South Africa – Honeymoon Experience

  • 14 Days , 6 Cities
  • From $5,995
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South Africa is one of the most popular African honeymoon destinations. For travelers, Africa has it all: Iconic wildlife, epic landscapes, ancient wonders, and an incredible variety of cultures that have intrigued intrepid adventurers for centuries!
Countries Visited South Africa
Places Visited Cape Town, Franschhoek, Stanford, Plettenberg Bay, Graaff-Reinet
Suggested Duration 14 days
Travel Styles Luxury Honeymoons
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Cape Town, South Africa!

    On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by a representative that will assist you with any questions you might have and thereafter assist you through to your transfer vehicle which will take you to your boutique hotel.

    Cape Town is one of the world's most beautiful cities and a top international destination. Large numbers of tourists flock to Cape Town to enjoy this unique city with its fascinating history, interesting culture, natural beauty, award-winning wines, and laidback lifestyle. Whether you are a serious tourist or just want to lie on the beach and enjoy life, Cape Town will satisfy your needs.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Cape Town

    After breakfast, the day aims to explore the highlights of the Cape Peninsula, looking for any excuse to embrace the ocean and the great outdoors in this unique and spectacular habitat to explore one of the most unique marine habitats in the world.

    Today's suggested tour is the Cape Town Peninsula with a “tot” of Adventure. Explore with Penguins -Kayak or Conservation Walk near Boulders, Simon's Town. Once on land in Simon’s Town, we will search for our own rogue penguins – a splinter colony away from the crowded boardwalks over the main breeding site, on a beach known mostly to locals. Perhaps if the weather is favorable you could test out your balancing skills on a stand-up paddleboard to really get to know the penguins in their own environment. (This is optional). Your guide will tell you more about the rich history surrounding this naval town, the museums and monuments provide plenty of insight into this historical harbor town.

    Hike Cape Point - Shipwrecks, Whales, White Sand, and Wildlife. We will then continue to the Cape of Good Hope. In the peninsula reserve, we will enjoy a gentle hike exploring secluded beaches, shipwrecks, and this region’s unique wildlife while on the hunt for the Cape 5 (Ostrich, Baboons, Mountain Zebra, Bontebok, and Tortoise).

    Private Gourmet Lunch & Wine with Chef Nicky Gibbs – Crofters Kitchen. We will head out of the Cape Peninsula along the Atlantic Seaboard for a really unique Private gourmet lunch experience, a local chef - Chef Nicky Gibbs who has cheffed for some rockstars around the world will host your family in her personal home for a delicious set menu fresh lunch paired with botanical teas from her garden. Expect a feast for the senses in a beautiful setting with the fire roaring in her lounge. Afternoon, explore Cape Town's most scenic road with all 144 curves of Chapman’s Peak Drive.

    After the delicate lunch at the Chef's home, we will head to the Noordhoek Farm Village, we can enjoy a decadent local ice cream just before making our way back to Cape Town over the scenic coastal toll road of Chapman’s Peak Drive with dramatic landscapes and incredible ocean and mountain views.

    Overnight in the boutique hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Cape Town

    Today’s suggested Tour is the Cape Town Urban City Discovery & Food Exploration.

    A day of contrasts exploring on foot the fascinating stories that tell Cape Town’s history and modern-day makeup, engaging and overlooked by so many. This will be combined with a visit to the top of Table Mountain, leaving the crowds to get your bearing of the city from its highest point. A Stroll through the colorful Bo-Kaap Cape Malay neighborhood and some local encounters for a memorable day in the heart of this cosmopolitan hub.

    Explore Table Mountain the Easy Way - Via Return Cable Car. This morning we will head out and explore the city, starting with an exhilarating cable car ride up to the top of the iconic Table Mountain. Enjoy the spectacular views from the top as your guide takes you along the lesser-known paths on the mountain top before returning to the lower cable station.
    Discover - Urban City Bowl History. Once back on the ground, your guide will take you on a historical journey through the heart of the city to discover the fascinating stories and tales that have all lead to shaping Cape Town into the cosmopolitan city that it is today.

    Lekka Kombuis – Cape Malay Cooking Lessons
    We will then head to the colorful Bo-Kaap with its historic houses and fascinating heritage. Here we will meet a local and explore her neighborhood, gathering spices and ingredients before being invited into her private home for a cooking lesson and lunch. Cape Malay food culture is a truly unique experience, utilizing flavourful local spices and ingredients to produce mouth-watering dishes found nowhere else in the world.

    Explore - Urban Exploring the Colourful Streets of Bo Kaap to the Historic Company Gardens
    After a hearty lunch with your localhost, venture back into the streets for an informative walking tour down to the Company Gardens where you will learn about the country’s colonial origins when the first explorers landed in the Cape and developed their farms and gardens to feed the passing ships.

