Dreaming of a luxury bush lodge break filled with romance, and packed with adventure?
Make your honeymoon unforgettable with our top 5 picks:
SABI SABI GAME RESERVE
Embarking on a luxurious South African honeymoon safari with your new spouse will be one of the most memorable experiences you will share as you start your new life together. A safari honeymoon at one of Sabi Sabi’s luxury game lodges allows you to revel in the awesome beauty of the African bushveld, experiencing the wonders of nature together and enjoying some of the finest luxury accommodation available.
Early morning open safari vehicles game drives, Big Five encounters, excellent African cuisine and gorgeous landscapes are only a few of the reasons why honeymoons at Sabi Sabi are so highly revered. Offering thrilling open vehicle safaris, luxurious safari accommodation and delectable African cuisine, Sabi Sabi’s luxury game lodges are the number one choice for safari travellers to South Africa.
A ROMANTIC SAFARI EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, situated in the world-renowned 65000 hectare Sabi Sand Wildtuin in the South-Western section of the Kruger National Park, is a wildlife oasis, is where you can observe at close quarters the age-old natural relationship between predator and prey. There are four different lodges to choose from:
The romantic Selati Camp, with its eight opulent thatched suites, each with full bathroom en-suite and private alfresco shower, blends perfectly into the surrounding bush and is a favourite among honeymooners to South Africa.
Set in the heart of the Sabi Sabi bushveld overlooking a waterhole and an African plain, Bush Lodge is the ultimate in luxurious South African safari honeymoon escapes. Between exciting safaris and delicious meals, you will also have the opportunity of indulging yourself with wonderful spa treatments with an African flavour at the Amani Spa at Bush Lodge.
Hidden on the banks of the Msuthlu Riverbed, shaded by riverine trees, Little Bush Camp is an ideal honeymoon retreat. With just six suites, the lodge is intimate and secluded – the perfect backdrop to relax and enjoy the African bush.
Earth Lodge was sculpted into the Earth to create a unique escape that transports its guests to entirely different world – perfect for a South African honeymoon escape. The Amani Spa at Earth Lodge features a double treatment suite where couples can relax and be pampered together for an extra honeymoon treat ensuring it is a time that will never be forgotten.
Honeymooners will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, romantic turn-downs and more, depending on your lodge choice.
Enquire about Sabi Sabi’s honeymoon experience:
T: 011 447-7172
TALA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
Experience the thrill of the African bush at this secluded wildlife conservancy in the hills of a quiet farming community in KwaZulu-Natal. Tala’s mix of acacia thornveld, open grassland and sensitive wetland provides exceptional game watching and birding, setting the stage for a truly memorable honeymoon.
Aloe Lodge is the main hub of Tala, with 10 comfortable bedrooms and all the activities on your doorstep. The Tala Restaurant, boma, and curio shop are all located here. Aloe Lodge also enjoys an elevated view of the reserve that spans out over the grasslands, a favourite grazing area of the reserves antelope, giraffe and hippo. Ten comfortable furnished rooms with bathroom en-suite are positioned around the lodge’s natural gardens which are kept trim by the resident family of warthogs.
Paperbark Lodges boasts 12 deluxe rooms and a rock pool, and surrounds an open grass area with spectacular views to the west of the open plains of the reserve. The rock pool is within easy walking distance for a refreshing dip on a hot summer’s day. The Mahogany Spa, next to the rock pool, is also conveniently located. The sumptuous premier suite features a spacious bathroom with ball-and-claw tub and four poster bed.
Mahogany House comprises 6 en-suite bedrooms. A communal lounge area opens up to a typical farmhouse veranda which looks onto the surrounding garden, and the Rock Pool is just a step away.
If a more rustic experience is what you are after, enquire about their self-catering accommodation options at the Rondavels, and Fisherman’s Cottages.
BE SURE TO BOOK A ROMANTIC HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE!
