Cape Town Honeymoon – a Destination that is Becoming Increasingly Popular with Newlyweds
When choosing your honeymoon Cape Town may not be the first place you think about. However, it should feature highly on your list. Not only is it becoming one of the most popular places for newlyweds to honeymoon, but it is also a beautiful and fascinating place to visit. There is literally something for all tastes and you can be assured the honeymoon of a lifetime; whether you enjoy sitting on the beach or trying something a little more adventurous:
Cape Town is on the tip of this vast continent and has some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. It is considered to be the most beautiful city in South Africa and is a bustling hive of activity. The location is perfect for those who love to enjoy the beach, both in the heat of the day and for those romantic evening walks. It is also the best place to experience a countryside full of rolling hills, vineyards and rivers – a picture paradise.
The coast offers a wide variety of opportunities, from windsurfing, or sand kiting to whale watching and even swimming with sharks; from the safety of a shark cage! Just a short distance along the coast is also one of the best places in the world to witness penguins in their natural habitat. Alongside this, there is always the option to partake in a safari and see the big five animals running free. This is certainly a sight that will inspire you and stay with you for as long as you live.
Some of the best places to visit while staying in this amazing location are:
Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope
This is the very tip of the African continent and is well worth a visit. The views across the bay and back to Table Mountain are truly magnificent. From here you can see a whale or even spot one of the many shipwrecks. There is a rich history embedded in this area and a camera is essential; each view is more beautiful than the last. It is possible to drive or walk the coast but it can get busy later in the day.
Table Top Mountain
It is easy to get to the top of Table Top Mountain; use the cable car and enjoy the stunning views on the way up. The mountain will give you a panoramic view across the city and to the ocean or across the hills and plains of one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world. It is important to note that the temperature on the mountain can change quickly; so take a jumper! Avid walkers can follow one of the trails to reach the summit of this mountain.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
It can get hot in Cape Town and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens will provide the perfect opportunity to cool down; whilst exploring one of the most famous botanical gardens in the world. You can walk around these massive gardens, enjoying the sights and smells or stay relaxed and cool by using one of their golf carts. In the summer it is possible to listen to a variety of concerts in this wonderful, romantic setting.
Mt Nelson Hotel
It is becoming a tradition for many locals and honeymooners to enjoy a little afternoon tea. Tea, sandwiches and a little something sweet are served every afternoon in a comfortable, charming old architectural gem – Mt. Nelson Hotel. It will make you feel like you are a movie star! Last but not least, make sure to stop by the Church Street Arcade, which is positioned in the heart of the city. The pedestrian shopping mall is filled to the brim with art galleries, quaint cafes and boutique style shops. There will be something here that is worth taking home with you to treasure for years to come.
Of course, whilst in South Africa, it is essential to sample some of the best South African wines; they are becoming extremely popular around the world and are an excellent additive to an evening meal before a night on the town. Constantia Valley is a must-see; packed with the most exclusive estates, this place is a heaven for newlyweds searching for complete relaxation while exploring the wonders of South Africa.
By Alfred Stallion and CapePortfolios.com!