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10 Best South Africa Honeymoon Destinations

10 Best South Africa Honeymoon Destinations

10 Best South Africa Honeymoon Destinations

Be amazed by the 10 best South Africa honeymoon destinations for a couple seeking a romantic and memorable experience. Embark on a journey of love and discovery as you explore these diverse landscapes, vibrant cultures, thrilling wildlife, and exotic white sand beaches, in South Africa.

Whether it’s a safari adventure, a beachside retreat, or a wine country escape, South Africa has the perfect setting for every couple’s dream honeymoon. South Africa is located in the southern part of Africa and is one of the most visited countries in Africa with alot of attractions.

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Here are the 10 best South Africa honeymoon destinations;

1. Cape Town

Cape Town in South Africa is a wonderful honeymoon spot with stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, and a romantic atmosphere. Cape Town, with Table Mountain and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, is perfect for a dreamy honeymoon. Enjoy breathtaking views, relax on beautiful beaches, and explore lush vineyards for a memorable and romantic experience!

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  • While in Cape Town for your honeymoon, you get to engage in numerous fun activities and see many beautiful places like visiting the Table Mountain for stunning views, exploring Cape Point’s beautiful landscapes, enjoying shopping and dining at V&A Waterfront. You can as well take a romantic stroll in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, try wine tasting in Stellenbosch or take a hot air balloon ride with your lover over Cape Winelands. Among the many things to do, don’t miss out on beaches for instance a  beach picnic at Clifton or Camps Bay,  explore Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.

Indulge in the serenity and elegance of Cape Town’s accommodations for a perfect honeymoon comfortable in Cape Town. Options like O’Two Hotel, Romney park luxury apartment, Vineyard Hotel, Six On luxury apartment by Elevate, Home Suite Hotels Station House, Ellerman House, One & Only Cape Town, Tintswalo Atlantic, and Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel promise an unforgettable experience.

2. Garden Route

The Garden Route is a breathtakingly beautiful stretch of coastline that offers a perfect setting for a luxurious, romantic and naturally beautiful destination for a dream honeymoon. From luxurious hotels to enchanting activities and attractions, the Garden Route has everything to make your honeymoon an unforgettable can enjoy bungee jumping on the garden route, specifically on the bloukrans bridge.

Enchanting activities to do are numerous and endless, as for the attractions, be assured to be blown away by the experience of the beauty of the Garden Route.

  • You can go on Hot Air Balloon Safaris, explore the Elephant Sanctuary, enjoy culinary delights at the tasting room in Franschhoek, visit Tsitsikamma National Park for marine wonders, experience the beauty of Storms river, hike the along the Franschhoek bridge and enjoy the beauty of the coastal scenery.
  • Luxury accommodation at Garden Route is endless with other affordable options available, luxury hotels include; Fancourt Hotel and Golf Estate: (It’s a haven for luxury and relaxation), Tsala Treetop Lodge (providing private treetop suites), and Conrad Pezula is a five-star resort with views of the Knysna Lagoon and so many other options you can choose from.

3. Queenstown

Nestled within the heart of the Eastern Cape, Queenstown is a beautiful spot that’s perfect for honeymooners looking for a romantic get away. It is surrounded by the stunning Drakensberg Mountains, offering a mix of attractions, activities, and cozy places to stay. It’s a great place for couples who want a memorable blend of adventure and relaxation.

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  • You can visit the emanating Lawrence de Lange Game Reserve for intimate game drives, enjoy African wildlife and breathtaking scenery, enjoy water activities at Bangola dam, embark on hot air safaris, and also river rafting can be enjoyed on Komani river, and so much more you should come check out in person.
  • Where to stay is not a problem in Queenstown as there are numerous options from budget-friendly hotels to high-end luxury suites, depending on your choice for instance, The Royal White House, Champagne Sunsets at The Crystal Palace Lodge, Queens Casino and Lodge, Luxe-Molen Boutique hotel, The Gallery, Gathews Luxury BnB, The Oak tree, Ndaba Golf Lodge and Spa are some of the numerous accommodation options you can choose from.

4. Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park, located in northeastern South Africa, and it is an enchanting honeymoon destination that promises an unforgettable wildlife experience amidst the lap of luxury. The park, renowned for its diverse ecosystems and abundant wildlife, provides an ideal setting for couples seeking a unique and romantic getaway.

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  • The main allure of Kruger National Park lies in its rich biodiversity. Newlyweds can embark on thrilling game drives to explore majestic wildlife including the Big Five, enjoy breathtaking landscape views, embark on guided bush nature walks, hot air balloon safaris, engage in water activities on Kapama river and star gazing in the nights, and so many other activities which will make your honeymoon an experience never to be forgotten.

