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Nkelenga Sole Use Camp in the Thornybush Game Reserve 1/9 Location The Nkelenga Tented Camp nestles in the wildlife-rich Thornybush Private Game Reserve of South Africa's Limpopo Province. DESCRIPTION: Nkelenga is charming old-world sole-use, self-catering lodge set within the Thornybush Reserve overlooking one of busiest dams in the Reserve. A hive of bird and mammal activity will keep you enthralled, while you unwind on the large deck of your safari tent or on the large lawns within the secure camp. This basic bush camp, which is only available for family and group safari stays, has won the hearts of many travelers, particularly our South African visitors who keep coming back. Having a home like this to yourself is a magical experience that offers the ideal chance to rekindle your friendships and family ties. Nkelenga Tented Camp offers very comfortable self catering accommodation and excellent game viewing opportunities in the Thornybush Game Reserve. The camp is ideal for families, large groups or informal business breakaways. Enjoy warm African evenings under the stars and totally unwind and relax. There are three comfortable, Meru-style air-conditioned tents positioned on wooden stilts overlooking an active dam at the Nkelenga Tented Camp. They all have their own shaded decks with comfortable armchairs and are perfect for enjoying a bit of quiet time. One tent has a king size bed and the 2 remaining tents are twin beds. In the winter months electric blankets are placed on the beds to keep you warm. Each tent has gauze windows with flaps that are closed in the evening, but still allow for you to hear all the wonderful calls of the wild throughout the night. The tents are all en-suite with a shower, basin and toilet. Inside the main house has a bedroom with a separate bathroom, and a loft area with 4 single beds – perfect for kids to enjoy! Besides the accommodation and game vehicle – you will have a skilled guide and tracker who will not only lead memorable and educational safaris, but also help pack cooler boxes for sundowners and flasks for morning coffee stops. A housekeeper services the rooms daily, linens and amenities are all provided. This wonderful person will also clean the public areas and help wash dishes, when needed. Ice, drinking water and firewood are also provided. Amenities Air-conditioning International adapter Limited Mobile Coverage Shower RATE INCLUDES: Game drives Guide Tracker/caretaker; Housekeeper Wood is supplied Water is supplied Pool towels All Amenities and Linen in Rooms Housekeeping service rooms once a day Housekeeping wash dishes and there is a dishwasher on site Cooler Boxes & Hot Boxes Coffee/ Tea/drinks/ snacks for drives will be packed by Guide HIGHLIGHTS: A beautiful outdoor playground, this camp features an outdoor swimming pool. The kitchen offers equipment for self-catering including a fridge and freezer. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners can be enjoyed in the comfortable lounge and dining area of the camp. Guests wishing to book a health and beauty spa treatment may visit the nearby Thornybush Spa. OUR TIPS: As the reserve is characterised by open savannahs, wildlife viewing is excellent here making for memorable wildlife encounters. The best time for safaris is early in the mornings during sunrise and then again late in the afternoon. The afternoon safari drives lead into the sunset making wildlife viewing a special event with torch lights. Special SADC Sole Use Rate R16,000 per night for exclusive use of the camp on a self-catering basis inclusive of staff and game drives. Book within 45 days of travel. ENQUIRE NOW
- Harry's Camp
Harry’s Camp Sole use self catering camp in the Timbavati Reserve, Greater Kruger. 1/27 Location DESCRIPTION: Experience the ultimate African adventure at Harry’s Camp, a hidden gem nestled in the captivating heart of the Timbavati Reserve, Greater Kruger. Immerse yourself in the untamed wilderness and witness the majestic Big Five in all their glory. With only five rooms, Harry's Camp provides an exclusive and intimate experience, ensuring personalized attention and exceptional service. Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline-fueled safari or a serene nature retreat, Harry’s Camp is the perfect haven for up to 8 adventurous souls. Prepare to be captivated by the wonders of the wild as you embark on an unforgettable journey at Harry’s Camp. Each room is tastefully furnished and equipped with essentials to ensure a pleasant stay. Expect cozy beds, en-suite bathrooms, and charm that captures the essence of the African bush. The expansive patio features an outdoor braai area, a refreshing pool, and breathtaking views of the serene river bed and captivating watering hole. As you wander through the camp, you’ll frequently encounter graceful nyala grazing nearby, and if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of elephants strolling along the river bed. The camp celebrates the joy of being outdoors, providing an abundance of comfortable lounges and outdoor seating areas where you can unwind with a good book or marvel at the vibrant birdlife that surrounds you. Harry’s Camp is nestled within an expansive 2000-hectare portion of the Big 5 Timbavati Reserve. Immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of the African bush as you encounter the