Honeymoon under African Skies Experience
Honeymoon under African Skies is an exclusive private break away for honeymooners, in the beautiful Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa, which lies along the border with Botswana. This Madikwe safari package has a Meet and Greet service and the flights ex/to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport are included.
You and your loved one can enjoy superb personal service and lovely little luxuries while on this malaria-free safari. An unforgettable highlight is the opportunity for a romantic sleep-out on a raised deck hidden deep in the bush (weather permitting). You’ll be surrounded by the sounds of the wild and fall asleep in a comfortable bed.
Your intimate Madikwe game lodge is set in a lush forest overlooking a stream-filled waterhole. You can game view from a number of vantage points and relax by the pool in the heat of the day. There is also a gym and spa available. Delicious meals and wines are served both indoors and outdoors between exciting game viewing activities.
Day 1: Johannesburg - Madikwe Game Reserve
On arrival at O.R. Tambo International Airport there will be a Meet and Greet before your light aircraft flight to Madikwe airstrip. You will be welcomed at the airstrip and then transferred to the lodge. The 4x4 road transfer takes 30 minutes and there will be game viewing opportunities along the way. Depending on your time of arrival you can enjoy lunch after checking-in at the lodge.
You can relax in your spacious suite with its open-fronted lounge and private sundeck which has uninterrupted views over a river, or explore the lodge and its facilities. In the late afternoon there will be a game drive with sundowners along the way, followed by game viewing by spotlight on the drive back to the lodge where you will enjoy a tasty dinner.
Day 2: Madikwe Game Reserve
Today there will be a wake-up call in time for the morning game drive. Your ranger will share a wealth of knowledge with you, from the fascinating private life of the dung beetle to the intricacies of the Wild Dog's social system. Game drives take 3 – 4 hours and include stops for refreshments. When you return to the lodge it will be time for breakfast and leisure activities.
Your African honeymoon package includes a complimentary beauty treatment at the spa. You can also spend time browsing the curio shop or reading a book from the library before lunch. Following afternoon tea the evening game drive sets off. The Madikwe Game Reserve is home to the Big Five (Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and Leopard), Cheetah, Hyena and many more amazing African animals, so there will be plenty to see. You’ll return to the lodge for an atmospheric dinner in the boma (traditional outdoor enclosure).
Day 3: Madikwe Game Reserve
If you rise early you can relax on your deck and keep a lookout for wildlife on the river banks. Today there will be a morning game drive or you can enjoy a game walk accompanied by an experienced ranger. Bush walks offer a very different perspective and you will discover many details that are overlooked on game drives.
Between meals and game viewing activities you can take a dip in the pool or have a siesta. There are a number of hides where you may relax and watch animals and birds going about their lives. The birdlife of Madikwe is varied with around 340 species attracted to different habitats that exist in the reserve.
After dinner at the lodge, your ranger will take you to the sleep-out for a night under the stars and the ultimate bush experienced. Enjoy your first romantic retreat as newlyweds as you sleep in comfort on the upper deck of a hide which overlooks a waterhole.
Day 4: Madikwe Game Reserve - Johannesburg
Your ranger and guests on the morning game drive will collect you from the hide and continue with the activity. Later you will return to the lodge for breakfast and check-out. There will be a road transfer to the airstrip for your connecting flight back to Johannesburg.
Price list for Honeymoon under African Skies: Deluxe Madikwe Flyin Safari
4 Day Package: Fly-In Option
Prices are per person sharing
|2012-09-01 to 2014-04-30
This honeymoon special package is calculated for a couple enjoying a honeymoon at Madikwe Game Reserve. The rate is per person sharing a suite and is fully inclusive of sparkling wine and a fruit basket on day of arrival, a spa treatment as well as meals and game viewing activities. Flights are ex/to Johannesburg on a daily basis.
Rates are valid for 2012 / 2013 but may vary depending on the season and daily currency exchange rate.
- Return flight Johannesburg - Madikwe airstrip
- Passenger service charge, tax and fuel charge
- Return complimentary road transfer Madikwe airstrip - lodge
- 2 nights in a suite
- 1 night at the sleep out
- Fully inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner, teas, coffees & snacks
- House wine, local beers and spirits, soft drinks and mineral water
- Complimentary beauty treatment for a fixed amount
- Complimentary sparkling wine and fruit basket on arrival day
- Morning game drive & evening game drive (with spotlights after darkness)
- Game walk accompanied by an experienced ranger
- 14 % VAT & emergency medical evacuation insurance
- Pre and post accommodation, all other flights, services & transfers
- Personal expenses and telephone calls
- Premium brand drinks