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Bucket List Safaris & Packages

Bucket List Safaris


We offer “Bucket List” Safaris.  A Safari that you will never forget,  off the beaten track… remote wilderness….. far away from the madding crowds…

Wildest Africa Safari

Wildest Africa Safari


Resting high on a hill, overlooking a river valley, is a lodge, boasting spectacular views of the vast remote wilderness below arguably the most scenically attractive area in all of Kruger National Park.

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Highlights – A “Once in a lifetime” Safari:

  • Untouched Big 5 Wilderness.
  • Diverse Eco-system.
  • Nearly 80% of Kruger Park’s biodiversity.
  • Listed Ramsar Site – Wetlands.
  • Birder’s Paradise including “Specials”.
  • Unique typography-diverse landscape.
  • Traces of early Humankind.
  • Boabab Trees date back 1400 years.
  • Lanner Gorge, Rocks over 250 MYA.
  • Crooks Corner – confluence 2 rivers, 3 countries.

What to expect:

  • Fly to Kruger airport from Johannesburg.
  • Transfer by road (about 2 hours through the park).
  • Fully serviced luxury accommodation with sensational views.
  • Indoor/outdoor shower.
  • Swimming pool and library.
  • Includes all meals, tea/coffee and local beverages.
  • Massage Therapies available.
  • Large Wine cellar.
  • Contribution to the local communities.
  • Cost per person: 3 nights, 4 days – R17,100 ($1140 approximately)

Includes:

  • This is for accommodation sharing, meals & teas.
  • Local drinks, 2 Game drives in open jeeps daily.
  • With sun downer drinks and snacks in the bush, laundry service, optional game walks.

Excludes:

  • Flights, Premium wines from the cellar.
  • Park fee of R70pp.
  • Telephone calls, lodge transfers, massage therapies, compulsory international fully and comprehensive travel insurance.
  • Subject to Availability.

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Sediba Lodge

Luxury Safari Malaria Free


This Malaria free Luxury Lodge is in the big five, Welgevonden private game reserve, just a 3 hour drive from Johannesburg. 37,000 hectares of pristine bushveld.

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Highlights

  • Luxurious Open plan suites.
  • Tranquility and sumptuous comfort.
  • Personal secluded viewing decks.
  • Views of the Waterberg Mountains.
  • Gourmet chefs prepare excellent cuisine.
  • Cellar stocked with exclusive vintage wines.
  • Excellent wildlife.
  • Largest White Rhino population in Africa.
  • Rare and Unusual species – aardwolf, aardvark.
  • Over 300 bird species.
  • Beauty salon, Steam room, Sauna, Fitness.
  • Traditional Boma and spectacular ‘rock’ Boma.

What to expect

  • Departure from Johannesburg early morning.
  • Arrive at the lodge, check in and depart 16h00.
  • For Open vehicle game drive.
  • Return for dinner and overnight.
  • Up early, tea/coffee depart at 6am.
  • Early morning drive, return for breakfast.
  • Relax until lunch, depart at 16h00 for late afternoon, early evening drive.
  • Return back to Johannesburg.
  • Cost per person for 3 nights – R14,500.00 (Approximately $980 for 3 nights)
  • Includes: 3 meals daily and teas/coffees.
  • 2 x Game drives daily.
  • Return road transfers to the lodge from Johannesburg.
  • Luxury suite with private Jacuzzi – sharing.
  • R85 per person per night bed fee.

Excludes

  • Beauty treatments.
  • Mini bar purchases.
  • Telephone calls.
  • Laundry.
  • Subject to Availability.

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Classic Safari & Escourted Tours

Classic Safari & Escourted Tour


A value for money, fully escorted tour experienced nature Guide. Wildlife, amazing scenery, archaeological discoveries and diverse cultures.

