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  • Nkala Lodge

    Nkala Lodge Luxury sole-use self-catering lodge in the black Rhino Reserve, Pilanesberg. 1/25 Location Black Rhino Reserve, Pilanesberg Reserve, North West Province DESCRIPTION: Family owned, self-catering Nkala Safari Lodge is the perfect escape to relax in the African bush. They are a short 35 min drive from Sun City or 2 hr drive from Lanseria Airport. Nkala is situated in the Big 5, Malaria free, Black Rhino Game Reserve and forms part of the 55,000-hectare Pilanesberg National Park. View the Big 5 in their natural habitat as well as South Africa’s other rare species in the comfort of your own exclusive use self-catering lodge. The perfect family and friends’ getaway, Nkala lodge is child friendly and encompasses 5 free standing en-suite Luxury Suites with a maximum occupancy of 12 guests. The Accommodation comprises of 3 Luxury Suites, 1 Luxury Family Suite and 1 Honeymoon Suite. The Luxury Suites all feature air-conditioning, a private deck, a sleeper couch, a tea and coffee station with a Nespresso machine, a bar fridge and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and both an indoor and outdoor shower. The Luxury Family Suite consists a main bedroom and a children’s bedroom which are inter-leading. The main bedroom features the same amenities as the Luxury Suites. The children’s bedroom features air conditioning, a tea and coffee station, a private deck, a bar fridge and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. The Honeymoon Suite, the most luxurious of all the Suites Nkala has on offer, features air-conditioning, a dressing room, 2 private decks and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and both an indoor and outdoor shower. It also has a separate lounge which has its own guest toilet, a full kitchenette with a Nespresso machine, a bar fridge and a TV. The main communal area includes a fully equipped open plan kitchen and scullery, a dining area, a TV lounge, a bar, an outdoor boma with braai, an outside undercover lounge and dining area with gas braai and a swimming pool to cool down and lounge around in between game drives. Walk a few metres from the main lodge and you will find Nkala’s viewing deck. Spend a lazy afternoon or self-indulgent morning relaxing on the viewing deck, whilst keeping an eye out for one of the elusive Big 5 coming to quench their thirst. The Viewing Deck is also a treat for avid birders, as it is often visited by a myriad of the 300 bird species found in the area. Nkala also features a jungle gym. Situated in an enclosed Boma 30 meters away from the Main Lodge, the jungle gym provides the perfect space for the little ones to enjoy themselves in the comfort of their own special place. ​​Indulge in the luxury of having the lodge to yourself and your guests as the professional game ranger who will guide you through one of the richest diversities of fauna and flora in Africa. Game drive starting times are flexible as you have use of a private safari vehicle. Game drives are conducted in a 4 x 4 safari vehicle on the 2,000-hectare Black Rhino Game Reserve, which is open to the 55,000-hectare Pilanesberg National Park allowing the Big 5 and other endangered species such as African Wild Dog, Cheetah and Black Rhino to roam free. Nkala Lodge is privileged to have traversing rights to the whole Pilanesberg National Park, as well as their restricted Wilderness Area, established for the protection of the endangered Black Rhino. Other activities range from guided morning bush walks to golf at the nearby championship Gary Player and Lost City golf courses. Special Midweek Rate R17,500 for sole use of the lodge on a self-catering basis for up to 12 adults Special Siza Weekend Rate R22,200 for sole use of the lodge on a self-catering basis for up to 12 adults Standard Rate R23,500 for sole use of the lodge on a self-catering basis for up to 12 adults ​ ​ ​ SUBMIT ENQUIRY PRICE INCLUDES: Self-catering exclusive accommodation 2 guided game drives per day with a private ranger and safari vehicle Tea & coffee in rooms Daily housekeeping Complimentary Wifi 3 bags of firewood per day (incl. firelighters) HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Pilanesberg National Park and the Black Rhino Reserve (which is a private concession). Viewing deck at the waterhole which is on an ancient game trail. If you sit there long enough, the game comes to you! Nkala has a webcam at the viewing deck so if you miss any visits you can always catch up on footage and see who has been while you were sleeping. OUR TIPS Max occupancy is 16: 12 adults (anyone over the age of 10yrs old) and an additional 4 kids (under 10yrs old). There is only 1 Game viewer and it takes 10 guests no exceptions. So if the lodge is full then guests will have to take turns going on game drives.

  • 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 R2,299 per person sharing per midweek night in a Superior Room. Minimum stay 2 nights. Valid until 28 February 2023. Special SADC Weekend Rate - Superior Room R2,421 per person sharing per night. Valid for weekend travel until 28 February 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.

