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Entabeni Game Reserve

9 nights from £1,949pp

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Feeling inspired by 'South Africa with Greg Wallace'?

The 'big five' roam freely – often within sight – of the locally rated 4-star Entabeni Manor and nearby Mountain View Lodge. Set on the banks of the vast Entabeni Lake, the classic thatched, stone-built retreats offer seven magnificent game drives to ensure you don't miss a thing on this small group holiday.

  • 12 included excursions 
  • Stargazing at the Astro Boma
  • 7 game drives

Itinerary

Day 1 

After taking your included VIP door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly overnight to Johannesburg in South Africa.

Day 2 

Transfer to the Entabeni Game Reserve, and enjoy the afternoon at leisure to settle in to your new surroundings. Join an orientation game drive this evening, followed by a welcome boma dinner.

Day 3 

After breakfast join a talk on photography, then head out on a bush walk where you can start putting your newly learned skills into practice. Learn about the traditional methods of surviving in the African bush on this interesting survival-themed walk. Your knowledgeable guide will show you how to read the land in the same way as the indigenous tribes, and reveal how to work with nature and its resources.

The afternoon is at leisure, before cocktails in the bush and dinner alfresco at the boma.

Day 4

Spend the morning at leisure, then enjoy lunch at the Boekenhout Water Pools, followed by a cycad walk. Recognised by their stout trunks and crown of palm-like leaves, cycad plants have changed very little since the Jurassic period. The species is now under threat due to habitat destruction and the removal of plants from the wild. You will see some of the specimens in Entabeni and learn how they are being protected. An afternoon game drive offers the chance to spot some of the reserve’s wildlife. You’ll be led by expert rangers and travel in open-air safari vehicles which offer great viewing positions.

Day 5 

Spend today at leisure, with a picnic lunch at Olienhout. After dinner, discover the southern hemisphere’s night sky during a stargazing experience. The open-air observatory is equipped with large commercial telescope and a ‘star ranger’ on hand to guide you. Afterwards, join an evening game drive – dusk is one of the optimum times for wildlife spotting. 

Day 6

This morning is free to spend at leisure. After lunch take a game drive at the Wildlife Centre for Endangered Species, where you’ll have the chance to see mythical white lions. Enjoy refreshments in the garden, then continue for pre-dinner drinks at a local bar and dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 7

Join a game drive in the reserve early this morning, keeping your eyes peeled for the ‘big five’. Spend the morning at leisure then visit a local coffee shop for lunch. Another game drive this afternoon gives you the chance to spot more of the reserve’s astounding variety of wildlife. 

Day 8

Rise early for your final game drive today, then after breakfast, visit a local school to learn about the work of the Legend African Foundation community project. Look forward to a farewell boma dinner this evening.

Day 9

After breakfast, transfer to Johannesburg for your return overnight flight to the UK.

Day 10

Arrive in the UK for your VIP door-to-door travel service home.

 

 

 
 

What's included

  • VIP door-to-door travel service from anywhere on the UK mainland
  • 7 nights in lodge, 2 in flight
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Free bar open 12 hours a day
  • Local expert guide
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Two picnic lunches
  • Wildlife talk
  • Local interest talk
  • STargazing at the Astro Boma
  • Welcome drink
  • Fruit and water in your room on arrival
  • Sundowner drink at a memorable location
  • Porterage at your hotel

Excursions and visits:

  • Seven game drives
  • Two walking safaris
  • Bushcraft walk
  • Visit an endangered species centre
  • Visit a local community project

When can I go?

This offer is based on departing 15th November 2021. For alternative dates, please speak to your Personal Travel Consultant.

 

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