What To See During Your Honeymoon To South Africa And Mauritius

A honeymoon in South Africa and Mauritius is an excellent option to live an authentic African experience with all the luxuries. From doing a safari in the Kruger Park to seeing Victoria Falls, passing Cape Town and Johannesburg, the two most cosmopolitan and interesting cities in South Africa.

The beaches of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean are a true wonder, you can combine a trip to the Maldives with a safari in South Africa. And if you add the Victoria Falls, which are in Zimbabwe, and can be easily reached from Cape Town and Johannesburg, you will have all the ingredients for an unforgettable Honeymoon Travel!

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What to see in Johannesburg?

Perhaps the most famous place is the Apartheid Museum, the most important place to learn about the serious situation that South Africa lived until 1992, when blacks and whites could not live in the same places, get married, share recreational places or even the latter could not vote.

Nelson Mandela ended apartheid and one of the most important areas of the city is Nelson Mandela Square, which could be defined as the main square in Johannesburg. The Newton Precinct Cultural Center is also worth seeing, with theaters and art galleries as well as the city’s Art Gallery, one of the most important museums in Africa.

It is not necessary to have many days to discover Johannesburg, but with an afternoon or two between the different Honeymoon Travel Destinations you will discover a much more attractive city than you thought.

What to do in Cape Town?

Cape Town (South Africa) is another of the strong points of any trip to the south of the continent. The most cosmopolitan city of the place and the administrative capital of the country is identified by the colorful houses of the Malay neighborhood of Bo-Kaap, its Waterfront and, above all, by the Table Mountain, one of the 7 natural wonders of the modern world.

There are also great attractions around Cape Town. From the Cape of Good Hope, to the Cape Point Lighthouse, Boulders Beach with its African penguin colony, or, for history buffs Robben Island.

Visit Victoria Falls

The other highlight of having a Luxury Honeymoon Travel in South Africa and Mauritius is Victoria Falls. Even more impressive than Iguazu or Niagara Falls, they are almost two kilometers wide and one hundred meters high. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls are located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, and can be visited from both countries.

What to do on Mauritius?

With a pleasant temperature throughout the year, with peaks of around 26 degrees, for newlyweds, it is a perfect stop to spend a few relaxing nights on the beach. Something essential on a honeymoon!

Among the things to do in Mauritius, beyond sunbathing on the beach, is swimming with dolphins, visiting Hindu temples, or seeing the Le Morne Brabant mountain, a World Heritage Site and icon of the country.

Add a little snorkeling and marine sports at your resort and you already have all the things for a dreamy day in a true paradise.

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The Honeymoon Spots In South America That You Do Not Want To Miss

South America is beyond a luxury travel destination. It is also replete with a diverse landscape which is embedded in history, teeming with culture, and home to incredibly warm and welcoming people. These attributes have had the visitors take notice of the wonderful South America landscape. You are sure to get enchanted with the dazzling glaciers, emerald rainforests. Then there are pristine beaches, extensive deserts, and romantic islands to make this enchanting continent a picturesque destination for a truly unforgettable honeymoon. So let us look at the destinations which could be your ideal choice for a rather cosy honeymoon:

  1. Belmond Andean Explorer– Newlyweds in search of a truly novel honeymoon must be up for a rather unconventional way of spending their honeymoon; A romantic ride aboard South America’s first luxury sleeper train. The rather sedate way of exploring the places can also spark the romance of riding trains which has long been a nostalgic form of transportation. Introduced earlier this year, the Belmond Andean Explorer winds its way through the mesmerizing Andean plains of Peru, passing highlights such as Cusco, Lake Titicaca, and Colca Canyon. The well decked up cabins also have world-class amenities, including an indulgent spa, library, observation deck, and two elegant dining cars that serve authentic Peruvian cuisine using locally sourced ingredients.
  2. Helicopter tour of Iguazú Falls – Adventurous honeymooners looking to witness something truly breathtaking can’t miss Iguazú Falls. The world’s largest waterfall system is incorporated with up to 350 individual cascades (taking into account the fluctuating water levels) and spans the border of Argentina and Brazil. The remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site draws more than one million visitors each year. The luxury operator tours in Gurgaon specialize in private adventures throughout Latin America, and they also offer luxury tour of Iguazú that kicks off in Rio de Janeiro and culminates with an enthralling visit to the falls. Expect lavish hotels and adrenaline-fueled activities like mountain biking through sub-tropical jungles, river kayaking, and an exhilarating helicopter tour replete with aerial views of the rushing waterfalls below.
  3. Seaside exploration in– If you want to make you luxury honeymoon travel memorable celebrating on the shores of Armação dos Búzios, Brazil is worth it. This place is commonly called Búzios. Armação dos Búzios, the spot located some 100 miles north of Rio de Janeiro was not even in the big picture until French superstar Briggete Bardot gave a renewed identity to this sleepy fishing village. What really makes the visit worthwhile is the Mediterranean flair, turquoise-tinted beaches, and cobblestoned streets dotted with trendy boutiques and upscale restaurants. The seaside has some of the best boutique hotels although the eternal Vila da Santa on Praia dos Ossos (Bones Beach) takes the cake. The 19 room facility has a unique aesthetic which amalgamates French and Mediterranean touches, while the five-suite Secret House is outfitted with luxurious comforts and European antiques. In between, you can enjoy your time with meditation classes, golf outings, and private boat tours are also worth exploring.

