A honeymoon to Africa is a once in a lifetime experience and so ensuring it will live up to expectations is a must. The best way to go about tailoring the perfect honeymoon is realising there is more than one destination available to you. With multiple destinations a wider variety of opportunities present themselves, from stunning locations to vibrant cultures and even a better chance for romance.
Click here to see how Mahlatini Luxury Travel can guide you through one of the best and most popular combinations; South Africa with Mauritius. This combination allows for an action packed safari adventure, followed by relaxation and quality time on the beaches of Mauritius.
While there are numerous game reserves in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is one of the best and certainly the most famous the country has to offer. Boasting Big 5 status, meaning the reserve is home to lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, the Kruger provides an ideal safari experience, with abundant wildlife sightings and luxury lodges.
Safaris don’t allow for lie-ins, with early starts the order of the day. Tea and coffee provide a subtle distraction before a game drive into the wilderness takes your breath away. This is followed by a hearty breakfast and relaxation time back at the lodge. Top up your tan, enjoy a cool dip in the pool or just admire the surroundings.
With evening drawing in, another game drive is on offer, involving a sunset stop off and sipping a cocktail known as a sundownder. These refreshing drinks are followed by dinner, which is always a chance for romance. With a delicious alfresco meal setting the tone and drinks and cuddles under a ceiling of stars furthering the mood, there is no escaping the ambience of the African night air. Alive and abuzz with the many sounds of the wilderness the African night is perfect for lulling you to sleep after a busy day.
With the action of a safari at an end, the tropical island of Mauritius awaits. Famed throughout the world for its beauty, Mauritius possesses white sandy beaches, paradisiacal lagoons and exclusive resorts, with some incredible honeymoon packages and extras.
Many different vibrant and colourful cultures populate the island, the influences of which can be felt most in Mauritian cuisine and architecture. Driving around the island is the perfect way to view this mixture of cultures with Hindu Temples juxtaposed by Christian Shrines.
While relaxing on the beautiful beaches is the first choice for many people there are also a wide range of activities on the island, from top class golfing to para-sailing and swimming with dolphins to scuba diving and walking with lions, to name but a few.
For foodies the island will provide endless delights with its great diversity of cuisine a reflection on its colourful cultures, providing your taste buds with some incredible treats in any of the island’s plush restaurants. For added intimacy take to the beach for your evening meal, or keep it simple and dine together in the comfort of your suite.
Taking it easy and relaxing on the island is amplified with deep body massages, spa sessions, the smell of the exotic flora and the unbeatable weather. With so much to offer there is good reason South Africa and Mauritius are popular combinations, providing honeymooners with a unique and unforgettable experience