Accommodation Type: Guesthouse
Includes: Collection from Johannesburg, Bed and Breakfast
Depart from Johannesburg in the morning for Dusk to Dawn… a spacious country house in the most southern tip of Mpumalanga – the place of the rising sun. Johann and Gudrun Engelbrecht have turned their family home into a friendly and welcoming half-way stop for tourists and visitors en route on the N2 from the Kruger National Park or Gauteng to the Kwa-Zulu Natal North Coast or vice versa. The Engelbrechts are fifth generation descendants of German Missionaries who settled in this area in 1870 and German is still spoken at home.
Situated on the Family Farm, Warmbad this exquisite venue overlooks the dam and rolling fields, creating a naturally romantic ambience. The Family Tree offers natural beauty and charm in aged Wild Fig Trees, breath-taking sunsets and indigenous sweet thorn trees.
A lush country destination… in the place of the rising sun.
Day 2, 3 and 4
Accommodation Type: Lodged
Includes: Accommodation, meals, teas, coffee, two daily game drives and transfers to & from the hide during the day.
Tembe Elephant Park is the largest elephant park in South Africa, and is not only home to the Big 5, but also hippo, serval, eland, zebra, giraffe, hyena, jackal, wildebeest, nyala, kudu, waterbuck, reed buck, red duiker, warthog, other small mammals and birds which thrive in abundance in this 300 square km of nature reserve close to the Mozambique border.
These magnificent elephants, more than 140 in number – from massive full-grown adults to juveniles – are Tembe`s main attraction for all who come to see them. The larger adults are physically the biggest in South Africa and signs of their presence are everywhere. Sand forests, woodland, grassland, and swampland, comprise the ideal habitat for these highly-visible elephants and so can be observed at close-quarters from game-drive vehicles or from the discreetly-located hides which overlook their watering holes.
The lodge comprises luxury en-suite and semi-luxury safari tents that blend unobtrusively with their natural surrounds and are tucked away in secluded areas around the lodge. A swimming pool and open-air braai area lends itself to a rustic ambience and guests can enjoy campfire meals and the unforgettable experience of Africa under the stars.
Situated in Maputaland, the north-eastern region of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Tembe is not only home to the province`s biggest elephant herd, but its only indigenous elephants as well.
Day 5, 6 and 7
Accommodation Type: Boat Cabins
Includes: Fully services accommodation, use of skippered tender boats, fuel, diesel, meals, rod and tackle use, transfers from Jozini Tiger Lodge to the Houseboat
Northern KwaZulu Natal has many natural and splendid beauties, but little can compare with the superb wildlife to be seen on the shores of Lake Jozini (also known as Pongolapoort Lake). On board Shayamanzi Houseboat, soak up the stunning scenery of the Lebombo Mountains and Pongola Game Reserve. Enjoy calm serenity on the water or the thrill of Tiger fishing! Experience the first Houseboats in South Africa – the only one of their kind. Shayamanzi is all about taking time out to appreciate Africa’s special wonders. The whining reel breaks the silence as your fishing rod bends to the limit. Then the spectacular colours of a tail walking ‘tiger’ light up the water surface, and experience that neither the novice nor avid angler will forget.
Onboard the Shayamanzi Houseboats, get the chance to soak up the stunning scenery of the Lebombo Mountains and superb wildlife of the Pongola Game Reserve
Day 8 and 9
Accommodation Type: Hotel
Includes: Accommodation only
This beach front hotel on Durban North Beach provides a great base from which to explore the many beautiful and exciting parts of this vibrant city. The hotel is ideally situated on Durban’s Golden Mile and is well-placed within the golden triangle which comprises the Suncoast Casino, uShaka Marine World (A MUST SEE!) and the International Convention Centre. The hotel is also only about five minutes from the city centre. This Durban beach hotel offers 101 luxury, stylish rooms, of which most have breathtaking sea views.
Located 328 feet from the beach along Durban’s Golden Mile, Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Edward is close by the famous uShaka Marine World and overlooks the Indian Ocean.
Protea Hotel Edward is close to the beach so it is ideal for families who are on a beach holiday. It also features other recreational and leisure facilities including a rooftop pool, casual lounge and curio shop. Guests can feast on a delicious meal in the relaxing atmosphere of the Brasserie Restaurant which offers an a la carte menu as well as a buffet. There is also a bar on the property where guests can go to enjoy sundowners or relaxing pre-dinner drinks.
Day 10 and 11
Accommodation Type: Chalets
Includes: Accommodation, dinner and breakfast
Welcome to the World’s Highpoint! A world heritage site on the border between South Africa and Lesotho 2874 metres above sea level. From Calgary to Cape Town our guests recognise what makes one of the best kept secrets in Africa so unique. “Situated at the top of Sani Pass. From the lodge the views are absolutely amazing. The quiet and peaceful surrounds make the stay very worthwhile. It is a wonderful very remote site. Remember that all supplies need to come up the pass. When you consider this and you see the lodge. It is quite amazing what you get. I rate this as a solid 4 based on my expectations: the remoteness and the constant turnaround in guests to experience a unique part of Lesotho and South Africa.”
A great location sitting on the top of Sani Pass, just two hundred meters from the Lesotho border post.
Day 12, 13 and 14
Accommodation Type: Chalets
Includes: Accommodation and entrances to National Park only
Thendele Lodge is a tranquil, exclusive lodge nestled into the side of the hill with magnificent views of the Amphitheatre in the Royal Natal National Park from every window within its own secluded garden. Above the amphitheatre is Mont-aux-Sources peak where, as its name implies, the Orange river starts its long journey to the Atlantic ocean and Thukela river cascades down the face of the amphitheatre, in one of the highest waterfalls in the world, on its way to the Indian ocean.
Thendele Resort, one of the most beautiful, popular and scenic resorts, has the distinction of being the closest of the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife resorts to the high Drakensberg escarpment.
Includes: Transfer through to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
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Lesotho is an independent country with the unique characteristic of being totally surrounded by its neighbour, the Republic of South Africa.