How to Design the Perfectly Balanced Honeymoon

by Sandy Salle on March 13, 2012

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Many couples would say that the perfect honeymoon is carefully designed to include a balance of adventure, romance, relaxation, and luxury. But where do many of these couples go to seek such a honeymoon? Currently, one of the hottest destinations on newly weds’ radars is Africa.

Celebrated for its national parks and private reserves, culture-clad cities, world-renowned restaurants, state-of-the-art spas, and adventurous terrain, there’s no other place on earth like Africa for a perfectly balanced honeymoon.

Below are suggestions on what to include in your African honeymoon adventure:

Where to go and stay?

For honeymooners, some of the best places to visit in Africa include the Seychelles islands, Zanzibar, Cape Winelands, and Cape Town.

For a remote and uber-romantic getaway, Seychelles’ North Island should be at the top of your list. Located just off the coast of East Africa, this island retreat is ideal for couples seeking privacy and the epitome of relaxation. In fact, you would be perfectly comfortable and content on Seychelles having only packed a bathing suite and some sunscreen. No need for shoes!

Accommodation suggestions for Seychelles’ North Island: Wilderness Safari’s North Island Lodge

Zanzibar, located off the coast of Tanzania, is another spectacular island destination where honeymooners can discover exotic wildlife, relish in fresh seafood dinners on the beach, and relax beneath a star-studded sky.

Accommodation suggestions for Zanzibar: The Palms Zanzibar

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Cape Town and Cape Winelands are both located in South Africa and are roughly an hour drive from each other. Both destinations boast exceptional culinary and wine scenes and are celebrated for their rich history and culture.

Accommodation suggestions for Cape Town: Cape Grace Hotel
Accommodation suggestions for Cape Winelands: Babylonstoren

For a dose of adventure, Luangwa National Park in Zambia is the place to go. Celebrated for its abundance of big game and residential wildlife, you’re sure to experience some amazing walking and game drive safaris.

Accommodation suggestions for Luangwa National Park: Chindeni Bushcamp

What to do?

For adventure, we suggest surfing at Victoria Bay in South Africa or surfing off the coast of North Island, hiking the Garden Route (a short drive from Cape Town), four-wheeling, scuba diving and ocean kayaking in the waters surrounding Zanzibar, mountain biking on North Island, and game drives and walking safaris in Zambia.

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For romance and relaxation, we suggest horseback riding and wine tasting tours in Cape Winelands, Cape Malay cooking classes in Cape Town, relaxing on the beaches of Zanzibar and North Island, enjoying a sunset dhow cruise in Zanzibar, couples massage and spa treatments in Cape Town, and dining at some of Cape Town and Cape Winelands’ finest restaurants.

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