South Africa Garden Tour 2014
Wednesday October 8th to Thursday October 23rd, 2014
 

 

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 mountains.

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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