A mere two hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg and ten minutes from Sun City, is a place of breathtaking beauty and serenity. Overlooking the rich expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesburg National Park, Bakubung, or 'People of the Hippo', offers guests Big 5 viewing in one of Africa's beautiful national parks. Guests are spoilt for choice be it having a cup of coffee overlooking our resident hippo in the waterhole, bushveld boma barbecues, game walks or the culinary experience of Bakubung's famous buffet.
Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is the first wholly-owned, Community-based Safari Lodge to be developed in South Africa. The lodge is an eco-tourism partnership between North-West Parks, the Balete Ba Lekgophung Community and the operator, The Nature Workshop. The community has a 45-year lease to operate a commercial lodge with traversing rights across the reserve. The concept is unique in South Africa as the community owns the lodge, with substantial benefits accruing back to the community itself.
From R25 000 per person per night
Travelers don’t need much more reason to visit Cheetah Plains than its exclusive traversing rights across 8,500ha of land in the 65,000ha Sabi Sand Reserve neighboring South Africa’s most prolific wildlife-viewing destination, the Kruger National Park. In addition, however, luxury accommodation in the bushveld awaits, along with the Big 5 and tailored safaris.
The Sabi Sand Reserve shares an unfenced border with Kruger, known for its abundance of wildlife. Sabi Sand, in particular, is renowned for its leopard sightings – a rarity for this shy member of the big cat family. The thorn and marula trees scattered across the bushveld hold over 300 bird species, making this part of the world a must-see for bird lovers and photographers alike.
Observe buck wander across the property from the comfort of the luxurious bushveld houses, each consisting of the main house with private guest suites. Each house comes complete with an outdoor boma, wine room and heated pool while guest suites enjoy their own private deck and a double rain shower and bath overlooking the breathtaking panorama of the bush.
• Guaranteed exclusivity with only two commercial vehicles permitted at a time in areas of the reserve
• One of the oldest and most established lodges in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve
• Shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park
• Renowned for its leopard sightings and plethora of bird species
• Birding safaris led by a specialist and photographic safaris carried out in a specifically adapted vehicle
• Morning & evening game drives
• Three meals daily
• Selected house drinks
• Teas & coffees
• Transfers between Arathusa airstrip & Cheetah Plains are included when flying with FedAir / Airlink / Private Charter
Items of a personal nature, any item not specified as included above.
Chisomo Safari Camp (which means “blessings”) combines the warmth and vibrancy of a Safari, exuding a true feeling of being in a bygone era in the Africa wilderness. Situated under the shade of towering knob thorns and Jackleberry trees, the camp accommodates 44 guests in luxury tented suites. Beautifully decorated, spacious lounges offer guests the perfect opportunity to relax and absorb the splendid surroundings. Chisomo Safari Camp offers ambrosial Pan African meals in the most spectacular surroundings, under
the stars or in the elegant candlelit dining area
Nestled in the magnificent malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, Etali Safari Lodge has earned a reputation for offering our guests a unique and personal African bush experience wherein nature, relaxation and luxury combine to form an unforgettable memory. At Etali we provide guests with an experience beyond the expected. Whether on safari with our expert game rangers, dining on our delicious cuisine, rejuvenating in our spa, or, simply relaxing in our luxurious and comfortable suites. We also offer a range of extra services such as our kids program, stargazing, wedding planning and conference facilities. As the owners and managers of Etali, our focus is on offering value for money, without compromising the quality experience our repeat guests have come to expect. We invite you to enjoy our South African hospitality while getting closer to the park wildlife, including the Big 5, along with rarer species such as African Wild Dog and Cheetah.