6 Night Luxury Bush Duo
6 nights in South Africa
Overview

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. Choose between three nights at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge or Tuningi Safari Lodge and end your safari off at the renowned Kings Camp Private Game Reserve.

Highlights
  • Exciting ‘Big Five’ 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
  • The Ultimate Wedding & Honeymoon Package
Inclusions
  • Madikwe Game Lodge: Scheduled shuttle flight from OR Tambo Airport to Madikwe Hills and return , luxury accommodation for 3 nights, return transfers between the lodge and the airstrip, two game drives per day, three meals daily, tea / coffee, a wide selection of local beverages, house wines & spirits, high tea canapés & snacks, selection of Fruit Juices, laundry service, road transfers from the Madikwe Airstrip to the lodge.
  • Kings Camp: Scheduled shuttle flight from OR Tambo Airport to Kings Camp and return, luxury accommodation, return transfers between the lodge and the airstrip, three meals daily, tea & coffee, two game drives per day, optional walking safaris, all beverages excluding premium brands, wines from our wine cellar and champagne
Location

Madikwe Game Reserve and Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

Type of Accommodation

Luxury Accommodation

Day to day itinerary
  • Day 1Arrival
  • Day 2Safari in Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Day 3Safari in Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Day 4Timbavati Game Reserve
  • Day 5Safari in Timbavati Game Reserve
  • Day 6Safari in Timbavati Game Reserve
  • Day 7Departure
  • Day 1
    Arrival
    6 Night Luxury Bush Duo

    Arrive at Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge OR Tuningi Safari Lodge.

    On arrival at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, you will be met and transferred by a scheduled shuttle flight to Madikwe Game Reserve.  On landing, your ranger will meet you and transfer you by open vehicle to Madikwe Hills Game Lodge.

    Traversing over 75 000 hectares, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is situated on a hill, in the heart of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Ingeniously set amongst boulders and age-old Tamboti trees, the lodge offers visitors the utmost in luxury and hospitality, where you will find yourself enchanted by a world of intrigue and majestic beauty.

    After lunch (subject to flight arrival time at the lodge), you will meet for your first exhilarating game drive in Madikwe Game Reserve.

    The 75 000 hectare Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the largest private game reserves in South Africa, and one of the few reserves in Southern Africa classified as malaria-free. Located in South Africa along the Botswana border, 20 kilometers from Gaberone, the reserve lies within a transition region between Lowveld bushveld and the Kalahari thornveld. As a result, the region is home to a tremendous diversity of fauna and flora – 86 mammals, 420 bird species and 105 tree species – including the black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog.

    OR

    Arrive at Tuningi Safari Lodge. Set in the 75 000ha malaria-free ‘Big 5’ Madikwe Game Reserve, Tuningi offers a 5-star African safari enhanced by personalised service in a friendly and relaxed environment. 16 guests are accommodated in four Luxury and two double Family Suites, with breathtaking views of the bush. Family Suites are made up of two en-suite double bedrooms, with a dining area, kitchenette and a living room. Children of all ages are welcome.

  • Day 2
    Safari in Madikwe Game Reserve
    6 Night Luxury Bush Duo

    Today will mirror Day 2; enjoying twice-daily game drives, and during the heat of the afternoon you can enjoy leisure time in the Spa, or learning the art of archery or fishing.

  • Day 3
    Safari in Madikwe Game Reserve
    6 Night Luxury Bush Duo

    After a very early wake-up call, enjoy some coffee and rusks before setting off on the dawn safari drive.

    Wild Dogs, also known as Painted Wolves, were once called Cape Hunting Dogs. The Wild Dog is the largest of the wild canids in Africa and is now one of Africa’s most endangered carnivores. It is estimated that less than 5,000 Wild Dogs still survive in the wild and viable populations are only found in larger reserves and uninhabited areas in Southern and Eastern Africa.

    Wild Dogs are extremely gregarious animals and are usually found in packs of between five and fifteen members. Each pack has a clearly defined social hierarchy and is led by a dominant (or alpha) male and female. Working together in these highly organized units, the Wild Dog is an effective predator, capable of bringing down prey as large as Buffalo. They are also able to defend themselves against their natural enemies, Lions and Spotted Hyenas.

    The bonds between all the members of the pack are very strong, all the dogs cooperate in caring for and feeding any pups as well as any sick or injured members of the pack. In most packs, only the dominant (alpha) male and female successfully reproduce. Although persecution by man, susceptibility to diseases such as rabies, and diminishing natural areas have all taken their toll on Africa’s Wild Dog population, there is now a concerted effort to conserve and protect these fascinating animals.

    In December 1994, as part of the huge game translocation operation called Operation Phoenix, wild dogs were relocated into the Madikwe Game Reserve. Three female dogs, captive-bred at a breeding station for rare and endangered species, were put into an enclosure in the reserve with three male dogs captured just outside the Kruger National Park. The six animals formed a new pack and were then released into the reserve. The project was resoundingly successful and today the Madikwe Game Reserve has a viable and thriving population of Wild Dogs.

  • Day 4
    Timbavati Game Reserve
    6 Night Luxury Bush Duo

    After an early morning game drive and breakfast, you will be transferred back to the Madikwe Airstrip for your scheduled shuttle flight to ORTambo Airport.  Here you will connect to another scheduled shuttle flight, this time to Kings Camp Airstrip. On arrival, your game ranger will transfer you to Kings Camp.

    Kings Camp Private Game Reserve is situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve adjacent and open to the Kruger National Park. The reserve is a wildlife haven boasting a diversity of animal life including the ‘Big 5’. The reserve is also home to the famous white lions. The camp is positioned on the edge of a savanna plain scattered with Acacia trees. A waterhole, located right in front of the camp attracts a wide variety of wildlife day and night. Kings Camp offers gracious hospitality from a bygone era in a uniquely romantic ambience and invites guests to relax in fine colonial style.

    Your afternoon game drive will commence late this afternoon.  Africa’s big game abounds in the area and each day brings something different, as you explore the endless fascination of Africa’s wildlife in an open, state-of-the-art Land Rover. Whether it is a leopard on the hunt, lions roaring at twilight, hippo wallowing in the river, or a crocodile basking on a sandy bank; each viewing will enthrall.

  • Day 5
    Safari in Timbavati Game Reserve
    6 Night Luxury Bush Duo

    You can enjoy a number of exciting activities under the supervision of rangers who delightfully guide you about the Flora and Fauna of the bushveld. Morning and evening game drives are followed by delicious meals.  Guests can also enjoy rejuvenating massages in the evening after tiring game drives at the Therapy Lapa.

    The main area of the lodge has another private deck that acts as a great space to enjoy breathtaking views of the magnificent bushveld.

  • Day 6
    Safari in Timbavati Game Reserve
    6 Night Luxury Bush Duo

    Today is a mirror of Day 5.

  • Day 7
    Departure
    6 Night Luxury Bush Duo

    After a final early morning game drive and breakfast (subject to your flight departure time), you will be transferred to the Airstrip for your flight to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport.

Tour Rates
DatesRates From
01 Jan 2020 - 31 May 2020 (Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge & Kings Camp Private Game Reserve)$5263
01 Nov 2020 - 20 Dec 2020 (Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge & Kings Camp Private Game Reserve)$5263
01 Jan 2020 - 31 May 2020 (Tuningi Safari Lodge & Kings Camp Private Game Reserve)$4736
01 Nov 2020 - 20 Dec 2020 (Tuningi Safari Lodge & Kings Camp Private Game Reserve)$4736

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently

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