Honeymoon Guide | African Safari
Honeymoon Safari at Kruger National Park
Is what it‚Äôs all about
Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa, is situated within South Africa in the eastern parts of Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces.
Why choose the Kruger National Park as your honeymoon destination?
Game drives and bush walks, massages and rose petal turndowns, it‚Äôs perfect
For newlyweds who love adventure and wildlife, Kruger National Park is the ultimate honeymoon destination. Morning and evening game drives and bush walks give honeymooners the opportunity to track wildlife in their natural habitat. Private lodges offer world-class cuisine and romantic services such as massages and rose petal turndowns. What a way to start your life together.
When to go
To be, or not to be in doors.
A safari honeymoon in Kruger is best in winter when vegetation is thin and the rainfall low as this brings animals to watering holes for easy viewing. Summer (Dec-Feb) is lush and beautiful but can be hot with temperatures in the mid to upper 30′s and the dense vegetation makes it a little more difficult to view wildlife.
What your Rand is worth
The South African Rand. 1 Rand = 100 cents.
Communication is the key
South Africa has 11 official languages. English is the language of politics, media and business and can generally be understood across the country. Afrikaans,
Zulu and Xhosa are also amongst the most widely spoken languages in South Africa.
Keep it real
The biggest safety concerns in the Kruger National Park are the wild animals. Follow the guidelines given to you by your lodge or game ranger. Most importantly, do not leave your vehicle when on a game drive, do not stand up in the safari vehicle or tease the animals.
You‚Äôll be spoilt for choice
- Arathusa Safari Lodges (Sabi Sands)
- Kapama Private Game Reserve (West Kruger border)
- Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve (Sabi Sands)
- Manyaleti (West Kruger border)
- Timbavati Private Nature Reserve (West Kruger border)
What to see and do
Depending on how busy you want to be
Safari honeymoons are the perfect mix of luxury, relaxation, romance and adventure. You and your new spouse will create some truly unique and memorable experiences. It is difficult to beat the thrill of seeing a leopard in its natural habitat or embarking on an early morning bush walk with the possibility of encountering rhino or lions at close range. Luxury private lodges will go the extra mile to add romance to your safari experience. Most offer superb dining, exquisitely decorated rooms and plunge pools. Rooms often have breathtaking views and all the frills to make your honeymoon unforgettable. At Kruger National Park you will have the chance to see the Big 5: Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant. Game drives and walks are guided by experienced rangers.
Flying time from SA
A hop, skip and a jump away
Approximately one hour from Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport. Driving time from Johannesburg to Kruger will depend on which gate you need to get to. Distances range from 400km to 600km so it could take between 4-6 hours of driving.
Vaccinations or medication necessary?
Hakunamatata- which means no worries, but take precautions
Discuss the options of taking anti-malaria medication with your GP.