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Highlights:

  • The Panorama Route – Gods Window.
  • Bourkes Luck & Blyde River Canyon.
  • Kruger National Park.
  • Jessica the Hippo – visit the world famous 16 year old female Hippo.
  • Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre – orphaned wild animals.
  • Cape Town.
  • Garden Route Tour.
  • Cape point Nature Reserve.
  • Robben Island.
  • Winelands Tour.
  • Table Mountain City tour.

What to expect:

  • Arrive Johannesburg and depart with your guide in a minivan.
  • Overnight in the Panorama Route, visit the Rehab Centre, arrive at Kruger Park, spend 3 nights in the Park, with your guide.
  • Leave the park, and drop off at Kruger airport.
  • Fly to Cape Town, overnight.
  • 4 days of Cape Town sightseeing.
  • Accommodation sharing bed and breakfast.
  • Fly back to Johannesburg, overnight.
  • Full day tour, Cultural Village, Hominid museum OR Soweto/Johannesburg.
  • Fly home.

Includes:

  • Domestic flights, Guide with minivan, local sightseeing, breakfasts.
  • Optional add on – 3 nights Victoria Falls, Tour of the falls, Helicopter flights over the falls, Full day safari to Chobe in Botswana, Sunset cruise on the Zambezi river. Includes accommodation, flights and tours.
  • Optional Extension – 2 nights Chobe National Park. From 14 to 18 day tour. Shorter Tours – Kruger National Park, Cape Town, Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park – 10 to 12 days.

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Rovos Rail

Luxury Train Journey Package Rovos Rail


This package includes a 2 night Train trip on the most luxurious train in The World – beautifully restored coaches with a Steam Train pulling into the Pretoria Station.

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2 night luxury Safari In the Kruger National Park, and 4 nights Cape Town.

Highlights

  • 2 nights aboard Rovos Rail from Pretoria to Cape Town.
  • 4 days of Touring to the sightseeing in Cape Town.
  • 2 nights at a luxury Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park.
  • 1 night Johannesburg.

What to Expect

  • Arrive in Johannesburg,  transfer to the Station for train departure.
  • Experience luxury cabins, excellent food, wines and exceptional service.
  • Day trip to see the Kimberley Big hole and Diamond Museum tour from the train.
  • Arrive Cape Town station and transfer to a luxury hotel in the V & A Waterfront.
  • Day tour to Cape Point, Penguins at Boulders, Kirstenbosch Gardens.
  • Day tour the Winelands for wine tasting.
  • Day tour to Robben Island, afternoon City Tour with Cable car up Table Mountain.
  • Dinner at an authentic African restaurant with singing and dancing.
  • Transfer to the airport, fly to Kruger Park.
  • 2 nights at luxury lodge with excellent viewing of wild animals.
  • Fly back to Johannesburg,  Tour of Soweto.
  • Included: local flights, all transfers, local touring, meals Kruger Park Lodge.
  • Game drives at the lodge. Meals on the train.  All subject to availability and date dependant for the train trip.
  • Fly back home.
  • Note: The Rovos  Rail  journey can be done from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls as an option.
  • Fly back to Johannesburg.
  • TRAIN JOURNEY CAN BE PART OF THE LARGER TOUR, INSTEAD OF THE FLIGHT.

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Blue Train

Luxury Blue Train package


The Blue Train has the reputation for excellence in Cuisine, service and luxury. This package consists of a trip from Pretoria to Cape Town.

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3 nights luxury safari in Kruger National Park
4 nights Cape Town

Highlights

  • One night aboard one of the most luxurious trains in the World.
  • 3 nights at a luxury Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park.
  • 4 nights at the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town.

What to Expect

  • Arrive Johanesburg and transfer to Pretoria for train departure.
  • 1 night on the train, arive Cape Town the next day.
  • 4 nights in Cape Town with local sightseeing included.
  • Fly to Kruger Park with 3 nights at a luxury lodge with excellent sightings of wild animals.
  • Fly to Johannesburg for overnight and dinner at a luxury restaurant.
  • Morning tour of Soweto/Cradle of Humankind. Fly home.
  • Included: Domestic flights, Blue Train meals and accommodation.
  • All transfers, Luxury hotel in Cape town with breakfasts.
  • All local sightseeing. Safari lodge 2 game drives per day and all meals.
  • Subject to availability and date dependant for the train journey.
  • TRAIN JOURNEY CAN BE PART OF THE LARGER TOUR.

