Romantic Things to do While on Honeymoon in South Africa

South Africa is a wonderful place to spend your honeymoon. There is so much to see, do and experience all across the beautiful country. Whether you are looking for a calm, romantic excursion with your love or a fun adventure that gets your blood pumping, it’s all available. We’ve put the best and most romantic of these options together for you, have a look and start your planning.

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Drakensberg Kamberg Cave Paintings – Durban
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Drakensberg Kamberg Cave Paintings – Durban

If you are the couple that is constantly on the go and loves to learn about cultures and the history of people, this is the perfect adventure for ...

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Full-Day Cape Coastal Whale Route by Vintage Motorbike Sidecar – Cape Town
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A wonderful trip around the Cape Peninsula, this vintage motorbike ride allows passengers to fully experience the natural beauty that is so abundant ...

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$390.00

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Picnic Gondola Boat Ride – Durban
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Picnic Gondola Boat Ride – Durban

Hop aboard a gondola from Durban’s busiest point, put your feet up as your experienced gondolier guides you around the Waterfront canal. As you glide ...

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$38.00

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Cradle of Humankind Tour – Pretoria
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Cradle of Humankind Tour – Pretoria

Tour the Sterkfontein caves, as well as the Lesedi Cultural Village. Find the rich heritage of South Africa, the land and the people, in its purest ...

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$410.00

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Full-Day Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park Tour – Durban
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Full-Day Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park Tour – Durban

A day well spent in a comfy safari vehicle as you tour the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park. Enjoy a delectable lunch at the Hilltop Camp and be amazed by even ...

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$339.86

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Sailing Experience – Knysna
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Sailing Experience – Knysna

Enjoy this romantic trip across Knysna’s picturesque coastline. With the wind in the sails and the gentle waves carrying you forward, you can enjoy ...

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$108.00

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Sand boarding – Jeffrey’s Bay
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Sand boarding – Jeffrey’s Bay

Enjoy some fun in the South African sun, and sand. While you can’t go snowboarding in sunny South Africa, sandboarding is a happy alternative, full ...

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Sunrise Balloon Safari with Breakfast from Magaliesburg – Johannesburg
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Sunrise Balloon Safari with Breakfast from Magaliesburg – Johannesburg

An exhilarating ride 5000 ft in the air overlooking the free roaming wildlife. Enjoy the romantic scenery as you dine on a delicious champagne ...

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$476.00

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Tandem Paragliding Experience – Cape Town
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Tandem Paragliding Experience – Cape Town

Start off your romantic honeymoon adventure with a day of flying. Leaving from Signal Hill in Cape Town, and gliding over the Atlantic Coastline this ...

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Boat Trips

Being on the open water, the waves gently rocking as you stare lovingly into your new spouse’s eyes. Boat trips are one of the most romantic activities for your honeymoon. Finding a cruise that allows you some privacy and an air of romance is not hard, here are two of the best that we could find.

 

Picnic Gondola Boat Ride at Durban Point Waterfront Canal

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Hop aboard a gondola from Durban’s busiest point, put your feet up as your experienced gondolier guides you around the Waterfront canal. As you glide peacefully across the water, enjoy a picnic of ...

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$38.00

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40 minutes

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Gratuities (Optional), Hotel pick-up & drop-off

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All taxes, fee and handling charges, Live Guide, Picnic basket

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Picnic

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No

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Able Persons

Picnics are always a romantic pastime, and a picnic on a Gondola is a fantastic way to celebrate the romance of your honeymoon.

 

Knysna: 1.5-Hour Sailing Experience

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Enjoy this romantic trip across Knysna’s picturesque coastline. With the wind in the sails and the gentle waves carrying you forward, you can enjoy each other’s company as you peacefully sail along. ...

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1.5 Hours

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Curios, Drinks

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Boat Cruise, Gear

Meals and Drinks

Bar

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No

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All couples

This is a fantastic opportunity for couples to enjoy a trip out on the water and view the magnificent landscapes that Knysna has to offer. There is also a wonderful opportunity to view some of the marine wildlife around the area.

 

City Explorations

South Africa has so many diverse and culturally rich cities, it would be a shame to stay near any of them and not explore them like a local. Thankfully, there are some wonderful tours available, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost trying to guide yourselves.

 

Full-Day Cape Coastal Whale Route by Vintage Motorbike Sidecar from Cape Town

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A wonderful trip around the Cape Peninsula, this vintage motorbike ride allows passengers to fully experience the natural beauty that is so abundant in the Cape while taking advantage of a ...

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$390.00

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Duration

8 hours

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Entrance fees, Food & drinks, Gratuities (Optional), Wine-tasting

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Driver, Gear, Hotel Pickup, Live Guide

Meals and Drinks

Self-catering

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Hotel

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All couples

An amazing opportunity that you won’t find just anywhere. Enjoy the majestic coast of the Cape as you ride in style, in a vintage motorbike sidecar.

 

Cape Winelands Meal and Wine Private Helicopter Tour from Cape Town

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Indulge yourselves for your honeymoon and experience true luxury as you take a private helicopter tour across the Cape Winelands. Enjoy the views while you devour a 3-course meal made just for you. ...

