There's something for everyone on this list, whether you're searching for an escape that's far-flung or close by, lined with palm-front beaches or teeming with wildlife, filled with history or lush with encompassing vineyards. These honeymoon ideas are all about no more visa admin, just buy the ticket and go. SA Weddings brings you our top 10 visa-free destinations for South Africans and together with World Leisure Tours, will help you plan your dream honeymoon.

Reunion Island

Just a 4 hour flight from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, the beautiful and tropical Reunion Island has it all including mountains, waterfalls, french pastries, perfect beaches and even an active volcano. Although Reunion Island is a department of France it has a 90 days visa-free policy for South Africans.

The Republic of Ireland

Rolling green fields, majestic cliffs and cosy pubs in Dublin and Cork. And the best part? No queueing for a visa.
South Africans are offered a vacation option that falls under the '90 days visa-free' category, so get packing!


A vast and beautiful collection of volcanic islands in South East Asia boasts incredible natural phenomena such as this lake which changes colour. Definitely one for the bucket list if you ask us! South Africans go visa-free for 30 days as long as you enter via specific airports.

New Zealand

Explore the breath-taking 'Lord of the Rings' landscapes. New Zealand is another option for 3 months visa-free honeymooning for South Africans! And we all know the people are extra-friendly.


White sand, entire islands to yourself, crystal-clear water like you’ve never seen before. Yes, Fiji may be a seriously far plane trip from SA but once you’re there, you can bask in the knowledge that you can stay 4 months visa-free. Honeymoon happiness!


Home to affordable game parks, the winding alleys of Stone Town and some of the best beaches in the world. Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar are just a short, inexpensive flight from Johannesburg or Cape Town.
90 days visa-free and the perfect balance where culture-hub meets beach-heaven.

Costa Rica

If you're looking for something wild at heart, Costa Rica ticks all the boxes and boasts more beautiful waterfalls and rain forests than you could cram into the honeymoon of a lifetime.
Visa-free for 90 days.


Home to the eponymous canal and hat. Panama City is laid-back with many cafés and bars spilling out on to bougainvillea-filled cobbled streets. Definitely dream-worthy!
180 days visa-free.


Machu Pichu of course! Visit the remains of this ancient Incan Citadel high in the Andes Mountains for the ultimate bucket-list tick. Perfect for the adventure-loving couple.
180 days visa-free.


Laze on picture-perfect beaches or live it up in Colombia’s historical towns and fast-paced cities.
Visa-free for 180 days.


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