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20 amazing experiences you should have on your trip to South Africa

20 " must-do" experiences in South Africa

Get close to nature on safari

Get close to nature on safari

Explore beautiful Cape Town. Photo credit: Dana Allen on 500px.com

Explore beautiful Cape Town. Photo credit: Dana Allen on 500px.com

Improve a child's life by volunteering on Cape Town

Improve a child’s life by volunteering on Cape Town

Look out for unexpected traffic. Photo credit: Mario Moreno

Look out for unexpected traffic. Photo credit: Mario Moreno

See the clouds tumble off Table Mountain, Cape Town. Photo credit: Hougaard Malan on 500px.com

See the clouds tumble off Table Mountain, Cape Town. Photo credit: Hougaard Malan on 500px.com

Stay at a luxurious eco-lodge

Stay at a luxurious eco-lodge

Visit the penguins on Boulders Beach, Photo credit: Ravi S R

Visit the penguins on Boulders Beach, Photo credit: Ravi S R

Enjoy the spectacular coastline of the Garden Route, Photo credit: Jurjen Harmsma on 500px.com

Enjoy the spectacular coastline of the Garden Route, Photo credit: Jurjen Harmsma on 500px.com

Explore the Drakensberg mountains, Photo credit: Michael Poliza on 500px.com

Explore the Drakensberg mountains, Photo credit: Michael Poliza on 500px.com

Go cage diving with great whites, Picture credit: Alexander Safonov on 500px

Go cage diving with great whites, Picture credit: Alexander Safonov on 500px.com

Watch the whales migrate, Picture credit: Alexander Savanof on 500px.com

Watch the whales migrate, Picture credit: Alexander Safanov on 500px.com

Taste magnificent wines, Stellenbosch. Photo credit: William on 500px.com

Taste magnificent wines, Stellenbosch. Photo credit: William on 500px.com

Follow in the footsteps of early explorers, Cape of Good Hope. Photo credit: Ravi S R on 500px.com

Follow in the footsteps of early explorers, Cape of Good Hope. Photo credit: Ravi S R on 500px.com

Get up early for a game drive... it is very worth it

Get up early for a safari… it is very worth it. Try a walking safari if you want to add a little excitement

Immerse yourself in the colorful culture whilst giving back to the community

Immerse yourself in the colorful culture whilst giving back to the community

Safari some more ... trust me you won't get tired of it

Safari some more … trust me you won’t get tired of it

Sip wine as you watch the sun set in the vast African sky

Sip wine as you watch the sun set in the vast African sky

Enjoy the colorfu surfers huts, in Muizenberg

Enjoy the colorfu surfers huts, in Muizenberg

Test out your surf skills. Photo credit: Lauren Rautenbach on 500px.com

Test out your surf skills. Photo credit: Lauren Rautenbach on 500px.com

Find unusual handcrafted memories. Photo credit: Lauren Rautenbach on 500px.com

Find unusual handcrafted memories. Photo credit: Lauren Rautenbach on 500px.com

African Honeymoons …. luxury with a touch of adventure

Over the years, Europe, Asia and tropical islands have been the preferred choice for honeymooners the world over. Despite the rugged beauty and amazing safari lodges and wildlife experiences, the African Continent has been a little neglected…. well, it seems that is changing. The world over couples are seeking out the path less trodden.

Here are 5 destinations that have been catching the eye of honeymooners around the globe:

Botswana Safari lodge1. Botswana

Picture yourself drifting on your private makoro (essentially a wooden dug out propelled much like a gondola in Venice), the sun set reflecting like lightning rods off the canals in the Okavango Delta, as a herd of Elephant feed on the lush grass. Makoro and walking safaris are the norm here and they are an incredible way to soak up the wilderness experience before retreating back to your luxury tented camp to enjoy some champagne. Other amazing places to visit are Gabrone Dam and Mokolodi Natural Reserve.

 

Honeymoon in Zanzibar2.  Tanzania

Ever thought of marking your honeymoon with a personal challenge? Breathing the rarefied air on the stunning Mount Kilimanjaro may not be for everyone, but would certainly be a unique experience for those seeking something very different. Your challenge surmounted, you can then relax and enjoy some African gems, like Lake Tanganyika. The deepest lake on the continent and home to some of the rarest sea animals in the world. Then head to the Zanzibar archipelago a stunning collection of islands with gorgeous beaches and wonderful eco-luxe retreats. The capital Stone Town even boasts, a UNESCO world heritage ranking as one of the most ancient cities of East Africa.

Honeymoon in Kenya3.  Kenya

Kenya has long been synonymous with african safaris. Sharing together with Tanzania on elf the most amazing animal migrations on the planet as thousands of wildebeest (sadly they have seen a 80% drop in number sin the past 30 years) go in search of new pastures. Combine all manner of wildlife experience, with some of the most luxurious resorts and tented camps in Africa and you have a recipe for a magical honeymoon. The stunning scenery of the Great Rift Valley, the volcanoes of Hell’s Gate National Park and the Crater Laker Game Sanctuary, should also not be discounted, but the rustic “outpost chic” islands of Lamu will make the perfect conclusion to your honeymoon adventure.

Honeymoon Mozambique4.  Mozambique

If you are looking for a relaxed beach style honeymoon, then Mozambique with fabulous cuisine and gorgeous beaches should be on your list. It boasts exotic flora and fauna, crystal clear water and luxurious resorts. Consider Manta Reef at Inhambane and if you are lucky you can cement your life together with a sighting of one of the most graceful and elusive rays on the planet.

Honeymoon in South Africa5.  South Africa

Wonderful food, wine, beaches, wildlife and one of the most beautifully situated hip cities in the world, if not for your honeymoon, then come here at some stage in your life. Enjoy lazy picnics in the Cape Winelands, hike the Cape Peninsula, watch the famous table cloth descent upon Table mountain and drive the beautiful Garden Route. When you have had your fill of scenery and culture, you can visit some of the best safari parks in the world. Certainly a fantastic option to celebrate your future together.

 

If you would like to add a give back element to your honeymoon and make it a meaning full shared experience, then contact Hands Up Holidays and one of our consultants will help you plan an unforgettable honeymoon experience.