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South African Guided Safari Tours

Kruger National Park Safaris
Cape Town – Garden Route
Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park Safaris
Kruger Park – KwaZulu-Natal Safaris
Luxury Safaris in South Africa
Nambiti – Drakensberg Safaris
Overland Tours and Safaris


CT  =  Cape Town
PE  =  Port Elizabeth
Dbn  =  Durban
Jhb  =  Johannesburg
HIP / HUP  =  Hluhluwe iMfolozi / uMfolozi Park
KNP  =  Kruger National Park
KZN = KwaZulu-Natal
S.A.  =  South Africa


 

Wildlife safaris beginning & ending in Johannesburg
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Johannesburg to Johannesburg – Guided Safari Tour Packages

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Please note that as our tours are exclusive to only your party, we can tailor-make any of these tours below to suit you. You may for example want to travel directly to the Kruger Park instead of the Panorama Escarpment (which will mean that we will have to leave Johannesburg early enough to reach the Kruger Park before gate closing time and that we will forgo the sights of the Panorama Escarpment). You may also want to stay longer at Nkomazi or the Kruger Park - the choices are yours.

For those tours that include the KwaZulu Natal Province, you may also want to visit the Thonga Beach Lodge along the way, instead of, say, St. Lucia or any of the other venues in the east of the province.

Please be aware that if you are travelling on to Cape Town from your stay at the Kruger Park, there are direct flights to Cape Town daily from both Skukuza and the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and we can drop you off at either airport instead of Johannesburg.


Hannah Game Lodge – Mpumalanga :

Hannah Game Lodge is a reflection of Africa in its entire natural splendour. Here in the heart of the African bushveld their guests experience a rare sense of freedom and renewed spiritual inspiration. The lodge lies amongst the gently rolling hills of the Northern Mpumalanga Drakensberg Escarpment. This beautiful private game reserve embraces more than 8000 hectares of malaria free, unspoiled African bushveld. Hannah Game Lodge is a captivating tapestry of African sounds, smells and colours, where the rising sun showers the valley with shades of pink, red and orange. Professional, friendly and down to earth quality service characterizes this warm and peaceful getaway.

Hannah Game Lodge offers elevated standard en-suite thatched roof chalets with private verandas providing breathtaking views of this pristine private reserve.

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The Kruger National Park – Mpumalanga :

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, SANParks - Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.

Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians - 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Man's interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park's natural assets.

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Nkomazi Game Reserve – Mpumalanga :

Stretching over 15, 000 hectares, Nkomazi is a place where guests can experience tranquillity, witness the free-roaming wildlife and admire the landscapes of scenic beauty under the African sky. The reserve represents a kaleidoscope of Africa's habitats in its ability to support both high and lowveld game species on the high-lying grassland and the low-lying bushveld areas therefore supporting an ecological balance.

Nkomazi boasts 10 luxury tents at Komati Tented Lodge. These tents are specially positioned to blend into the landscape and linked by walkways and paths through the bush. All tents are furnished with luxury campaign style furniture, creating a traditional "Out of Africa" feel with all the added comforts and luxuries of 5-star accommodation.

Situated on the banks of the Komati River, surrounded by towering mountains, broad river valleys and impressive grasslands, Nkomazi offers unique safari based activities to allow for a complete tailor-made experience.

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Luxury Concession Lodges :

Situated within the Kruger National Park itself are sixteen exclusive private lodges, with a unique style and atmosphere, and where luxury is the order of the day.

These lodges will sometimes do their game drives on the public roads in the park, and they also have to abide by the general rules for the public, such as not being permitted to drive off-road for example. However, they are not bound by "gate times" so their morning drives are normally on the roads before the public camp gates open and they stay out later, until after dark. On the exclusive concession areas (to which the general public are not permitted), they do go off-road if the sighting warrants this.

