Lions and Landscapes

Code: Lions and Landscapes
8 NIGHTS - 9 DAYS
Category:
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  • elephantwhispers
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Perfect combination of the Big 5 in Kruger, Panoramic sceneries, luxury tented safari experience at Sausage Tree with a unique Elephant Whispers experience.

NEAREST AIRPORT Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit) / Phalaborwa Airport
COUNTRIES South Africa
HIGHLIGHTS
Kruger National Park Panoramic Route
Elephant Whispers Shangana Cultural Experience
DESTINATIONS
Limpopo
Mpumalanga

 

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Day 1, 2 & 3 – Kruger National Park

Accommodation Type: Chalets

The Kruger National Park is the ultimate place to go on safari in search of the Big 5.
The Kruger’s unspoiled and untamed environment stirs deep emotions and enables you to experience wild Africa just as you imagined it. Explore South Africa’s premier game viewing destination in style by going on one of our recommended tailor-made tours in order to spot the Big 5 and perhaps even the Little 5. Not only that, but you’ll learn about the most fascinating things that you never stopped to think about – insects, bird life, ecosystems and topography.

The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa and one of the world’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries. It is approximately the same size as Israel or Wales and covers 20,720 square kilometers. It extends 350km from north to south and 60km from east to west. There is something intensely magical about spending a night under the African stars next to a crackling fire with nothing but the sounds of the bush and the smell of truely South African cuisine.

Skukuza Restcamp

Skukuza is the Kruger National Park’s largest rest camp and administrative headquarters. It is situated on the southern banks of the Sabie River. The camp is well foliaged and there are some lofty trees along the river’s edge. Activities and facilities are diverse, as are the animals and plants found both within the camp and in the surrounding areas.

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Day 4 & 5 – Mount Sheba Resort – Panoramic Route

Accommodation Type: Lodging

Enroute to Mount Sheba.. a Memorable Encounter at Elephant Whispers

Elephant Whispers are dedicated to securing the future of the African Elephant, and welcome people of all ages to share in the excitement of close encounters with these magnificent creatures. Experience the privilege of little Lindiwe’s compassionate nature, witness Medwa’s remarkable memory and enjoy the thrill of interacting with Tembo. The interaction with the elephant offers you the opportunity to touch the elephant, exchange trunk greetings and offer tasty treats. Experienced Elephant Handlers share their in-depth knowledge of fascinating elephant behaviour. Your visit to Elephant Whispers ensures these six incredible mammals continue in their important role as wildlife ambassadors for their own kind.

And a Shangana Cultural Experience

Shangana has been created and built by local Shangaan people, and forms a place of great pride, a way of preserving a rich heritage and an example of South Africa’s great cultural diversity Midway between the Blyde River Canyon and the southern Kruger National Park, the residents of the traditional villages of Shangana invite guests to share in the way of life of the Shangaan people. The picturesque villages are set in the shade of ancient trees in a reserve of forest and grassland, and are open every day. A bustling African market village forms the centre of Shangana, where local craftspeople make and trade their craft. From here, trained guides lead guests down to villages on daytime tours.

About Mount Sheba …

Sleepily tucked away amongst the mountains above the historic mining town of Pilgrims Rest lies Mount Sheba Country Lodge. Surrounded by indigenous forests this up-market lodge resort is an ideal retreat yet lies in easy distance to some on Mpumalanga’s superb tourist attractions including ‘God’s Window’, the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Potholes and of course the Kruger National Park. This twenty-five suite lodge offers all the necessary trimmings needed for that well earned, relaxed getaway or professional business seminar. The beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms with private patios offer panoramic views allowing the beauty of the surroundings to be enjoyed from the comfort of your room. The cozy bedroom fireplaces are a perfect place to snuggle up with a book on chilly winter nights and your every comfort is catered for.

The Panoramic Route …

We can visit places such as Pilgrim’s Rest, Waterfalls, God’s Window & Blyde River Canyon…
Situated on the Drakensberg escarpment in Mpumalanga is God’s Window. Just one look down and you will begin to understand why it is called “God’s Window”. With magnificent views, canyons, rock formations and waterfalls, God’s Window is truly an area of breathtaking scenic splendour. It is no wonder that Mpumalanga is known as Paradise Country! Gods Window is so called for the panoramic view of the Lowveld more than 900 m down into lush indigenous forest clad ravine. The majestic cliffs plunge over 700 meters to the Lowveld and the private game reserves which have made the area one of South Africa’s main wildlife destinations. God’s Window is a small part of a 250km long earthwork of sheer cliffs and extravagant beauty. One can observe the hills and forests as far as the eye can see. In fact, it seems as if one can see forever! Viewing sites are provided along the length of the spectacular Blyde River Canyon including God’s Window, and there are numerous fantastic walks, hiking, horse and mountain bike trails. From the parking area a very steep stepped footpath along the edge of the escarpment leads to the actual view points.

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Day 6, 7 & 8 – SAUSAGE TREE SAFARI CAMP

Set in the Balule Nature Reserve, Sausage Tree Safari Camp promises rich game viewing and spectacular views, as our boundary with Kruger National Park is open and the Northern Drakensberg Mountains form a majestic back drop. This family-owned and operated Safari Camp pride itself on the warm atmosphere offered, delicious food, beautiful views and African style safari tented accommodation. Our unassuming Camp promises an intimate nature experience in a relaxing environment where you can unwind, kick your shoes off and be yourself. Enjoy lantern lit dinners in our boma or on our open deck under the star studded African sky. Breakfast and lunch is served on the open deck with views of the bush and waterholes frequented by a variety of resident animals. Sunrise and sunset safaris in open 4 x 4 vehicles are the highlights of the day. With our professional field guides, visitors can go in search of some of Africa’s famous variety of mammal and bird life, such as Giraffe, Zebra, African Fish Eagles, Vultures and the notorious Big 5 – Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo.

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Day 9 – Home

 

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