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  • Luxury accommodation at Kruger National Park include; Londolozi Private Game Reserve, Singita Lebombo Lodge, Royal Malewane, Umkumba Safari Lodge, Kapama River Lodge, Kapama Bufffalo Camp, Muweti bush lodge and so many others. These offer modern facilities like swimming pools, spa and onsite restaurants that prepared both local and international cuisine for you you and your loved one to enjoy.

5. Durban

Durban, located on the eastern coast of South Africa, is a vibrant and diverse city that offers a unique blend of culture, history, and natural beauty, making it an ideal honeymoon destination. The city boasts a subtropical climate, beautiful beaches, and a rich cultural tapestry that sets the stage for a romantic and unforgettable experience.

  • Attractions and activities to engage in while visiting Durban city on your honeymoon are numerous, from enjoying beach activities like swimming, diving, volleyballs among other on the Golden Mile beach, enjoy thrilling water slides, relax and encounter marine life at the Ushaka Marine World, to sky car rides to the top of the Madiba stadium, enjoy city views, go shopping, enjoy stadium swing, visit the Durban botanical garden for walks and picnics, enjoy the culinary delights of Durban, horseback riding, and you can as well explore in a bus, helicopter or rickshaw tour with your significant other.

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Here are a few of the hotels and accommodation facilities you can visit during the honeymoon to Durban.

  • The Oyster Box, Beverly Hills Hotel, The Durban Spa, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Hilton Durban, Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Umhlanga, Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel and Convention Centre, Garden Court South Beach, Suncoast Towers, City Lodge Hotel Durban, Belaire Suites Hotel and so many others offer world class accommodation and services to ensure you have a memorable honeymoon in Durban.

6. Ballito Kwazulu-Natal

Ballito, located in the heart of the picturesque Kwazulu-Natal province in South Africa, is an idyllic honeymoon destination that combines natural beauty with luxurious accommodations and a plenty of activities for couples seeking a romantic getaway.

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  • During your honeymoon, you can enjoy romantic beach activities at Ballito beach, visit King Shaka Heritage for cultural tours, explore the Holla Trails for mountain biking and running, visit the Zambali Coastal Estate Golf Cpourse for the golf enthusiasts, go dolphin ansd whale watching, enjoy spa treatments and retreats plus somany other things that may interest you during your honeymoon in Ballito  Kwazulu-Natal.
  • Luxury accommodation, budget friendly lodges and guest houses are available option when visiting Ballito Kwazulu-Natal. For instance you can chose to stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Resort, The Oyster Box, Canelands Beach Club and Spa, Coco De Mer Boutique Hotel, Ballito Beach House, The Boathouse Ballito, Zimbali Lodge, La Montagne Resort Hotel and Spa and so many others you can choose from for your splendid and comfy stay during your honeymoon.

7. Franschhoek

Franschhoek, located in the scenic Western Cape of South Africa, is a lovely and romantic spot that invites honeymooners with its beautiful vineyards, green landscapes, and delicious food. Known as the “French Corner” because of its Huguenot history, Franschhoek combines South African and French influences, making it an ideal place for a dreamy honeymoon.

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  • Accommodation here include the Leeu Estates, La Residence, Mont Rochelle Hotel and Vineyard, Franschhoek Country House & Villas, Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa, Protea Hotel by Marriott Franschhoek, Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouses and etc. These hotels have onsite restaurants offering both local and international cuisine, bar, and modern facilities like gym and spa, swimming pools etc.


  • Activities to engage in and attractions to see when visiting Franschhoek are many, you can go wine tasting at the vineyards like Haute Cabriere, La Motte, and La Grande Provence, enjoy hot air ballooncaption safari, engage in the culinary delights of Franschhoek (Le Quartier Francois and Petite Colombe), explore the Huguenot Monument and Museum for cultural tours, enjoy art galleries, you can as well visit the Franschhoek Motor Museum if you are a vintage car enthusiast. these and so much more are what you should expect to experience during your honeymoon in Franschhoek.

8. Tsitsikamma National Reserve

Tsitsikamma National Park, located along the Garden Route is a heaven for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike and it is the largest marine reserve in South Africa. The park, which posses both land and marine reserves, offers a diverse range of accommodation, activities, and attractions that showcase the breathtaking beauty of the region.white pear deluxe room

  • A few options of where to stay during your honeymoon at this national park include; the Storms River Mouth Rest Camp, Tsitsikamma Village Inn, Tsitsikamma Lodge and Spa, Self-Catering Cottages and Cabins. These offer Lodge and Spa, onsite restaurants, swimming pools and also comfortable accommodation and spa facilities. There are also private cottages and cabins available for rent in the nearby area. These can provide a more secluded and private experience.

What you should expect to see and do while at Tsitsikamma national park for your honeymoon is uncountable but here is a little sneak peak into your safari.

