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Rhino Walking Safari | Swaziland | Shayamoya - Tiger Fishing

Day 1 - The

Day 2, 3 and 4: Rhino Walking Safaris - Kruger National Park

Discover nature’s hidden wonders in specially tailored walking trails from our luxury tented accommodation. Plains Camp is situated in the heart of our 12,000 hectare concession - a stone’s throw from Skukuza and easily accessible by road or air. With a maximum of eight people only (no children under 12), guests are ensured of a quality, pristine wilderness experience. 2 highly qualified guides will share their wealth of bush knowledge with you – from the identification of animals, trees, grasses, insects and birds to the medicinal uses of plants, folklore and basic tracking and survival skills.

Plains Camp - Kruger National Park

Plains Camp has four luxury African explorer-style tents with en-suite (hot running water) and all the comforts of home, plus the African Wilderness on your doorstep. Built in authentic pioneer tradition it has the serenity of a 19th century naturalists retreat, nestled in an Acacia Knobthorn thicket and overlooking the spectacular Timbitene plain and waterhole. An Africana book collection and antique treasures are reminiscent of a golden era. A generator and a back-up battery system power overhead fans and 24 hour lighting. The generator system can be used to re-charge camera batteries at specific times. There is also a Communal Lounge and Dining Area with an outside fireplace.

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Cross border through to Swaziland

Day 5: Foresters Arms Country Hotel

The Foresters Arms is a short, scenic tarred drive from the capital, Mbabane, and is ideally situated for exploring all the attractions of this majestic Kingdom. The Foresters Arms dates from colonial times and is a place of great character and charm. It is gloriously situated on its own estate in the mountains, a short scenic tarred drive from the capital, Mbabane, in the heart of this majestic Kingdom - ideal for exploring all attractions.

Spacious grounds and colourful gardens create a tranquil atmosphere and the invigorating climate is ideal for walking, horse riding and biking. The Foresters Arms combines charm and excellent service so you can step out of the fast lane - relax and rejuvenate.

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Cross border through to South Africa

Day 6, 7 and 8 - Shayamoya Tiger Fishing and Game Lodge

Absorb the stunning view, as you sit on the wide wooden deck at Shayamoya’s central lodge. Panoramic images embrace the purple hued Lebombo Mountains, the curves of the Pongola River as it enters the Lake Jozini and the unspoilt bushveld of the Pongolo Game Reserves. Owned and managed by the Blevin family, together with their staff, Shayamoya exudes a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

It is an ideal venue for the whole family offering a variety of activities including kids entertainment. One of the special activities is the challenging sport of tiger fishing as this is the only water in SA home to these ferocios fighting game fish. On offer also are game drives, boat cruises, elephanting and rhino tracking.

Shayamoya has a prime location in breaking the trip when travelling from Kruger Park or Johannesburg, through to the Natal resorts such as Hluhluwe, St.Lucia, and the Southern Mozambique scuba diving resorts.

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Day 9 - Dusk to Dawn Bed and Breakfast (Piet Retief)

Dusk to Dawn Bed and Breakfast is a spacious country house in the most southern tip of Mpumalanga, the place of the rising sun. Johann and Gudrun Engelbrecht have turned their family home into a friendly and welcoming half-way stop for tourists and visitors en route on the N2 from the Kruger National Park or Gauteng to the Kwa-Zulu Natal North Coast or vice versa. The Engelbrechts are fifth generation descendants of German Missionaries who settled in this area in 1870 and German is still spoken at home.

Dusk to Dawn has been a Finalist in the AA Accommodation Awards for several years and was the Winner in the Farm Accommodation Category for the year 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009 and therewith entering the Hall of Fame in 2010. Dusk to Dawn also features the AA Superior Grading Endorsement. Furthermore Dusk to Dawn is a regular feature in the Portfolio Bed and Breakfast Collection. We have been awarded the Tourism Grading Council 4 star award.

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Day 10 - Back to civilisation

More or less days can be added to this safari.
Safari starts and ends Hoedspruit.
Road charters and flights to and from Johannesburg can be included if requested.

As per notes for Plains Camp and Sleepout, please be advised:

1) Scheduled departure days for Plains Camp

    Arrive Tuesday for a 2/3 night stay
    Arrive Friday for a 2 night stay
    Arrive Sunday for a 2 night stay

2) Sleepouts are highly dependant on weather conditions.  PLEASE be aware that should the weather be unfavourable on the day of the Sleep Out (heavy rain) or if there has been heavy rain in the days preceding the Sleep Out, you may have to remain at Plains Camp (due to the platforms being inaccessible).

Plains Camp strives to keep guests together during their trail, without the inconvenience of different guests arriving and departing throughout their stay. With this in mind, if the first guests to reserve their trail at Plains Camp request the Sleep Out, then all subsequent reservations will be required to participate. Should all guests not wish to participate in the Sleep Outs; there will be no Sleep Out for the duration of the trail.


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