Treat yourself to the ultimate 8 Night South African Luxury Safari at three sensational 5-star Lodges situated in the renowned Madikwe Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Game Reserve and the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Plus enjoy a picnic surrounded by elephants en-route to Kings Camp.
Revel in the warmth of gracious hospitality, relax and soak up the tranquillity of the African bush and indulge in pampering treatments, delight in exceptional cuisine and savour spectacular sunsets. Explore the endless fascination of Africa’s wildlife in open, state-of-the-art game viewing vehicles. Whether it is a leopard on the hunt, lions roaring at twilight, hippo wallowing in the river, or a crocodile basking on a sandy beach; each viewing will enthral
EXCLUSIVE SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS
- Exciting ‘Big-5’ Encounters & Exceptional Experiences
- Exclusive Bush Lodges in Superb Locations
- Luxurious Accommodation
- World-class Facilities & Amenities
- Outstanding Bush Hospitality
- Luxury Open Vehicles with Expert Rangers & Guides
- Intimate & Personal
- Romantic Private Dining
- Ultimate Elephant Experience
- The Ultimate Wedding & Honeymoon Package
Day 1: Madikwe Safari adventure begins
Departure on a Federal Air flight from Johannesburg to the Malaria Free Madikwe Game Reserve
NOTE – Luggage limit on Federal Air flights of 20 kg’s per person in soft sided / topped luggage
On arrival at the Madikwe Airstrip , you will be met by a ranger in an open-air game drive vehicle for a 30-35 minute transfer to the luxury Madikwe Hills Lodge, where you will be spending the following three nights
Your Luxurious Safari begins with three nights of bushveld bliss in a 75 000 hectare malaria- free Big-5 game reserve on the border of Botswana. In Madikwe Game Reserve relish in the endless views of African bush where the plains teem with game and a world of intrigue, you can delight in sightings of the rare Wild Dog, glorious gourmet meals and thirst quenching cocktails
Enjoy your late afternoon Game Drive in open safari vehicles to search for the Big Five, returning to your lodge for dinner
Overnight: Madikwe Hills in a luxury Suite – Fully inclusive of Luxury accommodation. Two game drives per day. Three meals daily. Tea / Coffee. A wide selection of local beverages, house wines and spirits. High tea canapes & snacks. Selection of Fruit Juices. Laundry service
Day 2 & 3 Madikwe Safari
YOUR DAY IN THE AFRICAN BUSH
Where its Majestic Beauty waits to Enchant You…
Traversing over 75 000 hectares, Madikwe Private Game Reserve is where the plains still team with game and the acacia savannah symbolizes a paragon of beauty.
The malaria-free Madikwe Reserve is home not only to the Big 5 of Africa, but also to a wealth of other fascinating creatures, including the rare Wild Dog. Our team at Madikwe Hills looks forward to showing you Africa’s wonderful wildlife, and to fulfilling your every wish. Wildlife can be viewed on game drives, walking safaris, and from the privacy of your suite deck.
Bush Breakfasts and Boma Dinner
As guests complete their evening game drive, they will be enticed by the essence of a burning fire, to arrive to a hurricane lit “dining room” in the bush.
With the finest in cuisine and service excellence, guests will enjoy an unforgettable feast under starlit African skies.
Those with a passion for wildlife photography will be able to get various tips from their ranger on taking the perfect safari picture, while on their game drive. Our rangers are avid fans of photography, many of them having entered renowned international and local competitions with great results. Our ranger s will be happy to assist in any way they can.
Game Drives & Bush Walks
An Exceptional Safari Experience in the Madikwe Game Reserve – Explore the wonders of the African bush in state of the art open game vehicles with bucket seats and fold-down armrests ensuring your optimum safety and comfort.
Knowledgeable and professional rangers conduct early morning and late afternoon, or evening, game drives in search of Africa’s big game and smaller wildlife.
On Morning Game drives, should you be feeling energetic, you may choose to experience an up close and personal glimpse of the African bush on foot with a gentle bush walk through the bush back to the Lodge. This experience provides exceptional close encounters with the smaller inhabitants of this wilderness.
Day 4 : Madikwe – Sabi Sands Kruger National Park
Enjoy your last early morning game drive in the Madikwe Game Reserve, followed by breakfast
Federal Air flight back to Johannesburg
Enjoy the services available at the Federal Air VIP lounge, whilst you wait for your next flight. You will be met by a Federal Air representative and escourted onto your connecting flight to the Kruger National Park and Leopard Hills, situated in the game rich Sabi Sands area of the Kruger National Park
The Sabi Sand is a private game reserve spans 65,000 hectares and is renowned for providing some of the best game viewing in Africa. While it is not technically part of the Kruger, the Sabi Sand shares a 50km long unfenced border with the national park, ensuring that animals can roam freely between the two reserves.
