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Ultimate Cape Town Honeymoon Guide (Including the Best Cape Town Honeymoon Hotels)!

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A Cape Town honeymoon is certainly a perfect addition to any South Africa honeymoon itinerary

For starters, Cape Town is stunning. From Table Mountain to the beaches of Camps Bay, it is a visually beautiful place to honeymoon. But combine that with great restaurants, coffee shops, bars, hiking trails, attractions, and epic day trips, and it is a recipe for a phenomenal getaway. 

It really is a city that has something for everyone. Whether you want to sip amazing wine in Constantia or you would like to get adventurous and paraglide off of Signal Hill, you won’t run out of fun things to do in Cape Town for couples.

So, to help you start planning your ultimate Cape Town South Africa honeymoon, we’ve got all the details including where to stay, things to do, when to visit, and even an itinerary!

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Ultimate Cape Town Honeymoon Guide

Let’s get into the ultimate Cape Town honeymoon guide to plan your getaway!

Best Cape Town Honeymoon Hotels

Views from Balcony in Cape Town

Whether you’re searching for luxe hotels and pampering or a place with great views, here are the best romantic accommodations in Cape Town for your stay. 

1. The Silo Hotel

V&A Waterfront

Arguably one of the most expensive hotels in Cape Town, the Silo Hotel, located on the V&A Waterfront, has some stellar amenities. 

Between its rooftop bar and terrace, spa, and spacious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, this place will leave you in awe. Pair that with its own art gallery and close proximity to many great attractions in the area, and you’ve got a perfect honeymoon in Cape Town hotel. 

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The Silo hotel Cape Town

2. One&Only Cape Town

V&A Waterfront

Another great hotel located on the V&A Waterfront, this place is tucked away and has some of the largest hotel rooms in the city. Enjoy all the beautiful views of the surrounding area from the hotel as well relax at their spa and gym. 

Plus, if you love Nobu, this hotel boasts the only Nobu in Africa. It certainly makes for a romantic dinner during your Cape Town honeymoon.

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3. POD Camps Bay

Camps Bay

If you prefer to stay near the beach, then this hotel in Camps Bay has you covered. Aside from its great views of the ocean, there is also a pool, gym, and they offer in-room spa treatments. 

And for even more indulgence, some rooms come with their own sunbathing terrace and pool. Enjoy the great restaurants and bars around Camps Bay within walking distance of this hotel. 

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4. Twleve Apostles Hotel & Spa is a Perfect Honeymoon Hotel in Cape Town

Camps Bay

This Camps Bay hotel is perched above the Atlantic Ocean, offering views of the Twelve Apostles Mountains, the water, and Table Mountain. This 5-star hotel has beautifully designed rooms and suites, an award-winning spa, multiple restaurants, and a bar, and they also offer a free shuttle service to and from the V&A Waterfront. 

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5. Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront

Green Point

Located close to the V&A Waterfront in Green Point is the Radisson Blu Hotel. If you’ve got some Radisson points, this would be the perfect place to use them! Regardless, though, this stunning hotel is right on the water with a pool that overlooks the ocean. 

Relax post-nuptials at this Cape Town honeymoon resort which has a restaurant, bar, and spa, and is close to many attractions in the area including the Sea Point Promenade. 

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Cape Town waterfront from V&A Waterfront

6. South Beach Camps Bay Boutique Hotel

Camps Bay

Who doesn’t love a gorgeous boutique hotel? The South Beach Camps Bay Boutique Hotel is a stunner with views of the beach and a perfect pool, and all the rooms here are suites. So if you’re searching for some great honeymoon suites in Cape Town, this is the place. 

All of the suites also have a terrace or balcony with a great view, and some even offer their own plunge pools. Also, the rooms here have their own kitchens stocked with items for a private breakfast on your own time. 

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7. Derwent House Boutique Hotel


Located in the Gardens neighborhood that is in between downtown and Table Mountain, Derwent House Boutique Hotel is a little oasis in the heart of the city. 

Enjoy their art-filled rooms featuring local artists, their delicious made-to-order breakfasts, their refreshing pool, and the calm relaxing atmosphere this place has to offer.

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Lion's Head, Cape Town

8. Taj Cape Town

City Center

This 5-star hotel blends Indian heritage with contemporary design, creating a delightful hotel in the midst of the city. Rooms here offer great views of Table Mountain and the city, and the hotel has several amenities including bars and restaurants, a whisky lounge, a spa, and a gym. 

