Honeymoon Destinations In South Africa(Part 1)


Honeymoon Destinations In South Africa(Part 1)

Honeymoon Destinations In South Africa(Part 1)

Starting your life together in the face of a weakened Rand is a reality many newlyweds are facing in the New Year. Luckily we live in a country where honeymooning locally is not just a possibility, it’s a godsend. With Cape Town being voted number 1 on the New York Times’ list of 52 Places to Go in 2014, it’s fair to say South Africa has been thrust on to the international stage as a travel destination many can only dream of. And as a honeymoon destination, South Africa has the perfect answer, whatever your budget allows. From fine dining splendour, heavenly forest hideaways and spectacular safaris, this astonishing country can offer something for each and every discerning couple. Honeymoon Destinations In South Africa(Part 1)

Conservative Budget Honeymoons

1. Knysna, Garden Route

Lazy Leopard Knysna

For lovers on a budget, The Lazy Leopard in Knysna provides three very engaging choices. Two are the Forest Moon and Starry Forest “bush huts”, from which you can either enjoy a romantic forest stay or a fabulous view of the valley beyond and, as they are built of encased glass, you won’t miss a thing! Both huts come equipped with queen sized beds, mini kitchens, bathrooms, fireplaces, TVs with DVD players and a nearby swimming pool. The third romantic option, which is situated apart in the forest, is a larger cottage type accommodation, resplendent with roof beams, timber floors and an open fireplace. Honeymoon Destinations In South Africa(Part 1)

Enquiries: Lazyleopard.co.za

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2. Hazyview, Mpumalanga

Protea Hotel Hazyview

For adventurous honeymooners, the Hazyview area in Mpumalunga offers many opportunities; from river rafting, aerial cable trailing, tubing and abseiling, to more relaxing pastimes, such as horse riding along the Sabie River, visiting the Elephant Sanctuary – where you can touch the elephants – and flying in a hot air balloon to watch the sunrise over the stunning vista.

The Protea Hazyview is an attractive 3 star hotel offering restaurant, room service, garden, outdoor swimming pool, snooker billiards and tennis courts. And, if you really feel the need to ‘come back to earth’, for a fee, the hotel offers wired internet options ranging from dial-up to high-speed.

Enquiries: Proteahotels.com

3. Warmbaths, Limpopo

Mabula Game Lodge

For a great opportunity to see the ‘Big Five’, (rhinos, elephants, lions, buffaloes and leopards) for a very reasonable rate, the Mabula Game Lodge in Warmbaths, ticks all the boxes.

Besides the bigger animals, this private game reserve is visited day and night by warthogs, antelope, bush pigs and colourful birds which can usually be seen from most patio rooms. You will have the opportunity to go on daily game drives, escorted by highly knowledgeable drivers.

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The very attractive accommodation consists of en-suite air conditioned chalets and tents and offers indoor and outdoor dining. All in all, a very comfortable and interesting stay! Mabula Game Lodge is set in one of South Africa’s finest malaria risk free private game reserves and is only 2 hours north of Johannesburg.Honeymoon Destinations In South Africa(Part 1)

Enquiries: Mabula.com

4. Plett, Garden Route

Whalesong Coastal Lodge Plett

Plettenberg Bay is one of the Cape’s loveliest areas; staying at the Whalesong Coastal Lodge, you will experience all that the region has to offer. Situated above the town centre, it offers truly inspirational views of the ocean and of the distant Tsitsikamma Mountains.

The Lodge offers a lounge with fireplace and bar, an African craft centre, a swimming pool with generously sized sundeck, a winery, a gourmet restaurant and, best of all, from both the lodge’s main balcony and the honeymoon suite there is always a very good chance of watching and hearing Southern Right Whales frolicking not far away – a truly magical stay! Honeymoon Destinations In South Africa(Part 1)

Enquiries: Legendlodges.co.za

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5. Hluhluwe, KZN

Hluhluwe River Lodge KZN

The Hluhluwe River Lodge is the perfect place for the ultimate yet affordable post-nuptial romantic hideaway. Situated not far away from St Lucia Lagoon and only a day trip to the fascinating Hluhluwe Game Reserve, you can be as private as you wish.

Adding to the romantic ambiance, The Lodge is situated in a fairly remote location but at the same time, is not too far away from many areas of interest. You can either explore the area yourselves or, if you want to put yourselves in the hands of the experts, a game ranger will accompany you on your Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park excursion. Honeymoon Destinations In South Africa(Part 1)