Not going for our honeymoon, but I studied abroad in Stellenbosch for around 6 weeks. It was seriously such an amazing place! Defintely recommend Stellenbosch and Paarl for vineyards. I wish I could remember the names of all the ones we went to, but everything was 5*. I don’t drink wine so I was pretty bored haha.
I’m sure you wouldn’t want to do this one your honeymoon, but we worked in the Kayamandi Township, which was a great experience. We did weekend trips to Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain, Robben Island, all around the bay (which is a gorgeous drive), the waterfront and we saw penguins!! That was one of my favorite parts, besides the elephants and giraffes. Seriously, don’t miss the lil cuties in tux.
Then we went to Joburg for a couple of days. We toured Soweto and went to the Apartheid Museum. Both were very interesting. Didn’t really do much else in Joburg.
Then we spent a couple of days in Vic Falls. We stayed at a resort right on the river and would wake up to elephants and hippos right in front of our room. We did a booze cruise our first night and got a glimpse of some animals. Then we walked with lions and rode elephants. After that, half the group bungee jumped over the falls, but I got the bright idea to zip line, which scared the shit out of me.
After that we went to Botswana and stayed at another resort on the river. This time we did a game drive on the boat and then we did a couple of game drives on land. This was so amazing!!
Sorry I can’t help with plans, I literally just paid and everything was planned for us. I’m sure it would’ve been close to 10k if I would’ve outright paid for everything. And luckily I fly for free, so that helps a lot. I definitely plan on taking Fiance back one day because I am so in love with it!
As for the pills, I didn’t have any problems with those. About the weather, we were there in May and June, so the beginning of winter. The first half of our trip it was sunny and around 70. The last half, the sun never shined, it was a torrential downpour and it was in the 40s. Once we got up to Joburg and Vic Falls/Botswana, it was sunny and in the 70s. It was such a relief to be back in the sun lol.
Have so much fun!!
The lil cuties in tux!