Sweeping views, towering peaks, jutting landmass, and bustling harbors define Cape Town – the southwest tip and one of the most scenic holiday destinations in South Africa. Be it traveling with family, friends, backpacking solo or planning a special Cape Town honeymoon, this place never ceases to amaze the wandering souls.
The gorgeous locations of Cape Town fit perfectly into the multiple roles of pre-wedding shoot location, wedding destination, and an ideal honeymoon destination. Explore, enjoy, and get enthralled; a honeymoon in Cape Town is all you need right after the marriage.
Here’s how a Cape Town honeymoon will take your breath away!
Cape Town is huge, and there are plenty attractions to make it an indulging trip. I am sharing top 20 extraordinary ways to make your Cape Town honeymoon a grand, enchanting, and dreamy affair.
1. The weather of Cape Town is perfect for romance
The instigating weather of Cape Town needs a special mention. The fact that the coastal city experiences warm and dry weather conditions from October to April makes it a favorite honeymoon destination in the world during that period. However, mid-January to mid-April is the aptest time to plan a Cape Town beach honeymoon. It is the time when the wind slows down and temperature mostly remains close to 20 degree Celsius.
2. The scenic views Table Mountain National Park are mesmerizing
Truly a marvel of nature, the Table Mountain National Park stretches from the north of Cape Town to the southwest end of it. Magnificent views and jagged mountains enchant you for sure. Skeleton Gorge and Platteklip Gorge are the two popular hiking routes up to the mountains. However, the scenic cable car ride is equally enthralling.
3. And there is Constantia Valley, a shutterbug’s delight
The popular Vineyard is a 20-minute drive from the city center and certainly one of the most exciting places to be while you are on a Cape Town honeymoon. The valley is known for its spectacular views and is the perfect place to be if you have wine (wine tasting, wine tour) on your mind.
4. Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world
Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is the place where you are going to have loads of fun-filled activities during your honeymoon at Cape Town. Ferris wheel, food market, shopping options, amphitheater, aquarium, and boat ride! There is absolutely nothing that you can afford to miss here.
5. At Cape of Good Hope & Cape Point, you stay marooned from the crowd
Behold the magnificent views, you are at the tip of African continent! Yes, this is the place where Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean, and the views are extraordinary. Don’t forget to complete the exhilarating Flying Dutchman Funicular ride which takes you to the base of the Lighthouse. The steps leading to the lighthouse are steep but views are breathtaking.
6. The Cape Point Nature Reserve is a sexy and thrilling attraction in Cape Town
Hike up to the cliff top, soak in the views, dine at the ocean facing restaurants, and marvel at the scary cliffs! The Cape Point Nature Reserve on the tip of the African continent is a must-visit place on your honeymoon in Cape Town. An hour’s drive from the city center, this is this place that you shouldn’t miss. It’s romantic and thrilling!
7. At Lion’s Head, you get the feel of sitting atop the world
Stationed between Table Mountain and Signal Hill, Lion’s Head is one of the most breathtaking locations in the world. An easy trail leads up to the mountain top from where you get surreal views of sea and Camps Bay. Catch the gorgeous sunset view and a full moon night here if you want to experience the unprecedented.
8. Your beach love gets redefined at Clifton Beach
Located near Camps Bay, the Clifton Beach is famous for the wonderful backdrop. Also having some quiet and secluded spots towards the end, this place will give you photography options like no other place. A major highlight of a honeymoon at Cape Town, I must say.
9. Llandudno. Because this blue is one shade darker and the real one!
A popular destination for holidaymakers, Llandudno is blessed with impeccable views and awesome crowd. Clean sand and cool water make this place even more engrossing. A preferred surfing spot, Llandudno has imposing granite boulders and acts as the access point to Sandy Bay.
10. You get to live the real thrill by diving among the sharks
Looking for a different kind of experience on your Cape Town honeymoon? Go and dive alongside the fiercest predators of the Atlantic. Cage diving is a thrilling activity where you are thrown caged into the depth of the ocean and swim close to the sharks. It is highly recommended for thrill-seekers on a honeymoon in Cape Town.
11. Cape Town offers an unparalleled romantic dining experience
A honeymoon at Cape Town is not complete until you submerge yourself in the moments while dining along the best of nature. Be it an ocean facing restaurant or an eatery floating amidst vineyards overlooking boulders, Cape Town has some exceptional places to create magical moments on your honeymoon. Harbour House at Kalk Bay, Azure at the Twelve Apostles, Rumbullion at the Roundhouse, and The Bungalow along Victoria Road are some of the most romantic restaurants with a view in Cape Town.
