There surely is no destination more romantic than Africa. The continent of classic romance, natural beauty and crimson sunsets provides a wonderfully romantic and magical experience for honeymooning couples. There are so many destinations and experiences to choose from. One of the most popular honeymoon options is to combine a few nights on a luxury safari with a few nights in a remote beach paradise.
Whether you're interested in the luxurious lodges of East Africa, a Big 5 safari in the Kruger National Park, or the white sands and warm waters of the Indian Ocean, there is something for you. Of course, there are some lodges that go above and beyond and help create the perfect honeymoon experience. We’ve compiled a short list of these lodges to help you decide.
This iconic lodge is celebrated for its luxury and big cat population. Londolozi aims to “set the tone for a marriage built on adventure, romance and the finer things in life.” They have a specialised Honeymoon Vehicle bedecked with a safari couch for two. Private dinners, wilderness picnics and personalised itineraries ensure everything feels perfect.
They understand that the key elements of a honeymoon are privacy and exclusivity, luxurious comfort, relaxation, good food, incredible photographic opportunities, and being utterly pampered. The romantic turn downs, surprise gifts, and sparkling wine are the small touches that make a big difference.
Chitwa Chitwa will ensure that your time with them is an unforgettable experience. The honeymoon package includes special private dinners and honeymoon turndowns in the bedrooms, among other romantic features.
Situated in the Timbaviti Game Reserve, Kings Camp has honeymoon suites that enjoy the privacy of their own pools overlooking the bush. Here you can indulge in a romantic candlelit dinner whilst soaking up the glorious outdoors from your private deck.
This family-run lodge in Timbavati boasts four-poster beds draped with elegant white mosquito nets, private viewing verandas, and the tranquillity of a spa.
Wilderness has a range of camps matching every taste and budget. Their Premier Camps will offer the luxury, service, and romance ideal for a special celebration.
Their three lodges capture a unique, dramatic romance that is perfect for a memorable African safari honeymoon and offer indulgent accommodation and exceptional fine dining.
This award-winning lodge offers personal service, an extraordinary setting, exceptional viewing and enthusiastic expert guides.
With seven exceptional lodges, mostly in the stunning Grumeti region, Singita takes their honeymoon offerings seriously. Their balloon safaris above the Serengeti National Park are a romantic and evocative way of experiencing the wilderness, as are their safaris on horseback. Alternatively, visit their renowned Bush Spa, which offers a holistic and healing approach to treatments.
Each of Elewana Collection’s lodges, camps, and hotels, stretching from the Zanzibar to the Serengeti, has been carefully selected for their unique accommodation and iconic locations. They provide exceptional game viewing opportunities in exceptional comfort and style.
Three luxury camps in the stunning wild places of Botswana offer an intimate getaway for honeymooners.
There are nine lodges in Kenya that match Elewana’s properties elsewhere for their location, comfort and style.
Private dinners, romantic bubble baths for two, and exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities are the hallmarks of a honeymoon here.
Sanctuary Olonana is an award-winning tented safari camp on a private stretch of the Mara River in the heart of Kenya’s most famous game reserve, the Masai Mara. They offer game drives, cultural visits, bush dinners, sundowners, balloon flights, and scenic flights.
Sabi Sand Region
Sabi Sand is the Rolls Royce of Game Reserves. The Big 5 game viewing is second to none and the accommodation is some of the most awe inspiring around.
Thornybush Game Reserve
At Thornybush Game Reserve your safari will be a life changing experience. With 11,500 hectares of pristine African bush teeming with bird and mammal species, including the Big Five, you'll be heading home with a grin broader than a Rhino's lip.
Okavango Delta and Moremi Region
The Okavango Delta showcases an incredible wealth of biodiversity. The Moremi Game Reserve is home to the Big 5 and the ideal spot for the real adventurer. Visitors to this destination will find game viewing a plenty and be left in awe of the the Deltas rich birdlife
Kruger Private Concessions
Within the Kruger National Park large sections of land are leased to private operators that have created a few exclusive, luxury lodges that are managed in a similar way to the private reserves on the western boundary of the park.
Madikwe Game Reserve
Madikwe Game Reserve is 75,000 hectares of malaria free wilderness. It is home to lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino, wild dog and cheetah as well as a large number of plains game species and over 360 species of bird.
Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve
Nestled against the sheltering slopes of the gentle Korannaberg Mountains, the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve offers game drives that reveal cheetah, the dark-maned Kalahari lion, brown hyena and buffalo.
Timbavati Game Reserve
Within the borders of the Timbavati are some of the most luxurious lodges and some of the best game viewing in the country - oh, and it's famous for white lions - need I say more.
Manyeleti Game Reserve
Manyeleti Game Reserve is situated between the Timbavati Private Reserve, the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
Phinda Private Game Reserve
Phinda Private Game Reserve in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal is a unique and exciting safari destination with seven distinct habitats, the Big 5, over 400 bird species and six award winning lodges.
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