  • Camp Ndlovu

    Camp Ndlovu Luxury Lodge in the Big 5 Welgevonden Reserve 1/18 Location The Big 5 Welgevonden Game Reserve, Waterberg. DESCRIPTION: The small and intimate Camp Ndlovu is situated in the Big 5, malaria-free area in the 34,850-hectare exceptionally beautiful Welgevonden Game Reserve, in the Waterberg region of Limpopo. The camp, set as it is, amid river ravines and a spectacular mountain backdrop, offers breathtaking views of the undulating countryside and exudes an air of tranquility. Camp Ndlovu‘s suites are luxurious, elegant and generously proportioned – designed for the ultimate comfort and privacy and with only five suites, including a family suite (children under 12 years by special arrangement only), exclusivity is ensured. Each air-conditioned luxury unit suite comes complete with its own plunge pool, outdoor shower and bath, ceiling fan, king size extra length bed, a lounge with fireplace, Nespresso coffee machine with complimentary coffee pods, a fully stocked mini bar, outdoor shower and bath and an extensive wooden deck with pool loungers and private dining areas. Extras include bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries and Wifi. When you do head out on game drive, Camp Ndlovu has a special treat - the lodge puts a maximum of 6 people on a game vehicle so that everyone enjoys a "window seat" and couples aren't split between rows. Welgevonden offers a truly unique big five safari experience. As if the reserve’s beautiful and varied topography and its wealth of wildlife were not enough, the ban on private vehicles within the reserve and the heavily restricted number of guests – combined with the fact that the animals have never been hunted – means you’ll have the kind of up close and personal encounters that you will remember for a lifetime. Special SADC Rate R4,100 per person sharing per night. Valid until 31 December 2023. Standard Rate R9,736 per person sharing per night ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ SUBMIT ENQUIRY PRICE INCLUDES: Accommodation in Suite All meals Twice daily game drives HIGHLIGHTS We love the outdoor shower and outdoor bath - there's nothing like bathing in the open air on those warm summer days! Superbly elegant traditional safari style courtesy of opulent design touches like Persian carpets, crystal chandeliers and wonderfully comfy overstuffed sofas! OUR TIPS Stunning main deck area is literally perched over a waterhole fed by a natural spring - the perfect place to relax with a long, exceedingly cold drink whilst watching the elephants and other game coming down to drink!

  • Morukuru Farm House

    Morukuru Farm House Luxury Exclusive-Use Lodge in The Big 5 Madikwe Reserve 1/15 Location Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve, North West DESCRIPTION: Located on the sought-after Morukuru Family private concession, over the mountain from its sister exclusive-use safari houses, is Morukuru Farm House within Madikwe Game Reserve. This modern contemporary five-bedroom African homestead’s dedicated hospitality team comprises private guide, tracker, hostess, Chef, butler and housekeepers committed to delivering an unforgettable, family safari. The 5-bedroom Farm House is an oasis, surrounded by luscious green lawns, and set within a 100-hectare fenced-in safe area which is home to general game, so kids can play and roam at will, and guests have the freedom to walk and explore. Furnished by well-known South African interior designer, Sumari Krige, the Farm House is bright and stylish, with bespoke items produced by local artists and craftsmen in a neutral palette. Following the owners’ brief to create spaces where families with children of all ages can completely relax, the overall sense is kick-off-shoes and curl-up-on-the-couch comfort. The 5 huge en-suite bedrooms – linked to the main area by a covered walkway – are all equally luxurious, because Morukuru Family believes that a family holiday should be special for every family member. If you love the bush, space and South African surroundings. Morukuru Farm House is the place to be. Multi generation travel, families and groups of friends, of all ages, have already found their way to Morukuru Farm House, and celebrated life to the fullest. Anniversaries, birthdays or, most important, spending quality time together, this exclusive-use house is sublime. Your private staff of 8, including you own private guide, tracker, hostess, chef, butler and housekeepers will look after every single wish. They are highly skilled and are trained regularly, ensuring they can give you the best. Morukuru Farm House is also the perfect home for celebrations with large groups of friends getting together in the featured bar area. Special Book within 28 Days R40,000 per night for exclusive use of the lodge for 10 guests Standard Rate R82,000 per night for exclusive use of the lodge for 10 guests ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ SUBMIT ENQUIRY PRICE INCLUDES: Private and exclusive-use of the house Complimentary Wi-Fi (limited bandwidth) Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks Local soft drinks, water, juices, coffee, tea Private chef, butler, host and housekeeping staff Private guide & tracker Private game drive vehicle Private bush walks (16 years and older) Sundowner drinks Picnics Road transfers within Madikwe Game Reserve Entrance fee / reserve gate fee Laundry service HIGHLIGHTS Hop onto your private vehicle at a timing of your choosing and head out for the ultimate safari adventure. With your personal experienced guide and tracker enter the beauty of Madikwe home to the Big 5, Wild Dogs, 350 bird species and other wonders. Every game drive is equipped with a variety of snacks and drinks so on crisp mornings watch the sunrise whilst wrapping your fingers around a hot drink and be in awe of the nature that surrounds you. For evening game drives enjoy the sunset that engulfs the African skies revealing a sheath of colour and warmth with a gin and tonic in hand. As the only guests on the vehicle, game drives are tailored to your preferences. OUR TIPS A safari-chic take on the traditional African farm homestead, offering the perfect private setting for larger families and friends travelling together.

