South Africa Honeymoon
South Africa truly offers a “World in One Country” (their former motto but still very apt!). Cosmopolitan cities with great restaurants and nightlife, huge national parks and private reserves that are home to “The Big Five” and hundreds of other species of birds and animals, stunning beaches, myriad adventure activities, amazing food and wine. What better place to start your married life?! The camps, lodges, hotels and guest houses pull out all the stops when romance is in the air.
- Earn your “Big Five Certificate” (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant & rhino) in one of the richest game areas in the country – Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- Travel off-road in open vehicle game drives to get up close and personal with the animals.
- Catch glimpses of nocturnal wildlife including the elusive leopard on night drives.
- Enjoy gastronomic wonder & liquid delights from the culinary & wine capital of the sub-continent – Cape Town
- Gain a 360 degree view of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain – hike it or take the rotating cable car.
Custom trip with your choice of accommodations in traditional, classic or luxury/premium camps & hotels.
This itinerary can be reversed to start in Cape Town
Camps at various price points can be mixed and matched but the best value is to use all properties from one lodging group.
Days 1-2: Johannesburg
Rest your weary head at the end of a long flight and be fresh for the start of your safari adventure. If you have a little more time, add a night in “Jozi” to visit the memorable and moving Apartheid museum by day and then check out the city’s nightlife and restaurant scene.
City Lodge O.R Tambo Airport Hotel, Intercontinental Johannesburg, 54 on Bath, The Peech Hotel, The Saxon, The Four Seasons Westcliff
Days 2-5: Timbavati Game Reserve
Start your journey with three nights in the famous Timbavati Game Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park area. As there are no fences between the Timbavati and Kruger National Park, game are able to roam freely between the two, offering guests an incredible African wildlife experience. The area is renowned for its numerous lion prides as well as the occasional sightings of the rare white lions.
Morning and afternoon game drives bring you to the heart of the action as well interpretive bushwalks. Your expert guide knows his “neighborhood” inside and out and will introduce you to myriad animal and bird species, the trees and plants of the region, its geology, history, climate, and much more!
Tanda Tula, Simbavati River Lodge, Kings Camp, Ngala Safari Lodge
Days 5-8: Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Situated in the southwestern corner of the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands Game Reserve is the most prestigious game reserve in South Africa and is famous for incredible leopard and lion sightings. With one of the richest game populations in the country, the chances of seeing the Big Five are excellent. Even though there is a 50-kilometre unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park, wildlife in the Sabi Sands Reserve is well habituated resulting in extraordinary close encounters and prolific sightings.
Arathusa Safari Camp, MalaMala Camps, Londolozi Camps, Sabi Sabi Camps, Lion Sands Camps, &Beyond camps & Singita Camps
Days 8-12: Cape Town area
Spend your last 4 days in the city of Cape Town. The city, known as ‘the Mother City” offers natural beauty, cosmopolitan flavor and rich cultural diversity. Crowned by the magnificent Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town offers Table Mountain, Robben Island, biking, deep sea diving, fishing, shark cage encounters, African craftwork, white sand beaches, the winelands and so much more. Cape Town is a fabulous destination for families. Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, explore historic towns, enjoy gastronomic wonder and liquid delights in the nearby winelands, and enjoy shopping and entertainment at the V&A Waterfront.
Cape Grace, Cape Cadogan, One & Only, The Portswood, Lawhill Luxury Apartments, The Mount Nelson, Victoria & Alfred Hotel.