Updated: Feb 4, 2019
Apart from planning a wedding, each bride fantasises about an amazing honeymoon. If you and your Hubby-To-Be fancy a local South African honeymoon, we have a few tips and destination suggestions for you! (Just in case you're a bit indecisive, or don't know where to start looking!)
1. Franschhoek, Cape Winelands
Experience a little piece of Europe in one of Cape Town's most incredible destinations - Franschhoek.
Spend quality time with one another while you sip on the finest wines, Method Cap Classique's and sparkling wines, while basking in the luxurious ambience that this little village has to offer.
Most of the activities in the area involve wine tasting and fine food in one form or another. The Franschhoek Valley is also very well known for their chocolates!
Hop on the Franschhoek Wine Tram for a full curated wine experience at R1050 per person** by hopping on and off the tram from wine farm to wine farm. An experience that can be enjoyed by avid wine consumers, and social wine drinkers alike.
Franschhoek offers a variety of upmarket hotels & lodges that suit most budgets. Accommodation rates vary between R1500-R3500 per room per night, dependent on the accommodation choice as well as the time of year.
Recommended time of year: Sept - Nov
**(Costs may vary dependent on season and increased tariffs by Franschhoek Wine Tram)
2. Cape Garden Route
One of the best road trip routes to go on with your new Husband or Wife. Fill up your car, pack a bag, and hop from town to town along the incredibly romantic Cape Garden Route.
If you're starting your trip from Cape Town, here are a few coastal stops that we can recommend:
- Boggoms Bay
- Mossel Bay
- Plettenberg Bay
Should you be travelling inland, take a detour and stop at Calitzdorp to experience a quaint little town that boasts the most incredible Port.
Average accommodation costs: R400-R2400 per room per night, dependent on area, accommodation as well as time of year.
Recommended time of year: Aug - Oct
3. Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve
A hidden gem in the heart of the Cederberg, lies Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve, offering you a slice of unspoiled and luxury happiness.
Book yourself and your Hubby / Wife into the luxurious 'cave' accommodation, experience an unparalleled stargazing experience and breath-taking views of the Cederberg region.
The unique accommodation consists of 10 man-made cave suites that blend in with the surroundings, as well as authentic and luxurious thatched huts built to symbolise the dwellings of the San, that inhabited the region centuries ago.
Onsite and nearby attractions
- Restaurant, bar, swimming pool and spa on the reserve
- Hiking, mountain-biking and Jeep trails in the surrounding nature reserve
- Nature drives
- Sundowner tours
- Reptile educational talks presented by qualified snake handlers
- Tours of ancient rock art sites, with paintings dating back 6 000 years
The average pricing for accommodation at Kagga Kamma ranges between R1899-R6300 per person per night sharing, dependent on the time of year, package and accommodation style selected.
Recommended time of year: Feb - May
4. Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve
Delve into one of South Africa's finest safari lodges, Thanda Safari Private Game Reserve is a true gem to experience for the wild at heart. Located in the heart of Kwa-Zulu Natal, a mere 3 hour drive from King Shaka International Airport.
Experience close encounters with the Big 5, because nothing beats awakening your senses by breathing in the fresh air surrounding the African bush.
Accommodation options include staying in a luxury tented camp, Thanda's Lodge, or the upmarket and lavish Villa iZulu.
Escape from reality on your honeymoon into a true luxurious African experience, while spending time with the love of your life.
Rates range from R3965-R9772 per person sharing per night, dependent on time of year and accommodation option chosen.
Recommended time of year: June-Aug / Oct-March
At Ruby Bee Weddings & Events, we pride ourselves in offering an end to end service. Should you require assistance with booking any of the above options (or others) for your honeymoon, we have established relationships in place with numerous establishments in South Africa, with this in mind, we are able to put together a honeymoon package for you.
Feel free to contact our team today for your custom honeymoon package quotation!
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