    Fynbos Tasting at Heritage House
    Tucked away in the gardens you can enjoy a fascinating Fynbos tasting experience at the quirky Heritage House, learning about these incredible plants and their various properties.
    Early Evening Sundowners - Secret Gin Bar or a Local Hangout Spot
    After tasting and learning about the local plant life, end your day off at the Secret Gin Bar where you can have delicious local gins, many of which make use of Fynbos infusions to create flavors.

    Overnight in the boutique hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 4

    Cape Town

    Spend today at leisure exploring the city and its surrounds including the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront – a shopping paradise.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 5

    Cape Town - Le Cle des Montagnes

    This morning your car hire will be dropped off at your hotel. Depart for the Winelands and your next hotel in Franschhoek.

    Franschhoek is Idyllically situated in the Cape Winelands, this peaceful country retreat is one of the oldest towns in South Africa. The town was named Franschhoek, meaning “French Corner” as it was founded by French Huguenots settlers who fled the inquisition in Europe and were seeking a secluded little hide-out. They found it in the remarkably fertile valley of Franschhoek and this fascinating heritage is showcased at the Huguenot Memorial Museum. The Cape Dutch architecture in much of the village remains remarkably well preserved as restrictions were placed on the extent of renovations and new construction in order to preserve the aesthetic of the original settlers. The town’s ideal summer weather and towering snow-capped peaks in winter have turned this once sleepy little village into a popular tourist attraction. Its proximity to Cape Town allows for pleasant day trips during which visitors can explore the area’s many world-class wine estates, indulge their taste buds at the impressive range of excellent restaurants, or simply browse the quaint, upmarket boutiques strewn along the town’s lovely tree-lined avenues.

    Overnight in Franschhoek in a boutique hotel where you discover a sense of tranquility, space and style in the heart of Franschhoek.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 6

    Franschhoek

    Today, a private tour to explore hand-pick some boutique wineries; and the choice yours!

    Franschhoek Hop-on Hop-off Experience:
    The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines, and a 300-year history. Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in a vintage style railway tram and open-air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates.

    Bike and Saddle – Franschhoek Village and wine tour:
    This fascinating tour highlights significant Huguenot farms and how building styles changed over the years. We learn how to identify the early Cape Dutch buildings with their distinctive, ornate rounded gables, symmetrical windows, and H-shaped design, and those that had been ‘Victorianised’ with the addition of verandahs and sash windows. We cycle through the village, stop at the Huguenot Memorial and then weave our way to vineyards which are steeped in tradition but also innovating and introducing new ideas to Viniculture and wine pairings. We stop at one of the favorite wine farms for a memorable tasting which includes wine farms such as La Bri and Holden Manz which have some breathtaking views.

    Overnight in your boutique hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 7

    Franschhoek - Stanford Hills, Whale Coast

    Depart Franschhoek during the course of this morning and make your way through to the Hermanus region – the Whale Coast - This rugged stretch of South African coastline snakes along the Atlantic Ocean, with magnificent mountains rising on the other side. The spectacular scenery is made up of charming seaside villages, farms, rivers, coves, and valleys, and during the right season.

    (July – September), the region’s namesake – whales – can be seen cruising and wallowing in the coastal waters.

    Overnight at Stanford Hills, come to indulge in delicious local food and wine at AfriCamps at Stanford Hills. This camp is set on a boutique wine farm in Stanford, an exciting slow food destination with chefs serving an array of fresh and locally produced food.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 8

    Stanford Hills, Whale Coast

    Today, in Stanford Hills you can have many activities to do like swimming, wine tasting, horse riding, bass fishing in the top dam, hiking (2 x 3 miles trails), whale watching from the sky (landing strip at AfriCamps), and mountain biking.

    Breakfast and dinner – placed in the tent for guests to prepare themselves. Your other option in Stanford Hills has a very popular restaurant on the estate, known as The Tasting Room, which serves breakfast and lunch. Full range of chalkboard menu items available at the on-site restaurant, the menu also available as takeaways. Personalized picnic baskets available, choose from the Mezze menu or lunchtime menu at The Tasting Room. The surrounding area has a wealth of acclaimed restaurants, including Grootbos, Springfontein, and the Marianas.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 9

    Stanford Hills - Plettenberg Bay

    Pick up this morning and continue along the Garden Route to Plettenberg Bay – this drive is approximately 4.5 hours but a lovely drive with lots of interesting stops.

    Plettenberg Bay - The Portuguese explorers called it the Beautiful Bay, and it’s easy to see why – Plettenberg Bay is a picturesque, charming town with miles of pristine beaches, tranquil lagoons, clean rivers, indigenous forests, and a dramatic rocky peninsula. Playground to the wealthy, beach mansions overlook the Indian Ocean, often dotted with luxury yachts, while leisure time is given over to polo and golf.

    Overnight in a luxury lodge beach in Plettenberg Bay. Enjoy sundowners on the rooftop deck of the luxury lodge, with panoramic views of the ocean and Nature Reserve.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 10

    Plettenberg Bay - Ready for some adventure?

