Your honeymoon destination is just as, if not more important than the big day itself! This is your first holiday as Mr and Mrs; it´s got to be special! South Africa’s natural and cultural diversity paired with its rich history makes it a fascinating place for you to spend the first days of your married life together. There’s no limit to the amount of new things you can experience in this remarkable country. The rest of your life together couldn´t start in better style! And here is our pick of our favourite hotels in which to do so; enjoy!
With its idyllic garden setting beneath Cape Town´s iconic Table Mountain, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has long been the venue of choice for weddings and honeymoon. Following the beautiful transformation of the main hospitality venues, there is now even more reason to stage your celebration here, whether you desire a grand affair in the Ballroom, a lush outdoor ceremony or an intimate gathering.
Situated in the stunning Madikwe Game Reserve is the Mateya Safari Lodge. With gorgeous views, and the amazing opportunity for game drives where guests are accompanied by experienced field guides and trackers, you really will experience all South Africa has to offer. Boasting an African intrest library where you can admire a superb collection of African art, the Mateya Safari Lodge is definitely one you´ll be telling the grand kids about!
Showcasing one of the continent´s finest game viewing experiences the Phinda Private Game Reserve is home to Africa´s big five and is particularly well known for close up sightings! An unforgettable experience to share together. With 6 private and individually unique lodges, Phinda Lodge poses as an excellent get away for newlywed. The atmosphere is exclusive and personal, with a mixture of understated sophistication and pure luxury. What more could you ask for?
Audacia Manor, built in 1928, is a beautifully restored Colonial Mansion. Spacious individually decorated rooms offer glamour and style. The epitome of luxury, Audacia Manor offers a personalised service to all its guests meaning you and your new beau can make the most of your time together and create a lifetime of memories.
Blissfully private, Majeka House is an ideal base from which to explore the historical town of Stellenbosch with its interesting shops, museums and al fresco café culture. Famous vineyards and award-winning restaurants, are all within striking distance. This prime location combines luxurious accommodation, thoughtful service and a sumptuous spar to create what is undoubtedly one of the most stylish bolt hotels in the Cape-Winelands. Recently re-decorated, all the rooms exude a dramatic, contemporary style and offer the perfect get away for your honeymoon.
Set amidst 7 beautiful acres of Newlands parkland overlooking a breathtaking mountainscape, the Vineyard delivers the picture-perfect wedding. Whether it’s a bespoke-designed celebration with ‘all the trimmings’ for you and your guests, or an intimate private ceremony for just you and your sweetheart, when you say “I do”, it´s sure to be memorable.
Mont Rochelle is a stunning vineyard that boasts 22 luxurious bedrooms within its hotel, just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town in the town of Franschhoek, South Africa. Franschhoek a traditional vineyard town in the Western Cape Province famously known as the French Corner of the Cape, is considered to be the food and wine capital of South Africa.
Cape Cadogan is an elegant hotel is nestled in tranquil gardens, and situated above the heart of Cape Town. It boasts lush gardens, a plunge pool and sun terrace for an ideal romantic get away with your new beau.
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