This luxury safari is ideal for couples wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life and families longing for a relaxed getaway. Stay in luxury suites as friendly staff takes care of you. The first 4 nights of the safari are packed with daily game drives and bushwalks at the Elephant Plains Lodge, and the last two nights at Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge affords you the pleasure of tranquility and pampering.
Embark on morning and afternoon safaris as you spot the Big Five, or pamper yourself by visiting the health spa. Indulge in fine bush dining and flavours inspired by South Africa and the Mediterranean. Relax and enjoy the panoramic view from your luxury suite.
Situated in Sabi Sands Reserve on the dry Manyeleti riverbed, the Elephant Plains Game Lodge will be your hideout for the next 4 days. This luxurious suite has a private splash pool, daybed, en-suite bathroom, a fireplace and spectacular views of the bush. Upon arrival, meet for drinks at the bar and relax and settle in at the lodge.
Savor a sumptuous lunch in the dining area as soak up the ambience of the bush life. Embark on an adventurous game drive and spot some of the best wildlife that Kruger and Sabi Sands has to offer. Spot the big five and other fauna such as cheetah, wild dogs and an abundance of antelope species.
Sip on sundowners and nibble on canapes before heading back to your suite. End the day with an unforgettable dining experience around a boma and crackling fire, with a meal that is influenced by international and South African cuisine. Dinner will be ready as soon as you hear the beating of a drum.
An early morning game drive is the perfect way to start the day. Enjoy tea, coffee and biscuits as you watch the bush unfold. Game drives are conducted in specialized safari vehicles and supervised by professional rangers as well as Shangaan trackers. Devour a delicious breakfast on the pool deck as you overlook spectacular views of the plains. Spend the rest of your morning spoor tracking your way through the bush with an armed ranger. A profusion of birds and flora species are waiting to be explored.
Take a rejuvenating swim in the swimming pool. A late afternoon drive will give you the opportunity to spot a few nocturnal animals. This is the perfect photo opportunity, as you might spot rare species of fauna. After a fine bush dining experience, meet your ranger and gaze at a few constellations such as The Scorpius and The Southern Cross and learn fascinating facts about nebulae and clusters.
After a final game viewing activity and a heart breakfast, you will self-drive to the neighbouring woodlands of Mpumalanga, to Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge, which will be your sanctuary for the last 2 nights. Picturesque views of the golf course, an en-suite bathroom, a private lounge, fireplace and outdoor showers are among the amenities that you will delight in. Enjoy self-drive game excursions in the vast Kruger National Park and track the big five. Embark on your own photo safari and capture the abundance of wildlife. Pack a picnic basket with a few delicacies along for the ride.
Optional activities include visiting the wellness spa and the neighbouring golf courses including the White River Country Club, Leopard Creek Country Club, the Sabie River Bungalows Golf Club and Nelspruit Golf Club. Experience silver service dining in the restaurant renowned for its Mediterranean cuisine.
Choose from an array of sumptuous dishes and pair them with fine African wine from the well-stocked cellar. Whether it is something sweet or savoury you're after, you will surely find a delicacy on the award-winning menu that will satisfy your palate. Snuggle up in front of the fire or in the en-suite bathroom before calling it a night.