2 nights Timbavati | 2 nights Sabi Sand
We definitely had a blast on this trip and I wanted to thank you for helping us coordinate. All travel went relatively smoothly, and certainly this has been a trip of a lifetime.
Nottens bush camp was a great recommendation. The lodge was beautiful, relaxing, comfortable, yet still maintained the rustic feel. Dale was our host and it felt like we were at home with the accommodations. The view from the room was great. Arriving and departing were seamless and it was very easy to settle in. The staff was pleasant and the game drives were great.
Simbavati was also great in a totally different way. A bit more simple, but the accommodations were clean and updated. I really enjoyed sitting on the deck at dinner time, watching for animals at the watering hole. Its also very cool how the animals roam through the camp. Even though the first few game drives weren’t ideal because of weather, we had some great viewing that made up for it on the last few drives.
You are met at Johannesburg O R Tambo International Airport by our representative and assisted to your domestic flight to Hoedspruit, gateway to the central part of the Great Kruger National Park in the north-east of the country. You are met at Hoedspruit airport and are transferred by road to the Timbavati Game Reserve.
The Timbavati forms part of the two million hectare Greater Kruger National Park. It was the first private game reserve to be incorporated into the Kruger National Park and is part of one of Africa’s most innovative conservation partnership agreements. The Timbavati is 14 700 hectares (36 300 acres) and shares an unfenced boundary with Kruger National Park. Track the Big Five, as well as a rich variety of other game such as antelope, zebra, warthog, giraffe and hippo, in the company of an armed ranger and local Shangaan tracker. Bird viewing is spectacular, with over 360 recorded species including various eagles, vultures, kingfishers, woodpeckers, buzzards, herons, egrets, owls, weavers. The Timbavati is also home to the world-famous “White Lions of Timbavati”.
After your morning game drive, you are transferred by road southwards to the Sabi Sand Reserve, also part of the Greater Kruger National Park.
Forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Reserve has no fences and the wildlife is able to cross freely between the Sabi Sands and the rest of the Greater Kruger National Park. The safari experience in the Sabi Sand is highly personalised because game drive vehicles have exclusive traversing rights in their area. The Sabi Sand Reserve is a remarkable natural sanctuary known for its exceptionally high concentration of animal and bird life. Close contact encounters are guaranteed as the animals are not threatened by the presence of vehicles thanks to sound conservation management policies. Safaris are led by experienced rangers coupled with local Shangaan trackers. With exceptional sightings of leopard (usually the most elusive of cats), lion, rhino, elephant and buffalo during game drives – visitors are never lacking in exciting photographic content.
You are transferred by road from the Sabi Sand Reserve to Skukuza Airport for your flight to Cape Town.