8 DayPrivate Lodge Safari Tour in South Africa

This luxurious 8 Day Private Lodge Safari Tour will host you in two luxurious suites in the heart of the Timbavati and Sabi Sands private game reserves. Experience fine bush dining and exciting wildlife sightings.
  • Accommodation: Luxury suite accommodation
  • Destinations: Johannesburg, Timbavati Game Reserve, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Johannesburg
  • Activities: Game drives, safari walks, bush dining

Your South African Safari Experience

This luxurious 8 Day Private Lodge Safari Tour in South Africa is ideal for couples who want to experience elegance in the heart of the bushveld. Your safari getaway will accommodate you in two elegant bush lodges, while giving you a game viewing experience beyond your wildest dreams.

Situated in the Timbavati Game Reserve, and sharing unfenced border with the great Kruger National Park, comes this exquisite beauty known as the Kings Camp. At the lodge you will be accommodated in the Luxury Suite which include amenities such as indoor and outdoor showers. You will embark on daily morning and afternoon safari excursions, and safari walks just after breakfast. These specialized safaris will expose you to an abundance of fauna and flora. An air transfer and an excursion will take you to your next destination in the renowned Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

The Chitwa Chitwa Lodge will be your sanctuary for the last four nights of your 8-day safari. The lodge is located in the prestigious Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, where you will experience refined opulence. You will be accommodated in an luxurious suite where you will enjoy the amenities of a bathtub, indoor and outdoor showers, a fireplace, and a mini bar. Visit the on-site spa to experience the age old healing magic of a traditional African massage. Embark on exciting safari excursions with an expert ranger and an experienced Shangaan tracker.

Experience silver service and fine bush dining from the dedicated and attentive staff. Each lodge provides an unforgettable dining experience and you can choose from dining in traditional boma dining to romantic bush dining under the stars.

Day 1: Johannesburg - Timbavati Game Reserve

Embark on a wildlife journey as soon as your flight from O.R Tambo International Airport lands at the Timbavati Airstrip in the Timbavati Game Reserve. Your game viewing adventure starts when a lodge representative takes you on an excursion to Kings Camp. Observe the picturesque views of the vast bushveld.

Upon arrival at the lodge the friendly staff at Kings Camp will welcome you by serving you a welcome drink, and help you settle in to your luxury suite. Nibble a sumptuous lunch and relax before you embark on a safari adventure. Witness the African bush in specialized safari vehicles during your afternoon game drive. The expert rangers will help you spot a myriad of fauna, including the Big Five. Stop to watch the glowing African sunset while sipping a refreshing sundowner.

Arrive at the lodge after dark and experience decadent bush cuisine. Dine in the traditional boma and inhale the flavours of the deliciously cooked meal that is being prepared on a sizzling open fire. Enjoy a glass of fine wine that complements your flavoursome meal. Doze off in you luxury accommodation and prepare for the next day.

Day 2 - 4: Timbavati Game Reserve

A friendly knock on the door will indicate the start of a new day. Indulge a fresh pot of tea or a steaming cup of coffee and enjoy a light snack. Venture on an early morning safari drive and spot the predators who are returning from their hunts. In the bush you may spot an abundance of fauna including wildebeest, a variety of antelope species, a pride of lion, and cheetah, just to name a few. Some animals are more difficult to spot, but your knowledgeable guide will give you the best game viewing experience.

Enjoy a hearty breakfast under the shade of a ripened tree as you listen to the sounds of the chirping of the inhabitant birds. After a delicious meal, apply the energy you have gained to a bush walking safari. Your professional guide will walk you through the different fauna and flora species of the private nature reserve. Gain bush knowledge through tracking the spoor of wildlife, learning about the different vegetation, and compiling compost.

Relax and unwind as you spend your afternoon soaking up the sun or paging through a book from the library. Indulge a tasty lunch and prepare for another late afternoon bush drive. Stop for refreshments and decadent canapés while enjoying the scenic views of the bush. Continue your excursion as you spot the nocturnal animals that roam the bush during the night. Upon return, experience a romantic dinner on the patio of your luxurious suite. Choose from some of the best red and white wines South Africa has to offer.

Day 5: Timbavati Game Reserve - Sabi Sands Game Reserve

On the fifth day of your 8-day private lodge safari, board a flight from the Timbavati Airstrip to Sabi Sands North Airstrip. Meet your lodge representative who will take you on an excursion to the Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. Sip refreshments upon arrival and settle in to your luxurious accommodation.

A thrilling late afternoon safari drive will be your first opportunity to spot the Big Five and other nocturnal animals at the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.Return to the lodge for pre-dinner drinks and search the underground wine cellar for a bottle of fine South African wine. Take pleasure in the cross-culture cuisine - a mix of Mediterranean and African flavours. Doze off to sleep in your luxurious suite.

Day 6 - 7: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Wake up early and sip a fragrant cup of coffee before getting ready to depart for a game drive. Witness the African sunrise and watch as the bush unfolds. In the specialized safari vehicle, track an abundance of wildlife with the help of your guide and a Shangaan tracker. Indulge a light breakfast and revitalize before going on a game walk.

An armed ranger will guide you as you explore the bush on foot. Learn about the different species of flora and the profusion of bird life. Return to the camp for a sumptuous lunch followed by an afternoon of siesta. Witness wildlife sightings from the sunset deck and take a rejuvenating swim from the rim-flowing swimming pool.

Visit the boutique located at the entrance of the lodge and purchase memorabilia to remember your stay. Experience the extensive benefits of the Chitwa Chitwa signature African massage at the hands of the resident masseuse. Embark on another exciting afternoon game drive in specialized safari vehicles.

Spot the predators as they lurk their prey. Stop to bid farewell to the day, as you sip on sundowners while witnessing the African sunset. Head back to the lodge and devour a delicious African and Mediterranean infused dish.

Day 8: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve - Johannesburg

On the morning of your last day, enjoy a hearty breakfast before checking out of your luxurious suite. A representative will escort you to the Sabi Sands North Airstrip, where you will board your flight to O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. At the airport you will meet your onward travel arrangements.


  • Scheduled return flights from Johannesburg to an airstrip in Kruger
  • All road transfers between airstrips and your safari lodges
  • 4 nights at Kings Camp in an en-suite air-conditioned room with a private verandah and fully stocked in-room mini-bar and guest amenities
  • 3 nights' accommodation at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge with an indoor and outdoor shower, a fireplace and a minibar
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Traditional boma dinner with fine cuisine and wine around a campfire
  • Select local drinks including teas and coffees, soft drinks, bottled water, house wines, spirits and beers
  • Early morning and afternoon/evening off-road game drives in open safari vehicle
  • Guided game walk to discover the smaller aspects of the bush (on request and subject to availability)
  • All safari activities are guided by trained and experienced guides and trackers

Not Inlcuded

  • Premium drinks (champagnes, cognacs & fine wines)
  • Optional activities and spa treatments not listed above
  • Laundry service and other extras to be settled directly on departure
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