Honeymoon Safaris in Kruger

We know that a trip to the African bush is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many, whether it’s a honeymoon safari, or to celebrate a romantic occasion, we’ve got you and your partner covered. If you find yourself looking for a South African safari honeymoon, we at Thornybush know how to go above and beyond to make this special celebration between you and your partner an occasion to remember. Each lodge has a unique nature that lends itself to the romanticism of celebrating love; whether it’s a private candlelit dinner or simply the magic of being immersed in the bush, we’ll ensure you get only the best in special treatment. Let us take care of the small things while you spend quality time together and enjoy your intimate moments in one of the most romantic destinations in Africa.

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Perfect for couples

Honeymoon suites

Are you looking for a luxury safari honeymoon? Almost all of our lodges offer honeymoon suites for added romance. Whether for newlyweds wanting to experience a romantic destination or if you’re a couple on a special anniversary trip or other special celebrations, browse our collection of properties to find your romantic fit. Each honeymoon suite comes with larger rooms, private decks with plunge pools, outside showers and stunning views of the bush and passing animals. 

Private dinners

There is nothing quite as romantic as a private dinner in the bush. Whether it’s beside a fire in a riverbed, lanterns in a boma or candles on your own deck, dinners at Thornybush can be lavishly romantic affairs. They offer a quiet moment with your partner to look back on the excitement of the day while our excellent food and wine make these special dinners even more memorable.

Romantic moments


There’s very little in this world that can compare to the beauty of an African sunset, especially on safari. That’s why we ensure that on every evening game drive we stop at a special spot in the bush to set up sundowners for you to take it all in. It’s one of the iconic African experiences that’s made even more enjoyable and memorable in the arms of a loved one.

Spa treatments

Treat yourself and your partner to a wonderful spa treatment on your romantic holiday, or honeymoon safari. These treatments will put you at ease and make you feel even more relaxed and pampered. Every treatment is customised to the individual with therapies aiming to bring balance to your well-being and end off your days with the lightness of spirit.

Stay at the finest safari lodges in the Kruger

Thornybush's collection of top-rated safari lodges offers some of the best Kruger Honeymoon Safaris in the Greater Kruger Park region.

Jackalberry Lodge

Jackalberry Lodge

Lean back and unwind at our Jackalberry Lodge, where views of the nearby waterhole and the distant Drankensberg mountain range, make for a splendid setting. Seven thatched suites are supremely comfortable, although you may find yourself drawn to the main area where you can relax and watch the wildlife passing by.


Little Saseka

Experience the ultimate intimacy of the Little Saseka. As a sole-use option, this space grants you the privacy of staying at your own lodge within the magnificent grounds of Saseka Tented Camp, overlooking the seasonal Monwana riverbed.

Saseka Tented Suite

Saseka Tented Camp

Our extraordinary 5-star lodge serves up understated luxury on the banks of the seasonal Monwana River, across eight spacious tented suites. The striking design of the lodge, luxurious touches and spectacular location have combined to create a lodge that is like no other in the Greater Kruger Park region.

Simbambili Game Lodge

Simbambili Game Lodge

Set in the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Simbambili impresses with its incredible game viewing opportunities. Managed with warmth and passion, Simbambili offers a down-to-earth yet luxurious bush experience where the world-class wildlife encounters, expert rangers, extensive private decks and welcoming atmosphere results in bucket-list experiences.

Thornybush Game Lodge

Thornybush Game Lodge

Thornybush Game Lodge, the original Thornybush establishment, has changed and evolved since 1961 to the sophisticated, down-to-each luxury lodge it is today. Warm-hearted staff, expert guides and unobstructed views of the waterhole from the deck are standout features.


Read our Kruger Honeymoon Safaris Reviews

Thornybush guests consistently rate our Kruger Honeymoon Safaris with a five star rating.

Sandy O Avatar
Wonderful return to the bush!
5 star rating

From the first enquiry to the final good bye I was given the most wonderful treatment by everyone!The staff at the lodge and the guide and tracker were all excellent, attentive to every need and so friendly!Thank you everyone -... read more

Sandy O

1 week ago
Tamryn Avatar
Unforgettable in every way
5 star rating

Thornybush is a true gem. Our family of five was spoiled from the min we arrived to the second we left. This is a must-do family experience. Our guide, Lindi, and tracker, KG were an exceptional team, we totally lucked... read more


2 weeks ago
Marinda2014 Avatar
Excellent experience of game viewing as well as nature
4 star rating

The informal arrangements at the lodge immediately made us feel right at home. As did the staff. The knowledge and skills of the tracker together with the great rapport between him and the ranger led us... read more


2 weeks ago
NGY Avatar
The most amazing experience
5 star rating

Our first Safari and what an amazing first it was. Simbambili exceeded all our expectations in every aspect. Kel and Ishmael were amazing. Every game drive was a wonderful experience. They are extremely knowledgeable in every aspect from the... read more


2 weeks ago
HEJAX Avatar
Spectacular In Every Way
5 star rating

Simply the best. Our three nights at Thornybush were magical in every way – far exceeding our expectations. Daniel and John, our guide and tracker, were simply the best. Following tracks and sounds miles off to show us incredible things... read more


2 weeks ago
Drew  K Avatar
Simbambili always a treat to visit
5 star rating

Happy to share that another trip to the special Simbambili exceeded all expectations!!!From Mike our ranger and his trusty Mr T every game drive was a wonderful experience. Thanks for the off roading that allowed us wonderful access to the... read more

Drew K

2 weeks ago

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