Last updated on Sep 24th, 2018 at 07:53 pm

South Africa is an awesome honeymoon destination because it really has it all – beaches, forests, mountains, vleis, rivers, deserts, villages, towns and cities…

It is beautiful and vibrant all at once, with friendly people and budget-friendly options to boot. Choosing to honeymoon in Umhlanga is ideal, since this destination is on the gorgeous KwaZulu-Natal coastline, has plenty of variety when it comes to accommodation, and offers an array of restaurants and shops.

We’ve put together some excellent accommodation options for honeymooning couples in Umhlanga.

1.     Sandals Guest House

Situated just 200 metres from the beaches of Umhlanga, and boasting exquisite suites, this guest house is the perfect getaway.

The Pansy Suite is especially great for honeymooning couples as it boasts views of the sea from the bedroom, a modern and luxurious bathroom, and a few spoils to make your stay here even more memorable.

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2.     Anchor’s Rest Guest House

Situated in Umhlanga Rocks, just a short walk from the beaches, is Anchor’s Rest, where honeymooning couples can enjoy private, upmarket accommodation.

The Yellowwood Suite is the honeymoon suite and has a king-size bed, spacious lounge, kitchenette, and a private patio that overlooks an exquisite garden. Couples can opt to keep it self-catering or can choose a bed & breakfast arrangement instead.


3.     uShaka Manor Guest House

This African-themed accommodation is luxurious and comfortable. Here, there are a number of suites that will suit a couple on honeymoon. All the rooms have air-con, DStv, bar fridges, and extra-length beds for the ultimate in convenience and comfort.

The Buffalo Room is the presidential suite and, together with the Leopard Room and Lion room, has a Jacuzzi for romantic evenings. The Big Five Room has a double shower for couples that don’t want to spend a minute apart. The rock swimming pool in the secluded garden is the cherry on the top of the uShaka offering.


4.     Tesorino Bed and Breakfast

Top-notch quality and warm hospitality are the order of the day at Tesorino, which is just a short walk away from the Main Beach and the village of Umhlanga.

The Honeymoon Suite has a private entrance, a full bathroom with double basins, and a dressing room. It also has DStv and a mini bar-fridge, air-conditioning, and its own veranda.

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5.     La Loggia on Portland

This is a budget-friendly B & B that combines sophistication and excellent facilities with the inviting comforts of home. It is just minutes away from the beaches of Umhlanga as well as from the Gateway Shopping Centre.

There are several rooms, each with queen-size beds and en-suite bathrooms. English or Continental breakfasts are served in the inviting dining area every morning. There is a gorgeous swimming pool and barbecue facilities for the guests too.

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6.     Things to do in Umhlanga

Honeymooning couples will be spoilt for choice during their special time in Umhlanga. Of course, days spent suntanning or swimming in the warm Indian Ocean waters on the beaches are a must, especially since this part of South Africa enjoys sunshine almost all year round. Other popular attractions in the area include:

  • The Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve and its walking and hiking trails.
  • Take a romantic walk to the Umhlanga Lighthouse and watch the sun rise from this perfect vantage point.
  • Enjoy fresh air and tranquillity in the Hawaan Forest.
  • Sample a few of that excellent restaurants and bars around Umhlanga.

7.     Honeymoon accommodation

The coastal resort town of Umhlanga has plenty of accommodation options that range from guest houses and B & Bs to hotels, lodges, and apartments. Whether your budget is tight or you have a bit extra to indulge in some luxury, Umhlanga certainly has fantastic accommodation options for your honeymoon.