Stunning landscapes, majestic wildlife and a beach paradise – Africa has it all, making it the perfect luxury honeymoon destination for the ultimate romantic escape. See the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, get seriously close to some of the greatest animals on earth then jet off to Mauritius to sink your toes into pristine white sand. All in total luxury, of course.
First, we’ll drop you in a luxury boutique hotel right in front Table Mountain, the Kensington Place Hotel, with spectacular views over Cape Town and the Atlantic Coast. From spectacular views to discerning style, this luxurious and intimate hotel has the lot. We love heading to Cape Point where you share the beach with native African penguins: not your average day at the seaside.
tented safari luxury
Next we’ll fly you out to the Garonga Safari Camp, the perfect place to chill out after your wedding. The days when ‘safari’ meant dusty lean-to tents and the faint outline of a lion far in the distance are long gone. We know where authentic African luxury is top priority and animal encounters are as close as it gets. Lie back in breathtaking rooms, bathe under the stars in your outdoor shower, or swing away in your deck hammock amongst ebony trees by the banks of the watercourse. Garonga describe their way of life as ‘safari for the soul,’ and we are inclined to agree. It’s total bliss.
Take bush drives to track lions, elephants and perhaps the odd leopard. Or, for a day you won’t soon forget, go on a walking bush tour where there’ll be nothing between you and the king of beasts except a well armed guide. Back at camp, it’s time to relax. For a touch of romance, head to the amazing spa for a massage each to help you unwind before indulging in some seriously good food at a romantic candlelit dinner – think traditional bush cuisine with a Mediterranean influence. Delicious.
romantic island bliss
After a few days in the bush, what’s next? The beach, naturally. You’ll fly direct in to Mauritius to enjoy stunning caster sugar sand, cobalt blue waters, beautiful mountains and bustling towns. Sound good? This is what an African island escape should be. Hole up in charming, intimate luxury at 20 Degrees South. Hidden away in a coconut grove by the ocean, your beachfront room, metres from the water, is the perfect place to reflect while sitting on your private terrace, or of course you can simply lie back on the private beach with a good book. Whether it’s being pampered at the in-house spa or trying your hand at diving, this is the perfect place to be, and ideal end to your African honeymoon.
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Cape Town, Mauritius