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Our packages


Your choice of safari holiday can be daunting when faced with so many choices, and we use our experience to advise and arrange quality safari and holiday itineraries.
Flights from OR Tambo Johannesburg airport to the lodge not included. Transfers to the lodges and conservation fees not included.
Kindly contact us for the final package rates.

Umlani Bush Camp

Umlani Bush Camp
Eco-friendly Lodge


Private Game lodge – UMLANI -  using 100% natural sources – solar power minimising the footprint on natural environment.

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Off the beaten track this intimate and elegant wildlife lodge will thrill you with unspoilt wilderness, it has an open border into the Kruger National Park.

Package includes

  • 3 nights safari with all meals, local drinks included
  • 2 game drives daily with optional bush walk
  • Return transfers from Kruger airport to the lodge
  • Gate fee, Conservation fee .
  • One hour flight from Johannesburg airport, not included.
  • Rate per person for 3 nights: R9995.00 (Approximately $666)

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5 Nights Northern Kruger Combo

5 Nights Northern Kruger Combo


Luxury Safari Experience. Revel in the warmth of gracious hospitality, relax and soak up the tranquility of the African Bush. Indulge in pampering treatments, delight in exceptional cuisine, savour the spectacular sunsets, explore the thrilling wildlife from in open game vehicles. Treat yourself to this 5 night package.

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What to expect:

  • Kings Camp – Situated in the Greater Kruger Park.
  • It reflects the charm and romance of a colonial past.
  • Pristine corner of unspoiled Africa.
  • Facing an open savanna with a waterhole, frequented by wildlife day and night.
  • The Outpost – perched on the hill overlooking The Luvuvhu River Valley.
  • Listed a Ramsar Wetland.
  • Park and the region boasts.
  • Almost 80% of Kruger Park’s diversity.
  • Outstanding game drive and walking safaris.
  • Scenically beautiful and diverse wilderness area.
  • Cost per person R39,000.00 (Approximately $2600)

Includes:

  • 2 x nights Kings Camp.
  • 2 x nights The Outpost.
  • Plus – 1 night free at either lodge. Based on sharing accommodation.
  • Air transfers from OR Tambo to Kings Camp.
  • Air transfers from Kings Camp to the Outpost.
  • Return road transfer from air strip to Outpost.
  • Air transfers from Outpost to Lanseria airport.
  • Three meals daily and all beverages. Excluding premium brands and cellar wines.
  • Two game drives per day –Optional walking safari.
  • Subject to Availability.
  • Terms and Conditions Apply.

Excludes:

  • Flights and transfers not listed.
  • Cellar wines, premium brands, champagne, cognacs.
  • Wellness treatments, laundry, telephone calls.
  • Gratuities, Shop purchases, Conservation fees.
  • Park entry fees.

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The Ultimate Beach & Bush Combo

The Ultimate Beach & Bush Combo


This is the best of Safari and Beach, Lion Sands Luxury Lodge – Narina x3 nights and Santorini – Mozambique x 4 nights.

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Lion Sands – Narina Lodge:

  • Perched amongst 100 year old trees.
  • Overlooking the River, thick green foliage.
  • Charming and beautiful each suite.
  • With plunge pool, deck and lounge.
  • Optional night in the Treehouse.
  • Called the ultimate bush bedrooms.
  • Where you can see heaven above you stars, planets – The Milky Way.
  • Hear Animal sounds – hippos, lions, hyenas and owls.
  • The grandest cinema of heavenly adventure.

Santorini – Mozambique:

  • White pristine beaches.
  • A Marine National Park.
  • Underwater wonderland.
  • Azure blue sea. Scuba, snorkeling and horse riding on the beach.
  • Sandboarding, deep sea fishing for Tuna.
  • Kayaking, paddle boarding.
  • Camel safaris.

