Why South Africa?
The ideal destination for honeymooners that are seeking out an adventure, South Africa will provide couples with the most memorable of honeymoons. With such a varied landscape of desert such as the Kalahari Desert, mountains such as Table Mountain, and even beaches – a South African honeymoon has something for everybody.
South Africa has it all. With some of the best safari options in Africa, stunning national parks, windswept yet idyllic beaches, incredible food and local wine – this is an excellent choice for any style of honeymoon.
About the activities:
The vast national parks, such as Kruger and Kgalagadi, offer the opportunity to witness the Big Five in action (lions, leopards, buffalo, rhino and elephant), with a fantastic array of world class safari lodges. There are also great hiking and surfing options, although if you prefer something a tad more laid back, the whale watching, wine tasting and cultural melting pot of Cape Town should be enough to whet your appetite.
About the culture:
South Africa has a well documented, tumultuous history and whilst there, it is essential to pop in to the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg to learn more about the struggles that defined this beautiful country for so many years. Continue your visit with a trip to one of the townships, where you can meet the local people and experience humility and good nature that will leave you humbled.
What we love:
The safari options in South Africa are pretty difficult to usurp, but have a look at the Blue Train, which will take you between Pretoria and Cape Town over the course of 27 hours in completely luxurious comfort. Taking in the sights of South Africa’s awe-inspiring landscape, it’s such a romantic way to celebrate your honeymoon.
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Rachel is passionate about planning your perfect African honeymoon. She is passionate about this part of the world having extensive firsthand experience. Rachel offers a personalised, bespoke, door to door service, working with you to understand your goals and requirements. You’ve all heard of the Fairy Godmother, tell Not Just Travel all about your dreams for your honeymoon and those dreams will turn into a reality!
A honeymoon is one of the most important holidays to get just right. It should be memorable, romantic and luxurious, and uniquely tailored to you and your betrothed. If this seems daunting, hand the reins over to us. We’ll take over, getting to know you and your needs first, then provide a plethora of enticing options that will be crafted exclusively for you. We’ll create your honeymoon from scratch, weaving in experiences, tours and reservations. So, let’s start the conversation – will it be a sun-soaked island idyll, an African adventure under desert skies or an adventurous eco-lodge in the heart of a pristine rainforest? Or perhaps all three? With Bailey Robinson there are no limits.
If you're looking for a luxury honeymoon to South Africa and have a budget of £8,000 to £12,000, let The Honeymoon Fixer organise it for you. They'll create your dream honeymoon fantasy, with every detail of your trip planned accordingly, all you have to do is turn up, relax and enjoy yourself! Whether you want to soak up the sunshine on a beach, or spend a week on safari, The Honeymoon Fixer can plan the perfect honeymoon for you.
For couples looking for a honeymoon full of sun and beaches, Turquoise holidays is a great choice for you. With a range of destinations to choose from and staff with specialist knowledge, get inspired by everything Turquoise has to offer you. Talk to the consultants who will help you plan the honeymoon of your dreams. From their exclusive 'bride stays free' offers to honeymoon gifts when you arrive back home from your trips, you will not be disappointed with Turquoise's amazing deals!
Kenwood Travel has nearly 40 years' experience in providing the best luxury holidays for less. They specialise in a quick, easy and personalised phone & online booking service, meaning your dream escape is just a click or call away. Thanks to their proven track record as a fully-bonded direct-selling tour operator, they are able to contract directly with their hotels and airline partners.
Established in 1997, Rainbow Tours is a UK based company that is very popular with newlyweds as they specialise in tours to Africa and Latin America. They can arrange every aspect of the honeymoon from relaxing beach breaks to amazing safaris. Although if you prefer a more bespoke and personal service, they are happy to tailor your trip to suit you - so each honeymoon feels unique and extra special.