Trip Inspiration

14-Day Safari + Beach Honeymoon

South Africa + Mozambique

This magical honeymoon melds the romance and excitement that only Africa can offer. Pair the intimacy of a castaway picnic on a beach in Mozambique with the exuberance of a true African safari in the Greater Kruger National Park. Raise your wine glasses to a bright future together amid the scenic Cape Winelands, and feel the adrenaline rush of a cage diving experience in “Shark Alley" on this unforgettable honeymoon.

Trip Highlights

Locations

  • 4 nights in the dazzling city of Cape Town
  • 2 nights in the Cape Winelands
  • 3 nights on safari in the Greater Kruger National Park
  • 4 nights in blissful seclusion on Mozambique’s Benguerra Island

Activities

  • Private Peninsula tour
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Private Winelands tour and wine tasting
  • Safari game drives
What does “Trip Inspiration” mean?

At Travel Beyond, we believe your trip should be designed just for you, not for the masses. Our travel consultants create a custom itinerary for each client, offering recommendations for places and experiences that best fit your style. The itinerary below was planned for a past client, but we’re sharing it for travel inspiration and as an example of what a honeymoon to South Africa and Mozambique might look like. Let us know when we can design a trip just for you!

Day 1

Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Welcome to South Africa! Upon arrival in Cape Town, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative for your private road transfer to the One & Only Cape Town Hotel. This waterfront hotel offers majestic luxury. Relax and enjoy your evening at leisure!

One & Only Cape Town Hotel Meals: N/A

Day 2

Cape Town

This morning after breakfast, you will be met by a Travel Beyond representative for your full day Peninsula Tour with a private guide, including entrance to Cape Point, funicular, penguins and Chapman’s Peak. Lunch will take place at the Harbour House.

Depart the city along the Atlantic Seaboard past the coastal suburbs of Sea Point, Bantry Bay and Clifton and stop for a photo op of Table Mountain’s towering Twelve Apostles. On past Bakoven and Llandudno, marked by shipwrecks, to the fishing village of Hout Bay. Here, board a boat to view the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island. On return, head over the 0.4mile heights of Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the world’s most spectacular passes, past the Cape’s longest beach near Noordhoek and the hamlets of Kommetjie and Scarborough – with a chance to sight Southern Right Whales just offshore from June to November! Explore the rocky coastline and unique Fynbos vegetation, home to birds like African Black Oystercatchers and Cape Sugarbirds and view other endemic fauna like Cape Mountain Zebra, Bontebok and Baboon as we enter the Cape of Good Hope National Park. Climb (or ride a funicular) to the famous Cape Point Lighthouse, to capture the magical vistas of False Bay, and stop at the south westernmost point of Africa, the fabled Cape of Good Hope. After lunch at a coastal restaurant, visit Boulders Beach, for a close-up with a colony of African Penguins, then head home through the naval village of Simonstown and over Boyes Drive, taking in views of the fishing harbor at Kalk Bay and the seaside havens of St James and Muizenberg.

Following your tour, you will be transferred back to the hotel to enjoy your evening at leisure.

One & Only Cape Town HotelMeals: B/L

Day 3

Courtesy of Juan Carlos Coppel

Cape Town

Today you will be met by a local Travel Beyond guide for your full day White Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai.

After a meal at the Great White House, you will complete registration and receive your wetsuit, then stroll down to the harbor to board Slashfin. Once anchored in the channel, divers climb into the specially designed shark cage, which is firmly secured to the side of the boat. After, you will take a quick trip through the infamous Shark Alley. Lastly, there will be a debriefing in the Great White House and a celebratory beverage to toast the occasion!

Following your tour, you will be transferred back to the hotel to enjoy your evening at leisure.

One & Only Cape Town HotelMeals: B/L

Day 4

Cape Town

Enjoy your day at leisure to explore Cape Town. Feel free to relax and enjoy the hotel’s spa, pool or wellness center or stroll down the waterfront!

One & Only Cape Town Hotel Meals: B

waterfront

Day 5

Cape Town to Stellenbosch

This morning after breakfast, you will be met in the lobby by your private guide for a full day Winelands Tour, including lunch at Delaire Graaf and entrance fees to Wine Tasting, Cellar Tour, and museums.

Depart the city to the Winelands region in the nearby Boland Mountains for a leisurely exploration of historic Wine Route towns. Estates visited will vary according to client preferences, but the tour generally includes the region’s major wine producing areas with chances aplenty en route for tastings of high quality reds, whites and Cap Classiques. Enjoy lunch at one of the many classic restaurants in the area. Natural and historic heritage abounds, and your tour may take in sights like the Afrikaans Language Monument, the historic estate of Boschendal and idyllic Franschhoek. Visit Stellenbosch, known for its 17-18th Century Cape style, to browse quaint Dorp Street, visit the museum or explore the many galleries and shops of this university town.

Following your tour, you will be transferred to Delaire Graff. Relax and enjoy your evening at leisure!

Delaire Graaf Meals: B/L

Day 6

Stellenbosch

Enjoy your day at leisure to explore the Cape Winelands, home to world-class wineries, excellent hiking trails and some of the country’s best restaurants!

Delaire Graaf Meals: B

Day 7

Stellenbosch to Greater Kruger

This morning after breakfast and checkout, you will be met in your hotel lobby by a Travel Beyond representative for your private transfer to the Cape Town Airport for your flight to Hoedspruit. Upon arrival in Hoedspruit, you will be transferred to Ngala Tented Camp where you will spend three nights.
This afternoon, meet your guide for a game drive, which is bound to be exciting since the Kruger National Park houses 12,000 elephants, 27,000 African Buffalo, 1,000 leopards and much more to see. Dinner will be served at camp.

Ngala Tented Camp Meals: B/L/D

Day 8-9

Courtesy of Ngala Tented Camp

Greater Kruger

On safari! Enjoy your morning and afternoon game activities in Africa’s largest game reserve. Spanning across 7,580 square miles, the Kruger National Park is nearly the size of Belgium!

Ngala Tented Camp Meals: B/L/D

Day 10

Greater Kruger, South Africa to Benguerra Island, Mozambique

This morning after breakfast and checkout, you will be met in your hotel lobby by a Travel Beyond representative for your private transfer to the Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Vilanculos, Mozambique. Upon arrival in Vilanculos, you will make your way to your connecting helicopter transfer to Benguerra Island. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to &Beyond Benguerra Island, where you will spend four nights in a cabana. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

&Beyond Benguerra Meals: B/L/D

Day 11-13

Benguerra Island

Enjoy your days at leisure to explore the island and participate in the activities on offer: sea kayaking, a sunset dhow cruise, a snorkeling trip, a castaway picnic, an island expedition or a local village tour. All meals will be served at the lodge.

&Beyond Benguerra Meals: B/L/D

Courtesy of Benguerra Island

Day 14

Depart Africa

Today you will be transferred to the airstrip for your helicopter transfer to the Vilanculos Airport for your connecting flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you will make your way to your connecting flights home.

&Beyond Benguerra Island Meals: B