Sample Trip

Classic African Honeymoon

“Taking Honeymooners to Cape Town, the Sabi Sands & Victoria Falls”
Budget level: High-End
South Africa, Zambia
When to Go
All Year
13 Nights
Safari Type
Cape Town, Livingstone, Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Kids Min Age

A special Honeymoon safari crafted for the modern couple to experience the ultimate elegance & luxury. Starting in Cape Town and the Winelands then world class Big 5 & wildlife viewing in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and finally ending at the famous Victoria Falls.

Itinerary in Brief

4 Nights 21 Nettleton

2 Nights Babylonstoren

4 Nights Kirkmans Camp

3 Nights Tongabezi Lodge

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The Classic safari itinerary that showcases Cape Town, have you viewing the Big 5 in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and ends at the world wonder that is Victoria Falls. This honeymoon safari follows this proven circuit but focuses on the couple and ensures an intimate experience, taking advantage of honeymoon specials.

The safari starts with 4 nights in one of the most elegant and luxurious boutique hotels in Cape Town, located within 10 minutes of the city’s major attractions. Explore the city, relax and enjoy couple’s spa treatments in this stunning hotel. From there, spend 2 nights in luxury accommodation on a working farm and vineyard – one of our favourite properties in the region! Experience the farm itself with its huge lush gardens, farm to fork style restaurants and wine tastings. Or alternatively explore the surrounding farms! After Cape Town, catch a direct flight to Skukuza in the Kruger National Park and get transferred to an intimate and luxurious classic farm styled accommodation in the famed Sabi Sands Game Reserve. The Sabi Sands is renowned as one of the world’s premier wildlife destinations and is certainly one of the best places to view all members of the Big 5. Spending 4 nights here ensures a rich and full safaris experience. Another transfer back to Skukuza followed by a direct flight has you landing in the town of Livingstone, the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. You’ll be accommodated just out of town upstream of the Zambezi river where nature is at its best and you aren’t disturbed by the sound of overhead helicopters. Spending 3 nights in a luxury hotel gives you ample time to explore Victoria Falls and take advantage of the plethora of other activities available in the area. We highly recommend a romantic dinner for 2 on the mighty Zambezi!

This Classic African Honeymoon is perfect for couples visiting Africa for the first time and want to experience the best and romantic side of it. It incorporates three of the most sought-after regions and experiences in Southern Africa and is sure to be an unforgettable honeymoon safari!

Detailed itinerary

Nights 1-4: 21 Nettleton

Nestled against the slopes of Lion’s Head, this private boutique hotel is located in one of the finest positions in Clifton. A mere 10 minutes away from Cape Town’s legendary Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Table Mountain and the city centre, yet a serene oasis removed from the hustle and bustle of city life.

A stylish and exceptional boutique hotel perfectly placed against the slopes of Table Mountain’s Lion Heads in the world-renowned pristine suburb, Clifton. 21 Nettleton boasts uninterrupted 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, 12 Apostles, Table Mountain and Lions Head.

The expansive gardens with their gigantic granite boulders, swimming pool and terraces, offer tranquillity in an undisturbed setting. With the back opening onto the Table Mountain Nature Reserve, a World Heritage Suite, this allows our guests private access to the hiking trails up Lion’s Head, Signal Hill and Table Mountain.

Offering a small number of private and individually styled suites, each appointed with the finest modern amenities and ideally placed to appreciate the expansive views and stunning landscape.

Nights 5 & 6: Babylonstoren

This glorious, historical working farm dating back to 1692 offers a choice of elegant accommodation filled with a mix of antiques and designer pieces.   The farmhouse has eight one-bedroom farmhouse suites and one one-bedroom farmhouse loft, ideal for families. The farm hotel has six one-bedroom suites, three one-bedroom cottages and four two-bedroom cottages for up to four guests sharing.

The ever-changing gardens are divided into 15 sections that comprise of fruit, vegetables, berries, fragrant lawns, indigenous plants and so much more!

As a guest you can explore the estates many delights, whether it’s a meal in the old cow shed – now the award-winning Babel restaurant with its farm to fork menu or wine and cheese tasting in the gabled farm shop.

In addition to the gardens, the farm has a gym, spa and outdoor swimming pool and offers a host of other outdoor activities. It is a perfect base for hiking, cycling and exploring the Winelands area.

Arguably the quintessential wine estate in the whole of the Western Cape!

Nights 7-10: Kirkmans Camp

The Sabi Sand is arguably a safari experience like no other in the world. Sharing an unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park, the reserve benefits from a great diversity of wildlife – although it is particularly well known for its prolific leopard sightings. Game drives traverse an area of 10 500 hectares (26 000 acres) and strict vehicle limits at sightings ensure the exclusivity of an up-close game viewing experience.

Enjoy spectacular views of the unspoiled landscape that surrounds the Sand River from each of the lodge’s 12 guest cottages. Here, old meets new; with antique-styled beds seamlessly blending with modern comforts and claw foot bathtubs, fireplaces and private verandas creating a warm and inviting ambience.

Nights 11-13: Tongabezi Lodge

Tongabezi Lodge feels much more like an intimate holiday resort than it does a traditional safari lodge. Everything about the place is telling you to grab a seat by the pool and relax while the sunsets over the Zambezi river. The perfect place to wind down and enjoy paradise. This is paired well with its fairly close proximity to the falls itself, from which the lodge is 15km upstream. It was close enough for convenience, yet far enough for some peace and quiet from the noise pollution.

With a wide array of accommodation types, Tongabezi has something for all travelers. It has en-suite river-view cottages and spacious open-plan private houses for families, couples or groups – of which many have private infinity pools and bathtubs with some incredible views. There is also the award-winning honeymoon house which has all the bells and whistles!

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