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South Africa

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South Africa

Whatever honeymooners dream to do, South Africa offers it all: cosmopolitan cities, romantic wine country, beautiful beaches with private villas, world-class wildlife safaris and vibrant cultures. Some popular destinations include Johannesburg, Cape Town, The Winelands, the southern coast and parks such as Table Mountain National Park, Kruger National Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and iSimangaliso Wetland Park. A honeymoon in South Africa is sure to be full of adventure and new experiences.

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Highlights
South Africa features many unforgettable destinations and activities:
  • The beautiful cosmopolitan city of Cape Town
  • The romantic setting of the Cape Winelands
  • The luxurious beaches of the Elephant Coast
  • The unforgettable and unique train safari via Rovos Rail
  • The breathtaking wildlife safaris in Kruger National Park Area
  • The travel gateway of Johannesburg
Geography/Environment
South Africa occupies 4% of the continent's total landmass. The country is five times larger than Great Britain and three times the size of Texas (1.22 million sq km/470,693 sq miles)
Activities
  • Day and evening driving safaris
  • Great white shark safaris
  • Bareback riding on the beach
  • Spectacular self drive routes
  • Whale watching
  • Nightlife, shopping
Climate and Weather
South Africa is located at the southernmost tip of the African continent and is the subtropical zone. Compared to other regions at that latitude, however, temperatures in many areas of South Africa are lower than other subtropical areas. The climatic conditions in South Africa are largely dependent on the altitude of the area in question and its proximity to one of the oceans. For your travel planning, keep in mind that the seasons in the southern hemisphere stand in direct opposition to those of the northern hemisphere:
  • Spring: September, October, November
  • Summer: December, January, February
  • Fall: March, April May
  • Winter: June, July, August
During the summer months, travelers can expect hot sunny weather with temperature ranging from 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures in the winter drop to the freezing point. Precipitation is most likely in the summer months, with the exception of the Western Cape which is a winter-rain area.
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Destination Wedding Information
South Africa can be a wonderful spot to begin your lifetime journey together! It is important to understand the legal requirements and marriage regulations. Requirements may vary as each locale in South Africa could have their own requirements so make sure you are well informed before planning your event.
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African Safaris
by Adrienne Sasson last updated on 04/22/2010
For the couple looking for an adventurous honeymoon, a safari in Africa may be the prefect suggestion for you. The mixture of romantic quiet dinners, extraordinary sunrises and the exhilaration of a Big 5 jeep safari will touch your every sense. In South...