Hello all :wave:
we are picking destinations for our honeymoon, which should hopefully be in april 2009, and we like the sound of south africa.
ive heard about diving with sharks and elephant rides etc and think it would be awesome fun!
so does anyone know about must see parts of south africa or things to do? cultural events to see? has anyone been? are there any dangerous parts to be wary of?
ps. bubs wont be coming with us... its a honeymoon ;)
I'm new to "the bub hub", new to Oz too. My husband is South African and we have had many amazing holidays there. I think it's a great choice for a honeymoon.
The best area to go to do everything you mentioned is the Garden Route. If you fly into Cape Town, that's a great city, lovely beaches and my husband did the dive with great white's. Then head up the coast and explore the many stunning wine farms. Head to Plettenberg Bay, on the way there is the Kango caves, Ostrich rides, Knysna lagoon which is very romantic and great for oysters, Plett is stunning, good restaurants and beaches. There are loads of game farms to choose from, although they are expensive to stay at, there are some fantastic day trips, there is also monkey land, bird land and Addo Elephant park. There are also loads of activities to, tree top climbing, kayaking, diving ect.. you'll never be board.
The only negative side is that it is a country with large cultural differences, there are a lot of very poor people, Aids is rife and crime is high. In saying that, if you stick to the tourist areas you will probably not even notice these problems. Just don't bring anything expensive with you.
One thing we noticed when we were there in December 07 was that high inflation has really pushed up the cost of everything; what we once considered a good value for money holiday destination, suddendly seemed a bit pricy.
Good luck with your wedding and honeymoon plans.
We are loving Oz, based in the central coast and life is great here.
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