Honeymoons in Africa
Weddings in South AfricaSouth Africa is a country of tremendous diversity and the perfect place to spend your honeymoon in the great outdoors.
If you visit Cape Town in the southwestern corner of the continent, you will find the best of Africa and Europe combined. Old world romance is in the vineyards and orchards, in the rolling hills and lush valleys of the wine land, dotted with historic homes.
The majesty of South Africa is in the surrounding mountain ranges with their nature reserves, in Table Mountain with its impressive cliffs, rich flora, unusual mammals and birds.
Take the cableway to the mountain's top and, as you look down, the most spectacular view in the world will unfold before your very eyes. What a romantic honeymoon walking hand in hand with your new bride in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens to see the dazzling colors and the unusual shapes of more than 6,000 indigenous plant species!
The Cape of Good Hope, with its haunted waters, will intrigue you. In the 17th century the legendary Flying Dutchman ship was unable to round it and disappeared, while many vessels sank along the coastline in the same pursuit. Here the Southern right whales will swim along with their calves and the baboons will stare at you.
In South Africa you will have the opportunity to see the quiver trees, the Halfmens trees, called elephant trunks because of their shape, the black rhino, reptiles and snakes galore. Drive your Land Rover along the west coast, up to the mighty Orange River, and find the place where the first diamonds were discovered, admire the Augrabies Falls and enjoy a canoeing trip.
Visit the Kalahari, a never-ending sea of red sand dunes that four-wheel-drive enthusiasts can explore because of the many trails. Listen to the sound of the Roaring Sands, admire the black-maned male lion, the cheetah, the leopard, and the brown hyenas; remember also that you are in a bird watchers paradise.
The Southern and Eastern Capes are a beach-lovers dream with miles of golden sand. Go to Wilderness, one of South Africa's most important holiday resorts, visit the Lake District, dive in the Knysna lagoon to marvel at the sea horses.
If you are ready for a change of scenery you will find excellent opportunities for big game viewing in the reserves and parks of this area and all of Eastern South Africa. The Kruger National Park is the country's premier and most popular game reserve, where you can find all the excitement of Africa in one place.
How about visiting the Zulu in their homeland to understand their heritage and the true spirit of Africa? See you there!