Honeymooning in South Africa

If you have been a guest of Cloughjordan House or if you know Sarah and Peter, then you will know that we have a fondness for South Africa here in CJH.

Sarah’s parents have a home in South Africa. This means Sarah jumps on a plane any chance she gets to visit them and also to explore all the beauties that this, now popular honeymoon destination, has to offer.

A lot of our couples here in CJH have chosen to visit South Africa for their honeymoon and often ask where they should visit. So if you too are planning a visit, please read on. I’ve sat Sarah down to pick her brain and get her top recommendations. Enjoy!



What to do in Stellenbosch

Lunch in Babylonstoren

Lunch or dinner in Jordan winery (main restaurant)

Sunday market and yoga in Laurensford winery

Adventure tours winery cycle to Lanzerac and post card cafe

Jonkershooke reserve - great for walking and cycling.

Route 44 - If you want to take in the views and fell good while doing it, go for a run along Route 44.

Images of Babylonstoren

Places to go in Franchoke

Lunch or dinner in Chefs Wearhouse at Maison

Lunch or dinner at La Motte

Delaire Winery - Enjoy great food while taking in the fabulous views.

Boschendal - Great coffee and beautiful gardens

If your into vintage cars then check out Franchhoke Motor museum

MBT Cycling in Oakvalley winery

Images of Boschendal

Places in Cape Town 

If you are a lover of Sushi then check out Willoughby's

The short market club for dinner (pre booking essential, this can be done online)

Lunch/ Dinner - Chefswarehouse (no booking needed if you get there early)

The potluck club for Dinner (pre booking essential) - located on top of a silo at the old biscuit mill, great view, sharing plates. 

Afternoon tea - Mount Nelson Cape town

Images of Chefs Warehouse at Maison Franchook

Things to do:

Guided walk up table mountain

Kirstenbosch gardens 

The old biscuit mill - coffee and shopping

Cycle on the promenade at Seapoint swimming pool

Tuning the vine - fun wine tour around Cape town restaurants (pre booking essential)

Route 44 for a run

Golf - Erinvale, Pearl valley, Arabella, De Zalze

Cape of Good Hope

Simons Town and Boulders beach penguins



Breweries to visit

Devils peak brewing

Cape brewing Co

Woodstock brewery - near Biscuit Mill

Images of Laurensford Winery

Gin Experience

Woodstock gin co - beside the Biscuit Mill

All imagery courtesy of Sarah Baker from her travels to SA :)

All imagery courtesy of Sarah Baker from her travels to SA :)

Jessica Tynan