You’ve said your “I dos,” and now it’s time to enjoy newlywed bliss with a luxurious honeymoon. Thankfully, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy incredible views and Balinese-inspired spots.
Here are five South African honeymoon spots we’re loving right now:
The Western Cape has some pretty cute spots perfect for a bride and groom looking to escape, but who wouldn’t want to feel like the modern-day Jane and Tarzan with this tree-top adventure. Tsala Treetop Lodge is a luxurious escape nestled along the Garden Route, providing spectacular views of a lush paradise and opulent suites that would beat any childhood treehouse.
Who said we need to travel all the way to Bali? Zimbali Lodge is nestled in a coastal forest reserve and offers guests plenty of “Balinese” charm without ever needing to leave South Africa. Grab your surfboard and catch a few waves, or spending your evenings sipping cocktails and enjoying the sprawling swimming pool. This spot is sure to be a paradise for lovers or nature lovers.
You don’t need to travel far to experience the pitter-patter of snow falling. The Drakensberg is a popular destination for those looking for a snowy escape and there’s nothing more gorgeous than a winter wedding. Sasi Bush Lodge is a glamping experience like no other that offers incredible views of the Drakensberg Mountains and a range of “camping tents” that gets you close to nature without ever feeling like you’re “roughing it.”
The Big Five, a rugged landscape, and serenity – that’s all you need, right? Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is a hidden gem in the Eastern Cape and is the perfect spot to put your feet up and enjoy newlywed bliss. There are several accommodation options to choose from, including eco-friendly tents and a luxurious lodge that provides jaw-dropping panoramic views.
Ever wanted to take a peek inside a billionaire’s private game reserve? Well, now’s your chance. Ulusaba Private Game Reserve is owned by Sir Richard Branson, but apart from that small fact, the property is incredible. Nestled in the Sabi Sabi area and built high upon a cliff, the lodges offer amazing views and luxury. Spend your days discovering the wildlife in this area with daily safari trips before catching the sunrise while cooling off in one of the swimming pools.
Picture: Sasi Bush Lodge