Honeymoon in Africa
For travellers, Africa has it all: iconic wildlife, epic landscapes, ancient wonders, and an incredible variety of cultures that have intrigued intrepid adventurers for centuries! To add to the appeal, our vast and beautiful continent also has its sweet side, and it is a perfect place for newlyweds wanting to experience the ultimate romantic getaway – the ‘Honeymoon’. After all, this is arguably a once-in-a-lifetime affair, so why not make it unforgettable?
For the more spirited honeymooners, seeking a more adventurous getaway, they would do good to consider a multi-day route through Kenya’s Masai Mara National Park. The Masai Mara, one of Kenya’s most popular parks, is home to a stunning variety of animals including the famous “Big 5” of the African grasslands and serves as the backdrop to the world’s most awe-inspiring animal migration. Beyond the wildlife and unique local culture, couples can also reserve a stay at select eco bush camps or lodges, all fitted with luxuries to WOW and Delight. Here couples can spend their evenings sipping on a gin & tonic at riverside and contemplate the days’ events or take an al-fresco shower and appreciate a truly spectacular African sunset, as the setting sun permeates its golden rays over the untouched landscapes.
We also have the magical Kruger National Park, where you can languish in an outdoor bubble bath or hear the lions roar at night whilst glamping it at your private sleepout. Embark on game drives and have sundowners in the middle of nowhere - just each other, your guide and a landscape teeming with wildlife. Your privacy is our priority and your comfort, our promise. Daytime provides opportunity for some self-indulgence; relax with a book at the poolside, fancy an afternoon siesta or book a wonderous spa treatment to pacify your soul. After all of these spoils, feed your appetite with delectables from the High Tea offerings before heading out for your sunset game drive. An African sunset and sunrise are both romantic, dramatic and lingers in your mind for a life time.
Rather than Tuscany or Napa, why not opt for the rugged mountains and rolling vineyards of South Africa’s Cape Winelands for your honeymoon? The green valleys that make up the Winelands are wedged between scenic peaks and dotted by historic wineries and estates dating back to the time of the Huguenots. Here, at leisure you can explore the country’s most charming historical wineries, sample some of the cellars’ best vintages, and experience life in one of the world’s premier wine regions.
Then we have the stunning and unforgettable Cape Town, from its sights, scents, sounds and the iconic 8th Wonder, TABLE MOUNTAIN, or its turquoise waters and luxurious hotels aplenty complemented by world class cuisine; it unabashedly lives up to its status as a truly cosmopolitan and glamorous city. Here you can wine and dine in the most beautiful settings, live and breathe adventure, sway to the local beats around the city, enjoy canapes and bubbly on a sunset cruise and meet nature on your doorstep all in a day.
Few African destinations have the coastal or historical appeal of Zanzibar, a white-sand archipelago off the coast of Tanzania whose historic district of Stone Town is one of East Africa’s few remaining ancient cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Couples with a curious nature should consider heading to Stone Town, a quiet touristy village on the northern tip of the Island where they can spend their post-nuptial days relaxing next to the turquoise waters, cruising through vibrant mangroves, and exploring the delightful “ghost islands” that appear during low tide.
While the gorgeous coastal nation of Mozambique might not be everyone’s first thought for a honeymoon, Mozambique really does have all the ingredients of a perfect beach destination. Nestled on a tranquil bay looking out over the Indian Ocean, this is a colonial-era fishing village where the pace of life is syrupy slow and the ocean air is filled with the scent of fresh grilled lobster. It also happens to be the world’s premier destination for swimming with whale sharks and manta rays and home to one of Africa’s most responsible and sustainable marine tourism industries. Here you can spend lazy days on the beach, perhaps after a few nights in the bush.
And if the above temptations are enough to get you packing, why not consider tying the knot in Africa -
The options are endless and the Personal Collection team are here to make your honeymoon unforgettable.