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$2,313.20

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Duration

5 hours

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Gratuity, Pick-up & Drop-off, Wine-tasting

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3-course lunch, Coffee, Round-trip helicopter flight, Wine

Meals and Drinks

Complimentary Tea/Coffee, Lunch, Wine

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Meeting point

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All couples

Splendid aerial views, a private helicopter ride, and a tasty lunch paired with some of Cape Town’s finest wines. This activity is full of romance, luxury and honeymoon memories.

 

Safari Tours

A safari tour is an absolute must-do in South Africa. The country is lucky enough to still have a large variety of wildlife roaming free, and there are many nature reserves which work to keep the animals safe and preserve the land in which they live. A safari tour is a perfect way to travel across the open land and get magnificent views of wildlife such as the Big 5.

 

Sunrise Balloon Safari with Breakfast from Magaliesburg – Joburg

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An exhilarating ride 5000 ft in the air overlooking the free roaming wildlife. Enjoy the romantic scenery as you dine on a delicious champagne breakfast and take advantage of the fantastic views. ...

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$476.00

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Duration

4 hours

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Additional drinks

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Balloon ride, Champagne toast, Commentary in English, Continental breakfast, Flight certificate

Meals and Drinks

Breakfast Buffet

Pickup

Hotel

Suitable For

Able Persons

Steer away from the traditional safari tour and experience this exciting tour from the sky. Soar 5000 ft in a bright coloured balloon as you view the wildlife from above, then enjoy a wonderful breakfast.

 

Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve from Durban

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A day well spent in a comfy safari vehicle as you tour the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park. Enjoy a delectable lunch at the Hilltop Camp and be amazed by even more beauty surrounding you as you peacefully ...

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Duration

12 hours

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Drinks

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All entrance fees, Guided tour, Live Guide, Lunch & Refreshments, Roundtrip transport

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Lunch

Pickup

City

Suitable For

All couples

A full day excursion from Durban centre to the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, enjoy the vast open spaces and the large variety of wildlife roaming around you.

 

South African Cultural Activities

The culture in South Africa is rich, and locals are passionate about their heritage and their ancestral history. That is why a tour through any of the heritage sites and cultural landmarks is such an amazing experience. You get to learn about the people of South Africa and create new memories in these timeless places.

 

Cradle of Humankind Tour – Pretoria

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Tour the Sterkfontein caves, as well as the Lesedi Cultural Village. Find the rich heritage of South Africa, the land and the people, in its purest form and enjoy an experience unlike any other. ...

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9 hours

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All entrance fees, Driver, Live Guide, Lunch & Refreshments

Meals and Drinks

Buffet lunch

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Hotel

Suitable For

Able Persons

Enjoy a trip through the Sterkfontein caves, stop off in the Lesedi Cultural Village to enjoy some tribal dancing along with a buffet meal prepared specially for you. And finally, pay a visit to the Maropeng Visitor Centre.

 

Kamberg Cave Paintings

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If you are the couple that is constantly on the go and loves to learn about cultures and the history of people, this is the perfect adventure for you. Experience the magnificent views of the ...

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11 hours

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Food & drinks, Gratuities (Optional)

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All entrance fees, All taxes, fee and handling charges, Hotel Pickup, Live Guide

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Not Provided

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Hotel, Meeting point

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Able Persons

An adventure through the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains, where you will be shown the San people rock paintings, stop off at a romantic waterfall and end off at one of South Africa’s most iconic museums.

 

Romantic Adventures

While romantic walks and dancing after dinner are great, some couples need some excitement on their honeymoon. Thankfully, South Africa is a great place for fun, adrenaline-pumping excitement. We found some exhilarating adventures for you to enjoy with your loved one.

 

Sandboarding in Jeffreys Bay

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Enjoy some fun in the South African sun, and sand. While you can’t go snowboarding in sunny South Africa, sandboarding is a happy alternative, full of laughs and exhilarating amusement. ...

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$30.00

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No

Duration

2 hours

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Food & drinks, Hotel pick-up & drop-off

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Gear, Live Guide

Meals and Drinks

Not Provided

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No

Suitable For

Able Persons, Adventure seekers

A fun, adrenaline-pumping experience where couples can use up all their adventurous activity learning to perfect the art of gliding down the sand dunes on their boards. The beautiful views of the beaches make for a romantic atmosphere amongst the enjoyment.

 

Cape Town Tandem Paragliding Experience

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Start off your romantic honeymoon adventure with a day of flying. Leaving from Signal Hill in Cape Town, and gliding over the Atlantic Coastline this experience will get your adrenaline pumping. ...

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Duration

1 hour

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Photos and Video, Pick-up & Drop-off

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Tandem flight, Transfer to meeting point

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Meeting point

Suitable For

Adventure seekers

Enjoy soaring through Cape Towns skies, and take in the breathtaking views below you. This experience is perfect for the couples who need a rush of excitement while enjoying their honeymoon.

 

So, while on your honeymoon in South Africa, be sure to take full advantage of these romantic things to do. As you can see there is something for every type of person. From the couples looking to do shorter activities to those who wish to plan full day excursions and everyone in between.

Whether you are looking to explore a large part of the country, or just want to find some fun close to your accommodation, hopefully, this guide helps you in your planning. Remember that no matter what you decide to do while on honeymoon, the important thing is that you enjoy each other and celebrate the beginning of your wonderful new chapter.

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