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Live the African Dream and enjoy the big 5 in one of our premier safari bush lodges.

Enjoy private game drives in open top 4x4's getting views of the Big 5 that are a photographers dream and then enjoy the evenings at your private game lodge. You have the choice of anything from Self Catering Lodges to 34 and 5 star lodges with as luxurious an experience as you could imagine.

With world renowned destinations such as Phinda Game ReserveMadikwe Game Reserve, The Sabi Sands and the Kruger National Park, newer reserves like Nambiti in KZN, you will be treated to the best food and wines and game experiences that southern Africa has to offer.

Choose where to stay from our list of bush lodges across South Africa and Victoria Falls and Botswana.

Phinda BushBreak Specials for SA Residents Book within 14 days - 2 nts min stay

Luxury Package

The Phinda Private game Reserve in Northern Zululand is one of the Finest Game Reserves in the country. Due to it's proximity to the Indian Ocean it offers a unique convergence of numerous local ecosystems, which yield a lush and varied landscape.
Occasionally Phinda allocates a certain amount of rooms to their Bush Break Specials for SADEC residents which offer rates of up to 50% off at one of their lodges

UP TO50% off
pps from R 4 045Read More..
Cathedral Peak Range in the Drakensberg

Cathedral Peak Drakensberg, KZN. - 2 Nights/ Last Minute

Mid Range Package

Nestled in the picturesque Drakensberg Mountain Range, a World Heritage Site, Cathedral Peak Hotel features a 9-hole golf course, a swimming pool, plenty of activities for young and old, children's programmes and horseriding to name a few.
A 3 to 4 hour drive from iether Joburg or Durban will have you in one most of the most beautiful parts of Southern Africa in area the locals would call "uKhahlamba (the Barrier of Spears)" for it's formidable peaks and walls.
Cathedral Peak can be a romantic breakway destination or a family destination, it really has facilites and settings for everyone!
This 2 Night Special Includes, 2 nights Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and dinner daily with High Tea on both days. Guided walks. It is only valid for the dates: 9 - 12 August

2 Nights pps R 2 700 Read More
The Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls - Last Minute Elephant Hills/ The Kingdom Hotel - 2 nights

Mid Range Package

One of the natural wonders of the world - The Victoria Falls and it is on our very own doorstep. Shuttle transfers to The Falls are available from both the Elephant Hills and The Kingdom Hotel where we have negotiated a great 2 night stay rate which includes your flights, estimated taxes and the return airport transfers. Breakfast daily, is also included at the hotel.
This will leave you with plenty of cash to enjoy the many adventure sports and activities available in the area.
These last minute rates are valid for 11, 12, 13 March 2018 Subject to availability of O class fares with flights from Joburg.

Ele Hills ppsR 4 294Book Now

Kingdom ppsR 4 456 Book Now

Game Lodge Specials Close to Joburg

Welgevonden | Pilanesberg | Madikwe | Mabula | Waterberg | SEE ALL
Impodimo Game Lodge Last Minute (7)

Impodimo Game Lodge

fromR 3 945

Madikwe Game Reserve

Elephants are aften seen playing at the waterhole or drinking from the pool at this luxury lodge in Madikwe, just a 3.5 hour drive from Joburg.
The rate includes morning and evening game drives, all meals, local and select imported drinks. Book within 7 days

Valid From
01 June 2018
Valid To
30 Nov 2018
Ivory Tree Game Lodge Winter Special

Ivory Tree Pilanesberg

fromR 2 170

Pilanesberg Reserve

In between your morning and afternoon game drives relax in the individual thatched bungalows, each with their own private covered balconeys or enjoy a treatment at the award winning spa. The rate includes morning and evening game drives as well as all meals

Valid From
01 June 2018
Valid To
31 July 2018
All Inclusive

Imbali Safari Lodge

fromR 3 050

Kruger National Park

Each private suite has exquisite views from the spacious wooden decks and private Jacuzzi overlooking the riverbed and the plains beyond.
All local wines,beers and spirits are in included in this winter warmer special as well morning and evening game drives

Valid From
01 June 2018
Valid To
30 June 2018
Balloon safariAdventure!

Mabula Balloon Safari

per person fromR 8 380

Ideal for friends and families

If you are looking to do something out of the ordinary with your family or friends this year, a weekend adventure with Mabula and Bill Harrops original Balloon Safaris will give you a birds eye view...
Includes: Accommodation, 3 meals daily, 2 game drives, a hot air balloon safari...

Valid From
01 Feb 2018
Valid To
31 Dec 2018
Elephant on Game DrivePilanesberg

Pilanesberg Specials

fromR 2 250

Bakubung or Kwa Maritane

Kwa Maritane Bush lodge and Bakubung Bush lodge in the Pilanesberg are offering this great special which includes breakfast, dinner and 1 game drive daily. This Big 5 game reserve is only 2 hours from Joburg and "next door" to Sun City

Valid From
01 May 2018
Valid To
31 Aug 2018

KwaZulu Natal Game Lodges

3 Hours from Durban or from 3 to 6 hours from Joburg | Beach Lodges | Big 5 luxury reserves | Diving
Cathedral Peak 2 night Special