Spend two glorious nights on Safari at Leopard Hills
Overnight: Leopard Hills – Luxury Suite – Fully inclusive of Luxury accommodation. Two game drives per day. Optional walking safaris. Three meals daily. Tea & Coffee. All beverages excluding premium wines from our wine cellar. Laundry service
Day 5: Sabi Sands Safari
Your knowledgeable and professional ranger conducts early morning and late afternoon/evening game drives, in search of Africa’s big game. State-of-the-art game drive vehicles, specifically designed for Leopard Hills, have individual bucket seats with fold down armrests, ensuring your optimum safety and comfort. Leopard Hills prides itself with the best rangers in the business, and they offer a safari experience like no other, from sightings of big game in their natural surroundings, to the smaller flora and fauna, which make this piece of ‘paradise’ a place we are privileged to call home.
Walks through the bush take place just after breakfast, on request, and is the best way of experiencing the ‘finer’ aspects of the bushveld. Your knowledgeable ranger will guide you through the fauna and flora of the Sabi Sand Reserve, pointing out insects, grasses, trees, and smaller species that are all an integral part of the greater Kruger National Park ecosystem.
Those with a passion for wildlife photography will be able to get various tips from their ranger on taking the perfect picture, while on their game drive or walking safari. The rangers are avid fans of photography, many of them having entered renowned international and local competitions with great results. Please do not hesitate to ask your ranger for assistance in this regard.
On warm nights in summer, guests may be treated to a three-course meal in the heart of the bushveld. As guests complete their evening game drive, they will be enticed by the essence of a burning fire, to arrive to a hurricane lit ‘dining room’ in the bush. With the finest in cuisine and service excellence, guests will enjoy an unforgettable feast under African starlit skies.
The lodge is built on a hill overlooking a natural waterhole and the perennial Sand River is a sanctuary for many bird species and host to wallowing Hippo’s and basking Crocodiles as it gently flows to the heartbeat of Africa not far from camp. From this Hilltop Sanctuary, if you listen carefully somewhere in the distance you may be lucky enough to hear the roar of a Lion, companionless in his courage, friendless in his magnificence, or witness the reality of life and death in its fullness, as your eyes gaze into a marula tree, only to fall upon the elusive Leopard devouring the most graceful of all Antelope, the Impala. Or perhaps you stumble upon the Dung-beetle during a walking safari and pay homage to the courage and strength of this little creature, which has throughout time, competed with the charaxes, whom have always gained favour for their beauty.
Day 6: Sabi Sands – Timbavati Kruger National Park
Enjoy your last early morning game drive in the Sabi Sands, followed by breakfast
Enjoy a road a transfer via a unique picnic at Elephant Whispers, surrounded by these gentle giants, to the Timbavati area of the Kruger National Park, where you will be spending your last three nights on safari
The Timbavati is the largest private game reserve bordering the Kruger National Park. There are no fences between the Kruger National Park and The Timbavati Private Game Reserve – and as the animals roam freely – the game viewing is superb.
The Timbavati Private Game Reserve is less populated with Private Game Lodges, making this area quite unique and special.
Enjoy a late afternoon Game Drive in open Safari vehicle with an experienced ranger in search of the Big Five , returning for a hearty dinner in the evening.
Overnight: Kings Camp – Luxury Suite – Fully inclusive of Luxury accommodation. Three meals daily. Tea & Coffee. Two game drives per day. Optional walking safaris. All beverages excluding premium brands, wines from our wine cellar. & champagne.
Day 7 & 8: Timbavati Safari
SAFARI EXPERIENCE AT KINGS CAMP
Guests planning a Timbavati safari at Kings Camp can look forward to twice daily game drives in custom-designed safari vehicles, night drives with a spotlight in search of nocturnal creatures, guided bush walks and specialised bird watching safaris with expert guides. The Timbavati is especially well known for its frequent elephant sightings, as well as leopard and rare African wild dog. It is also home to over 350 bird species, making it a must-see destination for keen bird watchers.
Day 9: Safari adventure ends
Enjoy your last early morning game drive, followed by breakfast
Federal Air flight from Timbavati back to Johannesburg
End of services
Why not add on a few nights in the beautiful Mother City of Cape Town
NOTE – This is a set package offer based on the accommodation mentioned and routing. Should you prefer to tailor make your safari, please contact us for rates based on your preferences and requirements