Location: One&Only Cape Town

Perched at the southwestern point of Africa, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a wonderful destination for a honeymoon that combines a stay at a stylish and sophisticated hotel with adventures to see the wonders of the Dark Continent.

Taking the cable car to the top of Table Mountain is a great introduction to Cape Town: the views of the city and the sea are simply breathtaking, and couples with a taste for adventure can abseil back down to town. The Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles are among the other terrific vantage points that have made Cape Town legendary for its dramatic scenery.

This coastal city also is famed for its many beaches, notably the stylish enclave of Clifton Beach and Boulders Beach, home to a colony of endangered African penguins. South Africa’s Cape Winelands are perfect for tasting tours and toasting each other among the vines and trellises. Cape Town’s restaurants offer unique flavors from every corner of Africa and beyond, while Long Street is your destination for nightlife. 

Location: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

The One&Only Cape Town is one of the most seductively lovely hotels in the city, with rooms and infinity pools overlooking the Victoria & Albert waterfront area with Table Mountain in the distance. The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel dates back to 1899, while the Kensington Place Hotel is the city’s most distinguished address, and the Tintswalo Atlantic is the only resort located within Table Mountain National Park.

Sternberg Farm is the smart choice for honeymooners who want to spend a few nights in the Constantia Valley wine country, and when you’re ready to meet Africa’s wildlife the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is just four hours’ drive from Cape Town. The Gondwana Private Game Reserve is a bit further away, but offers the opportunity to stay in a luxury bush villa amid 26,000 acres of protected land that are home to zebras, hippos, cheetahs, giraffes, and more.

>Written by: Bob Curley