Flying into Johannesburg, you’ll then take a light plane to Madikwe Game Reserve, an ideal introduction to the African bush. Set in the northern corner of South Africa, on the border with Botswana, Madikwe has sweeping savannahs filled with major game, including lions, leopards, elephants, Cape buffalo, both white and black rhinos, cheetahs, African wild dogs, hyenas and giraffes.
A staggering translocation programme transformed Madikwe into the wildlife haven it is today, and as well as the now abundant wildlife, the programme benefits the local community, giving visitors an adventure with a serious feel-good factor.
You’ll spend your first three nights of your honeymoon at the luxurious Madikwe Hills
, sleeping in a glass-fronted suite with you own veranda and private plunge pool. Game drives are the order of the day, but if you want to forgo the early wake up, swap the morning game drive for a spa treatment underneath a grove of tamboti and marula trees.