From private dinners to romantic turn-downs and candlelit baths with rose petals, we have compiled our own list of the most luxurious and romantic Hotels and Lodges in Africa. This list has been hand-picked by our destination experts for the ultimate honeymoon holiday - when only the best will do.
For instance, Londolozi Private Game Reserve offers a specialised Honeymoon Safari Land Rover with a private guide and tracker, as well as couples massages overlooking the Sand River, followed by sunset picnics and limitless champagne! Singita Private Game Reserves is another favourite for honeymooners and sets the standard for luxury safaris.
Take a look below at these top hotels and lodges that we recommend for an unforgettable African honeymoon and contact one of our travel experts to start planning your tailor-made itinerary.
Singita Faru Faru Lodge
Probably the only place in the Serengeti with a private beach, Singita Faru Faru Lodge offers exclusive accommodation on the banks of the Grumeti River, looking out onto a private watering hole.
Ulusaba Cliff Lodge
For those seeking the utmost in exclusivity look no further - Cliff Lodge features two magnificent private suites offering guests the ultimate in safari luxury.
Vumbura Plains Camp
Vumbura Plains is a smart and stylish lodge in the vast Kwedi Reserve in the north of the Okavango Delta. Enormous luxury tented Suites overlook the marshy plains of the delta where wildlife is diverse and prolific.
Phinda Forest Lodge
Phinda Forest Lodge is set deep in the heart of a rare dry sand forest. The spectacular stilted suites of this award-winning safari lodge are a prime example of leaving a lighter footprint on the earth.
A member of Relais & Châteaux, Ellerman House is the quintessential location for discerning travellers accustomed to the finer pleasures of life offering effortless luxury, endless sea views and a convenient, sheltered location.
There are moments in life when you know you've arrived - opening the door to one of the lodges at Singita Lebombo, on the remote cliffs of the Kruger is truly one of those moments.
Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge
Surely one of the most stylish lodges in the African Bush, Chitwa Chitwa is leading the way in terms of city chic in the bush. Opulent black, golds and silvers - it has to be seen to be believed!
North Island Lodge
An unparalleled beach resort which gives you exclusive use of North Island, this luxury lodge encompasses 11 private villas each opening up onto a breathtaking beach with a private plunge pool and sala.
Londolozi Pioneer Camp
Londolozi Pioneer Camp sets itself apart by exuding a deep spirit while maintaining a style that speaks to refinement. The appeal of this Relais & Châteaux property is that everything about it is deeply personal without detracting from its natural elegance.
Jamala is Swahili for 'natural elegance', and this luxury lodge is as elegant as they come! Stay in a luxury villa, with an expansive game viewing deck, private plunge pool and outdoor shower in the wilderness.
La Residence is a palatial Afro-Franco-Tuscan Villa in Franschhoek valley a short drive from the village. The hotel is crammed with collector's items that speak of luxury and a quirky sense of opulence.
The joys and splendor of a bygone era await at Royal Malewane. Safari experiences certainly don't get any more stylish than this. It's colonial chic at its best - colourful, vibrant and opulent - you'll love it.
Singita Boulders Lodge
Singita Boulders is a masterpiece built among the rocks of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Excellent game viewing opportunities combine with contemporary design and the best bush cellar in Africa!
Mnemba Island Lodge
Mnemba Island Lodge is surrounded by an atoll of breathtaking coral reefs, and it boasts some of Africa’s most wonderful dive sites. Mnemba is renowned as one of the most romantic ocean destinations in the world.
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Holding prime position in the Sabi Sand Private Reserve, Lion Sands Ivory Lodge is a grandstand to the perennial Sabie River and the abundance of wildlife that frequents its waters.
Voted Zambia's Best Safari Lodge at the World Travel Awards 2013, the Royal Chundu Luxury Zambezi Lodges offer a choice of two lodges - the River Lodge or the Island Lodge - on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River, just downstream from the magnificent Victoria Falls.
Tatler Magazine named it one of their top hotels for 2012, calling it ‘the most delicious new opening of the year’. Babylonstoren, set on a 300-year-old working farm in the Drakenstein Valley.
The Cape Grace
On a private quay in the heart of the V&A Waterfront, the Cape Grace offers an unparalleled experience of Cape Town. A few steps out the front door will lead you to a spectacular view, a top restaurant or a memorable activity.
Londolozi Private Granite Suites
Space, light, privacy and style: the three Londolozi Private Granite Suites open out onto the Sand River with private plunge pools and every conceivable luxury. All we can say is "Wow!"
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