Luxury lodges & wilderness tented walking safari packages

Adjacent to the Kruger National Park, lies the Sabi Sand Game Reserve – a renowned game viewing area. Besides the wildlife, the Reserve is also home to a number of exceptional private lodges. Whichever safari you select, the destinations we’ve chosen will truly touch your heart and soul.

Sabi Sand Bush Safari Lodge

  • Tariff : R3 350.00 p/p/p/n 1 October – 30 April 2012
  • R2 950.00 p/p/p/n 1 May – 31 August 2012
  • R3 350.00 p/p/p/n 1 September – 31 December 2012
  • 50% single supplement
  • Includes : Accommodation, 3 meals, 2 game drives, bush walk,
  • local soft drinks, house wines & beers, one bag laundry
  • per stay
  • Family accommodation 1 x family room & 1 x triple room

 

This, one of the finest family run private lodges in Africa, is probably one of the best kept secrets in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. It is a place that has witnessed incredible events and amazing characters – both human and animal – and it is these events that truly embody the spirit of the lodge.

Offering exceptional value for money and splendid panoramic views, this private lodge is situated between its more expensive neighbours, Sabi Sabi to the west, Lion Sands to the south, Londolozi to the north and Mala Mala to the north east.

Unparalleled game viewing and boundless hospitality are the hallmarks of this lodge, to which satisfied visitors return time and time again.

We can’t wait to welcome you.

Accommodation
Your private suite is elegantly styled, spacious and cooled by ceiling fans. With the absence of electric lighting, candlelight and lanterns capture the spirit of a by-gone era and romance, while gorgeous views make it the perfect place to leave the worries of the world behind, relax and reconnect with your soul.

A magical day
A wake up call will have you off to an early, but exciting start. With a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee in hand, we’ll watch the sunrise, before heading out with our experienced ranger and Shangaan tracker in an open Land Rover.

We’ll follow spoors and scents, hear early morning birdsong, see gentle antelope grazing, and experience the thrill of one or all of the Big 5 in their natural habitat. We’ll stop for morning tea and coffee – perhaps next to a waterhole that hippos call home, perhaps in a clearing, under the shade of an acacia tree.

The fresh bush air works up a healthy appetite and on our return to the lodge, we’ll enjoy a hearty bush feast served on a viewing deck.

For those that want a closer encounter with the bush, fuel up, because an exhilarating bush walk to explore the hidden secrets of the veld (Afrikaans for bush) with a ranger and tracker follows brunch.

Until high tea at 15h30, the day is all yours. Relax around the pool, enjoy a Pimms around the bar, or indulge in a treatment at the spa.

After a sumptuous high tea, we’ll leave for the evening drive – a time when senses are heightened as predators and creatures of the night come out to play.

When the sun begins to melt into the horizon, we’ll stop for sundowners to listen to the hum of crickets and cicadas, nocturnal birds, the cry of hyenas or a jackal in the distance. As the moon rises and the Milky Way lights up the sky, we’ll continue our journey – our tracker’s spotlight scanning the bush for leopard, lions on the hunt, a night owl or an elephant melting into the darkness.

Back at the lodge, dinner is being prepared, a fire is being lit in the boma and on our return, we’ll enjoy fine dining under a canopy of stars at a communal table, and share tales of the day’s adventures and those yet to come.

Kruger Luxury Safari Lodge

  • Tariff : R2 650.00 p/p/p/n – 1 May to 31 August 2012
  • R3 190.00 p/p/p/n – 1 September 2012 – 30 April 2013
  • 30% single supplement
  • Includes : Accommodation, meals, teas & coffees, safari activities

 

With 12 000 hectares of traversing rights in pristine bushveld, the lodge is the only official wilderness concession awarded in the Kruger National Park. Add to that a beautiful setting on the banks of the Multlumuvi Riverbed; exclusive use of some of Kruger’s public roads for game drives well after sunset and a 15km unfenced boundary with the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, and you have a bush escape that leaves the mind unfettered and the spirit soaring.

With no cell phone or internet coverage, this is a holiday, as nature intended.

