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Whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon experience or a romantic safari with your significant other, we have come up with our favourite spots in the Kruger National Park‘s Sabi Sand Game Reserve just in time for Valentine’s Day. With a dramatic drum roll and in no particular order…
As a member of Relais & Châteaux, this prestigious establishment had to make it onto our list. Just three suites adorn the property, each opening out directly onto the Sand River and private, heated plunge pool. Light, space and privacy are the primary aims of each magnificent suite. For couples on the ultimate honeymoon, a private vehicle is made available, like a chariot through the African bush – take this opportunity to wave like a royal without judgment.
For the active couple, a gym as well as yoga classes are available in the Wellness Centre. After a busy day, take advantage of the luxurious massage therapies on offer, available in the privacy of your room – can it get more romantic?
Photo Credit: Londolozi Private Granite Suite
Photo Credit: Londolozi Granite Suites
Photo Credit: Londolozi Granite Suite
Scintillating safaris, spectacular scenery and surreal sophistication await you and your partner at Silvan. With only six exclusive suites overlooking the river, the lodge guarantees an intimate ambiance and seductive air to your romantic holiday.
The epitome of opulent luxury, Silvan is the ultimate accompaniment for the discerning safari couple. Embark on exciting adventures together through the African bush and enjoy candle-lit culinary delights.
A word of warning though, you may leave with another love (we mean Silvan, I don’t know where your mind went)!
Photo Credit: Rhino Africa
With part of this romantic safari lodge geared toward honeymoons and couples, Lion Sands has to make it on to our list of getaways. Our recommendation for ultimate privacy and exclusivity would be the Ivory Lodge for your very own villa. Delightful designs, a private pool and exquisite views provide a sensory, romantic experience. Can it possibly get better? Yes, there’s a double wardrobe – now both of you have room for your clothes!
For the real romantics, the lodge offers Treehouse experiences where you and your loved one can spend a night under the stars in the heart of the bush. This special night starts at sunset with a decadent picnic dinner on the treetop deck, watch as the dusk turns into a sky adorned with stars and fall asleep to the sounds of nature.
Photo Credit: Lion Sands Ivory Lodge
Having been in the family for 40 years, this lovely lodge provides guests with a bespoke, luxury experience. A wealth of wildlife await adventurous explorers visiting the birthplace of sustainable tourism. Known for frequent Big 5 sightings and a host of other native wildlife, bush walks and game drives guarantee new and exciting experiences.
Each of the six secluded suites overlook the wildlife frequented waterhole while providing a serene, romantic safari escape. If you’ve decided to do a couples getaway with friends, Chitwa House is a delightful option for an exclusive safari experience. A private vehicle, guide and chef enables you to have ultimate flexibility.
Photo Credit: Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge
Explore plains abundant with wildlife including plenty of leopards and lions at Singita. They are well-practiced at curating the most authentic and romantic safari experiences complete with dinners under the starry night skies.
Head down to the cellar for a special one on one tasting of South Africa’s best award-winning wines or simply enjoy the seclusion that their one and two bedroom suites offer. Unwind in the comfort of the spa or lounge in your own plunge pool which is paired with views of the Sand River. Attention to detail makes all the difference when it comes to a spectacular honeymoon or flirtatious getaway.
Photo Credit: Singita Boulder’s Lodge
Each of these delightful destinations have all the makings of a relaxing, romantic holiday, it all depends on what suits you and your loved one best.
Book your favourite romantic spot in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve with one of our travel experts today and immerse yourself in the beauty of the South African wilderness.
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South African born and bred Emma says she's happy to be back on home ground after spending a few years in the UK. An avid coffee lover, equestrian enthusiast and self-proclaimed cat lady, Emma hopes to travel and experience as many cultures, countries and food types as possible. A love affair with language sees her wanting to continue writing and learn as many foreign languages as possible.
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