You have met the love of your life, you have popped that monumental question and she has accepted your proposal of marriage. The date for your wedding has now been set, so it is up to you, as a couple, to decide where to spend your honeymoon. South Africa offers so many outstanding destinations and resorts, that it is really hard to choose but we suggest that you make certain that our resort in the Cederberg appears on your shortlist, if not right at the top.
The Honeymoon Holiday
There was a time when it was purely up to the groom to pick a destination with which to surprise his new wife, but this practice has fallen away and such an important decision is now generally made jointly.
After the marriage ceremony and reception spent with family, loved ones and special friends, the newlyweds usually go away together on holiday and this is the honeymoon. It is their first holiday away together as a married pair, beginning their life together as Mr and Mrs.
It is also a time for them to adjust to their new status and their future in a committed union and it is widely accepted that the purpose is to allow this away from their normal environment, routine, responsibilities and families, at a destination where they are able to focus on themselves.
There are various theories about the origin of this immediate post wedding period and holiday. One possible explanation states that the couple was given a month’s supply of mead, a sweet alcoholic beverage made of fermented honey and water, made for thousands of years throughout the world.
Another theory of the term’s origin was based on the supposition that the first month of marriage was filled with love, tenderness and harmony, and thus the sweetest period of all. However, this explanation may also imply that things were expected to deteriorate thereafter, which most certainly is not the case in modern times.
What Our Cederberg Lodge Offers
Our luxurious lodge in the very heart of the Cederberg Mountains is a dream honeymoon destination. Peace and quiet, tranquillity, seclusion and privacy, unique surroundings with exclusive accommodation and fine dining are standard features and the area is great for select leisure activities.
Air is pure, miles away from bright city lights and ideal for romantic star gazing at night, when all around you is quiet and you feel like the only people in the world but you are not, since our resident chef takes care of all your meals and the wine cellar is well stocked.
En-suite facilities are included in ten luxurious cave suites and five thatched rondavels, attached to the unique rock formations in such a way as to provide complete privacy. You may decide to spend a secluded night under the stars in the unique outcrop open air room, the ultimate romantic experience.
Everything is on hand to pamper and spoil your. You don’t need to lift a finger. A wonderful onsite spa provides massages to relax, detoxify and uplift you, and our personnel will spoil you with a manicure, pedicure or facial. Two sparkling swimming pools, nestled between magnificent sandstone rock formations are perfect for a dip on a hot summer day.
We suggest that you book your Cederberg honeymoon accommodation with us as soon as possible, since our guest numbers are limited, in order to preserve our 4-star exclusivity, the environment, and your privacy.