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6 Unconventional honeymoon spots you’ll love

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White sand, champagne glasses raised to the sunset… it’s a familiar honeymoon picture, isn’t it? While reclining on a beach is a great way to reward yourself after all that wedding business, there are plenty of not-so-common experiences for two that you can enjoy. If you and your fiancé are more prone to adventure, why not try one of these unconventional honeymoon spots?

1 Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Western Cape

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There’s a lot to get up to at the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, including getting married. If, after your nuptials, you’re not all that keen to put your feet up just yet, then you might like to consider the Sanbona Explorer Camp. It offers an authentic two-day hiking experience through the nature reserve. This means a lot of walking, but since it’s through the lush South African wilderness, which promises sightings of various members of the Big Five, we don’t think you should complain. Plus, the camp itself includes luxury tents. Read about our editor’s experience of the Sanbona Explorer Camp to find out more.

Contact +27 21 010 0028, [email protected]sanbona.com

2 Emperors Palace, Joburg

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If you thought casinos and weddings didn’t go well together, you’ve probably been watching too much TV. For those more akin to the luxe life – think luxury hotels and a more convivial atmosphere – then a fabulous casino resort is the honeymoon destination for you. Emperors Palace allows you to have your ceremony in one of their exquisite venues as well as spend a few nights at one of the resort’s hotels. They also have a honeymoon package that lasts until 31 January 2017, so get in there!

Contact +27 11 928 1000, [email protected]emperorspalace.com

3 Giraffe Manor, Kenya

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Further away from the southern tip of Africa (Nairobi, to be precise), stands Giraffe Manor. Part of Kenya’s Safari Collection, this boutique hotel is secluded within 140 acres of forest. It boasts a charming exterior, beautiful gardens and six gorgeous suites, all of which make for an idyllic retreat from the loud, bustling masses. Oh, and there’s one more thing: the residents, a herd of giraffe who don’t mind poking their heads through the hotel’s windows to welcome you.

Contact +254 731 914 732, [email protected]thesafaricollection.com

4 Kakslauttanen Resort, Finland

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Ever slept in a log cabin? Okay, we’re guessing the answer’s yes. But have you ever slept in a glass igloo? Yeah, we thought not. Both types of accommodation are available at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. If you choose the first, make sure you’ve checked out their Chalets, Queen Suites and Wedding Chamber for a log-cabin experience that’s definitely a little different from the usual fare. If you opt for an igloo, try to book for between late August and end of April. During this period, you’ll be able to lay down and gaze at one of the world’s most spectacular natural phenomena, the Northern Lights.

Contact [email protected]kakslauttanen.fi

5 The Old Railway Station Hotel, England

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Built in 1892 and established as a hotel in 2012, Petworth’s Old Railway Station is a quaint yet elegant choice for a honeymoon destination. Guests can choose to stay in the Old Station House 0r one of the station’s four Pullman Carriages, each of which has been restored and fitted with two charming suites. The station’s waiting room has also been transformed into a gorgeous lounge.

Contact [email protected]old-station.co.uk

6 Costa Verde’s Cockpit Cottage, Costa Rica

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Now that we’re on the subject of transport being turned into accommodation, let’s run this quirky construction by you. Owned by the Costa Verde Hotel, and nestled within the Costa Rican jungle, the Cockpit Cottage is snug and private, with a king-sized bed, neat teak panelling, an exquisite view of the ocean and access via a suspension bridge through its jungle surroundings.

Contact [email protected]costaverde.com

Photography Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Zainab SvR, Emperors PalaceThe Safari CollectionThe Old Railway StationCosta Verde