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Honeymoons in South Africa
Honeymoons in South Africa
Honeymoons in South Africa
Honeymoons in South Africa
Honeymoons in South Africa
Honeymoons in South Africa
Honeymoons in South Africa
Honeymoons in South Africa

Honeymoon in South Africa

Best places for honeymoons in South Africa's Cape

For a romantic and luxurious Africa honeymoon, South Africa has something to suit couples of all ages and tastes - from quiet and secluded hideaways in lush surroundings, to romantic hotels with plenty of nearby activities. Enjoy spa treatments; wine tasting, delicious meals, stunning scenery, and make your honeymoon in South Africa a special one!

South Africa boasts a diverse range of landscapes, lodgings and activities. For warm weather and sunshine the best time to visit is from November to March, although a South Africa honeymoon promises an amazing experience and wonderful memories at anytime of year.


Cape Grace

In the heart of Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, the Cape Grace is a traditional and romantic hotel for your honeymoon in South Africa. The staff will make a real effort to make your time special - expect little gifts and nice touches, and make time to visit the relaxing spa!

The Franschhoek

The Franschhoek promises a very romantic honeymoon in South Africa. There are six rooms, two of which each have their own private pool and patio; a honeymoon here offers real privacy in absolute luxury. Expect special touches from the dedicated staff at this boutique hotel.


La Petite Ferme

With a picturesque setting in the valley of Franschhoek, a range of menus, indoor and outdoor dining and a wedding planner, La Petite Ferme is a good choice for a wedding or honeymoon in South Africa’s Winelands. It offers different seasonal wedding packages.


Le Quartier Francais

Le Quartier Francais is a boutique hotel, with its own award winning restaurant. While away the hours on this romantic South Africa honeymoon pottering around Franschhoek’s cafes and art galleries, wine tasting, or simply enjoying the luxury of this charming hotel.


Cape Grace

In the heart of Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, the Cape Grace is a traditional and romantic hotel for your honeymoon in South Africa. The staff will make a real effort to make your time special - expect little gifts and nice touches, and make time to visit the relaxing spa!


Victoria Falls Hotel

An outpost dating from the turn of the 19th century, the Victoria Falls Hotel has a gracious air and period-style furnishings, but also modern facilities and attentive service. Take a suite here for a very romantic few days as part of a honeymoon in Zimbabwe or the surrounding area.

Little Governors'

Little Governors’ Camp is a comfortable bush camp with a great location for a safari honeymoon in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Stay in Tent #17 – the most private tent furthest from the central area – which has wonderful views across the marsh.

Honeymoons elsewhere in Africa

Our top ideas and inspiration for Honeymoons in other countries.


Honeymoons in Botswana

Botswana

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Honeymoons in Kenya

Kenya

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Honeymoons in Mozambique

Mozambique

For a Mozambique honeymoon, the stunning islands of the Quirimbas and Bazaruto archipelagos are ...

Honeymoons in Namibia

Namibia

A honeymoon in Namibia can be stunning - just imagine sleeping under the sparkling stars, whilst ...

Honeymoons in Rwanda

Rwanda

The rise of luxury travel in Rwanda has seen the country become an increasingly popular destination ...

Honeymoons in Seychelles

Seychelles

Small private islands; secluded, palm-fringed beaches; luxurious beach retreats; lavish honeymoon ...

Honeymoons in Tanzania

Tanzania

To combine a classic safari with a romantic beach break, a Tanzania honeymoon is the perfect choice...

Honeymoons in Zambia

Zambia

For an 'authentic' Africa safari honeymoon, Zambia is a great choice. Here you'll find beautiful ...

Honeymoons in Zanzibar

Zanzibar

A honeymoon to Zanzibar is perfect for a romantic beach break and a relaxing getaway. Most lodges ...

Honeymoons in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

If you want to experience the ultimate in romantic honeymoons including candle-lit dinners and ...

Where to see wildlife species in Africa

Maximise the chances of seeing your favourite African animals based on traveller sightings reports from the field.


Buffalo

Buffalo

Syncerus caffer

One of the ‘Big Five’, buffalo earned a fearsome reputation in hunters’ tales. By contrast, big herds of these sociable bovids are placid, but mount formidable defences against predators.

83% SUCCESS

1,116 sightings from 1,339 observations

Where to see buffalo in Africa

Cheetah

Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus

The cheetah is the fastest land animal and the only cat that hunts by pure speed. Found largely in open grasslands, its slim, elegant form is today an increasingly rare sight.

29% SUCCESS

420 sightings from 1,455 observations

Where to see cheetah in Africa

Elephant

Elephant

Loxodonta africana

By far the biggest of the so-called Big Five – indeed, the largest land animal on the planet – the elephant shapes the very landscape it inhabits and is a defining presence on any safari.

91% SUCCESS

1,595 sightings from 1,755 observations

Where to see elephant in Africa

Oryx

Oryx

Oryx sp.

Oryx are impressive antelopes, with a powerful physique and elegant markings set off by rapier-like horns. They cut a distinctive dash in some of Africa’s harshest landscapes.

