Where: Karkloof Safari Spa and Sabi Sand Safari | Duration: 8 nights/10 days-5 star
Day 1 – Welcome to Africacheetah
Upon arrival in Johannesburg, guests will be met by a representative of Opentour Africa who will hand over the travel documents and assist them checking in for their flight to Pietermaritzburg in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Upon arrival in Pietermaritzburg guests will be collected by a representative from Karkloof Safari Spa and transferred to the lodge
Washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) with its subtropical coastline, sweeping savannah in the east and magnificent Drakensberg mountain range in the west, generously caters for just about every taste imaginable.
Known as the Kingdom of the Zulu, KwaZulu-Natal is a melting pot of African, European and Indian cultures. This province boasts two World Heritage Sites – the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park.
Karkloof Safari Spa is an award winning eco-friendly spa which is designed to be in harmony with its surroundings. The game lodge and wildlife reserve is situated in the scenic Karkloof Valley. This beautiful wellness spa in KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is just an hour’s drive from Durban, and 30 minutes from Pietermaritzburg airport.
Lunch, dinner, bed & Breakfast
Day 2 – Time to tee off
After a leisurely breakfast, guests will be collected and transferred to the Victoria Country Club for a round of golf. On return to Karkloof Safari Spa lunch will be waiting and then guests have the afternoon at leisure
The Victoria Country Club is superbly located in the scenic parklands adjoining the Queen Elizabeth Nature Reserve, and above all, boasts one of South Africa’s most picturesque golfing venues.
The course meanders attractively through rolling terrain combining parkland and grassland habitats saturated with scenic beauty. Spectacular views of the surrounding escarpments and verdant valleys provide for an uplifting and rewarding golfing experience.
Karkloof Safari Spa is the ultimate destination to unwind: it offers not only superb health and wellness treatments with world class therapists, but also provides the opportunity to experience the African bush and its teeming wildlife at first hand. Treatments and therapies are Thai-inspired, and use only the finest natural ingredients, from avocado oil and lemon grass, to green tea, honey, melon and grapefruit, all blended freshly for personal therapy.
Lunch, dinner, bed & Breakfasthotel
Days 3 – Relax and enjoy
Day at leisure to take part in a myriad of activities on offer
Wooden walkways, paths and trails weave through thorn thickets over dolerite rocks, into the mist-belt forest or across the savannah, allowing guests to wander. Mountain bikes are available for guests to explore the cinematic splendour of the Karkloof Valley. Alternatively, guests can make use the heated swimming pool, the library, the lounges or the private bar areas to relax and read. The Green’ & Tea’s Café at the Spa is a calming reflection space for deeper meditation or prayer.
Lunch & dinner at leisure,Bed & Breakfast
Day 4 – Golfers paradise
After a leisurely breakfast, guests have the morning to relax at the lodge..
Game viewing at the Karkloof Reserve is an exciting adventure and includes species of black and white Rhino, Giraffe, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest and a multitude of Antelope, warthog and monkeys including the Samango monkey, unique to the area, as well as over 300 species of birds. The 105m high waterfall overwhelms guests, colourful butterflies are in abundance including the special Karkloof Blue Butterfly.
Golf 2After an early lunch, will be collected and transferred to the Victoria Country Club for another chance to circumnavigate 18 holes. On return to Karkloof Safari Spa guests have the opportunity to refresh and relax before enjoying another gourmet meal
Lunch, dinner, bed & breakfast
Day 5 – Time for Safari!zebra running
After breakfast, guests will be collected and transferred to Durban International airport for the domestic flight to Kruger International airport in Nelspruit. Upon arrival guests will be met by our transfer agent who will road transfer them to Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge, in the world famous Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.Upon arrival guests will check in before going on the afternoon safari.
The Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is the birthplace of sustainable wildlife tourism in Southern Africa, and is the oldest of all the private reserves in South Africa. It has only ever been a wilderness area and is home to a vast wildlife population, including The Big Five, and a flock of elephantnumber of endangered species too. Flanking the Kruger National Park, animals pass unhindered between the reserves
Once a private retreat, Chitwa Chitwa is named after an old giraffe bull who shared the lakeside home with the Brink family. Today Chitwa Chitwa is a magnificent private game lodge and like the graceful old giraffe, it blends humbly into the surrounding beauty of the unspoiled bush of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.
Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast
Days 6, 7 & 8 – Warning! Watching wildlife is addictive
Days are spent on exhilarating safaris in the one of the most sought after safari destinations.
In the Swahili language, safari means “journey”. And what better a journey to undertake than that in which you spend days in the company of the elephants, lions, rhino’s and a plethora of other exquisite creatures.Immerse yourself in the marvel that is the African Bushveld…..
Day 7 – Time to say goodbye
After breakfast, guests will be transferred by our transfer agent in a private vehicle to Eastgate airport, Hoedspruit and depart for Johannesburg International airport
A journey not soon to be forgotten, memories lasting a lifetime…..
This, is the true magic of Africa
* This is a suggested itinerary and our experienced team will be happy to create bespoke itineraries on request
4 nights fully inclusive accommodation in a luxury villa at Karkloof Safari Spa including local beverages, spa treatments and lodge activities
2 rounds of golf (18 holes) at Victoria Country Club including return transfers
4 nights fully inclusive accommodation in a luxury suite at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge
All transfers and excursions as per the itinerary in a private vehicle
All meals as specified in the itinerary
Meet & Greet by an Opentour Africa representative on arrival
International and domestic flights
Visa fees for South Africa
Laundry, telephone calls, gift shop purchases , gratuities, meals, excursions , park entrance fees, fuel, toll fees and anything NOT specified in the price includes section
Golf club and golf cart hire
Personal medical and travel insurance
Any government levies, taxes, fuel and/or industry increases beyond our control
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