Babymoon like Beyoncé
You don't have to travel to Bora Bora to experience luxury. From luxury safaris, waking up to a magnificent view of the Indian Ocean or taking a trip on the Rovos Rail, South Africa is filled with opulence.
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This weekend Beyoncé was meant to be headlining at the Coachella music festival. But since announcing that she was expecting twins, she postponed her Coachella debut and headed off to Bora Bora with Jay Z for a babymoon instead.

A babymoon is a little holiday that couples take before their babies are born, so that they can spend some quality time with just each other before the utterly time consuming (yet rewarding) experience of becoming parents is thrust upon them.

But Beyoncé and Jay Z already have a 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy so I'm assuming they jetted off without her to enjoy some quality time. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with that because with twins on the way, I sure as heck would want to enjoy some quiet time before the babies arrive.

And if you're looking to have a babymoon like Beyoncé but don't feel like jetting off internationally then good old South Africa has some amazing luxury destinations so that you too can babymoon like Beyoncé.

Head over to our sister site, Traveller24 for more luxury accommodation ideas.

Western Cape

Grootbos Nature Reserve 

Located near Hermanus, Grootbos Nature Reserve is a 5 star eco-paradise, nestled between the mountain and the sea. From spa treatments and game drives to picnics on the beach and guided adventure tours, Grootbos has something for everyone.

With accommodation starting at R4550 pps, Grootbos is the ultimate in luxury.

Eastern Cape

Oceana Beach and Wildlife resort 

Oceana offers 5 star luxury and unsurpassed hospitality. Exclusive yet unpretentious, they’ve created a truly relaxing environment where you can unwind and celebrate the finer things in life.

The Ocean Suites are stunning and the views from your bed and bath are spectacular!

Ocean Suites start from R7220.00 pps.


Kwa-Zulu Natal

The Oyster Box

Situated on Umhlanga’s beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse, the Oyster Box is fit for royalty. Quite literally so as they hosted Princess Charlene of Monaco back in 2011.

The Presidential Suite is opulent to say the least and the views are amazing. Our favourite part is probably the private rim-flow swimming pool!

While the Presidential Suite is most likely out of everyone's price range at R50 000 a night, a Classic Sea Facing room will only set you back R4230 a night.

North West

Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge

Luxurious accommodation, exceptional cuisine, welcoming service and thrilling game viewing combine to create an unforgettable luxury safari experience at the malaria free Sanctuary Makanyane Luxury Safari Lodge

Hidden deep in the bush on the lodge's private ground is a secure, raised hide with a second-storey sleeping deck. Here guests are given the unique opportunity to spend a romantic night under the African sky, surrounded only by lanterns and the African bush, an unforgettable experience!

Starting at R3660pps you're sure to have an incredible experience.

Limpopo

Tintswalo Safari Lodge

The Tintswalo group has a few amazing properties across South Africa and their safari lodge in Limpopo province is by far one of the most spectacular ones we've come across.  

The suites are authentically decorated to recall the pioneering times of the nineteenth century African explorers. The air-conditioned suites are situated along the banks of the seasonal Nwaswitsontso River. Providing supreme comfort, privacy and effortless birding, Tintswalo offers guests opportunity to view a large variety of big game from the privacy of your suite.

Tip: Click and drag the video to see a 360 VR Virtual Tour of the lodge

Suites start from R9,290 with the Baines Presidential Suite putting you back R48 000.

Mpumalanga

Chitwa Chitwa

Situated in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, Chitwa Chitwa overlooks the largest body of water in the reserve.

Each of Chitwa Chitwa's six individually decorated suites open onto a private lake-view deck with its own private plunge pool, framed by a spacious timber deck that overlooks the nearby water – a popular drinking hole for our wealth of wildlife. 

Gauteng

Bushwa Private Game Lodge 

At Bushwa the most luxurious option you have would be the Safari Lodge or the Treehouse. The Safari Lodge perched on the top of a hill and boasting sensational views over the Waterberg bushveld. The accommodation is in four luxury safari style tents with indoor baths and outdoor showers. In addition you can relax on sun loungers on their private decks. 

Rates for the Safari Lodge and Treehouse start at R1350 pps.

Northern Cape

Belurana 

If you're looking for opulence in Upington look no further than Belurana situated on the river banks of the majestic Orange River. Many a wedding and engagement party has been hosted at the venue which also boasts an amazing spa.

The Honeymoon Suite starts from R1800.

Free State

Wild Horses Guest Lodge

Located just 3 hours from Bloemfontein, Durban and Johannesburg, few destinations could compare to Drakensberg when it comes to beauty, romance and diversity of activities on offer. The views are truly spectacular and is absolutely beautiful covered in snow during the winter months!



Rates for the Honeymoon Suite are R3900.

Luxury Railways 

A luxury accommodation round up would not be complete without mentioning South Africa's two luxury railways: The Rovos Rail and the Blue Train. Unless you're Scrooge McDucking it in cash, before baby arrives would be the time to experience this way of travelling because once that kid is here that's where all your money will be going

Rovos Rail 

Recapture the romance of a bygone era as you step aboard the reconditioned wood-panelled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury.

Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. The trains - which may be hauled diesel or electric locomotives at various stages of the journey - carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites. 




Let me just point out that this is a full sized bath in a train carriage. Where train carriages are usually so small you can barely turn around.


You can travel in style all the way to Victoria Falls or live in luxury for 15 days all the way to Dar Es Salaam.

Starting from R 17 495 p.p.s the Rovos Rail is the ultimate in luxury train travel. 

Blue Train 

Luxury takes on a new dimension with The Blue Train. You'll feel it the moment you step into the pre-departure lounges in Pretoria or Cape Town. A warm-hearted South African welcome begins a journey that is defined by personal attention and devotion to detail. 

Starting from R 13 795 per suite, the Blue Train is slightly cheaper than the Rovos Rail but by no means any less fancy. 

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