Luxurious, exotic, and adventurous – A Honeymoon in the Western Cape has it all.

Image: South African Safari / Anna Omelchenko / stock.adobe.com

Image: South African Safari / Anna Omelchenko / stock.adobe.com

With its mountainous ranges and sandy beaches stretching from coast to coast, the Western Cape’s Garden Route is famous for its vast natural beauty and its vibrant and cosmopolitan towns. The first, and perhaps most important, port of call on the Garden Route is Cape Town. Its lively Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a place to do some serious shopping or to relax and take in the majestic views of the ocean and mountains with a glass of wine at one its many bars.

If you like your wine served with a little adventure, head to the top of Table Mountain aboard a hair-raising cable car.  Named so because of its flat summit, visitors can explore the mountain, say hello to the indigenous animals, enjoy some fine dining at high altitude and, for the strong of heart, abseil down the mountain.

Venture off the coast to the university town of Stellenbosch. Nestled between the mountains, Stellenbosch has a strong Dutch history still visible today in the town’s architecture. The town boasts beautiful boutique bars and, for the culture buffs, a wealth of art galleries. It is most well known for its wine and surrounding vineyards. All are unique in their own way, but all serenely beautiful and with luscious wine for the tasting.

Image: Stellenbosch Vineyards / Delphotostock / stock.adobe.com

Image: Stellenbosch Vineyards / Delphotostock / stock.adobe.com

A seven hour drive will take you to Plettenberg Bay, a wonderful little beach village famed for its paragliding, kayaking and whale watching experiences. If that all sounds like a little too much activity for you, relax on the terrace with a cocktail or take a coffee at the beach cafe.

No trip to South Africa is complete without a safari showcasing the landscape and taking you up close and personal to the animals that South Africa is famous for.  It’s an unforgettable experience and an incredible way to end your time in the Western Cape.

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