A honeymoon is just as important as your wedding – and it’s becoming more and more of a focal point for couples, which is why we’ve narrowed down the most romantic ways to celebrate!
Celebrate in the wild
A celebration out in the wild surrounded by beautiful landscapes, nature and wild animals is a truly thrilling adventure and an ultra romantic way to ring in and celebrate the beginning of your forever. Thanda Safari is a private game reserve in Kwa-Zulu Natal; in Zulu it means ‘love’, making it just the perfect place of choice to start off your married life. Thanda Safari has to be one of the most luxurious game lodges in KZN and is a treat to the mind, body and soul. Expect spectacular safari game drives with sightings of the big five and many more extraordinary species, romantic dinners under the stars, jaw-dropping landscapes and five star service. A safari is a unique honeymoon experience and also a once-in-a-lifetime trip – it is without a doubt a perfect adventure for a couple to embark on together as it leaves every visitor feeling differently about life, nature and even themselves. A safari is a journey of the soul!
Enjoy Hot-air ballooning in Cappadocia
Located in semi-arid region in central Turkey, you will find Cappadocia which has become one of Turkey’s most popular destinations for love-birds: the newly-weds, soon-to-be engaged and longtime loves. This is because it’s ultra romantic, think pink skies, thousands of hot-air balloons floating simultaneously and cave-like villages. If hot-air ballooning over Cappadocia is not on your dream list of things to do and places to visit, it should be! Imagine a romantic fly-over at sunset above the fairytale-like landscapes with the ‘fairy chimneys’ below. Hot-air ballooning is available all year round, making this a great option for any couple no matter when they decide to celebrate their honeymoon.
Scuba Dive in Raja Ampat, the clearest water on earth
The Raja Ampat Islands are located off Indonesia’s Sorong island region which comprises of approximately 1500 small islands. These islands are known to have some of the clearest waters on earth, and with plenty of marine activity, is the ideal place for scuba diving. A honeymoon is meant to be one of excitement, surrounded by beautiful places to explore, making memories and learning about new places and Raja Ampat meets every expectation. With its glorious white-sand beaches, turquoise blue waters, caves and hidden lagoons, exotic marine life and the feeling of being completely alone with just your love and the ocean makes it a dream honeymoon destination. If you are wanting to do something extraordinary, scuba diving in the crystal clear waters of Raja Ampat will provide that bit of thrill and adventure essential for a honeymoon to be exciting while strengthening your bond that much more.
Visit the Winter Wonderland of Switzerland
Switzerland is known as the most picturesque place on earth, with its Christmas card-like settings, especially during winter where snow-capped mountains and cabins, white-coated trees and fire places set the scene of a winter wonderland. Imagine spending your honeymoon surrounded by such beauty. Switzerland’s makes even the seemingly impossible, possible with frozen lakes turned into out-door ice rinks. But that’s not all, you can learn to ski through the Alps which is an exhilarating experience filled with fun, laughter and sometimes even frustration – but there’s nothing a warm wine or swiss beer can’t solve at the end! To up the romance take a drive through the frosted valley in a beautiful horse drawn carriage, with warm blankets and hot chocolate, or go husky sledding through the forest. Switzerland provides one of the most romantic settings and is a perfect way to start your happily ever after. Once you visit this fairytale come true, you’ll be back time and time again.
Get cultural in Machu Picchu
The well known ruins of Machu Picchu, the Incan capital of Cusco and the farming area of the Sacred Valley, with its ancient civilization and fascinating constructs is becoming a popular destination. The ancient site is believed to be preserved with the assistance of their gods by the Peruviana. This mystery destination with a festive atmosphere, busy markets, stunning architecture, curious and interesting landscapes is a perfect destination for those who love destinations filled with culture and history, such as; the Temple of the Sun, the Inti Watana and the Room of the Three Windows.