Are you getting married? Needing to plan the ultimate honeymoon? We have our top five picks as accessible destinations perfect for you!
A mere 6 hour flight from Cape Town and you'll be sitting cocktail-in-hand, overlooking your very own paradise. Mauritius has postcard-perfect beaches and thousands of resorts to pick and choose from. Whether you'd prefer to opt for self catering apartments or stunning fully-inclusive five-star hotels, Mauritius caters to all budgets. From sunbathing on the beach, to outdoor sports, a rich cultural history and foodie heaven with plenty local markets to discover- Mauritius has it all.
Is probably one of the only places left that can still go a long way with the Rand. With so many options to suit your needs and budget, this is a brilliant destination to sit back and relax while you enjoy experiencing a wholly new culture. You can visit Phuket, Phi Phi Islands or even Koh Samui for beach-side bliss. For those intrepid adventurers who aren't scared of a little hustle bustle, you could also spend a few extra nights in Bangkok! No matter when your wedding is, this destination is perfect year-round with stunning weather to boot.
For an even more opulent vacation offering, Seychelles is hard to beat. Considered one of the most unspoiled natural locations on the planet, with a collection of tiny islands means that you are spoiled for choice and intimacy and privacy are guaranteed.
Only a 4 hour flight from Johannesburg’s O R Tambo International Airport, the tropical island of Reunion awaits! Perfect for the outdoor-loving couple, it ticks all the boxes with mountains, waterfalls, wild beaches and even boasts an active volcano, just waiting to be explored. One of the best things about Reunion is that it has a 90 days visa-free policy for South Africans.
Have you ever wondered how much you have seen of your own country? We all have this desire to travel the world but many of us live out those aspirations during our daydreams. We forget that thousands of people travel to our home country, to see all of our the natural beauty thats quite literally on our doorstep. From self-drives exploring the amazing scenic Garden Route, to flying to Nelspruit and experiencing the vast wild of The Kruger National Park. South Africa has it all- wine farms, game farms, beaches and mountains. So, if you don’t have the means to honeymoon overseas, consider a stay-cation and explore all the wonders of home.
Planning a wedding can be a strenuous task and the honeymoon is definitely there as a way to relax and soak up the abundant joy of your past wedding-whirlwind week. The world is certainly not short of dream places to add to your bucket list and we've just highlighted a few here to get you started with your planning. All of the above destinations are great for South African couples who are looking for accessible options without the killer flight and extra visa expense. Happy honeymoon hunting!