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Why You Should Honeymoon on Safari

20 Feb 2022 | By Author Thornybush | Experiences & Lodges & Photo Story

It may be the end of love week, but here at Thornybush we never stop celebrating our love for Safari – that’s why we’re here to tell you that booking a luxury safari is the most romantic way to celebrate your love, and bask in your newlywed bliss, on honeymoon.

Let’s face it, planning your honeymoon escape may be the most important holiday you’ll ever invest in. It’s your time to clock in that quality time as a couple, seek new adventures, create lifelong-meaningful moments, discover exquisite spaces, fill yourself up with decadent cuisine and capture timeless memories – and of course, with romance at the core, we can only think of one destination (because we’re totally biased) that ticks all these boxes: a luxury African safari.

Here are some of our reasons why you should book your honeymoon at one of our Thornybush luxury lodges in 2022.

Adventure, together, creates an intimate moment 

There is nothing quite like experiencing a once-in-a-life-time sighting with your loved one. Setting out on a morning or evening game drive with your person by your side is nothing sort of special. Sharing that morning cup of coffee as the sunrises or toasting to an epic African sunset is probably one of Nature’s most romantic gifts to humankind and a bucket list moment you’ll never want to forget.

And then there are the world-class sightings: ticking off the big five. The thrill of spotting one of our beautiful leopards, following a pride of lions on a hunt or, if you’re into birds, sharing a lifer. These moments are so special that not only will you be talking about them for years to come, but they’ll be moments you both get to share together.

Safari is the most romantic setting, and we make it one.

It is impossible not to get lost in the romance of Africa’s sprawling wilderness. But at our lodges, we are here to go above and beyond to make your experience with us an intimately, unforgettable one. From private in-room dining on your patio, as you let the sounds of African bush woo you to spa treatments that make your honeymoon feel like a dream, we’ve got your romantic needs covered.

Our honeymoon suites are prefect equipped to allow you to choose your day as you like. Wake up to the sounds of the morning chorus, lay by your private pool and let us deliver you bubbles on tap and let us take care of the rest as you both connect with each other. We pride ourselves in the intimacy of our suites to allow you to have your very own personalised honeymoon experience.

Enjoy the privacy of our reserves.

The Thornybush and Sabi Sands Reserves – where our lodges are situated- are part of the most luxurious safari destinations in South Africa. Although these reserves form part of the Greater Kruger National Park our property positions are as private and secluded as they come. Our open-air, private vehicles combined with our superior tracker and guide teams will always make sure your game sightings are exclusive, sharing them only, (and very rarely) with one other vehicle per sighting. Our aim is to always make you feel that your luxury safari stay is an intimate one.

A safari is unquestioningly a rare “once in a lifetime” holiday that few people get to experience – and as our guests, we will ensure that it creates lasting memories that you’ll want to repeat for years to come. 


Are you newly married and would like to celebrate your engagement or honeymoon at a Thornybush Lodge? Why not enquire with our booking team.

Photographer: Dan Elkabir 

Models: Bridget Marshall + Kobus de Kock | Who are newly engaged and celebrated their engagement at Simbambili Game Lodge, Sabi Sands