  • Jaci’s Safari Lodge

    Jaci’s Safari Lodge Game Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve 1/19 Location Madikwe Game Reserve, North West Province, South Africa Madikwe Game Reserve is currently the country's fourth largest game reserve and home to the Big 5 and a host of other game. DESCRIPTION: Set in the magnificent Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North West province, Jaci’s Lodges offer guests the perfect destination for unrivaled game-viewing, unique accommodation options, outstanding service and tailor-made safari activities. Twice-daily game drives with our expert guides provide the perfect opportunity to explore the diverse and game-rich reserve. With easy access via car or aeroplane, Jaci’s Lodges are a mere 3½-hour drive or an hour’s flight from Johannesburg. The gorgeous safari-style accommodation at Jaci’s Safari Lodge features six luxury Tented Suites. With thatched roofs, low stone walls, suspended viewing decks and canvas roll-up panels, the six spacious tented suites let the outside in. Decorated in vibrant colours and African textures, each of the six double-occupancy safari-tent-style rooms features a private outdoor shower, a lavish handcrafted-mosaic indoor bath and raised private viewing decks. The suites are equipped with air conditioning and ceiling fans. Jaci's Safari Lodge offers various choices of room types some of which are suitable for couples as well honeymooners making for a special celebration whilst other rooms accommodate families and small groups of friends travelling together. Jaci’s Tented Suites are decorated with bright colours which are beautifully combined with African textures. There are six of these tented style rooms featuring a private outdoor shower as well as a unique handcrafted-mosaic indoor bath. Air conditioning and ceiling fans are available in these rooms. From the private viewing decks, guests enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the African bushveld. Star Bed Suites provide the ultimate in romantic and private safari accommodation. Built over two levels, these are suitable for special occasions and honeymooners. The bushveld ambience is perfectly completed with the bursts of colours used as well as the authentic decor and bold furniture pieces. Guests have the opportunity to either sleep indoors or under the starlit sky. This suite features two king-size beds, outdoor shower and indoor bathroom, a lounge area, as well as a private safari bar and a lovely viewing deck. Contact us for special rates for the Star Bed Suites. Jaci’s Nare Suite which accommodates up to six guests, namely four adults and two children. It is suitable for families or groups who travel together. Featuring a master and guest bedroom, this suite is complete with an open-plan bathroom (generous stone bath) and an outdoor shower. The upstairs loft is suitable for children to enjoy. Guests staying in the Nare Suite enjoy the convenience of a private wildlife viewing vehicle for the duration of their stay. Jaci’s Safari Suite sleeps up to eight guests, namely four adults and four children. It features bright colours which are beautifully combined with African textures. This safari hideaway offers a master bedroom and adjoining children’s room sharing an outdoor shower and open-plan bathroom from where views into the bushveld can be enjoyed. Across the passage is a lounge with a guest room. This suite features an upstairs loft. Guests staying in this suite type have a private wildlife viewing vehicle available during their stay. Special SADC Midweek Rate R2,999 per person sharing per midweek night. Valid until 18 December 2022. Special SADC Rate R3,300 per person sharing per night. Valid for SADC Residents until 15 December 2022. Standard Rate R9,900 per person sharing per night ​ ​ ​ SUBMIT ENQUIRY PRICE INCLUDES: Accommodation Afternoon tea, dinner and brunch 2 game drives per day HIGHLIGHTS Madikwe Game Reserve is world renowned as a spectacular Big 5 safari destination, and at Jaci’s Lodges we pride ourselves on our varied and exceptional safari activity offerings. The vibrant decor, inspired by the unique natural surroundings is designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. ​ OUR TIPS Fire-cooked meals under the stars, with authentic South African flavour and flair and the staff takes special pride in their attention to detail, ensuring your Jaci’s Lodges safari experience will be treasured for years to come.

