Wildlife experiences re-imagined
South Africa is renowned for unspoilt sceneries and abundant wildlife. From luxurious bush lodges to the rough wilderness camping – we will plan the bush adventure perfect for you!
Thanda Safari Game Reserve
Thanda Safari is located just north of Hluhluwe in Zululand, South Africa, in a private Thanda Nature Reserve encompassing 14,000 hectares with The Big 5. Thanda Safari, translated as Love from Zulu, incorporates love for nature and Zulu heritage with the luxury that is suited for a King. You can choose from three sensational options: Safari Lodge, Villa iZulu and Tented camp. The Thanda Safari Lodge features 9 luxurious suites along with private plunge pools, viewing decks where you can lay outdoors, fire places and relaxing bathrooms with in and outdoor showers available as well as other public facilities like the wine cellar, business area, cigar bar and dining deck. The Villa iZulu which accommodates up to ten guests, is an exclusive homestead which offers five suites and unparalleled exclusivity. Your own butler, chef and even secured helipad is at your disposal. The safari style Thanda Tented Camp gives you an outdoor experience to remember with the spacious tents, each with wooden deck, en-suite bathroom and indoors and outdoor showers. Enjoy the public facilities available such as infinity swimming pool, restaurant and lounge, boma area and souvenir shop. Treat yourself to various treatments that have been inspired by Zulu holistic cultures and traditions at Thanda Spa.
5 star rating
The &Beyond Phinda is located in the Phinda Private game reserve, with its simple reach towards the Indian Ocean’s coastline and iSimangaliso World Heritage site and St Lucia Wetland Park in the heart of northern KwaZulu-Natal. Known as the “Seven Worlds of Wonder” it is home to seven distinct eco-systems ensuring abundant wildlife, including the Big 5 as well as many other species. You will be spoilt for choice of accommodation: six lavish safari lodges (Zuka lodge, Mountain Lodge, Rock Lodge, Vlei Lodge, Forest Lodge and the Homestead) vary from glass suites on stilts to an exclusive villa with a tasteful wilderness vibe.
5 star rating
Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi nature reserve was established to protect the previously endangered white rhino now numbering over 1000 in the park. Rhino Ridge Safari lodge is the tribute to this conservation success offering spectacular safari experiences in the heart of Big Five reserve. Ideally situated in the midst of over 96 000 hectares of indigenous land, abundant with game and home to the Rhino Conservation centre, Rhino Ridge is heaven for conservationists, wildlife enthusiasts and tourists. Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge boasts four luxury room types: 2 Honeymoon Villas nestled in the indigenous bush with private plunge pools, 8 Bush Villas with spacious open plan bedrooms with fireplace, full bathroom & large viewing deck; 4 Safari Rooms with private shower room leading onto deck area. Two Safari Family Suites are ideal for families travelling with children. All inclusive lodge is home to a serene infinity swimming pool and Organic Spa with fascinating views over the reserve.
5 star rating
Mavela Game Lodge
Enjoy an intimate tented bush experience in the Manyoni Private Game Reserve, home to the Big Five as well as various species of birds. The unique birding safaris that are offered to the guests in addition to game safaris, are accredited by Birdlife South Africa. The lodge features five guest tents, each with their own private deck that offers an array of stunning views over the bushveld. Take an afternoon dip in the outside swimming pool with gorgeous views. Dine at the large dining room and relax in the lounge area or an upper deck bar overlooking the whole of the reserve while discussing all the spectacular sightings of the earlier drive with your rangers and other guests. Or clear your mind by the open air boma, counting myriads of stars in the African skies.
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Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge
Nambiti Plains Game Lodge offers a safari experience you won’t forget with its malaria-free game conservancy lands of 22,000 acres located in KwaZulu-Natal. With many tranquil features such as its waterfalls upon the Sundays River and game that includes the famous Big Five and other wildlife like Hyena, Cheetah, Oryx and Nyala and various bird species to captivate birding enthusiasts the reserve is a very popular safari destination. Stay in one of the seven lavish suites that are designed with care offering 180° panoramic views from floor to ceiling windows. Watch wildlife whilst enjoying the free standing stone bath, outdoor shower and private deck.
5 star rating
Located in the Malarai-free Nambiti Private Game Reserve, this small privately owned lodge offers exclusive safari experience in near solitude. Accommodation options include 9 luxurious air-conditioned suites with private viewing decks, outdoor showers, and panoramic views over the valley: three chalets, one luxurious chalet with a plunge pool, four luxurious suites set on the hillside, as well as a Presidential suite with a jacuzzi and stone bath for those looking to have an extraordinary experience. Unwind at the Health spa or take a plunge in infinity swimming pool after an eventful morning safari.