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Atypical South Africa Honeymoon

Inspirational safari honeymoon to South Africa

Not your typical South Africa honeymoon, this trip combines Cape Town with the Grootbos Nature Reserve and the remote and exclusive southern Kalahari. You will begin with a 4 night stay in Cape Town at one of the city’s most unforgettable hotels, The Silo, offering spectacular panoramic views of Table Mountain and the city.  Situated within the V&A Waterfront you are perfectly placed to explore all the attractions the city has to offer, and the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton are 10 minutes by car.  

From Cape Town drive to Grootbos Nature Reserve; a pristine paradise showcasing the splendour of the Cape Floral Kingdom and the incredible marine life of the southern tip of Africa. Enjoy a wide variety of activities such as whale watching (in season), shark cage diving, walks and hikes, 4x4 flower safaris, cave tours, horse riding, scenic flights and quad biking. Finally, you will be transported to a completely different world, Tswalu Motse in the expansive private Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. Situated in a remote corner of northern South Africa, where almost 250,000 acres of private wilderness is for the exclusive use of Tswalu guests. Exclusivity is assured with your own private vehicle, guide, and tracker.  

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • 4 nights - The Silo, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 3 nights - Grootbos Forest Lodge, Hermanus, South Africa
  • 5 nights - Tswalu Motse, Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa
  • Ends - Transfer to Cape Town International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon South Africa
  • Nights Icon 12 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International

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Day 1 - 5

Arrive at Cape Town Airport, collect your hire car and drive yourselves to your hotel on the V&A Waterfront.

  • 4 nights
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The Silo
Bed & Breakfast | Silo Room
South Africa

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Day 5 - 8

Today you will take the+- 2 hour drive to the Grootbos Nature Reserve near Hermanus.

  • 3 nights
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Grootbos Forest Lodge
All Inclusive | Luxury Suite
South Africa

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Day 8 - 13

Return to Cape Town Airport and catch a flight via light aircraft to the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve.

  • 5 nights

Tswalu Motse
All Inclusive | Motse Suite
South Africa

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Day 13

Fly via light aircraft to Cape Town Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Car hire, group C car (Toyota Corolla or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Honeymoon extras
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Whale Watching Icon Whale Watching
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • Shark Diving Icon Shark Diving
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Horseriding Icon Horse Riding
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Star Gazing Star Beds Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Wine Tour Icon Wine Tour
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to observe the area’s spectacular sea creatures underwater or from the shore, our expert guides reveal the typical marine life, as well as the endemic mammal and bird species, to expect on this sample trip.

  • Wild Dog
    Wild Dog
  • Rock Hyrax
    Rock Hyrax
  • Ostrich
  • Pangolin
  • Oryx
  • Orca
  • Meerkat
  • Lion
  • Kori Bustard
    Kori Bustard
  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale
  • Great White Shark
    Great White Shark
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Baboon
  • African penguin
    African Penguin
  • Southern right whale
    Southern Right Whale
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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