Honeymoon Guide | Cape Town
Cape Town- The Mother City
Is what it‚Äôs all about
Situated on the southwestern coast of South Africa, in the Western Cape province.
Why choose Cape Town as your honeymoon destination?
Clear skies, white sands and blue oceans, it‚Äôs perfect.
Cape Town is an incredibly romantic city. The sight of majestic mountains set against clear skies, white sands and blue oceans is enough to take your breath away. The city is culturally diverse offering bustling markets, a wide variety of cuisines and beautiful architecture. Romance is kindled overlooking the lights of the city nestled beneath towering mountains. The surrounding wine lands and coastline provide plenty for newlyweds to explore together.
When to go
To be, or not to be in doors.
Cape Town temperatures reach well into the mid-30‚Äôs in summer and drop to 7¬∞C in winter but both seasons are equally alluring. Summer is perfect for honeymooners that want to spend time on one of the pristine beaches or at a resort overlooking the ocean. Winter is perfect for newlyweds who want to cuddle up next to roaring fires, drinking wine from one of the local vineyards.
What your rand is worth
The South African Rand. 1 Rand = 100 cents.
Communication is the key
South Africa has 11 official languages. English is the language of politics, media and business and can generally be understood across the country. Afrikaans, Zulu and Xhosa are also amongst the most widely spoken languages in South Africa.
Keep it real
Cape Town has a high crime rate much like the rest of South Africa, however newlyweds should not be deterred from honeymooning here. Common sense and vigilance will help to avert any potentially threatening situation.
You‚Äôll be spoilt for choice
- De Noordhoek Hotel (Noordhoek)
- The Bay Hotel (Camps Bay)
- The Mount Nelson hotel (City Centre)
- The Peninsula All Suite Hotel (Sea Point)
- Twelve Apostles (Camps Bay)
What to see and do
Depending on how busy you want to be
Cape Town has some beautiful beaches and even in winter newlyweds can stroll along the coastline or dine in seaside restaurants for romantic views of the ocean. The combined scenery of ocean and mountains is the perfect backdrop for any adventure in the city. Visit Green Market Square to browse the stalls, catch the ferry to Robben Island for a historic tour or ride the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for breathtaking views of the city and surrounds. A day trip to one of the outlying wine farms is a perfect outing for lovebirds. Somewhere between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas the warm Indian Ocean meets the cool Atlantic Ocean. Climb the steps of Cape Agulhas lighthouse and enjoy panoramic views of the ocean.
Flying time in SA
A hop, skip and a jump away
Approximately two hours from Johannesburg and one hour from Durban.
Vaccinations or medication necessary?
Hakunamatata- which means no worries
No vaccinations are necessary for domestic travelling to Cape Town.