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Celebrate your love … LOCALLY!

Once the ‘I do’s’ have been said, the cake cut and the party complete, there is nothing a bride and groom look forward to more than a romantic getaway spoil to complete their marriage celebrations. These local destinations offer the perfect balance of romance and luxury, without being too far from home.

The magical Umngazi Hotel & Spa is a hidden gem on The Wild Coast. With its rocky coastline, indigenous forests, secluded coves and many river mouths, Umngazi has all of this natural beauty on its doorstep as well as being an award-winning resort and spa. Umngazi orchestrates unforgettable romantic honeymoons, earning a reputation as one of South Africa’s premier romantic destinations. Special honeymoon suites, intimate dining options, a spectacular spa and a variety of outdoor activities make Umngazi a unique and memorable experience. The out-of-season Uthando package offers 3- or 5-day stays. Details: [email protected], 047 564 1115/6/8/9

The romance and luxury of a classic safari experience is celebrated at Rhino Sands Safari Camp. This 5-star tented camp immerses honeymooners in the Big 5 wilderness of Manyoni Private Game Reserve, just a three-hour drive north of Durban. Imagine lantern-lit dinners on your private deck, dreamy sundowner stops and amazing animal encounters on twice-daily guided game drives. Sleeping just eight guests in four elegant tents, Rhino Sands offers an intimate way to connect with nature and each other.
Details: 087 004 4027, inf[email protected]

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The ultimate honeymoon destination, nobody does romance like the Beverly Hills. Experience intimate pampering and pure indulgence. Sweep your partner away to the great olde world of unpretentious charm for a memorable experience, where luxury whispers and special memories become magical moments. For bookings call on 031 561 2211

SALA BEACH HOUSE – Thompson’s Bay
Embrace barefoot elegance in a tropical haven, where every detail ensures your stay is nothing short of magnificent. The 10 rooms and suites offer endless Indian Ocean views, with thoughtful touches such as yoga mats and stocked beach bags. Spend the day exploring the rocky coastline, snorkel with colourful marine life, stroll on the warm sand or simply relax at one of the two swimming pools. Indulge in refreshing spa treatments, delight in evening sundowners around the firepit … and cherish every moment.
Details: 032 492 0420, FB & IG: @salabeach, www.salabeach.co.za


The Oyster Box’s magnificent setting is the backdrop for a honeymoon you’ll never forget! From cocktails on the Ocean Terrace or Lighthouse Bar for sundowners, to dual spa treatments and picnics for two on the beach; a movie in our private, in-house cinema or a romantic dinner for two in the Victorian Gazebo or Grill Room, our multi award-winning hotel offers so many wonderful romantic options for the honeymoon couple, without even having to leave the property. Stress-free, laid-back, relaxation on your terms, at your pace … making memories to last forever. Contact us on 031 514 5000,

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