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  • Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway

    Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway Safari Lodge in the malaria-free Welgevonden Private Game Reserve 1/17 Location Welgevonden Private Game Reserve Waterberg region Limpopo South Africa ​ DESCRIPTION: Perched regally amidst the bushwillows on the tip of a magnificent gorge overlooking the Sterkstroom River, Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway is just that; a romantic, secluded hideaway from the world’s worries, an intimate encounter with the beauty of the ruggedly scenic Welgevonden Game Reserve. Clifftop’s eight well positioned suites are luxurious and spacious, equipped with a fully stocked mini bar, safe, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and large bathroom with a bath, hairdryer, indoor and outdoor shower, and a full range of bathroom amenities. Enjoy a quiet read in the comfort of your own lounge area shielded from the outdoors by massive floor to ceiling glass French doors, or step outside on to your private timber deck complete with your very own plunge pool, an outdoor seating area. The stylish air-conditioned suites with their earthy colours and textures also feature indoor and outdoor showers with sweeping views – they’re the type of place where you could disappear into for an entire weekend without emerging except for the odd meal! That would be a pity though as the Welgevonden is certainly worth exploring on the twice-daily game drives (the lodge’s spectacular cliff top positioning does exact a small price in this regard in that it’s about a 20 minute drive down to the prime game viewing areas on the plains) Situated only 3 hours drive from Johannesburg, Welgevonden boasts some 36000 hectares of diverse and scenic bushveld and adjoins the Marakele National Park, making for a massive area under wildlife of almost 60000 hectares! Welgevonden boasts magnificent scenery with rolling mountains interspersed with deep gorges, river valleys and grassy plains. Clifftop is the one and only lodge in the eastern region of the park, therefore if you're looking for exclusivity and romance on your getaway then this is the place for you! Twice daily game drives depart in the early morning, stopping for refreshments en-route – on these 4x4 drives you and your ranger will explore both the beauty of the reserve and enjoy some excellent game viewing. Welgevonden is home to over 50 different mammals, including the Big Five, and boasts one of the largest populations of white rhino on a private reserve anywhere in Africa. The wide diversity of habitat encourages this wide range of wildlife and birds - there are rare and unusual species too, such as brown hyena, aardwolf and aardvark which are best seen at night. The grassy plains abound with antelope from the largest eland to the diminutive duiker, and cheetah, lion and leopard are always close by. SADC MIDWEEK SPECIAL R4,305 per person sharing per midweek night. Valid until 31 May 2024 SADC WEEKEND SPECIAL R5,380 per person sharing per night. Valid until 31 May 2024 Standard Rate R7,983 per person sharing per night ​ ​ ​ SUBMIT ENQUIRY PRICE INCLUDES: Luxury accommodation Three meals daily Selected beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits). Two safaris daily Road transfer from the Welgevonden Main Gate or either of the 2 runways to the lodge HIGHLIGHTS The lodge’s setting must be one of the most spectacular in the country with outstanding views from the cliff top over the river cutting through the ravine below Cross rivers and climb rugged hills as you venture through the beautiful Welgevonden, a haven for the Big Five, Little Five and all manner of astounding wildlife species making this a wildlife experience to remember. OUR TIPS The Clifftop Lodge layout and setting is unique with outstanding views. It offers an elegant safari experience just three hours from Johannesburg. The private and very luxurious suites with their plunge pools and salas are perfect for romance – you could just hole up there for your entire stay only emerging at meal times!

