Phewwww - so much choices to make.
love all the suggestions that have come through.
Many moons ago I had the great honour of spending a good part of my honeymoon in Kruger.
We slowly worked our way from north to south in an old 200D Mercedes (our ship)(with loads of room on the back seat
Just sense that you have some apprehension to going north, but please don't.
Yes, it is a bit off the civilised track, but we still entertain our friends with our honeymoon stories from Punda Maria and Pafuri and Crooks Corner (
One night in Punda we decided to eat at the camp restaurant - the only guests for the night.
They served us ostrich steak (didn't ask where it came from or the authenticity) and boiled up mielie pips......and that's it.......while sitting on those white plastic chairs and only the sound of the roof fan to quench the silence........and we still laugh about how "nice" the food was.
To top off the experience, there was ice-cream on the menu.
Well, we ended up with a bowl of Napoleon ice cubes
What I am really saying is that to me a honeymoon is all about experiences and not just about plush five-star stay-overs.
Anyway.....I would also get up north a bit.
If you are looking for private luxury in the north you may also want to consider the lodge that Wilderness Safaris run in a concession area near Pafuri. It is costly though, but certainly worth it for something like a honeymoon (just save up). We also go back to Shimuwini year after year because it is sooooo peaceful and outside of big-five country.
It is a small camp, just a handful of cottages and you can literally sit on the grass watching animals come down to the river to drink and find your soul.
Your honeymoon is all about memories, so plan carefully.
Ahhh memories.......some friends of ours got hold of our honeymoon itinerary and with the help of SANPARKS turned our very modest one-night two-bed rondavel at Satara into the most amazing surprise.
They carried a double bed in, put rose petals all over the place, enough cold champagne to drown a buffalo and decadent Swiss chocolate all over.........and the rest, as they say......is now a fond memory that we will never forget.
So.......go out there.
Try and choose some great camps, but remember to go with the flow and make memories.