Great Romantic Bush Breaks

Escape the city and cuddle up to these stunning views.

Switch off your phone, grab that special someone and make haste to these retreats to escape the rat race for a few days.

There is nothing quite like an uninterrupted view over nothing but wilderness to melt away the stresses of modern life. It provides a connection with nature that helps us gain fresh perspectives, soothes the nerves and provides unmatched opportunity to catch your breath. We mean really catch your breath. With the pressures of modern life turning into a hazy memory you can focus your attention on what really matters; that special someone with whom you are sharing this moment. So light the fire and pour a large glass of red wine as we explore some of the best snuggle views you can imagine.  


Kwande Great Fish River Lodge

The Kwande Great Fish River Lodge in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province provides guests with an incomparable feeling of the enormity of the African continent and its expansive horizon. Kwande offers an ideal Big 5 gaming experience in one of South Africa’s largest private game receives. It is situated in a Malaria free area just outside Port Elizabeth making it an ideal final stop on a road trip from Cape Town. The lavish suites are designed to maximise the jaw-dropping views at this stunning location. The foldable floor to ceiling glass doors also ensures uninterrupted vistas that can be enjoyed even in winter, ideal for cuddling next to a fire while enjoying the view. 



Marataba is a unique tented safari lodge in the Marakele Nature Reserve in South Africa. This exclusive lodge is truly a romantic getaway ideal for a short break in the bush. The large and luxurious open-plan tents have private raised decks allowing for sweeping views of the surrounding Waterberg Mountains. We would be hard-pressed to find a reason to abandon this view, and we are not alone. Conde Nast Traveller ranked this as the 3rd best Lodge in Africa in their 2018 readers' Choice awards. 



Madikwe Game Reserve's ultra-luxury lodges offer a truly five-star experience in a private game reserve. Access to Madikwe is restricted to guests staying at its lodges, which makes for a much more tranquil game Big 5 game viewing opportunity than you will find in the busier national parks. The accommodation is among the finest you could hope to find in the bush, and lodges have chefs on staff to prepare sumptuous meals to enjoy during your stay. Those on a romantic getaway can look forward to private plunge pools, outdoor showers and private viewing decks. There’s also a first-class spa for those who need a bit of help from an extra pair of hands to unwind completely.


Lion Sands

Lion Sands Narina Lodge offers different accommodation options, from the exclusive Ivory Lodge to Tinga and Narina Lodges, accommodation at these lodges all come with private plunge pools and decks overlooking the Sabie River. The styles of the lodges differ, but each is immaculately decorated, from bold and modern interiors to rustic, relaxed spaces. Set within the Kruger National Park, a guided safari is a must when visiting.



Londolozi Pioneer Camp is a bit of a pioneer as far as private game reserves and ecotourism is concerned. Londolozi is a Zulu word meaning ‘protector of all living things’, and this is undoubtedly reflected in the ethos of this family run business. Weaving together an excellent mix of conservation, luxury accommodation, fine cuisine and outstanding service, a stay at Londolozi is bound to be an unforgettable experience.


Chitwa Chitwa

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve was initially a privately held property, and as such it comes as no surprise that it offers incredible luxury and privacy. The accommodation at this beautiful safari lodge consists of large suites overlooking the nearby waterhole, a perfect spot to spend the day relaxing in-between game drives. As you can tell from the picture, this lodge does not hold back on indulging every whim of their guests.

Journeez is part of an exclusive network with preferred access to these, and nearly 1,000 more upmarket properties. We have access to pricing and availability that you won't find online so get in touch if you would like to know more or would like us to sense check an existing quote you've received. 

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