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Diverse and conservation-minded South Africa is one of the continent's top wildlife destinations and this six-day safari adventure allows you not only to experience two of the country's best private game reserves but will also deliver luxurious safari accommodation, superb guiding and a chance to see Africa's most iconic big cats.

Start off at Kirkman's Kamp, set in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and adjoining the Kruger National Park. You'll head out on guided day and night game drives in search of the Big 5 and other classic African animals - and there are excellent birding opportunities too.

Then you'll travel to northern Kwazulu Natal to continue your safari at Phinda Monutain Lodge, located in the extraordinary Phinda Private Game Reserve. Set at the foot of the Lebombo Mountains, this reserve offers exceptional wildlife viewing as well as some of South Africa's best bird watching.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Combine 2 sensational private game reserves
  • Perfect safari for families
  • Cut out long hours travelling by road with this fly-in safari
  • Enjoy Big 5 sightings & amazing bird watching
  • Enjoy some of Africa's best leopard sightings

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in the Sabi Sand

Arrive in Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport and transfer to Benoni Airport for your air charter to Kirkman's Kamp, a private conservation area located in the legendary Sabi Sands Game Reserve on the border of the Kruger National Park.

You'll be staying at luxurious Kirkman's Kamp, set in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, and boasting a colonial-style feel combined with spectacular views of the Sabi Sands wilderness. Check in and have a wander around to soak up the atmosphere - if there's time, you could head out on an afternoon game drive.

Day 2

Search for the Big 5 in the Sabi Sand

Spend a full day exploring the reserve in search of the area's abundant wildlife. Sabi Sands is well known as an exceptional Big 5 game viewing region and you don't even have to leave the lodge: many animals can also be seen from the comfort of the camp's viewing deck.

Set out on a morning game drive, return to the lodge for lunch and a refreshing dip in the pool before relaxing, hitting the gym or catching up on some sleep. After tea, you'll head out on an afternoon drive that will return to camp via a spotlit game drive to catch the area's nocturnal creatures on the move. In the evening you can relax on the viewing deck, watch the sunset and order your favourite sundowner drink to toast a perfect day.

Days 3-5

Explore the Phinda Reserve

After a final morning game drive in the Sabi Sands Reserve you will transfer by air and then road to Phinda Private Game Reserve, located in northern KwaZulu Natal. Enjoy three days at the intimate and stylishly decorated Phinda Mountain Lodge, situated at the foot of the Lebombo Mountains. At Phinda you'll go on a variety of game viewing activities such as game drives or guided nature walks.

The reserve is an exceptionally diverse one - even by South African standards - and has an abundance of wildlife that includes the Big 5 as well as cheetah, black rhino and many species of antelope. Birdwatchers will not be disappointed as Phinda ranks as one of the best birding destinations in Southern Africa - over 360 species have been recorded in the reserve.

Day 6

Fly back to Johannesburg

After a final game viewing activity in the morning, you'll pack up and say goodbye to the Phinda Reserve as you conclude your safari in Johannesburg.


  • Meet and greet at OR Tambo International Airport
  • Scheduled Charter flights as specified
  • 2 nights at Kirkman's Kamp on a fully inclusive basis
  • Laundry
  • Scheduled game activities as specified
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • 3 nights at Phinda Mountain Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • Return road shuttle transfer from OR Tambo International Airport to Benoni Airfield


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 May 2015 - 31 Jul 2015 $3685
  • 01 Aug 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $3790

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

Product Manager

"Fly to two of South Africa's best reserves with the family. The lodges are focused on family-friendly safaris."



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