South Africa

Under African Skies

6 nights/7 days

From £7,950 per person

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Revel in luxury among the legendary wildlife of South Africa on your own private safari. Come face-to-face with the “big five” in the wild under the expert guidance of experienced trackers while enjoying the comfort of your exclusive eco-lodge. This is life in the bush at its best.

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Under African Skies

6 NIGHTS/7 DAYS FROM £7,950 PER PERSON (EXCLUDING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS)

Day 1 – Arrival Johannesburg
On arrival at O.R. Tambo International Airport, a representative will assist you through immigration and baggage collection before guiding you to the Arrivals Hall, where a further representative will meet and transfer you to the Fireblade Hangar. Your shared light aircraft flight to Tswalu is approximately one hour and 30 minutes.

The Motse is a secluded “village” of nine legae (dwellings), each with an open viewing deck and open fireplace. Casually elegant, the lodge has a mood of peace, authenticity and intimacy.

Several activities are included such as private game viewing in a dedicated vehicle with guide and tracker, guided walking safaris, guided nature walks, horse riding and bird watching. You may also choose to take part in one of the Tswalu Foundation wildlife research projects currently underway at the property.

Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the activities.

Accommodation: Tswalu Motse Main Lodge in a Suite.

Meal Plan – Lunch & Dinner.

Days 2 & 3 – Tswalu
The next two days are at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer or simply relax at this delightful lodge.

Accommodation: Tswalu Motse Main Lodge in a Suite.

Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 4 – Tswalu to Sabi Sands (via Johannesburg)
After breakfast, you will depart on a shared light aircraft flight back to the Fireblade Hangar in Johannesburg, a flight of approximately one hour and 30 minutes.

On arrival, a representative will help with your transfer to the domestic terminal at O.R. Tambo International Airport for your scheduled one-hour internal flight to Skukuza Airport. On arrival, a Lion Sands River Lodge representative will be there to take you to the lodge, a journey time of 25 minutes.

Built on the banks of the Sabie River on a site among trees some of which date back eight hundred years, Lion Sands River Lodge is a place that will enrich your soul with unforgettable experiences.

Set within the heart of the game rich Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the world-renowned Kruger National Park, River Lodge is an iconic destination and is as close to perfection as any place in Africa could be.

Gazing out from your wooden viewing deck at the magnificent landscape, you will have the opportunity to watch spectacular wildlife, safe in the knowledge that you are doing no harm to the delicate balance of the African bushveld. Among the other activities included are two daily game drives with an FGASA qualified ranger and tracker; bush walks; a hippo tour; astronomical and wildlife lectures; bush breakfasts, picnic lunches and bush dinners. You may also choose to visit the Henna pre-school – a fabulous project providing pre-school children with vital early education and more importantly breakfast and lunch.

Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the activities available.

Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Days 5 & 6 – Sabi Sands
Two days at leisure to enjoy the activities available.

Accommodation: Lion Sands River Lodge in a Luxury Room.

Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 7 – Departure
After breakfast, a lodge representative will meet you in the lodge reception for your transfer to Skukuza Airport and your onward scheduled domestic flight to Johannesburg.

On arrival at O.R. Tambo International Airport, you will be met by a representative in the terminal who will assist you with immigration formalities and baggage collection and accompany you through customs. Once you have cleared customs your representative will assist you with check-in for your onward flight and passport control before taking you to the boarding gate for your international flight home.

Location

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NORTHERN CAPE

TSWALU MOTSE

Tswalu Private Reserve is a vast, magical land with sweeping vistas and a liberating sense of space. The green Kalahari is nature at its most diverse and surprising. Tswalu is a place governed by the ancient rhythms of the seasons rather than the clock and the calendar. It brings together conservation, socio-economic development, research and unrivalled safari experience. The local ethos is to leave our world better than how we found it.

The Motse is one of two luxurious reserve camps designed and sited to provide the best of the reserve’s dramatic landscape. The Motse, a “village” of just nine houses, provides exclusivity, privacy, and unfettered access to one of southern Africa’s last true wildernesses. Each suite has a private viewing deck and open fireplace with indoor and outdoor showers. The main building has an outdoor swimming pool, spa and gymnasium. The culinary experience is superb with sustainability at its core; Kalahari ingredients are foraged daily and the camp works closely with local suppliers to maintain its low-impact ethos.

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

LION SANDS RIVER LODGE

Lion Sands is the only private game reserve rooted in both the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger National Park. It is one of only seven private park concessions and protects 12,500 acres of pristine wilderness, as well as sites of cultural and historical significance.

Lion Sands River Lodge is located on the banks of the Sabie River; an ideal position for spotting wildlife coming down to the water to drink. Its prime location provides the greatest chance of seeing Africa’s iconic wildlife species – lion leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and zebra – along with a supporting cast of no less intriguing 137 mammal species and over 450 varieties of bird.

River Lodge offers a chic design interpretation of the traditional safari lodge, with contemporary décor and limited walls allowing a flow between interior and exterior. Its individual eight luxury rooms are set along a path to reveal splendid river views, making for an intimate safari experience. Wooden walkways lead off to a spa, gym and pool, and back to the main lodge, where the deck’s connected water features give the impression of floating on the river.

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