Find out more about Tala Private Game Reserve’s honeymoon offerings:
T: 031 781-8000
LONDOLOZI GAME RESERVE
Situated on the Sand River within the Greater Kruger National Park, Londolozi is one of South Africa’s original private game reserves. A pillar of global ecotourism, we are also a proudly family-run business. The word londolozi comes from the Zulu word meaning ‘protector of all living things’.
“Our name reflects the ambitious conservation ethic in our relationship with the natural world. The reserve has been lauded internationally for its far-sighted and progressive land and wildlife management, as well as its productive community involvement.”
Emphasis is placed on conservation and a village ethos, which stand alongside a commitment to luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine and exceptional service. Each of the five exquisite lodges offers luxury accommodations, stunning views, and exceptional cuisine. All lodges offer the same access to 34,000 acres of the best Big Five game viewing in Africa, led by some of the continent’s finest rangers and trackers.
The lodges vary in price according to the quality of the accommodation, with the Private Granite Suites being the crème de la crème of the Londolozi portfolio, followed closely by Pioneer Camp and Tree Camp. Varty Camp and Founders Camp are slightly larger and perfect for families and small groups. These lodges accept children of six years and older. Families can request interlinked ‘skywalk’ rooms so parents and children can visit each other without venturing out into the bush.
Enquire about Londolozi’s honeymoon package:
T: 011 280 6655
TSALA TREETOP LODGE
A hideaway amongst the trees, Tsala combines breath taking views with the mystery and enchantment of an indigenous forest. Staying in your own private elevated hideaway is oh so romantic and adventurous, along with its perfect location within the heart of the Garden Route.
Choose your accommodation from a selection of 10 luxury private suites, or six 2-bedroomed villas, all built above the tree-top canopy.
CALLING ALL ADVENTURE SEEKERS!
To add to your unique experience, any number of the following activities can be arranged for you: snorkel with seals, visit Birds of free flight bird sanctuary, walk among the fascinating primates at Monkeyland, hiking, mountain biking, shark cage diving or bungee jumping for the adrenaline seekers, or take in the culture of the local Township tours.
Then, back at your treetop room, savour the peace and tranquility at the end of your fun filled days with a refreshing dip or relaxing massage. Tsala means “elevated resting place’ in Swahili and that is exactly the aim when staying here. Put your feet up, read a book, or pamper yourself with a massage in the comfort of your room.
Enquire about Tsala Treetop Lodge’s honeymoon experience:
T: 044 532 8228
VUYANI SAFARI LODGE
The Vuyani Safari Lodge provides a top bespoke safari holiday experience in the Greater Kruger Park area in South Africa. During this safari, you will stay at The Vuyani Safari Lodge. With only 10 suites, the attention to guests’ requests and personal wishes takes on a very unique meaning. A 12-meter eternity pool, lounge chairs on the deck, an observation upper deck, a boma with an open fire for traditional South African braais, and individual decks (for both honeymoon suite chalets), will guarantee perfect relaxation when not on safari. The lodge also offers free Wi-Fi internet connection, good mobile phone reception, and international satellite TV, so you will never be out of touch with the world.
During this safari honeymoon, you will go on two daily game drives in an open 4×4 safari vehicle. Highly experienced and knowledgeable rangers who know the huge estate of 36,000 acres inside out, will help you discover the true extent of the richness and complexity of the African bush. Each safari drive typically lasts about 3 to 3.5 hours. These two game drives are divided into morning and afternoon safari drives. The morning drive starts at approximately 06:00am, to capture the most beautiful moments of African wilderness.
Observe hippos and hundreds of different bird species against the backdrop of the impressive Drakensberg mountains.
The early evenings are prime time to view lions and leopards going out on their nocturnal hunts. After taking in a breath taking African sunset, a mouth-watering dinner awaits you back at the safari lodge.
Optional extras include: hot air ballooning, elephant-back safari experience, a visit to a local cheetah rescue center, Blyde River Canyon cruising and spa treatments.
Enquire about Vuyani Safari Lodge’s honeymoon package:
T: 078 70 242 893