This incredible package offers:

  • Flights – Kruger Park – Vilancolous – Joburg.
  • Cost per person 3 nights Narina – R29,900.00
  • Cost per person Santorini $1980 for 4 nights.
  • Subject to availability of sharing accommodation.
  • Subject to availability of flights.
  • Terms and Conditions Apply.

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Leopard Hills Sabi Sand Kruger National Park

Leopard Hills Sabi Sand Kruger National Park


Leopard Hills is located in the Western Sector of the world famous Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park.

The Outpost KNP Pafuri Conservancy

The Outpost KNP Pafuri
Conservancy


Resting high on a hill encompassed by stunning vistas of the Limpopo and Luvuvhu Rivers.

Madikwe Hills in Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe Hills in Madikwe Game Reserve


Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is set on a hilltop, in the heart of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.

Tuningi in Madikwe Game Reserve

Tuningi in Madikwe Game
Reserve


The Tuningi Safari Lodge is an elegant, five star lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve, set in a tranquil valley.

Umlani Safaris

Umlani Bush Camp
Greater Kruger Park


Private Game lodge – UMLANI – using 100% natural sources – solar power minimising the footprint on natural environment.

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Highlights

  • Private Eco Friendly lodge UMLANI using 100% natural sources – solar power minimising the footprint on natural environment.
  • Off the beaten track this intimate and elegant wildlife lodge.
  • Will thrill you with unspoilt wilderness, it has an open border into the Kruger National Park.

What to Expect

  • 3 nights safari with all meals, local drinks included.
  • 2 game drives daily with optional bush walk.
  • Return transfers from Kruger airport to the lodge.
  • Gate fee, Conservation fee.
  • One hour flight from Johannesburg airport, not included.
  • Rate per person for 3 nights: R9995.00 (Approximately $666)

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Shindzela Camp

Luxury Tented Game Lodge
Kruger National Park


This authentic tented Safari camp set on wooden decks under grass roofs each with shower, bathroom. Situated in the Greater Kruger Park , this is an affordable safari exploring the African wilderness on 4×4 open jeeps informal, relaxed with warm African hospitality. It has a swimming and overlooks a waterhole.

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Highlights

  • 2 Game drives daily in open jeep
  • Optional true walking safari trails
  • Meals included
  • Vast expansive wilderness
  • Camp is unfenced
  • Luxury ensuite tent

What to expect

  • Fly from Johannesburg to Kruger Park (not included)
  • Arrive at the airport, transfer to the lodge
  • Enjoy 4 nights 01/05 to 31/07 – R10,250 per person
  • Includes accommodation sharing
  • Return transfers from OR Tambo to the lodge
  • Gate/Conservation fees.
  • Enjoy 4 nights 01/08 to 31/12 – R10,890 per person.
  • Subject to availability and flights are optional

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Hamiltons Tented Camp

Luxury Game Lodge
Kruger National Park


Transport yourself back to a bygone era – Out of Africa style luxury tented camp built entirely of canvas.  Wooden platforms link 6 elevated tents excellent game viewing ad spectacular birdlife authentic African safari with Open jeeps a private exclusive bushveld escape.

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Highlights

  • 19th century nostalgic decor
  • Butlers on call
  • Separate bath – outside shower
  • 2 Game drives daily
  • Meals included
  • Soft drinks, beer, water included
  • Luxury tents with teak floors, slipper baths

What to expect

  • Early morning wake up – tea
  • 06h00 safari departs on 3 hour drive
  • Return for breakfast
  • Lunch
  • High tea
  • Afternoon safari departs into evening dinner is served.
  • 3 nights sharing accommodation
  • Per person R17,350.00 (Approximately $1567)
  • Includes return road transfers from Johannesburg airport.
  • Optional flights not included.
  • Subject to availability.
  • Flights not included.

