Get close to each other – get close to Africa! This mammoth continent can take you on adventures that will perfectly match your honeymoon spirit. And there’s every style to choose from: sophisticated city in Cape Town, luxury safari lodges in Kenya, Tanzania, SA, Botswana and Namibia, remote Indian Ocean islands of Mozambique & Zanzibar plus the intriguing cultures of the North African countries. Your honeymoon can be focussed on one place or a mix of everything you have both dreamed of – we can make it happen.
‘Panoramas of the Serengeti and Maasai Mara’
Strategically-placed on the edge of the Kuka Hills, Klein’s Camp overlooks magnificent views of the game-filled valley below, through which huge herds of wildebeest and zebra migrate each year. The diverse resident wildlife include large herds of elephants, lions and leopards, and may be admired from every area of the camp – even the outdoor pool. The camp offers cosy guest areas including a bar and sitting area, as well as a dining area where wholesome dishes are served beside an open fireplace; after being prepared using fresh produce from the garden. Accommodation comprises ten intimate cottages made of local stone and makuti thatch, with private verandas and views across the valley. When it comes to exploring the wildlife you can enjoy an undisturbed experience, due to the camp being situated on its own private concession. Visits to the local Maasai village offer a glimpse into their daily life and traditions.
‘Combination of tranquillity and luxury’
Situated in the heart of Cape Town, the Belmond Mount Nelson hotel offers the perfect combination of tranquillity and contemporary buzz. The hotel boasts 209 stylish and comfortable rooms and suites each with first class amenities and breath-taking views of Table Mountain and the Waterfront Harbour. There is a choice of restaurants and bars to enjoy and wide range of leisure activities including swimming pools and tennis courts. Families are welcome at the Belmond Mount Nelson hotel and they have an array of activities and entertainment for children of all ages including organised activities, latest games consoles and a big screen TV.
‘Charming Resort; Extensive Leisure Options’
Find a romantic escape at Breezes Beach Club & Spa, set on the pristine Bwejuu Beach on the south-eastern coast of Zanzibar. Bicycle through tropical gardens and visit local villages, learn palm weaving on the beach and prepare classical Swahili dishes with cooking classes. Enjoy a range of water sports and find a diving course to suite your experience at the resort’s Rising Sun Dive Centre; the only PADI 5* Gold Palm and National Geographic Dive Centre in Zanzibar. After an adventure-filled day or following hours of simply relaxing at the beach, visit the Frangipani Spa for a soothing treatment. Savour a barbequed catch of the day for lunch and sip a refreshing drink at the poolside bar. In the evening, enjoy private beachfront dining for two as you gaze across views of the Indian Ocean. Retreat to your luxurious guest room or suite, decorated in ivory tones and teak wood finishes.
‘Privacy, exclusivity, personal attention and barefoot African chic’
The essence of privacy on the azure seas of Kenya’s Indian Ocean Coast, Alfajiri Villas is a collection of three entirely self contained villas. It’s a prefect location for honeymoons, romantic breaks, for families and for anyone wanting a serene escape post safari or on a signature beach break.
Each villas includes your own butler, award winning food, oversize private pools, beach views and complete exclusivity. Dining is completely personalised, with all meals and drinks included in the stay, served in your private villa or al fresco as the mood takes you. As well as an unmatchable location on the south coast, just a short hop from Ukundu airstrip, where untouched beaches fan out from the villas. Dining is completely personalised, mostly on a Mediterranean theme, with all meals and drinks included in the stay, served in your private villa or al fresco as the mood takes you.
For getting out and active a driver on demand can take you to go snorkelling, diving, deep sea fishing, kit surfing or even sky diving. There golf nearby, or visit a neaby village and carefully selected community project. Or many guests just relax in their villa for the duration of their stay.
The Cliff Villa offers an unforgettable panorama above a coral cliff. Bright and open, it’s the epitome of barefoot luxury, with a large veranda and pool stretching towards the beach. There are four spacious bedrooms accommodating from 2 to 9 guests. It’s all exposed beams and whitewashed walls encapsulating a certain seafaring and adventurers tradition, an Indian Ocean bolthole, the centrepiece being the wonderful turret suite.
The Garden Villa features four suites and up to eight guests, naturally all with en-suite facilities which are richly appointed. Each suite, which are all the same size, are individually decorated. It’s an ideal villa for a group of friends or extended family. As the name suggests, the Garden Villa is set around a lush landscaped veranda which leads down to the wide expanse of Diani beach. With large wooden beams, a makuti roof and okra floor, the architecture invites the natural colours of the coast, and the attention to detail in the décor is a distinctive feature.
The Beach Villa is located just a few steps from the talcum sands of Diani Beach. The private swimming pool sits in front of the veranda, merging into the ocean and horizon. Constructed from hard woods and open to the environment, guests feel those cooling sea breezes and smell those tropical fragrances. There four rooms, with three double and a twin idea for up to four adults and four teenagers or children and plenty of space. Alternatively the villa is a wonderful private space for a couple.
