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About South Africa

With 21 national parks, the Big Five, a family-friendly Malaria-free zone, and direct flights from all over the world, South Africa is a popular choice for a first safari; twice the size of France, the topography is varied enough to keep travellers coming back to explore more.

Top attractions other than the well-managed national parks are the 60 ton right whales mating and rearing their young in June, the sardine run also around June, the good-looking coastal route, the winelands and the bubbly Cape Town.

Summer: October - February; winter: May - July



Safari Properties in South Africa


Africa On Foot

Africa on Foot is located in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, which shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park and the Timbavati Game Reserve. Africa on Foot offers professional big five walking safaris and is an affordable, unfenced camp with exclusive traversing rights.

The camp has a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere where guests are encouraged to interact. The food is good and guests can expect modern cuisine mixed with traditional flair. With only five chalets, the experience on offer is intimate and personalised. 

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AM Lodge

AM Lodge is an award winning five-star lodge unlike any other in the Klaserie region. Inspired by the hues, textures and contours of the Lowveld landscape, these facets of nature are amplified through pure and simple architecture that integrates land and building. This exquisitely crafted architectural masterpiece is established in the heart of the African bush. Set apart from the main lodge to ensure privacy and tranquillity, is AM Spa in a serene haven where you indulge in the soothing treatments on offer, unwind in the Jacuzzi, work up a sweat in the fitness centre and cool down in the outdoor swimming pool before settling down on one of the sun loungers. Water features throughout the public areas of the main lodge serve as a reminder of its proximity to the Klaserie River, a lifeblood for the fauna and flora of the Greater Kruger National Park. AM Lodge is located on a private reserve in the Klaserie region at the border of the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, approximately 5.5 hour’s drive from Johannesburg, or 15 minutes from Eastgate airport at Hoedspruit with direct flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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Amakhosi Safari Lodge

Rediscover yourself and the richness of life in ‘The Place of Kings’. Situated past Pongola on the road to Nongoma, where King Goodwill Zwelethini has his palaces, Amakhosi Safari Lodge gives majestic new meaning to a royal bush experience and welcome.

Personal attention rules, from the warm hand-towels, sherry and smiles that greet guests, to the plush comfort of the six palatial thatched chalets and two Umntwana Honeymoon Suites strung along the Mkuze River. Each is angled for the ultimate privacy and has a separate lounge, a seductive step-up double bath with candles, and a bedroom opening onto a viewing deck overlooking the river, some set with a personal plunge pool. “IsiGodlo” (meaning “chiefs residence) This private house is Exclusive, private and located a leopard’s leap away from the main lodge, this hidden gem accommodates four deserving guests and offers you a share of paradise.

Relax here or in a rock-fringed lodge swimming pool and watch the flash of the Lilac-breasted Roller or Malachite Kingfisher, but when darkness falls, listen for the roar of the lions . . .

This is Big 5 territory and what you don’t view from your deck, expert guides invariably will deliver on dawn and dusk game drives.

Conversation around the fire in the boma each night is of close encounters with lionesses and playful cubs, sand-bathing elephants and streaking cheetah. But equally engrossing are the adventurous guide’s encounters with smaller creatures, from delicate bark spiders to glossy dung beetles; and anecdotes about the trees and medicinal plants of the reserve. Depending on the season, you can choose from fishing, walking, cultural and frogging safaris.

Most evenings centre on the 5* plated bush dinners produced in the Amakhosi kitchen. Guests linger contentedly on the expansive lodge deck and reconnect themselves with nature through the sounds of the bush, then retire to the friendliness of the bar, or doze around a fire pit, where traditional Zulus and later, fireflies dance.

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Ant's Hill

Ant's Hill is one of two privately owned bush homes situated on a private game reserve in the malaria free Waterberg region of South Africa. Ant and Tessa have been offering guests a completely tailor made experience for the last 16 years and spoiling them with unsurpassed flexibility.

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Ant's Nest

Ant's Nest is one of two privately owned bus homes situated on a private game reserve in the Malaria free Waterberg region of South Africa. Ant and Tessa have been offering guests a completely tailor made experience for the last 16 years and spoiling them with unsurpassed flexibility.

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Ant's Riding Safaris

Winner, 'Best Riding Operator in Africa' 2011, The Ant Collection caters for all riding abilities with no more than 6 guests of similar ability in any group, and led by two highly-qualified guides. Guided mountain biking, game drives and walks to spot the 40 species of game are also a favourite.

