For most couples their honeymoon is a time of celebration and adventure. To celebrate this we give you some breathtaking ‘off the beaten track’ honeymoon destinations right here, on this beautiful African continent we call home.

Travel to faraway places, originality and creativity are closely connected with romance! Have a look at our 4 South African bush retreats to spark your wild romance if you dont believe us. Here we share 5 remote places in Southern Africa to escape on honeymoon with your favourite person in all the world:

1- Naries Namaqua Mountain Retreat.

These thatched dome huts are hopefully as different to your everyday life as possible, and the soulfulness of the desert landscape will bring you home to yourself and your new love. Let your pair of hearts be stolen by the Namaqua blossoms or the quiet spaciousness of this vast open and original land.

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2- Papkuilsfontein.

Lighting every one of the candles and lamps is the main entertainment at night in these remote Cederberg cottages. Let the contradictions of safety and openness, arid and floral, simple and plentiful unhinge you and soften you to your first few days as a married couple.

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3- Kurisa Moya Forest Lodge.

This is an ancient forest in Limpopo where Lord of the Rings moving trees, the Ents, Moot (hold council). At night you will hear them slowly move about, while in the day they stand tall and dignified. Your not-so-rustic treehouse is the perfect setting to celebrate your newly sparked romance, with your own deck and indoor fireplace in a completely private location deep within the very-much-alive forest, your honeymoon will be nothing short of magical.

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4- The Gorge Private Game Lodge and Spa.

These breathtaking stone and glass villas overlook a dramatic gorge inland from the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. This honeymoon destination will easily rival any overseas five star lodges. Every aspect of this stay oozes plush romance, from the world class spa with couple’s treatments, the candle-lit dinners which may be brought to the deck of your own suite, the wide baths and outdoor showers and moonlit King-size beds with their silky white linen.

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5- Rhino Post Safari Lodge.

At these gorgeous eco-lodges, you can sleep with the full front and sides of your suite open to the sounds of Africa. Each thatched lodge looks out onto a sandy river bed, and you need not even leave your room to watch the game moving past as they have done for decades in the Kruger National Park. The heavenly bed is draped in a soft white mosquito net. Delight in the wide bath with views to open the heart.

Rhino Post Safari Lodge Kruger National ParkPhotos of Rhino Post Safari Lodge by: Guy Upfold.

We would love to know if any of these remote ‘honeymoon at home’ destinations got you inspired? Would you consider staying in South Africa for your honeymoon if you got to stay at one of these places?

Leave us a comment below and tell us which lodge you like the best!

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