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Just next to the world-famous Kruger National Park lies the stunning Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. This reserve is home to several individual game lodges, each of which promises guests a uniquely exquisite South African safari experience. Accommodation ranges from budget-friendly to luxury, ensuring that visitors, bridal couples and wedding guests are treated to the perfect venue and getaway.

Sabi Sands is the home of a rich diversity of wildlife, plants and birds, giving guests a priceless opportunity to indulge themselves in the true splendour of Africa. Such biodiversity invites guests to explore the gorgeous vistas and immerse themselves in a tranquil world where animals live off the produce of the land. Trained guides and rangers will transport guests into this world, providing pertinent information and answering your questions.

Some of the lodges that make up the renowned Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve include:

  • Arathusa Safari Lodge
  • Chitwa Chitwa Lodge
  • Elephant Plains Lodge
  • Inyati Game Lodge
  • Leopard Hills Safari Lodge (recommended for honeymooning couples)
  • Nkorho Bush Lodge
  • Savanna Game Lodge
  • Londolozi Private Game Reserve
  • Lion Sands Private Game Reserve
  • Simbambili Game Lodge

These are all known for their focus on quality and world-class service. Both Londolozi and Lion Sands are especially popular as wedding venues. Lion Sands is a 5-star facility that offers brides- and grooms-to-be the opportunity to get married on the lush banks of the Sabie River or under one of the many towering Marula Trees that dot the landscape. Significantly, Lion Sands was awarded “Best Hotel in the World” by the esteemed Tatler Magazine in 2006. Its natural beauty, world-class service and facilities that will make you feel like royalty all work together to achieve a complete sense of tranquillity and African splendour. In addition, as with many of the lodges in this area, Lion Sands is equipped with a health and wellness spa, which goes a long way in ensuring that newlyweds are left feeling revitalised and refreshed after stressful months of planning.

For couples that decide to indulge themselves in a honeymoon in Mpumalanga with Sabi Sands as their base, there are plenty of sights and sounds to keep you entertained:

  • Game drives on open Land Rovers with qualified guides and rangers
  • Meals in the bush (day or night)
  • Guided bush walks
  • Fishing
  • Astronomy tours
  • Helicopter flips over the surrounding mountains and the canyon
  • Shangaan Cultural Village
  • Blyde River Canyon
  • Hot air balloon safaris
  • Bird watching

Picture courtesy of Elephant Plains

Photo Credit: www.gondwanagr.co.za

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