  • Plains Camp @ Rhino Walking Safaris

    Plains Camp @ Rhino Walking Safaris Luxury Tented Walking Trails Camp in a Private Concession in The Kruger National Park 1/20 Location Private Concession in the Kruger National Park. DESCRIPTION: Plains Camp @ Rhino Walking Safaris is located on the Mutlumuvi concession in the Kruger National Park, half an hour’s safari game drive from Skukuza Airport. The concession consists of 12 000 hectares of wilderness area just inside the un-fenced western boundary that separates the Kruger from the Mala Mala and Sabi Sand Game reserves. While approximately 2 million travellers per year visit the Kruger National Park, very few have the opportunity of experiencing wilderness areas that are not open to the general public let alone have the privilege of doing so on foot. The Plains Camp expert guides take massive pleasure in sharing this extraordinary honour with nature lovers and adventurers alike. The bush walks are all accompanied by two highly qualified and armed rangers who understand animal behaviour and territorial boundaries and will share their wealth of bush knowledge with you – from the animals, trees, grasses, insects and birds you might see to the medicinal uses of plants, basic tracking and survival skills. Between walks, which take place early in the morning and late in the afternoon, take pleasure in the solitude of a hidden camp. The camp is built from canvas and wood with beautiful antiques and silverware giving it the elegance of a bygone era. It overlooks the Timbetene Plain where plains game roams freely, and elephants are seen daily. This positioning allows guests to enjoy unhindered views of animals grazing and interacting without being noticed. Rhino Walking Safaris operates from Plains Tented Camp which only caters for a maximum of eight people (no children under 12), so you are ensured of a quality, pristine wilderness away from the crowds! There are 4 luxury, more than comfortably furnished African explorer-style tents with en-suite bathrooms (hot water)that offer all the necessary comforts whilst avoiding unnecessary luxury - all linen is 100% cotton percale, there are gorgeous down duvets and furnishings of a very high quality, including numerous antiques and a variety of guest amenities are provided. Built in authentic pioneer tradition, it creates the ambience of a 19th century naturalist’s retreat - take in an Africana book collection and antique treasures reminiscent of a golden bygone era. The lodge’s tents and public areas are raised on wooden decks – the tents are constructed purely from canvas and wood, with no trees having been chopped down in keeping with operating company Isibindi Africa’s ethic of “treading lightly on the land”. This camp is specifically designed for low energy consumption and makes use of a generator and a back-up battery system, which power overhead fans and 24 hour lighting (also used to re-charge camera batteries). The communal area includes a lounge and dining area with an outside fireplace for cold evenings and small plunge pool – perfect for chilling those sore muscles after a long walk! A typical day at Plains Camp begins with a mug of steaming coffee (or tea) and traditional homemade rusks, after which you set out on your morning walk - following rhino tracks and elephant paths! Trails are structured by the rangers taking into consideration the fitness levels of the group (usually 3-4 hours in length) and avoid the heat of midday. After a delicious brunch, afternoons are spent enjoying and relaxing in the cool of the acacia trees, keeping an eye on the waterhole where a stream of animals coming to drink will keep you enthralled. After the heat of the middle of the day is passed, you will set out again in the late afternoon to explore again on foot or take a game drive. Dining is an elegant affair in keeping with the nostalgic ambiance with your table set with crisp linen and silver - food is all homecooked, fresh and delicious! There are different ‘layers’ to experiencing the bush. The first and most commonly done is to go out on game drives looking for bigger animals and changing landscapes. The second, for serious bush-lovers and connoisseurs – or those looking for a closer to nature experience – is that of seeing everything from the ground. Walking, taking in the sights, sounds and scents of nature – even tasting wild fruits, and learning about the little things sometimes missed while on a drive; not to mention experiencing the thrill of seeing the big game on foot. With a four-hour morning walk and shorter late afternoon walk combined with a brief game drive, there is plenty of opportunities to get the most out of this experience. RATE INCLUDES: Transfer from Rhino Post Safari Lodge to Plains Camp at 14h00 on day of arrival Transfer from Plains Camp to Rhino Post Safari Lodge at approximately 11h00 on day of departure Early morning tea/coffee and a light snack before the morning walk Morning walk including juice, water and snacks Brunch on return from the morning activity at approximately 10h00 High Tea at 15h30 – substantial sweet and savoury dishes, plus tea, coffee, water or juice Afternoon walk and evening game drive including a bottle of water, sundowner drink (beer, wine by the glass, sherry or a soft drink) and sundowner snacks Bar snacks Dinner (served at approximately 20h30) Coffee and Tea after dinner HIGHLIGHTS: Talking of different experiences, another stunning option (at extra cost) is to spend an unforgettable night out under the stars at the concession’s Sleep-Out camp - sleeping outdoors, under the stars on elevated wooden platforms 4 metres high. You will arrive on foot and after hanging up your mosquito net and preparing your bed on the platforms which overlook a waterhole, you can relax and enjoy the sunset. As the night settles you can appreciate the sounds and other senses of the African bush, whilst sipping a refreshing sundowner, while your guide prepares a braai on an open blazing fire. Then it is time to retire to your individual platform where you may be serenaded to sleep by the whooping of a hyena or the roar of a distant (or perhaps not so distant!) lion! OUR TIPS: We find that the walking camp makes a great combo with its more conventionally luxurious sister camp, Rhino Post, which is centred around vehicle based game drives. So you could for example spend a couple of nights at Rhino Post before moving across to the Plains Camp for the walking experience – this way you get to enjoy 2 completely different experiences. Special SADC Short Notice Rate R4,100 Per person sharing per night. Must book within 7 days of traveling. Valid until 28 February 2023. R7,700 R7,700 Per person sharing per night. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ENQUIRE NOW

