Safari Activities - Game Walks

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A luxurious walking safari through the African bush, accompanied by an armed ranger, tracker or guide, is a pure rush of Africa. The rangers or relevant field guide have a wealth of knowledge about the african bush, animals, and local cultures and traditions specific to their immediate habitat as well as the continent at large.

Walking safaris are planned around the needs of the guests, suited to your pace and specific interests, the game ranger will keep you entertained and you will see plants, trees and insects in a completely new light.

African game walks allow guests to get up-close and personal experiences with african nature and wildlife. Get closer to the smaller facts of the african bush experience, and learn about the more subtle yet impacting areas of the wild ecosystem in Africa. You are guaranteed to find a wealth of new, exciting factors and influences all around you.

The game rangers and generally the staff at the lodges are always on hand, not only for your protection, but also to share their knowledge and experience with you, we encourage guests to ask questions this way it benefits your experience as well as the guides knowledge, their passion is waiting for you!

Lodges That Offer Game Walks

The destinations selected are renowned for their exemplary service and facilities, and are world-class establishments in their own right.

Serondella

Thornybush Reserve,
Limpopo

Suspended wooden walkways link treetop hides while luxuriously appointed suites set along the meandering Monwana tributary. The lodge is flanked by two waterholes, here guests can enjoy an abundance of big game and birdlife from spectacular viewing decks.

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Tau Game Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve,
North West Province

On the far northern border of South Africa lies a beautiful area known as the Great Marico and it is in this spectacular setting, in Malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, that Tau Game Lodge is situated. The jumbled hillocks of Tshwene-Tshwene and the dramatic ridge of the Dwarsberg Mountains expose rocks of up to 2630 million years old and artifacts of the Stone and Iron Ages are still found in the Great Marico dust.

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Shumbalala

Thornybush Reserve,
Limpopo

Mother nature herself had a hand in setting out this camp. Nestled under magnificent trees on the bank of a river bed overlooking an active water hole lie four suites and one presidential suite with plunge pool.

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Ebony

Sabi Sand,
Mpumulanga

In the Jackalberry tree above the deck at Ebony, a flock of green pigeons are eating the sweet fruit. They crack the seeds in their beaks, and hang upside down, calling softly to each other like parrots. Disturbed, they flap off down the river, their wings flashing brilliant green and yellow in the afternoon sun.

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Lebombo Lodge

Kruger National Park,
Mpumulanga

Travellers along the single dust road into this remote wilderness have been overwhelmed by the scale, and the silence. Rangers who have walked on foot through the area say it has the largest concentration of game they`ve seen in Kruger. The Lodge rests lightly among the ancient boulders of the Lebombo mountains, overlooking the African plain where two rivers meet. Singita Lebombo has been described as the Jewel of the Kruger Park.

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Mashatu Tent Camp

North Eastern Tuli Block,
Botswana

Nestled in the remote northern area of the reserve lies Mashatu Tent Camp. Mashatu "land of the Giants" is the largest private game reserve in Southern Africa, featuring seven of Africa`s iconic giants: including elephant and lion. One of the most exciting, diverse aand unexplored regions in Southern Africa. Mashatu is a well-spring for wildlife, archaeology and adventure. Based at the confluence of Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, Mashatu offers a distinctive view of Africa,complemented with its unique adventure activities.

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Mashatu Main Camp

North Eastern Tuli Block,
Botswana

Mashatu "land of the Giants" is the largest private game reserve in Southern Africa, featuring seven of Africa`s iconic giants: including elephant and lion. One of the most exciting, diverse aand unexplored regions in Southern Africa. Mashatu is a well-spring for wildlife, archaeology and adventure. Based at the confluence of Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe, Mashatu offers a distinctive view of Africa,complemented with its unique adventure activities.

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Simbambili

Sabi Sand,
Mpumulanga

Simbambili Game Lodge is a highly individual destination for the discerning traveller. Set in magnificent trees along the meandering Manyeleti River with views over extensive savannah grassland that teams with wildlife in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, part of the world renowned greater Kruger National Park.

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White Elephant Safari Lodge

Pongola Game Reserve (South),
Kwa-Zulu Natal

At the foot of the majestic Lebombo mountains and the shimmering waters of Lake Jozini in Kwa Zulu Natal, you will find a special destination called White Elephant. It is a place with magic and soul, inspired by a dream and created with passion.  A Five star graded White Elephant Safari Lodge captures the history and romance of the colonial era.

