Part of planning a perfect wedding is finding the ideal destination for your honeymoon. Some of the most popular honeymoon destinations are Paris, Iceland, Madrid, and Rome

However, one destination that many will not consider is South Africa. South Africa is one of the most culturally diverse countries across the globe.

It is home to an entire floral kingdom and many various species of wildlife. This fascinating country has beautiful landscapes and some of the most spectacular views you will ever find. 

South Africa is vast, and planning your dream honeymoon can be tricky. Luckily, there are quite a few South Africa group tours you can join during your honeymoon. This article will outline some of the unique destinations that the country has to offer. Enjoy and take notes!


Hogsback is a tiny village in the Amatola Mountains in the Eastern Cape. The village is surrounded by the Afromontane Forest and is home to the Cape parrots and the Knysna Loerie, amongst other wildlife. 

While visiting Hogsback, you can hike the Arboretum and 39 Steps Waterfall or the Kettle Spout Hike.

You can also see the Garden of Remembrance and the Garden of Love, where you can plant a tree to commemorate your marriage.

Aside from hiking, there is a range of activities that you can engage in, such as mountain biking, horse riding, and fishing. With spectacular views, a plethora of wildlife, and an indigenous forest, Hogsback is the perfect honeymoon destination. 

Eco Karoo Lodge

You can find this lodge on a farm called Knoffelfontein in the Western Cape. You will have access to the Karoo from the East and the mountains to the West from this lodge. The Karoo has two vast mountain ranges: the Outeniqua–Langeberg Mountains and the Swartberg Mountain Range. 

Some key activities you can enjoy are stargazing, bird watching, and hiking. One unique feature is seeing certain species of wildlife from the lodge. This includes Kudus, Waterbuck, Blesbuck, Oryx, Steenbok, and more.

The lodge has an indoor fireplace and kitchenette, and each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. The Eco Karoo Lodge is the perfect resort for anyone looking for a touch of nature and wildlife. 

Little Switzerland Resort

The Little Switzerland Resort is a beautiful travel destination in Northern Drakensberg in Kwa-Zulu Natal. From the resort, you will have a picturesque view of the Drakensberg Mountain peaks, which will be covered in clouds or snow, depending on the season.

During your stay at Little Switzerland, you can enjoy various activities, including horse riding, hiking, go-karting, tennis, volleyball, and more.

The Royal Natal National Park is quite close to the resort, where you can enjoy a day of site seeing and engage in plenty of outdoor activities. 

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Simon’s Town

Simon’s Town is a small village on the coast of the Western Cape and is home to South Africa’s largest Navy base.

The village is a gateway to the Marine Big 5 of False Bay, including the Great white shark, the Southern right whale, dolphins, the Cape fur seal, and the diminutive African penguin. 

One notable feature of Simon’s Town is Boulders Penguin Colony. The area is home to 2000 of South Africa’s endangered penguins, which can be found on the shore of Simon’s Town.

The village has several modern hotels and bed and breakfasts you can stay at during your honeymoon. With the village only one hour from Cape Town, you are bound to find everything you are looking for. 

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Jefferys Bay

Jefferys Bay is a town located in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. The Town is considered the country’s surfing capital as it has one of the best right-hand surf breaks in the world.

Some of the popular surfing spots include Kitchen Window, Tubes, Super Tubes, Point, and Albatross, where the waves reach as high as 10-12 feet. 

Aside from being a surfing hotspot, Jefferys Bay is home to three nature reserves, several hiking trails, and many types of sea life, including Cob, Leerfish (Garrick), Grunter, White Steenbras, Blackmail, and Musselcracker.

Jefferys Bay is the ideal honeymoon destination for anyone who wants to enjoy a mix of the beach, outdoor activities, and shopping.

The Ideal Honeymoon Destination in the Heart of South Africa 

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Cape town view from Lion’s head

South Africa has much to offer regarding its landscape, architecture, wildlife, and culture. Thus, it is one of the best vacation spots in the world. 

Whether you are looking for the perfect spot at the beach or a picturesque view of the mountains, South Africa has it all. 


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