This complete selection of private safari lodges in Kruger Park, ranges from absolutely extravagant to romantically intimate to classic family retreats, and something to suit every budget and here too their open safari vehicles, seating between 4 and 10 visitors each, head out into the wild under the expert guidance of experienced rangers and at most lodges, trackers. Guests are able to get in close contact with the wildlife species, and are presented with unparalleled photographic opportunities. Early morning safaris head out as the sun rises and as the bush stirs to life. Late afternoon safaris commence as the sun burns its way towards the horizon. The animals are now getting more active, many preparing for the great hunt after dark. After sundowners, the drive continues with the aid of powerful spotlights that reveal nocturnal species in another world. On average, approximately 6 hours a day or more is spent out in the bush on safari. Game drives traverse a large area of the Kruger Park, sharing these roads with the general public, but also having sole traversing rights on their concession area.

Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve – Mpumalanga :

There are a number of lodges in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve which is renowned for having the best "Big Five" game viewing in South Africa, if not the world. Nowhere in South Africa will one find a wildlife experience quite like the one experienced within the Sabi Sand Reserve. Sharing a 50km unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, this immense (65 000 hectare/ 153 000 acre) and diverse tract of land is home to The Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant), and much, much more. Two perennial rivers supply the game reserve with a valuable water source. The Sand River flows through the reserve for 50km (31 miles) from north-west to south-east whilst the Sabie River flows on the southern boundary. The sustenance of these rivers ensures that this area enjoys one of the highest and most bio-diverse wildlife populations of any area in South Africa. Over two hundred different species live in abundance, whilst the ever-changing bird life provides even the most experienced ornithologist with rare finds. Such is the environment that the wildlife, save for the migratory birds, remain in their territories all year round. Wildlife viewing here is second to none. The Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve enjoys good quality viewing of leopard (the most elusive of predators), as well as elephant, lion, rhino, leopard, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and a vast variety of antelope and other species. In fact, a checklist of the reserve would yield no fewer than 330+ tree species, 110+ reptile species, 500+ bird species and 145+ mammal species, all occurring within their own natural environment.

Open safari vehicles, seating between 4 and 10 visitors each, head out into the wild under the expert guidance of experienced rangers and at most lodges, trackers. Guests are able to get in close contact with the wildlife species, and are presented with unparalleled photographic opportunities. Early morning safaris head out as the sun rises and as the bush stirs to life. The rangers search for animals by tracking their spoor, and by listening for the tell-tale signs of activity. The bush has its own language, and it is fascinating to watch those who possess the tools to encode it. Late afternoon safaris commence as the sun burns its way towards the horizon. The animals are now getting more active, many preparing for the great hunt after dark. After sundowners, the drive continues with the aid of powerful spotlights that reveal nocturnal species in another world. On average, approximately 6 hours a day or more are spent out in the bush on safari. Game drives traverse a large area and strict vehicle limits at sighting ensure the exclusivity of your safari activities and game viewing experience. Off-road driving ensures that you have the best possible view of any exceptional sighting and rangers are constantly in touch with each other to keep track of animal movements.

Most of these lodges follow the wildlife safari format, which is to arrive for lunch on the first day. It is then check in, orientation and introduction to the bush. After afternoon tea it is out on a game drive from about 15h30 or 16h00. During the drive, sundowners are enjoyed in the bush, where after you return to the lodge for dinner after a period of night driving where the nocturnal species are searched for by spotlight. These drives are in open Land Rover or Toyota Land Cruiser safari vehicles. The driver is an experienced guide who will make the drive more interesting. Early next morning you are awakened at dawn, tea/coffee and rusks are served and out on a game drive again, returning to breakfast. After breakfast there is an opportunity to go on a guided walk in the bush with an armed ranger. This usually focuses on the tracks, insects, birds and the smaller animals. Alternatively you may choose to relax at the lodge. Many lodges have a lovely outlook into the bush and possibly a water hole at which a variety of animals visit during the day. Lunch is then served and then the cycle repeats itself with the afternoon safari game drive.

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Timbavati Private Game Reserve – Mpumalanga :

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is one of South Africa's undiscovered wilderness jewels; home to Africa's big five, in an area renowned for its biodiversity, ranging from savannah woodlands to grasslands and riverine glades. A unique feature of the Timbavati is the low rate of commercialisation, with game lodges that are dedicated to preserving the sense of true wilderness. This large tract of private game reserve is adjacent to the Kruger National Park and surrounded by other game reserves, with not a fence in sight. This means that the animals are free to roam anywhere in the 58,000 ha Timbavati Reserve or their neighbours, the 40,000 ha Umbabat Reserve, the 95,000 ha Klaserie Reserve and the 2.2 million ha Kruger National Park, from one reserve to the other.

