What is an African Honeymoon?
An African honeymoon offers luxury, adventure, romance and intimacy in one fold. From the mountains, beaches and open plains of Tanzania and Zanzibar, to the hot air balloon safari trips in Kenya and the wildlife and luxurious lodges in Kruger National Park, South Africa, Africa has so much to offer for honeymooners.
Mozambique, Mauritius and the Seychelles are popular destinations, offering isolated beaches and intimate privacy in luxurious accommodation. Victoria Falls is another exciting honeymoon destination. Feel the power of the Falls whilst on a tour of this famous attraction.
Wedding and Honeymoon destinations in Africa?
South Africa Cities
South Africa is the perfect adventure destination in Africa. A majority of the cities do not require malaria medication or immunizations, making your honeymoon trouble free. The most recommended areas for a honeymoon are Cape Town, the Drakensberg and Sun City.
Cape Town has a stunning array of attractions, from romantic restaurants and sundowner venues, to golden beaches, Table Mountain and a number of entertainment venues. All based on what the honeymoon couple is looking for, Cape Town is a very romantic city. The Drakensberg Mountains continue for miles and miles, from province to province.
With a variety of luxurious hotels, guesthouses and cosy farmhouses, the Drakensberg is ideal for weddings and honeymoons. From magical waterfalls to dense forest and winding pathways, these mountains are unforgettable.
Sun City is the most famous resort in South Africa. There are a number of hotels on the resort, assisting you in creating your desired wedding or honeymoon experience. The resort itself has attractions and activities that will keep any honeymoon couple walking around in wonder.
South Africa Reserves
South Africa has a number of wildlife reserves. The reserves along the Eastern Cape Province are malaria free and luxurious. There are also the reserves surrounding the ever famous Kruger National Park. Here you can relax on wooden decks while enjoying a drink with your loved one. You can go in search of the predators and their prey on a romantic sunset drive.
Botswana is a true adventure honeymoon destination where you can experience Africa first hand in stunning surroundings with fine dinners and luxurious beds. From boat trips down the Okavango Delta, to night drives under the starry African night sky, this country is a must.
Namibia is made up of desert, sea, bush, rivers and lovely towns. Honeymoon vacations can include a luxury lodge experience in the bush, at the rivers' edge or on an isolated beach. Namibia is famous for the vast desert expanse. Desert activities can prove to be quite memorable for the starting moments of the new chapter of your lives together.
The best reason to visit Zambia is Victoria Falls. As a natural heritage site, Victoria Falls is a sight to behold. What could be more romantic than to stand under the spray of the Falls, witnessing this natural wonder? If you are looking for a wildlife honeymoon experience in Africa, then Zambia also has a number of luxurious and authentic safari lodges.
Mozambique is a vast collection of tranquil islands. From mainland Maputo, you will be chartered or ferried to the island of your choice. Upon arrival at your luxurious lodge accommodation you will be provided with welcome drinks and a romantic room, chalet, or suite. At any one of the islands, you can relax on the beach, enjoy the snorkeling and diving, and eat the deliciously fresh seafood.
Seychelles is a very large archipelago of 115 islands of which only +-35 are inhabited. A very romantic destination and totally lost to the rest of the world, this is known to be amongst the best honeymoon destinations in the world. From beach lodges to self-catering villas or luxury yachts, your choice of accommodation will always of the best service levels.
This is a place where you can get lost in the atmosphere of your honeymoon. From luxurious hotels to romantic dinners, stunning locations, exciting activities, a colourful array of markets and friendly people. Mauritius is a world famous honeymoon destination.
On the shores of Lake Malawi, you will find pristine beaches and private accommodation. Likoma Island and Manda Wilderness are highly advised for honeymooners, offering adventure and relaxation. These destinations offer romantic and private beach villas, with gorgeous en-suite bathrooms and a variety of things to do on Lake Malawi. Some of the activities include exploring, snorkelling, mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking.
Zanzibar is an island off Tanzania. It is a place of mystery and an intriguing history of sailors, Arab sultans, Portuguese explorers and many spice gardens. Experience the sultry romance of an ancient city fusing with the new of a modern time. You and your loved one can enjoy the variety of water activities, Arab dhow trips, shopping and spice tours.
A honeymoon in Tanzania usually concentrates around the wildlife areas, with a beach as an add-on if you wish. You and your partner can enjoy Africa's wild in privacy and exclusivity. In Tanzania, the lodges are usually located very far from the city, giving you the chance to really take in your African vacation. Some of the unique honeymoons in Tanzania can include the wildlife migration, Ngorongoro Crater or Mount Kilimanjaro.
Kenya is home to the annual Africa migration. Up to 4 000 000 Wildebeest and Zebra move from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya. For honeymooners, there are hot air balloon trips drifting over the majestic wildlife spectacle, followed by a romantic champagne breakfast. There are rose petal baths, romantic turndowns, sunset drives with drinks and African bush breakfasts.
What time of year is best for a honeymoon in Africa?
Depending on where you want to go for your honeymoon, each of the countries in Africa has different seasons. Certain areas of South Africa and the islands usually have good weather throughout the year. If you want to go to a specific African destination you can always find out the right time to travel via your travel consultant.
Do you offer honeymoon packages?
Yes, Siyabona has a number of honeymoon options all over Africa. Whether you want to see a dramatic African sunset in the wild, laze on a tranquil beach, participate in some adventure in Tanzania or see the Sultans' Palaces in Zanzibar, Siyabona can make the necessary arrangements.
What kind of 'packages' do you offer?
Siyabona Africa has a number of wedding and honeymoon options. The options include beach, bush, wildlife, tranquil and exclusive locations, live-in yachts and more. The options can be tailor made to your specifications. You can decide on the type of accommodation and destination and we will make your dreams come true.
Which Wedding & Honeymoon package is best?
A honeymoon in Africa is an experience of a lifetime. The best way to enjoy this experience is to choose the bush and beach experience. You can try out safari and beach in Kenya or the beaches of Mozambique with Kruger National Park. It is all up to you.
What kind of activities would you recommend for my honeymoon in Africa?
Africa offers the best of both worlds - relaxation and adventure. If you are the adventurous type, you can travel to more than one African country, go on safari, bungee jumping, sky diving, hiking, mountain climbing, water sport activities, biking trails, walking safaris, sea kayaking, river surfing, white water rafting and so much more.
For the honeymoon couple who wants relaxation and rest, there are luxurious resorts, hotels and lodges, spa treatments, golf, soft sport, lazing on the beach, exploring city attractions, shopping, cable car rides, bus tours, etc.
How do I get to Africa?
International flights arrive and depart the various countries in Africa on a daily and weekly basis. No matter where you are in the world, there are ways of flying directly to the countries. Certain destinations must stop off in South Africa first. South Africa has 3 major international airports where international travellers may land. Cape Town International and O.R. Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airports are the main arrival points.
Wedding Song Options?
There are a variety of wedding songs. Here are some popular options
- I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
- From This Moment - Shania Twain
- You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
- By Your Side - Sade
- Spend My Life With You - Eric Benet and Tamia
- Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
- I Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
- You're Still The One - Shania Twain
- I Knew I Loved You - Savage Garden
- Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
- All My Life - KCI and Jojo
- I Finally Found Someone - Barbra Streisand
- Groovy Kind Of Love - Phil Collins
- The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
- Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
- Your Love Is My Love - Whitney Houston
- Cater 2U - Destiny's Child
- Fallen - Lauren Wood
- Endless Love - Lionel Richie and Diana Ross
- You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban