25 October 2016
Three into one really does go on this wonderful safari holiday in South Africa. There is nothing quite like the thrill of going on big game drives and you will have a great chance to get up close to all the wild animals while staying at three separate luxurious camps. Flying from Johannesburg, your first stop is the Madikwe Game Reserve then it's on to Leopard Hills in the world famous Sabi Sands reserve boarding the huge Kruger National Park before ending your exciting adventure at Kings Camp in the private Timbavati reserve.
Your safari trip begins when you fly by small plane from Johannesburg to Madikwe. Don't forget to pack light as the planes have a 15kg luggage allowance per person in a soft sided bag. On arrival you will be driven to Madikwe Hills. Situated in the spectacular malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve and covering more than 185 000 acres of true untamed Africa, this is a place where the plains still team with game and wild dog roam freely. The Lodge offers 10 ultra-luxurious glass-fronted suites complete with their own verandah and private plunge pools are ingeniously placed among the boulders.
A full day to experience Madikwe and all that it has to offer. Begin with your early morning game drive seeing the animals at their most active then return to the camp for a delicious brunch. In the afternoon you have the chance to relax and soak up the sun beside your private plunge pool overlooking the wilds of Africa. Enjoy another game drive in the evening then finish the day with a dinner under the stars.
Another glorious day in the African bush with more morning and evening safaris when you could well spot the famous and rare Wild Dogs of Madikwe. Relax around the pool during the heat of the day and later experience another dinner under the stars and swap stories with fellow guests. At Madikwe you should have a good chance of seeing all of the Big Five - rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant.
A change of scenery today from the luxury of Madikwe Hills to the luxury of Leopard Hills in the world famous Sabi Sands game reserve. You will fly back to Johannesburg then after a quick change of planes fly north to the edge of Kruger National Park. You will be driven from here to your home for the next three nights, Leopard Hills Game Lodge. This exclusive lodge is situated in the ‘Big 5’ Sabi Sand Game Reserve and with only eight luxurious air-conditioned glass-fronted suites, complete with their own verandah and private plunge pools, it offers exclusive privacy.
Excellent game viewing, high service standards, delicious cuisine and a warm atmosphere ensure a memorable safari experience at Sabi Sands which is famous for its spectacular sightings of leopards, and perhaps today will be the day that you get lucky and see this most elusive of the Big Five on your morning and evening game drives. Back at the lodge you can relax in the luxury of your suite and enjoy the spectacular views of the bush in between cooling off in your own private plunge pool.
Leopard Hills offers much more than safaris. Facilities at the lodge include an extensive library with internet access, a traditional Shangaan boma, a fully stocked wine cellar and a curio shop. The treatment sala offers an array of pampering massages and the gym is very popular with guests who can work up a sweat on the various machines overlooking the bush below. More early and late game drives today before a sumptuous dinner back at the lodge.
A shorter journey today as you drive from Sabi Sands to the nearby reserve of Timbavati and your final days of excitement and relaxation at Kings Camp. This camp is situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park. With only 11 thatched air-conditioned suites, Kings Camp reflects the charm and romance of a Colonial past in a pristine corner of unspoilt Africa. It faces an open savanna plain with a waterhole, which is frequented by a wide variety of wildlife day and night.
Another day to enjoy life in the African bush around Kings Camp with your morning and afternoon game drives when the animals are at their most playful and active and the chance to relax in your luxurious suite during the hot part of the day. Another good chance of seeing some or all of the Big Five and in the evening swap stories with other guests as you enjoy your final dinner of the safari.
Your South African adventure comes to an end today when you leave Kings Camp and fly back to Johannesburg airport. This great three-centre safari holiday makes a great introduction to life in the Bush and is also perfect for seasoned safari-goers and will leave you with so many wonderful memories. It also makes a great add on to any longer holiday in the Rainbow Nation.
Luxury fr £4482pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated