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Jane AndersonAward-winning travel writer Jane Anderson

South Africa and Mauritius

Our verdict:

What an incredible way to start married life. The buzz of Cape Town with its iconic Table Mountain and nearby winelands contrasts wonderfully with the adventure of spotting the Big Five on safari. And what better place to unwind than Mauritius or the Seychelles, renowned for pampering hospitality and idyllic beaches. An odyssey that’s bound to cement your vows.

Recommended tour operator: Mahlatini

Leopard sighting at SabiThe beautiful wine country

Mahlatini says

Africa is a great choice for a romantic adventure but there are few countries that can beat South Africa‘s breathtaking landscapes, variety of attractions, legendary game reserves, outstanding food and high standards of hospitality.

  • Perfect combination
  • Spectacular locations
  • Year-round sunshine

Round up your trip with a week on an idyllic Indian Ocean beach – in Mauritius, the Seychelles or Mozambique – and you have the recipe for the most romantic honeymoon of a lifetime.

Our expert team can tailor-make any itinerary to suit your budget, interests and available time but here are some ideas to inspire you.

This 12-night Luxury Cape and Coast honeymoon packs in the creature comforts as well as thrilling experiences from cosmopolitan Cape Town to a fabulous safari and a stay in the legendary Oyster Box Hotel close to Durban.

We include a hire car in this spectacular Cape and KwaZulu Natal honeymoon so you can explore as much or as little as you like.

Push the boat out for our Ultimate Cape Town, Winelands and Kruger honeymoon with a firm emphasis on stylish indulgence from the light aircraft transfers to stunning small hotels, lodges and wineries. Add on a stay in Mozambique, arriving at the renowned Benguerra Island Lodge, the epitome of barefoot luxury.

Our most popular safari/beach honeymoon combines a stay at Ngala Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park with a week in Mauritius, staying at the Heritage Le Telfair Golf & Spa Resort.

We up the ante even further on our Cape Town, Kruger and Seychelles honeymoon, from the oceanfront Clarendon Bantry Bay and Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge to a villa with a private pool at the Banyan Tree Seychelles.

See our full range of honeymoon ideas in South Africa and the company review of Mahlatini at 101 Holidays.

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