Do your exotic honeymoon plans include lions, elephants, and some of the world’s most incredible landscape? Then, you should make South Africa your honeymoon destination. That is where you’ll find it all and so much more.
The best news is that all this exotic beauty comes at a reasonable price. The favorable exchange rate of the South African Rand to the U.S. Dollar makes a South African honeymoon highly affordable. You will get plenty of value for your money.
Cape Town will be your logical first destination. Here, Table Mountain is South Africa’s most notable landmark. Take a cable car up the mountain and marvel at the sights. But this is more than a photo opportunity. There are 2,220 different types of plants on Table Mountain and 1,470 different flowers, some of which can only be found here. At the foot of the mountain, the 1,300-acre Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are definitely worth exploring.
When you are in Cape Town, visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner for 18 years. On a happier note, don’t miss Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town. Here, you will find a cheerful colony of penguins that can be seen in their natural habitat.
When you leave Cape Town, there are a number of parks offering safari tours, such as Kruger National Park, which takes safaris to a luxury level.
For some romantic exploring on your own, rent a car and take the Garden Route from Cape Town to Eastern Cape. The route is laden with lovely beaches, charming coastal villages, and simply incredible sights. For that magical touch, stop at Ballots Bay and stay in a tree house. This is nothing less than a fairy tale come true. Spend a few tranquil nights literally in a treetop. No worries; the birds won’t be peeking. Then, continue exploring for more South African fairytale adventures.