Take a break from your daily grind and join this amazing safari in South Africa. Enjoy nature in all its African splendor in the Kruger National Park. Sharpen your big five spotting skills and listen to the primordial roar of lions across the expansive wilderness. This safari guarantees to get you up close to wildebeests, leopards, giraffes,rhinos, elephants, zebras, and lions. If you are ready to experience an unforgettable safari, then this African holiday is for you.
The hotel has 165 rooms, all en-suite with showers in standard rooms and showers or baths. All rooms are individually climate-controlled with Wi-Fi and safes. The hotel’s heated swimming pool is located on its eighth floor. Bask on its sundeck alongside the pool with the most glorious view of Table Mountain.
Its in-house restaurant is associated with the top class South African cuisine, with the health-conscious guest in mind. Enjoy al fresco on the terrace the perfect bottle of wine from the restaurant’s collection of local and imported wines to complement a delicious meal. Amenities of the hotel include dining room and restaurant, cigar lounge, heated swimming pool, recreational area with a sauna and fitness center, valet parking, dry cleaning service, and internet access.
The lodge is adjoining the world-renowned Kruger National Park, which from a game viewing perspective, provides the best of both worlds, with safaris in the private reserve as well as the Kruger National Park. The reserve, astutely built on a hill top, comprises the four-star Manyatta Rock Camp, inclusive of the exclusive Kingfisher Bush Camp, which derives its name from the magnificent rocky outcrop, a central feature of the reserve. Its astute positioning on a hill top offers exquisite viewing across the wide expanse of the African bushveld.
The four-star lodge is acclaimed for getting the basics right and delighting guests with comfort, style, cuisine, and wildlife experiences which can best be described as affordable luxury. Its 27 rooms ensure that guests enjoy an exclusive experience. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with baths, open-air showers, air conditioning, and twin or queen sized beds, a wooden deck, tea and coffee stations, and a mini fridge or bar fridge.
Ideally for families on safari, seven of these rooms are family rooms, accommodating three adults or two adults and two children. A honeymoon suite which is discretely tucked away on the reserve contains a romantic four-poster bed, private deck, and shower. Amenities of the lodge are the dining room, restaurant, swimming pool, day spa, boma, bar, souvenir shop, and internet access.
Leave Johannesburg via a scenic route of the province of Mpumalanga which means “rising sun” in the Nguni languages. Arrive at your four-star lodge in the warm, subtropical area of the world famous Kruger National Park. Later in the afternoon, you will depart for a sunset safari with your skilled game ranger in one of the special open game viewing vehicles.
Take in the characteristic buzz of the African bush, the wide open star-studded sky, and the sights and sounds of predators on the hunt. Return to the lodge in the early evening to partake of the chef's delights. The meal provided on this day is dinner.
Depart early morning for another exhilarating game drive, after some refreshments at the lodge. Experience wildlife in the park as the sun rises. A steaming hot and scrumptious breakfast will await you on your return. A delightful interaction with one of the reserve's elephants is a real treat to look forward to in the afternoon.
Later, after a memorable night safari spotting the big five - lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, and rhinoceros and other numerous game species, there is still the enchanting African sky after dark, clear and star-filled, and a magical full moon. The meals provided on this day are breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Leave for Johannesburg early morning via another scenic route and arrive at O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) for your flight to Cape Town. At Cape Town International Airport (CPT), you will be met and greeted by the staff and transferred to your centrally situated four-star hotel. Spend the rest of day at leisure in and around the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront shops and many other attractions.
Today is a day for leisure. As optional activities, you may decide to ascend Table Mountain by cable car, visit the Slave Lodge Museum and other museums, and tour the historical Bo-Kaap. You will stay overnight as per previous night.
Today, you will experience a guided tour around the Cape Peninsula. The tour exposes you to the stunning views of sea and mountains for which the Cape of Good Hope is world-renowned. The center of it is Cape Point itself, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. On your way there, you will be driven over Chapmans Peak, one of the world’s most beautiful stretches of coastline to visit the picturesque fishing harbor of Hout Bay.
On your way back, you will visit Boulders Beach with its famous African penguins and Groot Constantia, the very first place vines were grown at the Cape. Set on the wooded slope of the mountains, it a beautiful historic and peaceful place to finish the day. Take a stroll on the grounds, visit the museum and restaurant, or just put your feet up for a moment before returning to Cape Town for a relaxing evening.
This is the day of your departure. The transport is on standby to transfer you to Cape Town International Airport (CPT).
Patrick Hanratty Hanratty
Patrick has traveled the length and breadth of South Africa many times over in the course of business and guiding. He began operating inbound tours to this country in 2001. He is a qualified and accredited South African National Tour Guide, having gained his Certificate in Tourist Guiding at one of the country’s foremost institutions, the University of South Africa (Unisa) and is registered with the Departmnet of Tourism of South Africa.
Cape Town, a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, is on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top from which are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbor, and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, which is now a living museum.
Kruger National Park, which is located in the lowveld in the north-eastern region of South Africa, spans across two provinces - Mpumalanga and Limpopo. It is not only the largest national game reserve in South Africa but also the most prestigious and impressive. This world-renowned park, which occupies an area of about two million hectares or 20,000 square kilometers, is home to a large variety of fauna and flora.
The park, which boasts of the richest assortment of life forms in Southern Africa, offers one of the best safari and game viewing experiences. It is about 360 kilometers long from north to south, about 65 kilometers wide from east to west, and about the same size as Wales. The Kruger, formerly proclaimed a national park in 1926, is part of the Great Limpopo Frontier Park.
This massive peace park links the Kruger with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe and the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. Zimbabwe lies to the north and Mozambique to the east of the park. Kruger National Park, which is famous for its abundant wildlife, is also a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques. Several rivers flow through the Kruger in an easterly direction, including the Sabie, Olifants, Crocodile, Letaba, Luvuvhu, and Limpopo rivers.
You have five breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners, and coffee or tea included in the price.
Spa treatments are available at the lodge and hotel for an extra fee.
Please book your flight to arrive at O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Mmilo Tours will pick you up from the airport.