Client Feedback

  • 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
Hoedspruit Accommodation

Volunteer Tours

Wildlife Art Course

Wildlife Art Course located on a game farm
Trip Duration: 4 weeks
Max. Guests: minimum 1
Brief overview: The Wildlife Art course provides the unique encounter to observe and sketch South Africa's Fauna and Flora in their natural surroundings. It is an introductory course to bush art where you can learn to sketch and paint wildlife while on an art safari, all of which are undertaken right on a game farm, with the surrounding of the Northern Drakensburg mountains.
Wildlife Art Course


The Wildlife course is structured to encourage you to express your individuality in your own style and to make your thoughts visible through perceptual skills. Our art safari teaches you to use the right hemisphere of your brain and enjoy the beauty of colour.
A series of art exercises, are carried out throughout the course, working with the different mediums of pencil, ink, charcoal and watercolours. You will be provided with an introduction to bush art.  It collectively works with informative lectures on the wildlife enabling you to understand the anatomy, and reasoning behind such markings and movements, aiding to your art work. The focus is not just on the larger animals of the bush, but insect, bird and plant life, this is supported through nature walks and game drives.
There is also the opportunity to undertake a variety of local activities in the area, and nights out to meet the locals.
Accommodation is in thatched roof, wooden chalets with large gauze covered windows and roll down sides to keep the African wildlife at bay. Rooms are shared with 1 or 2 other volunteers. The showers and Western-style toilets are located close to the rooms. They are open-air structures with running water - hot water is provided by means of "fire-geysers". Taking a shower under the stars contributes to the overall African game farm experience.
The communal chill-out area is thatched lounge/kitchen/bar and dining area. When it is hot during the glorious summer months, cool off in the quaint splash pool. For those keen on African wildlife or game viewing there is a hide overlooking a waterhole close to the camp for the ultimate tranquillity.
There is no electricity at the camp - solar lighting, gas and paraffin lanterns are used. Enjoy the evenings sitting around the campfire with a cold drink while chatting to fellow volunteers after a hard but satisfying day.

Included in this tour

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, Dinner, tea, coffee and juice
  • All activities undertaken on the farm
  • Airport collection from Hoedspruit

Excluded from this tour

  • Additional activities
  • Other beverages
  • Excursion meals