Why Honeymooning in Cape Town is the Stuff of Dreams

Why Honeymooning in Cape Town is the Stuff of Dreams

The first question you’d ask is, why Cape Town? There are so many breathtaking places around the world that would be ideal for a honeymoon, then what’s so special about Cape Town? Well, we’ll tell you just what. This South African wonderland has so much to offer. Here’s highlighting a few of them.

Table Mountain

Table Mountain is one of the most striking landmarks of Cape Town. Looming large and magnificent at 3558 ft, this marvel of nature is one of the highest plateaus in South Africa. Viewing the city down below from up Table Mountain is an ethereal experience. As you stand there with your better half, you will encounter the most breathtaking view you’ve ever beheld. There, through the clouds, you’ll see a panoramic view of Cape Town, Robben Island, the Peninsula and beyond. What could be a better first date with your lawfully wedded spouse. And, that’s not all. The trip to the top is an experience in itself. You can either take the cableway or explore the plateau by hiking up. Either way, the beauty of this iconic structure is guaranteed to stay with you forever.

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

The V & A Waterfront has been a landmark construction to boost tourism and unite the port city with the ocean once again. The Waterfront evokes scenes of the early activities of the harbour. Much of its charm lies in the fact that this bustling harbour is set in the midst of a huge entertainment venue with pubs, restaurants, specialty shops, craft markets, theatres and movie halls. This is a great place to spend some romantic time and explore the buzz at this wonderful ocean bank. What’s more, it also double times as a shopper’s paradise!

The Wine Estates

The wine estates begin at just a half hour drive from Cape Town, where the cultivation of this art form dates back to the 1600s. South Africa’s wine estates are said to be some of the most beautiful regions in the world, so a wine tour with your gorgeous partner is an absolute must. In addition to the variety of superb wines and breathtaking scenery, there are day tours available of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, where you can indulge in local delicacies, including a cheese and wine tasting, and a delicious a-la-carte lunch. You may also find other seasonal treats such as chocolate or olives if you’re lucky. Rest assured that these wine adventures just get better with age!

The Wildlife and Nature Reserves

It’d be blasphemy to talk about Africa without mentioning it’s natural beauty and glorious wildlife. Cape Town, like any other place in Africa, is famous for its abundant nature parks and wildlife safaris. There are plenty of ‘Big Five’ wildlife sanctuaries that boast breathtaking, malaria-free safaris conveniently positioned within close reach of the city. The Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Fairy Glen and Aquila Private Game Reserve are names that stand out for their excellent tours and great hospitality. So pack your bags and pull up your socks to explore the true essence of Africa.

This doesn’t even scratch the surface of what this monumental city has to offer. There are so many more marvels, such as the Cape of Good Hope, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Robben Island, and the museums, to name a few, both cultural and historical, that Cape Town can boast of. But, what shines through is the generous and warm heart of the city and it’s people. That’s what gets you. You just can’t get enough of this town. You’ll want to keep coming back for more. On that note, here’s to good hope!

Bora Bora Boracay

Bora Bora Boracay!

Are you a beach lover? Your idea of a perfect romantic getaway is to be sipping champagne while surrounded by crystal clear waters and white glistening sands? For all the tropical honeymooners out there, be informed that nothing could be more perfect than waking up on a bright, sunny morning in the charming Philippines. Boracay is one of the last undiscovered Asian beach escapes. A small island at 4.5 miles long, Boracay is small enough to navigate by rented bicycle or bike!

The Beaches

Even with it’s small expanse, Boracay has several world famous beaches to boast. White Beach, among these, is Boracay Island’s longest, most iconic and commercial strip. This place is a very important one on the Boracay bucket list. Voted one of the best beaches in the world, White Beach truly is a self-sufficient paradise, with 4 kilometres of white, pristine sand speckled with resorts, shops, and restaurants.

Yapak Beach, also known as Puka Beach, is famous for its numerous puka shells. The beach is known for its seafood, swarmed with restaurants serving the catch of the day. One great feature about Yapak Beach is that it’s not as commercial as White Beach, so it’s less crowded and leaves more opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the island. There are several other less commercial beaches around the place, ideal for the offbeat souls who like to steer away from the crowd.

Things to do

Boracay is an adventure-lover’s dream come true. Reef walking, scuba diving, parasailing, skimboarding, stand-up paddling and many more beach sports can be explored in abundance. Apart from that, you can do cliff diving, zorbing and ziplining, ATV rides, mermaid swimming, and loads more to satiate your appetite for adventure.

However, if you’re the kind who wants a vacation in the literal sense of the word and just wants to take it easy, then pick a less strenuous activity like swimming, golfing, or sailing or just recline by the beach and indulge in a glorious massage. There’s something for every type on this wondrous piece of land.

D’ Talipapa

The seafood paradise of Boracay, D’ Talipapa is a wet market that is surrounded by restaurants that offer cooking services for the fresh catches that you’ll find here. For those of you who don’t know the fast growing trend of “paluto” (meaning, “cooking service”) in the Philippines, you’re in for an experience you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Just seeing the range of seafood and fresh produce this market boasts will make your eyes pop out and mouth drool. And the best part? You get to have it tailored to your exact taste. So, get your tricycle ready and make your way to this food fantasy land.

Boracay will steal your heart in more ways than one. The breathtaking sunsets, the carefree sailing, the crazy nightlife, the sweetest locals, the happy-go-lucky tourists, the delectable food, the romantic setting, the natural beauty… the list goes on and on. However, the most striking quality about this wonderland is that you can create your own adventure and enjoy your stay in your own customized way no matter what your preferences are.

Are you convinced yet? Then come on over lovebirds, to the Philippines’ best kept secret.