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Bartholomeus Klip

Bartholomeus Klip is just over an hour from Cape Town, in the heart of the Western Cape's countryside. It is a hidden gem for anyone looking to explore the winelands from a less commercial angle. It is also a haven for outdoorsy folk who like walking, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and generally enjoying a remote and stunning private nature reserve. The property is certified Fair Trade and does a huge amount for conservation and helping local communities.

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Bayethe Lodge

“By-ye-ti” or, “I salute you”, is the warm African greeting at this tented paradise at Shamwari Game Reserve, part of Shamwari Group,in the Eastern Cape. Allow nature to blanket you in the seductive tented accommodation of Bayethe Lodge. The refined tents are shrouded by the rich vegetation, providing privacy & a feeling of seclusion with views of the African bush.

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Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is a luxurious ecological oasis at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, where abundant wildlife roam free. Located only 270 km from Cape Town, it offers a distinctive wilderness experience against a backdrop of wide open plains, ancient sandstone formations and crystal clear waterfalls. The multi award-winning Relais & Châteaux Lodge is famed for its splendid luxury, generous hospitality, creative cuisine and trademark warm hospitality. Guests are accommodated in 16 comfortable guest rooms and suites, while private villa Koro Lodge offers total exclusivity. Its many international awards include a Number 1 ranking in the ‘Top 25 Resorts and Safari Camps in Africa’ category in Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List 2014. The reserve is home to over 150 kinds of birds, 755 plant species and over 35 species of mammals, and is custodian to over 130 ancient Bushman rock art sites in the reserve – some over 10 000 years old. At Bushmans Kloof guests may find solace for the soul at the Spa, engage in exhilarating outdoor activities including nature drives and walks, mountain biking, canoeing and swimming in rock pools - or do absolutely nothing but inhale the beauty and tranquillity of nature.

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Chiefs Luxury Safari Tented Camp

Globally recognised and with over 25 years experience in authentic mobile tented camp experiences, Chiefs Tented Camp is a fully inclusive mobile “safari” styled canvas tented camp which can accommodate up to 600 guests.

Authentic images of Africa provide the backdrop to what is arguably one of the finest Group and Incentive experiences in Southern Africa.

Nights under canvas, a warm log fire and the sounds of the African bush create memorable evenings which are complemented by sumptuous buffet style meals or a decadent plated service. A dedicated chef and catering team are on hand to delight our guests with some of Africa’s finest fare.

Guests now have access to some truly spectacular destinations throughout the Southern African region. Chiefs Tented Camp have access to many spectacularly beautiful National Parks, Nature Reserves, Winelands, Big Five Parks and now also in the Kruger National Park, the only question is  “Where would you want to be“? In the Namib Desert, the Okavango swamps, on an island in the mighty Zambezi, in the expansive plains of the Masai Mara or Serengeti?

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Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge

Set in the exclusive Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge was transformed by Charl Brink in 1991 into an oasis of conservation harmony with the aim of handing an uncontaminated African paradise to future generations.

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Chitwa House

In response to a growing demand for greater privacy and exclusive hospitality, we have created a treasured escape into unapologetic style in the form of the Chitwa House. Here, guests can enjoy a bush experience tailored to their every whim with the assistance of an experienced house butler and the enthusiasm of a dedicated ranger. Aside from the striking beauty of the African chic interior, the emphasis is on an element of familiarity as guests set the pace in their own private piece of Africa. Chitwa House consists of two beautifully appointed en-suite rooms with private decks and out-door showers. The common areas include a spacious common lounge and dining area and a lake-view deck with swimming pool. You can go on exciting Big 5 game drives in your own private safari vehicle with a guide and tracker.

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Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway

Created as a tribute to the unique splendour of the African Wilderness, Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway towers over the landscape combining modern African living, simplicity and an abundance of flavour, with unique wildlife experiences in the Welgevonden Game Reserve.

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De Zeekoe Guest Farm

Only 7km outside Oudtshoorn, in the Garden Route, surrounded by the famous Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains, is one of the world’s 17 "hot spots" with 3 overlapping flower zones. Surrounded by variety attractions like ostrich farms, longest wine route in the world (R 62), Cango caves, waterfalls and museums, makes this the ideal destination for a visit or a stay over in the Klein Karoo. This owner managed, 2000 hectare working farm, is malaria free and child friendly.

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Dulini Lodge

Dulini's six exquisite suites all offer private views of the Mabrak Riverbed. Dulini speaks of a deeply personal wildlife adventure: the quintessential safari experience for the sophisticated traveller. You will instantly feel at home in this quiet retreat where classic interiors enfold guests in romance and elegance.

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Duma Manzi Eco Lodge & Spa

Duma Manzi Eco Lodge & Spa is an Intimate Sanctuary offering guests the unique experience to enjoy a combination of hospitality, wellness, wildlife and nature; all working together to compliment a sense of well-being. Nestled in the forest valley, along the banks of the free flowing Mkomazi River and majestic sandstone cliffs, it allows guest to be fully immersed in nature!

Accomodating only 8 guests per day, our Eco-Spa ensures an individual experience of sheer indulgence.

Duma Manzi Eco Spa follows a holistic approach to health, combining all aspects of physical, mental and spiritual well – being to rejuvenate mind, body and soul.

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Dwyka Tented Camp

Dwyka Tented Lodge gives you an opportunity to explore the little Karoo at the malaria-free, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, part of Shamwari Group, near Cape Town along the Route 62 wine route, presenting an authentic bush experience.

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Ekuthuleni Lodge

Ekuthuleni Lodge, situated in the heart of the malaria free Welgevonden Game Reserve, invites guests to relax next to the swimming pool overlooking sweeping grassy plains, or watch the sun as it sets at the end of an African day. If the weather is cool, curl up with a book in one of the comfortable lounges before enjoying a delicious meal prepared with the freshest ingredients available. Meals can be enjoyed in the cozy dining room or on the open-air deck, sheltered from the elements by a reed awning.

 

 

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Ellerman House

Ellerman House has eleven rooms, two suites, and two private villas. Attention to detail ensures that no two rooms alike. The property boasts two lounges, a library, two dining rooms, a spa, a main pool, gym, whisky bar, and expansive outdoor space. The property is not open to the public, offering a genuine level of privacy and luxury to guests.

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Gondwana Game Reserve-Kwena Lodge

Gondwana is a private game reserve in South Africa that holds the distinction of being the only fynbos reserve in the world that’s home to free roaming Big Five game as well as endangered species like the Cape mountain zebra and black harrier among many others. Set on 11,000-hectares, its breath taking beauty will soothe and delight you with its endless mountain views and green rolling hills blanketed in colourful fynbos.

The private reserve is accessibly situated 25 minutes outside the charming coastal town of Mossel Bay and a mere four hours drive from Cape Town. George Domestic Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the game reserve (transfers provided) with daily flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town International airports. As a Garden Route game reserve, Gondwana shares the route’s idyllic climate, second most moderate in the world, and is Malaria-free, offering prime year round game viewing.

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Gorah Elephant Camp

The comparative thrill of quietly observing a passing herd of elephants while being served tea on the veranda of a stately colonial manor house is the stuff of dreams and legends – at Gorah it’s an everyday occurrence. This exclusive safari lodge recaptures the romantic mystique of authentic safaris of centuries past – the awesome natural world of Africa merged with colonial nostalgia and modern sophistication to deliver an unforgettably unique 5 star adventure. Gorah is the only private concession and Camp situated in the middle of the famous Addo Elephant National Park, home to the densest population of elephants on earth. Gorah is malaria-free and offers the Big 5.

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Grootbos Forest Lodge

Utter luxury and supreme 5 star treatment in an unbelievably beautiful setting. The privacy and peace of the individual suites is what the soul needs to truly relax. Absolutely amazing cuisine and hospitality that won't easily be equalled

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Hamiltons Tented Camp

Situated within a private concession in the Kruger National Park, Hamilton's Tented Camp reflects a safari adventure of the early twentieth century, where grace and style were the epitome of luxurious living.

Following the fine tradition of luxury in true “out of Africa” style, the journey into a bygone era inspires one to experience safari, and Hamiltons Tented Camp allows indulgence in pure luxury, combined with the sounds and smells of the African bush.

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Hayward's Grand Safari Company

Hayward’s Grand African Safari’s provides esteemed groups access into southern African wilderness areas not accessible to the general public, ensuring total exclusivity and guest comfort in bespoke, luxury tented African safari environments that are First Class and of extreme privilege.

Each 5-star rated safari camp is a once-off, sustainable, eco-friendly venue offering safari guests the ultimate in Grand Safari Experiences - legacy-building interactions with wildlife, land custodians and park wardens.

Our carefully designed Corporate Events have won numerous international awards and are designed to make an indelible impression on all who attend.

