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Unread post by Jock » Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:37 pm

Hi Honeymooners and welcome to the forum. First of all congratulations and what a way to start your married life together. If your marriage is as special as Kruger, you will be blessed forever.

Those camps are well spread and I would suggest you leave early in the morning so you can take it easy and get to see all you can. While at Skukuza a must would be Lake Panic, a perfect place to quietly sit and watch the world work. I would also try to go down to do the S28 which is always a good road and we have had fantastic sightings. However, that is a another big day driving so it all depends how much driving you are wanting to do and how much "parking off".
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Unread post by rusky » Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:54 am

Hi Hm's
Some suggestions
1) Candle lit dinner at the Selati Train Restaurant
2) I'd recommend ONE evening drive. The drive as close to the start of the trip as the rangers give you good pointers. The evening drive is good because you are out after gates close and the sightings are different to what you see during the day.
2) ONE walk (morning). This is a more intimate experience as there are just 8 pax and its totally different - see LS walk thread.
3) Kissing everytime you spot the Big 5 :wink: or maybe everytime you spot the BIG 500 :roll:
4) Having a BIG JUST MARRIED sign on your 4 WD and the whole car decorated in Yellow Ribbon (not just the drivers window). :dance: This will ensure all cars ar BIG 5 sightings will move out of the way to give you the best spot. :lol:
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Re: What are the most Romantic Camps

Unread post by bert » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:42 pm

Just returned from the upgraded bungalows (BD2)at Orpen.
Very nice and a small camp and no other bungalows obstruction the view.

Also liked the upgraded bungalows at Lower Sabie, all with perimeter view

The porch for both camps are built in such a way that you get a secluded

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Re: What are the most Romantic Camps

Unread post by Tony Park » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:42 pm

For a honeymoon I'd go for Shimuwini Bushveld Camp. Quiet, beautiful setting and there's even a little plunge pool (they can pretend it's a private pool or spa!)

They don't even have to go for game drives - the animals come to the river. We saw lion, elephant and buffalo from our veranda, and that was in the rainy season.


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Which are the most Romantic camps in the Kruger?

Unread post by gogreen25 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:56 am


I am trying to organise a Honeymoon in the Kruger National Park for a couple. They can't afford the 5 Star options, but I am sure there are many gorgeous, more affordable options for them out there.

Please let me know your opinions of the most romantic camps in the Kruger and also any specific tips you can give me.


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Re: What are the most Romantic Camps

Unread post by Jen » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:21 pm

I would suggest one of the Bush Camps - my favourites are Talamati & Sirheni. Only problem with bush camps is having to cook for yourself & as a bride on honeymoon I am sure it will be the last thing she wishes to do!!!

I would look at Letaba or Shingwedzi of the regular camps - both have nice restaurants with river views.
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Unread post by kathy sa » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:16 pm

Shimuwini would be lovely but I think sitting watching the river flow at Oliphants would be the most romantic. Says someone who has been married 33 years Image

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Re: What are the most Romantic Camps

Unread post by noel » Thu May 21, 2009 2:59 pm

Hi GoGreen

Take it from a man who has had experience-BnD the best. Honeymooned there in 1990. Stayed in a few camps on that occasion, LS, Skukuza, Satara, Letaba, and Mopani which was fairly new at the time. None of the others quite compared with BnD.
BnD is very private, always green, very romantic walk long the dam, a good restaurant and of course good sightings. It has a good mix of being modern, yet also rustic and you do not lose the feeling of being in the bush.
And for those thinking of the hubby doing the braai-ing- I found it a terrible distraction! Enough time for that over future years.
That madam is now my ex-but recently got married again, circumstances dictated that we could not go to the KNP, but I am planning,mmmm. BnD is my choice for a real romantic few days. I cannot wait :hmz: :D


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Re: What are the most Romantic Camps

Unread post by freeclimb-64 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:31 pm

Hi all,
definitely Tamboti - LST3 luxury tents.
The cheaper 2 or 4 bed Tents forces you to take the comm. ablution.
(at night a bit challengin)
No restaurant - bring your own food.

And of course - any noise travels through that canvas.
If on honeymoon - the noise of starting car-engines at 5:00 may be annoying :whistle:

Lower Sabie LST2U with river view & full nightlife-sound.

Olifants BBD2V, BD2V, NG2V, restaurant still out of order, but meals are served under open sky with river view.
AND: Staff prepares numbers of wonderful candle-lights in Paperbags at the stairs to the hide & river-view.
Very romantic!

It´s a very helpful thing, to check the Camp-maps online to find a suitable tent / bungalow:
For example Olifants: ... sm/map.php" onclick=";return false;

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Re: What are the most Romantic Camps

Unread post by Sprocky » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:22 pm

Nothing wrong with the overnight hides. :wink:

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Unread post by alf » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:17 am

I was on honeymoon in Berg & Dal so they have changed my room from 3 beds to 2 beds and put in a extra table.
Only have these 2 pics so it won't help you much.


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Re: Advice needed for kruger honeymoon

Unread post by Foxy » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:23 pm

Suggest Tamboti as it is much more private that the bigger camps and quieter, otherwise you could go to one of the bush camps.

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Re: Advice needed for kruger honeymoon

Unread post by bushwalker » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:59 pm

Check out the safari tents at Punda Maria. The camp itself has a charm of its own and, on a recent visit, SO thought the tents were very romantic .. if you know what I mean :whistle: There are some great drives around the camp and up to Pafuri.
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Re: Advice needed for kruger honeymoon

Unread post by RUMURUTI » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:41 pm

Hi Mars, well in 2001 I passed my honeymoon in KNP and must say it was something very special.
We returned again this year, with our 7 year old son, and I'd say the magical places for honeymooners are:
- Punda Maria Safari Tents (I agree with you bushwalker)
- Talamati (isolated, only 15 beautiful units and very very quite and romantic)

I know this two camps are far apart but you can't miss one or two nights at Mopani with it's fantastic view.
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Re: Advice needed for kruger honeymoon

Unread post by Bee1 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:37 am


We honeymooned in Kruger - it was the start of my Kruger experiences and it was fantastic.
Great idea.
Look up the two bird hides that you can stay in, Sable and Shipandani.
They are lovely.
If you book you will be the only two there.
Find the info under Accom - Kruger Park and then scroll down to overnight hides.
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