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Honeymoon Venue: Royal Malewane, South Africa

When considering an overseas honeymoon (or even a destination wedding), the venue selection can be rather harrowing with an entire world to consider. As part of our #honeymoonhumpday series, we're going to be bringing you a variety of venue profiles, honeymoon styles and tips every Wednesday to help you narrow your options down to somewhere truly amazing.

This weeks honeymoon venue is Royal Malewane, a luxury safari lodge in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park that oozes adventure, beauty and romance. Your own exclusive wildlife experience will give you insight into the ways of South Africa’s captivating ecosystem.

Be guided on specialised Land Rovers by one of the most qualified teams in Africa through your safari experience where nature is paramount. The vehicles have a maximum of six guests in order for ultimate viewing, comfort and photography opportunities. With over 300 bird species and 130 mammals to experience in their own habitat, Royal Malewane delivers an unforgettable wildlife experience. Listen as lions roar, watch as buffalos drink from waterholes and leopards protect their cubs from hyenas. Having a wide range of package safari experiences available, there is something for all levels of adventurers and couples to enjoy.

Royal Malewane is made up of just six luxury suites, two royal suites and the Africa House. All suites provide you with incomparable views, opulence and are elegantly designed in a gorgeous colonial style while in the heart of the African bush. Should you opt for a royal suite, enjoy the sun from your own expansive private deck and pool. The spacious Africa House is made up of six bedrooms. The eclectic furnishings, outdoor showers, carved four-poster beds from Kenya and Persian rugs help to create an exotic atmosphere. Due to the lodges open plan design, wildlife can easily be viewed from the comfort of your own suite, with Elephants drinking from your pool and Monkeys sitting on your balcony.

Dining at Royal Malewane is an exceptional experience. Executive Chef Brandon Souris and his exceptional team prepare the contemporary cuisine where beautiful presentation is second nature and the dishes become art. Royal Malewane offers an array of South Africa’s finest wines, ranging from leading reds to boutique pinots. The lodge also offers the largest whiskey selection of any safari lodge and informative whiskey tastings.

After long days of exploring the African wildlife, relax at the award winning Waters of Royal Malewane Bush Spa. Famous all over the world for its picturesque scenery and luxury treatments, it is a special oasis. It is devoted to your personal comfort, to enrich your stay at Royal Malewane.

The multiple award-winning Royal Malewane is beautifully intimate and luxurious and is the ultimate safari lodge for any couple after an adventurous honeymoon.