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Experience an oasis of calm in the wilds of the world-renowned game reserve. Situated in the heart of the true South African bush, you can immerse yourself in the untamed landscape of a pure safari experience. You can stare at the glittering night sky, and relax your senses or share good times with family and friends in your lodges’ tranquil setting. Indulge yourself with a sensory holiday and create an unforgettable experience of the real Africa!
During this safari, you can choose to stay at Galago Camp or Vuyatela Lodge.
Galago Camp has five en-suite bedrooms, suitable for groups of up to 10 guests. The main building is a converted bush house with lovely pool and garden. All rooms are air-conditioned and ensuite. It includes both indoor and outdoor cooking facilities.
Each of the five suites at Vuyatela are designed in the traditional African kaya-style. All five suites comprise a bedroom, dressing room, bathroom, air conditioning, fan, and mosquito net. A private lounge is separated from the bedroom by an expansive teak deck. Glass doors open the indulgent bedroom to the view from the deck and the pristine African savannah. Four-poster king-size beds dominate the airy bedrooms, while spa baths and outdoor showers complete the ultimate indulgence. Each chalet has its own open deck where, if you’re lucky, you might catch a leopard stealing a drink of water.
High-design furnishings sit comfortably alongside traditional mosaics and wall murals painted by local Shangaan villagers. The lodge embraces an indoor-outdoor atmosphere, making the most of the lovely South African climate. The main building opens onto the flowing decks overlooking a massive watering hole, where you can often catch herds of elephant enjoying a mud bath or fall asleep to the grunting of the resident herd of hippos.
A specifically designed, suspended birdwatching tower is perched into the trees surrounding the main building, providing the prefect gazing post. A traditionally styled boma, which juts out over the surrounding bush, is the ultimate nook for a drink around the fire. If you’d like to spend some time working away some of that remaining stress, a gym and relaxation room are just a few steps away. A library featuring wireless internet and a wide collection of reference books and websites is available to learn more about your surroundings. The kitchen facilities are of a high commercial standard, ideal for those that want to conjure up feasts.
Whether you are staying at Galago Camp or Vuyatela Lodge, you will be presented with two game drives per day and optional walking safaris.
You will go on morning and evening game drives with a tracker and qualified ranger. They will take you through the reserve in specially designed game-drive vehicles, and do their utmost to deliver the finest game viewing opportunities. After a hearty breakfast, a bushwalk with one of Djuma Private Game Reserve's experienced rangers will offer you the opportunity to take a closer look at your wild surrounds.
As the dawn begins to break at the start of another magical day in the African bush, you will awaken to the sound of the wildlife's morning chorus from the Vuyatela waterhole when they return from their nightly forage. After wiling away the heat of the day in the comfort of your air-conditioned room, it is time once again to head out into the wilds with your ranger and tracker to explore yet more magical sights that Djuma Private Game Reserve has to offer.
After stopping to watch the sunset over the distant mountains with a glass of something cold in hand, it is time to continue on into the darkness, a thrill in the air and an expectation with every breath. You will return to the lodge to freshen up and have a chat around the roaring fire in the boma, discussing the events of the day.
For the more adventurous, you can take a walk on the wild side with your ranger where there is a wealth of information he will share with you when you take the time to have a closer look at your wild surrounds. You will take an insight into your ranger's knowledge of how to determine the freshness of animal tracks, and search the undergrowth for telltale signs of animal activity.
This safari will take place at Djuma Private Game Reserve. It is situated in the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve which is part of the Greater Kruger National Park. There are no dividing fences between Djuma, Sabi Sand, and the great trans-frontier national park, blending Djuma’s own 7000 hectares into a magnificent ecosystem that wraps around the eastern corner of South Africa. This part of Africa has seen such a slight human imprint that the land is still governed by legendary animals like the Big Five namely lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephant.
You should supply your own food and beverages either at Vuyatela Lodge or Galago Camp. The rate at Vuyatela Lodge is inclusive of the services of an experienced chef so you can give her your groceries and she will prepare your meals for you. If you choose to stay at Galago Camp, Djuma Private Game Reserve is able to provide a chef at 650 ZAR per day to prepare the food you supply.