Set off in search of the Big Five
A safari is bursting with a sense of epic romance and South Africa is one of the best spots on the planet to spot the Big Five. Sleep in atmospheric lodges buried deep in the bush, thatched huts in the forest or traditional safari tents. At sunrise and sunset, you’ll set off in search of the Big Five in an open-topped Jeep and stopping for scenic sundowners on the way. At night, you can huddle around the crackling campfire and spot wildlife at the waterhole from your private veranda.
Take an epic road trip along the Garden Route
The Garden Route is famous across the world for its ever-changing but always gorgeous scenery. Set out on dolphin-spotting boat trips, hike to hidden waterfalls, watch whales breaching in the waves and watch herds of elephants gather around the waterholes in Addo Elephant National Park. Travelling in your own rental car, you’ll be free to explore the route at your own pace, making it a relaxed honeymoon adventure.
Get cosmopolitan in Cape Town
Cape Town is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, set around the magnificent slopes of Table Mountain that slide into the crashing ocean. Watch the world spread out before you on Table Mountain, stand on the tip of the continent and grab a sunset cocktail at sophisticated Camps Bay. Just an hour away, you’ll find the daydreamy Cape Winelands.
Leave the beaten track behind
Cape Town, Kruger and the Garden Route are South Africa’s big hitters, but beyond this trio there are dozens of offbeat places to explore. Try trekking between the glorious peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains, sleeping in a traditional beehive hut in Swaziland or riding horseback through the Valley of Paradise in Lesotho. To the east, the St.Lucia Wetlands is a network of twisting rivers and mangroves packed with lazing hippos and crocodiles.