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Right at the southern-most tip of Africa lies the beautiful and incredibly diverse Western Cape province–where the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean meet, and where the smallest of the world’s six floral kingdoms flourishes. Cape Aghulas, right at the southern-most point of Africa, is a start point to South Africa’s east coast which features an extremely temperate climate and where lush forest areas are found next to the coast and along the mountain ranges.
Grootbos — Forest Lodge
Set in the awe inspiring beauty of the Cape’s southern-most coastline, lies the award winning Grootbos Private Nature Reserve and its 5-star Forest Lodge–where the luxury of being in nature does not forego enjoying the finer things in life. Stroll under a natural green canopy of Milkwood trees until you discover your luxury suite set apart on top of a hill, with an endless ocean view. Enjoy being pampered in the spa or enjoy time alone–just the two of you on your own private deck with panoramic sea views and a glass of award-winning wine in hand. When it comes to dining, Grootbos loves getting out into nature which is why their culinary experiences are not restricted to their fine dining restaurants. Enjoy an al fresco picnic with your toes in beach sand and sip on cocktails as you watch the sun set, or enjoy a uniquely South African meal in the boma as you watch the fire embers burning low.
The heart of the Western Cape is without doubt the city of Cape Town. One of the most beautiful cities in the world today, the sheer natural beauty Cape Town will take your breath away and there is a wide variety of things for happy honeymooners to do and see.
The Twelve Apostles — Award-winning 5-star Hotel
A member of Leading Hotels of the World this luxury 5-star hotel is dramatically located above the Atlantic Ocean and flanked by the majestic Twelve Apostles range and Table Mountain. The Twelve Apostles offers luxurious rooms and superb dining experiences, all with panoramic views of the mountain and the sea. Despite its awe inspiring natural setting, the bustling cosmopolitan city of Cape Town is only 15 minutes away via the hotel’s complimentary car transfer service–or quicker still, use their helipad. The magic of Cape Town lies in the combination of its natural wonder, diverse cultures, art and design, and a thriving food and wine scene that will make your honeymoon truly memorable.
The Silo — Hotel above the museum
Towering above the V&A Waterfront and surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City, The Silo is an extraordinary new luxury hotel in Cape Town situated above the exceptional Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art. All 28 bedrooms are done out in vibrant silks and velvets in turquoise, cerise or mandarin orange, lit by 18ft chandeliers and adorned with cherished one-offs, works by young South African artists. The Silo is located in the centre of Cape Town and is the ideal base from which to explore all that this beautiful city has to offer.
The Bay Hotel — Camps Bay Beachfront
With the majestic Twelve Apostle Mountains as a backdrop and the Atlantic Ocean less than a minute’s walk away, The Bay Hotel boasts an unrivalled beachfront location in Cape Town for honeymooners who love the sun and sea. Guests enjoy a close proximity to a wide range of restaurants, bars and activities, and are treated to access to four pools, a gym with personal trainer, kayaks, and unlimited access to Camps Bay Tennis Club and Camps Bay Squash Club. Hang out at Café Caprice in Camps Bay. This trendy hangout spot is known for attracting Hollywood A-Listers and is also an ideally situated location for sundowners, good food and a great vibe.
Franschhoek is just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town. The valley is surrounded on three sides by majestic mountain ranges. It is the food and wine capital of South Africa and there are more award-winning restaurants concentrated in the Franschhoek valley than anywhere else in the whole country.
La Residence — Luxury accommodation
Each suite at La Residence has its own unique and elaborate interior and design influences, from the exotic Tibetan Suite with its oriental antiques and rich orange tones to the blue and yellow Chambre Bleu with its Provençal antiques, velvets and silks. The 30-acre estate is the perfect place to relax, featuring swimming pools, a spa, restaurant, vineyards and endless private spaces. Many of South Africa’s top wine estates are just a short drive away. The La Residence experience focuses on the incredible gastronomy of the Franschhoek Valley. Great food and fine wines are the order of the day, however the natural beauty of the surroundings lends itself to a range of diverse experiences from hiking and cycling to art galleries and festivals.
Romantic and unspoiled, Mozambique has much to offer honeymooners with its coastline, the longest stretch of Indian Ocean coastline in Africa, featuring long dune-fringed beaches with white sand, swaying palms and turquoise waters teeming with shoals of colourful fish.
Azura Benguerra Island — Island Getaway
Azura is honeymoon heaven. Just 20 villas are nestled along one of the last undiscovered stretches of beach in the world, with all the creature comforts you could wish for, sparkling private pools, Mozambican butler-hosts to look after your every need, fish and seafood fresh from the ocean, a fantastic range of activities and experiences, and an African spa to relax in. The hand-built villas are just footsteps from the beach, yet designed with privacy in mind. The residential Villa at Azura, 150m down the beach, has been described as one of the best villas anywhere in the Indian Ocean, and is winner of a World Travel Award in 2017. It comes with its own butler-host and private chef. It is the honeymoon beach house of your dreams.
White Pearl — Exclusive Beach Resort
Experience the elegant simplicity of this exclusive beach resort set in the dunes of the untouched shores of southern Mozambique; on a magnificent stretch of coastline, tucked behind Ironwood trees. Stretch out on one of the beautiful oversized day beds or comfortable loungers while you indulge in a refreshing cocktail. Take a dip in your own plunge pool, relax on the spacious deck, cool off in a refreshing outdoor shower or retreat to the intimacy of your air-conditioned bedroom surrounded by nature. Swim next to dolphins and glide over coral reefs – the resort offers unique diving experiences on one of the world’s top pinnacle reefs. You will experience an unforgettable honeymoon, with memories to last a lifetime.
Baia Sonambula — Guest house
Baia Sonambula is a charming guest house right on the beach. Wake to help yourselves to coffee and cookies at the kitchen and look forward to being fed a magnificent breakfast overlooking the palms on the beach and the sea beyond. The rooms are tastefully decorated. Fresh petals are sprinkled on the beds every morning and there are sarongs, filtered cold water in a clay urn and luxurious toiletries in a bathroom that features a rain shower. Combine your honeymoon with private Yoga classes in the comfort of your own room or terrace. Or experience the natural underwater beauty of the pristine reefs in Tofo Bay. Thanks the Agulhas Current, the waters around Tofo have one of the biggest whale sharks populations in the world that can be spotted year-round. There is also the incredible opportunity of diving with graceful giant manta rays that frequent the main dive sites, about 30 minutes boat ride from Tofo Bay.