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9. Blackheath Lodge is a Stunning Cape Town Honeymoon Hotel

Sea Point

Located in Sea Point and near Green Point, this lovely 4-star hotel is a Victorian-designed hotel with a history that goes all the way back to the 1880s. It combines a Victorian classic style with African design to create incredibly charming rooms and suites. Oh, and you can’t forget the views, as it isn’t far from the ocean. 

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Cape Town around sunset, South Africa

10. Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel

Camps Bay

This hotel is next to a nature reserve and is nice and quiet, but still close enough to be able to enjoy the beaches, restaurants, and nightlife of Camps Bay. 

The views are immaculate with Table Mountain at the back and the sea in front. And if you’re searching for Cape Town honeymoon packages, they have 7-night packages for two which include airport transfers, 2 private tours to the Cape Winelands and to Cape Point, breakfast, and more! 

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11. Old Foundry Hotel

De Waterkant

Located in the De Waterkant neighborhood, this is a fun place close to the action of the city but also pretty quiet. This hotel mixes classic with contemporary, with rooms that have laundry (perfect for washing clothes post-safari), kitchens, and amazing designs. 

Plus, as a guest here, you get access to some other things like the Cartel House 113 Loop Rooftop & Pool, their Golf Simulator, and more! 

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Steenberg Vineyards

12. Steenberg Hotel & Spa


Want to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city but not go too far for a fantastically luxurious wine farm stay? Then, you’ll love the Steenberg Hotel & Spa in the suburbs near Constantia.

This hotel is located on the Steenberg wine farm, and you have access to its golf course, spa, and restaurants. Plus, a stay in one of their rooms, suites, or villas includes breakfast, a classic wine tasting, a scheduled transfer to the V&A Waterfront, a complimentary evening shuttle to a local restaurant within 5km of the property, free use of mountain bikes, welcome bottle of Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc, and free use of the Pool House. 

Enjoy sipping their lovely Cap Classique sparkling wine as you gaze out at the amazing mountain and vineyard views.

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13. Cellars-Hohenort


Also in the Constantia Valley, this place is about 15 minutes from Cape Town and boasts amazing views of Table Mountain as well as the lovely gardens.

Enjoy the martini bar and lounge as well as their restaurant in between relaxing in your room, suite, or villa or getting treatments at the spa together. 

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These are 13 of the best honeymoon resorts in Cape Town for your perfect stay.

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Best Things to Do in Cape Town on Your Honeymoon

Here is a short list of things to do in Cape Town during your honeymoon. 

  • Explore Table Mountain via hiking or cable car
  • Enjoy a delicious meal together at one of many great Cape Town restaurants like the CodFather
  • Head to a cocktail or wine bar together like Publik
  • Explore the V&A Waterfront
  • Walk along the Sea Point Promenade
  • Visit Camps Bay for the views
  • Visit the Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill on a weekend
  • Walk around the colorful neighborhood of  Bo-Kaap
  • Take a sunset cruise
  • Visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Cape Town Honeymoon Itinerary

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For the perfect time in Cape Town, here is a mini-honeymoon itinerary for you! 

  • Day 1: Arrival
    • Arrive and check into your perfect romantic accommodation in Cape Town
    • Casual dinner in or around the hotel
  • Day 2: Explore Table Mountain and City Bowl
    • Early hike up Table Mountain or take the cable car (weather permitting for both) OR alternatively hike up Lion’s Head for sunrise
    • Clean up, head to the Old Biscuit Mill, especially if it is a Saturday or Sunday, for their Neighbourgoods Market for lunch
    • Wander around the colorful neighborhood of Bo-Kaap
    • Explore the V&A Waterfront
    • Dinner at Belthazar at the V&A Waterfront
  • Day 3: Beach Day
    • Grab coffee at Origin 
    • Head to Sea Point and stroll along the Sea Point Promenade
    • Wander around the restaurants and shops in Camps Bay
    • Enjoy the beach in Camps Bay and take in the views
    • Dinner in Camps Bay at the CodFather
  • Day 4: Kirstenbosch Gardens, Boulders Beach & Constantia
    • Enjoy coffee at Truth Coffee
    • Head to Boulders Beach to see the penguins
    • Visit Kirstenbosch Gardens
    • End with a wine tasting in Constantia (we love both Groot Constantia and Steenberg)
    • Dinner in Constantia
  • Day 5: Day Trip of Your Choice
    • Select a day trip of your choosing. Here are some ideas:
      • Cape of Good Hope tour
      • Shark cage diving in Gansbaai
      • Whale watching/Marine Big 5 tour in Gansbaai
      • Cape Winelands day trip (if you aren’t already going there before or after Cape Town)
      • Franschhoek Wine Tram (if you aren’t going here before/after Cape Town)

