Written by Paula Jones Last updated: November 17, 2008
We booked the honeymoon through a company called Imagine Africa.
We where married on the Saturday and flow out on honeymoon on the Monday evening.
South Africa and Mozambique.
The holiday in total cost £7,500 this was a mixture or half board to all inclusive when we where on safari.
We travelled around; we flew into Cape Town and spent 4 nights there, we then drove along the garden route and stayed 4 nights in a place called The Craggs, we then flew from George up to Jo’burg were we boarded a plane that took us into Sabi Sands for a Safari for 3 nights, then we flow up to Mozambique for 7 nights at a beach resort.
We explored Cape Town, Table Mountain, Cape Point, we went to a monkey & elephant sanctuary. The safari was jam packed; out on drives & walks, at the resort in Mozambique we chilled out by the beach.
Typically we would explore around Cape Town & The Garden Route, on safari we were out spotting animals and being on the beach. Also eating fantastic food and getting to know the local people.
We got along really well and had a wonderful time.
One of the highlights to our honeymoon was going on a township tour in Cape Town that was amazing and you felt you got to know the people who were very warm & friendly. We stayed at a hotel called Hog Hollow in The Craggs our room was the old water tower ‐ it was circular with a glass roof so when you went to bed you could see the stars ‐ very romantic. Also being on safari and seeing the animals in their own natural habitat was fantastic we even lucky enough to see a leopard kill.
There were no bad bits however if we did it again we would certainly stop on the Garden Route as the journey from Cape Town to The Craggs took 6 hours in the car and driving at night was a little scary as the roads are not light and we weren’t too sure where we were going (I am useless at map reading!)
Enjoy your honeymoon relax but also go and see the local areas and get to know the local people, especially if you are somewhere like Africa, they have so much to offer and tell you. Be cheeky at the airport and ask for a free upgrade we did and it paid off we flew out to Cape Town in first class :0)
We spent a lot of time speaking with different companies about our trip and Imagine Africa where fantastic they didn’t push our budget where some agents had done. Safari is a must, if you are not sure it is wonderful, be aware that the safari drives are last from 2 ‐ 4 hours I hadn’t appreciated that they would be so long.
Date of proposal 29/02/08 How old were you both when you got engaged? I was 22 and he was 35...