If there’s one thing South Africa does well, it’s romantic safari stays… So rest assured, you can head off into the African sunset with your loved one, enjoy life-changing Big Five encounters, sensual spa treatments and luxury-heavy moments beneath the light of a thousand, twinkling stars!
Below are some of the best romantic safari stays (and their tempting experiences) for you to enjoy:
1. Kapama Southern Camp
If there’s a place where epic game safaris, romantic escapes and amazing wildlife reign, then it’s undoubtedly the greater Kruger Park area. And here, tucked away within the Kapama Private Game Reserve – a place rich in wonderful wildlife – love birds can escape to the beautiful Kapama Southern Camp.
Above all else, Kapama Southern Camp is known for its warm hospitality and stunning, African chic suites, which provide a choice between standard, luxury or family options.
And wildlife aside, what better way to celebrate your love, than through an exclusive private dinner for two at Kapama Southern Camp? Your table will be hosted in a secluded area of the lodge, and, as you nimble on scrumptious African-inspired cuisine, dedicated waiting staff will provide service fit for a king and queen!
Best of all, if you wish to embark on the first real stage of marital bliss – the honeymoon – then you are in luck because, at Kapama, they offer an incredibly romantic two-day honeymoon special.
The focal point of this is sleeping out on a private, mosquito-netted-protected platform – complete with a majestic four-poster bed and a luxury bathroom. And at least until morning comes, there will be nothing but moonshine, starlight and the one you love around you…
Psst! For guests travelling from Johannesburg or Cape Town, Kapama even boasts its own private airplane (and airstrip), so they are able to receive guests directly from Joburg or the Mother City… Now that’s flying safari-style!
For more information, visit Kapama Southern Camp.
2. Ulusaba Safari Lodge
If you are craving an unforgettable forest experience in South Africa, you need look no further than Ulusaba Safari Lodge… For at this lodge, romantic tree houses, luxurious suites and rich wildlife are the order of every day.
Ulusaba Safari Lodge offers couples a chance to enjoy sharing intimate moments and making lifelong memories in a very special part of the world-famous Sabi Sands Game Reserve. And, as a bonus, all eleven suites at Ulusaba Safari Lodge offer stunning views out over the African bushveld, with the couples’ ultimate privacy assured.
Guests can dine under the breath-taking African night sky, watch animals at the watering hole from their own private deck or embark on guided bush walks, led by passionate rangers with ample experience.
In addition to the amazing safaris, you can also indulge in relaxing moments in the spa or head for a quick workout in the lodge’s gym… One thing is for certain though, whatever you plan to do with your loved one – at Ulusaba Safari Lodge, you won’t be short of romantic ideas or great activities!
For more information, visit Ulusaba Safari Lodge.
3. Phinda Mountain Lodge
Phinda Mountain Lodge – a Big Five destination of note – is a place where spacious private suites, dramatic vistas and amazing animals stunningly come together in lush KwaZulu-Natal.
This gorgeous lodge is perfect for romantic getaways, particularly as it offers a touch of safari glamour, complete with breath-taking natural views, and secluded, romantic Asian-inspired structures, which are suitably decked out with warm African interiors to capture the essence of this mighty continent.
In particular, the private safaris, and secluded outdoor shower and plunge pool (both afforded to every suite) will allow couples to enjoy savouring the beauty of the outdoors and their significant other in a stunning setting!
Lounge away in your own private plunge pool – as you drink in amazing views of dense green spaces – or head further afield and enjoy an ocean safari or tracking black rhino on foot… Whatever tickles your fancy, Phinda Mountain Lodge is sure to have you well-covered!
For more information, visit Phinda Mountain Lodge.
5. Gorah Elephant Camp
Capturing the nostalgic romance of authentic safaris from days long past, the five-star Gorah Elephant Camp really knows how to merge half-forgotten wonder with a touch of modern sophistication… As this amazing camp brings Africa to life for its guests, ensuring an unforgettable experience in the midst of the beloved Addo Elephant National Park!
And what could be more magical than beautiful tented suites (thoughtfully equipped with every modern luxury), outdoor dining at the colonial-style Gorah House or experiencing an eye-opening safari, which will allow guests to get up close and personal with the amazing elephants found in this rich region?
Perhaps nothing… barring the thought of an Out-of-Africa-style wedding or a quintessential South African safari honeymoon. For these memorable offerings are designed to bring pure beauty and true romance together as one!
These are just some of the delights awaiting visitors at this camp… So place down your bags, take your loved one by the hand and enjoy a most glorious stay at Gorah!
For more information, visit Gorah Elephant Camp.
Any of these romantic safari stays are guaranteed to take your breath away… So book a date and enjoy a romantic getaway worth cherishing for all time!