Where to go for a Honeymoon Safari in South Africa

From sun tanning on remote tropical beaches, to whimsical wildlife encounters on savannah plains, South Africa offers endless options for a romantic honeymoon with a hint of adventure.

Planning a wedding can be a stressful task. While it may be one of the most iconic and important days in a couple’s life together, it’s often not the most relaxing, nor romantic for that matter. After all, weddings are about celebrating with family and friends, but honeymoons focus on one-on-one bonding time. That is why so many couples these days are choosing to spend less on their weddings, and rather invest the money in a spectacular honeymoon experience. And what better way to kick-start married life, and create life-long memories together, than with a romantic honeymoon safari in Africa?

Swoon-worthy reasons to choose a South African safari for your honeymoon:

Every couple wants the perfect honeymoon experience, however no two couple’s idea of ‘perfect’ are the same. From rustic to luxurious, South Africa offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit the whims and fancies of every traveler.
Why choose between the beach and the bush when you can have both? With so many stunning destinations on offer in South Africa, travelers wanting ‘the best of both worlds’ can choose to split their holiday between sun-kissed coastlines and pristine wilderness.
Whether your idea of a honeymoon involves enjoying lots of fun activities together, or just spending all day relaxing, or even a combination of both, you can do it all in South Africa. From romantic sunset river cruises, to thrilling game drives, to kayaking over crystal clear water, to reading a book in the shade of a palm tree – the options truly are endless.

Where to stay for your honeymoon safari?

There are countless options for a magical honeymoon safari in South Africa, here are just a few with a proven romance record:

Rhino Sands Safari Camp

Set within the heart of the Manyoni Private Game Reserve within the KwaZulu Natal province of South Africa, Rhino Sands Safari Camp is a luxurious and exclusive tented safari camp, ideal for couples seeking an intimate ‘Out-of-Africa’ honeymoon experience. Situated within one of the country’s premier wilderness areas, the reserve is home to the Big Five, as well as many other iconic African animals such as cheetah and wild dog, and offers brilliant opportunities for up-close wildlife encounters. As Rhino Sands comprises of just four canvas tented suites, each sleeping only two people, the camp is extremely private and secluded. This helps to ensure that every guest is treated to a highly personalized bespoke safari experience. Think private bush picnics, decadent sundowner stops and dinner under the stars – Rhino Sands Safari Camp exudes a tangible air of romance and luxury that is sure to impress any couple.

Take advantage of the last minute December Special at Rhino Sands and pay just R2500 per person per night sharing!

This rate includes accommodation in one of our four stunning canvas tents, two daily game drives through the Manyoni Private Game Reserve, a selection of drinks and all meals. Valid until 14 December 2017. T&Cs Apply. Valid for new bookings only.

Ant’s Nest & Ant’s Hill Bush Homes

For couples looking for a slightly more adventurous and active honeymoon experience, Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill Bush Homes are excellent options. Located on a private reserve within the wild and whimsical Waterberg region, these two unique bush homes boast a variety of accommodation options that are owner designed and built using local stone and thatch that blend into the surroundings. The main emphasis of Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill is placed on the activities, with horseback safaris being their core focus. Welcoming travelers of all riding-abilities, horse riding is one of the best ways to experience the South African bush, and the team at Ant’s ensures that every guest is paired with their perfect horse and looked after in every way possible. Other fun activities that can be enjoyed at Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill Bush Homes include mountain bike riding, game drives and guided walks.

Thonga Beach Lodge

Set on the pristine shores of KwaZulu Natal’s Maputuland Coast, which forms part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Thonga Beach Lodge provides travellers with the ideal base from which to discover one of the last unspoiled and undeveloped wilderness beaches in Africa. Thonga Beach Lodge is nestled into the secluded Mabibi Bay and boasts lush coastal forest, exquisite sandy beaches, tranquil swimming bays, and excellent snorkeling opportunities – making it the perfect choice for travelers who like to get their feet wet. The lodge itself comprises two Deluxe Ocean View suites each with a private plunge pool and deck, three Ocean View suites, and seven Forest View Rooms – all of which are positioned to afford maximum privacy and minimal environmental impact. Couples can enjoy al fresco dining overlooking the ocean, beach strolls, sundowners at Lake Sibaya, and relaxing spa treatments – to name but a few of the romantic offerings at Thonga Beach Lodge.

Ready to book your Honeymoon Safari?

If sipping champagne in the South African wilderness sounds like your kind of honeymoon experience, then get in touch with us and let us help you plan your romantic safari to Africa.

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