Safari & Tour Overview
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.
At Lion Sands we combine incomparable luxury with authentic adventure, setting the rhythm between relaxing and exploring. Here, you get to be together, just the two of you, in the most exotic, tranquil destination.
On a Lion Sands honeymoon safari, you can sleep out in a Treehouse underneath the Milky Way one night, and in a private luxury suite between bushveld and the Sabie River the next. The guiding and hospitality teams will go the extra mile to make this an experience you’ll reminisce about for years to come.
Be spoilt by lie-ins and champagne at breakfast, alfresco showers and rose petal baths, bush spa therapies and poolside safaris, afternoon tea and dinner in a secret location…and so much more!
*You can choose to stay at any one of the four Lion Sands lodges for your honeymoon.
*Three different treehouse experiences are available in Lion Sands, depending on the location of the lodge.
*This honeymoon safari can be customized as per your preferences.
Tour Duration4 Days 3 Nights
Departure/Return LocationJohannesburg, South Africa
Destinations on TourSabi Sand Private Game ReserveLion Sands Private Game Reserve
IncludedAll TransfersConservation FeesDrinksLocal FlightsLuxury AccomodationMealsSafari Activities
Not IncludedCharter FlightsDrinks not specifiedGratuitiesHelicopter TransfersInternational FlightsItems of a Personal natureLaundryMeals not specifiedMedical InsuranceOther ActivitiesPersonal ExpensesPrivate Guide and VehicleTravel InsuranceVisa Costs
Highlights & Activities
During your safari you can look forward to the following highlights, activities and experiences to ensure an unforgettable time spent in Africa.
Honeymoon safari in Lion Sands Private Game Reserve
Sleep out under the starts in a luxury treehouse
Private and romantic dining
Big 5 game drives and bush walks
Day to Day Itinerary
Arrive in Lion Sands
On arrival in South Africa, board a flight from Johannesburg to Skukuza Airport, your gateway to the Sabi Sand. This is where your special honeymoon experience begins.
On arrival you will be met by a representative of Lion Sands and transferred to your luxury Lion Sands lodge for check in. Greeted with a warm welcome and beverage, relax and settle in before enjoying a late lunch or afternoon tea with views of the Sabie River.
Later in the afternoon you will head out on your first game drive in the Lion Sand Private Game Reserve. During the drive you will stop for sundowner drinks and as the sun sets your ranger will start looking for nocturnal predators with the aid of a spotlight.
Once back at the lodge, freshen up and enjoy pre-dinner drinks and a delectable dinner under the African night sky.
Explore Lion Sands
Today you have a full day to experience and explore the beautiful Lion Sands Private Game Reserve during a morning and afternoon game drive and fully immersive bush walks.
Game drives, in open safari vehicles (with only 6 guests per vehicle), head out each day at sunrise and again in the late afternoon. Lion Sand’s natural animal population includes the Big Five, and the reserve is especially renowned for the quality of its leopard viewing – the most elusive of predators. With exclusive traversing rights on both Lion Sands’ Sabi Sand and Kruger Park sections, guests are assured a truly intimate safari experience.
After breakfast, you can enjoy a bush walk where guests are immersed in the bush, rather than just observing it. All five senses are engaged, as they feel scrub crunch beneath their feet, touch the velvety acacia seed pod, hear the crack of a branch indicating they are not alone, and spot big game at eye level – exhilarating! Our expert guides will tailor walks to each of our guest’s area/s of interest, focusing on mammals, birds, insects, plants, geology, etc.
In-between your activities, enjoy the special time shared with each other around the lunch and dinner table or at the swimming pool. Private and romantic meals can be arranged on request. Or, why not head to the spa for some honeymoon pampering?
Sleep under the stars in a treehouse
Your day will be filled with excitement with a morning and afternoon game drive and morning bush walk on offer. Or, you can choose to lie-in and spend the morning relaxing in the comfort of your private suite.
After your afternoon game drive, your ranger will allow you time to pack an overnight bag for your romantic sleep-out under the starts at one of the nearby treehouses.
The million-star Chalkley and Kingston (Sabi Sand) treehouses are the ultimate bush bedrooms, where romantics can discover the magic of a night out in Africa – in complete luxury. Guests arrive at sunset to a gourmet picnic dinner, spend the dusk hours watching animals wander past (at a safe distance), and fall asleep counting shooting stars. And they can rest easy knowing a ranger is always on radio call, should they feel they need assistance.
After an early wake-up call at the treehouse and a warm drink, watch the sun rise over the trees before embarking on your last morning game drive in the Lion Sands. Return to the lodge for breakfast and say your final goodbyes. A short transfer will take you back to Skukuza Airport for your flight to Johannesburg.
You will remember this honeymoon safari for years to come.
Map & Destinations
Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
The Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s premium safari reserves offering the ultimate safari experience in the Greater Kruger National Park. With no fences between the reserve and the Kruger National Park, all species of wildlife, including the Big 5 move through here freely. Your stay here will include luxury 5-star accommodation, high levels of service and hospitality and the best wildlife sightings in Kruger! This area is especially renowned for its incredible leopard sightings.
Lion Sands Private Game Reserve
Family owned since 1933, this international award-winning private game reserve spans across both the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger National Park. Lion Sands has four lodges; each has a unique style but reflects Lion Sands' five-star signature of sophisticated interiors, unique experiences and service excellence. Lion Sands is also renowned for the three treehouses available for romantic sleep-out experiences.
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