12. Robben Island cuts the image of a private property in the ocean
Get marooned on an island far away from the city. Your dream honeymoon in Cape Town gets only bigger and better this time around. Once a prison of Nelson Mandela, Robben Island is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a place that will humble you with enchanting views around. A ferry ride from Cape Town easily takes you to Robben. This learning and thought-provoking tour of the historical place must be experienced when you are in Cape Town.
13. A walk down to the Sea Point Promenade is the most romantic experience ever
The best thing about a romantic walk is that it can unravel gloom and create magical moments at the same time. Sea Point to Camps Bay is a scenic stretch of 5 km, which is as romantic as one would expect it to be. Bantry Bay is the end of Sea Point and the other side of Camps Bay and Waterfront close to the Promenade area are just too good.
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14. Nothing is more heartwarming than watching the penguin parade by the ocean
Find the adorable penguins marching in formation in the coastal areas of Cape Town. The heartwarming sight can be found at Betty’s Bay and Boulder’s Beach. Watching penguins march is definitely a highly sought after tourist attraction in Cape Town in South Africa.
15. Horseriding on the beach with waves crashing down you is a wonderful experience
Ride a horse along the sea beaches in Cape town on your honeymoon. Hold the rein as you astride a cantering horse cutting through the ocean waters. The Cape Town horse riding tours vary from beaches to vineyards. Enjoy the morning stroll on the horseback overlooking sunrise. It’s one of the highlights of a remarkable honeymoon at Cape Town, South Africa.
16. The real fun is sliding uncontrollably while playing ice skating
The ice skating rink in Grand West Casino is a must-visit. Become a kid all over again as you slide on the ice at an uncontrolled crazy speed. Other things to try out are ice hockey and figure skating. Dance, swoon and spend memorable moments with your beloved at the rink.
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17. A long romantic drive by the ocean in a classic car tour. Beat this!
Love knows no bounds while you are cruising along the road parallel to the Ocean. The classic car tour in Cape Town is tailor-made for honeymoon couples who wish to take long drives along the ocean. Rides mostly arranged in classic cars of the bygone era also allow you to drive through the African vineyards.
18. Cruise ride. Because it’s utterly romantic to ride the blue waters with the horizon in sight
Cruise into the awe-inspiring sunset view by taking a romantic cruise ride in Cape Town. The ride that usually lasts for 90 minutes offers the splendid view of the Atlantic with fresh ocean breeze brushing past you. Raise a toast to the new beginning and romance the pristine nature. Another amazing experience on your honeymoon in Cape Town, South Africa. Boarding starts 15 minutes prior to the departure.
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19. A stay at the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa means you cuddle in the mountain lap
Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards named it as No. 6 in top hotels in Africa and Middle – East in 2016. Pamper yourself in the most exquisite way with a stay in 12 Apostles. Book a stay in mountain facing room or a sea facing room, the hotel is definitely the classiest. Also, you get to pick from a multitude of activities specially curated for you. Spa, romantic dining, drive along the ocean, adventure activities are a few.
Tariff: INR 23200 per night onwards
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20. Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is the mother of all the romantic stays!
Pick from a range of romantic activities planned for honeymoon couple at Belmond. From a drive through the vast Winelands to taking up adventure activities in Mount Nelson, or a farm tour to historical walking tour in the heart of the city, Belmond has wonderful activities planned for honeymooners topped by an elegant stay.
Tariff: INR 32700 per night onwards
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So all the newly married couples out there, are you ready to set out on a journey to these blissful landscapes? While you let this list curate your wonderful experiences when you are planning your honeymoon in Africa, don’t miss the chance of living the most romantic days of your life by booking your personalized Cape Town honeymoon packages and relish the best of this Coastal city of Africa.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cape Town Honeymoon
A. The Table Mountain National Park, Constantia Valley, Cape of good hope and Cape Point, Cape Point Nature Reserve are some of the must visit places in Cape Town for the couples to spend some romantic time together.
A. Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cascades on the promenade, the Cape Royale, Taj Cape Town are some of the best hotels to enjoy a relaxing stay for couples.
A. Cruise ride, sunbathing at the surreal beaches and underwater diving and a romantic dining experience across the beach are some of the romantic things every couple should witness while on their honeymoon in Cape Town.
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