  • Shamwari Private Game Reserve

    Shamwari Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge in the Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape 1/20 Location Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape DESCRIPTION: Shamwari Private Game Reserve is a premier safari and holiday destination in South Africa’s ecologically and culturally significant Eastern Cape Province. Shamwari, meaning “my friend” in Shona, is the pinnacle of private game reserves and home to the coveted Big 5. It’s a place where guests can exist in harmony with nature, however fleeting the moment, where wildlife roam the landscape under the relentless African sun. Long Lee Manor was built in 1910 and is Shamwari’s flagship lodge. This magnificent Edwardian five-star manor has been beautifully restored and offers a colonial experience in the heart of the African bush. Long Lee Manor offers exceptional comfort, personalized service and spectacular views of the waterhole and plains that sweep down to the Bushman’s River. The manor offers 4 Garden Rooms, 11 Plains Rooms, 2 Manor House Suites and 1 Family Suite, each boasting twin beds that can be converted into king beds, an en-suite bathroom with separate shower, satellite tv, minibar, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, in-room safe, and a patio or balcony offering mountains or garden views. The facilities offered at the manor include one large rim-flow pool, a relaxation retreat, fitness centre and steam room, dining room, outdoor boma, conference facility, and gift boutique. Enjoy early morning and evening game drives that are led by professional guides and guided game walks that afford up-close encounters with the smaller wondrous creatures of the African bush. Visits can be arranged to Shamwari’s Born Free Foundation Animal Rescue Centre and the Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Shamwari Private Game Reserve is situated in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, offers visitors 25 000 hectares of wildlife and birdlife rich reserve to explore. Shamwari Private Game Reserve is home to Africa's Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, and leopard), is malaria-free and is situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Shamwari has received numerous international awards, including the World's Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years. Large numbers of ungulates sustain a healthy population of lion, cheetah, and the elusive leopard. Grasslands are home to white rhino, and the subtropical thicket provides browsing for elephant and black rhino. Hippo is found in the riverine habitat. The reintroduced red-billed ox-pecker is a common site on buffalo, rhino, and giraffe. PRICE INCLUDES: Luxury accommodation in either the Manor House Suite, Plains or Garden Rooms All meals Afternoon tea Morning & afternoon game drives Tea, coffee & water HIGHLIGHTS Game drives take place in the tranquil moods of sunrise and sunset. Survey the areas, witness the birds of prey or spot one of the Big 5 from the comfort and safety of our open game viewing vehicles. Our rangers and guides are passionate about wildlife and knowledgeable in their respective fields of expertise. Expect to take away new insights, an appreciation for Africa, and an unforgettable experience. OUR TIPS: In addition to spectacular game drives, Shamwari Private Game Reserve also offers professionally guided bush walks. Our rangers share their intimate knowledge of the reserve and their own expert insights to make each natural encounter a special event. Here, you can gain a true perspective of the fauna and flora indigenous to the region. Your guide can also point out animal tracks, dung, birds and can educate you on the area and its rich history. Special SADC Rate R6,000 per person sharing per night, book within 30 days of travelling. Valid until 30 September 2024 Standard Rate R16,310 per person sharing per night ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ENQUIRE NOW

  • Kwenga Safari Lodge

    Kwenga Safari Lodge Traditional Safari Lodge in the Balule Reserve, Greater Kruger 1/17 Location ​ DESCRIPTION: Kwenga Safari Lodge is situated inside the Balule Private Nature Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park and is a dedicated animal conservation area, a real African wildlife wilderness. Being a protected area in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. Balule Nature Reserve is a member of the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR) with no fences separating APNR reserves and the Kruger National Park. The area attracts a diverse variety of birds and wildlife, including Lion, White Rhino, Buffalo, Leopard, Cheetah and other African game. Visitors are exposed to the magnificent views of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains from the reserve’s natural vantage points – perfect for romantic sundowners. A stunning waterhole is situated close by and is frequented by all of the Game species affording guests wonderful sightings whilst enjoying a cocktail on the terrace overlooking the waterhole. This is a true Africa Safari holiday where you are woken early for your Guided Safari Tour or your Bushwalk amongst the Big Five. The 8 thatched chalets at Kwenga are designed to create a delicate mix of elegance and simplicity. Fine fabrics and exquisite finishes lend an African style to an interior where each chalet has a spacious en-suite bathroom. Each bedroom leads onto deep verandas that echo the ambience of an outdoor bush adventure. Kwenga Lodge’s 8 luxury thatched chalets are each beautifully appointed with ethnic furnishings, draped in African fabrics that bring about an atmosphere that is truly African. The beds are covered in luxurious 100% percale cotton sheeting and finished with ultra-luxurious Mohair blankets, providing guests with ultimate comfort. Mosquito nets allow for a restful sleep while the overhead fans whisper gently to keep the pure African air circulating evenly in the room. • Luxury Suite (From R2900 per person per night sharing) Luxury thatched suite designed to create a delicate mix of elegance and simplicity. Extra Length Queen beds, en-suite shower and bath, walk-in outside shower. Private patio with bush view. Wireless internet. • Suite (From R2500 per person per night sharing) Smaller west-facing thatched suite, high ceiling, fan, en-suite shower and bath. Share a patio area facing the lodge garden. Wireless internet RATE INCLUDES: Accommodation Morning & Evening game drives Brunch Dinner Teas & Coffees WiFi HIGHLIGHTS: The views of the Drakensberg add a special touch to your sundowner stop. OUR TIPS: The Luxury rooms are also equipped with a walk-in outside shower, private patio and aircon. Special SADC Rate - Suite R2,500 per person sharing per night in a suite Special SADC Rate - Luxury Suite R2,900 per person sharing per night in a Luxury Suite Standard Rate R4,000 per person sharing per night ​ ​ ​ ENQUIRE NOW

  • Tau Game Lodge

    Tau Game Lodge Game Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve 1/21 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: On the far northern border of South Africa lies a beautiful area known as the Great Marico and it is in this spectacular setting, in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, that Tau Game Lodge South Africa is situated. This luxury safari lodge was designed to reflect the natural surroundings and makes use of the natural resources wherever possible. Privately-owned Tau Game Lodge was built in 1995 and overlooks a vast natural waterhole, which attracts a variety of game, as does the diverse vegetation which thrives in the fertile topsoil. The decor and furnishings of Tau Game Lodge are Africa-inspired and the rooms are equipped with both air-conditioning and ceiling fans. The rustic thatched chalets are spread out in U-formation on either side of the lodge, offering excellent views of animals approaching the water from the opposite bank. Each chalet has its own wooden game viewing deck, which allows one to experience the bush in privacy and is equipped with an en-suite bathroom and open-air shower. The Tau Spa Oasis offers guests deep relaxation and rejuvenating spa treatments, surrounded by the beauty of the African bush. Our extensively trained spa therapists are specialised in treatments ranging from authentic African treatments to specialised hydrotherapy treatments. Guests can create their own spa experience with our treatment options or they can choose from our specially designed Spa Package options. Guests are encouraged to stay after their treatments to enjoy some peaceful time at our secluded relaxation Sala. The Bush Spa also offers wonderful gifts to spoil yourself or a loved one with a memory of your experience. Ten thousand animals of 27 major species, including wild dog, cheetah, lion, white and black rhino, buffalo and elephant, were re-introduced to the Madikwe Game Reserve over a six year period with animals coming from various reserves and breeding centres. Game viewing is now at its prime. Special SADC Rate R4,200 per person sharing per night. Book within 14 days of travel. Valid until 29 February 2024. Special SADC Rate - Family Unit R16,400 per room per night for max 4 people. Book within 14 days of travel. Valid until 29 February 2024. Standard Rate R8,500 per person sharing per night ​ ​ ​ SUBMIT ENQUIRY PRICE INCLUDES: Accommodation 3 meals per day 2 game drives per day, drinks and snacks on drives Complimentary Wifi HIGHLIGHTS Great game viewing in the Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve Fantastic setting on the Tau Dam Comfortable lounge, bar and dining room which are semi open-air and overlook the waterhole. ​ OUR TIPS Situated at an easy 4 hours driving distance from Johannesburg. Family friendly.

