A Honeymoon in South AfricaA few months ago we decided on our Honeymoon destination of South Africa. We started off thinking about Mauritius, but didn't really fancy 2 whole weeks on the beach, so we started to consider doing a two centre holiday, with a week in South Africa and a week in Mauritius. After speaking to a couple of my friends who have been to South Africa in the last two years and hearing how great it was and how a week wasn't nearly enough to do it justice, we decided to concentrate on South Africa.
I've spent lots of time reading guidebooks and websites and it looks absolutely fantastic. I don't know why I have never seriously thought about going here in the past. I'm getting quite excited about it now. We've decided to book the trip ourselves independently using the internet as I quite enjoy doing this and so far the itinerary looks something like this:
Day 1 - Arrive in Cape Town - (booked flights from Edinburgh->Cape Town with KLM for £560)
Day 5 - Leave Cape Town, Fly to Port Elizabeth and go on Safari at Amakala for 2 nights
Day 7 - Drive the Garden Route, staying at a few places on the way
Day 11 - Stop in Hermanus for some whale watching
Day 13 - Finish off our Honeymoon with three nights in the Winelands, sipping vino and chilling
The quality of the accommodation in South Africa looks excellent - there are lots of independent guesthouses and B&Bs that are quite luxurious, but at much cheaper prices than here. Eating out is also supposed to be great - lots of fresh seafood and again, pretty cheap compared to here.
So far we've booked our flights with KLM, Our internal flights between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth with South African Airlines (about £35 for a one way flight) and our 2 night Safari.