A look inside Somizi and Mohale's romantic treehouse getaway

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Somizi Mhlongo, Mohale Motaung
Somizi Mhlongo, Mohale Motaung
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  • Idols SA judge Somizi Mhlongo and husband Mohale Motaung have given fans a look inside their romantic treehouse getaway.
  • This retreat took Somizi and Mohale's breath away. "How are we ever going to top this?" Somizi asks. 
  • For Mohale, his highlight was witnessing a rare sighting of a buffalo killed by lions. Mohale's surname, 'Motaung' means 'Lion'. 


Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung have given fans a look inside their romantic treehouse getaway - and it looks magical.

The couple celebrated their one-year anniversary with the one-of-a-kind breakaway and shared the experience with viewers on an episode of The Insider SA.

A little over a year ago, Somizi and Mohale tied the knot in a four-part Showmax special to showcase their love to the world - a deliberate choice by the couple to promote the acceptance of love in all forms.

Mohale explains: "Telling our love story was not just about us as a couple, but it was also about making this a norm since people frown upon same-sex relationships, especially in a lot of African countries. So, igniting what we have really ignites what other people could have."

The Ngala Treehouse which overlooks the andBeyond Ngala Private Game Reserve is situated in the middle of the reserve, perfectly isolated for a romantic getaway.

"You'll get to hear the sounds of the birds and all the other animals," explains the Treehouse's assistant manager, Fabiano Matias.

This retreat took Somizi and Mohale's breath away. "How are we ever going to top this?" Somizi asks. 

For Mohale, his highlight was witnessing a rare sighting of a buffalo killed by lions. This is made even more significant as Mohale's surname, 'Motaung' means 'Lion'. 

Catch The Insider SA every Tuesday at 19:30 and the repeat every Saturday at 20:00 on SABC 3.

Compiled by Graye Morkel

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