You are met at Johannesburg Int. Airport by a Wildlife
Africa representative who will handle all documents
and travel journal for your trip, and assist you
boarding the flight to Phinda (Can be direct on
Federal Air OR via Durban OR Richards Bay.
Upon arrival you are met and transferred by road
to your choice of Phinda Mountain or Forest Lodges,
for a 3 nights stay including all meals, scheduled
safari activities and local brand drinks
On arrival you will be welcomed and requested to sign the
register and indemnity forms. (The housekeepers will assist
you with your luggage and take you to your room.). Your
accommodation at Phinda includes
Three meals a day, teas and coffees, two game drives in open land rovers,
refreshments on game drives, Nature Walks accompanied by experienced armed
trackers, Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance, Laundry, Soft drinks,
house wines, local brand spirits and beers.
In the late afternoon, depart on your first game drive.
With cooler boxes of your favorite drinks on board the Land Rovers, you
will set off into the bush on an exciting safari accompanied by a
professional game ranger. At sunset, your rangers will stop off in the
bush, where you will have a chance to enjoy your refreshing drinks, soak
up the amazing silence and watch the sun sink into the dusty horizon.
Continue on with the game drive after dark, using a powerful spotlight to
point out nocturnal wildlife. The chances are excellent that you will
encounter lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo, cheetah and many other
species of game in their natural habitat. The vehicles go off the road,
when necessary, to afford you the best possible viewing. The safari
continues on into the dark when spotlights are used to follow the game. As
most of the predators are nocturnal, this is the best time for viewing –
especially as most hunting occurs at night.
Return to the lodge where you will have a chance to freshen up and meet in
the bar for pre-dinner drinks. Dinner in the open-air, reed enclosed boma,
under the stars, around a roaring log fire or in the dining room. Spend
the evening with your ranger, talking about the African bush.
Early morning wake up call followed by tea, coffee and biscuits served on
the dining verandah.
Early morning and late afternoon are the best times to see most of the
large mammals, so today you will enjoy an early morning game drive as well
as a late afternoon/evening game drive. Animals which are mostly seen in
the early morning include rhino, lion, leopard and giraffe. Lion are very
active in the early morning and this is when you may see a pride on a kill
or moving around with their young. As the day wears on, the animals
usually retire to the shade of a tree or bush and may spend the best part
of the day sleeping, only to emerge in the late afternoon or evening.
Night-time is when the large carnivores – except wild dogs and cheetahs –
do their hunting, and if you are lucky you may stumble on a kill.
After breakfast, walks are offered with an experienced armed tracker
(these walks are subject to availability). Our knowledgeable guides and
trackers will lead you on guided nature walks through the heart of the
bush, revealing some of nature's most closely guarded secrets. You will
have a chance to experience the African bushveld close-up as you tread
past intriguing plants and spy more elusive, smaller creatures such as
birds, reptiles, insects and tiny mammals.
Return to the lodge for lunch and dinner. Depending on the time of year
you visit, you might enjoy a breakfast or dinner in the bush. You will
arrive at an area out in the bush where tables have been set for an
unforgettable bush breakfast or braai (barbecue) out in the wilds of the
Early morning wake up call for your last game drive. Return to the lodge
You will be transferred by road to
Thonga Beach Lodge (1 1/2 hours)
Stay 4 nights at Thonga
including all meals, teas and coffees and selected
After Breakfast and
your morning activity you are transferred to the air
strip for your charter flight to Richards Bay Airport
for your flight back to Johannesburg
Prices 2016 Start from R 31,610.00 per person sharing for the
7 nights (Minimum 2 people).
All meals, teas and
coffees, game drives and walking safaris
activities at Thonga
All transfers and charter flights
from and to Johannesburg
- Travel Insurance
- Visa Costs
- Any future fuel levies or Taxes imposed by airlines or Governments
PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS. PLEASE CONTACT US
FOR A MORE ACCURATE QUOTATION