magnificent Big Five — lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinos. Twice daily game drives are conducted by an experienced ranger in an open safari vehicle. Off road driving is permitted for Big 5 sightings, ensuring the best view of the abundant wildlife in the area. RATE INCLUDES: Two game drives per day. Housekeeping and camp assistant. HIGHLIGHTS: Harry’s Camp is designed to provide a comfortable and immersive experience, blending modern amenities with the beauty of the surrounding wilderness. OUR TIPS: This wonderful traditional safari camp is a great option for groups of friends or families wanting a camp to themselves. It's just like owning your own safari camp. Siza Safari Sole Use 2023 Rate R11,750 per night for exclusive use of the camp for 8 people on a self-catering basis. Siza Safari Sole Use 2024 Rate R14,575 per night for exclusive use of the camp for 8 people on a self-catering basis. Standard Rate R17,000 per night for exclusive use of the camp for 8 people on a self-catering basis. ENQUIRE NOW
MOZAMBIQUE All Offers and Specials within this Region Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort SADC Special from Bazaruto Island, Mozambique $355 per person sharing per night. Valid for stays until 20 December 2023. Standard Rate $700 More Info Azura Benguerra Islands Special SADC Rate Benguerra Island, Mozambique R4,940 per person sharing per night. Valid 01 NOV - 15 DEC 2023 Standard Rate R11,120 More Info Esta é a Vida Special Siza SADC Rate San Sebastian Peninsula, Vilanculos, Mozambique R57,000 per night for exclusive use for 10 guests. Min. 4 night stay Standard Rate R80,000 More Info Machangulo Beach Lodge Special Siza SADC Rate Santa Maria Peninsula, Southern Mozambique. R2,200 per person per night sharing. Valid until 11 December 2023 Standard Rate Non-peak R3,360 More Info Anvil Bay Special SADC Rates Maputo Elephant Reserve, Mozambique from $315 per person sharing per night. Standard Rate $450 More Info Santorini Mozambique Special SADC 4 Night Special Kingfisher Bay, Vilanculos, Mozambique $330 per person sharing per night. Min/Max 4 Nights. Valid Until 20 December 2023 Standard Rate $639 More Info White Pearl Special SADC Rate - Pool Suite Ponta Mamoli, Southern Mozambique R5,525 per person sharing per night. Valid until 31 August 2023. Standard Rate $715 More Info &Beyond Benguerra Island Special SADC Rate Benguerra Island, Mozambique POA More Info
- Machangulo Beach Lodge
Machangulo Beach Lodge A Charming beach lodge situated in the channel between Inhaca Island and the dunes of the Santa Maria Peninsula, Southern Mozambique 1/17 Location Situated on a channel between Inhaca Island and the dunes of the Santa Maria Peninsula, Southern Mozambique. DESCRIPTION: Machangulo Beach Lodge is surrounded by 3 amazing nature reserves and 2 marine reserves. The tip of the Machangulo Peninsula is literally lands end and provides a breathtaking setting. Machangulo Beach Lodge is perfectly situated at the centre of the channel between Inhaca Island and the dunes of the Santa Maria Peninsula. This untamed and untouched, Southern Mozambican coastline plays host to a unique battle between the open Indian Ocean and the estuaries of Maputo Bay. Tucked away between dunes and forests this beach lodge offers guests a warm and inviting atmosphere. The main area features a large lounge with a stocked bar and dining area. Behind the main building, you will find a Boma area where guests spend their evenings while enjoying tranquil Mozambican nights. The beach bar, pool and deck are situated near the beach. Machangulo Beach Lodge boasts 9 Ocean View Rooms. All chalets offer an en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, mosquito nets and a private deck. All the chalets are connected by walkways and staircases to the main buildings and the beach. The Lodge fleet consists of two modern and safe powerboats and a variety of smaller craft. Some of the activities are tide and weather dependent. Activities on offer: Fishing Snorkeling Scuba Diving Tours of Inhaca Island Exploration of the Maputo Bay Estuaries Seasonal Whale Watching Trips (Jun to Nov) Turtle Nesting Activities (seasonal) Kids Rock Pool Exploration Nature Walks & Birding All guided, specialist and motorized activities are at an additional cost. RATE INCLUDES: Luxury accommodation in an Ocean View Suite All meals Filtered drinking water High-speed Wi-Fi Internet service throughout the lodge Selected non-motorised activities done from the lodge’s beach (kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkelling and one guided dune walk) Special Siza SADC Rate R2,200 per person per night sharing. Valid until 11 December 2023 Standard Rate R3,360 per person per night sharing. Children 0 - 3 stay free Children 4 - 15 R710 per child per night when sharing with 2 adults. ENQUIRE NOW HIGHLIGHTS: The lodge is intimate and secluded, yet just a one-hour boat ride from Maputo. Machangulo Beach Lodge has a full range of travel options including road transfers to Maputo, from South Africa. Many flights are available into Maputo International Airport and our preferred airlines are Airlink and SAA. OUR TIPS: Machangulo Beach Lodge is a coastal destination for families, friends and couples Enjoy several water activities and land exploration adventures Kids can enjoy a number of fun activities and learn about Mozambique in an entertaining way.
- Esta é a Vida
Esta é a Vida A private beach villa located in The Sanctuary on Mozambique's San Sebastian Peninsula Esta-e-a-Vida-mozambique-8.jpg Esta-e-a-Vida-mozambique-2.jpg Esta-e-a-Vida-mozambique-11.jpg Esta-e-a-Vida-mozambique-8.jpg 1/13 Location The Sanctuary on Mozambique's San Sebastian Peninsula, near Vlianculos DESCRIPTION: Discover the ultimate in seaside relaxation at Esta é a Vida, an exclusive-use beach house nestled in Mozambique's pristine sanctuary. With exceptional amenities, breathtaking views, and unparalleled natural beauty, it's the perfect place to escape and indulge. Esta é a Vida – “This is Life” – is an exclusive use beach house located in The Sanctuary on Mozambique’s an Sebastian Peninsula; a 30,000-hectare conservancy sharing the protected waters of the Bazaruto Marine National Park. This magnificent destination in Mozambique is at the southern tip of the archipelago among private islands that include Benguerra, Bazaruto, and Margaruque. The Sanctuary is special because biodiversity of both land and sea merge to become a hotspot of flourishing marine life, endemic birds, endangered turtles and dugongs, extraordinary scenery, and a place for people to find peace in paradise. The Sanctuary opens a world of both oceanic and land-based activities, exposing a plethora of natural discoveries. There are scuba diving sites that are celebrated among experienced divers, and idyllic spots for snorkeling among shoals of colourful fish. Land-based safaris explore wetlands and coastal forest where the bird watching opportunities are superior, and scenic helicopter flights over the coast and estuaries bring the bigger picture to life. Indulge in spacious and beautifully designed accommodation with three beach-facing chalets and a loft bedroom in the main house, providing comfortable sleeping arrangements for up to 10 guests. Each room features a king-size bed or twin beds, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, outdoor shower, and a private viewing deck overlooking the beach, ensuring a tranquil and relaxing stay. The exceptional amenities, include a stunning rim-flow pool, fully equipped kitchen, private boat for sea activities, indoor and outdoor lounges, and a helipad for easy access, providing you with the ultimate coastal getaway. The main house is traditionally thatched with Mozambican jecca and has a rim-flow swimming pool extended off the wooden deck overlooking the beach. An outdoor lounge and fully equipped self-service bar are adjacent to the spacious indoor living area. The property is fully solar-powered with a 24-hour backup generator, and regular mosquito and insect prevention is carried out. There are scuba diving sites that are celebrated among experienced divers, and idyllic spots for snorkeling among shoals of colourful fish. Land-based safaris explore wetlands and coastal forest where the bird watching opportunities are superior, and scenic helicopter flights over the coast and estuaries bring the bigger picture to life. RATE INCLUDES: Exclusive use of the property 8 to 10 guests, for a minimum of 4 nights stay. Fully inclusive of a 4 night stay is: • Luxury accommodation. • Fully catered bespoke menu with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages included Alcoholic beverages include a selection of wines, beers & ciders, and selected spirits. • 2 x Return helicopter transfers (max 8 pax) from Vilanculos to private helipad. • One morning drive and one sunset drive including refreshments . • One half-day (5 hours) game fishing charter (max 4 fishermen on board). • One bird-watching boat cruise through the mangroves at Pelican Bay. • One sunset boat cruise to the sand spits for sundowners. • One half-day picnic on Banque Island, including a boat braai. • Sunset dhow cruise. • Personal cook, housekeeper, and daily room maintenance including turndown service. • Boat skipper and house assistant. • Wi-Fi access at the main house and in chalets. • Smart TVs and sound system, DSTV and Netflix. • Use of two single kayaks. • Snorkelling equipment, fishing gear and tackle. • Fishing licenses for four anglers. • Park fees for 1 visit to Banque Island. • Generator diesel – normal use – 50l per day. Special Siza SADC Rate R57,000 per night for exclusive use for 10 guests. Min. 4 night stay Standard Rate R80,000 per night for exclusive use for 10 guests. Min. 4 night stay ENQUIRE NOW HIGHLIGHTS: The Sanctuary is a hotspot of flourishing marine life, endemic birds, endangered turtles and dugongs, and extraordinary scenery. Here, guests can experience the magic of this unique ecosystem, with its vibrant coral reefs, crystal-clear waters, and pristine beaches, and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Mozambique's southern archipelago. OUR TIPS: Designed for comfort, relaxation, and family living, Esta é a Vida offers a range of amenities and activities to suit all ages and interests.
