A safari holiday is normally a bucket list destination.
It doesn’t have to be the main focus of your trip, we can usually combine them with a beach twin centre for a complete chill out on the way home.
We have a limited availability left for South Africa Safari holidays in 2023, so if this holiday is on your bucket list please get in touch asap.
Savour South Africa’s magnificent wildlife on this once-in-a-lifetime, full-board holiday, based in the locally-rated five-star Sebatana Lodge, with its own sweeping private game reserve.
On this unique Small-Group Tour, you’ll get the chance to really settle into your breathtaking surroundings as you spend a week at South Africa’s distinguished Sebatana Rhino Lodge.
Set amongst the malaria-free UNESCO-listed Waterberg Biosphere, the Sebatana Private Reserve covers almost 100,000 acres and is home to over 75 mammals, 300 species of bird and hundreds of different flowers and trees – the perfect place to connect with South Africa’s wildlife!
- The opportunity to spot the fabled Big Five
- Four game drives in the Sebatana Private Reserve
- One game drive in the Welgevonden Reserve
- Fascinating guided bush walk
- Traditional African champagne brunch
- Sundowner at Sunset Rock
- Wildlife talk
- Wine-tasting and welcome drink
- Johannesburg and Soweto tour, including a visit to the Apartheid Museum
- Optional game drives at Welgevonden Reserve and Pilanesberg National Park
- Optional night safari and tribal evening cultural experience
- All-inclusive upgrade available
- Seven nights’ carefully chosen full-board accommodation at the five-star Sebatana Lodge, Lephalale, plus two nights on the aircraft
- Return flights to Johannesburg
- Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager and wildlife specialist
Day 1: Overnight direct flight to Johannesburg.
Day 2: Arrival – Meet your local tour manager at Johannesburg airport for the scenic transfer to the Sebatana Rhino Lodge. Upon arrival, lunch will be served. Afterwards, rest, relax and settle into your new surroundings, perhaps by taking a refreshing dip in the one of the pools. This evening, enjoy an included welcome drink, followed by dinner and a short briefing about the week ahead.
Day 3: Sebatana Private Reserve introduction and game drive – After breakfast, venture out in 4x4s into the reserve with your guides, who will tell you about the different animals and plants that inhabit the area. This afternoon, head out on a wildlife-spotting game drive to Christina’s Wallow, a hide with wonderful views of a waterhole. All game drives at Sebatana are done in open-air vehicles for maximum visibility. For a truly authentic wildlife-spotting experience, you’ll complete the journey on foot. Keep an eye out – and have your camera at the ready – for zebras, meerkats, giraffes, wildebeest and impalas. Return to the lodge to enjoy a complimentary wine-tasting before dinner.
Day 4: Big Five Game Drive & options night safari – After breakfast, venture out into the reserve on a game drive in search of the fabled Big Five – the lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant. Access to the reserve is subject to extensive restrictions, so it’ll feel like you have the whole place to yourself! At dusk, you could join the optional night safari, giving you the unique opportunity to witness how the bush changes as the sun goes down, and a different animal kingdom emerges. Keep an eye out for caracals, bush babies, porcupines and ant bears!
Day 5: Bush walk, game drive & optional tribal evening – This morning, join your guide for a gentle included bush walk into the Sebatana Private Reserve. Listen intently as your guide points out animal breeding areas and local plant life. After the walk, return to the lodge for some well-earned lunch. After lunch, set out on your second game drive into the Sebatana Private Reserve for the chance to spot some spectacular wildlife, armed with the knowledge gained this morning. This evening, you have the chance to join the optional tribal evening to learn more about South Africa’s indigenous cultures.
Day 6: Optional Pilanesberg National Park excursion – Today you have the choice of joining the optional excursion to Pilanesberg National Park, the third-largest of its kind in South Africa. The park covers over 135,000 acres and presents further opportunities to spot the Big Five as well as the endangered white rhino, giraffes and hippopotami. Dinner will be served back at Sebatana, with a complimentary wine tasting beforehand.
Day 7: Game Drive and champagne brunch – Rise and shine early this morning for a very special game drive, and the chance to spot herds of antelopes moving in the open. Antelopes and other prey animals tend to move around in the morning, to find the best protection from predators. Around mid-morning, you’ll stop at Kudu Rock for a magnificent, traditional African brunch with champagne. Enjoy a well-earned meal as you soak up the fantastic views of the African bush. Return to the lodge to rest and relax. If you want to carry on exploring, the guides will point out some gentle trails through the reserve. This evening, enjoy a complimentary wine-tasting before dinner.
Day 8: Optional Big Five game drive & Sunset Rock safari – This morning, you’ll have the chance to join one last Big Five game drive. Later, in the mid-afternoon, enjoy a fitting finale to your South African adventure, as you join the included safari to Sunset Rock. Sip champagne from this magnificent vantage point, looking out over the Waterberg Mountains as the sky turns a cascade of red and orange. Return to the lodge for a farewell feast, no doubt reflecting on a wonderful break in the African wilderness.
Day 9: Johannesburg & Soweto tour – Say goodbye to your wonderful hosts as you depart for an included tour of Johannesburg and Soweto. Visit Johannesburg’s Apartheid Museum, which documents South Africa’s troubled past and racial segregation, before exploring fascinating Soweto, home to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Winne Mandela. After the tour, continue to Johannesburg airport for your overnight flight.
Day 10: Arrive back in UK.
Inspired to go on Safari? Get in touch, these prices start from just under £2,000 per person for 10 days.
Freephone: 0800 810 8404