Our incredible temporary, luxury tented African safari camps are sanctuaries of peace, tranquility and intrigue that celebrate the unexplored spaces of adventurous Africa in true expedition style and provide guests with a luxury transition from a frantic workday world into a universe of calm open space and a deeper understanding of life itself. Our roots are in Africa and the company’s experience in luxury safari travel spans many decades.

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Hog Hollow Country Lodge

“If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.” Lin Yutang (1895 – 1976) Hog Hollow Country Lodge, is set on the edge of indigenous forest with breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and Tsitsikamma Mountains. Superb breakfasts are served out on the boma deck in the warmth of the morning sun, or inside by the fire on chillier days, while our scrumptious communal dinners are served in the conviviality of the candle-lit main house.

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Horizon Horseback Adventures

A completely versatile, tailormade horseback safari for any age and any level of capability.
Horizon is owner run and has been in operation for over 20 years, maintaining an exceptional reputation throughout. The quality of the horses, professionalism of the guides, and the varied riding terrain and activities, ensures Horizon's success and impressive rate of return guests.

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Inyati Game Lodge

Situated in unquestionably one of the best game viewing areas in the Africa, Inyati Game Lodge offers you the ultimate experience combining wildlife and comfort. At Inyati, the days are designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife encounters and the nights to delight you with the indulgence and romance of the African night.

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Jamala Madikwe

A Tribute to African Elegance. Owner-managed and run, Jamala Madikwe, Royal Safari Lodge offers an intimate bush experience, where personal service and attention to detail are the cornerstones of every waking moment. The lodge successfully combines colonial style and African eccentricity in a delightful marriage of opposites.
Set in the pristine 75 000 hectare Malaria-Free Madikwe Game Reserve,Jamala Madikwe is the ideal place for that ultimate safari experience.

“JAMALA” is the Swahili word for “natural elegance”. Elegant (adj.) – is defined as “graceful and stylish; pleasantly ingenious and simple”.
“SAFARI”, another Swahili word that means “journey” or “to travel”, but has come to mean so very much more. Imbued with a sense of the exotic, more typically a sense of Africa, the word safari has today become symbolic of something far more romantic; it evokes images of adventure and stylish indulgence.

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Jembisa Bush Home

A small, private safari lodge in the Waterberg, South Africa, specialising in family safaris. Unique activities include camp outs, flexible walking safaris and Junior Tracker Programme for children of all ages.

Children of all ages welcome.

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Jock Safari Lodge

Jock Safari Lodge, part of Shamwari Group,in the Kruger National Park is at the confluence of the Mitomeni and Biyamiti Rivers, between Skukuza and Malelane.

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Kariega Settler's Drift

Settlers Drift is a 5-star luxury tented lodge located in the Big 5, malaria-free Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. Kariega is a family-owned and operated 10,000 ha private game reserve that offers a combination of close up Big 5 game viewing and an expansive variety of fauna, flora and birdlife in a landscape spanning five eco-systems. Rates include all meals, beverages, safari drive twice daily, guided bush walks and river cruises. 

Settlers Drift is designed to seamlessly connect guests with the African wilderness and it’s abundance of animals and birds. The spaces created in the nine suites and lodge are unusually large and airy immulating the vastness of the spaces beyond. The décor is luxurious yet understated and the colours subdued so that the eye is continually drawn to the inspiring views and vistas of the Bushmans river and surrounding valley of mountains. Whether relaxing in your private suite or enjoying the lodge, at Settlers Drift there is always a wild animal in your sights. The connection to Africa is complete and undisturbed.

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Karkloof Safari Spa

Karkloof Spa has won The World's Finest Safari Spa Lodge.

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Kings Camp

Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kings Camp faces an open savanna plain with a waterhole, which is frequented by a wide variety of wildlife both day and night. Kings Camp offers you a haven where you can live the true African Safari in refined luxury.

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Klaserie River Safari Lodge

The Klaserie River Safari Lodge is located in the heart of the African bushveld, just
20 minutes from the town of Hoedspruit in the Limpopo province of South Africa.
It forms part of the Jabulani Private Nature Reserve within the Kruger National Park
ecosystem.
The Klaserie River flows through this reserve, with the riverine forest and Lodge
gardens providing sustenance and refuge to the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant,
rhino and buffalo) along with a myriad of other wildlife including zebra, impala,
warthog, giraffe and more than 200 bird species.
In addition to providing sustenance
and refuge to guests from every
corner of the globe, the Klaserie River
Safari Lodge offers some of the most
spectacular wildlife viewing in the
Kruger-to-Canyon Biosphere, the third
largest biosphere region in the world.
We offer a supremely relaxing
experience with air-conditioned
chalets nestled among the indigenous
trees on the river bank, allowing every
guest to savour the tranquility of the
wilderness and to delight in the sights
and sounds of the African bush in
perfect safety and comfort.
Each chalet has its own wooden
veranda with spectacular views of
the river against the backdrop of
the Blyde Mountains.