Cathedral Peak

2 nights fromR 2 700 pps

Drakensberg, KZN

Less than 4 hours from Joburg and less from Durban, this Drakensberg Hotel offers activities and views that keep visitors coming back year after year.
This 2 night package includes: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with High Tea in the afternoons. Selected Childrens activities and guided hikes are also included

Valid From
9 Aug 2018
Valid To
12 Aug 2018
Interior of one of the Thanda Tents Winter Special

Thanda Tented Camp

fromR 2 670 pps

Zululand, KZN

It may be off the grid but if you want to experience an authentic safari with lifes little luxury's, Thanda offers you award winning service to go along with the area’s natural beauty.
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner ( with selected drinks) 2 game drives daily and luxury tented accommodation

Valid From
9 July 2018
Valid To
31 Oct 2018
View from a tent at Rhino Sands Celebration

Rhino Sands Safari Camp

fromR 3 500 pps

Zululand, KZN

1 Year Anniversary Special
The Camp is an intimite and exclusive safari experience with luxury tented suites, set in the riverine forest on a peninsula of the Msunduze River in a Big Reserve......
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner, local drinks and 2 game drives daily

Valid From
27 Aug 2018
Valid To
20 Sep 2018
Isandlwana Battlefields Lodge Battlefields

Isandlwana Lodge

fromR 1 500 pps

Battlefields, KZN

Within easy reach of some of Nambiti Game reserve and close to Rorke's Drift and Anglo Boer sites.. The 12 luxury en-suite rooms all have magnificent views from their private balconies. 
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner daily with luxury accommodation and 2 Battlefield Tours

Valid From
15 July 2018
Valid To
31 Dec 2018
Amakhosi Game drive Last Minute SP

Amakhosi Safari Lodge

fromR 2 300 pps

Zululand, KZN

On the banks of Zululand’s Mkuze River in the Amakhosi Private Game Reserve, the Lodge is home to the Big Five including cheetah, 15 species of antelope, crocodile, hippo.....
Breakfast, Lunch and dinner and 2 game drives daily. 2 night min stay

Valid From
6 May 2018
Valid To
30 Sep 2018
Phinda Forest LodgeBush Breaks!

Phinda Bush Breaks!

fromR 4 045 pps

July Bush Break Specials

KZN's Premier private Big 5 reserve.
Phinda Forest Lodge: R4 045
Phinda Mountain Lodge: R4 045
Phinda Rock Lodge: R4 990
Book within 14 days of stay
South African Residents only, Minimum 2 night stay
Not Currently Available.

Valid From
1 June 2018
Valid To
31 July 2018
Elephant on Game Drive3 Nights!

Rhino River Lodge

3 nights fromR 4 860 pps

Spring Safari Special

Just 3 hours north of Durban you can enjoy morning and evening game drives and 3 meals daily. The Lodge is beautifully situated next to Msunduzi River with the Lebombo Mountains as a backdrop.
Book this early bird special now, includes 2 games drives and 3 meals daily

Valid From
01 Sep 2018
Valid To
30 Sep 2018
Nambiti Springbok Lodge Game Drive 3 Night Rate

Nambiti Springbok Game Lodge

fromR 1 400

Nambiti Game Reserve

Luxury tented accommodation in the Nambiti Game Reserve, 3 hours from Durban and 4 hours from Joburg. Easily combined with a Drakensberg stay or as a break on your way down to Durban!
Breakfast, Lunch and dinner and 2 game drives daily

Valid from:
10 June 2018
Valid To
31 August 2018
Mkuze Falls Viewing Deck 14 Day Lead

Mkuze Falls Game Lodge

fromR 1 860 pps

Zululand, KZN

The eight luxurious thatched chalets and one Safari Suite are built on raised wooden platforms and guests can enjoy spectacular views of the Mkuze Waterfall, the Mkuze River, bush and mountains.
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and 2 game drives daily. Book within 14 Days of Stay

Valid From
1 April 2018
Valid To
30 Nov 2018
Cheetah Ridge Sunset Drive Last Minute (7)

Cheetah Ridge, Nambiti

fromR 2 120 pps

Nambiti, KZN

Situated 3 hours from Joburg and 2.5 hours from Durban, this 10 Suite, luxury lodge is situated in the southern section of the Nambiti Private Game Reserve right across from the Drakensberg
Includes: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner and 2 game drives daily

Valid From
10 Jan 2018
Valid To
30 April 2018

Regional - Zimbabwe | Zambia | Botswana | Mozambique | Namibia

Vic Falls | Chobe | Okovango Delta | Houseboats | SEE ALL
Lunar Rainbow at Victoria falls 2 Nights VF

Kingdom Hotel

fromR 4 766

Vic Falls - Zimbabwe Side

A fun filled themed resort Hotel in Victoria Falls that suits all ages
Joburg/ Livingstone return Flights, with estimated airport taxes, Return airport/ hotel transfers, 2 nights in a Standard Room, breakfast daily

Valid From
5 May 2018
Valid To
27 June 2018
Lunar Rainbow at Victoria falls - 2 Nights VF

Elephant Hills

pps fromR 4 651

Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe Side

Vic Falls Resort Hotel with a Golf course
2 nights in a Standard Room, breakfast daily, Return flights from Joburg, Return airport/ hotel transfers, estimated airport taxes

Valid From
01 April 2018
Valid To
5 May 2018