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. This is all the motivation we need to help you get it exactly right: combining incomparable luxury with authentic adventure, setting the rhythm between relaxing and exploring.
Between spa journeys for two and private game drives, we fill your experience with surprises you didn’t know existed… Hint: arriving to dinner in the light of only lanterns and stars. You can trust our obsession with the details to make it magical.
Here, you get to escape relentless planning and finally be together, just the two of you, in the most exotic, tranquil destination. At Lion Sands, you can sleep out in a Treehouse beneath nothing but the Milky Way one night, and in a private Villa between bushveld and river the next. You’ll have all the trappings of the finest hotels, but somewhere altogether more wild and wonder-full.
For privacy, freedom and, of course, romance we can personalise your journey. With you in the driving seat, venture beyond the traditional game drive to explore bush walks and animal tracking, sundowner dusks and stargazing, before coming upon a dining table laid for two. Our guiding and hospitality teams will go the extra mile to make this an experience you’ll reminisce about in years to come.
Lion Sands’ allure is its remoteness. Away from it all, you and your partner can savour intimate moments, which at once give you a taste of being out in Africa and indulgent living. Just think… lie-ins and champagne at breakfast, alfresco showers and rose petal baths, bush spa therapies and poolside safaris, afternoon tea and dinner is a secret location…
Excellent food and wine, shared with your partner – there are few things in life more satisfying. There is love present in every offering, whether it be a modern take on an favourite dish, or a reserve from a family-owned winery with a passion for their craft. And this experience can be enjoyed a variety of ways: from dining on the lodge viewing deck or in-suite, to going on a wilderness picnic or finding your table set out in a dry riverbed.
This is where you want to whisk your partner away to… Secluded, rugged and all yours – need we say more? Outdoorsy though they may feel, you’ll spend the evening in complete comfort. A tapas-style dinner is the perfect accompaniment to your game viewing from the top deck, before snuggling down in a bed canopied by the sequinned sky.