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  • Thank you more particularly for arranging my trip to nDzuti, at such short notice and against all the odds of stolen passport and therefore also no currency exchange! I did so appreciate the utter trust you placed in me when you paid for the entire trip yourself! I hope you did not have a sleepless night! In recommending nDzuti I think you interpreted my wishes exactly! The style of the place suited me perfectly and it was the most marvellous experience. The facilities, as you will have found, were fairly basic but quite adequate for a comfortable stay. Brett and Sherie were welcoming and hospitable. Sherie supplied plenty of nourishing food for breakfast, lunch and supper in a friendly, homely fashion. Brett was a great guide on our safari drives. The lodge was full for the first night, including a lively and talkative family group, but when they departed midday on Monday it was then calm and peaceful, with just a young couple and myself, and it was a real joy to be in the midst of the vastness of the bush with no other people within sight or sound! The wildlife, apart from fairly ubiquitous impala, was somewhat scarce (not that I have any measure of experience to go by!) but I liked the feeling that there was no guarantee of seeing game that was free to roam far and wide. Sometimes fleeting glimpses were all the more exciting for being so brief! We did get very good viewings as well! On the first evening we saw quite a wide range of wildlife, including a close-up of a very large rhino who was not in any hurry! On the way home in the dark we came across a lioness with two 6 week old cubs (what a great guide we had!). I was amazed how unperturbed she was by our presence and was moving in a very leisurely way, so we had extremely good viewing. Brett found them again the following evening, just as relaxed, with the cubs playing within yards of the landrover - fantastic! Talking of lions, that same evening, as we relaxed after supper, Brett heard a couple of lions roaring some distance away and said "Let's go and find them!" - so he did, and in the spotlight we saw two fine males unhurriedly patrolling their territory. Again they were totally unfazed by our presence, stopping for a scratch and a lie down. While the lights were turned off to conserve batteries, a roar from a far distant lion prompted a response from our two, and their roaring just a few yards from us in the darkness was a spine-tingling experience! We spent some time tracking a leopard which was stalking impala and which Brett was determined to find, but we had to be content with leopard tracks! Elephant were unusually elusive and it was only on the final morning that Brett located a fine 25 year old male after hearing a solitary trumpet from across the river, so I did see all the big five except the leopard. Together with sightings of many other mammals, birds and reptiles as well as the bush, the scenery and stunning panoramic views it was a wonderful and memorable safari trip! Some people might want slightly more sophisticated accommodation and cuisine but the style of nDzuti in the hands of Brett and Sherie suited me very well. With many thanks for your excellent arrangements of my safari trip, best wishes, Gervase.
    - Gervase .UK
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Tour Packages

Thrilling Wildlife Encounter - 3 Reserves, 3 Nights

Destinations:
Thornybush Game Reserves, Kruger Park open vehicle safari, Klaserie Game Reserve on foot
Trip Duration: 3 nights / 4 days
Max. Guests: Minimum 2 people sharing
Brief overview: A three night tour visiting three different reserves in Greater Kruger for game viewing at its best.
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Thrilling Wildlife Encounter - 3 Reserves, 3 Nights

Overview

  • Three nights of thrilling wildlife encounters in three reserves of the Greater Kruger area.
  • Return transfers from Johannesburg to Greater Kruger Park or self drive option.
  • Thrilling game viewing in Thornybush Game Reserve.
  • Full day open vehicle safari in Kruger National Park.
  • One night in Klaserie Reserve experiencing Africa on Foot.
 
Thrilling encounters with African Wildlife visiting three reserves of the Greater Kruger providing game viewing at it’s best.
 
The shuttle leaves the city early to get to the Greater Kruger at noon. After checking into Tom Cats Safari Inn and enjoying a light lunch in the garden it is time to leave for Thornybush Game Reserve and the first  of the three reserves. Thornybush Game Reserve is a highly productive introduction to game viewing at its best. The photographic opportunities are excellent and the professional guides know how to line up that shot. The game drive goes on until after dark: the best time to seek out the big cats. Dinner is served back at Tom Cats Safari Inn before falling into bed in the en suite twin bedded accommodation and listening to the night sounds.
 
The morning start is at dawn with the open vehicle collecting guests and heading to Orpen Gate of Kruger National Park for a full day’s thrilling wildlife encounters, and productive birding. Meals are served at one of the picnic spots and a cold box of drinks is close at hand. The game drive will wind back to camp in the late afternoon in time for sundowner drinks and dinner.
 
On day three the morning is at leisure with a later wake up and a relaxed breakfast. The gardens at Tom Cats and the adjacent dam provide some brilliant birding and there is fishing in the dam or relaxing at the sparkling pool to pass the morning. In the late morning we depart for the adjacent Klaserie Game Reserve the last of the three reserves. Lunch is served before the afternoon’s game viewing.   Accommodation is in 5 en suite rooms and a central lounge and dining area and pool that make up the main areas.
 The thrilling game viewing at Africa on Foot is often a wildlife encounter while walking with an armed guide and perhaps even  tracking one of the big five.  Morning outings tend to be more walking while the afternoon game drive progresses into a night drive. Dinner is mostly served under the stars in the open air boma where a camp fire is made and tables set around the fire.
 
 
Morning brings a walk and yet another wildlife encounter with a professional guide. The smaller game is pointed out while on foot and animal tracks provide a fascinating challenge.
 
Breakfast is served back at camp with loads of cold juice for the thirsty intrepid trailists and a hearty cooked meal before departing to meet the shuttle back to the city.
 

Rates

ZAR 4700 per person sharing for 3 nights/ 4 days.

Return transfers avaialble  from Johannesburg/ Pretoria at ZAR 810 each way.

From Aug 1 2012- ZAR 6700 including return transfer from Johannesburg.

 

 

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Included in this tour

  • Thornybush open vehicle afternoon/ night drive.
  • Accommodation , meals, teas at Tom Cats Safari Inn for 2 nights.
  • Open vehicle safari in Kruger National Park.
  • 1 night full board at Africa on Foot with afternoon and morning outings.
  • Transfers between all destinations within the tour.
  • VAT

Excluded from this tour

  • Return transfers from Johannesburg/Pretoria.
  • Drinks.
  • Entrance fees into Kruger National Park.
  • Conservation levy to Klaserie Private Game Reserve.
  •  Items of a personal nature.
  • Gratuities.

Notes on this tour

Alternativly guests can fly in to Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit) and will be collected there. (no charge)