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Kosi Forest Lodge

Kosi Forest Lodge is situated in the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve. This 20-bed wilderness lodge offers the unique opportunity of exploring a pristine wetland environment by vehicle, guided canoes and boats.

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Kuzuko Lodge

Also known as the “Place of Glory”, Kuzuko Lodge is built high upon a hill in a private section of the northern part of the greater Addo Elephant National Park. It is here where breathtaking views from your private veranda are complimented by luxurious interiors and warm, attentive service. Spectacular cosmic safaris, day and night game drives and bird watching are but a few of the ways in which you can truly experience a unique and glorious place.

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Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

A vast and pristine wilderness flanking the banks of the Great Fish River in South Africa’s Eastern Cape region, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is home to a diverse array of wildlife including the ‘Big Five’, and features four intimate lodges, all Relais & Chateaux accredited

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Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

A vast and pristine wilderness flanking the banks of the Great Fish River in South Africa’s Eastern Cape region, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is home to a diverse array of wildlife including the ‘Big Five’, and features four intimate lodges, all Relais & Chateaux accredited.

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Kwandwe Melton Manor

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is a vast and pristine wilderness flanking the banks of the Great Fish River in South Africa’s beautiful Eastern Cape region. Home to a diverse array of wildlife including the ‘Big Five’, the expansive reserve features four luxurious and intimate intimate lodges. Melton Manor is a contemporary frontier farmhouse with a modern touch, showcasing a whimsical mix of old and new. Ideal for small groups of friends or families with children of all ages.

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Kwandwe Uplands Homestead

A vast and pristine wilderness flanking the banks of the Great Fish River in South Africa’s Eastern Cape region, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is home to a diverse array of wildlife including the ‘Big Five’, and features four intimate lodges, all Relais & Chateaux accredited.

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Leadwood Lodge

Tucked secretively into the lush elbow where the Sand River and the Mabrak confluence, three Leadwood suites whisper of lavish luxury in the breathtaking panorama enchanting every guest

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Leobo Private Reserve

Leobo opened on May 1st 2013 and this year has seen a very successful launch. Designed by Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens, this remarkable house is state of the art and, with sweeping 360 degree views of the bushveld and rolling Waterberg Mountains, it takes your breath away. In February this year Leobo reserve was extended by an extra 4,800 acres, bringing the overall size to 23,000 acres. The land now incorporates a mountain and 8 kilometres of river, as well as dramatic gorges, crevasses, caves and huge rock pillars. Booked exclusively and serviced by a butler, maid and chef, this property is the ultimate in decadence, privacy and sheer fun.

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Leopard Hills

Award-winning 5-star Leopard Hills is located in the western sector of the renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve, bordering the world famous Kruger National Park. The Lodge is spectacularly situated atop a rocky outcrop, offering magnificent views over the bush and an active waterhole on the plains below.

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Leopard Mountain

A Big 5 multiple award winning 4 Star lodge, set within an Endangered Species Protected Area offering peace and tranquillity with friendly hospitality. Our beautiful lodge has the most spectacular views in Zululand, from the river meandering below to the distant Lebombo Mountains.

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Mabula Game Lodge

Set against a backdrop of lush green mountainous vegetation, Mabula Game Lodge is set in one of South Africa’s finest private game reserves. Only two hours north of Johannesburg, this 12000 hectare reserve is home to an abundance of animal and bird life, including the ‘Big 5’.

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Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge

Set within 75 000 hectares of safari park, Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is situated on a rocky outcrop in the heart of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West Province of South Africa. Ingeniously set amongst boulders and age-old Tamboti trees, the private game lodge is situated in the middle of Madikwe, giving visitors a huge game drive advantage over other lodges situated on the borders of the reserve and offers visitors the most amazing South African safari adventure. Accommodating up to 24 guests in vast, well-spaced and utterly private glass-fronted suites scattered across the hillside, camouflaged by tamboti-beamed thatch roofs. Wooden walkways lit by hurricane lamps criss-cross the grounds and connect the secluded suites to the central open-plan lounge, bar, wine cellar, library and dining area up the slope, where cooling fans make slow rotations and the giant twisted trunks of leadwood trees hold up the vaulted ceiling. The total dedication and passion of the team at the Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge ensure that every guest departs with a memory of an African safari never to be forgotten. From outstanding wildlife holidays to unforgettable safari weddings and honeymoons – Madikwe offers the complete adventure in South Africa.

