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Babylonstoren farm hotel swimming pool and spa area 2400

South Africa Road Trip Honeymoon

Inspirational self drive honeymoon to South Africa

Combining a road trip in South Africa’s Western Cape with a Kruger safari, this honeymoon is for those wanting a tad more independence, but without compromising on luxury. The self-drive element of the trip involves travel to Cape Town, the Cape Winelands and the Whale Coast. With the longest drive around 2 hours, you will be able to explore all that the region has to offer as well as marvel at the spectacular scenery. 

You will start at the chic One & Only in Cape Town, right in the heart of the V&A Waterfront, followed by the very different Babylonstoren Wine Farm established in 1692. Sandwiched in the middle is the unique Grootbos Forest Lodge, where you will enjoy panoramic views of mountain and sea in a luxurious pristine paradise showcasing the splendour of the Cape Floral Kingdom and the incredible marine life of the southern tip of Africa. There’s also the chance to go whale watching (in season) and shark diving. Conclude this incredible honeymoon in the height of luxury at Tengile River Lodge in a private game reserve bordering South Africa's Kruger National Park. Enjoy twice daily game drives on the lookout for the Big 5 and experience meals under the starlit African sky. 

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • 4 nights - One & Only Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2 nights - Babylonstoren Farm Hotel, Winelands, South Africa
  • 2 nights - Grootbos Forest Lodge, Hermanus, South Africa
  • 4 nights - Tengile River Lodge, Sabi Sands, South Africa
  • Ends - Transfer to Johannesburg OR Tambo International for your international flight home

At a glance

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

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

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

One & Only Cape Town
Bed & Breakfast | Marina Room
South Africa

One and only cape town penthouse master bedroom 1280
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Babylonstoren farm hotel outdoor swimming pool 1280
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Day 5 - 7

Today you will take the +-1.5 hour drive to the scenic Cape Winelands and to the Babylonstoren Wine Estate.

  • 2 nights
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Babylonstoren Farm Hotel
Bed & Breakfast | One bedroom suite
South Africa

Babylonstoren farm hotel cottage bedroom 1280
Grootbos forest lodge flower safari 1280
Grootbos forest lodge wine cellar 1280
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Day 7 - 9

Drive the +-2 hour drive today to the Grootbos Private Reserve near Hermanus.

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

Grootbos forest lodge suite bedroom 1280
Tengile river lodge private lap pool 1280
Tengile river lodge private deck views 1280
Tengile river lodge guest bar and lounge area 1280
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Day 9 - 13

Return to Cape Town Airport and fly to Skukuza airstrip in the Kruger National Park. A guide will then take you to your lodge in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve.

  • 4 nights
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Tengile River Lodge
All Inclusive | Suite
South Africa

Tengile river lodge bedroom suite 1280

Day 13

A guide will then take you to Skukuza Airport for your flight to Johannesburg where you will connect with your international flight home.

We've got you covered

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 or per family sharing basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Car hire in Cape Town, group B 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
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Excludes

  • 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

ACTIVITIES

Our trips offer 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.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Sight seeing
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Whale Watching Icon Whale Watching
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Quad Biking Icon Quad Biking
  • 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
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Wine Tour Icon Wine Tour
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick off the Big Five or encounter specific safari species and sea creatures on your safari and coastal stay, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • African Wilddog
    African Wilddog
  • Zebra
    Zebra
  • Wildebeest
    Wildebeest
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Rock Hyrax
    Rock Hyrax
  • Orca
    Orca
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale
  • Great White Shark
    Great White Shark
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Baboon
    Baboon
  • Southern Giraffe
    Giraffe
  • African penguin
    African Penguin
  • Southern right whale
    Southern Right Whale
Sample Itineraries

TRIPS TO INSPIRE

From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, 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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