 

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Jackalberry Lodge

Thornybush Reserve,
Limpopo

An amazing safari trip to Jackalberry awaits you, where your heart can find a quiet piece of home and your mind a sense of relaxation and peace. The majestic northern Drakensberg mountains provide a spectacular backdrop to the understated luxury found at the Big Five Jackalberry Lodge in the Thornybush Game Reserve, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

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Thornybush Main Lodge

Thornybush Reserve,
Limpopo

Thornybush Main Lodge, where attention to detail and highly personalised service makes for a memorable stay. All this awaits discovery by the discerning traveller wanting to enjoy the pleasures of the South African Wild and welcomes families with children.

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Sweni Lodge

Kruger National Park,
Mpumulanga

The promise of rejuvenation and absolute escape from the distractions of the world lures the most discerning guests to Singita and now Africa`s finest Safari destination has undergone its own makeover to enhance the unrivalled Singita experience even further.

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Chapungu

Thornybush Reserve,
Limpopo

Chapungu, based in the Thornybush Reserve, with a scenic five hour drive through picturesque Dullstroom over the Escarpment into the Lowveld. To rediscover yourself within the beautiful wonders of the South African wilderness. Experience luxury tents overlooking the african bushveld.

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nKaya

Thornybush Reserve,
Limpopo

 The camps own waterhole, n`Kaya Pan which is within sight of the lounge and bar, attracts many species of game, as well as prolific bird life. After evening safaris, guests gather round the huge open-hearth fireplace and share exciting safari experiences over coffee and liquers.

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Boulders

Sabi Sand,
Mpumulanga

Millions of years ago, subterranean lava flow created the great basalt dyke which transverses the Sabi Sand Reserve from north to south. Now, the only remains of this ancient geological feature are the rocky hills around Boulders Lodge. Here, the tiny Klipspringer stands frozen next to the skeleton of a tree, and the dark shape of the Hooded Vulture flaps softly into the sunrise.

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Thanda Private Game Reserve

23km from Hluhluwe in Northern Zululand,
Kwa-Zulu Natal

Born from a dream, you are sure to experience some sensational spiritual information to create harmony between man and nature, an exclusive hideaway awaits those who dare to share the dream! Thanda selected as first in the world -Thanda Private Game Reserve in Zululand has been selected as the first and only game reserve in the world to achieve - Leading Hotels of the World - status and joins the elite membership that is reserved for only 400 of the world`s finest properties!

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MalaMala Game Reserve

Adjacent to the Sabi Sand Reserve, Greater KNP,
Mpumulanga

MalaMala, the oldest and most historical private game reserve in South Africa, frequented by many statesman, aristocats and other luminaries since its inception in 1927. Sound conservation management,sheer size of land being the largest private BIG 5 game reserve in South Africa and a 19km unfenced border shared with the Kruger National Park, contributes to Mala Mala`s reputation - as the foremost game viewing destination in the world. MalaMala`s accommodation is the Rattray trademark incarnate - discreet, classic and elegant African opulence.

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Clifftop Lodge

Welgevonden Game Reserve,
Limpopo

Nestled on the edge of an ancient rock cliff, comanding a magnificent view of the Sterkstroom River valley, the wooden saligna decks off the main complex are complemented by the rimless pool just beyond. Enjoy refreshing sundowners from an extensive array of beverage options from the bar.

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Mantis Collection

Shamwari Game Reserve,
Eastern Cape

The Mantis Collection have listed their exquisite properties on the African Chapter website and we are proud to introduce you to this spectacular game reserve in the heart of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa! Look out for the new pages of each lodge, displaying more information and images of each lodge - featured and linked by clicking on the heading or more info..

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Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Klein Karoo, Warmwaterberg,
Western Cape

Nestled at the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains in the heart of the Little Karoo, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve celebrates the spirit of the San people who once roaned this distinctive area. Sanbona and the spirit of the San people welcome you. More than 54 000 hectares of undulating mountains and plains, indigenous flora and fauna, rock formations and rock art make this a destination not to be missed.

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Jock Safari

Greater Kruger National Park,
Mpumulanga

Jock Safari Lodge is one of the very first privately owned camps situated in the world famous Kruger National Park, with exclusive traversing rights in what is regarded as the best Big Five game viewing area in the Kruger National Park.