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Makanyi Private Game Lodge

Makanyi is a 5 star luxury lodge located in the Timbavati, which has been dubbed as “The Place Where Something Sacred Came Down to Earth”. Indeed, Makanyi Lodge itself is a heavenly place and, what’s more, it couldn’t be better located. The Timbavati is an area of prime game viewing, home to the “Big Five” as well as the infamous, albeit elusive, White Lions. We are in the Greater Kruger National Park, an area of over 2.4 million hectares in which animals roam freely and, being one of very few commercial lodges in this area, it is a truly wild and private experienc

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Makumu Game Lodge

Makumu Game Lodge is a luxurious and friendly establishment situated in the warm Klaserie Private Nature Reserve in Hoedspruit, South Africa. The 60 000 hectares of pure nature form part of the greater and famous Kruger National Park (KNP). Here you have it all, from an abundance of birdlife to the magical fauna and flora, the Klaserie offers something for all! Step into the tastefully designed African Lodge and feel welcomed home. A seamless mixture of luxury and nature awaits you at Makumu.

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Molori Safari Lodge

The word “Molori” means “to dream” in Setswana and truly captures the essence of Molori Safari Lodge, recognised throughout the world as Southern Africa’s most luxurious game lodge.

From the moment guests are greeted by singing Molori Staff members, to the highly customised wildlife encounters with Molori’s expert field guides, or enjoying a culinary adventure at the hands of one of our experienced chefs to exploring the night sky at our stargazing observatory - Molori Safari creates everlasting memories, ones which our guests carry with them for a lifetime.

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Morokolo Game Lodge

Morokolo is a boutique luxury game lodge situated in the private concession of the Pilanesberg National Park called the Black Rhino Game Reserve. We are a 2½ hours' drive from Johannesburg in the Platinum province called the North West, and a recent winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.

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Morukuru Family

Morukuru is a family of very special places, offering you a selection of the most exclusive experiences on the African continent. The family members comprise of Owner’s House, River House, Farm House, Ocean House, AtholPlace Hotel* & Villa. Sophisticated yet unpretentious homes that encourage barefoot luxury, designed to help you rediscover who you are and the people you love, in pristine areas of natural beauty. No guests, other than those handpicked by you. No rules. No pre-arranged schedules or menus -> simply an adequate quotient of well-trained staff, delicious ingredients and superlative wines. Whether you are tracking predators and facing off pachyderms in the vast 75000-ha Madikwe Game Reserve, or watching Southern Right whales nurse in the 36 000-ha De Hoop Nature Reserve, or enjoying a City Break in Johannesburg, the principle is the same: immerse yourself in primal nature, in the pampering embrace of the Morukuru family, and you feel yourself reconnect to the things that really matter. Family. Friends. Nature. And yes, you.

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Mosaic Lagoon Lodge

Place yourself between ocean, lagoon and the glistening Overberg Mountains and you will arrive at Mosaic Private Sanctuary, one of South Africa’s greatest hidden gems on the famous Cape Whale Coast. Mosaic is a boutique guest resort where time stands still and luxury is laced with earthly beauty, heavenly night skies and African simplicity. Offering luxury accommodations, beach and water activities and great food and wine

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Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge

Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge is a sophisticated 5-star haven of relaxation. Offering natural beauty and luxury accommodation, it is a perfect romantic escape for those who need to be pampered. It is home to the Big 5, over 30 animal species and is also rich in birdlife and indigenous flora. Often described as “heaven on earth”, Nambiti Hills whisks you away into the arms of nature.

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nThambo Tree Camp

nThambo Tree Camp is located in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park and the Timbavati Game Reserve. This means animals are able to roam freely throughout. The camp is eco-friendly and offers a unique opportunity to stay in a wooden cabin on stilts. nThambo is ideal for guests seeking a more relaxed, intimate safari as there are only 5 treehouses available. Each treehouse has its own balcony overlooking the wilderness and the Drakensberg mountain range. The small waterhole and splash pool in front of the lodge attracts herds of elephant.

