Includes: Collection from Hoedspruit / Phalaborwa Airport, Accommodation and entrance fees per person into the Kruger National Park, brunch and dinner and game drives in closed safari vehicle.
The Kruger National Park is the ultimate place to go on safari in search of the Big 5. The Kruger’s unspoiled and untamed environment stirs deep emotions and enables you to experience wild Africa just as you imagined it. Explore South Africa’s premier game viewing destination in style by going on one of our recommended tailor-made tours in order to spot the Big 5 and perhaps even the Little 5. Not only that, but you’ll learn about the most fascinating things that you never stopped to think about – insects, bird life, ecosystems and topography.
The Kruger Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa and one of the world’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries. It is approximately the same size as Israel or Wales and covers 20,720 square kilometers. It extends 350km from north to south and 60km from east to west. There is something intensely magical about spending a night under the African stars next to a crackling fire with nothing but the sounds of the bush and the smell of true South African cuisine.
A typical day…
We enter the Kruger National Park (or depart from our restcamp)… and begin our search for Africa’s Big 5 early morning … 2 million hectares of Big 5 and Bush haven famous for its unrivalled diversity of life forms, fused with historical and archaeological sites. Game drives are what the Kruger National Park is all about. The highlight to any day is venturing out into the park, binoculars clutched in one hand whilst the other hangs on to the constantly rolling vehicle as it makes its way through the bush in hopeful hot pursuit of the latest pride of lions, sighted feeding on a kill just over the rise.
At sunset we will enjoy dinner under the stars before retiring for the night to the magical sounds of the African bushveld. Rising early to greet the African dawn and a welcome cup of coffee and rusks, we depart for a whole day’s game viewing (stopping along the way for breaks of course) and continuing the search. Brunch will be enjoyed either at a picnic spot or one of the rest camps in the Park. Back at camp a short siesta can be enjoyed. In the late afternoon we depart on a sunset game drive…. we return to our camp to then have dinner while discussing the exciting day.
Letaba rest camp, the “river of sand” is one of the Kruger Park’s premium lush, green getaways, shaded under the gaze of the area’s prominent sycamore fig tree. The tone of this camp is comprised of the impressions of its gorgeous setting, the vibrant plant and animal populations of the area lending it a lively, colourful tone.
Accommodation at the camp is facilitated in usually thatched African style bungalows (or chalets) all of which are serviced daily. Each unit equipped with en-suite bathroom units, air-conditioning or fans, and kitchenettes.
Includes: Accommodation, Dinner & Breakfast, transfers, touring on Panoramic Route and entrances per person
Enroute to Mount Sheba.. a Memorable Encounter at Elephant Whispers…(INCLUDED)
Elephant Whispers are dedicated to securing the future of the African Elephant, and welcome people of all ages to share in the excitement of close encounters with these magnificent creatures. Experience the privilege of little Lindiwe’s compassionate nature, witness Medwa’s remarkable memory and enjoy the thrill of interacting with Tembo. The interaction with the elephant offers you the opportunity to touch the elephant, exchange trunk greetings and offer tasty treats. Experienced Elephant Handlers share their in-depth knowledge of fascinating elephant behaviour. Your visit to Elephant Whispers ensures these six incredible mammals continue in their important role as wildlife ambassadors for their own kind.
Sleepily tucked away amongst the mountains above the historic mining town of Pilgrims Rest lies Mount Sheba Country Lodge. Surrounded by indigenous forests this up-market lodge resort is an ideal retreat yet lies in easy distance to some on Mpumalanga’s superb tourist attractions including ‘God’s Window’, the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Potholes and of course the Kruger National Park.
This twenty-five suite lodge offers all the necessary trimmings needed for that well earned, relaxed getaway or professional business seminar. The beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms with private patios offer panoramic views allowing the beauty of the surroundings to be enjoyed from the comfort of your room. The cozy bedroom fireplaces are a perfect place to snuggle up with a book on chilly winter nights and your every comfort is catered for.
We can visit places such as Pilgrim’s Rest, Waterfalls, God’s Window & Blyde River Canyon…Situated on the Drakensberg escarpment in Mpumalanga is God’s Window. Just one look down and you will begin to understand why it is called “God’s Window”. With magnificent views, canyons, rock formations and waterfalls, God’s Window is truly an area of breathtaking scenic splendour. It is no wonder that Mpumalanga is known as Paradise Country! Gods Window is so called for the panoramic view of the Lowveld more than 900 m down into lush indigenous forest clad ravine. The majestic cliffs plunge over 700 meters to the Lowveld and the private game reserves which have made the area one of South Africa’s main wildlife destinations. God’s Window is a small part of a 250km long earthwork of sheer cliffs and extravagant beauty. One can observe the hills and forests as far as the eye can see. In fact, it seems as if one can see forever!
Viewing sites are provided along the length of the spectacular Blyde River Canyon including God’s Window, and there are numerous fantastic walks, hiking, horse and mountain bike trails. From the parking area a very steep stepped footpath along the edge of the escarpment leads to the actual view points. For the best lookout points and exotic forest plants, steer away from the crowds and hike up into the clouds and the misty Rain Forest.
Includes: Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, 2 x open game drives per day and entrance fees per person into the reserve.
