A South African honeymoon for Virat & Anushka!

He’s the “king” of Indian cricket. She’s a glamorous Bollywood actress and former model. Newlyweds Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are celebrity royalty and their fans are cock-a-hoop over their marriage.

They are considered ‘India’s First Couple’ with the media making sure they had every possible angle covered on their wedding which was a private ceremony in Tuscany, Italy.

Kohli and Sharma, dubbed “Virushka” by media, have generated the same sort of excitement and coverage in India as Britain’s Prince Harry and fiance Meghan Markle have in the West.  Both 29, Kohli is India’s cricket captain and one of the world’s highest-paid athletes, while Sharma is an award-winning Hindi film star whose credits include the hit movies “Sultan” and “PK”.

The South African honeymoon

Indian Spice can confirm that the couple will be on honeymoon in Cape Town, South Africa before they head back to Mumbai to setup their home.

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli will bring in the New Year together in South Africa with a week-long honeymoon in and around Cape Town. The honeymoon destination in Cape Town is not just a romantic wish list, but picked in the interest of business as well.

In this case, sports actually, as this is where the first of the South Africa Test Series is scheduled to happen, beginning January 5, 2018.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma will briefly part ways before moving in together to their new residence in Omkar 1973, in the posh Worli precinct of Mumbai sometime in mid-2018 as per sources.

Virat Kohli will continue with the 3-match Test Series, 6 ODIs and 3 T20Is Series, while Anushka Sharma will fly back to India to begin shooting for her next film with Shah Rukh Khan, followed by another film with Varun Dhawan in February 2018.

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  1. Anushka Sharma & Virat Kohli’s BIG FAT Indian Wedding! click here
  2. The theme song from Anushka & Virat’s wedding listen here

Cape Town has some of the most picturesque beaches, gardens, mountains, and harbours for tourists. This Mother City was named the World’s Design Capital just over three years ago.

While Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s honeymoon itinerary to Cape Town remains top-secret, here’s where you most likely will spot them if you’re lucky:

NYE Cruise along Table Bay Harbor

Table Bay Harbor, Cape Town, South Africa
Table Bay Harbor, Cape Town, South Africa

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are clearly inclining towards a private getaway—much like their hush-hush destination wedding. A cruise around Cape Town’s Table Bay Harbor will give the reclusive couple a safe and magical spot to take in the fireworks for 2018, their first year as a married couple. Or, how about a private NYE party for the team atop a schooner? It will be one-of-a-kind, either way.

Dinner with Luke-Dale Roberts

The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa
The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa

British-born MasterChef Luke-Dale Roberts will most likely allow the cricket star to make a reservation at The Test Kitchen—Cape Town’s most in-demand restaurant and among the city’s oldest treasures. The savvy diners are led from a light to dark room, for first and main courses respectively—all very mysterious indeed. #Virushka will want to dig into the complex Latin-South African dishes from this award-winning restaurant.

#Virushka Selfie Feat. Penguins

Boulders Beach, Cape Town, South Africa
Boulders Beach, Cape Town, South Africa

Expect a #Virushka selfie photobombed by penguins on your Instagram feed soon! Boulders Beach is known for its brilliant blue sea speckled with 3,000+ penguins and we’re pretty sure this young couple will make a pit stop here. The water and sand quality is on the highest end of the purity scale and its remoteness will give the privacy-valuing couple a chance to unwind without the paparazzi’s intervention.

Zeist Mocaa Museum

Zeitz Mocaa Museum, Cape Town, South Africa
Zeitz Mocaa Museum, Cape Town, South Africa

This is not to be missed. #Virushka might stay atop the hotel of this brilliant part cavern, part cathedral-like museum. The newly opened Zeist Mocaa Museum hosts a repository of modern art from across the continent in a structure befitting its contents—designed in a 500-million-rand project. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma could take a breather at this museum before the first of his Test Series in Cape Town’s Newlands Cricket Ground.

Kirstenbosch Gardens, Table Top Mountain & Nederburg Wine Estate

The couple could walk hand-in-hand along the glorious flora of the Kirstenbosch Gardens, sample wine among Nederburg’s breathtaking vineyards or hike atop the world-famous Table Top Mountain. Cape Town offers many outdoor pleasures and we’re betting this energetic couple will take in the sun and fresh air at all of these spots.

Kohli and Sharma started dating in 2013 after they met during the filming of a shampoo advert, and made their first public appearance a year later during a football match.

The world of Indian media have been gripped by their four-year relationship — which included a reported break-up in early 2016 — and rumours of their impending nuptials intensified recently when they appeared in a wedding commercial together.

Speculation then reached fever pitch when Kohli pulled out of India’s limited-overs matches against Sri Lanka, and Sharma ducked out of her busy acting schedule in December before being spotted at Mumbai’s international airport with her family.

The couple will host a reception in New Delhi for relatives on December 21, followed by a celebration in Mumbai on December 26 to be attended by Bollywood stars and cricketers.

ALSO READ 

  1. Anushka Sharma & Virat Kohli’s BIG FAT Indian Wedding! click here
  2. The theme song from Anushka & Virat’s wedding listen here

 


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