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Pondoro Game Lodge

Nestled on the banks of the perennial Olifants River amongst the majestic ebony trees which have weathered the centuries, Pondoro offers a tranquil haven exclusively for 16 guests. The lodge is situated in the 40k ha Balule Nature Reserve, inside Greater Kruger National Park, home to an abundance of animals for excellent viewing, including the big five.

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Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa

Nestled in the heart of the malaria-free Eastern Cape, Pumba Private Game Reserve offers the ultimate in African Safari with luscious awe inspiring bush, grasslands, and of course, the formidable Big Five. Experience the wonders of an African Safari – come face to face with the graceful giraffe, the seldom seen leopard, to the mighty elephant, lion, rhino and buffalo. White Lions Just when you think you have seen them all... there is one more beautiful species for you to see at Pumba Private Game Reserve. The endangered and majestic White Lion... they will take your breath away. Complete African Wildlife Experience Pumba Private Game Reserve is also home to hyena, hippo, zebra, wildebeest, warthog and numerous species of antelope, like eland, kudu and bushbuck. All viewed from an open vehicle with experienced game rangers. For the bird lovers the nearly 317 species occurring in our geographical region will never fail to delight you.

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Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge is within a 3.5hr drive from King Shaka International Airport and a 1hr 30min drive from Richards Bay Airport.
It is situated on the western boundary of Africa’s oldest proclaimed Game Reserve Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park, Northern KwaZulu Natal. Rhino Ridge Safari lodge is the only private lodge within the park. With its four star accommodation, guests are oered spectacular scenery and
excellent safari opportunities in the heart of Big 5 territory.

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Rhulani Safari Lodge

The adventure begins the moment you arrive at Madikwe Game Reserve. An African welcome awaits you at the lodge. Rhulani means "relax" so we invite you to sit back and enjoy the African bush with us! Creating Rhulani has been both stimulating and inspirational. We set out to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, to build a modern-day refuge, an oasis of calm, a place to nourish the soul and lift the spirit. We invite you to experience the serenity and harmony of this special place with us – come celebrate nature, celebrate life.

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River Lodge (formerly Exeter River Lodge)

Enthroned in the riverine grandeur of ancient ebony trees, River Lodge exudes a sense of indulgence true to the long standing safari tradition. The enthralling elevantion of six luxurious suites, offers inspiring views over the regal Sand River to the savnnah beyond.

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River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa

Luxurious accommodation in the wine lands. Stellenbosch is the town with the finest wine estates and best restaurants. River Manor, a boutique hotel in Stellenbosch offers guests exploring the wine lands an ideal base in the historic town. Within east access of the airport and with Cape Town and its features like Table Mountain, the waterfront and Cape Point only 40 minutes drive, Franschhoek, the food and wine capital of the wine lands is only 45 kms away, River Manor and Stellenbosch are centrally located.

Luxurious rooms decorated in a colonial style rooms with the warmth of Africa offer relaxed luxury and comfort at the end of a days wine tasting, exploration in the wine lands and vineyards. Focusing on the importance of comfort of an owner run boutique hotel and spa River Manor has beautiful gardens, 2 swimming pools, wrap around verandahs and gardens provide the perfect back drop for relaxed wine tastings after a day of discovering wine estates.

A luxury spa and wellness centre offers guests a range of massage treatments based on relaxed pampering and specialized treatments with products sourced from the wine lands and made from grape extracts. Within walking distance of the centre of Stellenbosch town River Manor offers guests a wide range of dinning options, access to bars, bistros, curio shops and art galleries all within 3 minutes. Safe to walk round at night Stellenbosch offers a wide range of fine dinning, food and wine, and gourmet eating experiences.

Specialized wine tours, wine tasting in the vineyards and other tailor made wine lands experiences can all be arranged. Championship golf courses, such as Pearl Valley are within a 30 minute drive from River Manor. Golfing packages in the wine lands can be arranged.

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Royal Malewane

Royal Malewane is renowned for the truly superior nature of its safari experience. It has been repeatedly honoured in the overall 'Best Lodge in Africa' and 'Best Spa' categories of The Safari Awards. Royal Malewane is also the recipient of the coveted Chaine des Rotisseurs Blazon for its exceptional cuisine.

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Sanctuary Makanyane Safari Lodge

Luxurious accommodation, exceptional cuisine, welcoming service and thrilling game viewing combine to create an unforgettable luxury safari experience at Sanctuary Makanyane Luxury Safari Lodge, South Africa.

