Safari, Seclusion and Sunshine: Why Africa is the Perfect Luxury Honeymoon Destination

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Jody van Merode

Published on: October 23rd, 2017

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Private luxury camps in the wilderness, idyllic and unspoiled beaches, flawless service and world-class luxury. Whatever you’re seeking from a honeymoon, here's why Africa is the perfect luxury honeymoon destination.

Here are some of the reasons we think taking a Jacadahoneymoon in Africa is the ultimate way to mark one of life’s most significant moments…

Relaxing sundowners
Unforgettable game drives
Amazing wildlife
Sunset on safari

Special memories

There are no words to describe the feeling you get when you step off your charter plain and find yourself in the middle of a vast game reserve.  This is far from a typical two-week beach getaway; the things you will see and experience in Africa will stay with you forever, and if this is your first time to this continent, it won’t be your last. Maybe you’ll watch a mother elephant teaching her baby to use his trunk to drink from the river, or perhaps you’ll take a private night-time drive out to the middle of the vast salt pans to stare up at the blanket of stars. These are the moments that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

Herd of giraffes in Namibia

Whether you’re after popular safari spots like Kruger Park or more off-the-beaten-path destinations for crowd-free animal spotting, Africa has it all. Plus, no two game reserves are alike, so you’ll have plenty of excuses to keep on returning to the amazing continent. The memories of safari are what make travelling to Africa entirely worth it.

Okavango Delta, Aerial view: Elephants at a pond, Botswana Africa
Out of Africa Kopje, Angama Mara, Kenya


For most honeymooners, privacy is a crucial part of the trip, and that happens to be something that Africa offers by the bucket-load. We’ll whisk you away from the crowds to a part of the wilderness in which you can experience a luxurious combination of solitude and five-star service. Spacious, beautiful suites, romantic dinners under the stars and private picnics in the middle of the bush are just a few of the things you can look forward to while on your safari.

Bush Picnic Africa

In some of our camps, you will be the only couple as far as the eye can see. In others, you’ll be able to escape to your private plunge pool whenever you fancy. And if you’re craving the feeling of sand between your toes, many of our Indian Ocean hotels are located on private islands, so you’ll feel like the only people around for miles.

A beach in Knysna, South Africa.
Arathusa Safari Lodge, Sabi Sands, South Africa

World-class hotels and lodges

Unlike many other places, going off the grid in Africa doesn’t have to mean foregoing luxury; imagine four-poster beds under the stars and private infinity pools overlooking the local elephant herd’s watering hole. You can also expect world class food, fantastic wine lists and luxury massages.

Royal Malewane Spa, Kruger National Park

Some of the world’s best hotels operate in Africa, and are collectors of countless luxury travel awards. These are the places that cater for discerning honeymooners, ensuring flawless service, privacy, and many perks that go well above the expected.

Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Sun, sea and sand

A honeymoon in Africa doesn’t just mean safari – some of the world’s best beaches and islands are found on this diverse continent as well. We can create the ultimate trip that encompasses Zanzibar or the Seychelles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s honeymoon destination of choice, paired with the best safari experience in eastern Africa.

Paradise Island, La Digue, Seychelles

All that isn’t to say that just sticking with a safari isn’t relaxing in its own right. Nothing beats those evening sundowners while you’re floating along the Zambezi River in search of hippos and elephants, or that quiet dinner under a night sky that will render even the most seasoned of travellers speechless. Relaxing is different to everyone, and we’re here to find out what it means for you.

Balloon over Africa's Serengeti and Wildebeest Herd

Endless adventure

Going to Africa doesn’t have to mean sitting in a safari car all day, either. Take a helicopter ride above Victoria Falls, follow an expert guide on a walking safari in Zambia, or enjoy a hot air balloon ride over Kenya’s Maasai Mara: these are all experiences of a lifetime that you’ll never forget, and are sure to be as high up on your “favourite moments” as seeing an elephant up close for the very first time.

Aerial view of Victoria Falls Bridge at Victoria Falls, Livingstone with helicopter

Whatever your reasons for wanting to enjoy your honeymoon in Africa, we’re here to make it unforgettable for you. Our expert travel designers have all lived and grown up in the region and have personally visited all of the lodges, so you can rest assured knowing that you’re in safe hands. It’s your honeymoon after all, so all you have to do is turn up and enjoy it.


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