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  • You can explore the Hiking Trails of Tsitsikamma National Reserve, enjoy marine tours at the Storms river, go on boat cruises, scuba dive, enjoy canopy tours, zip lining, bird viewing, bungee jumping off the Bloukrans Bridge, explore the Tsitsikamma forest, visit the Storms river mouth for scenic views and photography and there is a lot more you can choose to do with your significant other for beautiful memories.

9. Hermanus

Nestled along the stunning South African coastline, Hermanus is a dreamy destination that beckons honeymooners seeking a perfect blend of luxury, natural beauty, and adventure. Renowned for its picturesque landscapes, whale watching opportunities, and warm hospitality, Hermanus offers an idyllic setting for a memorable honeymoon experience. restaurant dining area

  • You can choose to stay at any of the following hotels and lodges or check out the numerous unlisted options for you candid honeymoon stay at Hermanus, Birkenhead House, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, Ocean Eleven Guest House, The Marine Hermanus, Misty Waves Boutique Hotel, Windsor Hotel, The Potting Shed Guest House, Harbor House Hotel, Whale Coast Hotel, Schulphoek Seafront Guest House, The Whale Coast All-Suite Hotel, Sixteen Guest Lodge on Main and so many otherwise which provide world class service, amenities and facilities for their esteemed guests.

What activities to engage in and what attractions you can expect to see during your honeymoon visit to Hermanus with your significant other may vary from whale watching to boat cruises, scuba diving, beach activities, relaxation, vineyard tours and wine tasting in Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, have a romantic sunset beach picnic, explore the culinary delights of this region, enjoy scenic coastal walks along the cliff paths, or you can as well visit he Old Harbor Museum for historical tours, visit the Fern Kloof Nature Reserve if you are a nature lover, stroll along the the marine drive and enjoy the art galleries there. there is plenty to do if only you can come experience it yourself

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In Hermanus, love is in the air – quite literally with the whales and the romantic ambiance that the town exudes.

10. Tugela Falls

Nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa, Tugela Falls stands as a majestic backdrop for couples seeking a romantic and adventurous honeymoon. This natural wonder, known as one of the world’s tallest waterfall systems, creates an enchanting atmosphere that is perfect for creating lasting memories.

tugela fallsWhile at Tugela Falls for your honeymoon, you can engage in hiking the Tugela Falls, enjoy the panoramic views of the falls, take a helicopter ride for bird-eye view or explore the base of the cliffs for an up-close encounter. Explore the Royal Natal National Park for unique flora and fauna, game drives, nature walks and strolls, enjoy a couples spa treatment, take a hot air balloon ride above the Drakensburg, and in the night you can star gaze perhaps using private telescopes.

I mean what can be more romantic than a honeymoon at Tugela Falls that promises a perfect blend of adventure, romance, and natural beauty.

Options of where to stay at Tugela Falls during your honeymoon include; Montusi Mountain Lodge, Alpine Heath Resort, Thendele Camp, or you can choose to stay in some of the hotels around the falls during your honeymoon.

 Other Eye Catching Destinations In South Africa

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Drakensberg Mountains: The Drakensberg, meaning “Dragon Mountains,” is a beautiful mountain range in the eastern part of the country. It has stunning landscapes with peaks, valleys, and ancient rock art by the San people. The area offers hiking trails, waterfalls, and is a UNESCO-listed wilderness. Exploring the rock art adds a unique cultural dimension to its natural beauty.


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Robben Island: Robben Island, near Cape Town, is a special place where Nelson Mandela was kept as a prisoner for 18 years during apartheid. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and museum, it gives tours to show how South Africa fought for freedom and achieved democracy. It’s a strong symbol of strength and hope.

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Table Mountain: Table Mountain is a famous landmark in Cape Town that stands out in the city’s view. It’s known for its flat top and offers amazing panoramic views. People can go up using a cable car or by hiking for stunning sights of the city, the Atlantic Ocean, and more. It’s one of the New7Wonders of Nature.


These destinations showcase the incredible diversity of South Africa, combining natural wonders, cultural heritage, and wildlife experiences to create an unforgettable travel experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the must-visit tourist destinations in South Africa?
    • Must-visit places in South Africa include Table Mountain in Cape Town, Kruger National Park for safaris, the Garden Route for scenic drives, Robben Island, and the historic city of Johannesburg.
  2. What is the best time to visit South Africa for tourism?
    • The best time to visit South Africa is from April to October for wildlife safaris due to better visibility. Coastal areas are great from November to March. South Africa is good to visit all year with different activities available at different times.

In conclusion, South Africa is a haven for all kinds of tourists from honeymooners, photographers, campers and many more. There is alot of reasons to visit and explore the  rich and authenticity of South Africa by booking a trip with  Kubwa Five Safaris for an unforgettable experience.