Honeymoon in South Africa: Bush & Beach

The rainbow nation offers a wide range of leisure activities for honeymooners. There is a reason why one says that South Africa offers the whole world in one country. The journey begins with exciting safaris in the Kruger National Park and ends with two different beach stays at the Indian Ocean. Romance and nature pure are a guarantee!


Duration:        14 nights

Regions: Greater Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Durban Coast

Travel Styke:   Selbstfahrer Rundreise


– Safari Lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park

– Beach Lodge in Maputaland

– Boutique Hotel right at the beach in Durban



Day 1:  Melrose Place Guesthouse in Johannesburg (1 night)

Your honeymoon journey begins with a warm welcome at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. Our colleagues on-site take the time to discuss your trip with you and to give further recommendations for your adventure South Africa. Of course, you also have the opportunity to clarify questions. The Meet & Greet helps you with getting a sim card for your smartphone. Furthermore, she assists with the collection of the rental car. Then you drive to the nearby Melrose Guesthouse. This beautiful green hotel complex invites you to linger.  If you like, you can end the day relaxing by the pool. If you still have the energy and strength, take a bike township tour in Soweto! Or take the red sightseeing bus to explore the metropolis of Johannesburg. Dinner options are within walking distance. Also, the large shopping center Melrose Arch is just around the corner. There is a variety of great restaurants here.

Melrose Guesthouse Pool

Melrose Guesthouse Lounge

Melrose Guesthouse Coffe Table


Day 2:  Blyde River Canyon Lodge (1 night)

After a hearty breakfast, you start to the Blyde River Canyon Lodge, a small green oasis where you can see the zebras grazing right in front of you. The accommodation is located in a prime location to discover the well-known and scenic Panorama route. If you leave early today, you can still visit one or the other attraction in the afternoon.


Day  3– 5:  Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge, Klaserie Private Game Reservat (3 nights)

Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge promises safari romance. The small accommodation with only five Rondavels lies in the middle of the Klaserie Private Game Reserve. Experience the tranquility of the African bush and enjoy the special moments of game viewing from the deck, lounge area, or pool overlooking the Klaserie River and surrounding wilderness. The property also offers spa treatments in your room (subject to availability, reservation required). In addition to game drives, they offer game walks. A privately organized bush dinner or bush breakfast adds another special touch to their stay.

Ivory Wilderness Rock Lodge View

Ivory Wilderness Rock Lodge Lion

Ivory Wilderness Rock Lodge Giraffe


Day 6-7: Rissington Inn, Hazyview (2 nights)

After a few spectacular nights in the middle of the African bush, we continue south to Hazyview. You may take a path through the Kruger, or you can still enjoy a few viewpoints of the Panorama Route if you have not yet done all of them or have not had enough. 

Rissington Inn Garden

Rissington Inn Pool


Day 8 -9: Wide Horizons, Swaziland (2 nights)

Today the journey continues to the Kingdom of Eswatini. Here you will stay at Wide Horizons Mountain Retreat, a hidden gem. A unique paradise on the slopes of Makhungutsha Mountain, in a quiet environment with breathtaking views. You can explore 200 hectares of nature reserve here! Vibrant, colorful, expansive gardens neatly framed against a mountain backdrop with panoramic views.  A few hiking trails allow you to meander between Impala, Zebra, Nyala, Wildebeest, and many other animal species. Discover native forests full of birdsong, cascading streams, dams for fishing, a natural rock swimming pool, a sculpture trail, sundowner walks, game walks, cultural visits, a tennis court, and much more. Absorb this out-of-Africa experience as you watch the sunset over the mountains.

Wide Horizons Mountain View

Wide Horizons Garden

Wide Horizons Zebra


Day 10 -12: Thonga Beach Lodge (3 Nächte)

It is now time for the relaxing part of the journey. It is a relatively long way that leads you to a secluded barefoot paradise. Leave early in the morning and be aware that the last bit is not accessible with a regular vehicle. For the last stretch, park your car at a meeting point (secure parking) and take a one-hour 4×4 transfer to Thonga Beach Lodge. This accommodation welcomes you in a secluded bay on the northern coast of Kwazulu Natal in the Isimangaliso Wetlands Park. The lodge has a magnificent view of the beach. Between November and February, turtles lay their eggs here – a unique experience to watch! 

Thonga Beach Lodge Ocean

Thonga Beach Lodge Sand

Day 13 – 14: 2 Canelands, Salt Rock (2 nights)

Today you drive on to the Dolphin Coast, where you can relax for two days at the Indian Ocean before departure. Enjoy the sea view from your room. Take a walk on the beach, linger by the pool with a cocktail, or pamper yourself with a Spa treatment. With a bit of luck, you can even watch dolphins from the hotel.

Canelands Dawn

Canelands Hotel View

Canelands Hotel Pool

Day 15: Departure from Durban

Drive to King Shaka airport for your departure. We hope you had a magical honeymoon trip and can dream of exciting safaris and the white beaches on the Indian Ocean for a long time. Come and visit us again for your anniversary!

Preis 2021

Pro Person im Doppelzimmer: ab 52 295,00 ZAR


  • Accommodation, meals and activities as specified in the program
  • Tourism tax
  • Travel documents (travel app)
  • Road Atlas
  • M&G at the airport
  • Rental car: Group K – Toyota Rush (manual) or similar & including full coverage
  • Safari activities at Ivory Wilderness Rock Lodge, as well as all local drinks
  • Conservation Levies at Ivory Wilderness Rock Lodge (but not the Gate Fee)
  • Park fees Thonga Beach Lodge
  • 4 x 4 Transfer  to Thonga
  • Thonga-includes accommodation, meals, tea, coffee, snorkel equipment guided hikes, Kayaking, excursion to the Mabibi community
  • Standard room (exception Melrose Premium) and Thonga (Ocean View)
  • Personal contact person (Whatsapp)
  • Donation for the Black Mambas in the Balulue Reserve (Greater Kruger Nationalpark)



  • International or domestic flights
  • Unspecified meals and drinks
  • Optional activities (e.g.at Thonga Beach Lodge)
  • Entrance fees
  • National Park Fees/Conservation Levies
  • Personal extras, such as phone calls, laundry, tips, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas (if necessary)
  • Certain extras for the rental car