    After breakfast, in Plettenberg Bay, you have plenty of activities to do such as rent a bike at the hotel and explore and absorb all that Plett has to offer on two wheels or after a long day on the beach, there's nothing better to do than take a dip in crystal blue swimming pools, or visit monkey land the world’s first free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary, offers tours (or better, monkey safaris) during which you’ll see more than 550 primates in their forest home. You will also experience our 128-meter suspended canopy walk whilst on tour, or going whale watching is an exhilarating experience. Learn more about these majestic animals and other animals in the region on an ocean safari or get up close and personal in a sea- kayaking trip, or If you love hiking, The Garden Route is definitely the place you need to visit. In the area, there are many different hiking trails to take advantage of from easy for beginners to difficult for more experienced hikers.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 11

    Samara Private Game Reserve

    Depart this morning for your final leg to your last accommodation – Samara Private Game Reserve – this will be around 4 and a half hours drive.

    The award-winning Samara Private Game Reserve is comprised of 27,000 hectares of pristine wilderness, located in South Africa's Great Karoo region, a landscape of seemingly infinite space, dramatic mountain ranges, and vast skies. Home to cheetah, black and white rhino, giraffe, buffalo, and great herds of antelope and zebra, Samara offers an unforgettable malaria-free safari and wilderness experience. Track these wild animals on foot, gaze over the spectacularly scenic landscapes with sundowners on Eagle Rock, or simply relax on your private verandah and take in the sights and sounds of this magnificent reserve.

    Overnight in the luxurious Manor House is one of only two lodges situated on the award-winning 27,000-hectare Samara Private Game Reserve in the Great Karoo - a Big Five safari with a difference.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 12

    Samara Private Game Reserve

    Samara has received a host of romantic awards and accolades, and it’s easy to see why. Described as ‘heart-stoppingly beautiful’, Samara’s exquisite scenery lends itself perfectly to special romantic getaways. Whether you are planning a proposal, honeymoon, anniversary, or even just a treat for your loved one, Samara is the ideal romantic escape.

    There are few things more memorable than experiences shared on romantic getaways. Embark on a journey of discovery with one of Samara’s trained guides to learn about the wild and our place within it. Track cheetah and rhino on foot, hike to wild olive groves, feel yourself reconnecting with nature. Samara’s abundance of stunning landscapes lends itself perfectly to outdoor dining at its finest. Whether on your own private verandah or out in the bush, treat yourself to an intimate dining experience as the night sky unfolds to reveal a carpet of stars. In the height of summer, request a romantic lunch for two in the river – and sit back in your canvas chair as the cool, clear water flows past your toes.

    Sleep under the stars - What could be more romantic than a night out under the stars, with only your loved one and the Milky Way for the company? Perhaps the luxury of a four-poster bed with billowing mosquito net and waking up to birdsong as another day dawns in Africa.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 13

    Samara Private Game Reserve

    After breakfast, enjoy a full day of safari at Samara Private Game Reserve.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 14

    Samara Private Game Reserve - Port Elizabeth Airport

    Final morning safari, head back for breakfast.

    Depart this morning for your final drive to Port Elizabeth Airport - (2.5 hour drive). After dropping off your hired care, check-in for your domestic flight for your onward journey home.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $5,995 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
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Price includes in-tour flights and excludes international flights
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What’s Included?

  • 9 nights at charming hotels:
    • 3-night in Cape Town
    • 2-night in Franschhoek
    • 2-night in Stanford Hills
    • 2-night at Plettenberg Bay
    • 3-night in Samara Private Game Reserve
  • Accommodations are daily breakfast included
  • Private Transfers with assistance on the airports
  • Private Transfers with assistance between the cities

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Cape Town
    • Explore with Penguins -Kayak or Conservation Walk near Boulders, Simon’s Town
    • Hike Cape Point – Shipwrecks, Whales, White Sand, and Wildlife
    • Private Gourmet Lunch & Wine with Chef Nicky Gibbs – Crofters Kitchen
    • Admire Cape Town’s most scenic road with all 144 curves of Chapman’s Peak Drive
    • Explore Table Mountain the Easy Way – Via Return Cable Car
    • Discover the Urban City Bowl History
    • Lekka Kombuis – Cape Malay Cooking Lessons
    • Fynbos Tasting at Heritage House
    • Early Evening Sundowners – Secret Gin Bar or a Local Hangout Spot
  • Franschhoek
    • Hop-on Hop-off Experience, or bike and Saddle – Franschhoek Village and wine tour
  • Stanford Hills
    • Explore the many activities available on-site such as swimming, wine tasting, horse riding, Fishingwhale watching, or mountain biking
  • Plettenberg Bay
    • Available to discover the Monkeyland, rent a bike to absorb all that Platt has to offer on two wheels, hiking the Graden Routes, or going whale watching.
  • Samara Private Game Reserve
    • In one of the most romantic places in the world, track cheetah and rhino on foot, hike to wild olive groves, feel yourself reconnecting with nature, and/or request a romantic lunch for two in the river – and sit back in your canvas chair as the cool, clear water flows past your toes, and/or sleep under the stars
    • Enjoy a full day of safari at Samara

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