There are a number of lodges in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve which is renowned for having very good "Big Five" game viewing in South Africa. The Timbavati Private Game Reserve enjoys good quality viewing of leopard (the most elusive of predators), as well as elephant, lion, rhino, leopard, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and a vast variety of antelope and other species. In fact, a checklist of the reserve would yield no fewer than 330+ tree species, 110+ reptile species, 500+ bird species and 145+ mammal species, all occurring within their own natural environment.

Open safari vehicles, seating between 4 and 10 visitors each, head out into the wild under the expert guidance of experienced rangers and at most lodges, trackers. Guests are able to get in close contact with the wildlife species, and are presented with unparalleled photographic opportunities. Early morning safaris head out as the sun rises and as the bush stirs to life. The rangers search for animals by tracking their spoor, and by listening for the tell-tale signs of activity. The bush has its own language, and it is fascinating to watch those who possess the tools to encode it. Late afternoon safaris commence as the sun burns its way towards the horizon. The animals are now getting more active, many preparing for the great hunt after dark. After sundowners, the drive continues with the aid of powerful spotlights that reveal nocturnal species in another world. On average, approximately 6 hours a day or more are spent out in the bush on safari. Game drives traverse a large area and strict vehicle limits at sighting ensure the exclusivity of your safari activities and game viewing experience. Off-road driving ensures that you have the best possible view of any exceptional sighting and rangers are constantly in touch with each other to keep track of animal movements.

Most of these lodges follow the wildlife safari format, which is to arrive for lunch on the first day. It is then check in, orientation and introduction to the bush. After afternoon tea it is out on a game drive from about 15h30 or 16h00. During the drive, sundowners are enjoyed in the bush, where after you return to the lodge for dinner after a period of night driving where the nocturnal species are searched for by spotlight. These drives are in open Land Rover or Toyota Land Cruiser safari vehicles. The driver is an experienced guide who will make the drive more interesting. Early next morning you are awakened at dawn, tea/coffee and rusks are served and out on a game drive again, returning to breakfast. After breakfast there is an opportunity to go on a guided walk in the bush with an armed ranger. This usually focuses on the tracks, insects, birds and the smaller animals. Alternatively you may choose to relax at the lodge. Many lodges have a lovely outlook into the bush and possibly a water hole at which a variety of animals visit during the day. Lunch is then served and then the cycle repeats itself with the afternoon safari game drive.

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Amakhosi Safari Lodge – KwaZulu-Natal :

Amakhosi Safari Lodge is located in northern KwaZulu-Natal and is situated on the river bank overlooking Zululand's Mkuze River. The accommodation's artistic décor, the 'African fusion' cuisine, attentive service and outstanding game viewing, gives guests at Amakhosi Lodge a luxurious wildlife experience.

The game rangers at Amakhosi Lodge are knowledgeable and extremely committed to this environment, they really endeavor to make the most of your safari. This is a royal hideaway offering exceptional service and luxury, amidst the African landscapes and breathtaking big five wildlife of the Amakhosi Private Game Reserve. Here, time belongs to the rhythm of a timeless African beat and guests are given their own private kingdom.

Amakhosi is a majestic destination where imperial treatment is customary, where no day is the same. From scintillating night safaris to culinary delight, Amakhosi offers an African Safari holiday like no other. The sights of a racing cheetah, smell of wild jasmine, and the cry of a Whalberg's eagle, together compliment this in the natural environment of river wetlands, valley bushland, umbrella thorn trees and thick bush grassland blanketing the mountains. From the moment you arrive at Amakhosi, you are scooped up in arms of royalty and sophistication with warm smiles and hot hand towels.

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The Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park – KwaZulu-Natal :

The Hluhluwe uMfolozi Park lies in the heart of the Zulu Kingdom, where ancient trails lead through the thornveld and along the rivers of Africa's oldest established wilderness area. Once the exclusive royal hunting ground of King Shaka, (where the first conservation laws were put in place), this rich tapestry of natural and cultural history still beats with the rhythms of Africa. Hluhluwe and iMfolozi Game Reserves were formally established as game reserves in 1895 and today, along with the Corridor Reserve, were proclaimed in 1989 to become the Hluhluwe uMfolozi Park, covering some 96 000 ha with an immense diversity of fauna and flora.