‘Luxury Lodge with Exceptional Views’
On the edge of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, poised 300 metres above the Masai Mara plains, Angama Mara showcases some truly magnificent views. The property is made up of two separate camps, with fifteen tents in each, as well as guest areas such as a fitness centre, libraries, a safari shop and an infinity pool. As part of your package you will enjoy daily game drives and guided walks into the bush, while hot air ballooning can also be arranged.
‘Kingdom of the giraffe’
The Giraffe Manor is a firm favourite for those visiting Nairobi, offering the chance to feed and photograph these beautiful creatures over the breakfast table or even at the front door. These tame animals form part of the fabric of the hotel gracing the lawns and a trip here is a great way to get up close and personal with them. The manor is an elegant place to stay with fine home cooking and tastefully presented bedrooms. Rates at the hotel include all meals (on full board basis, breakfast and evening meal included on half board) and wine with lunch and dinner as well as entrance to the giraffe centre and a sightseeing vehicle during your stay.
‘Breath-taking Architecture; Truly Palatial with Atlas Mountains Backdrop’
A tranquil retreat located just 15-minutes’ drive from Marrakech; Amanjena reflects the region’s Moorish heritage in every graceful arch, stone courtyard and rose petal-strewn fountain. Every aspect of this graceful property is striking with high domed ceilings carrying through into all of its 32 air-conditioned pavilions and houses. Beds rest beneath Venetian domes and bathtubs are stepped and columned. Your stay here will take you on a journey of Moroccan luxury, impeccable service will ensure your experience is flawless in just about every way - dining, afternoon tea, late drinks, floodlit tennis, wellbeing, excursions, swimming and cycling. The two-storey library epitomises the restful spaces as do the winding pathways and gardens.
Set on a private island in the Okavango Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Belmond Eagle Island Lodge offers a more water-focused experience, with activities including motorboat safaris, barge cruises and mekoro (local canoe) safaris, as well as walking safaris and scenic helicopter safaris. The intimate lodge features only 12 tented rooms, all with private decks and plunge pools, whilst the restaurant encourages to share tales of the day’s adventures, before heading to the bar for magnificent views of the sunset.
‘Front-Seat Wildlife Viewing’
Nestled on a private concession on the edge of the leadwood and fig tree forest of the Khwai River floodplains, Belmond Khawi River Lodge affords some excellent game viewing opportunities, whether that be on a drive, guided walk or evening safari. Upon your return, there is an inviting outdoor swimming pool as well as a range of spa treatments available. When dining in the evening share your safari experiences with other guests and indulge in tasty local specialities.
‘Peaceful Base for Exploration’
Camp Okavango is set on a remote island in the heart of the Okavango Delta, a series of channels, lagoons, lakes and islands that attract a diverse range of wildlife. The camp features twelve spacious luxury suites, while the one family suite offers two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. All suites are raised on wooden platforms, and walkways lead out to an elevated public area with two lounges, a bar, library, infinity plunge pool, fire pits and dining room, all overlooking the delta and natural vegetation.
‘Palatial, Spa, Tennis Courts’
La Mamounia is a five star hotel located close to Jemaa el-Fnaa Square in Marrakesh. The grounds of the property include tranquil gardens and views of the Atlas Mountains and Koutoubia mosque as well as the sights and sounds of Marrakech city. It features diverse restaurants and drink in its character bars, all of which offer an authentic experience and outstanding level of service. There is also a spa, heated indoor pool, outdoor pool and fitness pavilion.
‘Rare seclusion, all inclusive luxury. Encounter whales, dolphins and turtles ’
The beach itself is something to behold - miles and miles of white sand stretching far into the distance without a building in sight. If it were only this White Pearl would be set apart but this is combined with cool white, private villas set along the beach and up the hillside with extraordinary views and some direct beach access, not forgetting plunge pool and deck.
Your own personal butler is on hand to offer a true Mozambican welcome and understated, friendly service. This is not a stuffy, suited employee but a part of a gregarious team looking after every detail - always on hand with a cool drink or staking out your own private spot on the beach.
With all this space, there's plenty to do. Linger over a fully serviced beach picnic including the freshest local prawns and fine wine. Take a sea kayak out, and book a marine safari to see migrating humpbacks and dolphins. From November sea turtles arrive at nesting site next to the resort. It's a truly magical place off the beaten track and long may it say that way.
‘Pristine Beaches and Marine Life Discovery’
Set in a protected marine conservation area, Benguerra Island is a luxury lodge situated on an island of the same name. The second largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, Benguerra was declared a National Park in 1971 and provides some of the best marine life discovery in Mozambique. Pristine coral reefs lie just offshore and reveal a variety of colourful tropical fish, whilst the waters surrounding the archipelago are home to Africa’s last remaining population of the rare dugong. If not snorkelling or scuba diving the waters you can head further out for excellent game fishing. Beautiful surrounding beaches beckon you to relax and can also be experienced on horseback. Other activities include tailored expeditions and scenic helicopter tours. The lodge hosts welcoming guest areas amidst lush tropical gardens and ocean views, whilst the accommodations are set under local thatch with private timber decks and plunge pools. You can depart on secluded castaway picnics and savour succulent seafood dinners at the lodge, followed by sundowner cocktails at the beachfront dhow bar.