Drakenskloof An Exclusive-use, mountain sanctuary for discerning families at the foot of the Bainskloof Pass drakenskloof-kerala-21.jpg drakenskloof-kerala-24.jpg drakenskloof-kerala-22.jpg drakenskloof-kerala-21.jpg 1/24 Location The foot of the Bainskloof Pass mountains, on over 800-hectares of private reserve, in proximity to the Witte and Bastiaanskloof rivers. Western Cape DESCRIPTION: Drakenskloof is a private reserve situated near the Witte and Bastiaanskloof rivers, at the base of the Bainskloof Pass mountains, barely 90 minutes drive from Cape Town. It rises out of the soil it inhabits with such reverence and blends in well with the surrounding natural environment. The reserve spans more than 800 hectares. India House is the heart of the lodge, its thoughtfully designed sections revolve around the main, open-concept living and dining areas, next to a Moroccan-inspired courtyard. Four ensuite bedrooms and additional guest bathroom are scattered down corridors where natural light floods through the tall windows. The interior design and overall pacing of the residence are in harmony with the family's attitude, which is evident throughout and was influenced by Ottolenghi's cookbooks. It is Simple, The polyurethane flooring, the sugar-gum timber, and the gabian stone walls. The custom wallpapers created by Katie Lund, the flower photographs taken by Filipa Domingues, the Gregor Jenkin dining table, and the antique collectibles that were brought in from Ethiopia, India, and Zanzibar all boast an abundance of color, texture, and flair. elevated by the modern lighting fixtures, opulent four-poster beds, exquisite linens, and tasteful furniture. everything encapsulated in the atmosphere of a healthy living in harmony with nature. Through the windows and doors, the colors and shapes of the surrounding environment filter in and settle upon the walls. A short stroll under the pergola, with a view of the mountain peaks, past the heated swimming pool and the pavilion with the long table next to the fireplace through the gardens and past the donkeys and hens takes one to Mapacha's front wooden door, where the story of nature is told. A spacious, open-concept, two-bedroom cottage with an ensuite bathroom opens to a verdant paradise of medicinal herbs, succulents, fynbos, and overgrown grasses visible through huge glass sliding doors. The Swahili word for "twin," mapacha, is the ideal addition to India House. Follow the up into the mountains and to a wood-fired hot tub bubbling under the open sky. At Drakenskloof, time seems to stand still, evoking a limitless utopian paradise where you can spend as much time as you wish. When you're not lazing on one of the daybeds and letting the peace and quiet engross you in your thoughts, you'll be exploring the mountain paths and discovering more about the flora, animals, and ongoing conservation efforts that are of utmost importance on the reserve. You will undoubtedly spend several hours feasting at the tables while enjoying a straightforward, generous, and healthy food that is specifically created for your enjoyment in the pavilion or dining room or at other times, in a small private garden or the courtyard. After all the indulgence, a second stroll in the woods is well due. Alternatively, you might swim in the river that flows barely 150 meters from the front door, right past the garden. PRICE INCLUDES: • All meals and drinks (excluding French Champagne) Dedicated full service team • 2 Children under 13 stay free with 6 adults and 4 children free with 8+ adults. 10 Adults maximum • Use of a Polaris all-terrain vehicle, mountain bikes and walking equipment • WiFi • All on-reserve guest experiences • Childminding (2 hours per day) • Guided or unguided walks or trail runs. Backpacks, food, drinks, radios and sunscreen provided. Choose from 4 trails, including access to a Bushman’s cave and waterfall. • Guided tours of this unique Cape Floristic region • 30 minute hike and tour of an untouched Bushman’s Cave, including bushman art • Bush Drives - Day and night. 2 Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles available for self drive or hosted drive • Birding - 140 species, including several fynbos endemics. • Star gazing - Guided or non guided • River swimming - A large natural river pool and manicured garden 100m from India House • A large heated swimming pool • Woodfired hot tub - available on 5 hours notice • Croquet, boules, Mölkky, table tennis, yoga mats available • Cycling - Adult bikes and helmets available • Silent disco - 10 wireless head phones available on request • Guided night-time scorpion exploration HIGHLIGHTS • 2 iconic houses with 5 suites, connected by 4 gardens and a perennial river • Includes host, chef, butlers and floral kingdom guide • Includes all food, drinks and in-reserve experiences (excl reserve wines & helicopter tours) • Accommodates up to 10 adults and 6 children; Rates from 6 adults + kids go free • 1 hr 30 min from Cape Town, or 30 min helicopter transfer OUR TIPS: • 2,500 hectares nestled in the Bainskloof Valley • Forms part of the Boland Mountain Complex in the Cape Floristic region, one of eight areas in South Africa designated by Unesco as World Heritage sites • Access to two perennial rivers, the Witte River and the Bastiaanskloof River • Contains over 800 species of fynbos tree, shrub and plant and a wide range of fauna, including Leopard, Klipspringer, Black Eagles, Angulate Tortoises, Cape Clawless Otters, Giant Musk Shrews, Blackbacked Jackel and Cape Horseshoe bats. • Over 140 bird species, with several fynbos endemics found on the property including the Cape Rock-jumper, Victorin’s Warbler, Orange Breasted Sunbird, Cape Sugarbird, Protea Seedeater and the Cape Siskin. Special SADC Rate R36,000 per night for up to 6 adults and 2 children. Additional adults R4,000 per night. Standard Rate for 6 Adults R72,000 per night for up to 6 adults, R8,000 per night for additional adults ENQUIRE NOW
- Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort Luxury Beach Resort on Bazaruto Island, Mozambique. 1/27 Location Bazaruto Island, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique DESCRIPTION: With 2,500 km of Indian Ocean coastline, Mozambique is an aqua-playground bathed in brilliant watercolour hues. Nowhere is its beauty more pristine than the Bazaruto Archipelago, a protected marine reserve and national park. Ilha de Bazaruto, Island of the Mist, lies 30 km off the mainland and is home to Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort. Here, rolling sand dunes melt into clear azure ocean. Swim with dolphins and experience the annual migration of humpback whales from July to September. Set sail for the sunset. Lose yourself to nature’s beauty in one of the last untouched paradises. Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa is surrounded by lush palm trees, beautiful white sandy beaches and the deep blue Indian Ocean. Each villa boasts a beautiful en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, whimsically draped mosquito netting, personal bar, satellite television and a choice of separate, inter-leading or shared verandas. Guest areas include a selection of restaurants ― each specializing in tantalising seafood dishes – vibrant bars, swimming pools, a diving pool, tennis courts, a qolf course, and an activity centre. The adventures are endless ― water skiing, knee boarding, kayaking, wind surfing, horse riding, cultural drives, dune-boarding, birdwatching, as well as whale and dolphin watching. Sunset cruises, island excursions to Paradise Island and romantic, traditional dhow excursions are an idyllic way to explore the enchanting beauty of Bazaruto Island. Beach Villas Wake up to the call of the ocean, sliding open floor-to-ceiling doors for a morning stroll on the beach. Spend sunny days in a hammock or sun loungers, touched by ocean breezes. The villa’s open-plan design offers spacious unwinding, with a feature tub overlooking the ocean. Beach Pool Villas Beach pool villas offer spacious outdoor living, with a veranda and sun loungers with a view. Choose where and when to swim, your plunge pool overlooking the ocean just steps away. Rinse off in your tropical outdoor shower, or soak in a bubble bath indoors at Anantara Bazaruto, prominent among Mozambique beach hotels. Cuisine is inspired by our surroundings, with locally sourced seafood, and indigenous herbs and spices from the resort garden. Explore the complex layered flavours of Mozambique, Portugal and beyond at our restaurants in Mozambique. Explore the island, delve beneath the ocean's surface, or sail into the sunset. Lie back and revel in nature's beauty with the many things to do in Mozambique. Spa and renewal in Mozambique overlooking the Indian Ocean Anantara Spa Wellness at Anantara Bazaruto Island, overlooking the sparkling seas of the Indian Ocean. Find an escape from reality and embark on a journey of wellness & relaxation. A mesmerising location, a haven of island bliss and seclusion. Designed in natural harmony with its lush tropical environment, Anantara Spa perches high above the resort overlooking the archipelago. Follow our chefs on a culinary journey of healing cuisine and detox recipes to heal the soul from the inside out. Indulge in signature spa treatments inspired by indigenous ingredients from the island surrounds. Immerse yourself in a holistic wellness experience that will reset body & mind for return to the reality of the outside world RATE INCLUDES: Accommodation, Return boat transfers, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Soft drinks, Bottled water, House wine, Local beer and Selected House spirits, Tea/coffee, selected Mini-bar items, Non-motorised watersport activities/equipment, special amenities for key celebrations and emergency medical evacuation. During standard Season one authentic Dhow Cruise Experience per person per stay and one 60-minute spa treatment per adult per stay will also be included in the rate. * Beach Villas: Mini-bar includes soft drinks and beer. * Pool Villas: Mini-bar includes soft drinks, beer, wine, and Anantara snack selection. SADC Special from $355 per person sharing per night. Valid for stays until 20 December 2023. SADC Peak Period Special from $585 per person sharing per night. Valid for stays from 21 December 2023 - 07 January 2024 Standard Rate $700 per person sharing per night ENQUIRE NOW HIGHLIGHTS: Only 44 luxury villas dotting the coast World-class diving, sailing, snorkelling, deep-sea fishing Sunset dune boarding Embrace the culinary culture of Mozambique with Spice Spoons Award-winning Anantara Spa Private airstrip and helipad Whale watching OUR TIPS: Superb Beach Villas with large decking area overlooking tropical white sands and turquoise waters.
- White Pearl
White Pearl Luxury Beach Lodge in Ponta Mamoli, Southern Mozambique 1/17 Location Ponta Mamoli, south east coast of Mozambique, 80km south of Maputo, and 25km north of the Kosi Bay/South Africa border. DESCRIPTION: Situated on the idyllic south-east coast of Mozambique, White Pearl Resorts at Ponto Mamoli is a magnificent resort situated on a pristine private beach. The resort offers a tranquil retreat to return to after a full day of outdoor fun and water sports in the sun. Ideal for both romantic getaways and family holidays, White Pearl offers warm Mozambican hospitality and exceptional service. Nestled in a sheltered bay on Mozambique’s Lagoon Coast, poised amongst the dunes on timber stilts, the 22 luxurious suites have been sensitively designed to take advantage of their beautiful natural setting, while protecting the fragile eco-systems beneath them. Cool, clean lines, contemporary furniture and a palette inspired by the surrounding coastal landscape, make for a getaway out of this world. White Pearl Resorts is situated at Ponta Mamoli on the south east coast of Mozambique, about 80km south of the country’s stately capital city, Maputo, and 25km north of the Kosi Bay/South Africa border. Nestled in a cool, sheltered bay on Mozambique’s lagoon