The Hluhluwe section in the north is characterised by towering grassland hills and diverse terrain and vegetation and is exceptional for its rich variety of bird and animal life.

The uMfolozi section in the south is characterised by wide open spaces and is a natural treasure store of fascinating fauna and flora.

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Hilltop Camp, Hluhluwe uMfolozi Park – KwaZulu-Natal :

Hilltop Camp in the Hluhluwe sector of the Hluhluwe uMfolozi Park was established on the summit of a forested hill that offers fine views of the surrounding rolling topography of Zululand. The camp, the largest in the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, was extensively rebuilt and enlarged during the early nineties.

Facilities at Hilltop Camp include an a la carte restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. An attractive bar and lounge, decorated with photographs and memorabilia depicting the history of Hilltop Camp and the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, as well as a gift shop and store, selling curios, basic foodstuffs and a variety of drinks such as soft drinks, bottled water, beers and spirits, is open from 08:00 to 19:00 daily. A large swimming pool for the use of camp residents is situated within the confines of the camp. A self-guided trail through some remnant indigenous forest is available to guests at Hilltop Camp, and commences at the entrance to the swimming pool.

Hilltop Camp is fenced, so it is relatively safe to move about within the confines of the camp, but it is advised to have a flashlight with you after dark. There is 24 hour main-line electricity with a back-up generator.

The Mpunyane Restaurant at Hilltop Camp offers a full English / buffet breakfast. Lunches from Monday to Saturday are a la carte and on Sundays a hot and cold buffet is on offer. Dinners are hot and cold buffet with a traditional braai (barbeque) on Friday evenings (weather permitting).

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Leopard Mountain Game Lodge – KwaZulu-Natal :

A Big 5 multiple award winning lodge, set within an Endangered Species Protected Area offering peace and tranquility with friendly hospitality. Their lodge has the most spectacular views in Zululand, from the river meandering below to the distant Lebombo Mountains. Big 5 game drives take you through well stocked, unspoilt bushveld and endless rivers winding through indigenous forest - a birders paradise. Join their mid day waterhole lookout activity to watch an array of animals coming down to drink from their unique waterhole setting.

The luxurious well appointed stone and thatch chalet provides a haven of peace and tranquility to relax and unwind in. By day, laze in your hammock or private plunge pool and watch the eagles soar at eye level over the plain below and by night, marvel at the magnificence of the African night sky. Your private balcony is the perfect place to have a glass of champagne and watch the sun and moon rise over the African horizon. Each chalet is light and spacious with mini bar, tea and coffee facilities, mosquito nets over the beds and a large open shower with an incredible view.

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Makakatana Bay Lodge – KwaZulu-Natal :

This is the only privately owned safari lodge set on the banks of Lake St Lucia within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site, the heart of Africa's largest natural estuary. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site is one of the few natural wonders left on earth where there are unspoiled wilderness beaches, vast wetlands and game reserves all combined into one reserve. They welcome you to theirr 'home from home' lodge, where they provide comfort and friendship which they complement with a host of safaris to explore these incredible wonders!

Makakatana Bay Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable KwaZulu safari experience with its luxury game viewing suites and excellent service. Guests are accommodated in bright and spacious suites. Three of these are set in the dune forest and are frequented by friendly warthog, red duiker, nyala, bush babies, birds and hippo! One room has a view out through the bush onto a vlei and the other has a view through the bush onto the Lake. The Honeymoon suite is situated privately with views out onto a vlei. Large windows and terrace doors as well as mosquito gauze screen doors slide open onto private viewing decks, skillfully combining luxury and integration with the environment.

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Mavela Game Lodge – KwaZulu-Natal :

The Mavela Game Lodge is the only tented lodge inside the Zululand Rhino Reserve and is the perfect choice for an authentic KwaZulu-Natal safari. Established in 2004, the Zululand Rhino Reserve comprises of 17 private landowners who dropped their internal fences to form a 23 000 hectare private game reserve.

