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  • Hi Frances, We had such a fantastic honeymoon! We loved Blackheath; the staff were really friendly and helpful with booking tickets and printing off maps etc. The room was lovely and the breakfasts delicious! We really enjoyed our time in Cape Town, can’t wait to go back! At Auberge Burgundy we had a really lovely big room with a balcony that we could watch the whales and dolphins from! The small pool area was nice and the restaurant opposite where breakfast was served was really good. We really liked Hermanus, lots of nice restaurants. The drive to Franschhoek was stunning, we had lots of photos stops! When we arrived at Auberge Clermont we were really blown away, the backdrop was beautiful and we loved being able to walk around the vines. The reception staff were really knowledgeable and helpful with the restaurants and where to go. Our room had a really nice homely feel to it, would love to go back here. Raffles was amazing, we’ve never been anywhere like it. The beach was beautiful as was the pool area. Every part of the hotel really was just perfect. Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie was a nice hotel with a lovely pool area and spacious rooms. The bikes were great and we enjoyed cycling around, the island was beautiful. Overall we had a fantastic time, we saw some amazing places and would thoroughly recommend the trip to everyone. Thank you so much for organising an amazing honeymoon that we will never forget.

    Roanna and Peter from Cornwall travelled on their honeymoon to South Africa and the Seychelles
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South Africa


Introduction to the wonderfully diverse South Africa

South Africa, often referred to as ‘the World in one country’, is steeped in natural beauty and culture. The country is considerably more ‘developed’ than the rest of the Africa, and the significant road network and variety of accommodation make it an ideal self-drive destination for many visitors.

In terms of wildlife viewing, South Africa safaris offer some fantastic big game experiences in both malarial and non-malarial areas. This can be on a self-drive basis or on a fully ‘hosted and guided’ basis. South Africa is also a major birding destination, and the extensive coastline offers some incredible marine wildlife experiences. However, the country offers so much more than just wildlife – gourmet retreats, wine-growing regions, the fynbos flower kingdom, colonial history, luxury rail journeys, adventure sports, cultural experiences and stunning natural scenery with harsh deserts, endless golden beaches and ragged mountains are just a few of the other attractions.

The sophisticated infrastructure and diversity of experience that South Africa offers makes it an ideal destination for anyone with a wide range of interests. Honeymooners are incredibly well looked after and families have a fantastic array of activities and options to choose from.

Whatever you think will work best for you, we strongly advise that you will gain much more from your holiday if you speak to a specialist who knows the country intimately, and allow them to help you plan, and arrange, your holiday.

For further information on South Africa safari options please call us on 01787 888590 or contact us to speak to one of our experienced safari specialists.

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