Honeymoon and Couples Safaris at Pilanesberg

South Africa is an outstanding idea for a honeymoon destination – a perfect combination of luxury, adventure, relaxation and romance.  With a fabulous collection of wild animals and natural flora the safari honeymoon is both exotic and down to earth – a perfect refuge from work and everyday life, with sunshine, glorious landscapes and huge starry skies as the backdrop to your future lives together. 

Whether you’re first-time honeymooners or renewing your vows, or simply wanting a romantic getaway, a South African vacation at a private safari Lodge provides intimacy and a deeply-shared experience with long-lasting memories.

Savannah Safaris’ Private Luxury Lodge

All newly-weds want their honeymoon to be special, the best-ever, distinctive and luxurious. Savannah Safaris’ Lodge is simply five-star luxury with a bespoke itinerary: enjoy a large beautifully furnished chalet with double height thatched ceilings, a sublimely comfy bed with top-grade linens, and unbroken views into the bush and across the hillsides. The bathroom is spacious with a large free-standing stone bath, an open shower and double basins with full-width mirror, and there’s a private open-air shower to cool off straight-away after a day-out.  Sit out in the shady gardens on your own private terrace whilst your personal housekeeper tops up your cool, refreshing drinks.

Uniquely, the Lodge is completely private – only for you ; you won’t have to share it with anyone you don’t know. It’s designed to be intimate, offering seclusion but with just the right amount of non-intrusive pampering from the staff for your special week.  

Savannah Safaris’ Luxury Lodge within the Black Rhino Private Reserve at Pilanesberg

There are separate luxury chalets within your private lodge for your special close family and friends too.  The individual chalets, all with their own private facilities, are designed to provide as much privacy as the two of you could need, and you’ll still be able to enjoy special moments of togetherness with the ones you love the most. Sip champagne together by the pool, share gourmet dinners prepared by your private chef, and watch the stars gather overhead as the animals call to each other into the darkness.

You’ll arrive to a sparkling champagne reception and a warm welcome, and then there’s time to relax as the shaded gardens and the soft sounds of crickets and birdlife begin to melt life’s pressures away.  Your private safari vehicle is standing by when you’re ready to take your first drive into Pilanesberg’s animal reserve.

Why Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa

For those seduced by natural wonders, nothing compares to the magic of big-game encounters, and at Pilanesberg that’s guaranteed. Its relatively small size and varied and spectacular landscapes offer a wide variety of animal life – including the BIG 5 – within easy range and you’ll gather fascinating facts every day from your experienced and passionate ranger-guide.

Travel to and within South Africa is no longer difficult, with daily international flights to Cape Town and Johannesberg. Onward travel to Sun City and your pick-up  is only two hours away making journeys easy and affordable. (The value of the Rand has fallen considerably in recent years making South Africa a seriously attractive destination for financial reasons, too).

More Honeymoon and Couples Options

Unique Fully Hosted Luxury Group Safaris including Cape Town and Victoria Falls stays

In South Africa it’s possible to combine three honeymoon ideas into one – a wonderful week’s safari, a fabulous top city break and a relaxing time on the beach. On a two week Platinum honeymoon for example you could experience:

  • Two drives every day into Pilanesberg’s wonderful reserve
  • Personal chef, housekeeper, gardener and ranger-guide
  • Candlelit dinners under the stars enhancing the romance of African nights
  • Lunchtime fun bar-b-cues – gather around the braai for deliciously fresh and tasty meals
  • Magical early morning safari drives to discover the animals waking up as the sun rises
  • Hot air ballooning – spectacular views across the hills and plains
  • Cape Town – adding Africa’s most popular city to your honeymoon itinerary can include:
                   Shopping and nightlife
                   Table Mountain visit
                   Beach Days
                   Wine-tasting at Stellenbosch or the other place with a funny name
                   Whale watching
  • Victoria Falls – add a spectacular setting to celebrate those vows. Say it with grandeur.


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