Even though Valentine’s Day has passed, it’s never too late to take a trip with your partner during the month of love, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the best game reserves and lodges you can consider booking for a romantic safari experience this February.
Tala Private Game Reserve (Eston, KwaZulu-Natal)
Situated less than 100km from the Valley of a Thousand Hills in a small farming community, this private game reserve offers exceptional game watching and birding views, setting the stage for the perfect shot.
The wildlife conservancy has a range of activities including game drives, archery, and mountain bike trails. With accommodation starting at R1 295.00 per night for two people, this hidden gem in a picturesque corner of KZN could be the perfect romantic holiday.
Leopard Walk Lodge (Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal)
This luxury private game lodge is located on the beautiful Elephant Coast in Northern KZN and offers guests the chance to unwind and relax amid the backdrop of nature. Whether you want to enjoy the array of private beaches around the lodge or experience the multiple wildlife species at several game reserves near the lodge –
this accommodation is an idyllic choice for a spontaneous sho’t left. Accommodation starts at R2 530.00 per night for two people.
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Bushwise Safari Lodge (Marloth Park, Mpumalanga)
What better place to have a safari experience than Mpumalanga? This beautiful lodge is situated on the banks of the Crocodile River overlooking the world-famous Kruger National Park. Boasting the perfect combination of upmarket luxury accommodation with a real South African safari experience, this lodge is the definition of a bush getaway.
The lodge offers several activities including early morning safari drives, and bush breakfasts cooked in the wild. Bookings start from R1 300.00 per night for two people, making it a very affordable choice.
Blyde River Canyon Lodge (Panorama Route, Mpumalanga)
Named after the majestic natural wonder, this lodge is situated along the even more picturesque Panoramic Route that runs between Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The lodge is just 40 minutes from the Kruger National Park’s Orpen Gate and there are several other attractions visitors can experience around the lodge, including hiking in the Canyon and boat rides on the Blyde Dam.
With the option to be served three meals per day and luxurious rooms surrounded by wildlife and the natural wonders of the region, you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city to spend quality time with your partner from R2 423.00 per night for a couple.