Desert Rose

I love you honey, to the moon and back…

The world is large and your choice of honeymoon destinations is endless but with its magnificent location, accessibility and affordability you would be remiss not to consider Namibia for your honeymoon or wedding ceremony, where red desert dunes, rugged mountains and a beguiling ocean meet to offer an exceptional experience.

Head of regional & domestic operations and marketing for Namibia, Africa and the Middle East at Namibian Tourism, Nicolae Tambrescu, says he has noticed an upward trend in travel to Namibia for honeymooners. “Namibia is a special destination for honeymoon travel, offering unique products and services at the sea, in the desert, around wild life, culture, historic attractions and in a setup of infinite landscapes and horizons – for all types of budgets, and for a wide range of preferences: quiet, nature, or fun and adventure, as per the travellers’ choice”.

From late May to November the weather is ideal and whether you choose to spend your honeymoon doing absolutely nothing but enjoying the extraordinary scenery and starlit dinners for two on the dunes, or choose to take part in the many action-packed activities on offer from balloon safaris to game drives and sand boarding, Namibia is certainly an enticing honeymoon alternative.

Better yet, you could also work several destinations into your trip – Etosha, Damaraland, the Skeleton Coast, Namib Desert, Kaokoland and Swakopmund – each promising something different, something for everyone. 

Tambrescu’s top honeymoon destinations –

  • The Little Ongava
  • Wolwedans Dunes Lodge
  • Sossusvlei Desert Lodge 
  • Luderitz Nest Hotel 
  • Serra Cafema
  • Villa Mushara 
  • Onguma The Fort
  • Damaraland Camp 
  • Namibia Wildlife Resorts
  • BON Hotel Swakopmund

Group Operations Director at BON Hotels, Charl van Wyk, says that BON Hotel Swakopmund is fast become a popular honeymoon destination. “Due to our close proximity to all that the coastal city of Swakopmund has to offer, namely, but certainly not limited to the Atlantic Ocean, fabulous restaurants, game and Namib desert experiences – the hotel is an intimate, luxurious and modern base from which to venture out and create some life long memories as newlyweds.”

It doesn’t matter how you to choose to travel because half the adventure is in the getting there.  If you consider a road trip, that will take you most of a day or two with plenty of time to chat about your special day and what you can look forward to, whilst taking in the ever-changing scenery.  Otherwise you can fly in and get there in less than 2 hours, giving you extra time to explore and enjoy the beautiful landscapes.

If you are looking for amazing sunsets, romantic vistas, endless horizons and tranquility, then pack your bags, take a road trip or hop on a plane, and visit Africa’s most alluring honeymoon destination.

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