KRUGER PARK AND SABI SAND RESERVE

arathusa leopardEven if you must make time for a Kruger Park safari, just do it - we suggest a minimum of 2 to 3 nights. Welcome to a wonderfully wild world where elephants can empty your pool while you are enjoying gourmet dinners in open air boma's around blazing fires. Sabi Sand Game Reserve (and Kruger's many other private reserves - see map below) forms part of Kruger Park but no public driving is allowed here as all lodges offer guided day- and night safari's. Early morning- and night-time game drives are done in open game viewing vehicles with professional rangers and experienced trackers. Magnificent photo opportunities abound as spotting the big 5 is almost standard daily procedure and, of course, Sabi Sand is famous for excellent leopard sightings.

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like keeping the best for last, we suggest doing the 2 to 3night safari at the end of your stay
lodge rates include luxurious accommodation, all meals & 2 daily guided game drives
as most lodges are rather small, get into the lodge of your choice by booking EARLY
a dry winter (jun-oct) make for easy game spotting due to less bushy vegetation
but, nowadays, it is peak season in Kruger Park and Sabi Sand ALL year round
and if it's a honeymoon you are planning, let us know
and we can check for relevant special offers

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where to stay Kruger Park and Timbavati

north of Sabi Sand lies the world reknowned Timbavati Reserve - in the heart of Kruger Park
a beautiful camp here offers a selection of luxurious accommodation options
and, most importantly, offers a private safari villa sleeping 8 guests...
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Waterbuck Private Camp Villa at Kings Camp, Timbavati

An uber-luxurious game lodge villa set deep in the heart of the Timbavati Reserve
Villa comes with PRIVATE game vehicle, ranger, tracker, personal butler and chef
an opulent, upstairs master suite with open plan bathroom and viewing lounge
plus 2 luxury suites and a detached garden suite for eight guests in total
all suites overlook the private gardens, pool, viewing deck and boma
complete privacy for small groups and families travelling together
Kings Camp also offers 6 luxury-, a family- & 2 honeymoon suites
45min road transfer from Hoedspruit airportWB mastersuite bathroom 3
rates 2018
Waterbuck Villa at R106000 per night for 1-8adults
Kings Camp luxury suites at R9000 per person per night
Kings Camp honeymoon suites at R11500 per person per night
rates include all meals, local bar brands, tea/coffee, 2 daily game drives and a walking safari.
rates exclude flights, conservation levy, premium bar brands, cellar wines, champagne, spa treatments and staff gratuities.

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where to stay Kruger Park and Sabi Sand

there are too many fabulous lodges in Kruger Park and Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve to mention
but for an exhilirating big game safari offering MANY close-up encounters of a breathless kind
our most unforgettable and client-favoured lodges are...
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Singita Boulders Lodge, Sabi Sand

magnificent suites, private bathrooms, airy game viewing deck and private plunge pools
8 river suites overlook Sabie River while 2 bush suites overlook active watering hole
fossilised tree stumps, stone, iron, leather, sheep-skin, the softest cotton towels
blends of sensual Africa, a sense of tranquillity, the rhythm of safari life
fly 1hr JNB/Singita or fly 30min Nelspruit/Singita or 2hr road transfer from Nelspruit
Singita Boulders Lodge 8
rates 2017 - Bush Suite at R21634 per person per night - River Suite at R22750 per person per night
rates 2018 - Bush Suite at R24555 per person per night - River Suite at R25750 per person per night
rates include all meals, beverages (incl premium wines/spirits/liqueurs excl French Champagne), 2 daily game drives, guided walking/mountain biking safaris, archery, laundry & return transfers from/to Singita airstrip.
rates exclude flights, R176pppn levy, French Champagne, spa treatments and staff gratuities
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Lion Sands Ivory Lodge, Sabi Sand

8 spacious suites of 173sqm each with sun deck, rim flow pool and outdoor shower
bedroom, lounge area, covered patio and pool deck - all overlooking Sabie river
timeless design expressed in wood, thatch, steel, glass, water, sand and space
your own wilderness villa offering a lavishly luxurious safari experience
the luxurious Fish Eagle villa offers 2 suites - sleeping up to 4adults
30min road transfer from SkukuZa airport
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rates until nov2017 - R21620 per person per night
from 1dec to 17dec2017 - R18380 per person per night
from 18dec to 3jan2018 - min 3night stay - R24865 per person per night
from 4jan to 10jan2018 - R21620 per person per night
from 11jan to nov2018 - R24450 per person per night
rates include all meals, teas/coffees, local beers/spirits, house wines and 2 daily guided game drives with refreshments
rates exclude premium brand bar items, flights, airport transfers and lodge staff gratuities
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Leopard Hills Lodge, western Sabi Sand

8 luxurious suites with full bathroom, sun deck, private pool & outdoor shower
set on a rocky outcrop with distant views and overlooks active watering hole
gentle tranquil afriKan tones ... this place truly airs the mind...
2hr road transfer or short charter flight from Nelspruit airport
sabi sands leopard hills lodge
rates 2017 - R13800 per person per night
rates 2018 - R15500 per person per night
rates include all meals, tea/coffee, 2 daily game drives and a walk, drinks, laundry and road transfer from airstrip
rates exclude premium brand/impoted bar items, flights, R10pppn levy and lodge staff gratuities
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Tinga Lodge, Lion Sands Reserve, Kruger Park

