SAFARI-THE WHISPERS OF AFRICA

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

9 Night  Luxury Safari > 

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. 


Luxury Safari expeirence as posted from $12,970 pp, based on shared accommodations. 

This trip is 100% customizable!


Have a group of 6 or more?  Ask about group pricing.

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Suggested at a Glance Itinerary

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) 



JOHANNESBURG | THE SAXTON

The Saxton Hotel, Villas and Spa

YOUR SOUTH AFRICAN EXPERIENCE BEGINS HERE IN JOHANNESBURG


At the heart of the City of Gold, beneath the warm sunshine in the opulent, tree-lined suburb of Sandhurst, lies the enchanting Saxon Hotel. A uniquely perfect blend of rich cultural history and contemporary five-star service, the Saxon is situated on ten acres of magnificent indigenous gardens, providing a private and peaceful retreat like no other.

Holistic Wellbeing

Enter the Holistic Haven from the lower level, and step into an oasis of calm. Hydro facilities, water features, outdoor stones and gardens welcome you to immerse yourself in blissful  tranquility. 


The spa suites offer absolute privacy and gives couples a romantically intimate setting to enjoy a bathing ritual, followed by a light platter and sparkling wines. Eden, our aptly named glass-enclosed couples’ treatment room, is set amongst the outdoor spa gardens.

Luxury Suites and Villas

Drenched in warm African sunlight, and luxuriously furnished in the Saxon’s signature African style, the Luxury Suites exude an atmosphere of elegant tranquility.  Serene in marble and light wood, the décor brings in subtle geometric prints and plush furnishings interspersed with novel Eastern influences and African artefacts. The suite has a king size bed, separate bathroom with bath and walk-in shower. The open plan layout includes a lounge and dining area with business desk and iPod docking station.


The shutters open to views of the garden, city skyline and pool terrace.

MADIKWE GAME RESERVE | MADIKWE HILLS

In the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve

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


Madikwe Game Reserve is home not only to the Big Five of Africa (Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and Leopard), but also to a wealth of over 66 mammal species, including the rare African Wild Dog, as well as Cheetah, Eland, Kudu, Giraffe and a range of more than 300 resident and migratory species of birds.

The Big Five up close and personal

Home not only to the Big 5 of Africa, but also to a wealth of other fascinating creatures, including the rare Wild Dog, the  team at Madikwe Hills will show you Africa’s wonderful wildlife, and fulfill your every wish. 


Explore the wonders of the African bush in state of the art open game vehicles with bucket seats and fold-down armrests ensuring your optimum safety and comfort.


On Morning Game drives, you may choose to experience an up close and personal glimpse of the African bush on foot with a gentle bush walk through the bush back to the Lodge. This experience provides exceptional close encounters with the smaller inhabitants of this wilderness.


Or, make your safari experience exclusively yours by booking a private vehicle where the experience is yours with no mixed groups, no competing for views with other guests, and no conflicting interests. You have maximum flexibility, comfort and wildlife viewing. Your safari time is yours and you decide the length of your drive, what animals you would like to see and where you would like to traverse (within the allocated traversing rights). Your ranger will be completely devoted to you and your party! 

Opulent Suites and Villas

Suites shown and priced. 


Madikwe Hills Main Lodge boasts 10 supremely spacious and luxurious suites which are very hard to leave. A cosy living room with huge slate-clad chimney (perfect to snuggle up in front of an open fire on cooler nights) leads into the peaceful bedroom with a gigantic pillow-strewn four-poster bed draped in generous layers of muslin, from where it’s possible to lie and gaze in wonder as herds of wandering animals make their way to the watering hole. 


Throw open all the floor-to-ceiling windows and retreat to a sunbed in the shade of an acacia tree, or grab a towel and jump into your own personal plunge pool for the ultimate in relaxed game viewing – you’ll be amazed at what passes by just a hundred feet or so from your deck.


As the sun goes down, there’s nothing better than a candle lit bath open to the elements. Some nights, you may even find a freshly run bath when you return to your room, a trail of rose petals leading the way.

Reconnect with Nature, Recover & Relax…

Enjoy a unique spa treatment based on the concept of fusion of ancient healing tradition, philosophies and rituals from Africa...


“When you touch the soil of our land, you feel a sense of personal renewal”


NELSON MANDELA INAUGURATION SPEECH 1994


Set the mind at ease and embrace the energy of the bush. Experience Safaris with a soul of Africa. From our enchanting world, secrets are revived and re-created to bring you, a unique spa concept based on a fusion of ancient healing tradition, philosophies and rituals from Africa.


In holistic therapy, our body “energy” is the universal life force that governs personal well-being and vitality. The signature treatments available at Madikwe Hills concentrate on establishing and maintaining a balance between our body energies.


The wellness range, Wisdom of Africa, blends indigenous botanical ingredients from all over the continent of Africa, that nurture mind, body and spirit. They give us an idea of African healing traditions and a chance to re-awaken, and to touch the inner self again.

SABI SAND GAME RESERVE | LEOPARD HILLS

Award-winning Leopard Hills

Located in the western sector of the renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve, bordering the world famous Kruger National Park, the Lodge is perfectly set on a rocky outcrop, offering magnificent views over the bush and an active waterhole on the plains below.


