After looking at all of our African honeymoon adventures, have you decided to go on a trip to Africa of your own? Drew and I definitely encourage it! Below is the itinerary we followed and I hope it helps you plan your trip to Africa!
Day 1: After a flight from Atlanta with a brief layover in Amsterdam, we arrived in Cape Town, South Africa late at night. We went straight from the airport to our lovely boutique hotel, Four Rosmead. Highly recommend this hotel as it was centrally located, had beautiful views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head, and our room was great. We stayed at the Four Rosmead during our entire stay in Cape Town.
Day 2: Cage diving with sharks in Gansbaai. This activity took up most of our day, but we did pop in for a casual dinner on Kloof Street.
Day 3: Hike Table Mountain. Try and pick a day when the weather is clear and the forecast is good, so that was you can enjoy the view after you hike Table Mountain. We had a lovely lunch at Cafe Paradiso afterward–highly recommend!
Day 4: Boulders Beach and Cape of Good Hope. You could easily spend an entire day visiting the Cape Point Nature Reserve–so much to see and do! However, after visiting the Cape of Good Hope, we went to a rugby match, which was super fun. No matter what you choose, you’re in for a day of fun!
Day 5: This was originally our free day to explore Cape Town. Ultimately, we took the cable car up to Table Mountain since it was clear. We also grabbed a bite with some local friends at Grand Africa Cafe and Beach, which was a super cool beach-side spot. We went to Camps Bay Beach for sunset and had dinner at Zenzero overlooking the beach.
Day 6: We flew from Cape Town to Victoria Falls and checked into the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. This hotel overlooks an active watering hole with zebra, warthogs, baboons, hyenas, vultures, and so much more! We stayed at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge during our entire stay at Victoria Falls. In the evening, we went on a Zambezi River Cruise. A great way to enjoy our new surroundings and see some animals.
Day 7: Victoria Falls. We saw the falls from the Zimbabwe side, but you could make an entire day out of seeing the falls and visit both the Zimbabwe and Zambia sides. We did dinner at The Boma Dinner and Drum Show which was overpriced and touristy, but we ended up having a good time.
Day 8 – 11: African safari. We stayed at Little Makalolo in Hwange National Park and arrived via tiny passenger plane. We went on 6 game drives during our time there and saw lots of amazing wildlife. We loved the experience, but would suggest another national park for first time safari-goers.
We loved our honeymoon and would definitely recommend visiting South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. If you’re looking for an adventurous honeymoon, then an African honeymoon would be a great choice for you. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions–I would love to help!