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Luxury Safari   |   Whispers of South Africa   |   Available Year Round

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The sounds of Africa come to you
in soft whispers of ancient wisdom.

9 Night  Luxury Safari from $12,170 pp, based on double occupancy 

 

 

Safari Overview

Begin your journey with an overnight in The Saxon, tucked away in a tranquil and quiet suburb of Sandhurst, Johannesburg. Head off on safari into the Madikwe Private Reserve at Madikwe Hills to experience Big Five game viewing like no other in a malaria-free zone. Look forward to richly appointed accommodations and incredible scenery on your three night stay.

The next part of your safari takes you to the luxurious Leopard Hills for three nights, then finally, round off your journey in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve at Kings Camp. On your way to the Timbavati from Sabi Sand, you will stop in Hazyview at Elephant Whispers, where you will meet a herd of semi-habituated elephants. After your lunch under the shady trees, you will have the opportunity to interact with these gentle giants and then embark upon a short ride with an experienced handler at the helm. You will end up in Kings Camp for the night, where you will spend the remainder of your time enjoying amazing sightings in the Timbavati.

 

 

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance


Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg / The Saxon
Day 2: Madikwe Game Reserve / Madikwe Hills (B,L,D)
Day 3: Madikwe Game Reserve / Madikwe Hills (B,L,D)
Day 4: Madikwe Game Reserve / Madikwe Hills (B,L,D)
Day 5: Sabi Sand Game Reserve / Leopard Hills (B,L,D)
Day 6: Sabi Sand Game Reserve / Leopard Hills (B,L,D)
Day 7: Sabi Sand Game Reserve / Leopard Hills (B,L,D)
Day 8: Timbavati Private Game Reserve / Kings Camp (B,L,D)
Day 9: Timbavati Private Game Reserve / Kings Camp (B,L,D)
Day 10: Johannesburg / Departure (B) 
 

Accommodations

The Saxon

Voted the World's Leading Boutique Hotel for the last six consecutive years, The Saxon is a well-kept secret as far as Johannesburgers and International travelers are concerned. Tucked away in a tranquil and quiet suburb of Sandhurst, its tree-lined avenue disguises its close proximity to Sandburg, Johannesburg's upmarket business area.

Property Details

The Saxon epitomizes tasteful African elegance, combined with exceptional attention to detail. This lush haven of peace and tranquility is quietly nestled on six acres of undulating landscape and is a quiet retreat that seems far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. No intrusions, no interruptions, while your every request is met with quiet, discreet services that leave nothing to be desired.

Accommodation at the Saxon is designed to satisfy the most discerning traveler. A collection of 24 exclusive suites are available, including the Egoli Suites, three Presidential Suites and the Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite. All have large picture bay widows that look out over the rolling landscaped gardens or the pool area, and all have latticed shutters ensuring quiet privacy.

The Saxon’s world-class chefs ensure that guests are catered for with personalized cuisine that is prepared and presented to perfection, with attention paid to every detail. The Head Chef adheres to a fundamental philosophy of preparing only the freshest local ingredients, aiming for dishes that are colorful and experiential. Guests may choose to dine in the intimate wine cellar where impeccable vintage wines are stocked form the world’s most renowned estates. Poolside dining is also available to those who wish to soak in the luxurious view.

Madikwe Hills

Madikwe Hills is where the plains still teem with game and the acacia savannah symbolizes a paragon of beauty. Black rhino roam freely amongst the Big Five - giraffe gallop across the plains at sunset.

Property Details

At the edge of the Marico River and under a grove of Tamboti and Marula trees, you will find yourself enchanted by a world of intrigue and majestic beauty. Madikwe Hills is where the plains still team with game and the acacia savannah symbolizes a paragon of beauty. Black rhino roam freely amongst the Big Five - giraffe gallop across the plains at sunset and zebra call out to one another in the early hours of the morning.

Madikwe Hills offers eleven luxurious glass-fronted suites complete with their own verandahs and private plunge pools, each ingeniously placed amongst the boulders. The unusual, yet subtle decor integrates natural elements with colors highlighting Africa’s ambience.

A library full of verse and history awaits those yearning for knowledge of the African continent. Fables of Scorpio and Orion may be told by your ranger of Greek mythology, whilst dining in a rustic boma where dramatic and exotic flames dance to the uneven beat of life’s drum. Perhaps you will discover the navigational skills of the Southern Cross before dining in the sophistication of silverware. Breakfast on the deck is an absolute must!

For the energetic, Madikwe Hills offers a fully equipped gym and health spa and for the businessman, internet connection! Children of all ages are most welcome and are accommodated with their own game activities and where needed, nannies can be arranged to babysit.

Your suite has been designed for complete relaxation and comfort, each boasting soft sofas, voluptuous mosquito netting and cotton picot linen. Overhead fans and air-conditioning are a welcome respite from the harshness of the African heat. Salute the timelessness of Africa with a gin and tonic from your fully stocked mini bar.

 

Leopard Hills

Leopard Hills Private Game Reserve is situated in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, bordering the world famous Kruger National Park. Here the Big Five, elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo and leopard abound, and viewing them from open game drive vehicles with experienced rangers at a close proximity is their specialty.

Property Details

Leopard Hills is a five star luxury lodge, with fine dining, outstanding cuisine and an extensive wine cellar, is situated on a hilltop sanctuary overlooking a natural waterhole. Each of the eight glass fronted air-conditioned suites, with private plunge pools have spectacular views out into the bush.

The suites are generously spacious and immense in stature. Air-conditioning and overhead fans provide welcome respite against the harsh African heat. The breath-taking romantic bathrooms, which include double indoor and outdoor showers, have windows, which open to a glorious view of the passing cavalcade below. The comfortable beds are complete with beautiful crisp percale cotton linen, down duvets and pillows, and gracious mosquito netting. A special touch to each suite is the perfection of final touches provided from weather notes and African poems, to a fine array of bath salts and other bathroom amenities. An inviting lounge area is equipped with a comfortable couch and ottoman, perfect for enjoying a cup of tea or coffee while reading a novel or an environmental and leisure magazine provided in each suite.

Enjoy the privacy of the suites and salute the timelessness of Africa over a drink or snack from a fully stocked mini bar. Savor the day, either in a hammock or pool lounger outside, while listening to the tranquil sound of the surrounding bushveld. Aspects of nature have been incorporated into the suites, to provide the ultimate in luxury while experiencing Africa at its best.

 

Kings Camp

With its unique romantic ambience, Kings Camp invites guests to relax in the bushveld in fine colonial style in the world-famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve (part of the greater Kruger National Park).


Property Details

Kings Camp is situated facing an open plain savanna and waterhole, which is frequented by a wide variety of wildlife at all times of the day and night. Each of eleven thatched colonial suites are appointed with luxury amenities with your every comfort attended.

Private safaris under the guidance of a skilled ranger will prove to be an exhilarating experience for bird-watchers and tree enthusiasts as they explore the rarer sights and wonders of the bush. Any particular requests such as guided walks or tribal dances under the great African skies will be arranged with pleasure. Using the viewing deck, guests can safely soak up the stillness and serenity of the bush while keeping a sharp lookout for passing animals and birds.

 

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 Your custom safari includes:

*Signature meet and greet services
*Twice daily game drives on safari
*Elephant Whispers excursion with lunch
*Bird watching
*Guided bush walks
*Private Guides
*Most meals and beverages
*Transfers
*All Taxes and Fees

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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