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South Africa Safari Adventure

  • Days 1–4 : TIMBAVATI
  • Days 4–7 : PHINDA GAME RESERVE
  • Guide Price : $6,009 per person
  • Duration : 6 nights
  • Countries : South Africa

This trip showcases the sheer diversity of South Africa’s private reserves. The combination of Timbavati and Phinda provides an incredibly diverse safari experience with contrasting landscapes. For those looking to participate in conservation activities, Phinda offers the opportunity for some hands-on conservation activities at an additional cost.

 

Specific highlights of this South Africa safari:

  • A safari-focused trip
  • Uses the &Beyond properties, which are known for their locations, guiding, and service
  • Combines Timbavati and the Phinda
  • Offers superb Big Five game viewing and allows you to explore a number of eco-systems
  • Includes a long-stay discount, which makes it great value

Overview of the suggested South Africa safari lodges and activities:

The adventure begins with you flying to the Greater Kruger area, to stay in the Timbavati Game Reserve. You’ll be based in the deluxe property &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge, which is set within its own wildlife-rich concession. Afterwards, you’ll head to Phinda Private Game Reserve, for three nights at &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge. This is a stunning property, featuring breathtaking floor-to-ceiling views into the rare sand forest from your suite!

At Ngala, your focus is on the safari activities, such as expertly guided game drives, interpretive bush walks, and tracking. Phinda Forest Lodge also provides great game viewing opportunities in a wildlife-rich region, via game drives, bush walks, and, for November/December visitors, turtle-nesting tours at an additional cost!

Who is this South Africa trip for?

This trip has been designed and priced with couples and honeymooners in mind (two adults traveling together). However, every trip we create is tailor-made for you. If you’re a group or a family, we might even suggest different accommodations. We can move elements and change the number of days – it all depends entirely on what you would like.

All Of Our Vacations Are Tailor Made

The prices below are provided per person, and please note that the prices are approximate for 2023. Please contact us for accurate costings for the time of year you are considering for your vacation. There are multiple season changes across the year and numerous room categories that can change the price of any trip.

From approx $6,009 per person in low season

From approx $6,009 per person in high season

Prices include all internal flights, transfers, reserve fees, accommodation and meals as specified in the day to day itinerary. Price excludes international flights, tipping, visa and any meals not included.

This trip showcases the sheer diversity of South Africa’s private reserves. The combination of Timbavati and Phinda provides an incredibly diverse safari experience with contrasting landscapes. For those looking to participate in conservation activities, Phinda offers the opportunity for some hands-on conservation activities at an additional cost.

 

Specific highlights of this South Africa safari:

  • A safari-focused trip
  • Uses the &Beyond properties, which are known for their locations, guiding, and service
  • Combines Timbavati and the Phinda
  • Offers superb Big Five game viewing and allows you to explore a number of eco-systems
  • Includes a long-stay discount, which makes it great value

Overview of the suggested South Africa safari lodges and activities:

The adventure begins with you flying to the Greater Kruger area, to stay in the Timbavati Game Reserve. You’ll be based in the deluxe property &Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge, which is set within its own wildlife-rich concession. Afterwards, you’ll head to Phinda Private Game Reserve, for three nights at &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge. This is a stunning property, featuring breathtaking floor-to-ceiling views into the rare sand forest from your suite!

At Ngala, your focus is on the safari activities, such as expertly guided game drives, interpretive bush walks, and tracking. Phinda Forest Lodge also provides great game viewing opportunities in a wildlife-rich region, via game drives, bush walks, and, for November/December visitors, turtle-nesting tours at an additional cost!

Who is this South Africa trip for?

This trip has been designed and priced with couples and honeymooners in mind (two adults traveling together). However, every trip we create is tailor-made for you. If you’re a group or a family, we might even suggest different accommodations. We can move elements and change the number of days – it all depends entirely on what you would like.

Days 1–4 TIMBAVATI

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To start this South Africa safari, you’ll head to the wildlife-rich region of Timbavati and stay at Ngala Safari Lodge for three nights. Owned and operated by &Beyond, Ngala has a gorgeous location overlooking a seasonal river, within its own reserve. The communal lodge is made out of timber, stone, and thatch, lending a distinct safari feel. The lounge and dining spaces are both chic and cosy, while the outdoor areas feature an authentic boma for meals and a big swimming pool! There’s a spa too, as well as a gym. Elegantly furnished, the guest cottages feature a private veranda, where you can relax and marvel at river views. Activities include expertly guided game drives, walking safaris, tracking, rhino notching, and photographic safaris. The Ngala Reserve is home to all Big Five – lion, rhino, leopard, elephant, and buffalo – in addition to numerous smaller predators and herbivores, and over 350 species of bird!

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Days 4–7 PHINDA GAME RESERVE

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From Timbavati, you’ll travel to Phinda Private Game Reserve. Here, you’ll stay at &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge. A one-of-a-kind eco-lodge set within a very rare and beautiful sand forest, this &Beyond Phinda property is stylish and luxurious, boasting floor-to-ceiling windows, guest suites that are raised above the forest floor, and private decks where you can soak up the forest atmosphere. The rooms are minimalist with dark wood furniture and light interiors – all the better to draw the eye out towards the surrounding forest. The lodge has a dining deck, a well-stocked bar, an interactive kitchen, a boma area, and a rim-flow swimming pool, while there are a number of classic safari activities available. Lion, black and white rhino, cheetah, and nyala are just a few wildlife highlights that you can spot on the expertly guided game drives. Further afield and at an additional cost, you can actively participate in various conservation activities and if you travel here during November/December, you can take part in a turtle-nesting adventure!

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