sophisticated lodge with only 9 sensational air-conditioned suites set along the game rich Sabie River
airy bedrooms with indoor & outdoor shower, lounge area and sun deck with private plunge pool
all suites overlook the river from totally secluded spots - dotted all along the shaded river bank
central lounge leads onto a riverside wooden deck - built around an ancient Jackalberry tree
set in a 5000 hectare concession with, unusually so, TWO rivers flowing through
5min road transfer from Skukuza Airport and 2hr road transfer from Nelspruit Airport
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rates until nov2017 - R11870 per person per night
from 1dec to 17dec2017 - R10090 per person per night
from 18dec to 3jan2018 - min 3night stay - R13650 per person per night
from 4jan to 10jan2018 - R11870 per person per night
from 11jan to nov2018 - R13420 per person per night
rates include all meals, tea/coffee, local bar/house wines/mini bar, 2 daily guided game drives with refreshments & snacks
rates exclude all flights/transfers, Sabi Sand entrance fees, laundry, premium bar brands, spa treatments and staff gratuities
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Savanna Tented Camp, western Sabi Sand

7 tented suites (3 with private pools), spacious bathrooms & draped ceilings
the savanna suite sleeps 4 in 2 adjoining suites, each with private pool
probably afriKa's most luxurious air-conditioned tented safari suites
2hr road transfer or short charter flight from Nelspruit airport
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rates 2017 - R9500pppn lux or R12150pppn exec - villa at R58750 per night for 4adults
rates 2018 - R10250pppn lux or R13150pppn exec - villa at R63500 per night for 4adults
rates include all meals, tea/coffee, 2 daily game drives and a walk, bottled water, drinks, laundry
rates exclude premium brand/impoted bar items, flights, airport transfers and lodge staff gratuities
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Arathusa Lodge, northern Sabi Sand

4 suites with private splash pools & 9 lakeside chalets with wooden deck & outdoor shower
due to renovations and upgrades, these suites will all be priced the same from jan2017
central dining area, bar and communal lodge pool overlooks active watering hole
simple, yet elegant in design, with great game viewing
1.5hr road transfer or short charter flight from Hoedspruit airportarathusa-location-banner
rates 2017 - R5600 per person per night - either lakeside suite or bush facing with private pool
rates 2018 - R5950 per person per night - either lakeside suite or bush facing with private pool
rates include all meals, tea/coffee, 2 daily guided game drives and a walking safari
rates exclude conservation levy of R57pp per night, flights, airport transfers and lodge staff gratuities
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Kapama Game Reserve

13000 hectares of wilderness tucked between Kruger Park and the northern Drakensberg
4 seperate game lodges within the reserve offer a diverse range of accommodation
all lodges offer central dining areas with bar and communal lodge pool
only a 10minute complimentary road transfer from Hoedspruit airport
SS Kapama Karula superior suite
rates until nov2017 - from R3900 to R10500 per person per night
rates dec2017 to nov2018 - from R4650 to R14500 per person per night - excl peak 20dec to 5jan18
rates include all meals, tea/coffee, 2 daily guided game drives and a walk, airport transfers from Hoedspruit Airport
rates exclude flights and lodge staff gratuities

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fly in safari to Kruger Park and Sabi Sand

each safari lodge is served by a particular airport situated closest to that particular lodge
return airport transfers are booked at the same time as booking safari accommodation
limited direct flights Cape Town/Kruger fills up quickly so book yours EARLY
alternatively, fly 2hr Cape Town/Johannesburg + connect 1hr JNB/Kruger
 
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itineraries including Kruger Park or Sabi Sand safari

below a few examples of some popular itineraries - and YOU choose the lodges along the way
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Cape Town and a 3night Kruger Park fly-in safari - 7 to 10nights

day 01 - arrive Cape Town and stay 4nights (or more)
day 05 - fly direct Cape Town/Kruger and transfer to lodge for 3night safari
day 08 - fly 1hr Kruger/Johannesburg & fly out of JNB
short and sweet - the most memorable highlights of South Africa

Cape Town, Winelands and a 3night Kruger Park fly-in safari - 14nights

day 01 - arrive Cape Town and stay for 8nights
day 09 - 1hr self drive to Franschhoek winelands and stay for 3nights
day 12 - drive 1hr to CPT airport, drop car and fly direct Cape Town/Kruger
transfer to lodge for 3night safari
day 15 - fly 1hr Kruger/Johannesburg & fly out of JNB

Garden Route, Karoo, Winelands, Cape Town and a 3night Kruger Park fly-in safari - 14nights

day 01 - fly JNB/PE airport, collect rental car, drive 2hr and stay 2nights Storms River 
day 03 - drive 1.5hr and stay 2nights Knysna
day 05 - drive 3.5hr and stay 2nights Barrydale
day 07 - drive 3hr and stay 2nights Franschhoek winelands
day 09 - drive 1hr and stay 3nights (or more) Cape Town
day 12 - fly Cape Town to Kruger airport, transfer to lodge for 3night safari
day 15 - fly 1hr Kruger to Johannesburg & fly out of Johannesburg

Namibia, Vic Falls, Kruger Park and Cape Town - 11 to 14nights

day 01 - arrive Johannesburg Airport and overnight to rest up
day 02 - connect 1.5hr flight JNB/Windhoek + connect charter flight to reserve
              meet&greet road transfer to Namibia lodge and stay 2 nights
day 04 - return charter to Windhoek + connect 1.5hr flight Windhoek/Victoria Falls
              meet&greet road transfer to Victoria Falls and stay 2 nights
day 06 - fly 1hr40min Victoria Falls to Nelspruit Airport
              meet&greet for road- or air transfer to lodge of your choice - stay 3nights on safari
day 09 - transfer to closest Kruger airport - fly to Cape Town and stay as long as you want
              on last day - fly out of Cape Town

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