Honeymoon packages are big business! For every wedding a honeymoon will be talked about! Will you have yours in South Africa’s Kruger National Park?
Preparing for a wedding is one of the biggest projects you’ll probably undertake in your life.
After months of planning and a whirlwind wedding day that’s over all too soon, you’ll deserve some quiet quality time with your new husband or wife to relax. Your honeymoon should be just that time.
Wherever you book your honeymoon, your accommodation will aim to give you their honeymoon suite or a larger room.
Expect the suite to have some tasteful decorations, like rose petals sprinkled over the bed and in the bathroom, towels folded into the shape of swans and a complimentary bottle of champagne and fruit basket. You may even be given vouchers for a couple’s massage or discounts on local activities and tours.
If you’re thinking of having your honeymoon in Kruger National Park, imagine lounging on your own private deck in the sun watching the animals pass by or taking an evening game drive to see the sun set before a romantic candlelit dinner.
The most luxurious option and consequently the most expensive, is to book in at one of the lodges in the private reserves which border Kruger Park and are part of Greater Kruger National Park, or at one of the concessions. Concessions are privately run reserves within the main park.
There are no fences between Greater Kruger, concessions and regular Kruger Park, which allows the wildlife to roam freely between them all, so you’ll get to see the same variety of animals no matter where you stay. There are many private lodges in these areas. Contact a few to compare their honeymoon deals!
Your honeymoon deal may have a particular theme or emphasis, such as:
- Relaxation – massage and beauty treatment
- Romance – secluded dinners for two
- Couples activities – hot air ballooning
Many of the package deals can provide transfers from Johannesburg Airport, which is great if you’re flying in from overseas, or from regional centres like Nelspruit.
The Main Park
If your budget is a bit tighter, the main Kruger National Park has its own honeymoon deals. If you don’t especially want a package for your honeymoon, you can simply book the accommodation you like in and around Kruger National Park.
If you’ve just had your wedding in Kruger National Park, having your honeymoon there too is an easy next step. You won’t have far to travel and you may even have your honeymoon in the same location as your wedding. There are lots of options and packages to choose from!