The Reserve comprises over 10,000 hectares of incredibly diverse ecosystems making Leopard Hills the ideal destination to view plentiful game in its natural habitat. Here the Big Five, (Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard), abound and viewing them at close proximity.


The five-star luxury lodge features eight exquisite renovated and redecorated glass-fronted, air-conditioned suites, each with private plunge pool and superb views over the African bush. Sensational game-viewing and a wide variety of activities, along with outstanding fine dining, attended to by professional and friendly staff; all create the safari experience of a lifetime.


Facilities at the lodge include an extensive library with internet access, a traditional Shangaan boma, a fully stocked wine cellar and a curio shop that have all recently undergone extensive refurbishments.


Work up a sweat in the fully equipped gym overlooking the bush below or enjoy an array of pampering massage treatments in the private glass-fronted sala offering spectacular views from its carefully chosen vantage point off the main pool deck.

Your days in the African Bush

The more productive times to enjoy game viewing is first thing in the morning before the heat of the day kicks in, and late afternoon as the day starts to cool down ensuring further animal movement. 


During the heat of the day when the animals have retreated to the shade for some respite, you get to enjoy a light lunch and time to relax around the camp, or cool off in your private plunge pool before enjoying the next round of spectacular game viewing.


Not only do you get to see amazing wildlife on your morning drive, but you will enjoy a steaming cup of coffee and biscuits, in the middle of the African bush, while welcoming the new day. On your late afternoon drive you will stop at a special site to watch the sun set and toast to a spectacular days safari.


Darkness brings about a time of both danger and respite in the bush which allows you to possibly spot smaller carnivores like Genet or Civet not usually seen by day. This is also the time when most predators hunt so your evening game drive could potentially be the most exciting of all.


For more energetic guests really wanting to work up an appetite before their hearty breakfast, guided bush walks or trails are offered half way through your morning drive or in place of your morning drive. Here your guide will show you many fascinating things and tell you a secret or two about the bush.

From Your Luxurious Glass Fronted Suite

Built on a hill overlooking a natural waterhole, Leopard Hills boasts eight newly renovated and exquisitely decorated luxurious glass-fronted suites. Complete with their own sundeck and rock plunge pool, the suites offer superb views of the African bushveld beyond.


The suites are generously spacious and immense in stature with air-conditioning and overhead fans. The breathtaking romantic bathrooms include double indoor and outdoor showers, which open to a glorious view of the passing cavalcade.


The comfortable beds are fitted 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 with breathtaking views over the bush creates the ideal setting to relax with a book or while away the afternoon with a pair of binoculars in the comfort of your air-conditioned suite, a wonderful reprieve from the heat of the midday sun. Enjoy the privacy of your suite and salute the timelessness of Africa over a drink or snack from your fully stocked mini-bar. Savour the day in your hammock or pool lounger outside, whilst listening to the tranquil sound of the surrounding bushveld.


Elements of nature have been incorporated into your suite, to provide the ultimate in luxury while experiencing Africa at its best.

TIMBAVATI PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE | KINGS CAMP

A refined safari camp immersed in natural surroundings

Reflecting the charm and romance of a bygone era in a pristine corner of unspoilt Africa.  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.


As part of the greater Kruger National Park, which covers an area of 2.2 million hectares, this Timbavati safari lodge is a wildlife haven boasting a diversity of animal life including the Big 5. The reserve is also home to the famous white lions. With 100 km² of bush to traverse, you have plenty of space to explore the endless variety of Africa’s wildlife in an open Land Rover or on foot.

Explore abundant Beauty at your own pace

Look forward to twice daily game drives in custom-designed safari vehicles, night drives with a spotlight in search of nocturnal creatures, guided bush walks and specialised bird watching safaris with expert guides. The Timbavati is especially well known for its frequent elephant sightings, as well as leopard and rare African wild dog. It is also home to over 350 bird species, making it a must-see destination for keen bird watchers.

Elegant Luxury

With exquisite interiors inspired by an era of exploration, the 6 generous Luxury Suites  and 1 Family Suite are the pinnacle of Timbavati accommodation. The walls are adorned with historical relics and traditional artwork, offering the sensation of a time long past. Far away from the buzz of the city, it’s easy to get lost in the blissful silence. Stretch out on the expansive four-poster, king-sized bed, draped in a regal mosquito net, and fall asleep to the sounds of the bush.



TRIP INCUSIONS

Whispers of South Africa

This package gives you a direct experience in each of the following locations:


1 night Johannesburg at the Saxton Hotel

3 nights at Madikwe Game Reserve at Madikwe Hills

3 nights at Sabi Sand Reserve at Leopard Hills

3 nights at Timbabati Private Game Reserve at Kings Camp

8 days of All-Inclusive Meals

1 breakfast on day of departure


Additional Inclusions

Private Meet and Greet Services upon arrival

Private car transfers to all destinations via luxury sedan

Group Game Safari experiences

All taxes

Airport transfers at departure


From $12,970 pp, based on shared accommodations, customized for 2 travelers. 

Have a group of 6 or more?  Contact us for discounted pricing. 


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