Rather than the dress, tux, cake, flowers… it is the memories made together that will last a lifetime – and there are few experiences more unforgettable than your safari honeymoon. This is all the motivation we need to help you get it exactly right: combining incomparable luxury with authentic adventure, setting the rhythm between relaxing and exploring.
Between spa journeys for two and private game drives, we fill your experience with surprises you didn’t know existed… Hint: arriving to dinner in the light of only lanterns and stars. You can trust our obsession with the details to make it magical.
The light! The scenery! The drive along the wilderness track prepares you for how undisturbed a honeymoon here might be. But the greeting with a warm smile and face towel assures you it will be in complete comfort. It’s easy to check into the luxury of your own suite, rather than the main lodge. Our staff exemplify affable South African hospitality and will arrange almost anything, from a night out in Africa to… well, you’ll see… Finally, it’s just the two of you.
The bush is paradise with a pulse; no fear of getting bored here. Game drives to encounter lions, bush walks to form a foot-on-the-ground connection with nature, and the sunset exploding over the waters of Miss Mara quicken the heart beat as much as the sight of your loved one. But other than the high-octane safaris, everything here moves at the pace of a light breeze through the jackalberries. Indulge in couples massages, alfresco showers, afternoon swims, cocktails poolside, before dinner for two somewhere romantic…
Our dining experience offers laid-on-luxury fit for a honeymoon: champagne breakfasts, gourmet bush picnics, afternoon teas, and dinners paired with fine South African wines. Every seat is the best in (our out of) the house. Whether in the dining room, on the deck or at a secret wilderness location, it’s impossible not to be seduced in an ambiance where you can make eyes over candles and knock knees under your table set out alongside a crackling fireplace or under a night sky shimmering with stars.
Thabametsi answers the call: Let’s go somewhere we can be alone. Miles away from lodge life, yet luxurious, and all yours. Sit down to dinner – a treat-laden picnic – and watch the views all around unfold in pure, unspoiled drama. After dark, the stargazing is equally as mesmerising and in the morning, it’s worth bringing your partner coffee at sunrise.