  • Ant's Hill

    Ant's Hill Family-friendly safari lodge in the Waterberg 1/24 Location Private Reserve in the Waterberg, Limpopo. DESCRIPTION: The classic and spacious safari lodges of Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill in South Africa are owner designed and built. Using local stone and thatch, they blend into the surroundings beautifully, setting the scene to give guests the most memorable bushveld views. The reserve is set in the wild and unspoiled Waterberg region in the Limpopo province of South Africa, a mere 3 hours north of Johannesburg. Hosted by a wonderful team, Ant’s Hill safari lodge has an open and friendly atmosphere which creates a home from home feeling. Built on the edge of a cliff, it enjoys breath-taking views, with spacious rooms and vast folding doors. The separate cottages are uniquely designed, and the individual bathrooms are spectacular, offering guests sunken baths and waterfall showers. Set in boulders on the edge of the cliff, the heated swimming pool enjoys a fabulous panorama across the reserve, encouraging you to relax there in between your horse rides. Main Lodge The main lodge boasts a spacious living area and dining room, both with fireplaces. A large veranda and deck overhang the gorge so are ideal for early morning breakfasts and evening sundowners. To top it all Ant’s Hill overlooks a waterhole frequented by a variety of game. Ant’s Hill has a variety of cottages ranging from standard to superior deluxe, they are scenically appointed and each cottage has been creatively designed to suit all types of travellers from families to honeymooners and their varying budgets, scroll down for more details on each cottage and take your pick. About the Reserve Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill are situated on their own private game reserve which covers 12,500 acres of pristine Waterberg bushveld. The reserve is made out of 12 different ecological zones from open grassy plains to thick montane bush to savannah bushveld. Since the Waterberg lies on an intercontinental divergence zone, we have a wider variety of flora and fauna than elsewhere in Africa. The diverse topography of the reserve also enables us to naturally sustain over 40 species of game including giraffe, white rhino, sable antelope, Roan antelope, buffalo, nyala, gemsbok (Oryx), kudu, Livingstone eland, blue wildebeest (gnu), red hartebeest, zebra, impala, bushbuck, duiker, steenbok, mountain reedbuck, waterbuck, warthog, blesbok, baboons, bush pig, klipspringer, leopard, jackal, brown hyena, caracal, civet and genet to name but a few. For those passionate about birds, there are well over 300 species of birds. Guests are always welcome to join in on any management activities on the reserves such as game capture and relocation, treating injured animals, burning firebreaks, game census on horseback etc. Safari Experiences From horse riding and mountain biking to game drives and guided walks, we have a variety of activities, at Ants, that will appeal to the intimate couple to families alike. Family Safaris Ant’s has got to be one of the most child friendly safari lodges found in Africa, we will give your children and family a life-changing experience from grandparents right down to babies. Our unique policy is to allow children of all ages to join their parents on all game viewing activities, so you can witness their first encounters with wildlife. At Ant’s – family safaris are our specialty, we have an abundance of exciting and thrilling safari activities to offer kids of all ages, allowing them to leave with an intimate knowledge of the bush. Ant’s have an exceptional variety of family friendly activities available on offer these include: Game drives Guided walks / walking safaris Led pony rides for beginners or under 4 Bug and spoor walks / learn to become a ranger Horse riding lessons Fishing Horse riding safaris / full day rides Snake and reptile talks / handling Swimming with the horses Mountain biking Archery Rhino tracking Night sky safaris Visit to our local children’s home Ant’s Hill offers you maximum flexibility, there are no fixed times and they will tailor your day according to your needs. Children are welcome to join their parents for dinner. Alternatively, special suppers or mealtimes can be arranged. As a family you can also book private dinners. Although your children can join you on all activities, however, should you, wish to leave them at the lodge and enjoy a more challenging walk or ride, we can offer full child minding. Ant’s has a selection of wonderful ponies catering to both the novice and experienced child rider. Beginners will be led by a competent guide and riding lessons are also available. Under 4-year-old children will be led on a pony in and around the lodge area as they are still too young to be taken out on long outrides. The lodges have various facilities ideal for kids, such as the heated swimming pool, which is heated all year round, a trampoline, a badminton & volleyball court as well as a selection of toys and books. Due to our relaxed and informal atmosphere, Ant’s Nest and Ant’s Hill are ideal for families with kids of all ages. Special SADC Rate R3,700 per person sharing per night. Valid Until 09 Jan 2024. Standard Rate R5,565 per person sharing per night. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ SUBMIT ENQUIRY PRICE INCLUDES: All local drinks (soft drinks, spirits, beers and house wines) Horse riding Game drives and night drives Game walks Mountain biking (not suitable for kids under 12 due to terrain) Laundry Bush lunches and sundowners Fishing (seasonal) Air rifle and archery Snake and reptile talk (subject to availability) HIGHLIGHTS Only a 3 hour drive from Johannesburg, you will find arguably the best horse-riding in Africa. Situated on a private game reserve in the spectacular, malaria-free Waterberg region of South Africa, Ant’s offers the very best experience of the bush, either at one with wildlife on horseback, in the luxury of a privately-guided game drive or at more intimate level on foot. For over 25 years, it has won a reputation for a homely and friendly welcome that offers guests of all ages an unforgettable adventure. OUR TIPS The Ant Collection prides itself on making each day of your stay a memorable safari experience, to suit all ages, young or young-at-heart, for those travelling as a family, as a group of friends or as an intrepid solo traveller. You can choose your own pace, whether that is galloping through the bush on horseback alongside a herd of giraffe or viewing game in more relaxed fashion from a vehicle.

