South Africa unites unmissable beaches, forests, mountains and safaris. The country proves to be perfect for couples looking for remarkable experiences close to nature and wildlife. It has first class infrastructure, excellent hotels, great restaurants and an extremely receptive people. All of this makes South Africa the ideal destination for lovers who are looking for adventurous days together with rest and full bloom emotions.
Located at the southern tip of the African continent, between the Indian and Atlantic oceans, South Africa is one of the most popular destinations for couples on their honeymoon trip.
With more than 2,700 km of coastline, it has a blessed coast, in addition to great seaside resorts. If that weren’t enough, it still has parks and reserves in its territory that allow the integration with nature in a unique and striking way.
Cradle of Nelson Mandela, the most powerful symbol of the struggle against the segregationist regime of Apartheid, and of a rich and particular culture, it is a destination that deserves to be explored with calm and “open chest”. Regardless of the place visited, the sensations will always be exacerbated.
We suggest that hooneymooners visit the cities of Johannesburg, Nelspruit (Kruger Park) and Capetown!
The country’s capital, commercial and industrial heartland, Johannesburg, is affectionately called by its residents “Joburg”, and has ceased to be just a connection point for other South African cities, to establish itself as a tourist city.
With a strong historical appeal, it offers hotels of spectacular quality, great jazz clubs, as well as the Apartheid Museum and the Soweto neighborhood (a suburb where it is Nelson Mandela’s old house).
NELSPRUIT – KRUGER PARK
The largest South African state reserve, with 19,000 Km², is located in Nelspruit, in the far northeast of the country, already on the border with Mozambique. The place offers a SUPER hotel structure that allows lovers to spend memorable days.
The park is home to more than 500 types of birds and about 150 mammals, including lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, buffaloes, giraffes and zebras, which are seen very closely during safaris. The guides, called rangers, drive the vehicles and keep an eye out for clues that indicate the animals’ whereabouts.
The second largest city in South Africa is a mix of Miami, Punta del Este and Rio de Janeiro, as it is home to beautiful beaches, mountains and lots of fun with terrific bars and restaurants.
The city developed at the foot of at the end of a Table Mountain’s slope, a 1,086-meter-high plateau, shaped like a table.
Cape Town has a modern infrastructure, which includes large seasides complexes, design hotels and restaurants known for haute cuisine.
The beautiful city of Cape Town gains yet another luxury accommodation option, in addition to its privileged location, it offers an incredible view of the V & A Waterfront!
THE SILO is a member of Royal Portfolio – the company has the most extraordinary hotels and lodges in South Africa (such as the Royal Malewane and La Residence).
After years of searching for a perfect location for her property in Cape Town, hotelier Liz Biden fulfills her 15 year old dream with the launch: The Silo.
Icon of Cape Town, the grain silo opened in 1924 and was vital to South Africa’s economic and agricultural growth in almost 80 years. The transformation was signed by the bold London-based Heatherwick Studio.
The hotel houses 28 rooms, suites and an outrageous penthouse over the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art – Africa. The Silo provides very pleasant sensations and impressive views from its giant geometric windows. Its elegant decor has a very contemporary touch in every detail. A rooftop pool, a super modern spa, a luxurious lounge and a bar complete the hotel’s pleasures.
Shamwari Private Game Reserve
At the height of private game reserves, you’ll find the Shamwari Private Game Reserve (meaning “my friend” in Shona) in the Eastern Cape, South Africa – home to the coveted Big 5 and luxurious experiences. It is a place where guests can live in harmony with nature, however fleeting the moment may be, where wildlife roams the landscape under the relentless African sun in one of the Eastern Cape’s best hunting reserves.
Shamwari has 7 lodges and 1 explorer camp; each providing different experiences. Exclusive tranquility, effortless family fun or the call back to nature from a luxury tent camp. We invite you to come and experience wild Africa in Shamwari, one of the best private game reserves in South Africa.
A stay at Shamwari Private Game Reserve is a stay that will stay with you forever. Due to its location in the heart of the Eastern Cape, the reserve offers abundant wildlife, fauna and flora unique to the region and unforgettable encounters with nature.
Sarili Private Lodge – Sarili is an exclusive luxury oasis overlooking the grassy plains of Africa and the Bushman River, a sumptuous five bedroom accommodation from which you, your family and friends can watch Africa’s iconic Big Five.
Sindile – Sindile, Shamwari’s new luxury tent camp is a secluded and luxurious refuge located deep in the African savannah. Named after the famous Leopard of Shamwari, the camp imitates a solitary leopard sanctuary, blending in with the surrounding forest, providing excellent views of the Bushman River and the surrounding plains.
Long Lee Manor – Overlooking the magnificent plains of Shamwari, you will find the exquisite Long Lee Manor. This recently redesigned chalet features Edwardian style suites and a stunning pool. Long Lee Manor redefines elegance in nature. Guests can immerse themselves in nature during a safari in this spectacular chalet. The historic manor house dating back to 1910, a Shamwari treasure, offers absolute luxury in an unprecedented scenario.
Eagles Crag – A sophisticated safari experience, Eagles Crag offers exclusivity and spectacular views. Making efficient use of its idyllic setting, you can immerse yourself in the magnificent beauty of nature and marvel at the lush vegetation and rocky cliffs that surround this luxurious property.
Bayethe – The name for this Shamwari chalet comes from the African greeting, pronounced “By-ye-ti”. The English translation of this word is “I salute you” and is one of the warmest welcome from African culture in this area of the country.
Lobengula – Hidden in the depths of the savannah is the peaceful Lobengula Lodge. This accommodation experience was designed to resemble a traditional African corral, overlooking the mountains and valleys.
SINGITA EBONY LODGE
Singita Ebony Lodge is set among huge trees on the banks of the Sand River and offers guests a new and contemporary interpretation of classic safaris. Combining the highlights of the design of tent camps and lodges in the bush, the original Singita lodge was inspired by the adventure and charm of the explorers’ camps of the old world and features campaign furniture, natural fibers and polished wood.
The hotel has 12 luxurious suites that have their own private pool, another unique detail is that almost all the external walls have been replaced by glass and canvas to optimize the view and the space. The beautiful outdoor decks suspended on the banks of the river are ideal for a casual and relaxing dinner, allowing guests to be fully immersed in the natural landscape.
Located in Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa, Ebony Lodge offers guests access to 45,000 acres of an incredible wildlife sanctuary, known for its high concentrations of wildlife and frequent leopard sightings.
One&Only Cape Town
Framed by Table Mountain’s imposing natural wonder, One & Only Cape Town is a peaceful enclave surrounded by mesmerizing canals and a traditional harbor.
Situated between the dramatic peaks of Table Mountain and the noisy Atlantic Ocean, you can enjoy the hot days of leisure in sparkling pools or relaxing in the exclusive spa, while the mild evenings take the opportunity to try the local flavors in the exquisite restaurants that are part of the resort: Nobu, Vista Bar & Lounge and Isola.
Share your journey of beauty and well being with those you love. One & Only Spa offers relaxing treatments for two in the spa suite for couples. Relax together, enjoying targeted facial treatments, South African beauty rituals and relaxing couples massages in privacy.