HONEYMOON IDEAS

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Planning a honeymoon

After countless weeks filled to the brim with wedding appointments it can be a daunting task to further plan your perfect honeymoon. The importance of a honeymoon cannot be neglected as it is the perfect moment to connect with your newlywed before embarking on your new life together.

Before you tackle the task of coming up with honeymoon ideas, know that Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is the perfect honeymoon destination. Set in proximity to the Southern tip of Africa, this beautiful 5-star lodge is only a scenic two-hour drive from Cape Town and the International Airport. Even though it is a breezy drive from Cape Town, it maintains a feeling of complete isolation with panoramic views over the Walker Bay Nature Reserve. From this fynbos-dotted peak you can see the rugged mountain background and the midnight blue of the Atlantic Ocean. It is set in the midst of the Cape Floral Kingdom that is full of ardour with a multitude of fynbos flowers and brilliantly-coloured birds.

An African-Inspired Honeymoon

No planning is required once you have booked your stay. The all-inclusive honeymoon package means no extra thought is required. You and your loved one will have 5-star accommodation and gourmet meals prepared in the morning, afternoon and evening. It also includes a romantic turndown of rose petals and sparkling wine for your room, land-based activities accompanied by an experienced guide and a Champagne picnic on one of our untouched beaches.

All honeymoons should be set for romance, but the desired activities can range from couple to couple. Some enjoy the classic romantic activities like horseback riding on the beach, cocktails at sunset and leisurely strolls through the ancient Milkwood Forest. On the contrary, some couples may find romance in adrenaline pumping excursions. Grootbos organises shark cage diving trips at the nearby fishing town, Gansbaai. This thrilling adventure will have newlyweds holding onto each other in ecstatic delight as they watch a Great White Shark swim in close proximity! Then there is one thrilling adventure that romantics and adventurists will equally enjoy, a boat trip to see the Marine Big 5. The waters surrounding Walker Bay Nature Reserve host a unique ecosystem that attracts seals, penguins, dolphins, whales and sharks. There is no guarantee to see all of them on one excursion, but you are certainly bound to see at least two or three. For those who don’t fare well at sea, Gansbaai and Hermanus have some of the best land-based whale watching spots in the world! The Southern Right Whales are famous for coming here every year from winter to Christmas to show off their moves. It is a rare spectacle that can evoke raw emotion for first-time visitors.

A romantic getaway at Grootbos can leave you feeling inspired and reconnected after spending intimate time with your loved one in opulence within this natural jewel.