  • 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 Rate R5,685 per person sharing per night. Valid until 24 March 2024. Min 2 nights. 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.

  • Madikwe Safari Lodge - Dithaba Lodge

    Madikwe Safari Lodge - Dithaba Lodge Luxury Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve 1/15 Location Madikwe Game Reserve, North West Province DESCRIPTION: This luxury Safari Lodge harmonizes perfectly with the natural surroundings of the location and ensures an unforgettable adventure in this unique reserve. Immerse yourself into the charming atmosphere of the Madikwe Safari Lodge after exploring the African wilderness. Located in the central-eastern region of Madikwe Game Reserve, one of South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuaries, Madikwe Dithaba Lodge invites guests on a magnificent safari odyssey. Covering over 75 000 hectares of wild plains, Madikwe Game Reserve is known for its rich biodiversity, diverse geology and flora habitats, and exceptional Big 5 sightings. The malaria-free location of Madikwe Dithaba Lodge looks onto game-filled plains and the Dwarsberg Mountains from atop a hillside. Each luxury suite provides a couple’s romantic retreat or, together, an exclusive home base for a group of friends or family. Natural design elements invite the surrounding beauty into each luxurious haven of relaxation making for a truly restful getaway. Dithaba, meaning mountain in the local dialect, is located slightly higher up on the mountain and has incredible views over the open plains. This lodge has only 4 suites and is well suited to a group of friends of family members taking this over exclusively to make it their home whilst on safari. The Lodge has an inviting reception area and both indoor and outdoor dining areas. Relax in the library lounge, indoor lounge with roaring fireplace, or take in some stargazing on the outdoor lounge area and boma. Each of the rooms in the Lodge has its own private plunge pool and a Gym-in-a-Basket, which is 2 x 1kg dumbbells, 2 x 3kg dumbbells, exercise mat, and core strengthener ring. The suites are all air-conditioned for your comfort in summer and fitted with a fireplace and electric blanket for the more chilly winter months. There is also an international adaptor, hairdryer, insect repellant, safe and mini-bar for your convenience. Special SADC Rate R6,299 per person per night sharing. Book within 60 days of travel. Valid until 31 May 2024. Standard R16,800 per person per night sharing ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ SUBMIT ENQUIRY PRICE INCLUDES: • All meals; • Teas/Filter Coffees; • Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger; • Game drive refreshments & snacks; • Transfers to and from the Eastern Madikwe airstrip; • Specified inclusive safari activities. • Wi-Fi in public areas. HIGHLIGHTS The Madikwe Game Reserve is 75 000ha of incredible topographic, vegetation and faunal diversity. From the Dwarsberg Mountains in the south, peaked by the blood red Brandwacht; north over the undulating golden woodlands where black and white rhino find refuge; over the Tweedepoort escarpment and into the rolling savannahs – this is classic African big sky country where plains game – zebra, springbok, wildebeest – graze, one eye always watching for lion, cheetah or wild dog. The west of the reserve is bounded by the perennial Marico River – a rich green vein of life in this semi-arid vastness while the eastern reaches blend into the boundless Kalahari Desert. OUR TIPS The early morning and evening/night drives conducted in open vehicles in the Madikwe Reserve provide fantastic up close viewing of the myriad of species home to the reserve, not the least of which is the BIg 5.

