A fabulous flurry of romantically remote lodges, dazzling cities and wilderness and wildlife galore.
Guests will be met and welcomed on arrival at O R Tambo International in Johannesburg and transferred to the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton for an overnight stay before the 14 Day Luxury Safari Honeymoon truly begins. The hotel is renowned for its renaissance style and excellent service. Guests have a choice of two top quality in-house restaurants or they may choose to venture out into Mandela Square, where many sidewalk cafes, fine dining restaurants and some 93 exclusive shops can be found.
Breakfast is followed by a transfer to O R Tambo International for a flight to Windhoek, where guests are met and assisted onto a flight bound for Kulala Desert Lodge. The lodge is situated in the arid Namib Desert on the private Kulala Wilderness Reserve. Kulala is the closest private lodge to the world-famous Sossusvlei red dune sea and has its own entrance into the national park.
Reflecting on the magnificent landscape in which Kulala lies, the honeymooners will be left with everlasting impressions of the vastness, solitude and tranquility of the Namib. The world-famous Sossusvlei is an enormous clay pan, flanked by red sand dunes standing out starkly against the blue sky. These dunes have developed over millions of years and are continuously transformed by the wind. The 'vlei' or pan only fills after rare heavy rainfalls, which transform it into a spectacular turquoise lake. Guests spend three nights at Kulala Desert Lodge with morning and afternoon nature activities included on each day.
Activities include a guided morning nature drive to the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei, or short guided nature walks into the desert. Alternatively guests may take an optional balloon safari over the enchanting desert. Nature walks and horseback riding bring visitors closer to the unique beauty of the desert.
A morning nature activity and breakfast are followed by a flight to Ongava Lodge in the Etosha area. Ongava is one of the largest private game reserves in Namibia, covering over 125 square miles. Etosha has great concentrations of game, particularly in the dry winter months. The lodge offers the full Etosha experience and honeymooners will be treated to two game drives and a nature walk each day. The guest rooms have glass-fronted doors, which lead out onto a private covered veranda overlooking the bush and enjoy wonderful views out onto the salt pans which dominate the center of the park. Honeymooners can savor outdoor dining under the stars whilst observing game drinking at the waterhole - an experience that will never be forgotten. Guests spend three nights at Ongava Lodge with two daily game activities in the company of experienced rangers and trackers included.
A morning game drive and breakfast are followed by a flight to Windhoek, where guests are met and transferred to their overnight destination at the Hotel Heinitzburg, situated in one of Windhoek's beautiful castles. It has a magnificent view of Windhoek and the surrounding Khomas Hochland mountains. The late afternoon is spent at leisure. Enjoy the breathtaking views and tranquil atmosphere as well as fantastic dining experiences this hotel has to offer.
Breakfast is followed by a flight to Johannesburg where guests are met by an African Sky guide. We travel to the Mpumalanga province and Walkersons Country Estate, located near the town of Dullstroom. Here the honeymoon couple may enjoy the warm hospitality and fine experiences this boutique hotel has to offer. Their en suite rooms are both romantic and refined, with a lake view, private patio and fireplace. Dining is a celebration of the senses where the honeymooners are taken on a culinary journey through a variety of courses and sorbets in the fireside intimacy of the dining room. The perfect place for honeymooners to indulge is the Amani Spa at the hotel, a timeless place of peace and tranquility where one may be embraced by nature as you feed your soul and senses. Guests spend two nights at Walkersons with breakfast and dinner included daily.
The honeymooners are met after breakfast and are driven via scenic secondary forest-lined country roads to the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. The reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park and is home to many of South Africa's finest game lodges. Lion Sands Private Game Reserve is situated along the southern boundary of the Sabi Sand. The lodge is the epitome of luxury in the bush. Each room has its own private balcony and the surrounding bush ensures absolute privacy. Lion Sands is the only reserve in the Sabi Sand with access to the Sabie River, ensuring excellent game viewing in the area. Guests spend three nights at Lion Sands River Lodge on a full board basis. Two game drives and a bush walk are included daily.
After a last morning safari and breakfast, the honeymooners will fly back to O R Tambo in Johannesburg, where they will be assisted with the check-in for their flight back to their country of origin, thus concluding a memorable luxury safari honeymoon.
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