Direct flights in and out of OR Tambo (and it’s a four-hour flight – just far enough to ensure you won’t be bumping into your new in-laws at any time).
The weather is amazing almost all-year-round (except in April and May, when it can get pretty rainy and some beach resorts close).
The food is scrumptious. Think fruit platters, seafood, coconut, chapatti. (For the more adventurous honeymooner, the street food in Stone Town is out of this world.)
There is so much to do. It’s a small island, so travelling from one side to the other is totally do-able. The beaches are beyond beautiful, but there are loads of other things to do and places to explore if tanning isn’t your thing. Of course, it’s your honeymoon, so you may not want to do anything – whatever floats your dhow.
If the dismal state of the Rand and an expensive wedding have left your wallet a little lean, Zanzibar is a truly affordable spot to begin your lives together. There is an abundance of package deals that’ll suit your bank balance. With flights from just R1995 p/p, you’d be crazy not to book right now.
Just think of the points you’ll score with your future spouse.