The reserve falls under the Mkuze Valley Lowveld which includes a variety of vegetation types, ranging from open savannah thornveld to riverine woodland, characterized by acacias and marula tree species. The diversity in habitats allows the reserve to support numerous wildlife species while also attracting a immense variety of birdlife. Today the reserve is home to over 70 mammal species including healthy populations of giraffe, kudu, nyala, wildebeest, zebra and of course the big five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant & rhino).

Shortly after its establishment, the Zululand Rhino Reserve was chosen as a release site by the WWF Rhino Range Expansion Project. In 2005 the first rhino were released onto the property. Since then, the Zululand Rhino Reserve has set up a rhino management program which monitors and protects the reserves rhino populations.

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Phinda Private Game Reserve – KwaZulu-Natal :

Phinda Private Game Reserve offers outstanding game viewing. A Big Five Game Reserve - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and both black and white rhino with regular sightings of cheetah along with diverse antelope and a variety of plains game including giraffe and zebra. The approximate 23,000 ha comprises seven distinct habitats which consequently supports the very wide range of fauna and flora found at Phinda. The area is particularly good for birding with 415 species having been recorded.

Phinda is home to an abundance of wildlife, from the large mammals to the smallest antelope. However, it is the faster of predators that has a special place here. Having reintroduced cheetah to the area after an absence of over fifty years, Phinda has quickly established a reputation as one of the best places to view and photograph these rare cats. With much of Phinda dominated by a mosaic of various savanna habitats, these speedy carnivores have plenty of space to carry out their explosive hunting technique, as well as enough cover to protect and shelter their cubs.

Along with cheetah, lion and leopard are tracked on the reserve on a daily basis and guests have a high likelihood of encountering these magnificent animals. Another success story at is that of both the white and the more endangered black rhino. Brought back from the brink of extinction, both the grass eating white rhino and the shrub grazing black rhino are doing well at the reserve. While the white rhino favours water holes and wallows, the black rhino indulges its inquisitive nature in constant solitary rambles. The elegant nyala antelope is a frequent sight, with the reserve boasting one of the highest densities of the species. With its dark brown coat, buttery yellow legs, shaggy mane and impossibly bushy tail, the male nyala is particularly spectacular, while the female contents itself with a less flashy chestnut coat.

The rare sand forest in the northern parts of Phinda is the perfect environment for some of the rarer smaller species. The shy red duiker is found grazing on fallen leaves and fruit and the tiny suni, one of the smallest antelope species, may also be seen.

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Thanda Private Game Reserve – KwaZulu-Natal :

Thanda Private Game Reserve offers an authentically South African wildlife experience, matched with sincere commitment to the Zulu culture and passionate conservation of the environment. Meaning 'love' in isiZulu, Thanda is a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World and multiple winner of World's Leading Luxury Lodge. It is known for meaningful safari experiences and exclusive close-up encounters with Africa's magnificent Big Five.

A truly African experience goes beyond the five senses. It's felt. An early morning or late afternoon safari is the best way to absorb the sights, smells and sounds of Africa. Encounter the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo): the animals that inspire a long-lasting connection with the continent. And, once you've found them, go looking for Africa's other famous five - the Little Five (elephant shrew, rhino beetle, leopard tortoise, and lion and buffalo weaver).

Their guides and trackers are experts in the circle of life, and how it spins both slowly and frenetically in the African bush. They will offer you wildlife lessons from their own cultures and knowledge. They will tell stories and share anecdotes. They will explain, inform, educate and then sit back and let you fall in love with the wild in your own way. With 14 000 hectares to explore, you'll see diverse wildlife including cheetah, hyena, warthog and the occasional wild dog, as well as abundant bird and plant life.

What is more, it's all exclusively yours. Thanda is a private game reserve and our dedicated staff members are the only people you'll encounter on the roads while you're here.

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Thonga Beach Lodge – KwaZulu-Natal :

Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the pristine shores of the Maputuland coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This luxury lodge is the ideal place to discover one of the most unspoilt wilderness beaches left on the African continent. Mabibi is a magical place of coastal forests, grasslands, bush, shimmering lakes and exquisite sandy beaches. Its crystal clear, warm waters offer South Africa's best snorkelling and fantastic off-shore scuba diving.

