Africa and romance go hand in hand and it is no surprise that Africa is an ever popular destination for honeymoons and special occasions. The Safari Index has hand-selected some of our favourite romantic safari lodges and camps that offer an all-round superb safari experience, exquisite dining and all in an exceptional setting. All these game lodges and camps go the extra mile to make you and your loved one feel that extra bit special. Romance, Safari, Africa.


Marataba Safari Lodge

Set amongst thick acacia bushveld overlooking a waterhole, with a stream running through camp is the Marataba Safari Company’s exquisite luxury tented camp. Marataba is situated in a very productive (for game viewing) 23,000 hectare private concession within the Marakele National Park - one of the newer National Parks in South Africa. The main lodge boasts a brilliant architectural design…

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Makalali Lodge

Makalali retainins a rustic feel whilst offering a luxurious experience - the award-winning camp design is truly unique. There are three individual camps each with six en-suite bedrooms all in close proximity to each other along the banks of the dry Makhutswi riverbed - effectively forming one large camp. There is a standard layout and design for each of the…

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Kosi Forest Lodge

Kosi Forest Lodge is a simple yet elegant tented camp in the Kosi Bay Coastal Forest Reserve. The lodge is situated within a community reserve, and as such, guests will pass quaint rural villages on their way to the forest dwelling. Once in camp, the wonderful ambience will have guests feeling truly alive and refreshed right from the get go.…

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Kings Camp, Timbavati

This colonial-styled and lavishly decorated lodge is situated in the heart of the Timbavati Nature Reserve, providing guests with luxurious accommodation and exceptional service. The main lodge is set in green gardens overlooking an active waterhole. There is a raised viewing deck under a thatch roof where guests can watch over the waterhole or read a book whilst sipping an…

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Chitwa Chitwa, Sabi Sands

Chitwa Chitwa is a magnificent lodge overlooking one of the largest dams in the Sabi Sands reserve, which attracts a large variety of wildlife – both aquatic and terrestrial. Every suite has its own unique design complemented with creative furnishings. The lodge is a work of art in the midst of stunning natural surroundings. The creatively designed interiors will appeal…

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Bushmans Kloof

Bushmans Kloof is a timeless, aesthetically striking camp with traditional thatched Cape Dutch style architecture set amid stunning green lawns and bright flower beds. The camp appears to rise out of the harsh dry vegetation and red coloured rocks of the Cedarberg Mountains creating the illusion that one is in a desert oasis. A crystal clear stream runs for most…

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Dwyka Tented Lodge, Sanbona

Dwyka Tented Lodge is a luxury tented camp situated in the heart on the expansive Sanbona Private Game Reserve in the rugged Karoo. The main lodge is a blend of traditional stone and rock with internal modern furnishings throughout. The entire camp looks on to a naturally formed horseshoe gorge. The nine tented suites are superbly spacious and adequately private…

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Gorah Elephant Camp, Addo

Gorah Elephant Camp is situated on a small private concession within the prime game viewing area of the Addo Elephant National Park and provides for a classic safari experience. Productive game drives are taken on both the concession and the public roads within the park. The basic yet luxurious camp is based around an historical homestead (with certain buildings in…

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Amakhosi Safari Lodge

Amakhosi Safari Lodge is superbly located on the banks of the Mkuze River in the Mkuze Falls Game Reserve. Excellent game sightings are often had from the lodge’s spacious decks and gardens which are dotted with ancient cycad plants and shaded from by large riverine trees. Amakhosi’s defining aspect in camp is its cheerful service and utterly delicious meals. A…

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