Honeymoons in South Africa

With its Mediterranean climate, cosmopolitan cities, majestic scenery and exotic wildlife South Africa is a land of contrasts. Lively Cape Town dominated by Table Mountain is just a short drive away from the quaint charms of the winelands. The lush coastal belt of the garden route boasts golf courses and beach resorts whilst you can take a historic battlefield tour at Kwazulu Natal. At Kruger National Park you can spot the big five game - elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo.

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South Africa Overview

Is adventure is what you’re looking for? Then why not have a honeymoon in South Africa.

Take a safari and you might spot a rhino, an elephant or even a lion! But the amazing wildlife is not all South Africa has on offer. Visit Cape Town, with its eye-catching scenery, unique architecture and stunning mountain views.

South Africa is also a shopper’s paradise, from giant chain stores to gorgeous little boutiques – so there really is something for everyone. Or perhaps you would prefer to explore the markets and craft stalls dotted around the more rural areas of the country.

A honeymoon in South Africa offers a great mix of the old and the new and is the perfect destination for newlyweds looking for a fun-filled adventure.

Key Facts for South Africa

Currency: South African Rand

Capital: Pretoria

Laguage: South Africa has 11 official languages

Flight time: 12 hours from London

When to Honeymoon in South Africa

A pleasant climate with plenty of sunshine year round. With seasons reversed, this is an ideal destination to visit during the winter months.

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Getting Married in South Africa

The beautiful country of South Africa makes a fantastic destination for your wedding abroad.  From the stunning coastal views to the once in a life time safari experiences that you can enjoy during  your time in South Africa, this country makes a great location for a destination wedding.  The South African community are friendly and welcoming and will make sure that your wedding day, whether on a beach or in a game reserve resort runs smoothly.  With direct flights going to both Johannesburg and Cape Town daily from the UK your wedding guests can make a weekend or a week’s break whilst witnessing your very special wedding abroad.

Marriage Requirements

South Africa

You will need to provide
Copies of passports
Copies of Divorce Decrees (if applicable)
Copies of Death Certificates (if applicable)

Each party will need to complete a "Declaration for the Purpose of Marriage" (form B131) which will need to be completed in the presence of the marriage officer when they arrive in the country

An Abridged Marriage Certificate will be issued to you immediately after the ceremony has taken place. The Marriage Officer will register your marriage with the Department of Home Affairs and apply for your Unabridged Marriage Certificate which you can use to register your marriage back here in the UK. The Unabridged certificate will be stamped "Apostille" by the High Court in Cape Town. It will take approximately 3 working days to issue this certificate.

Real Weddings in South Africa

Charlotte & Ryan
In South Africa on 03-Nov-2010

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