You won’t have to look hard to find a great bush retreat in South Africa. This country is loaded with places to stay from cozy mountain cabins where vultures dot the sky to tented safari camps where the Big Five play. Ready to take a walk on the wild side? make sure you visit these bush getaways that will be perfect for post lockdown travels.
Satara Rest Camp, Kruger National Park
Satara is the second-largest and one of the busiest camps in the Kruger National Park, and rightfully so. The accommodation is reasonably priced and boasts quaint bungalows with all you need for a comfortable stay. Situated in the heart of lion territory, the savannah around the camp is home to a variety of animals and is fairly open, so spotting wildlife is a breeze. In the evenings the resident badgers enter the camp to scavenge, and their visit is a highlight so keep your eyes peeled for these clever critters.
There’s no doubt why Karula is Kapama Private Game Reserve’s flagship lodge. Set in the Greater Kruger National Park, Karula boasts 12 suites with views stretching as far as the eye can see. Each is decorated to reflect true African style and design and has a private deck area and a full-sized heated pool. Two daily game drives ensure that visitors are able to get into nature and see many of the country’s magnificent animals, including the Big Five.
Fish Eagle Villa, Lion Sands Game Reserve
Lion Sands Game Reserve Ivory Lodge’s Fish Eagle Villa is the ultimate private getaway for family and friends. Accommodating up to six people, this spectacular villa comes complete with an in-house chef, a dedicated field guide, and a private game-viewing vehicle. There’s also a wellness area, private exercise facilities, and a lap pool and jetty with breathtaking views of the Sabie River.
Waterberg Mountains, Limpopo
Located in Limpopo, the spectacular Waterberg Mountain Range is known as one of the most pristine and wildlife-rich regions in South Africa. Set within a sprawling private game reserve just two hours from Jo’burg, Mabula Game Lodge is home to an impressive variety of wildlife, including the Big Five. Coupled with world-class cuisine and excellent service, it’s the perfect way to experience luxury in the heart of the bushveld. Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway offers a whole new game viewing perspective with eight luxury suites overlooking the Sterkstroom River, each with their own private deck and plunge pool perched on a cliff.
Switch off the hum of the traffic, and trade the beep of your phone for the sound of chirping birds and roaring lions. Connect with your natural surrounds and embark on one of these specially selected Bush Breaks.
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