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  • Hi Frances. The main reason we decided on Safari Consultants was the attention to detail given in your responses to our quite thorough brief and the confidence given by the local knowledge of all of the options we were offered. The choice of Mashatu Tented Camp was perfect for us to experience the feeling of being in the bush without actually camping out. An amazing experience hearing the wildlife close by through the night. Watching the elephants at the waterhole whilst having dinner was magical. The setting and the people at Mashatu made for an authentic intimate Botswana experience. Kambaku again was perfect for what we were looking for. The thatched villas were luxurious and very well spread out over the grounds. A real sense of space. Of course Kambaku is a different experience to Mashatu, it is South Africa and not Botswana. The game drives were excellent. Some of the sundowner stops at Kambaku were stunning. The night skies at dusk were breath taking. In fact with the help of lions visiting over dinner, we saw the big five in the first afternoon and evening. What can we say about Victoria Falls. There is a very good reason it is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. To experience the power and beauty was very moving. Clive was brilliant and made this a memorable experience. The Zambezi sunset cruise was a marvellous end to what was a trip of a lifetime. The boat was excellent and staff brilliant and the sunset, unforgettable. With the benefit of hindsight would we have changed anything?…..No, and I think that says it all. So a very big thank you to you Frances and everybody at Safari Consultants and your African partners. It is quite remarkable that such a complex schedule went without a hitch. A compliment to all involved.

    Brian and Diane from Hampshire travelled to Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe
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South Africa

Honeymoons & Weddings

Honeymoons to South Africa

South Africa is a great all round holiday destination and therefore offers everything you might desire on an African honeymoon – plenty of wildlife, spectacular scenery, wonderful restaurants, warm hospitality, exclusive retreats and varied activities to suit all interests. For the more active, there are walking safaris, mountain hiking and horse-riding trails to consider, whilst there is no better place in the world to spend lazy days sipping wine and enjoying delicious food in the sunshine. Whatever your priorities on honeymoon, South Africa is an affordable and exciting destination to visit.

The one thing South Africa can not do is compete with the traditional Indian Ocean destinations of Mauritius, Zanzibar, the Seychelles and Mozambique in terms of ‘picture perfect’ tropical beaches. Although most beaches are sandy, and stretch for miles and miles, they are rarely ‘palm-fringed’ or protected by offshore reefs. They offer wonderful walks, great seascapes, surf swimming and surfing, but rarely the idyllic ‘tropical beach’ environment.

Whilst you may not need to look beyond South Africa, it is easy to combine a honeymoon in South Africa with a variety of other African hot-spots such as Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River (Zimbabwe and Zambia), the Okavango Delta (Botswana), Namib Desert (Namibia), Masai Mara (Kenya) and the wonderful beach destinations mentioned above.

Weddings in South Africa

Weddings are possible throughout South Africa and in a number of different locations, from wildlife camps and beach lodges to country hotels and mountain retreats. We are able to assist with wedding arrangements as well as help manage larger parties who may all have individual travel needs.

Please see our general ‘accommodation on safari’ page for more information on different styles of accommodation on safari. If you are looking into your first ever trip to Africa, you may wish to visit our ‘planning a safari’ section.