coast, the Resort boasts sublime ocean frontage with over 2km of tranquil beach surrounded by tracts of indigenous bush. Warmed by the Indian Ocean current moving south from the equator, the country’s clear waters and subtropical climate provides travellers with an enticing welcoming beachside escape. The resort is situated in a protected marine reserve in a stunning setting amongst the dunes along the Mozambique coast, and access to a private beach that seems to go on for miles. The views from every angle of this striking resort are magical, enjoy the sea views from your bedroom or private plunge pool. Head to one of the luxurious day beds, cocktail in hand and take in the scenery, you are surrounded by nature and ocean views for miles. It is the ultimate exclusive beach luxury resort, beautiful and natural. White Pearl Resort's 22 exclusive Pool Suites each offer lovely views of the Indian Ocean. They have been stylishly decorated to blend into the natural surroundings. Besides a luxurious living area there is also an en suite bathroom with a bathtub and an outdoor shower. The suites are raised on timber stilts to offer great views over the dunes and the ocean. Glass doors open out onto a deck area that is equipped with a large day bed and a private plunge pool. Enjoy tropical fruit, freshly baked pastries and other delicious treats for breakfast at the White Pearl Resorts restaurant. Grab a salad or light lunch after your daily activities, and at night, indulge in a candlelit dinner of scrumptious Mozambican seafood with other a la carte options, all served with fantastic South African and Portuguese wines and authentic Mozambican hospitality. Dine under the starlit sky, in the privacy of your own room or on the beach. You may also swim up to the laid-back pool bar and select a cocktail to sip while enjoying the view of the Indian Ocean, or enjoy rustic tapas and deliciously chilled wine at the beach bar under the African sun. Venture by boat to the nearby pinnacle reef for a snorkelling trip, and you could swim with the Bottlenose Dolphins that regularly glide through these waters – a sublime experience you won’t easily forget. Every year between July – November the Humpback whales visit, they are on their annual migration and it’s a wonderful spectacle. The Resort organises trips to find the majestic giants and you can observe them from their natural habitat. Watch these beautiful creatures as they play, breach and blow and if you are lucky to be there towards the end of the season you may even get the opportunity to see the new-borns. The resort is home to one of the richest turtle nesting sites in southern Mozambique. Between November and February each year, guests have the opportunity to witness an extraordinary feat of nature first-hand. Loggerhead and Leatherback Turtles head to this stretch of coast to lay their eggs, and, a few weeks later, the hatchlings make their first-ever voyage to the ocean. RATE INCLUDES: Luxury Accommodation Food & Beverage: Full breakfast, lunch (excluding oysters and lobster on Beach Bar menu), afternoon tea, mini bar snacks, three course dinner, canapés at the pool bar, teas, coffees, soft drinks & bottled mineral water. Service: Private butler service, laundry service (to the value of $40 per adult, per stay) & unlimited Wi-Fi Medi-vac helicopter evacuation for medical emergencies. Selected Activities Special SADC Rate - Pool Suite R5,525 per person sharing per night. Valid until 31 August 2023. Special SADC Rate - Pool Suite R6,890 per person sharing per night. Valid until 19 December 2023. Children Policy: Children under 5 years sharing with parents No charge Children 6-11 years sharing with parents R650 per day meal charge Children 12-16 years sharing with parents 50% off adult rate Standard Rate $715 per person sharing per night. ENQUIRE NOW HIGHLIGHTS: Sublime ocean frontage with long, private beach Home to resident dolphins Chic, spacious suites with plunge pools & outdoor showers Whale migration July to November Turtle nesting November to February Go kayaking, diving, snorkelling & horse riding Kids activities inlcuding volleyball, beach cricket, surf lessons, kite flying & sand castle building OUR TIPS: Sip on a cocktail in your private plunge pool or enjoy an in-room massage treatment with serene sounds and delicious scents to ease and relax you. The guest areas at White Pearl Resorts, Ponta Mamoli, offer some incredible views that you can enjoy with your feet up as you sip on a cool drink.
- Leopard Mountain Lodge
Leopard Mountain Lodge Safari Lodge in the Manyoni Private Game Reserve, Zululand, KwaZulu Natal 1/20 Location Manyoni Private Game Reserve, Zululand, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa DESCRIPTION: Leopard Mountain is a 5 Star, multiple award-winning, Big 5, family-run safari lodge set within the 58 000 acre Manyoni Private Game Reserve. With only 8 luxury suites, the Safari Lodge is intimate and exclusive. The lodge has some of the most breathtaking views in Zululand, from the meandering Msunduze River below to the distant Lebombo Mountains, where Africa's Great Rift Valley begins. Wild animals roam freely over this vast wilderness providing spectacular game viewing and intimate encounters with some of Africa's most endangered species. In the early afternoon, you will be invited to come and enjoy an Afternoon Tea while overlooking the breath taking views from the deck. After quenching your thirst and having a bite to eat, you will be off again with your ranger to explore some different areas on the Reserve. During your drive you will be treated to a sundowner or two while you watch the sun set over the mountains and perhaps hear the distant roar of lions. On return to the lodge, you will be just in time to freshen up for a dinner under African skies. After a delicious Boma feast, guests often sit around the bonfire to share exciting stories of wildlife encounters. PRICE INCLUDES: Accommodation Breakfast, Picnic Basket Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Dinner 2 Game Drives daily Wi-Fi VAT HIGHLIGHTS The reserve is home to the BIG 5 (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant) and Wild Dog along with a wide variety of antelope, endangered bird species and some inquisitive giraffe, as well as black rhino, jackals, genets, hippos, hyenas and porcupines. OUR TIPS: By day, relax in your hammock or private plunge pool and watch eagles soar at eye level over the plain below and by night, marvel at the magnificence of the African night sky. Special SADC Rate from R5,959 per person per night sharing. Valid until 31 December 2023. Rates vary according to occupancy. Standard Rate R6,952 per person sharing per night. ENQUIRE NOW
