10 Ways to Send Sparks Flying on Safari!

Madikwe Hills

Not just the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, but rather all you could ask for while on a romantic sojourn. Whether it be an anniversary, romantic weekend away, or even honeymoon – the African bush allows you escape, just the two of you, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the wild. Where time stands still while you make lasting memories with your other half.

Here are ten reasons why the bush is the perfect place for one-on-one time and bonding experiences.

 

1. PRIVATE DINING OPTIONS

Why settle for a fancy restaurant when you can have a private dinner-for-two in the middle of the bush? From picnic-breakfasts and private dinners on the deck of your suite, to extraordinary set-ups out in the bush. A private dining option can offer you the most romantic yet adventurous experience!

Lion Sands Tinga Lodge

Lodges who offer this:

Madikwe Hills Lodge

Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge

Marataba Safari Lodge

 

2. STARGAZING

An age-old romantic tradition – stargazing has always been a captivating activity while spending alone time with your someone special. Watch the skies, talk about thoughts and dreams, enjoy the quiet and the dark. Some safari lodges offer luxury accommodation under the stars, and some feature special stargazing decks with impressive telescopes, and some even organise evenings with astronomers and trained rangers to share their knowledge of the skies.

Jaci’s Safari Lodge

Lodges who offer this:

Jaci’s Safari Lodge

Lion Sands Game Reserve

Makanyane Safari Lodge

Mhondoro Game Lodge

Tomjachu Bush Retreat

 

3. BATH-TIME ALFRESCO

Nothing gets you more in touch with nature than being au-natural in the middle of ‘nowhere’. A growing trend in luxury lodges is to offer outdoor showers, private plunge pools, rock pools and mountain baths. Let your vulnerable side out and get back in touch with mother nature.

Ants Hill Lodge

Lodges who offer this:

The Outpost Lodge

Nedile Lodge

Ekuthuleni Lodge

Tshwene Lodge

Africa on Foot

Mkuze Falls Game Lodge

 

4. RECONNECT

The African bush is where you can go and escape the city life, technology, work, and the ongoing plethora of worries and responsibilities. While still offering connectivity options on request – you more remote lodges will offer rooms that don’t have television screens, phone signal, or WiFi. Here you can really escape and really connect with your partner – and disconnect from the distractions of everyday life.

Madikwe Hills

Lodges who offer this:

Tshukudu Bush Lodge

Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp

Africa on Foot

Makalali River Lodge

 

5. UNUSUAL ACTIVITIES

When you think of the African safari – game drives, wildlife, and luxury come to mind, but there is so much more to experience on offer. Go on a journey and make unforgettable memories together with activities that include hot-air balloons, kayaking, hiking, biking, scuba diving, canoeing, snorkeling, tiger fishing, golfing, helicopter flights, cultural visits, drumming sessions and so, SO much more.

Kosi Forest Lodge

Lodges who offer this:

Kololo Game Reserve

Kosi Forest Lodge

Thonga Beach Lodge

Jozini Tiger Lodge

Legend Golf & Safari Resort

Ants Nest

Ants Hill

Isibindi Zulu Lodge

 

6. ISOLATED ACCOMMODATION

You might not think that a lodge in necessarily the perfect place to be alone. With strangers, other visitors, communal areas – but there are those special places that offer you the perfect balance of complete seclusion and top-shelf service. With spread out rooms, unspoiled views, private dining, decks and plunge pools – the right place will offer you all the remoteness your desires.

Marataba Safari Lodge

Lodges who offer this:

Nedile Lodge

Ekuthuleni Lodge

Tshwene Lodge

Ezulwini Billys Lodge

Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge

 

7. SPA TREATMENTS

Everyone loves a good spa treatment – but this is usually seen as time for yourself. Specific lodges offer couple’s treatments where you can both have a luxurious massage on the private deck of your own room. Spend the time together and treat both of you to a relaxing, pampering session while enjoying the great outdoors and your wild surroundings.

Mhondoro Game Lodge

Lodges who offer this:

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge

Madikwe Safari Lodge

AM Lodge

Amakhosi Safari Lodge

 

8. EXCLUSIVE USE

If its exclusivity you are looking for, have a look at some of these lodges that offer exclusive use of lodges and villas. With everything from private chefs and butlers, to private game-drive vehicles, dedicated rangers, and private facilities – there are lodges that will let you book out the whole place just for you!

Baobab Hill Bush House

Lodges who offer this:

Buffalo Thorn Lodge

Mhondoro Game Lodge

Baobab Hill Bush House

Impodimo Game Lodge

 

9. SOFA SAFARI

The word safari has always conjured up images of game drives, bush walks, and being on the move through changing landscapes – but what if you could enjoy it all from the comfort of your room? There are lodges known for the animal activity within their camps. Herds of elephant moving through, in-camp bird hides, heavily trafficked waterholes, viewing decks, and tree-top platforms. You can enjoy all that a safari has to offer from the comfort of your own private deck, jacuzzi, sofa or even bed.

Makanyane Safari Lodge

Lodges who offer this:

Mhondoro Game Lodge

Jaci’s Safari Lodge

Jaci’s Tree Lodge

Ezulwini Billys Lodge

Sefapane River Lodge

 

10. THE ROMANTIC TOUCHES

If you’re heading to the bush for a special occasion – whether it be an anniversary, honeymoon, or to pop the question – most private lodges offer some sort of romantic turn-down service on request. Have your room scattered with petals before you arrive or have champagne on ice, waiting for your return from an evening game drive. Always speak to the lodge in advance to see what they offer. These services often aren’t even advertised on their website so that your soon-to-be-surprised partner won’t know what to expect.

Royal Madikwe Safari Lodge

Lodges who offer this:

Impodimo Game Lodge

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Shepherds Tree Game Lodge

Tshukudu Bush Lodge

Black Rhino Game Lodge

Tambuti Game Lodge

 

If you have any other romantic requests – feel free to contact one of our experienced consultants here.

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