LATEST: SIR Elton John and David Furnish's 'honeymoon' keeps getting longer - the couple have extended their post-wedding vacation to South Africa.

The ROCKET MAN star and Canadian film-maker 'wed' under new civil partnership laws in England last month (21DEC05) and spent Christmas in Venice, Italy.

However, it seems the happy couple wanted some warmth and flew to Africa, where they have invited their celebrity pal Elizabeth Hurley to gatecrash their honeymoon.

Hurley enthuses, "Elton has invited us to join him and David on their honeymoon in Africa."