Set in the Balule Nature Reserve, Sausage Tree Safari Camp promises rich game viewing and spectacular views, as our boundary with Kruger National Park is open and the Northern Drakensberg Mountains form a majestic back drop. This family-owned and operated Safari Camp pride itself on the warm atmosphere offered, delicious food, beautiful views and African style safari tented accommodation.
Our unassuming Camp promises an intimate nature experience in a relaxing environment where you can unwind, kick your shoes off and be yourself. Enjoy lantern lit dinners in our boma or on our open deck under the star studded African sky. Breakfast and lunch is served on the open deck with views of the bush and waterholes frequented by a variety of resident animals. Sunrise and sunset safaris in open 4 x 4 vehicles are the highlights of the day.
With our professional field guides, visitors can go in search of some of Africa’s famous variety of mammal and bird life, such as Giraffe, Zebra, African Fish Eagles, Vultures and the notorious Big 5 – Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo.
Our African safari-styled tents are nestled in between Marula, Knobthorn Acacia and Sausage Trees and overlook a dry river bed, the bush and the Northern Drakensberg Mountains. Each tent is spacious and built in an elevated position with it’s own special view.
The tents are fully furnished and have their own private deck and ensuite bathroom with a bath and outdoor shower. Inverter or Eco based Air-conditioners are fitted in each tent ensuring that you stay cool during those warm summer nights… and can be set to warm during those colder nights in winter too. Insect gauze on all the windows and doors keep the insects outside where they belong.
In the main reception area, visitors will find a lounge for those lazy afternoons, and a dining area that keeps visitors dry when it rains. There is a cosy bar complete with a variety of first class South African wines.
On the open deck outside, there is a sunken swimming pool and fireplace where visitors can enjoy those magical African nights. During the day, the deck has unrivalled views of the surrounding bush, dry river bed, waterhole and mountains in the background. Sausage Tree Safari Camp’s resident staff will ensure that everyone has a memorable stay and becomes part of our continually growing family.
Includes: Accommodation, breakfast
The famous Cardoso, whilst situated in the heart of Maputo, has sweeping views over Maputo Bay and the City below. This is the perfect base from which to do business, host a conference, explore Mozambique’s colourful history or merely relax and enjoy all the pleasures which come with a stay at Hotel Cardoso.
Fresh, vibrant and stylish the internationally acclaimed Hotel Cardoso sits on the Maputo cliff top with spacious gardens, large swimming pool and idyllic terraces. All bedrooms benefit from being individually decorated and contain all the amenities you would expect of a deluxe international hotel.
These perfectly located, privately owned self catering Villa’s are on the first dune, all with 180 degree views of the warm Indian Ocean and only a stones throw from the beach. This location is ideal for your perfect family holiday. The estate has 24hr guards and boomed access control to ensure a trouble free holiday. Sunset Beach is a resort situated in Chidenguele, 70 Kms north of Xai-Xai, in EN1, Mozambique. Here you will be able to acquaint yourself with a typical African landscape and at the same time enjoy the leisure facilities this resort has to offer. It is an ideal opportunity for you to experience the colourful scenery, the excellent white, clean sandy beaches that are perfect for swimming, fishing and all sub-aqua activities.
Includes: Accommodation, breakfast and dinner
A delightful concept in luxury accommodation that brings you closer to the Indian Ocean exists at Flamingo Bay, hosting you on water chalets built on stilts oven the Indian Ocean, with beaches surrounding the lodge.
Located 485 kilometers north of Maputo, Flamingo Bay is situated within the tidal bay of Inhambane in Mozambique. The clear waters of the Indian Ocean swirl about beneath the lodge and guests are safely and comfortably carried off to sleep at night by the sounds of the waters below. Nearby, guests scuba dive, snorkel, quad bike, windsurf or laze the day away on the sandy beaches of this ocean paradise.
The uniqueness of Flamingo Bay provides guests with the ideal luxury honeymoon accommodation. Flocks of Flamingo, schools of tropical fish and many other spectacular animals make their home around the area, providing a romantic platform in the nurturing bosom of the Indian Ocean.
Accommodation comes in the form of delightful water chalets, built up on stilts over the Indian Ocean. Each chalet has its own private balcony with views over the Indian Ocean. Sliding doors provide easy access to vast views. Air conditioning allows you to adjust the climate of your living space above the waters. Furniture is made from hardwood and provides a romantic African feel.
Water chalets are connected via wooden walkways. Golf carts give guests the ultimately pleasurable mode of scooting around. The restaurant overlooks the ocean, with an inviting fringe swimming pool. Sun downers on the sun deck while looking out to the ocean are a favourite and memorable experience. The restaurant offers gourmet meals picked from local dishes that specialize in seafood. The fully-stocked bar provides all the magic juices you need. The coffee bar and lounge areas are the perfect place to meet and relax. Conference facilities host up to 60 delegates or guests.
The Indian Ocean provides activities for guests that range from light to intense. Laze the day away on the sandy white beaches, literally on your doorstep, or go snorkeling about he lodge, viewing the vast schools of tropical fish that swim about these waters. The warm Indian Ocean is ideal for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. The reefs around the area offer spectacular views of vibrant, tropical underwater life.
Includes: Transfer and flight from Inhambane Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
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