Discover the very best of Africa. Your safari starts at the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, named for the Sabie and Sand Rivers which flow through it. It is renowned for its wildlife density and predator interactions, and seldom will a visitor not see the Big Five. Stay at Singita Boulders Lodge, which echos Africa’s raw natural beauty, and delight in the fact that your visit is having positive impact, as it contributes to numerous conservation initiatives and community empowerment programs.
On day 4 travel to Thornybush Game Reserve; part of the Greater Kruger National Park and famed for its huge variety of wildlife including the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. Experience an array of activities is included in a stay including game drives, camping, 4×4 adventures, craft workshops, archery and wellness programs designed to each individual guest.
From day 9 to 16, enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of Kisawa Sanctuary; a new environmentally sensitive retreat, perfect for families and couples alike.
– Sabi Sand Game Reserve
– Singita Boulders Lodge
– Thornybush Game Reserve
– Kubili House
– Bazaruto Archipelago
– Kisawa Sanctuary
The Sabi Sand Game Reserve, named for the Sabie and Sand Rivers which flow through it, is renowned for its wildlife density and predator interactions; seldom will a visitor not see the Big Five. Although it shares a fenceless boundary with Kruger National Park, much of the wildlife in the Sabi Sand stays more or less in the reserve. Over the years, the animals have become used to the presence of safari vehicles, resulting in close encounters, particularly with the elusive leopards.
Roaming packs of African wild dogs, territorial lions, and large herds of elephants are also signature sightings. As well as having a consistently high density of wildlife, the reserve’s conservation ethos keeps vehicle numbers to a minimum at wildlife sightings. This offers a more exclusive safari experience while ensuring the welfare of the habituated animals. Being in the private reserve generally affords more flexibility with opportunities to off-road, enjoy night drives and bush walks, all of which make visiting this area a truly unique experience.
Singita Boulders Lodge is found on the boulders-strewn banks of the Sand River. The lodge provides a continuous connection with the prolific wildlife and birdlife for which Sabi Sand is so well known.
Rustic, handmade furnishings made from fossilised tree stumps, slabs of solid stone, wrought iron and leather are balanced with the soft, sensual feeling of a sheep-skin rug, natural flax bed linen and cloud-like cotton towels. These subtle layers of luxury blend soulful, sensual Africa with high design to instil a sense of tranquillity, to ease guests into the rhythm of safari life.
Providing access to 45,000 acres of untouched wilderness in Singita Sabi Sand in South Africa, Boulders Lodge is known for frequent leopard sightings and exceptional game-viewing while exploring the rich animal and birdlife on guided game drives and bush walks.
In addition to game drives and guided safari walks, other activities include wine experiences, stargazing, the boutique & gallery, the swimming pool, fitness and wellness centres, and a variety of family friendly activities.
River Suites (One-Bedroom). Each of the contemporary retreat’s 12 glass-fronted suites offers the utmost privacy, ultra-spacious interiors and heated pools, with handmade furnishings and soft, natural fabrics mirroring the breathtaking scenery outside. Each suite has an ensuite bedroom, sitting room and game viewing deck with private plunge pool. River suites are found along the river facing stretch of the property.
Thornybush Game Reserve is part of the Greater Kruger National Park and is famed for its huge variety of wildlife including the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. This 34,500 acre private reserve recently dropped fences with its neighbors, allowing animals to move freely across a huge expanse of protected wilderness. Being in the private reserve affords guests an exclusive game viewing experience, with a limited number of lodges and visitors. This allows for intimate, uncrowded encounters with wildlife.
The game density is excellent, especially lion and leopard, and guests are able to get as close to the action as possible. Bush walks and night drives offer an exciting way to encounter wildlife.
Kubili House is a private residence set within Thornybush Game Reserve, in the Limpopo province of South Africa, part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Guests are promised an outstanding wildlife viewing experience, but also promised much much more.
Kubili House offers a safari lifestyle and not just the experience. Game drives accompanied by a personal field guide and tracker are available at any time. The style is discreet and tailored specifically to guest requirements.
An array of activities is included in a stay including game drives, camping, 4×4 adventures, craft workshops, archery and wellness programs designed to each individual guest. The concierge will happily put together an individualized program with emphasis on flexibility should the guest change their mind at any point.
The house includes five bedrooms, three swimming pools, a spa and steam room, a private game viewer, and three fully equipped camping vehicles. The house is directly situated on the bank of the largest dam in the reserve which is the main watering hole in the north of the reserve, providing a consistent flow of animal activity viewable from any of the many decks.
Covering 1,320 km2 (510 mi2), the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago sit inside a stunning marine environment that provides unique aquatic and terrestrial habitats. The four main islands are formed of pale, sloping sand beaches that dip gently into exquisite azure coloured waters.
Swim with dolphins, experience the annual migration of humpback whales, sail on traditional dhows, dive impressive coral walls, snorkel and try to spot endangered Dugongs. This pristine national park is an aquatic wonderland and the Robinson Crusoe-esque islands are some of the most picturesque in the Indian Ocean, rivaling those of the Seychelles and Mauritius.
Kisawa is a new environmentally sensitive retreat, perfect for families and couples alike. It stretches over 300-hectares (740 acres) with 5 kilometers of beachfront, where there is coastal forest and sand dunes, and the founder Nina Flohr is both creative director and entrepreneur and behind this creative and sustainably built property.
The resort was designed to have a light touch on the land, be at one and intertwine with the surroundings, be environmentally conscious and celebrate the culture of Mozambique.
Leading onto this, the resort is happy to organise beach picnics and dune top cocktails at sundowner time. The second is at The Cove Mussassa which is a relaxed, all day outdoor beach cafe, serving light lunches and fresh salads as well as the catch of the day. And lastly the Barraca Restaurant serves Mozambican dishes with South Indian flavours and is a perfect place to enjoy the sunset views. The easiest access to the restaurant is by the Kisawa dhow.
There is even a customised Tuk Tuk Pizza truck for fresh oven pizza, enjoyed under the stars.