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Why You Must Not Skip Going On A Honeymoon?

So have we witnessed the sunset of one of the most romantic traditions in the world? In our opinion, here it is worthwhile to pick up an entirely different word – for example, “rebirth.” The honeymoon is still an important part of modern weddings, but quite naturally adapts to the new challenges of the time. Of course, the choice is always for lovers. You can extend the magic day by flying to the paradise island, where you will spend your first night and meet your first morning in the status of legitimate husband and wife, or you can “freeze” this moment, after waiting a couple more months.

On the other hand, to feel the beauty of changing old traditions is not difficult if you take into account several obvious advantages.

You are resting

Planning a wedding celebration often takes so much effort that the organization of truly fabulous honeymoon resources may not be enough. A few months after the wedding will give you time to collect your thoughts and plan such a holiday, which you have never had and never will.

You save

Beat the budget after the wedding experience is much easier if you leave yourself time to recover your finances. Also, you can plan to visit a much more interesting and expensive Honeymoon Travel Destination, as soon as you “recount” your wedding gifts.

You prolong the summer

Given that most weddings are held in the warm season, and the newlyweds prefer to spend their honeymoon on the seas, the decision to change summer for summer may seem illogical. Isn’t it easier to plan a romantic trip when the rainy and cold season starts in your city? And the prices at the resorts will be much nicer (see the previous paragraph).

You lose nothing

It is difficult not to understand those who wish to extend the best day in their lives a fabulous journey, where you can be alone with each other. However, retire and get new experiences is possible during the wedding weekend (mini-moon). It can be a luxury hotel in the center or a cozy house in the countryside, where no one can disturb you enough to enjoy each other. And the journey after a while will only consolidate and increase your tender feelings.

Yes, and planning the triumph of the bride and groom takes so much effort, time and money that the prospect of escaping from their party in the midst of all the fun may seem like a real crime to them. Modern weddings – this is no longer just a registration followed by a banquet. Young people are eager for Luxury Honeymoon Travel, logically preferring not only to stay on it until the end but, if possible, to stretch the event for a whole weekend. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not allow to lie, because at their wedding (as, incidentally, it happens at all) all the most interesting things started only towards evening.

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Luxury tourism will grow by 6.2% until 2027

In the next ten years, luxury tourism is expected to grow by 6.2% worldwide, especially in Europe and the United States, which will account for 64% of this type of travel, according to a study by the Ostelea university center. Among the trends that will mark luxury tourism in the coming years include the commitment to the local, the personalization of experiences, greater differentiation, exotic places, and visits with an ethical vision with little environmental impact, according to the report Tourism of luxury: challenges and opportunities.

How luxury tourists are and what they buy?

The luxury tourists are, according to the Luxury Tour Operator in Delhi analysis, people between 30 and 40 years old, who have a high purchasing power – annual income of over 150,000 euros. Also, they are travelers who speak several languages, who make a minimum of four trips a year, with a high preference for luxury hotels and cruise ships, and with a high level of loyalty, which makes them “highly requested customers” and “appreciated by the sector.”

If you look at the expense they make, it is observed that 54% of these travelers invest between 5,000 and 10,000 euros in each of their trips, although the budget can amount to 50,000 euros on special occasions such as a Luxury Honeymoon Travel.

Regarding the distribution of spending, the main elements in which these types of tourists invest are, according to Ostelea, high-quality hotels, spas, gastronomy, or sports facilities.

The study also discloses that most of the trips of these tourists are concentrated in  August (11%), and December (14%) and that around 46% usually enjoy a ten-day stay at the destination, while 30 % travels over two weeks.

Keys to attracting Premium tourists

The destinations and tourist brands have to change from a marketing focus based on demographic profiles to an approach aimed at psychographic profiles of tourists (which define personality, values, opinions, attitudes, interests, lifestyles and travel motivations). For this, it is essential to know well their behavior, their consumption habits, and their needs when they visit a destination.

The main triggers of purchase (factors that favor the demand) for these Premium tourists are the emotion, the perceived value, the reference they receive from family and friends, the expectation and the need to disconnect from their routine and have enriching experiences.

It is estimated that the growth of this segment was 18%, 1% in 2017, three times higher than the growth of the tourism sector (+ 7%) and much higher than the growth of general consumption of luxury products, which last year increased by 5%).

Even over the years of international economic crisis, the number of millionaires has increased.

North America and Western Europe account for 64% of the worldwide luxury travel issue (despite accounting for only 18% of the world’s population).

We must emphasize the market leadership of the US in this segment: The wealthiest 5% US average 14.3 trips per year (half work, half leisure) compared to 4.8 for the average American tourist. It is estimated that there are 15 million families in the United States that belong to this segment.

All this makes the US Premium market the most lucrative in the world. Europe is still the preferred destination for your long trips.

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