guided wilderness walks, all meals, selection of house beers and wines, all on-drive snacks and beverages, Kruger park entrance fees & conservation levies.

Exclusions:

Lunches when on day tours, all other drinks, gratuities, spa treatments, laundry, other items of a personal nature, visas, immunisations, any flights not listed.

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