It’s winter time, which makes for the ultimate honeymoon – cuddled up with your new love, in front of a fireplace, under the stars.

Here are some of our top winter honeymoon destinations.

Before starting, check out 6 awesome stargazing spots in South Africa.

Lion Sands Treehouses at Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Nothing says romance quite like a luxury treehouse in the middle of the African bush. Choose between one of three treehouses. One such in particular, the Kingston Treehouse is made out of wood and glass, so that you feel like you’re right in the middle of nature and all its magic, even if it’s raining, you will still be in the middle of it all.

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The Waterfall Lodge at Chamonix in Franschhoek

The Waterfall Lodge at Chamonix is the perfect escape to spend some quality time with your new beaux. This 2-bedroom lodge is neatly nestled between the mountains with the splendid backdrop of a waterfall in your backyard. Wintertime is the best time to visit as the fresh rain will encourage an abundance of water flowing. The cottage also offers a private rock pool for a little dip.

Winter honeymoon getaway

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umVangati house in Hoedspruit

Enjoy your honeymoon in one of three luxury mountain view suites at the Blyde River Canyon in Limpopo. With panoramic views of the mountain from the 77 m2 apartments, you are completely isolated, surrounded by the best nature has to offer. The umVangati house suites are situated near a watering hole for the wildlife to quench their thirst. The luxurious corner bath offers views of the mountains for a super relaxing unwinding experience. The bathroom also has a walk-in shower and his and her vanity to get you settled into your new life as newlyweds.

Winter honeymoon getaway

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Alveston Manor in Middleburg

There’s no better time to travel inland South Africa than winter. Alveston Manor is a 4-star boutique hotel is nestled between Johannesburg/Pretoria and Nelspruit that offers a 1-night stay for 2 people, including a romantic turndown, breakfast in bed and a 2-hour spa package at their award-winning spa facility and a restaurant, so you and your new love won’t have to leave. Get access to this unique manor on Daddy’s Deals for a special price.

Winter honeymoon getaway

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Also see: This opulent Stellenbosch manor is steeped in history

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Originally published by Woman&Home Magazine

Written by Marian Volkwyn