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nTambo Treehouse Camp

Unique Treehouse Camp
Greater Kruger Park


The Tree Camp is eco-friendly, intimate camp With a touch of bush luxury. Beautiful views and abundant wildlife home to the Big Five

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Highlights

  • Excellent Guides and Trackers.
  • Close up opportunities for pictures
  • Night drives are available for nocturnal animals
  • Powerful spotlight to search at night
  • Unique chalets at eye-level with the trees
  • Outdoor lounge and dining area
  • View of waterhole
  • Traditional Boma with fire, open to the sky
  • Traditional Barb-Que on open fire
  • Splash pool with occasional Elephant visitor
  • Small camp means possible for special sightings

What to Expect

  • Early morning game drives
  • Late afternoon/evening game drives
  • Meals,  tea and coffee included
  • Flights optional from Joburg to Kruger
  • Road transfers from Joburg airport optional
  • Cost per person 3 nights R9,200.00 (Approximately $614)
  • Subject to availability.
  • Flights not included.

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The Outpost

Luxury 8 night
Best of Kruger Safari


Treat yourself to the ULTIMATE SAFARI three 5 star Luxury Lodges. Greatest diversity of wildlife in Africa.

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Highlights

  • Your luxury safari begins at The Outpost
  • Untouched Big 5 Wilderness
  • Diverse Eco-system
  • Nearly 80% of Kruger Park’s biodiversity
  • Then transfer to the Colonial Kings Camp Private Game Reserve.
  • Culminating at Leopard Hills in the World renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve
  • En route enjoy a champagne picnic With the gentle giants, at Elephant Whispers.
  • Interact, ride and learn about these elephants.

What to expect

  • 3 nights The Outpost Safari Lodge
  • 2 nights Kings Camp Private Game Reserve
  • 3 nights Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve
  • Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
  • Airfare: Phalaborwa – Outpost, Outpost – Kings Camp.
  • Airfare: Leopard Hills – OR Tambo Joburg
  • Ultimate Elephant experience
  • Road transfers Kings Camp to Leopard Hills
  • Flights are subject to availability
  • Accommodation rates subject to availability and change without notice.
  • Valid to 20 December 2016
  • Terms and Conditions Apply
  • Cost per person is R65,500.00 ($4370 approximately)

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Walking Safaris

Kruger National Park
Walking Safari 4 Nights


12,000 Private Concession in Kruger National Park, huge diversity of Wildlife. Wilderness Walking Safaris in Big 5 Area.

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Highlights

  • 4 nights at 2 different lodges.
  • Rhino Post Safari Lodge
  • Spaciously appointed chalets with en suite bathroom, outdoor shower game drives in private concession
  • 2 nights Plains Camp Rhino Walking Safaris
  • Tented camp in the heart of the wilderness
  • Overlooking a waterhole
  • Explorer style tents in authentic pioneer tradition
  • En suite bathroom with hot running water

What to expect

  • Experienced Senior Guides who are armed
  • Walk lasts from 3 to 4 hours
  • Afternoon short safari drive, then on foot
  • On trail returning for dinner.

Includes

  • Plains camp – 2 nights accommodation
  • With optional Sleep out, brunch, high tea, dinner
  • Morning walks and afternoon game activity
  • Soft drinks, house wine and local beers.
  • Rhino Post – 2 nights accommodation
  • Brunch, high tea and dinner, morning and afternoon/night game drives.
  • Cost per person: from R15,400 ($1030 approximately)
  • Subject to availability.
  • Flights and transfers excluded.
  • Price on request.

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Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge

Mohlabetsi Safari
Lodge


Private Safari Lodge in Greater Kruger National Park.

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Highlights

  • 3 nights lovely affordable private Safari Lodge in Balule Private Game Reserve

What to expect

  • Well appointed chalets
  • Dine under the stars
  • Experienced game rangers
  • Owner run private lodge
  • Good game viewing – Big 5
  • Cost per person – R12,950 ($870 approximately)
  • Subject to availability prices to End 2016

Includes

  • 3 nights accommodation sharing
  • Return flights and transfers to the lodge
  • Meals and 2 game drives per day

Excludes

  • Conservation fee
  • Drinks and anything of a personal nature
  • Subject to availability.