For more details, be sure to check out my 3-day Cape Town itinerary, my Winelands day trip itinerary, and even my 2-week South Africa honeymoon itinerary

Neighbourgoods Market Entrance

Best Time to Visit Cape Town For A Honeymoon

Cape Town can be a fun city to visit year-round, but personally, I like visiting in September. This is the start of their spring and the flowers are in bloom, the days are getting sunnier, and it is also a great time of year to go on a safari in Kruger National Park up north, which means it makes for an overall great time to visit South Africa. 

However, if you want sunny beach days and time at the pool, opt for their summertime months which are around November through March. Note that this is a popular time to visit and hotel prices can increase then. 

If you want to go when prices are a little lower and you don’t mind gloomier weather, then the winter months around May through August are great times to visit too. 

How to Get to Cape Town & Getting Around the City

South African Honeymoon Itinerary

Cape Town has a good-sized airport with many flights landing here from around the world. It is serviced by airlines like Delta, United, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airlines, etc. 

There are also several flights from around South Africa that land here too. I will say that it is usually easier to get flights to South Africa going into Johannesburg and then taking a flight to Cape Town from there. Regardless, I like to check Skyscanner for great flight deals! 

Then, once you’re here, the public transportation isn’t too great. If you plan to get out of the city a lot or do a very active itinerary like the one I listed above with stops around the city and outside of it, having a car is a good idea.

However, if you don’t plan to leave the city much or you plan to take guided tours instead for transportation, definitely don’t get a car. Parking can be tough to find at times and break-ins do happen frequently, especially near the city bowl. 

That being said, if you plan to visit places where you’ll likely need a car, then definitely get one. You can also do guided tours, and then there is the option of Ubering. 

Locals told us to always order Uber Black when using Uber in Cape Town, as this ensures that the cars are good quality cars that run well. Also, it isn’t expensive to order Uber Black. 

And lastly, if you plan to see a lot of the tourist sights, you can book the Hop On/Hop Off Bus too and use that as your transportation. 

Wine at the Neighbourgoods Market

Other Tips For Your Honeymoon in Cape Town South Africa

Chris and Kat at the top of Table Mountain

Here are some other tips so that you have the best time during your romantic honeymoon to Cape Town:

  • The South African Rand is the currency of South Africa. It is valued at around $0.05 USD. So about 19-20 rand is equal to about $1 USD.
  • What languages are spoken in South Africa? Many people do speak English, so you’ll likely be fine with speaking English. However, some local languages in South Africa other than English include Afrikaans, Zulu, Swati, Northern and Southern Sotho, Tswana, Xhosa, Tsonga, Ndebele, Venda, Pedi, and more. English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa are most commonly spoken in Cape Town.
  • If you rent a car, keep some coins on hand. You’ll need to tip gas station attendants and people who watch your car when you park it. This is about R2-10. 
  • If you rent a car, do NOT keep anything in the car. Break-ins are super common, so don’t leave anything in your car at all. 
  • You need to know about load shedding. Load shedding is the name for the rolling blackouts all across the country. These last for a couple of hours at a time and multiple times per day sometimes. It has gotten worse over the years, and for updates, you’ll want to download the EskomSePush App. Also, hotels will have schedules too. Note that many hotels and restaurants have generators in the city, but some don’t. 
  • Planning a trip to South Africa? Check out Safari365. We’ve worked with them to plan our perfect South Africa trips both times we’ve been and they go above and beyond to make sure it runs smoothly! They are also endlessly helpful when it comes to planning and answering questions. 

This is everything you need to know to plan your Cape Town honeymoon. From where to stay to the best Cape Town honeymoon itinerary, we hope you have a great stay! 

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Thanks to Safari365 for a discounted trip to South Africa on our most recent visit. As always, all opinions are our own. 

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