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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

A Honeymoon in South Africa

A 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.



At 7:07 PM, Blogger Yzerfontein said...

Nice blog and you've got an awesome holiday ahead of you. Glad you're not wasting time in Johannesburg like so many people seem to do. Have a good flight to Cape Town

At 8:24 AM, Blogger Helen Palmer said...

You will love South Africa, it won't disappoint!

As you quite rightly said the cost of hotels, restaurants and drink are much cheaper than the UK, and in my opinion much better than the UK.

What time of the year are you going?

At 7:27 AM, Blogger inara said...

hey, congrats in advance on your marriage/honeymoon :)
If you need "inside info" on Port Elizabeth, and the Garden Route, feel free to mail me. I was born here, and have lived here most of my life.
carom [at]


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