  • Silvan Safari

    Silvan Safari Ultra Luxury Lodge in the Sabi Sand Reserve 1/18 Location Sabi Sand Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park DESCRIPTION: Silvan Safari is the newest luxury lodge in the Sabi Sand region of the Kruger National Park. No indulgence was ignored or level of luxury overlooked to create the world’s grandest safari experience. Located in the northern section of the spectacular Sabi Sand region, where the roar of the lion is your morning wake up call and the cry of the fish eagle your hourly reminder that every heart and soul on earth beats with the connected rhythm of these historic lands. Silvan redefines luxury safari in Africa and the inspirational leadwood forest provides the ideal canvas for this groundbreaking lodge. The contemporary, modern architecture is slick and bold. With six extraordinary suites, and one family unit, the lodge provides an enchanting, intimate setting to immerse yourself in this forested paradise. The pure, calming energy of the Manyeleti River flows at Silvan’s doorstep, nourishing the trees and bringing life to the area. Revel in this from your own private plunge pool, watching elephants stroll by in the grandest safari pool in Africa. The design and decor, environmental impact are all state-of-the-art, yet elegantly understated. Five of six the Suites are double units perfected suited to a romantic getaway, but for families, the Leadwood Family Suite is perfectly split into two separate bedrooms connected by an open-air deck that is wrapped around the branches of a Leadwood tree. Each Suite has its own private plunge pool where you can watch elephants stroll by. Other room facilities include ceiling fans, aircon, fireplaces, numerous outdoor and indoor sitting areas and en-suite bathrooms with both a shower and a bath. Silvan Safari's public areas are similarly alluring with extensive wooden decks leading to hidden corners throughout the lodge where you can relax and unwind. Dining too is a breakthrough experience and one of the main draws to Silvan aside from its design and wildlife experiences. The majestic Jackalberry tree with a lower breakfast deck, outdoor gazebos and the Modjaji dining room are living spaces for gathering and sharing. We encourage a relaxed dining experience and as such allow our guests to set the rhythm and routine of their day. Meals are typically served in the main lodge but can be enjoyed privately on your deck or shared with a group in a specially chosen location. While you need to look no further than the riverbed below Silvan to spot wildlife, game drives offer you the best chance to experience the incredible variety of animals which the Sabi Sand is so famous for. An early wake-up call at dawn will see you rise with the bush and its residents. Silvan mimic the movements of the wild, going in search of wildlife when they're most likely to be on the move (early mornings, late afternoons, and evening) and retreating to the shade as they do for respite from the midday heat. Blankets and state-of-the-art Swarovski binoculars are available in the vehicles. Silvan also offers the opportunity to discover the wildlife of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve on foot. An exquisite spa is also available to relax and unwind while the fully functional gym is there for those liking to keep physically active on holiday. Silvan also boasts a full length (25m) lap pool on the main deck. Keen photographers can head to the Silvan Studio, a state-of-the-art facility equipped with a professional media room, Apple computers and large-scale printers, ensuring you can return home with a perfectly edited gallery of shots! RATE INCLUDES: Accommodation in Luxury Suites 3 gourmet meals daily Laundry Walking safaris Two game drives daily with a qualified guide, with refreshments & snacks Return road transfers from the Silvan airstrip (Elephant Plains airstrip or Arathusa airstrip) Unlimited W-Fi HIGHLIGHTS: On-site pool and treatments at the Ansellia Orchid Spa State-of-the-art media room for photographers and other creatives Gourmet meals from the onsite restaurant can be enjoyed outdoors on decks and gazebos or in the dining room, in keeping with the sheer quality of the lodge, the dining experience is simply outstanding. OUR TIPS: Every pod's private plunge pool is perfectly positioned for you to watch, cocktail in hand, as animals stroll by along the riverbed below 4 Night Special R13,500 per person sharing per night. Min/Max stay 4 nights, valid until 28 February 2023. 4 Night Special 2023 R14,750 per person sharing per night. Min/Max stay 4 nights, valid 01 March -19 December 2023. Standard Rate R21,945 per person sharing per night, valid until 28 February 2023. ​ ​ ​ ENQUIRE NOW

  • Rovos Rail

    Rovos Rail Luxury Train Journeys encompassing the timeless grace and high romance of African exploration. 1/25 Location Pretoria - Durban / Durban - Pretoria DESCRIPTION: Established in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for offering guests a truly world-class travel experience. In a series of bespoke train journeys lasting from 48 hours to 15 days, Rovos Rail links some of the continent’s greatest destinations with a variety of off-train excursions. Step aboard the vintage wood-panelled coaches and sit back as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. With discreet and friendly service, top cuisine and a selection of South Africa’s finest wines, Rovos Rail harks back to a simpler, more elegant era encompassing the timeless grace and high romance of African exploration. These beautifully rebuilt trains, which may be hauled by diesel or electric locomotives, carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites and are also available for charter, while the Events Train caters for up to 250 guests and is suitable for daytime journeys. Each train has accommodation carriages, dining cars (±42 seats), a lounge car (±26 seats), a small gift shop, smoking lounge (±11 seats) and an observation car (±32 seats) with an open-air balcony. Maintaining the spirit of a bygone era, there are no radios or television sets on board. There are three types of suites available – Pullman (7sqm), Deluxe (10sqm) and Royal (16sqm) – which offer passengers privacy and comfort with double or twin beds and fittings and facilities that are of the highest standard. All have en-suites featuring a shower, toilet, basin and bath (Royal only), tea facilities, safes, air conditioning, linen and amenities and are serviced daily. There are adequate storage and small cupboards with hangers and shelves. Rovos Rail welcomes all travellers – singles, couples and groups. The dining cars are made up of two-seaters and four-seaters where guests eat together or individually. The lounge and observation cars feature big picture windows, sofas and booths which create a perfect space for great mingling areas or quiet corners to while away the days. Many passengers enjoy the formality of fine china and glassware, crisp linen and silver, and dress accordingly. Days onboard are smart casual while evening attire is more formal. On long journeys, we enjoy themed evenings where guests can dress up accordingly or opt for smart casual. Rovos Rail boasts an enthusiastic team of chefs that are responsible for overseeing the very important task of ensuring guests’ every need is catered for. There’s an accent on fresh local ingredients and traditional dishes are a speciality. Meals are served in one sitting only in the dining cars and are complemented by a selection of fine South African wines. The bar menu is comprehensive although special items such as French Champagne would need to be requested in advance. A typical day on the Rovos Rail Breakfast: 07:00-10:00 Lunch: 13:00 Tea: 16:30 Formal Dinner: 19:30 Bar service is from 07:00-±01:00. All meals are served at these times unless otherwise stated in the itineraries. Rovos Rail Itineraries & Destinations Pretoria to Cape Town: DAY 1: Pretoria departure at 11h00 DAY 2: Kimberley Tour at 10h00 DAY 3: Matjiesfontien visit at 08h15 followed by arrival in Cape Town at 18h00 Cape Town to Pretoria: DAY 1: Cape Town departure at 11h00 followed by the Matjiesfontein visit at 18h00 DAY 2: Kimberley Tour at 14h30 DAY 3: Arrival in Pretoria at 17h00 Pretoria to Durban: DAY 1: Pretoria departure at 10h00 DAY 2: Nambiti game drive at 07h00, followed by Spionkop game drive or a battlefield visit at 15h00 DAY 3: Ardmore visit at 10h00 followed by arrival in Durban at 16h00 Durban to Pretoria: DAY 1: Durban departure at 10h00 followed by Ardmore visit at 15h00 DAY 2: Spionkop game drive or a battlefield visit at 08h00, followed by a Nambiti game drive at 15h00 DAY 3: Pretoria arrival at 16h00 Pretoria to Victoria Falls: DAY 1: Pretoria departure at 10h00 DAY 2: On board DAY 3: Hwange game drive at 15h00 DAY 4: Victoria Falls arrival at 10h00 Victoria Falls to Pretoria: DAY 1: Victoria Falls departure at 17h00 DAY 2: Hwange game drive at 06h00 DAY 3: On Board DAY 4: Pretoria arrival at 10h00 PRICE INCLUDES: Luxury accommodation in a Pullman Suite on the Pretoria - Durban route All meals All alcoholic and other Beverages (excluding French Champagne) Room service Excursions accompanied by a qualified guide (where applicable) Entrance fees as per itinerary Limited laundry service HIGHLIGHTS Experience the extravagant elegance of rail travel on the most luxurious trains in the world. Rovos Rail’s unique train safaris through the heart of Africa combine magnificent scenery with the glamour and excitement of the golden age of rail These beautifully rebuilt trains offer accommodation of the highest standard, combining the opulence of a bygone era with subtle modern innovations. OUR TIPS: Rovos Rail offers Luxury Train Travel & accommodation to Pretoria and Cape Town or vice versa, Durban, Victoria Falls, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Swakopmund - Namibia & Special departures to the Thornybush Game Reserve. Special SADC Rates from R14,350 per person sharing for 3 nights in a Pullman Suite on select departures Standard Rate from R31,700 per person sharing for 3 nights in a Pullman Suite ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ENQUIRE NOW

