Whether you are just starting to plan your honeymoon trip of a lifetime, or you are looking for inspiration for a romantic holiday to celebrate an anniversary, or just to say 'I love you' to your nearest and dearest, a holiday to Africa will tick all the boxes.
Is your idea of romance spending a few nights ensconced in a luxury safari lodge, sipping sparkling wine under a canopy of stars every evening, and maybe inbetween game drives indulging your senses with a couples spa treatment?
Or walking hand and hand along a white sandy beach, with the warm Indian Ocean lapping at your toes as you watch the sun set into the ocean in a fiery blaze of glory.
Alternatively, you might prefer the spectacular 360 degree views of Cape Town from a cable car ride up Table Mountain, followed by a long, leisurely lunch looking out over mountains and vineyards. Or how about an overnight train ride through magnificent scenery on a beautifully restored train?
Or is your idea of a perfect honeymoon simply relaxing by a pool...
Whatever it is, the romance you will find here will turn a dream honeymoon or romantic holiday into a reality.
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Klaserie Game Reserve
Veranda Palmar Beach
Destination: South Africa and Mauritius.
This honeymoon combines staying in a romantic stilted wooden safari chalet where you will be at eye level with the trees in a private Big 5 game reserve adjoining the Kruger National Park, followed by a week on a beach on the east coast of Mauritius - the perfect combination for a relaxing yet adventurous honeymoon.
This is a 11 night itinerary including Klaserie Game Reserve, Hazyview and Mauritius.
If you are looking for classic romance, this 11 night itinerary packs it all in - exclusive accommodation and personalised yet unobtrusive butler-style service in Cape Town, a stunning hotel situated on a vineyard in the heart of the Cape Winelands, a treetop lodge overlooking an indigenuous forest, and a luxurious, malaria-free safari in a tented camp that offers privacy and a feeling of seclusion with spectacular views of the African bush.
This is a 11 night itinerary including Cape Town, The Cape Winelands, The Garden Route and Shamwari Game Reserve.
Based on 5 Star Accommodation:
3 Nights at The Dock House
2 Nights at Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards
For those who want to get away from the crowds, this 10 night honeymoon to a private conservancy bordering Kenya's Masai Mara followed by a blissful week long stay in a boutique beach lodge on the coast should not be overlooked.
This is a 10 night itinerary including Masai Mara and The Kenyan Coast.
Fly into the Serengeti for 3 nights in the thriving Central Serengeti Plains, home to the Big 5 and so much more. Staying in an authentic tented camp, with breathtaking views over the hills and plains, there is an abundance of game all year round in this part of the Serengeti and even when the migration is not passing through, the residential wildlife is superb. Then fly across to the exotic island of Zanzibar, where white sandy beaches line the shores, fringed by wispy palm trees that sway gently in the breeze that comes off the Indian Ocean. The crystal clear, warm turquoise waters entice snorkellers and divers to explore never-ending coral reefs, and romantic dhows cruise into the golden sunsets.
This is a 10 night itinerary including The Serengeti and Zanzibar.
Experience some of South Africa's magnificent scenery on this 11 night luxurious trip. Starting at the majestic Twelve Apostle mountain range, you spend 5 nights in glitzy Camps Bay in Cape Town, before boarding your 'moving' 5* hotel-on-wheels - the Blue Train - for a 2 night journey which trundles through breath-taking scenery as you head towards Pretoria. You end by flying into your safari destination, getting a birds-eye view of the undulating landscape and wildlife that is the Madikwe Game Reserve.
This is a 11 night itinerary including Cape Town, The Blue Train and Madikwe Game Reserve.
Based on 5 Star Accommodation:
5 Nights at The Bay Hotel
2 Nights at Cape Town to Pretoria via the Blue Train
If you have just 7 days for romance, then combining a 3 night safari in Kruger's exclusive Sabi Sand Game Reserve, staying in an award-winning ultra luxurious suite followed by 4 nights in a suite with unfurling views of the Bazarato archipelago islands and curling mainland in the distance is unsurpassable.
This is a 7 night itinerary including Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Vilanculos.
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