Honeymoon Hotspot – Ellerman House and the Garden of Eden Tour, South Africa

Planning a wedding is tough and can often times lead to unnecessary stress. Once the wedding day is all said and done, it’s time to relax and reflect on your new life as a married couple. Finding the best spot to honeymoon can also be stressful since there are so many beautiful places to discover. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back and have found the most incredible honeymoon destination for you: South Africa!

Sink into unmatched luxury at the Ellerman House, located in South Africa’s bustling Cape Town. The Ellerman House provides a perfect mix of adventure, local culture, and posh living. Not only is this hotel absolutely breathtaking, but they also put together itineraries for couples who are looking to explore various areas of South Africa. After having planned an entire wedding by yourself, there is nothing better than someone else doing the planning for you!

One of our favourite itineraries that the Ellerman House provides is called the Garden of Eden tour. You’ll experience everything from wine tours to safari, and get to unwind on an eleven night journey along the popular Whale Route and Garden Route. See below for a play by play of all of the amazing stops on the Garden of Eden tour:


Days 1-4: Ellerman House, Cape Town

You and your beau will start your journey by traveling from the airport to the Ellerman House in the “Mother City”, Cape Town!  During your time in Cape Town, you can either explore the city with scheduled tours or enjoy the incredible amenities at the Ellerman House.

Days 4-6: Birkenhead House, Hermanus

Once you depart from the Ellerman House in your rental car, you’ll drive down the gorgeous coast for about two hours on the Whale Route. Once arrived, you will spend two full days at the Birkenhead House where you’ll enjoy a relaxing stay filled with culinary delights, wine tastings and unique art. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a Whale from your room!

Days 6-9: Tsala, Plettenberg Bay

Now that you’re fully relaxed, your next stop will be Tsala. Here, you’ll find out exactly why this is called the Garden of Eden tour as you sleep at the exclusive Tsala Treetop Lodge inside the indigenous forest. Here, you can enjoy bird watching, swimming with seals, Elephant interactions and walking with Cheetahs at a nearby sanctuary.

Days 9-12: Shamwari Bayethe Lodge, Eastern Cape

At the end of this incredible Garden of Eden tour, you will get to experience the Shamwari private game reserve. Here, you will experience a Big 5 Safari with game drives, bidding trips, and visits to the big cat sanctuary (Think Lions and Cheetahs!). During your stay at the Shamwari Bayethe Lodge, you can also experience spas and relaxation to end your incredible stay truly feeling like Royalty.

On your last day, you will head back to Cape Town and catch your plane either home, or onto your next exciting journey! To find out more about the Ellerman House tours, you can visit their website at http://www.ellerman.co.za/tours/

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