  • Tuningi Safari Lodge

    Tuningi Safari Lodge Luxury, family-friendly safari lodge in the Madikwe Reserve. 1/28 Location Madikwe Game Reserve, North West Province DESCRIPTION: Tuningi Safari Lodge is situated in 165 000 acre (75,000ha) malaria free, "big 5" Madikwe Game Reserve. Morning, afternoon, or evening game drives all offer a chance of spotting the Big 5 and others. It’s not just Madikwe’s malaria-free status that makes it family-friendly; Tuningi has a special programme for kids under the age of five: shorter game-viewing trips, treasure hunts and interactive dinners are just some of the activities children can enjoy. Experienced babysitters and childminders can also be arranged on request. Tuningi Luxury Lodge’s exclusivity is emphasised by the limited number of rooms, allowing a total of only 16 guests at the Lodge at any time. Guests are accommodated in four Luxury and two Family Suites, with breathtaking views of the bush from private wrap-around decks. As one of the best Madikwe Game Reserve lodges, Tuningi has been designed in such a way that it is ideal for families, intimate groups or VIP’s in search of utter privacy. Each beautifully appointed spacious Suite, with a comfortable lounge area, has its own gas fireplace that is lit (on the chilly nights) on your return from your evening game drives or when you retire to bed at night. Air-conditioning and ceiling fans offer cool respite in the summer months. The spacious bathrooms are a real treat at Tuningi Safari Lodge; not only is there a fireplace, but an oversized bath with fabulous views and a private alfresco (outside) rock shower. The private wrap around wooden decks on each of the suites offer the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the bush. Lion, elephant, buffalo, white and black rhino, leopard and the rare and endangered wild dog are just some of the unique sightings in the 75 000 hectare Big 5 Safari Reserve. Tuningi Safari Lodge’s game rangers are highly qualified and have sound knowledge of the fauna and flora within the Madikwe Game Reserve and pass on this knowledge and passion to guests during their game drives. Special SADC 21 Day Out Rate R4,743 per person sharing per night. Must book within 21 days of travelling. Standard Rate R10,400 per person sharing per night ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ SUBMIT ENQUIRY PRICE INCLUDES: Luxury accommodation 3 meals per day 2 x game drives daily, Tea & coffee Complimentary Wi-Fi. HIGHLIGHTS Tuningi Safari Lodge combines the wonders of the African bushveld, and the splendours of five star luxury with innovative programmes to entertain guests. The daily game drives, with informed and professional game rangers, are an exciting way of getting into the bush and experiencing all that it has to offer. Whether sipping ice-cold sundowners on the lodge’s expansive viewing deck, floating in the rim-flow pool above the waterhole, or watching the animals grazing from your glass-fronted bedroom suite, Africa’s splendour promises to overwhelm you. OUR TIPS Little Tuningi is separate and can be booked as a private camp

