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Combine a safari adventure with idyllic beaches for a honeymoon to remember

29th July 2013 Print
Earth Lodge Amber Suite Bedroom

Create memories on a honeymoon of a lifetime as you combine a five-star luxury safari adventure at South Africa’s Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, with pure romantic bliss in the heart of paradise at Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa, Mauritius fronted by the turquoise waters of Tamarin Bay.

Revel in the beauty of the African bush as you begin your honeymoon adventure at the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, situated in Sabi Sand Wildtuin. The ultimate destination for a luxury safari; enjoy a three night stay in the intimate and unique Earth Lodge. Considered the most environmentally sensitive lodge in Africa, it is home to 13 opulent and individually designed suites. This exclusive and romantic lodge is sculptured into the earth, making it almost invisible in the landscape. Intricately handmade twig chandeliers with gilded copper, bronze and silver branches twinkle softly, mirroring the night stars and adding that magical touch. Choose from more than 6,000 bottles of rare, special wines and liqueurs at the underground wine cellar or be pampered in holistic body, skin and beauty treatments at the Amani Spa.

Discover the wonders of nature on an early morning private game drive in an open Land Rover and at dusk enjoy a picnic sundowner in the bush. Experience the natural environment on foot on a private, guided walking safari or learn how to capture your close encounter with one of the ‘Big Five’ – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard on a photographic safari accompanied by a professional photographer. Guests returning from safari will be able to cool off at the unique Day Bar, where complimentary high teas and cocktails are served at stone topped tables set inside a shallow pool. 

Following unforgettable memories in the bush, guests can bliss out and enjoy some romantic alone time at the lavish Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa. Be greeted in style by Maradiva’s own Rolls Royce, with a glass of chilled champagne in hand, or choose to be collected from their very own private terminal. 

Newlyweds can look forward to a special romantic touch with intimate private plunge pools, a champagne breakfast in the privacy of their own villa, a couple’s massage and a rose petal bath, providing total relaxation. Indulge in a candlelight dinner with wines on the golden sands at sunset under the Raj tent or request a lunchtime picnic to be enjoyed in the rainforest under the waterfalls.

Couples looking to try a new skill on their honeymoon can book a private cookery class with Executive Chef Jerome Rigaud, who holds weekly classes following the launch of MasterChef 2012 winner Shelina Permalloo’s cookery school in 2013. Jerome will work with the newlyweds to create a bespoke menu. 

Carrier ( offers 10 nights from £5030 per person, based on two people sharing. Price includes 3 nights in a Suite at Earth Lodge, Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve on a full board basis with local drinks and game viewing activities, followed by 7 nights in a Garden Suite Villa at Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa on a half board basis. International flights, internal flights and private road transfers are included. 

At Sabi Sabi, complimentary honeymoon services include a romantic turndown, one private dinner and Champagne on the last evening. At Maradiva, guests will receive a one hour couples massage with a petal bath, one candlelit dinner and bottle of wine served in the Villa or on the beach, honeymoon gifts and early/late check in/out subject to availability. 

Prices are valid from 1st Nov – 23rd Dec 2013 and 5th Jan – 23rd Dec 2014.

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Earth Lodge Amber Suite Bedroom