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Savanna Lodge

Savanna Private Game Reserve is nestled in the famous Sabi Sands Game Reserve, with only 9 suites, this exclusive 5* lodge promises to deliver exceptional levels of personal service and great attention to detail, with the focus being on delivering the perfect safari experience.

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Singita Castleton Camp

Formerly the family home of Singita founder Luke Bailes’ grandfather, Singita Castleton is an exclusive use lodge. Set within 45,000 acres of private reserve, Singita Castleton consists of a main house with communal living spaces, and accommodation located in six individual cottages within the grounds, catering for up to 12 people. It is steeped in history, capturing the spirit of the original Castleton house, giving the lodge a historical and comforting nature.

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Singita Ebony Lodge

As the original Singita lodge, Ebony stands steadfast amongst enormous trees on the banks of the Sand River in the heart of South Africa’s ‘big cat country.’ The lodge takes safari design and style to a new level with a fresh and contemporary interpretation of the classic safari lodge, combining tented camp and bush lodge style. Guests are immersed in nature with huge open spaces and interiors inspired by a combination of local tribal culture and the animal kingdom.

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Singita Lebombo Lodge

Like a collection of eagles’ nests, perched along the rugged cliff above the N’wanetsi River in the far-eastern reaches of the Kruger National Park, Singita Lebombo Lodge touches the earth lightly. The ethereal feel of the lodge and the expansiveness created by living between earth and sky offers an unmistakable sense of freedom.

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Singita Sweni Lodge

Resting lightly upon the ground within a 33,000 acre, private concession in the Kruger National Park, Singita Sweni Lodge is nestled beautifully amongst hundreds of trees at the edge of the Sweni River. In this tranquil, intimate hideaway, the decks of the lodge seem to hover in the branches, while inside, rich calming colours and textures echo the hues of the natural surroundings.

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Steenberg Hotel

Situated on the Cape’s oldest registered farm, Steenberg offers an idyllic setting; a mere 20-minute drive from the centre of Cape Town in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Steenberg Hotel rests in the Constantiaberg amphitheatre of the Table Mountain range. The original farm werf resonates with the history of the Cape as it was the very first farm granted by Simon van der Stel, to the feisty Catharina Ras, in 1682

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Tanda Tula Safari Camp

Situated in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park, Tanda Tula is one of South Africa’s most luxurious tented bushveld lodges offering guests unforgettable wildlife viewing, warm hospitality and award-winning cuisine. Tanda Tula specialises in overnight walking safaris.

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The Outpost in Kruger NP

The Outpost lies in the Makuleke Contractual Park, part of the Kruger National Park. It is a vast and remote wilderness area bordered to the north by the Limpopo River and Zimbabwe and to the east by Crooks Corner and Mozambique.

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Thonga Beach Lodge

Thonga Beach Lodge is set on the secluded Mabibi Bay, in the heart
of the iSimangaliso (formerly Greater St Lucia) Wetland Park, an
internationally recognized World Heritage Site. With direct access
onto the pristine shores of the Maputaland coast, this lodge is the
ideal place to discover one of the last unspoilt and undeveloped
wilderness beaches left on the African continent.

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Three Trees at Spioenkop

Spectacular scenery, locally grown farm-style fare, exquisite linen and superb hosts makes this lodge the ideal environment in which to escape and unwind. Be spellbound by great storytelling about the battle of Spioenkop, set your heart racing while tracking rhino on foot or explore the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains.

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Tuningi Safari Lodge

Set in the rolling hills of the 75 000 hectare malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, Tuningi Safari Lodge proudly showcases this African success story in magnificent style!

Tuningi’s exclusivity is emphasised by the limited number of rooms, allowing a total of only 16 guests at the Lodge at any time. The superior accommodation is enhanced by an impressive Big 5 safari experience and personalised service in a friendly and relaxed environment.

The Lodge welcomes children and in doing so, avails them of the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature, wildlife and our delicate eco-system first-hand.

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Zwartberg View Mountain Retreat

Zwartberg View is arguably the most unique game lodge in South Africa...the game comes out of the bush every night to drink and some species to get additional feed right around the main deck. It is not uncommon for guests to eat dinner surrounded by six species of big game, and later, small predators visiting the feeding table - the property is a private nature reserve and guests can take guided or unguided walks along marked trails into some of the most wonderful karoo scenery and encounter as many as nine species of game,including giraffe and zebra amongst one of the richest floral kingdoms in the world.

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