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This short but intensive fly-in safari package delivers two of South Africa's top wildlife destinations and allows you not only to experience superlative Big 5 game viewing in exclusive private reserves but will also deliver luxurious safari accommodation, superb guiding and a chance to meet Africa's most iconic cats.

Start off at Ngala Tented Camp, set in the Timbavati Private 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 the extraordinary Phinda Private Game Reserve, staying at Phinda Vlei Lodge. This diverse reserve offers exceptional wildlife viewing and since you'll be overlooking the wetlands of Phinda Vlei, you'll get some of the best bird watching in the country.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Stay in luxurious safari lodges
  • Combine 2 sensational private game reserves
  • Ideal for Honeymooners - combine with a exclusive beach destination
  • Enjoy Big 5 sightings & amazing bird watching
  • Enjoy some of Africa's best leopard sightings
  • Savour gourmet African meals in bush settings

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-2

Game viewing in the Timbavati Game Reserve

After arriving at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport you will be met and transferred to Benoni Airport for a flight to the Kruger area whereupon you'll connect with a charter flight into the heart of Big 5 country.
 
You're staying at Ngala Tented Safari Tented Camp, set in the legendary Timbavati Game Reserve and bordering the Kruger National Park. Check into your accommodation, grab a cold drink and start planning your next few activities.

Spend your time here enjoying excellent game viewing - this reserve is famous for its up-close Big 5 sightings (even leopards!) and is equally renowned for its abundant predators and spectacular birdlife. You'll be heading out on day and night drives plus guided nature walks if you want to stretch your legs and take in the details.

When you aren't game viewing, the lodge's swiming pool is a peaceful place to relax and escape the heat of the day, while in the evenings you can sit on the viewing deck above the Timbavati riverbed and enjoy a few drinks and stories with fellow guests.

Days 3-5

Explore the Phinda Reserve

Today you will fly to Kwazulu Natal and check in at Phinda Vlei Lodge, overlooking a beautiful wetland in the Phinda Private Game Reserve.

Phinda boasts several ecosystems, all bursting with fantastic wildlife: there's the Big 5, (featuring both black and white rhino) and a healthy population of cheetah. The bird watching ranks among the best in the country, if not in Southern Africa.

You can also explore the waters of nearby Lake St Lucia by boat or canoe, visit a local community for a fascinating insight into local culture and watch the sun set as you a sip a refreshing cocktail at the bar.

You can kick back in the lounge or dining area and watch the wildlife on your doorstep. At night,  these areas provide the perfect place to reflect on the day gone by and keep warm by the fireside.

Day 6

Ending in Johannesburg

Sadly today is the end of your safari adventure; transfer to Durban Airport and fly to Johannesburg where your tour ends.

Inclusions

  • 2 nights at Ngala Tented Camp on a fully inclusive basis
  • Return road shuttle transfer from OR Tambo International Airport to Benoni Airfield
  • Scheduled Charter flights as specified
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Laundry
  • Meet and Greet at OR Tambo International Airport
  • Scheduled game activities as specified
  • 3 nights at Phinda Vlei Lodge on a fully inclusive basis

Exclusions

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

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $4340

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

"Utterly luxurious safari lodge in prime wildlife destinations - you cannot ask for a better honeymoon safari!"

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