- Rhino Sands Safari Camp
Rhino Sands Safari Camp Luxury Tented Safari Camp in the Big 5 Manyoni Game Reserve, Northern Zululand. 1/14 Location Manyoni Game Reserve, northern Zululand , KwaZulu Natal DESCRIPTION: Situated in the big five Manyoni Private Game Reserve, Rhino Sands Safari Camp is a five-star tented luxury safari destination designed to bring an authentic safari experience in traditional East African style to Kwa-Zulu Natal. Guests can stay in one of four luxurious custom-built private tented suites located amid beautiful riverine forest, each featuring a private living area, outdoor shower, and swimming pool. Each tent opens completely on three sides so guests can immerse themselves in the wilderness experience. All tents have stunning views of the river bed below. The camp has been designed and decorated with an emphasis on the romance of the classical safari experience, with a nod towards traditional safari styling but including all the modern luxuries. Rhino Sands embraces the idea of a bespoke safari experience. While the daily rhythm revolves around game drives and meal times, each day is set to be a little bit different than the one before. With a maximum of only eight guests in camp at any time, your stay is guaranteed to be a personal and exclusive experience. Well-known for its fantastic game viewing and birding, Manyoni Private Game Reserve is the perfect place to go on safari. This world-class wildlife viewing is within a private reserve, meaning that the number of vehicles traversing the reserve and present on any sighting is strictly regulated, allowing for intimate safari experiences and putting less pressure on the animals and the environment. PRICE INCLUDES: Accommodation in one of the luxury tented suites All meals and two game drives daily A selection of non-alcoholic beverages HIGHLIGHTS The goal at Rhino Sands is for each guest to experience every day on safari as a unique and exciting adventure, the team has been empowered to create this feeling for them. Their desire is t to share with guests the special part of safari that the team has fallen in love with…things like bush picnics, riverbed braais, and decadent sundowner stops. OUR TIPS: The experience revolves around two daily safari drives within Manyoni Private Game Reserve. The reserve is one of the premier game-viewing destinations in Kwa-Zulu Natal and is home to the Big 5 along with African wild dogs and cheetahs, as well as large numbers of all the more common African animals. One of the most special moments on game drive are the rest stops, in the morning for coffee and tea and in the evening for sundowner drinks. Guests get a chance to pause and absorb the bush around them while stretching their legs and enjoying refreshments and snacks. We suggest guests take this time to enjoy an exceptional wilderness moment. Special SADC Rate R6,500 per person per night sharing. Valid until 15 December 2023 Standard Rate R8,250 per person per night sharing. ENQUIRE NOW
- Mabula Game Lodge
Mabula Game Lodge Family friendly lodge in the Waterberg, Limpopo. 1/24 Location Mabula Game Reserve, Waterberg, Limpopo DESCRIPTION: Located just two-and-a-half hours’ drive from Johannesburg in the Malaria Free Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province. Revel in the sheer variety of animal, bird and plant life; the diverse landscapes ranging from grassland plains to rocky outcrops creating an ideal habitat for the free-roaming Big Five and all the little creatures that contribute to a magical wildlife experience. Distinctly African in style, Mabula Game Lodge offers comfortable thatch-roof accommodation with luxury finishings. With soft neutral bushveld colours throughout and massive windows bringing the African wildlife indoors, guests will experience unprecedented relaxation while enjoying the sights and sounds that Mabula Game Lodge has to offer. Watch the warthogs nibble their way through the gardens and hear the incessant chatter of happy birds as you relax on your patio, or escape the African heat in your cosy lounge. Soothe your weary muscles in the shower for a quick wake-up dip before boarding your morning safari. The varied habitats on Mabula Private Game Reserve provide ideal conditions for an astounding selection of large mammals including the Big Five, other predators such as Hyena and Jackal, and a variety of antelope from Red Hartebeest to Eland, Gemsbok to Blesbok. That’s not to mention the elusive cheetah, cheeky honey badger and the omnipresent crèches of warthogs that flit across one’s path during your safari at Mabula Game Lodge. Safaris are offered to lodge guests twice a day – once early morning and again in time for sundowners in the late afternoon, and depending on the time of year you visit, each experience can be unique. Watch the vivid change of the seasons as the green thickets and grasslands give way to the bushveld greys and yellows of autumn. Feel the chilly winter air on your cheeks before sunrise and witness the rebirth of the bush as the first summer rains fall and with it the exciting arrival of lambing season. For panoramic views of the beautiful Mabula Private Game Reserve, there’s nothing more special than heading up Dicks Hill. See Impala, Zebra, Giraffe, Eland, and Ostrich all graze together on the vast open grassland