Somizi and Mohale celebrate the one-Year Anniversary Getaway on the Insider SA

Somizi and Mohale celebrate the one-Year Anniversary Getaway on the Insider SA


Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung celebrate their One-Year Anniversary a la mode during a one-of-a-kind romantic treehouse that overlooks the &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve, allowing the couple to become one with nature at this luxury safari getaway – and therefore the duo shared the experience with fans on this week’s episode of The Insider SA.

A little over a year ago, Somizi and Mohale tied the knot during a four-part television special to showcase their like to the planet – a deliberate choice by the couple to market the acceptance of affection altogether forms. Mohale explains, “Telling our romance wasn’t almost us as a few, but it had been also about making this a norm since people frown on same-sex relationships, especially during a lot of African countries. So, igniting what we’ve really ignited what people could have”.

This decision allowed all of SA to celebrate with the 2 on their big day. But since their wedding, the couple is non-stop hustling. “People think once you’ve ‘made it’ you’ll just relax. It doesn’t work like that. the upper you get, the harder you’ve got to work”, explains Somizi. With Somizi as a TV & Radio Personality and entrepreneur, and Mohale as an entrepreneur, model, and actor, it’s hard for the newlyweds to catch an opportunity. this is often why their remote overnight retreat within the &Beyond Ngala Treehouse was even more special – and capturing it on The Insider SA meant they might hold on to the memories for a lifetime while sharing this occasion with their fans.

The Ngala Treehouse is situated within the middle of the reserve, perfectly isolated for a romantic getaway. the planning was inspired by the authentic nature and massive Marula trees that surround it. most significantly, the treehouse is completely self-sustainable and was built with a light-weight carbon footprint. Being so high within the trees allows guests to feel as if they’re truly connected with wildlife. “You’ll get to listen to the sounds of the birds and every one the opposite animals”, explains the Treehouse’s Assistant Manager, Fabiano Matias. Since the &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve sits on the unfenced border of the Kruger Park , its wildlife, including the large 5, are ready to roam freely on the Ngala Reserve.

The Treehouse is four stories high, kitted with a dark-wood kitchen, a copper-accented bathroom, a spacious bedroom among the trees, and a rooftop to looked at the starlit sky after sunset.

This retreat took Somizi and Mohale’s breath away. “How are we ever getting to top this?”, Somizi asks. “This may be a proper, luxurious treehouse”, Mohale comments. While laughing he adds, “I’m wondering what proportion they’d sell it to us for?”. Somizi and Mohale describe their hidden getaway as modern, yet warm. “It’s the right spot for an anniversary; the right spot for a honeymoon”, Somizi shares.

Since living and dealing within Joburg’s busy city doesn’t leave many outdoor activities, the couple sinks into their outdoor, rooftop bed to stargaze. In the meantime, dinner is being prepared at Ngala.

Ngala’s talented chef prepares a meal fit kings – a meal that invokes pride. As a logo of pride, the lion’s favorite meal is served for dinner: kudu. The meat may be a South African favorite but is ready within the simple, French style. Somizi and Mohale enjoy their dinner under the starlit African sky – the right thanks to celebrating their love and reflect on the year that’s been. “This is a tremendous experience. this is often our first outdoor, romantic dinner so we’re excited about it – mainly because it’s within the bush within the middle of nowhere!”, Somizi shares.

Next on their to-do list at Ngala is that the unforgettable game drives through the reserve’s 14,700 hectares of personal wilderness land. On their drive, the couple spotted wildlife galore. For Somizi, the highlight was catching a glimpse of his spirit animal: the elephant. “Their presence is amazing. They’re big and powerful, yet at an equivalent time, they’re gentle and humble”.

For Mohale, his highlight was witnessing a rare sighting of a buffalo kill by lions. this is often made even more significant as Mohale’s surname, ‘Motaung’ means ‘Lion’. “I’ve never seen lions feast like this but I’m very excited, they’re my favorite animal. They’re majestic! They’re so powerful”. As for Somizi, he’d prefer merely observing them from the TV. White lions with blood-stain coats are certainly an intimidating sight to ascertain, especially considering how rare white lions really are. they need a rare color mutation and indigenous to the Timbavati region. However, in some African cultures, they’re considered divine.

With the year starting to wind down, The Insider had to understand more about what the longer-term had future for 2 men who still push the envelope and break boundaries.

While Mohale plans to continue growing his current company, Glam Troupe, he also plans to reinforce his acting skills as he breaks into acting industry more. As for Somizi, he’ll continue performing on his cookbook which will be released at the top of November for the festive season. This year has also introduced his very own cooking show, Dinner at Somizi’s, and shortly we’ll be ready to enjoy his crockery range, Somizi Crockery Range Kitchenware. As for the remainder, Somizi promises, “There’s tons more for 2021”.

For now, the couple is simply enjoying living life together as husbands, unified crazy, and commitment. Catch The Insider SA every Tuesday at 19h30 and therefore the repeat every Saturday at 20h00 on SABC 3.