South Africa Garden Tour 2014
Wednesday October 8th to Thursday October 23rd, 2014
October 8 & 9, 2014
October 10, 2014
October 11, 2014
October 12, 2014
October 13, 2014
October 14, 2014
October 15, 2014
October 16 & 17, 2014
October 18, 2014
October 19, 2014
October 20, 2014
October 21 & 22, 2014
Tidbits of Information
October 11th Hazyview to Kapama River Lodge Private Game Reserve
in Greater Kruger National Park
On our way to the lodge we will make stops at God's Window
and Bourke's Luck Potholes.
We arrive at the Lodge, enjoy lunch then do our first game
drive. You will enjoy two glorious nights in your SPA Suite. The
spa suites are positioned a little way from the lodge to ensure
additional privacy and proximity to the spa for unique African
spa treatments. Expansive glass doors and frameless windows
allow unobstructed bush views, including from the bathroom. It
will be hard to leave your room but you have game drives to
enjoy. You cannot begin to know what it is like to be so close
to these beautiful creatures as they roam freely around you.
You will never forget this experience. The big five are here -
lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard...and we saw them all
except for the rhinos who wanted to stay in the water rather
than come out to visit us.
About the Game Drives:
The day starts with an early wake-up call between 5am and
5:30am. Tea, coffee and snacks are enjoyed together before
heading out at first light. While seeing big game is always
exhilarating, there are many other smaller species that are also
captivating, and birding enthusiasts will be delighted at the
approximately 350 species of birds recorded on the reserve.
Halfway through the game drive, there’s a stop for hot drinks
and snacks, before returning to the lodge at around 9am for a
full breakfast. Throughout the day, it’s likely you will see
wildlife around the lodge – nyala antelope and vervet monkeys
are frequent visitors, though seeing some of the Big Five is
also not uncommon.
At around 3:30pm, everyone gathers for tea/coffee, cakes,
pastries and other snacks before heading out with your ranger
and tracker for the afternoon game drive through the reserve. En
route, you’ll stop for a sundowner drink (these are extra if you
choose to have one) and have a chance to stretch your legs as
you watch the sun set over the distant peaks of the Drakensberg
As darkness falls, the nocturnal animals of the bush come out.
The skilled tracker will scan the landscape using a spotlight,
which illuminates animals’ eyes. A variety of completely
different species can be seen on the night drive back to the
lodge. Arrival is at the lodge is usually around 7pm, allowing
time to freshen up before enjoying a sumptuous dinner.
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