Accommodation
Stilts raise the 8 spacious and immaculately appointed suites from the riverbank, providing the perfect view of the Mutlumi riverbed. From fine linen, mosquito nets, beautiful bathrooms and overhead fans, no detail has been overlooked. Even the outdoor shower protected by thick reed poles, transforms an everyday activity into a delightful experience.

Built from natural materials, the lodge’s environmental impact was kept to a bare minimum; battery power is used for lighting, and a special indigenous reedbed system processes bathroom waste, while all other waste is sorted and recycled wherever possible. We like to call it natural living at its finest.

A day’s activities
A typical day starts early in the bush. A hot cup of tea or coffee will get you going and before the sun rises we’ll be out on our morning safari, together with our senior and very experienced guide.

No-one can ever guarantee what’ll be seen on the drive, but the chances are good that you’ll come across at least a couple of the Big 5, not to mention a host of antelope, warthogs, giraffe and perhaps even a playful troupe of baboons!

We return to the lodge at around 9am for breakfast, and if you’re up to it, this will be followed by a walking safari. If not – besides lunch at 13h30 – time is your own until afternoon tea at 16h00.

After a restful afternoon and a sumptuous high tea, the night drive brings with it a sense of adventure and excitement. We could see a big-eyed bush baby, a lone jackal, or even lionesses on the hunt.

As the night sky lights up with a billion stars, we make our way back to the lodge for dinner, taking with us our memories of an incredible day.

Kruger wilderness tented walking safari

  • Tariff : R2 865.00 p/p/p/n – 1 May to 31 August 2012
  • R3 390.00 p/p/p/n – 1 September 2012 – 30 April 2013
  • 30% single supplement
  • Includes : Accommodation, meals, Safaris, cold drinks, teas &
  • coffees, house wines & beers

If the thought of a bygone safari era, stirs something deep within your soul and adventure and getting to the heart of the bush excites you, the wilderness tented safari camp is an experience second to none.

Situated in the heart of Big 5 country on a concession within the Kruger Park, this is the perfect spot to track elephant and rhino on foot. There are guided walks in the crisp early mornings and hazy afternoons and, as evening draws closer, a night drive in an open vehicle adds the final touch to your bush experience.

With a minimum of a 2 night stay and set days for arrival and departures, you and your fellow guests may arrive as strangers, but in the true spirit of Africa, you’ll leave having shared incredible wildlife adventures.

Accommodation
Nestled in an Acacia Knobthorn thicket, the African wilderness may be right on your doorstep, but step inside your perfectly appointed en-suite tent, and you’ll find all the creature comforts you’d find at home – including delightfully hot, running water.

Your accommodation is also in keeping with the ethics of this camp – ‘tread lightly on the land’ – and as a result, when it was built, no trees were cut down, no concrete was used and generators are used for power.

Sleep outs
When the weather is good, we’ll walk to the most unusual accommodation in the Park – an elevated wooden platform – where we’ll sleep under the stars.

Late afternoon will see us leaving camp, carrying a lightweight rucksack containing nothing more than a change of clothing and refreshments for the walk.

On arrival we’ll hang mosquito nets and prepare our beds (guests are encouraged to be part of every aspect of this elite, interactive bush experience) before enjoying sundowners on a platform overlooking a waterhole, followed by a delicious dinner and finally… sleep.

Note: If the first guests to reserve their trail request the Sleep Out, all subsequent reservations will be required to participate.

A typical day.
It’s tradition in the bush to start your day with a homemade rusk (similar to biscotti) and a cup of steaming coffee. It’s not a leisurely affair though. With rhino and elephant tracks to be followed, there’s no time to waste!

A maximum of 8 of us will head out with our highly experienced, qualified and armed guides, who within minutes will share their incredible wealth of bush knowledge. From the identification of animals, trees, grasses, insects and birds, to the medicinal uses of plants, folklore and basic tracking and survival skills, you’ll find every step intriguing.

The length and duration of the walk will depend on the fitness of the group, but generally, we return to camp to enjoy a leisurely lunch under the shade of the acacia trees mid to late morning.

After high tea, we’ll set out for a late afternoon walking safari or game drive, before watching the sun soundlessly disappear over a distant horizon in a blaze of red, orange and gold.

A campfire and dinner awaits, as does a night of dreams, inspired by an incredible day.

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