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The Outpost

Makuleke,
Limpopo

The Outpost lies in a vast wilderness area in the northernmost part of Kruger National Park. This region, called the Makuleke Region (Pafuri), is bordered to the north by the Limpopo River and Zimbabwe and to the east by Crooks Corner and Mozambique.

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Tinga Private Game Lodge

Kruger National Park,
Mpumulanga

Tinga Private Game Lodge is situated on the banks of the Sabie river, in the prime game-viewing area of the Kruger National Park. The Sabie river has the highest recorded density of leopards in Africa, and one of the highest predator densities. The Sabie river is also said to have the richest biodiversity of any South African river, with many endangered and rare species (mammals, birds, reptiles and plants) being found in the area.

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Long Lee Manor

Shamwari Game Reserve,
Eastern Cape

The ultimate family lodge, situated in Shamwari Game Reserve this colonial experience is one to be lived. This splendidly restored Edwardian Manor House offers guests refined comfort, congenial service and enticing cuisine in the African bush. Shamwari Game Reserve, the malaria free, private game reserve has received numerous international awards, including the World`s Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years.

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Savanna Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sand Game Reserve,
Mpumulanga

The unique Savanna Private Game Reserve is situated in the world reknowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which borders South Africa`s famous Kruger National Park. Savanna is the epitome of luxury and a fully inclusive and diverse African wildlife and cultural experience. Memorable and exciting big 5 game viewing and a fascinating insight into the local tribal customs of the Shangaan people, will form part of your safari experience.

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Bayethe Tented Camp

Shamwari Game Reserve,
Eastern Cape

"Bayethe Nkosi"- "I salute you great one", Shamwari Game Reserve, the malaria free, private game reserve situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, has received numerous international awards, including the World`s Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years.

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Eagles Cragg

Shamwari Game Reserve,
Eastern Cape

Eagles Cragg Lodge is an avante-guard masterpiece of thatch, stone and glass for the most discerning of traveller who is looking for privacy and tranquillity. Exclusivity, privacy and serenity located in the verdant bush along the Bushmans River, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, a pleasant drive from Cape Town, forming a natural extension to the famous Garden Route.

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Riverdene Lodge

Shamwari Game Reserve,
Eastern Cape

The old "outspan", elegance in the wilderness with a colonial african experience. Shamwari Game Reserve, the malaria free, private game reserve situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, has received numerous international awards, including the World`s Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for many consecutive years. It is situated in the verdant bush along the Bushmans River, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, a pleasant drive from Cape Town, forming a natural extension to the famous Garden Route.

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Umlani Bush Camp

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve,
Limpopo

Umlani Bushcamp was founded in 1989 by Marco and Marie-Louise Schiess in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Wishing to encapsulate their vision of a true African Adventure in the very spirit and experience of the camp they wanted Umlani to blend in with nature, the entire bushcamp was built out of natural materials in a traditional African style. Today, Umlani has become renowned for its unique setting, traditional style, outstanding service and award winning meals.

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Makanyane Safari Lodge

Madikwe Game Reserve,
North West Province

A new luxurious and exclusive safari lodge, Makanyane is situated on private land within the magnificent malaria-free Reserve which is home to the Big 5 and a myriad of other animal and bird species. Makanyane Safari Lodge was designed by a team of award winning architects to effortlessly blend with the surrounding bush. The relaxed yet luxurious interiors complement the design perfectly, tastefully enhancing the atmosphere of comfort in this idyllic environment.

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Entabeni Safari Conservancy

Waterberg Mountain Range and Waterberg Biosphere,
Limpopo

Entabeni Private Game Reserve, comprises of a number of accommodation options, each destination appealing to a different taste and relevant requirement. Entabeni Private Game Reserve, is situated in the World Heritage “Waterberg Biosphere” of the Waterberg region. Less than a three-hour drive north of Johannesburg, this 12 000 ha malaria-free reserve boasts five eco-systems. The upper escarpment offers majestic craggy rock formations and wide open grass plains. This is separated from the lower plateau by 600 metre high cliffs. The lower escarpment is about three degrees warmer and comprises sandy wetlands.

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Zebra Country Lodge

Dinokeng Game Reserve,
Gauteng

Indulge in the solitude and scenic beauty of this tranquil lodge, situated and easy 30 km Pretoria in an unspoilt nature reserve.  Experience old fashioned, unpretentious hospitality and invigorating country air in a secluded atmosphere. Aptly named after the zebra we have in the reserve, Zebra country lodge is a 400 hectare game reserve, offering a variety of accomodation and activities for both leisure stays, corporate travel and special occassions.

