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The Outpost Lodge in Kruger National Park was named The 5th Most Romantic Hotel in the World for 2024 and Lion Sands got the 14th spot.


Mpumalanga, South Africa (08 February 2024) – Two incredible South African lodges have been named on the 2024 Top 50 Most Romantic Hotels list by Big 7 Travel. The lodges both landed in the top 15. They are the Outpost Lodge at 5th place and Lion Sands Ivory Lodge earned 14th place.

The award is given by Big 7 Travel on their newly updated website, which uses a comprehensive scoring system that analyses the number of hashtags and TikTok views per destination, sample survey results of Big 7 Media’s audiences, and from the global editorial team.

This is the 6th year that Big 7 Travel has released the Most Romantic Hotels and they’ve taken on board a lot of our reader suggestions from the previous years’ lists. Hotel inclusions were ranked based on several factors, including properties with high Tripadvisor review scores from couples, unique ‘romantic’ experiences, room facilities and luxury.

The Outpost Lodge #5

“Overlooking a valley of baobabs and the Luvuvhu River, the surrounding scenery is so beautiful that the Outpost said ‘no’ to windows and doors. All twelve bungalows, which are suspended on stilts and connected by a wooden walkway, are completely open to the elements. Think special sunrise viewing from your bed, coffee in hand. Watch elephants play in the valley below, whether that’s from the daybed on the wraparound balcony or the rounded bathtub.” – Big 7 Travel

Lion Sands Ivory Lodge #14

“Ivory Lodge thinks of everything – from your champagne of choice in the maxibar to unique dining under the stars. The accommodation is so geared towards romance, that they even offer a discount for newlyweds. After days spent exploring in a land cruiser, you’ll end the night listening to the not-so-distant sounds of hippos and lions. Guests can also spend a night or two in one of three luxury treehouses: Tinyeleti, Kingston, and Chalkley. The Kingston Treehouse is built on boulders, across a small drawbridge, with lanterns and the bright moon to light the way.” – Big 7 Travel

Sources: Big 7 Travel
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