There are several options to choose from when making plans for your honeymoon in South Africa. To help with the planning, consultants at travel agencies, luxury hotels, safari lodges, and resorts provide expert assistance with both wedding and honeymoon arrangements, meaning that all you need to do is relax and enjoy yourself.
There are many regions to consider when planning where to go during a honeymoon in South Africa; they include the Western, Eastern, Northern and North-West Cape areas, as well as the KwaZulu-Natal and Free State regions. Each area is unique, with its own geographical features, such as mountain ranges, beaches, architectural and fossil digs, vineyards, lush flowers, rock formations, and desert plateaus.
South Africa honeymoon packages are available in a wide range of choices, including quiet and secluded accommodations at a beach setting along the coast, five-star accommodations in the winelands, a relaxing stay on a luxury or vintage train, or a game reserve, where you can listen to the sounds of the wildlife at night.
South Africa honeymoons are special because of the rich culture and diversity of the country. Wildlife is a major component of the country and creating South Africa honeymoon packages that include staying at a lodge in one of the many game reserves, along with opportunities for day and evening safaris, has become a popular choice.
For a private South Africa honeymoon retreat, Leopard Hills Safari Lodge, located in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and bordering Kruger National Park, is the ultimate in privacy combined with the scenic beauty of the countryside. The lodge is limited to eight suites, each with its own private balcony and glass-front rooms for watching the wildlife. In-room dining, a treatment spa, gym, in-room massages, and guided drives through the reserve are part of the package.
Set among the beauty of Kruger National Park, the largest of the parks and reserves, a honeymoon safari package can also include luxury accommodations at either Narina Lodge or Legends Lodge. South Africa honeymoon packages are also available along the coastline, providing access to golden beaches and cool lagoons, surfing, dolphins and humpback whale watching, shopping, and dining.
A South Africa honeymoon in the winelands area of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl provides numerous luxury and semi-luxury accommodations along the way, such as villas, chalets, bed and breakfasts, five-star hotels, guesthouses, and luxury thatched-roofed cottages. Along the Constantia wine route, most of the wineries offer tours of the facility along with wine tasting.
If you want to see as much of the countryside as you can on a South Africa honeymoon, you can also plan a luxury cross-country excursion aboard the Blue Train or Rovos Rails. The Blue train has elegant five-star coaches with fully equipped facilities, amenities, and fine dining, and it offers both scheduled and chartered routes.
With meticulous renovations and attention to detail, each classic Edwardian coach on one of the Rovos Rails trains reflects the style and decor of the turn of the century. Amenities include assigned butlers to each coach and room service available around the clock, and each coach has complete en-suite facilities. The Rovos trains are not high-speed trains and travel at a much slower pace so guests can savor the scenery. Privacy and minimal stops along the route provide an ideal setting for a honeymoon in South Africa.