Five South African coastal honeymoon destinations

Five South African coastal honeymoon destinations

After months of planning for your big day, you deserve a break. Somewhere you can take in the salty air, take leisurely morning walks on the shore and de-stress.

If you and your partner are looking for a beach escape, why not keep things local? South Africa is known for its picturesque coast lines, beautiful beaches and quaint towns. Have a look at these five South African coastal towns perfect for a honeymoon.

Hermanus, Western Cape

You’ll find this charming town Southeast of Cape Town. Hermanus is famous for its whales and you can spot these magnificent sea creatures from July-October. The seaside town offers plenty of accommodation and restaurants. Activities and things to see include cycle tours, kayaking, museums, hiking trails, and nature reserves.

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Paternoster, Western Cape

This quaint village is one of the oldest fishing villages on the West Coast of South Africa. Enjoy the nature reserves and museums. Walk along the stunning beaches, and if you’re brave enough, venture into the chilly waters! Being one of the oldest fishing towns on the West Coast, Paternoster is known for its delectable seafood.

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3. Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape

This  little town is situated on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape and is known for its exquisite views and beaches. From hiking to whale-watching, there are so many fun activities for you and your partner. A must see is the Hole in the Wall, a hiking trail with a stunning natural feature carved out of a huge mass of rock by milllions of years of pounding waves.

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Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal

Forbes named Durban South Africa’s new darling, and Uhmlanga perfectly exemplifies why. Located on the coast of Kwazulu-Natal with gorgeous beach fronts and tons of adrenalin-pumping activities, there is something for everyone in Umhlanga. The Umhlanaga Lagoon Nature Reserve is one of the top attractions in the area, and will take you on a journey through the coastline forest, across the lagoon and then to the beach. Don’t forget to stop by the promenade for a romantic stroll on the picturesque pier.

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Sodwana Bay, KwaZulu-Natal

You’ll find this little gem of a town on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. If you and your partner love to scuba dive or enjoy fishing, you should definitely consider Sodwana Bay for your honeymoon! It is also considered to be one of the top dive sites in the world. For something more land-based, pay a visit to the Sodwana Bay National Park and have a look at the wildlife!

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