  • Thornybush Game Lodge

    Thornybush Game Lodge Luxury Lodge in the Thornybush Nature Reserve Thornybush-Game-Lodge-new-border.jpg Thornybush aerial border.jpg Thornybush-Game-Lodge5.jpg Thornybush-Game-Lodge-new-border.jpg 1/15 Location Thornybush Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger, Limpoopo, South Africa The Thornybush Nature Reserve is a private Big Five nature reserve which is part of the Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa. DESCRIPTION: Game Lodge was the first of its kind in the Thornybush Nature Reserve, opening its doors back in 1961. As the original establishment, it put Thornybush on the map and established our reputation for world-class game-viewing. Now, with a note of sophistication in the design and layout, our thatched main area overlooks a waterhole and riverbed frequently visited by elephants, buffalo and other large game. The classic lower deck flows between the open dining area and a beautiful bar. Sunbirds, attracted to the many aloes which surround the main deck, are just some of the many small delights you can expect on your stay at Thornybush Game Lodge. The warm-hearted staff, riverbed setting and legacy of excellence are standout features. Meals, when taken at the lodge, are Ottolenghi-style buffets prepared by Solly, the legendary master bush chef! Bush dinners are a firm favourite with our guests, where you get to enjoy a hearty meal, surrounded by lanterns, candles and the sound of the African wilderness. Private and stylishly decorated, the Luxury Suites are a joy to spend a night in and difficult to leave. The large windows above the bath and giant sliding doors to the deck offer incredible views of the riverbed and any animals that may be wallowing there. Each of the 18 Luxury Suites have an en-suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor shower and have been carefully designed and spaced to provide privacy. The elegant finishes and extremely comfortable beds complete the impressive rooms. Special SADC Short Notice Rate R7,000 per person sharing per night. Book within 21 days of travel. Valid 15 January to 30 June 2024. ​ ​ ​ Standard Rate R16,000 per person sharing per night ​ ​ ​ ENQUIRE NOW RATE INCLUDES: Accommodation All meals and hot beverages Early morning and late afternoon game drives Local Sundowner Drinks HIGHLIGHTS: Thornybush is a 14,000-hectare private nature reserve that shares a fenceless border with the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. Big 5 encounters are the standout experiences for our guests, with visitors particularly impressed with the lion and leopard sightings. It’s the vast diversity of wildlife, however, that has seen Thornybush emerge as a leading safari destination. OUR TIPS: Thornybush Game Lodge, the original Thornybush establishment, has changed and evolved since 1961 to the sophisticated, down-to-each luxury lodge it is today. Warm-hearted staff, expert guides and unobstructed views of the waterhole from the deck are standout features.

  • Savanna Private Game Reserve

    Savanna Private Game Reserve Luxury Safari Lodge in the Sabi Sands 1/19 Location Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa DESCRIPTION: An exclusive 5-star lodge, Savanna is situated in the internationally famous Sabi Sand Reserve within the greater Kruger National Park Conservancy. Our internationally acclaimed lodge offers an exclusive, personalized and intimate safari experience to our guests, with a unique style of tented accommodation. The lodge lies in an area where ‘Big 5’ sightings are so frequent, it is not unusual to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino in a single game drive. The lodge has specially designed game viewing vehicles and highly trained guides with a vast knowledge of the African bush veld, take guests on close and intimate encounters with a large variety of wildlife. Numerous nearby dams and a series of waterholes in front of the lodge attract many species, especially in the dry winter months when elephants are daily visitors. Savanna Private Game Reserve is located in the Western sector of the Sabi Sand, and is privileged to traverse approximately 9 000 hectares of beautiful bushveld. The area offers a diverse landscape from the open Savannah grasslands up to the thick riverine bushveld. Savanna safaris provide exceptional opportunities to see the ‘Big 5’ – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino – as well as cheetah, wild dog, hippo, crocodile, an abundance of general game and over 400 bird species. The emphasis at Savanna is, first and foremost, on the safari experience, on the activities of the many rare and beautiful creatures encountered. This five-star luxury lodge offers nine exquisite suites. Seven of our suites have tented roofs, blending the elegance of a by-gone colonial era with all the convenience of modern facilities. Each suite offers guests private patios, plunge pools and outdoor showers, as well as air-conditioned interiors, minibars stocked with inviting treats, a coffee machine and décor that epitomises the elegance of understated luxury. RATE INCLUDES: Inclusive of meals and non-alcoholic beverages Two game drives per day HIGHLIGHTS: The safari vehicles have been specially modified for guests’ comfort and safety with bucket seats separated by large storage boxes. In order to maximise photographic opportunities, there are never more than two people in a row, or 6 guests per vehicle, unless guests request otherwise. OUR TIPS: Optional game walks are offered to guests who would like to experience the fauna and flora on foot. Led by an armed guide and tracker, they provide fascinating insight into the geology and botany of the area. Trackers who have grown up in local villages impart a wealth of information on the uses of bush veld trees and plants in tribal customs and rituals, as well as their herbal and medicinal properties and practical applications. Special SADC 30 day Out Rate R6,545 per person sharing per night, incl. selected local alcoholic drinks, teas, coffees & mini bar. Must book within 30 days of travel. Valid until 01 July 2024. Standard Rate R14,850 per person sharing per night. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ENQUIRE NOW

