As much as it can be exciting and fun to to plan a honeymoon, it can also be stressful and annoying to plan, what with the endless number of places that you can visit and things that you can do. If you’re planning your honeymoon, gorgeous Cape Town, South Africa should be at the very top of your list.
In this article, we will tell you 5 reasons why.
Perfect weather all year round
The weather can be an important element to consider when planning out a honeymoon – I mean, it can be pretty difficult to take a long romantic walk on the beach if there’s a monsoon going out outside. This is one of the reasons that makes Cape Town so great – the weather is near perfect year round. Even from late October to April, where the winter is brutally cold in many places around the world, the weather in Cape Town is warm and sunny, averaging in and around 20 degrees celsius, making it ideal for any and all honeymoon activities, including of course, romantic walks on the beach.
You can go diving with sharks
For any thrill seekers among us, you’ll be happy to know that one of the most famous activities that you can do in Cape Town is dive among sharks. An exquisite and unique experience that certainly won’t be forgotten in a hurry, you can watch these fantastic (more like fintastic, amirite?) fish in their natural habitat. And for anyone who might be worried about getting eaten by a shark, which frankly is a legitimate concern, you should know that you actually dive in cages which the sharks can’t get into (unless they ask nicely. But sharks are known to be among the rudest fish in the sea and will normally just try to barge in). So if you’re looking for something (else) that’ll get your heart pumping on your honeymoon (that you can tell your kids about later), you want to consider diving with sharks in the beautiful Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Cape Town.
Not too expensive
Honeymoons are usually a once-in-a-lifetime kind of deal, so many people see it as a chance to splurge and really treat themselves. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, but if you investigate Cape Town as a honeymoon destination, you’ll find that you can treat yourself to the luxury you seek and deserve without necessarily having to break the bank . As of right now, the United States Dollar is equal to around 14 South African Rands, so in terms of economics, Cape Town is an ideal honeymoon destination, even for those on a budget.
The locals of Cape Town are absolutely spoiled, as this city is filled to the brim with beautiful scenic views that you simply can’t afford to miss. You can even stay in some of the nicest villas in Cape Town, if you check out this helpful guide for honeymooners. There are, of course, an abundance of national parks that you can visit, such as the Table Mountain National Park. The Table Mountain National Park offers absolutely breathtaking views from its many hiking trails, making it a memorable place for couples to begin their new married life together.
There is also the Cape Town Nature Reserve, which lies literally on the tip of the African continent. The hike up the cliff is thrilling, albeit slightly scary, especially if you’re not really into hiking. But the views once you get to the top are very much worth the trip up. There’s also Lion’s Head, where you can hike up an easy trail and then marvel at the ocean view you see from the top. There are also countless beaches with pristine, white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters, making it an ideal romantic destination for you and your loved one.
A Culinary Adventure
Cape Town is home to some of the greatest restaurants in Africa and arguably even in the whole world. It’s easy to see why this city is such a prominent figure on the international fine-dining map. Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure like no other in some world-class restaurants, while trying new and exciting foods with your loved one. And you know what they say, there is no aphrodisiac like food.
Cape Town is truly a dream destination for all honeymooners, from the long list of activities to the outstanding food on offer. If you’re planning a honeymoon any time soon, don’t forget about Cape Town.