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Kuname River Lodge

Karongwe Private Game Reserve,
Limpopo

Kuname River Lodge is a small, unashamedly exclusive, luxury safari lodge set in about 9,000 hectares of pristine African bush, in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve. We are only 45 minutes drive from the world-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. Bordered by the towering Drakensberg escarpment on the west and set in game-rich, lush, riverine vegetation, the facility offers a variety of breathtaking views, diverse landscapes and some of the best big five game-viewing opportunities in southern Africa.

 

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Eagle Tented Lodge and Spa

Etosha National Park,
Namibia

Eagle Tented Lodge & Spa is situated on the 21,000 ha Epacha Private Game Reserve. The lodge is ideally positioned to offer entry to one of Namibia’s prime tourism destinations the Etosha National Park of Namibia. Here the breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains and valley will overwhelm the visitor.

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Zulu Nyala Game Lodge

Hluhluwe,
Kwa-Zulu Natal

Zulu Nyala private game reserve provides an unique and authentic taste of the African bush in the heart of one of South Africa`s most diverse conservation regions. Nestled between Mkuze, Hluhluwe and St. Lucia reserves, this section of paradise is home to a wide variety of game from majestic elephant, rhino, buffalo and stealthy predators to abundant plains game and a wealth of bird life.

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Lukimbi Safari Lodge

Greater Kruger National Park,
Mpumulanga

Lukimbi a luxurious 5 star lodge situated in the southern portion of the Kruger National Park and is easily accessible. This  wilderness area is 15,000 hectares and is home to the BIG 5 as well as a vast variety of othe animals and birds which roam freely in their natural habitat. Game drives are conducted by informative Rangers and taken on their private roads in open Landrover vehicles. There is also the option on guided walks.

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Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve

Mkuze Falls Private Game Reserve,
Kwa-Zulu Natal

The Mkuze Falls Game Reserve situated in Northern Zululand close to the southern border of Swaziland . Accommodation is offered in two Lodges, namely, the Mkuze Falls Lodge and the Mkuze Tented Lodge.The Lodge overlooks the waterfalls of the majestic Mkuze river and is situated in the midde of the 10.000 ha. “Big Five” private Game Reserve. The Lodge offers exclusive accommodation experiences, with nine air-conditioned bedrooms including private splash pools.The Mkuze Tented Lodge is located in a bend of the Mkuze River, with its 5 East African style Tents providing a stunning view over a large section of the river with its banks and the habitats beyond.The experienced rangers and trackers will give you a wonderful impression of the variety of animals, including the “Big Five” and unbelievable birdlife in your daily safari activities at either lodge.

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SANParks in the Kruger National Park

Greater Kruger National Park,
South Africa

The Kruger National Park, a world renowned game park offering a true wildlife experience, ranking with the best in Africa!

The Kruger National Park being the flagship of the South African National Parks, is home to an impressive number of species with an average of 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Further to the authentic wildlife experience, the lowveld is rich in heritage with man`s interaction over many centuries, with finding of bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela . These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park`s natural assets.

Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.

 

 

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Black Rhino Game Lodge

Pilanesberg,
North West Province

This luxury bushveld breakaway is situated in the malaria free Pilanesberg National Park in the North West Province, 33 km from Sun City. The landscape is an alluring combination of rolling hills, tumbled mountains, valleys, grassland plains and tamboti forests. Game sightings include a variety of predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah and a great opportunity to see herds of elephant and buffalo and even sometimes at close range! Retreat to this luxury 4 star game lodge built between a Tamboti forest overlooking a busy waterhole which is a hive of bird and animal activity and a playground for the elephant.

 

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Ndzuti Safari Camp

Greater Kruger National Park,
Limpopo

Ndzuti Safari Camp, an affordable, traditional safari camp providing excellent game viewing and unpretentious hospitality in Klaserie Game Reserve. Wildlife Encounters operate the charming nDzuti safari Camp which has recently been refurbished after the 2012 floods and offer traditional big 5 safaris for just 8 guests at any one time on a large and productive area within the Klaserie Private Game Reserve-part of Greater Kruger Park.

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Please note: Activities are an optional and additional fee to the accommodation rate. This is because the activites do not necessarily operate from the lodges or the same operators available, but within the near vicinity of the specified lodges.

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