  • Thonga Beach Lodge

    Thonga Beach Lodge Luxury Lodge in iSimangaliso Wetland Park, an internationally recognised World Heritage Site. thonga-beach-from-dive-boat-1jpg Thonga Beach-room-4.jpg Thonga Beach-room-6.jpg thonga-beach-from-dive-boat-1jpg 1/20 Location iSimangaliso Wetland Park , KwaZulu Natal, South Africa DESCRIPTION: This 24-bed luxury lodge is the ideal place to connect with one of Africa’s last pristine wilderness beaches and rediscover your place in it. The 12 thatched eco-sensitive rooms, with ocean or forest views, boast an earthy elegance, and are positioned to afford maximum privacy and minimal environmental impact. ​ The lodge facilities are designed to enhance your experience by complementing the exquisite surrounding wilderness, with comforts of a slightly more modern nature. After a day of adventure in the sand and sea, there’s nothing better than retiring to a little barefoot luxury and a few mod cons. ​ Enjoy meals on the outdoor dining deck - meals are served al fresco on the deck under the shade of giant milkwood trees. The indoor dining area - buffet breakfasts and luncheons are set out in the dining room. This area is also home to a permanent tea and coffee station with delicious homemade biscuits. The mezzanine level is used when weather isn't conducive to outdoor dining. There is a deep pool used for scuba courses and swimming, and a shallower pool, both complete with umbrellas and cushioned loungers. ​ There are so many beautiful reasons to visit this idyllic wonderland, but its higher purpose is what really makes it special. Thonga’s ‘tread gently’ approach, enables you to re-experience a true connection with nature, while playing in paradise. Here are our top 5 good reasons to book a stay at Thonga Beach Lodge: 1. The unspoilt golden beach of Mabibi is one of the cleanest, most beautiful beaches in the world. 2. The snorkeling right in front of the lodge and by boat at nearby safe coral reefs is world-class, and reveals a colourful, enchanting world of diverse oceanic life, including dolphins and turtles. 3. Turtles - Thonga Beach Lodge is privileged and proud of its involvement in protecting the loggerhead and leatherback turtles. Nesting sites start right at the lodge and stretch further up the beach. 4. Delicious Cuisine - Thonga Beach Lodge’s food receives repeated and well-deserved acclaim, with a chef who prides himself on discovery of top local produce. 5. The lodges’ commitment to local community support is inspiring … cultural tours, visits to the local school and interactions with staff will leave you feeling that you genuinely contributed something to this special corner of the planet. Special SADC 7 Day Out Rate R4,550 per person sharing per night. Valid until 30 April 2024, excl. Easter. Special SADC 14 Day Out Rate R4,875 per person sharing per night. Valid until 30 April 2024, excl. Easter. ​ ​ ​ Standard Rate R6,500 per person sharing per night. ENQUIRE NOW RATE INCLUDES: Accommodation All meals, teas and coffees Snorkeling Forest walks Kayaking Sundowner excursion Tsonga cultural tour Turtle tracking walks (seasonal) HIGHLIGHTS: SCUBA diving at Thonga Beach is phenomenal, with reefs located only a short distance from the lodge. Shoals of game fish, sharks and schools of bottlenose dolphins are often encountered. All enthusiasts are welcome, from the beginner to the veteran. SCUBA training is also available at our PADI dive centre. OUR TIPS: You’ll get hooked on the amazing fishing at Thonga! The Maputaland coastline is renowned as one of South Africa’s most popular fishing destinations, with a wide variety of game and reef fish.

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    SIZA Reservation Request Jeff Rasley Siza Reservation Request Form Please complete all the fields below and click Submit, we will respond within 12 hours. First Name Last Name Email Phone Number Select Lodge/Hotel Number Of Adults Number Of Children and Ages Select a check in date Number Of Nights Additional Information & Questions Submit Reservation Request Thanks for submitting your reservation request. We'll be in touch shortly.

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