Romantic Getaways Under the African Sun

Posted on Wed December 8, 2021.

Everything the light touches is yours to see. It’s yours to hold. It’s there to feel. Reawaken your senses underneath the African sun and feel her sand rise between your toes. Let her rivers run wild in your soul, her landscapes dance in your heart, and her waves wash away any fears. This is the place to reconnect with yourself and to reconnect with each other. Choose forever. Choose yourself. Choose African Safari Collective. It’s time for a romantic getaway like nothing else at any or all of our six premier lodges.

Three Tree Hill Lodge | Romance En-Route

Romantic Getaway | Three Tree Hill Lodge | African Safari Collective | KZN

Hidden in the secluded Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve, and against the backdrop of the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains, Three Tree Hill is perfect for a romantic getaway as it’s just about halfway between Durban and Johannesburg. This Fair Trade certified lodge not only shows its love for the environment and family of staff, but it’s where love lives surrounded by spectacular scenery in luxury suites.

Fugitives’ Drift Lodge | Reflection and Reconnection

Fugitives' Drift Lodge Nature Reserve | Romantic Getaway | African Safari Collective | KZN

Fugitives’ Drift is an award-winning lodge world-renowned for its battlefield tours of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. However, it’s also a place where romance is the order of the day, with poolside loungers, outdoor showers, and private verandahs leading from your luxury suite. With intimate spaces well placed around the lodge, and nature walks filled with abundant wildlife and birdlife on the reserve, it’s easy to fall in love for the first time, or all over again. 

Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge | Romantic Big 5 Safaris

Leopard Mountain Safari Lodge | Romantic Getaway | Private Plunge Pool | African Safari Collective | KZN

This 5-Star, multi-award winning, Big 5, family-run Safari Lodge is set within the 58 000 acres Manyoni Private Game Reserve, offering every couple’s dream of peace and tranquillity. With the most spectacular views in Zululand, from the river meandering below to the distant Lebombo Mountains, take it all in from your own private plunge pool or hammock - perfectly hung from your luxury stone and thatch suite. Our sought-after chef will prepare your tantalizing meals, which can be accompanied by your choice of wine. Here’s to love. “Cheers” to forever at Leopard Mountain. ​​

Makakatana Bay Lodge | Safari and Sea Splendour

Experience the magic and wonder of unspoiled beaches seemingly reserved for just the two of you, along with vast wetlands, game drives, and an unforgettable boat cruise at Makakatana Bay Lodge situated on Lake St Lucia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This sacred family-owned and run Lodge is situated on the Western Shores of Lake St Lucia, in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal. Spend your evenings reigniting your love over a candlelit dinner before retreating to your luxury suite where an outdoor bath underneath the African stars awaits.

Sungulwane Private Game Lodge | Big 5 Bush Break

Sungulwane Private Game Lodge is nestled within the Big Five Manyawana Private Game Reserve in Northern Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal. This is a place where love embraces you from the minute you arrive, with just eight private chalets embedded into the thick Red Ivory forest, giving you the feeling of sleeping in tree canopies – in complete harmony with nature, and hidden from the world. An extensive private deck with large stack back doors and showers allow for endless stargazing and stealing precious moments together while dreaming your future together over the uninterrupted views of the valley.

Fairview House | Garden Route Wonder 

You cannot help but fall in love at Fairview House. Whether it’s the surrounding views over the Outeniqua Mountains, the rolling lawns, the Ardmore-inspired decor, or the intimate spaces seemingly designed with just the two of you in mind. Fairview House is 10-minutes outside of Plettenberg Bay along the famed Garden Route, allowing you to steal quiet moments together. It also gives you space to adventure through the Plett Wine Route, taste the town’s fine restaurants and hike along nature trails with lookout spots synonymous with romance and memories waiting to be made together.