  • Rovos Rail

    Rovos Rail Luxury Train Journey between Pretoria and Victoria Falls encompassing the timeless grace and high romance of African exploration. 1/21 Location Victoria Falls To Pretoria DESCRIPTION: Established in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for offering guests a truly world-class travel experience. In a series of bespoke train journeys lasting from 48 hours to 15 days, Rovos Rail links some of the continent’s greatest destinations with a variety of off-train excursions. Step aboard the vintage wood-panelled coaches and sit back as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. With discreet and friendly service, top cuisine and a selection of South Africa’s finest wines, Rovos Rail harks back to a simpler, more elegant era encompassing the timeless grace and high romance of African exploration. These beautifully rebuilt trains, which may be hauled by diesel or electric locomotives, carry a maximum of 72 passengers in 36 superbly appointed suites and are also available for charter, while the Events Train caters for up to 250 guests and is suitable for daytime journeys. Each train has accommodation carriages, dining cars (±42 seats), a lounge car (±26 seats), a small gift shop, smoking lounge (±11 seats) and an observation car (±32 seats) with an open-air balcony. Maintaining the spirit of a bygone era, there are no radios or television sets on board. There are three types of suites available – Pullman (7sqm), Deluxe (10sqm) and Royal (16sqm) – which offer passengers privacy and comfort with double or twin beds and fittings and facilities that are of the highest standard. All have en-suites featuring a shower, toilet, basin and bath (Royal only), tea facilities, safes, air conditioning, linen and amenities and are serviced daily. There are adequate storage and small cupboards with hangers and shelves. Rovos Rail welcomes all travellers – singles, couples and groups. The dining cars are made up of two-seaters and four-seaters where guests eat together or individually. The lounge and observation cars feature big picture windows, sofas and booths which create a perfect space for great mingling areas or quiet corners to while away the days. Many passengers enjoy the formality of fine china and glassware, crisp linen and silver, and dress accordingly. Days onboard are smart casual while evening attire is more formal. On long journeys, we enjoy themed evenings where guests can dress up accordingly or opt for smart casual. Rovos Rail boasts an enthusiastic team of chefs that are responsible for overseeing the very important task of ensuring guests’ every need is catered for. There’s an accent on fresh local ingredients and traditional dishes are a specialty. Meals are served in one sitting only in the dining cars and are complemented by a selection of fine South African wines. The bar menu is comprehensive although special items such as French Champagne would need to be requested in advance. A typical day on the Rovos Rail Breakfast: 07:00-10:00 Lunch: 13:00 Tea: 16:30 Formal Dinner: 19:30 Bar service is from 07:00-±01:00. All meals are served at these times unless otherwise stated in the itineraries. Rovos Rail Itinerary Pretoria to Victoria Falls: DAY 1: Pretoria departure at 10h00 DAY 2: On board DAY 3: Hwange game drive at 15h00 DAY 4: Victoria Falls arrival at 10h00 Victoria Falls to Pretoria: DAY 1: Victoria Falls departure at 17h00 DAY 2: Hwange game drive at 06h00 DAY 3: On Board DAY 4: Pretoria arrival at 10h00 This adventure begins with the train’s departure from Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria. Travel north through Warmbaths (Bela-Bela), so named for its mineral waters, and Nylstroom (Modimolle), christened by the Voortrekkers as the source of the Nile River as the town’s river happened to be north-flowing. Cross the Tropic of Capricorn and Limpopo River towards Bulawayo, second city of Zimbabwe, capital of Matabeleland and industrial capital of the country. Travel along one of the world’s longest stretches of straight railway line – 114km – before traversing Hwange National Park, a rich and diverse wildlife sanctuary where a game drive excursion is enjoyed. Arrive at the incomparable Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River where this sojourn ends. The surrounding areas offer travellers many recreational opportunities including cruises, whitewater rafting as well as superb game viewing and photo safaris. Available in reverse. Special SADC Rates from R19,800 per person sharing for 3 nights in a Pullman Suite on select departures in January and March 2023 Standard Rate R39,600 per person sharing for 3 nights in a Pullman Suite ​ ​ ​ ENQUIRE NOW RATE INCLUDES 3 Nights Luxury accommodation in a Pullman Suite on the Victoria Falls - Pretoria Route All meals All alcoholic and other Beverages (excluding French Champagne) Room service Excursions accompanied by a qualified guide Entrance fees as per itinerary Limited laundry service ​ HIGHLIGHTS The train traverses through the Hwange National Park, where it is possible to view wildlife through your cabin's panoramic window as you lie in bed or sit on your couch. ​ OUR TIPS Book a stay at the majestic Victoria Falls Hotel to complete the itinerary.