70% SUCCESS

644 sightings from 924 observations

Where to see oryx in Africa

Giraffe

Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis

The world’s tallest land mammal, giraffes are herbivores which have evolved many unique adaptations. Their iconic outlines tower above the bush in many of Africa’s wildlife areas.

83% SUCCESS

1,527 sightings from 1,837 observations

Where to see giraffe in Africa

Hippo

Hippo

Hippopotamus amphibius

The territorial calls of the hippo create a signature soundtrack to Africa’s rivers & wetlands. Despite an endearing smile, this aquatic herbivore has a notoriously aggressive disposition.

89% SUCCESS

1,172 sightings from 1,315 observations

Where to see hippo in Africa

Spotted Hyena

Spotted Hyena

Crocuta crocuta

The spotted hyena may be thought of as ‘ugly’ and ‘cowardly’. In fact, this versatile and intelligent carnivore is one of Africa’s most fascinating and warrants attention on any safari.

50% SUCCESS

908 sightings from 1,804 observations

Where to see spotted hyena in Africa

Brown Hyena

Brown Hyena

Parahyaena brunnea

This largely solitary scavenger is one of the more elusive and little-known of Africa’s carnivores. Shaggier than its spotted cousin, it occurs only in the arid southwest of the continent.

16% SUCCESS

112 sightings from 711 observations

Where to see brown hyena in Africa

Leopard

Leopard

Panthera pardus

The most numerous of Africa’s big cats, leopard occur across many habitats, from wild tracts to populated areas. Their grace and their elusive nature make them a unique safari drawcard.

45% SUCCESS

844 sightings from 1,878 observations

Where to see leopard in Africa

Lion

Lion

Panthera leo

Lions are at the top of the food chain and also most safari wish-lists, but with their numbers falling fast, any encounter with these majestic apex predators always feels like a privilege.

80% SUCCESS

1,318 sightings from 1,651 observations

Where to see lion in Africa

Black Rhino

Black Rhino

Diceros bicornis

The black rhino is the smaller and rarer of Africa’s two rhino species but has the more fearsome reputation. Shy and heavily persecuted, it tends to stick to cover.

29% SUCCESS

262 sightings from 900 observations

Where to see black rhino in Africa

White Rhino

White Rhino

Ceratotherium simum

The white rhino is the largest and most numerous of the world’s five rhinoceros species. They are larger, easier to see and generally more approachable than the black rhino.

43% SUCCESS

219 sightings from 509 observations

Where to see white rhino in Africa

Wild dog

Wild dog

Lycaon pictus

African wild dogs are among the continent’s most compelling animals. Much misunderstood, these rare, tie-dyed canids are amazingly efficient hunters with a fascinating social life.

31% SUCCESS

376 sightings from 1,216 observations

Where to see wild dog in Africa

Wildebeest

Wildebeest

Connochaetes sp.

Superficially bovine in appearance, wildebeests are known for their spectacular migrations sometimes in huge numbers. These resilient animals are some of Africa’s most successful herbivores.

63% SUCCESS

1,061 sightings from 1,671 observations

Where to see wildebeest in Africa

Pangolin

Pangolin

Smutsia sp.

Pangolins appear to be more pine cone than animal in their unique armoury of scales. These nocturnal, ant-eating oddities are not only highly elusive but also increasingly rare.

2% SUCCESS

27 sightings from 1,489 observations

Where to see pangolin in Africa

Aardvark

Aardvark

Orycteropus afer

The aardvark is one of Africa’s most bizarre and enigmatic animals. A shy, nocturnal termite-eater, signs of its presence may be scattered about the bush whilst sightings remain elusive.

3% SUCCESS

44 sightings from 1,575 observations

Where to see aardvark in Africa

Eland

Eland

Taurotragus oryx

Africa’s largest antelope, eland are culturally important from prehistoric rock art to modern game farms. Though widespread, they are also shy so sightings are uncommon and often fleeting.

45% SUCCESS

615 sightings from 1,364 observations

Where to see eland in Africa

Meerkat

Meerkat

Suricata suricatta

These highly sociable little mammals have an endearing appearance and comical antics. Found in the drier areas of Southern Africa, close encounters are a sought-after experience.

20% SUCCESS

38 sightings from 189 observations

Where to see meerkat in Africa

Zebra

Zebra

Equus sp.

The zebra is a quintessential African animal: the horse in stripy pyjamas at the end of every child’s A–Z. There are three species, of which the plains zebra is much the most common.

84% SUCCESS

1,729 sightings from 2,062 observations

Where to see zebra in Africa

Roan antelope

Roan antelope

Hippotragus equinus

Africa’s second largest antelope and one of its most handsome, with a powerful build and distinctive markings, roan are wary of people, but renowned for their bravery against predators.

24% SUCCESS

228 sightings from 959 observations

Where to see roan antelope in Africa

Sable antelope

Sable antelope

Hippotragus niger

Perhaps Africa’s most beautiful antelope, sable are renowned for their combative nature, even holding off lions. Shy and restricted in range, sightings of sable are always special.

21% SUCCESS

199 sightings from 955 observations

Where to see sable antelope in Africa

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