Ruchit and Preksha, South Africa
Ruchit and Preksha chose South Africa as their honeymoon destination to experience its stunning skylines, gorgeous beaches and nature at its best.
Beautiful beaches, scenic mountains and adventurous outings is what Ruchit and Preksha South African honeymoon was all about. The couple decided to go a different route than the usual romantic vacays and spruced up their trip with a touch of adventure.
How we met
Ruchit and Preksha are from Ahmedabad. Though they’d been in the same school, it was only after bumping into each other at a social gathering last year that they realized they had a true connection. They tied the knot in January 2019 and decided to celebrate marital bliss with an adventurous honeymoon.
“We love exploring new places and our honeymoon wishlist included the Maldives, Europe (France, Greece, Hungary), South Africa and New Zealand. But getting married in January means many places in Europe are bitterly cold. So we decided to find the perfect weather and a big helping of adventure.
At this time of year, temperatures in South Africa vary between 16 and 25 degrees celsius which is lovely. And where else can you go on an African jungle safari, dive in a shark cage, take a helicopter ride, go bungee jumping and enjoy both the Atlantic Ocean’s icy waters and the Indian Ocean’s warmth. Every day we enjoyed views of a skyline that featured the blue sea and clean beaches. It was simply awe-inspiring!”
Best meal of the trip
“In South Africa, we had very tasty vegetarian food! If you are looking for Indian food options then you can definitely visit Rasoie, Mumbai Cafe and The Raj restaurant.
Most romantic moment
The most romantic moment the newlywed couple experienced was at the Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa on Harolds Bay Road. They enjoyed a romantic night-in together as they indulged in delectable appetizers, dessert and drinks set up in the room for them.
“If you are visiting South Africa, then you must do the helicopter ride in Cape Town where you can experience one-of-a-kind views of the city and both the oceans. We had a 25 minutes-long ride and it left us speechless. The second unforgettable experience was the Sidecar Tour in Capetown during which we visited several beaches and picturesque locales.”
Advice for couples
“Avoid being out late at night in Johannesburg and some parts of Capetown as it is a little bit risky for tourists since the markets close on an average at 6 pm.”
Hotels We Stayed At
Peermont Mondior Hotel at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg
SOHO Hotel in Suncity
The Rex Hotel in Knysna
The Hyatt Regency Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa in George
Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town