  • Projects

    Zambia, Zimbabwe & Victoria Falls All Offers and Specials within these Regions SADC Special Rates R3,125 Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia per person sharing per night. Valid until 22 December 2022 and 05 - 31 January 2023. Standard Rate $345 More Info The Royal Livingstone SADC 5 night package with flights $455 Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia per person per night based upon a 5 night stay. Min 4 people, max 8 Standard Rate $900 More Info Amanzi Lodge Special SADC Rates from R19,800 Victoria Falls - Pretoria and vise versa per person sharing for 3 nights in a Pullman Suite on select departures in January and March 2023 Standard Rate R39,600 More Info Rovos Rail Special SADC Rate $390 Zambezi River, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe per person per night. Valid until 20 December 2022. Standard Rate $750 More Info Victoria Falls River Lodge Special 14 Days Out SADC Rate $250 Zambezi River, Zimbabwe per person per night sharing. Bookable within 14 days of travel. Valid 01 Nov -19 Dec 2022. Special 28 Days Out SADC Rate $295 More Info Chundu Island Special SADC Short Notice Rate $450 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe per person sharing per night, min. 2 nights stay, book within 30 days of travel. Valid until 31 December 2022 Standard Rate $1,200 More Info Matetsi Victoria Falls Special SADC Rate $195 Zambezi River, Livingstone, Zambia. per person sharing per night incl. all meals, select drinks and one activity. Valid until 31 December 2022. Standard Rate $595 More Info Sindabezi Island Special SADCRate $330 Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe per person per night sharing. Valid until 31 March 2023, thereafter book within 30 days of travel. Standard Rate $765 More Info Deteema Springs Special SADC Rates $330 Mana Pools, Zimbabwe per person per night sharing. Valid until 31 March 2023, thereafter book within 30 days of travel. Standard Rate $756 More Info Ingwe Pan Special SADC Rate $330 Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe per person per night sharing. Valid until 31 March 2023, thereafter book within 30 days of travel. Standard Rate $900 More Info Verney's Camp Special SADC Rate - 2 Bedroom Suite R6,740 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe per 2 Bedroom Safari Suite per night (sleeps 5). Standard Rate R11,150 More Info Victoria Falls Safari Suites Special SADC 3 Night Rate from R6,582 Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia per person sharing for a 3 night package. Valid until 31 January 2023. Standard Rate R10,300 More Info David Livingstone Safari Voucher Rate R12,000 Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia per person sharing for a two night package. Valid until 31 October 2022 Excl. peak periods Standard Rate R13,990 More Info Chundukwa River Lodge Special SADC 3 Night Rate $265 Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zambia per person sharing per night, min. 3 night stay Valid until 20 December 2022 Standard Rate $510 More Info The River Club Special SADC Rate R2,499 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe per person sharing per night. Valid until 31 December 2022. Standard Rate R5,500 More Info Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel

