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Honeymoon guide to South Africa

Plan the perfect honeymoon in South Africa.

From just a heartbeat away, watch elephants, lions, cheetahs, rhinos and other wildlife move freely through their natural habitat in some of Africa’s best-managed national parks. Then check out South Africa's great beaches and discover the best weather conditions so you can arrive when it's sunny and dry.

Find the perfect location for your honeymoon in South Africa, today!

Capetown, South Africa

Cape Town

Surrounded by stunning white-sand beaches and overlooked by the massive Table Mountain, South Africa’s oldest city mixes a rich cultural heritage with an easygoing and laid-back nature.

With a choice of world-class shopping, fine dining restaurants and accommodation options to satisfy the most demanding couple, Cape Town has all you need for an unforgettable honeymoon in Africa.

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Durban is one of South Africa’s major beach resorts and lies close to some of the country’s finest game reserves.

Blessed with a balmy year-round Indian Ocean climate, long golden-sand beaches, a wide array of leisure activities and accommodation options to suit all budgets, multicultural Durban is a perfect honeymoon and romantic getaways holiday destination at any time.

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Discover Knysna on a honeymoon or romantic getaway while touring the scenic Garden Route – South Africa’s most popular tourist destination after Cape Town.

Knysna (pronounced nize-nuh) sits in a picturesque landscape overflowing with great natural beauty. With its large tidal estuary, soaring sandstone cliffs, unspoiled beaches, rich heritage and outstanding accommodation options, Knysna offers all the ingredients you need for a romantic honeymoon in South Africa.

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Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth offers some of South Africa’s best beaches and is the perfect place to begin or end a honeymoon or romantic getaway tour of the country’s famous Garden Route.

With 40km of immaculate golden-sand beaches set within a protected bay, as well as numerous outdoor activities, nearby game reserves and accommodation options to suit every budget, Port Elizabeth is a perfect destination at any time of year.

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Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay

Unwind in the charming resort of Plettenberg Bay while enjoying a honeymoon or romantic getaway holiday on South Africa's famed Garden Route.

Commonly known as Plett by the locals, the resort sits high on a rocky peninsula overlooking wide golden-sand beaches, tranquil lagoons, unspoiled native forests and a sweeping half-moon bay. Plettenberg Bay is an ideal stopover point or base for exploring the Garden Route.

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Latest update: Where to honeymoon in South Africa: 4 April, 2019

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