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Trip Details at-a-Glance
|Arrive:||Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa|
|Depart:||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Meals:||Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)|
|Activity:||Safaris, Wildlife & Natural History|
Gameviewing by 4WD vehicle, bush walks
Visa RequirementsA visa is not required for U.S. citizens visting South Africa.
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Choosing the Right Trip
We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.
A stay at Shumbalala Game Lodge, in the Thornybush Reserve bordering Kruger National Park, is an ideal way to experience additional gameviewing while enjoying the amenities of a deluxe wildlife lodge. Set on the banks of the Monwana River, Shumbalala is an oasis of luxurious comfort in the heart of the African bushveld. Activities include morning and late afternoon game drives in search of the “Big Five,” bush walks in the company of an expert ranger and tracker, or simply relaxing on decks overlooking a waterhole where animals frequently congregate. The lodge caters to a maximum of eight guests in four suites, each with its own fireplace and spacious bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers.
Shumbalala Game Lodge
After a morning game drive at Londolozi, transfer by 4WD vehicle to beautiful Shumbalala Game Lodge, deep in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve, for close-range sightings of leopard, rhino, lion, elephant, buffalo (the “Big Five”), cheetah, blue wildebeest, the elusive wild dog, and more. This is prime gameviewing territory, and a wonderful complement to the environment at Sabi Sand. In addition to game drives, bush walks in the company of an expert ranger and tracker are also possible. Overnights at lodge...BLD each day
Johannesburg / Depart
Afternoon flight to Johannesburg, connecting with homeward-bound flights...B
Prices are for 2015
3 Nights$2095 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $2995
Single supplement: $820
2 Nights$1565 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $2595
Single supplement: $550
Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed.
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Extension Cost Includes:
- Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Land and airport transfers
- Services of local naturalist guides
Extension Cost Does Not Include:Optional gratuities to leaders or staff, any additional hotel nights that may be needed before or after your extension, airport departure taxes, expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, etc.).
Shumbalala Game Lodge
Thornybush Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Shumbalala is a feast for the senses, with spacious suites and private viewing decks overlooking an ever-active waterhole. The lodge caters to a maximum of eight guests in four suites, each with its own fireplace and spacious bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers. One of Shumbalala’s attractions is its underground wine cellar in full view of the river. Delightful meals are prepared by Shumbalala’s expert chef and can be taken either in the comfort of your private deck or in the candle-lit dining room accompanied by a crackling fire in winter.
Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.