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Summary

This is a ten-day trip to South Africa where you will stay at the luxury lodge and experience the best of South African safari.

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2
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Fly to Johannesburg. On arrival at OR Tambo International, you will be met for a private vehicle transfer to the Federal Air check-in facility at the Bonaero Park side of OR Tambo International Airport.

Seat-in scheduled charter flight from OR Tambo International Airport to Singita Lebombo. This flight takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Your game ranger at Singita will meet you and transfer you by road to the lodge (approximately 30 minutes). This afternoon you will enjoy your first safari tracking the big game of Africa!

Accommodation: Singita Lebombo Lodge

Day 2 - 3
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Spend your time at Singita Lebombo in a luxury suite. It is inclusive of meals, drinks, two safari activities per day, return airstrip transfers and laundry.

Singita Kruger National Park is situated at the confluence of two rivers in an exclusive game rich 15 000 hectare (33 000 acres) concession in the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The prime location offers an isolated slice of Africa’s most pristine wilderness regions. At the cutting-edge of contemporary African chic, Singita Lebombo Lodge has been designed around the theme of a luxury eagle’s nest with 15 modern loft-style suites perched high above the Nwanetsi River. A spectacular cliffside pool offsets outstretched vistas of the Lebombo Mountain foothills. Indoors meets outdoors with each spacious air-conditioned suite, constructed almost entirely of wood and glass, flowing onto its own elevated game viewing deck to blend into the African landscape. Nature’s elements, interwoven with abstract, light interiors in neutral tones and rich organic textures, create an unadorned sense of calm. The Singita Kruger National Park concession boasts the highest concentration of wildlife in the entire park, including the Big Five as well as a wealth of plant and animal species. The area is known for its Euphorbia trees and is home to the majestic Mountain Pride of 26 lions. The Lebombo Village offers a unique interlude between morning and evening game drives, featuring a gym and health spa, an art gallery, a wine boutique and an African trading store. 

Accommodation: Singita Lebombo Lodge

Day 3 - 4
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Spend your time at Singita Lebombo and enjoy a variety of experiences.

Accommodation: Singita Lebombo Lodge

Day 4 - 5
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Check-out of Singita Lebombo and transfer by road the short distance to the Singita airstrip for your seat-in charter flight to Singita Boulders. Your game ranger at Singita Boulders will meet you and transfer you to the lodge. This afternoon you will enjoy your game drives at Boulders.

Accommodation: Singita Boulders Lodge

Day 5 - 6
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Spend your time at Singita Boulders in a luxury suite, which is inclusive of meals, drinks, two safari activities per day, return airstrip transfers and laundry.

Singita Sabi Sand offers rare solitude and the ultimate in safari luxury on 18 000 hectares (45 000 acres) of prime game viewing land in an exclusive private sanctuary adjoining the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Singita Boulders overlooks the Sand River, allowing you to interact with nature in a lavish milieu that has earned Singita the highest international accolades for exceptional standards in accommodation, service and cuisine.

The lodge has its own unique setting and décor and accommodates just 24 guests in unsurpassed luxury in twelve air-conditioned suites. Guests enjoy the complete exclusivity of a private pool and game viewing deck, spacious interiors, fireplace, en-suite bathroom and inside and outside shower. Inspired by the geometry of the boulders on which it rests, Singita Boulders is at the forefront of organic African elegance. Innovative, spacious design and earthy natural hues of wood, stone and thatch echo the rhythm of nature. Each suite accentuates a luxurious sense of space that flows in through glass walls over an outstretched private pool deck. The décor speaks of art, culture and colonial heritage with bold, eccentric furnishings adorning a robust expression of the African theme. Bright splashes of tribal and exquisite jewel colours add a vibrant sense of ethnic Africa.

Accommodation: Singita Boulders Lodge

Day 6 - 7
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Spend your time while staying at Singita Boulders Lodge and enjoy games drives and other thrilling activities.

Accommodation: Singita Boulders Lodge

Day 7 - 8
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Transfer the short distance to the airstrip and transfer by seat-in charter light aircraft to the Phinda Reserve. This flight is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. You will be met on arrival and transferred overland to Phinda Vlei Lodge.

Accommodation: Phinda Vlei Lodge

Day 8 - 9
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Spend your time at Phinda Vlei Lodge in a suite on a full board basis including all game viewing activities, local brand drinks, park fees and laundry.

Phinda Private Game Reserve is situated in the lush Maputaland region in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Bordering the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park – a World Heritage Site – Phinda comprises 23 000 hectares (56 800 acres) of prime conservation land. Seven distinct habitats shelter an abundance of wildlife including Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo) and over 400 bird species, while the marine diversity off the nearby coast of Sodwana is said to rival the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Guests can look forward to exciting game-drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles led by experienced rangers and Zulu trackers, as well as thrilling optional activities on the water, in the air and on the beach.

Suites of thatch, teak and glass built on stilts overlook Phinda Vlei Lodge's unique "vlei" or pan system. On the verge of a forest, this century-old wetland wilderness is a favorite roaming ground of lightning-fast cheetah. Six suites, crafted from local materials of thatch, teak and glass, are suspended above the Sand Forest floor. The air-conditioned suites overlook a natural vlei system. The airy double bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with a bath and shower. Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner on your outdoor viewing deck or cool down in your private lap pool. The suites feature ethnic fabrics, hand-crafted cane and timber-framed panels. The décor is a subtle blend of North and West African styles with hints of Balinese influences. The unique architectural design creates the illusion that no man-made structure exists between you and the African wilderness. The reception, lounge and bar areas of this secluded lodge overlook a tranquil vlei (wetland pan). The shaded terrace is a superb vantage point for bird-watching. The lounge has a fireplace, books and a well-stocked drinks cabinet. The guest dining area overlooks the expanse of grassy vlei. Delicious Pan-African cuisine is served in sumptuous surroundings.

Accommodation: Phinda Vlei Lodge

Day 9 - 10
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Spend your time at Phinda Vlei Lodge and enjoy a variety of exciting activities.

Accommodation: Phinda Vlei Lodge

Day 10 -
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This morning you will be collected and transferred to Richards Bay Airport (which is the closest airport to Phinda). This transfer takes approximately 2 hours. Arrive in time for your SA Express flight connections to Johannesburg. There are currently 3 flights per day at 08h05 / 15h05 / 18h40 - the flight duration is 1 hour and 15 minutes. On arrival you will continue with your onward flight connections and own arrangements

- This is a guide itinerary and can be modified to suit. It is subject to availability and price at the time of booking. Other conditions may apply -

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