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Bush Trilogy

8 Night Luxury
Bush Trilogy


Three sensational 5 Star Lodges World Renowned Madikwe, Timbavati and Sabi Sand Game Reserves. The Ultimate Bush sojourn.

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Highlights

  • 75,000 hectare Malaria free Big 5 Game reserve on Botswana border.
  • Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge Ultra –luxurious glass-fronted suites
  • With own patio and private plunge pool situated in Big 5 untamed wilderness.
  • Sabie Sand Game Reserve at Leopard Hills Private Game Lodge Exclusive Lodge in Kruger National Park Luxurious glass fronted suites, patios,
    plunge pool, excellent cuisine, excellent Game viewing, exclusive privacy.
  • Kings Camp in Timbavati Private reserve thatched suites, charm and romance of coloial past in pristine corner of unspoilt africa, facing an open savanna plain with a waterhole.

What to expect

  • 3 Nights Madikwe Hills
  • 3 nights Leopard Hills
  • 2 nights Kings Camp
  • Elephant experience with ride on safari and interaction at Elephant Whispers
  • Airfare: ORTambo to Madikwe Hills return
  • Airfare: Kings camp – ORTambo Joburg
  • Road transfer Leopard hills to Elephant Whispers – Kings Camp.
  • All meals includes as well as 2 game drives daily.
  • Cost per person: 1 May – 31 Aug 2016 R69,000 ($4600 approximately)
  • Cost per person: 1 Sept – 20 Dec 2016 R73,000 ($4860 approximately)
  • Subject to accommodation sharing basis
  • Subject to flight availability.
  • Terms and Conditions Apply

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Warm waters magical beach snorkel the reefs and track turtles

Warm waters magical beach
snorkel the reefs and track turtles


Discover the last unspoiled beaches on the African continent. Mababi is a magical Place, tranquil swimming bays & snorkeling reefs, coastal forests, grass lands, bush, shimmering lakes & exquisite sandy beaches.

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Highlights

  • Scuba diving, snorkeling from Senior Citizen – Beginner to veteran.
  • Open Ocean experience launch through.
  • The surf to beyond breakers to a world of dolphins, whales and other creatures.
  • Warm Indian Ocean supports myriads of marine life which will blow you away!
  • Swim with dolphins or whale sharks, snorkel
    With Manta Rays and Giant Turtles witness Giant Leatherback & Loggerhead Turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs.
  • Turtle tracking offered in the evening between Nov to end of Feb.
  • Hatch lings arrive from end Dec to end of Feb.
  • Tsonga Cultural Village tours.
  • Forest Walks – excellent birding.
  • Kayaking & Sundowners at Lake Sibaya.
  • Relax with a Spa treatment on the beach deck.

What to expect

  • The Lodge has a Professional Dive Team.
  • 12 Thatched En-suite rooms constructed in The Coastal Dune Forest with minimum impact on the environment. Stone indoor bath, bar fridge, air-conditioning, mosquito nets.
  • 3 nights accommodation sharing in Forest room.
  • Meals, teas, coffees,use of snorkeling equipment guided walks, cultural tours, kayaking and sun downers at Lake Sibaya.
  • Cost per person from R9600 ($650 approx.)
  • Pay 3 nights stay 4 valid to end Sept 2016.
  • 1 Sept 2016 – 30 April 2017- 3 nights package from R11 550 ($770 approx.)
  • Excludes Park fees of R20pp pd
  • Flights/Transfers not included.
  • Can be arranged on request.

Turtles

  • LOGGERHEAD – ENDANGERED – 1,5m long, 130 kg, life expectancy 60 years.
  • LEATHERBACK – CRITICALLY ENDANGERED – 2m long, 1500 kg, life expectancy 40 years. Eats: Jellyfish can eat body weight in a day.

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