But it’s possible to have a memorable honeymoon by considering a few budget-friendly destinations that are beautiful and romantic for you and your partner.

Here are four budget-friendly destinations on home ground:

Nature lovers

If you’re looking for an idyllic spot in the heart of nature, then Mpumalanga may be the answer. Enjoy early-morning game drives, and end your days with epic views of an African sunset. The region also has a variety of accommodation, from affordable hotels to luxury chalets, all close to nature.

Find affordable accommodation options from R300 per person, per night in the Mpumalanga region at Affordable Weekends.

Coastal waters

Kwa-Zulu Natal is a world-class coastal destination which offers affordable options with tons of beach fun and natural beauty. From Umhlanga’s beautiful beaches in the north to the awe-inspiring Valley of a Thousand Hills in the west, Durban is a romantic paradise with establishments that offer self-catering options for an affordable stay.

Romantic Weekends has a wide range of options in Umhlanga and the surrounds from R375 per night.

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A cultural affair

Known as the Eden of Africa, the Limpopo region is not only rich in natural beauty but has a wealth of cultural and historical sights to explore. If you’re a couple that enjoys learning and exploring together, you’ll fall in love with its ancient forests, the heritage of the Rain Queen, Modjadji, and long walks among the baobab trees of the Messina district.

The three-star Bolivia Lodge offers luxury accommodation from R795 per night/per unit.

Dine and wine 

Home to world-class wine estates and restaurants, the Garden Route is one of South Africa’s most romantic destinations. Enjoy wine tours to the spectacular flower route during August to late September.

Forest Edge offers budget packages from R2 999 for three nights for two.