plains; the herd of elephant crashing through thick bush to get to the succulent leaves and a shy hippo pair hiding everything but their protruding nostrils under the water. Admire the resident lion pride lazing under an African thorn tree after a tiring hunt or watch silently as the beautiful, yet terrifying, Golden Orb spider spins her thick web across two Silver Cluster Leaf trees. Mabula Game Lodge serves up a staggering array of appetizing dishes. You’ll never walk away hungry at Mabula Game Lodge! Enjoy a light lunch amidst the call of Grey Loeries on the terrace, retire to the lodge’s main restaurant or savour a scrumptious dinner under the stars in Mabula Game Lodge’s traditional Boma dining venue accompanied by the rhythmic beat of traditional African dancers. For special occasions, there’s nothing more magical than dining under the stars at one of Mabula’s legendary bush dinners; the flickering lights, the sounds of the African wilderness, traditional South African cuisine with great company creating a unique dining experience. You could spend two weeks at Mabula Game Lodge and not experience the vast array of activities on offer for both young and old. From quad biking to bird walks, stargazing safaris to dam picnics, horseback safaris to guided bush walks to fill your days and nights with all that the Mabula bushveld as to offer. During peak periods such as South African school holidays, Mabula Game Lodge offers its Cubz Club children’s program, which teaches kids all about the magic of the wilderness and wildlife. If you are looking for some time to fully relax, indulge in an exotic menu of time-honoured spa treatments under the skilful hands of the Mabula Spa therapists. Calm your mind, while absorbing the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings and then escape to a world without stress. Special SADC Midweek Rate - Superior Room R2,650 per person sharing per midweek night in a Superior Room. Minimum stay 2 nights. Valid until 14 December 2023. Special SADC Weekend Rate - Superior Room R2,879 per person sharing per midweek night in a Superior Room. Minimum stay 2 nights. Valid until 14 December 2023. SADC Festive Season 3 Night Special R2,399 per person sharing per night. Min. 3 nights. Valid 01 December - 15 January 2023 Standard Rate - Superior Room R4,115 per person sharing per night. SUBMIT ENQUIRY PRICE INCLUDES: Accommodation in a Superior room 3 meals per day 2 safaris daily HIGHLIGHTS • A family-friendly safari lodge with organised children's activities • Indulge in an exotic menu of time-honoured Mabula Spa Treatments under the skillful hands of therapists • Big 5 game viewing OUR TIPS Activities such as Big 5 Safaris, Bird Watching, Bush Walks, Horse-back Safaris, Quad Biking, Tennis Court & Team Building can be arranged on request.
- Walkers Plains Camp
Walkers Plains Camp Safari Lodge in the renowned Timbavati Reserve 1/25 Location Luxury lodge in the Timbavati Reserve, Greater Kruger. DESCRIPTION: Nestled on an open plain savannah, within the world-renowned Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, with sweeping views of the Drakensberg Mountains, Walkers Plains Camp promises an unforgettable wildlife experience. Walkers Plains Camp is a spacious and welcoming homestead complemented by light-filled interiors and views in all directions. The central area offers a beautiful lounge, dining area and library all opening onto the deep verandah overlooking the rolling plains of the Timbavati and the mountains beyond. Embark on a journey of discovery with the Walkers, whose family owned-and-operated bush camp offers a truly unique experience. With decades of combined experience as guides, twin brothers Steve and James Walker have developed an intimate connection with the African bush and a passion for sharing their knowledge with others. Their innate understanding of the land and its inhabitants is unparalleled, allowing them to offer guests an unforgettable adventure. Anchored by our central, welcoming homestead, our private rooms are thoughtfully positioned amongst the trees, providing a sense of seclusion and serenity. Each room is light-filled and beautifully appointed, with private plunge pools and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The lodge is comprised of 8 luxury suites, including 2 family suites, all complete with private plunge pools, air-conditioning, and indoor and outdoor showers. Each of these elements come together to create a secluded retreat. At night, after an eventful day, drift off to dreamland as you bask in the delightful hubbub of the African bush right on your doorstep, knowing every detail is taken care of to ensure your complete satisfaction. Tanda Tula Plains Camp is comprised of 8 luxury suites, including 2 family suites, all complete with private plunge pools, air-conditioning, and indoor and outdoor showers. 6 luxury suites for up to 12 guests and 2 family suites which sleep 4 each Air-conditioners and fans Private pools in each suite Children of 6 years and up welcome Main lodge: bar, lounge, dining room, swimming pool overlooking the watering hole, viewing deck & WiFi Fully inclusive: breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and snacks. EXPERIENCE IT FOR YOURSELF Early morning and afternoon game drives Big 5 safari Nature and wildlife walks Dinner in exquisite locations Romantic private dinners RATE INCLUDES: Accommodation in a Luxury Suite All meals Teas, coffees and mineral waters Game drives Guided walks Wi-Fi HIGHLIGHTS: Excellent game viewing opportunities in the Timbavati – the reserve is famous for huge herds of ellies and buffalo as well as lions (including of course the legendary white lions that you may be lucky enough to see ! OUR TIPS: Dine in exquisite locations and enjoy romantic private dinners specially prepared by the amazing team. Special SADC 30 Day Out Rate R4,500 per person sharing per night. Book within 30 Days of travel. Valid until 16 December 2023. Standard Rate R15,750 per person sharing per night ENQUIRE NOW