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The Great Plains Collective – Issue 14

By 12th December 2022December 14th, 2022The Great Plains Collective
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HONEYMOONS & FAMILYMOONS 

Every couple likes to spend their honeymoon indulging in romantic things like
moonlit dinner dates, trying new cuisine together, lazing about drinking crisp wines, exploring new places and embracing adventurous activities together
. One can include all the things one LOVES to make their honeymoon a special one. For some, that may mean bringing along the whole family. Who better to share such a memorable occasion with, than with the ones you love most? A honeymoon also provides the first memorable moments as a couple or newly joined family. It sets the stage for what lies ahead, not to mention some great honeymoon or familymoon insta-moments that will keep everyone reminiscing! Here are a few of our preferred Collective partners that we think are a perfect fit for that idyllic familymoon or honeymoon!
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&Beyond Tengile River Lodge ticks all the boxes for an enchanting Honeymoon or Familymoon! The lodge is situated in the world-famous Sabi Sands, South Africa. It boasts 9 enormous stilted suites, each with 180-degree uninterrupted views of the Sand River. The lodge has been designed to ensure magnificent river views from all angles. Private decks and al fresco sitting areas are the ideal places to view wildlife using Swarovski Optik binoculars as game roam across the landscape. Not only does each suite have its own private plunge pool with a view, but there is also a main lodge pool to be enjoyed near the spa where you can watch herds of elephants congregate in the river bed. &Beyond Tengile River Lodge is able to cater for weddings too! From a classic safari wedding in the open bush to a sunset ceremony overlooking a spectacular view or a walk down the aisle in the dry bed of an African river! The team at Tengile are meticulous wedding planners who can put together a wedding filled with breathtaking moments tailormade to the liking of each couple. In terms of children, the lodge offers a host of fun activities bringing alive the magic of Africa for them. Knowing one’s children are safe and supervised allows the adults to indulge in the pleasures of a Healing Earth wellness treatment. This intimate massage sala is where one can revel in a space of well-being and tranquillity with a glass of sparkling wine or a cup of herbal tea! Tengile River Lodge is without a doubt a magical choice for any occasion. 
Did you know? 
By staying at Tengile, you are indirectly contributing to various conservation initiatives across the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, from anti-poaching missions and general wildlife management, to specific projects, such as The Southern Ground Hornbill Monitoring and Support Programme and The Leopard Conservation Project.
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Santorini in Mozambique is the epitome of what a honeymoon or familymoon should entail! For something special and romantic, we highly recommend booking a private dinner at Paraiso Escondido, their open-air boma which offers enchanting dining under a twinkling  African sky! One can design the menu with the chef, be it whole fish, crayfish, prawns or fillet enjoyed with a fresh selection of sides and salads. For couples who prefer to be left alone to relish the late afternoon sun and evening stars, meze platters and a bottle of bubbles are left in the courtyard to be enjoyed at leisure and in complete privacy! Did we mention that Paraiso Escondido has a heated plunge pool too?!
Did you know? 
Santorini has a great honeymoon offer for all newlyweds! One partner enjoys 50% OFF accommodation in any of the luxurious suites in the Main Villa or The Chapel. If you are travelling instead with family, they have a great Stay 4 Pay 3!
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Morukuru Family lives up to its name! Their collection of exclusive-use villas is the perfect solution for any Familymoon! The team at Morukuru is experienced and skilled to be able to cater to the individual needs of any family dynamic. Adults are able to enjoy some alone time whilst their children get to experience one-of-a-kind tailored safari experiences just for them! We currently love their “Morukuru Family Journey” offer. This special entails booking any combo of 7 nights at Morukuru Family Madikwe and/or Morukuru Family De Hoop for which you will get 2 additional complimentary nights at AtholPlace House & Villa.

Did you know?
Did you know that the ‘Freedom Concept’ at the Morukuru Family exclusive-use houses allows guests to tailormake their stay from arrival to departure? There are no fixed timings for activities or meals and guests can plan their days as they wish. This bodes well for any Honeymoon or Familymoon!
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The Great Plains Cape Town staff recently had the opportunity to step away from their home offices to visit the Alphen Boutique Hotel & Spa situated in the beautiful leafy suburb of Constantia, Cape Town. The team were so excited to see what this Hotel has to offer and did a walkabout for approx. 30 minutes which included taking snaps here and there! The Alphen which is set on 11.5 acres of lush land was previously a wine estate and working farm which still has one of the oldest mills in the Western Cape. This hotel offers you everything from Spa days to weekly outdoor yoga to DJs at Incognito Bar. The rooms are magnificent with a touch of history in each one….after the site inspection, the team was taken to one of the restaurants where we were served a 3-course meal and enjoyed each other’s company before heading back to reality. A special thank you to Inspirational Places and the team at the Alphen who looked after the Great Plains Cape Town staff with warmth and true Capetonian hospitality.

Please contact our Safari Designers for any information on our preferred partners in this Collective edition.

Keeping the dream alive,
Eluisa Di Benedetto | Product Manager

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