Wild South Africa

Enjoy some of the best of South Africa’s wildlife viewing at two private reserves bordering Kruger National Park. The reserves are for the exclusive use of it’s guests and provide an exciting range of animals in their natural settings, including the Big 5. Accommodations are in small luxury tented camps. Shared game viewing in open 4wd vehicles and on walks conducted by expert camp guides and trackers.








Camps and Lodges




Day by Day Itinerary


Day 1 | Johannesburg / Timbavati Nature Reserve


Today you will depart Johannesburg for the Timbavati Nature Reserve on South African Airways arriving in Hoedspruit midday. When you arrive you will be met by a driver from Tanda Tula and depart by road to your camp. Tanda Tula Bush Camp is situated on 20,000 acres of Bushveld in the Timbavati Reserve, which is adjacent to Kruger National Park. This western section is one of the most game-rich parts of the greater Kruger eco-system, and is home to Africa’s Big Five lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo – as well as hundreds of other species of African animals and birds. It is also legendary for its ‘white lions”.

Over the next three days you will enjoy exciting dawn and dusk game viewing in open land rovers, and on foot, with professional game rangers and trackers. Today you will arrive in time for lunch with time to relax before heading out on a late afternoon game drive, returning to camp after dark.

Guests at Tanda Tula are accommodated in superbly appointed tents with en suite bathrooms and private patios overlooking the river bed. Delicious meals are served in the dining room or in the open boma around a crackling fire. Laze at the pool, game spot from the viewing hides or simply enjoy the serenity and sounds of the African bush.

     Tanda Tula Bush Camp 

     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




You have two more full days of wildlife viewing activities and leisure time to relax at camp.

     Tanda Tula Bush Camp 

     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4 | Thornybush Game Reserve


This morning after breakfast you will be transferred by road to the Thornybush Game Reserve, a 24,500 acre private reserve adjacent to Kruger National Park. Your accommodations for 2 nts will be at Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp, located, in the heart of the Lowveld and is set in an undisturbed region.

This small luxury camp, built in African bushveld style with thatched roofs, accommodates a maximum of 10 guests in 5 air-conditioned, en-suite tents with wide verandahs. Beautifully furnished in colonial style, handpicked pieces enhance the ambience and comforts typical of a bygone era. Set amongst magnificent trees, each tent overlook the granite swimming pool. From an elevated deck, guests can observe an active water hole nearby, as a variety of animals come in for a drink. This afternoon enjoy a game drive in the reserve returning in time to freshen up. The beatings of drums summon guests to delicious five-course dinners, complemented by fine South African wines.

     Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp 
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     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5 | Thornybush Game Reserve


Enjoy another day of game viewing activities in the Thornybush Reserve – in search or elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo and other wildlife that inhabit this wonderful area. Each evening enjoy dinner under the enormous African sky – with the sounds of an African night to lull you to sleep.

     Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp 
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     Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6 | Thornybush / Johannesburg / End of Safari


Enjoy watching the wildlife at the waterhole from the privacy of your verandah. After brunch you will be transferred to the Hoedspruit Airport and depart on your scheduled flight to Johannesburg on South African Airways leaving at 1:15pm and arriving at 2:30pm and continuing on to your next destination. (Brunch)

     Meals: Breakfast

Rates and Dates

Starting at US$3,300 per person, based on double occupancy
Two person minimum

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All meals and accommodations as per itinerary

Transfers between Hoedspruit and wildlife reserves

Scheduled Flights: South African Airways – Cape Town / Joburg / Hoedspruit / Joburg

Bottled water and sodas on game drives

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, excluding champagnes, premium wines and premium spirits

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