  • Pungwe Safari Camp

    Pungwe Safari Camp Authentic Safari Camp in the Manyeleti Game Reserve 1/15 Location Manyeleti Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa The Manyeltei is part of the Greater Kruger National Park complex of reserves that have unfenced boundaries with each other. DESCRIPTION: Pungwe is a small intimate authentic safari camp which brings back the essence of a true safari experience. The comfortable en-suite meru-style tents are reminiscent of days when safaris were all about the sights, sounds and smells of the bush. The camp is about the bush, the animals, the unique experiences and the subsequent regaling of these by the iconic fireside. ​ The 4 en-suite meru-styled tents at Pungwe offer simple elegant comfort, security, hot and cold running water for baths or showers and an exceptional feeling of truly being in the African bush. Only under canvas will you not only hear, but feel the roar of the lion, the throaty cough of a leopard and the Fiery Necked Nightjar celebrating the night. ​ RATE INCLUDES: Accommodation in large meru-style tented rooms with en-suit bathrooms. Each tent is located under a thatch roof and has tiled floors Morning Teas/Coffees A light continental breakfast before the morning walking safari. Brunch High Tea Dinner A daily morning game walk with a FGASA qualified ranger & tracker A daily afternoon/evening game drive daily with a FGASA qualified ranger & tracker HIGHLIGHTS: Great game viewing in the Big 5 Manyeleti Game Reserve 24,000 hectares of travesring over the whole reserve Dinners around the fire at night. The traditional kettle on the fire 24 hours a day OUR TIPS: Take your walking shoes, the Manyeleti Reserve is great for walks. Special SADC Short Notice Rate R2,750 per person sharing per night. Valid until 28 February 2023. Must book within 14 days of travel. SADC Exclusive Use Rate R17,000 for exclusive use of the lodge per night, max 8 guests. Incl. all meals and game drives. Valid until 28 February 2023. Must book within 14 days of travel. Standard Rate R4,495 per person sharing per night ​ ​ ​ ENQUIRE NOW

  • Lukimbi Safari Lodge

    Lukimbi Safari Lodge Safari Lodge situated in a private concession area of the southern Kruger National Park. 1/24 Location Private Concession in the Southern Kruger National Park DESCRIPTION: Lukimbi Safari Lodge is situated in a private concession area of the southern Kruger National Park. Overlooking a dry riverbed and waterhole, this sophisticated African-styled 5 star lodge offers outstanding game viewing in a spectacular wilderness setting. Lukimbi’s 15 000 hectares borders three river systems, ensuring a huge diversity of wildlife, including the Big Five. Lukimbi’s one great advantage over most of the other private lodges in the greater Kruger area – its quick and simple accessibility from Johannesburg. The lodge utilise both informative rangers and Shangaan trackers who use their legendary bush skills to bring you an unforgettable wildlife experience when you go out on drives. Sightings at Lukimbi are consistently excellent. The concession is home to a diverse array of vegetation which in turn results in an excellent concentration and variety of game - vast grasslands dominate the northern portion of the concession, whereas the southern and central areas are more heavily wooded and interspersed with lush riverine thickets. This provides ideal habitat for large herds of zebra, wildebeest and other plains animals. White rhino enjoy the numerous pans and wallows, whilst the shyer and more elusive black rhino can be found in the more thickly wooded areas. Herds of buffalo roam through grasslands seeking the succulent grasses, before moving down to the rivers to amble slowly through the reeds. Elephants can frequently be seen all over the concession and the river in front of the lodge is a favourite place for them to spend hours at a time. Lukimbi offers 16 spacious air- conditioned suites (14 Classic Suites and 2 larger and more luxurious Premier Suites). Wooden walkways lead to the standalone rooms which are lovely thatched chalets with ample space and gorgeous river and bush views – they’re spacious enough even to sleep a couple of children with their parents (just one of the reasons why Lukimbi is great for families) The lounge drops down from the level of the bedroom area and this space then flows out to a covered wooden deck – the perfect spot to sip a drink whilst sprawled in a lounger watching the passing animals and listening to the birds in the surrounding trees! Lukimbi enjoys one of the largest private concession areas in the Kruger and has exclusive use of over 120 kilometres of road network – this means you get fantastic access to the fantastic game for which Kruger is so famous without having to brave the traffic jams that mar the park’s public roads at just about every major Big Five sighting. Of course, you also have the advantage of being able to go off-road at confirmed Big Five sightings to get really up close and personal. Lukimbi Safari Lodge offers full day walking trails which are unique to the lodge and the perfect way to go "bushwacking" through the veld on foot! RATE INCLUDES: Luxury accommodation 3 full meals per day All teas & coffees Afternoon tea 2 game drives daily HIGHLIGHTS: Lukimbi has one great advantage over most of the other private lodges in the greater Kruger area – its quick and simple accessibility from Gauteng. An easy five hour drive along the N4 from Gauteng past Nelspruit brings you to the Malelane gate into the Kruger, and from there it’s a short hop to the lodge itself. Lukimbi is blessed in having one of the prime locations in the Kruger, an extensive 15 000 hectare exclusive use concession area bounded by three major river systems including the Crocodile River which serves as the southern border of the park. OUR TIPS: One of the more family friendly of the top lodges – rooms easily house 2 kids plus parents whilst there are plenty of fun supervised activities including making moulds of animal’s footprints Special SADC Rate - Classic Suites R6,500 per person sharing per night. Valid until 19 December 2023. Special SADC Rate - Premier Suite R8,000 per person sharing per night. Valid until 19 December 2023. Special Children's SADC Rate R4,000 per child 2 – 12 years old per night. Valid until 19 December 2023. Standard Rate - Classic Suites R11,000 per person sharing per night ENQUIRE NOW

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