Set above a secluded bay, Thonga Beach Lodge is nestled into beautiful coastal dune forest with sweeping views of the stunning beach below, only metres from the beach. The thatched bush suites provide guest privacy and were carefully constructed to ensure minimal impact on the environment. The lodge offers luxurious accommodation, mouth-watering meals and one of the best dive sites in the South Africa.

Mabibi offers superb snorkelling opportunities with a great diversity of underwater seascapes and marine flora and fauna. Scuba diving at Mabibi is phenomenal, with reefs located a short distance from the lodge. Shoals of game fish, sharks and schools of bottlenose dolphins are often seen. The Open Ocean Experience offers guests a rare opportunity to experience the variety of marine life that lives along the Elephant Coast. Birding at Mabibi and its surrounds is excellent and the variety of habitats attracts a great diversity of species. Typical coastal species include Livingstone's and Purplecrested Lourie, Green Twinspot, Grey Waxbill and Green Coucal. Waders are common along the shoreline, and Pinkthroated Longclaw and Rufousbellied Heron frequent the marshy areas. Lake Sibaya has recorded 279 bird species including the Palmnut Vulture, the only fruit-eating vulture in the world. Pel's fishing owl and pygmy goose. In summer, nocturnal walks and drives along the beach in search of egg-laying turtles can be arranged. Guests can witness the culmination of an incredible journey as Giant Leatherback and Loggerhead turtles come ashore to lay their eggs in carefully prepared nests. Turtle tracking is offered in the evening from November to end February. Every precaution is taken to ensure these magnificent creatures are not disturbed during the laying process.

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Giant's Castle – KwaZulu-Natal :

Giant's Castle Game Reserve, home of eland and the majestic bearded vulture, lies in the Central Drakensberg region of the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, a World Heritage Site. Giant's Castle Camp is situated on a grassy plateau among the deep valleys running down from the face of the High Drakensberg, offering glorious views and routes for hikers and mountain climbers.

Superb rock art is high among its special attractions. The renowned two vulture restaurants are open all year for visitors to watch bearded vultures and other endangered species feeding. Visit the Main Caves Museum for a fascinating insight into the past lifestyle of the San people with guided interpretation and a realistic life-sized diorama set in Main Cave.

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Montusi Mountain Lodge – KwaZulu-Natal :

The Montusi Mountain Lodge offers genuine hospitality in the tranquility of one of the most beautiful settings in Southern Africa. Space, comfort and peace are what you will find when you treat yourself to the natural splendour and peaceful, romantic ambiance of this Drakensberg haven.

Situated in the northern KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, halfway between Johannesburg and Durban, Montusi Mountain Lodge is the only upmarket destination in the area with a full and uninterrupted view of the Drakensberg's most famous part, the Amphitheatre escarpment. Their guests enjoy this spectacular scenery in the comfort of their private individual garden suites.

Their intimate restaurant (with under-floor heating and log fireplace) is renowned for sumptuous local cuisine with innovative menus. In summer you may eat outside on the Phumleni with the Amphitheatre view enhancing the delicious meals.

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Moorcroft Manor – KwaZulu-Natal :

Moorcroft Manor is located in the foothills on the southern Drakensberg Mountains and is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful rural settings, rich in natural splendour and steeped in history. The accommodation at Moorcroft Manor comprises elegantly furnished rooms, all with bathrooms en-suite. Choose from standard double rooms, a junior suite and two executive suites. Their rooms and bathrooms have under-floor heating to keep away the winter chill and are provided with wireless internet access, DSTV, ceiling fan, hair dryer, bath robes and tea/coffee . Each room has its own adjoining private patio leading onto the lawns and the rock pool with an uninterrupted view towards Hodgsons Peaks and the sometimes snow-covered mountain tops of the Lesotho Kingdom.

The food they serve is always freshly prepared, and wherever possible they use locally-produced ingredients and herbs from their garden. Their menu offers an interesting variety of starters, main courses and desserts. They cater for vegetarians and are happy to comply with dietary requirements. Here you may enjoy your meal in the dining room with a view of the wine cellar, the terrace or the spectacular Drakensberg.

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