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Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Days 1 - 3: Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp Location Map

Located in the game-rich Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, and hidden on the banks of the Msuthu River lies Little Bush Camp. The warmth and vibrancy, combined with an intimacy and seclusion, makes this an ideal bush retreat for friends, families or small groups.

Skilled rangers and trackers lead you on adventurous wildlife safaris in open Land Rovers both day and night, tracking the Big 5 off-road and viewing up to 200 species of animals and 300 bird species. In addition, a walking safari with your ranger is optional and takes place after breakfast. Community tours to the local village, where the majority of the staff come from, can also be arranged.

The lodge itself is intimate, centred on an inviting lounge and leading to an elegant outdoor dining area that rests in the dappled shade of local trees. The pool area is just out of sight across the riverbed and an outdoor boma is the perfect setting for indulging in the finest safari cuisine under the African star-studded sky and surrounded by the enchanting noises of the African bush at night.

The lodge has just 6 beautiful suites, all with private decks overlooking the riverbed and surrounding natural bush. Each thatched suite is individually styled with a designer bed, draped mosquito nets, genuine African artefacts, wooden finishes and creative use of colours, textures and light.

Luxurious en-suite bathrooms feature both indoor and outdoor showers, while the heated spa bath on each secluded deck offers a delightfully decadent vantage point from which to relax and watch the bushveld and abundant wildlife.

Example Details For Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Luxury Suite (Fly-In Package)
Includes: Return flights Johannesburg-Skukuza-Johannesburg; twice-daily open 4x4 safari vehicle shared safari drives; the Guest Conservation Contribution; walking safaris; breakfast, lunch and "boma" dinner; selected beverages (excluding cellar wine collection and premium brands) and South African house wines; tourism levy; sundowner drinks during your evening safari; and return transfers from the Sabi Sabi airstrip are included.

Children aged 13 years and older are permitted on guided walks in the reserve.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp Location.

Address

Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp,Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand (via Shaw's Gate)

Directions

From Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction): Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536.

Once on the R536, continue along this road for approximately 34.5 km and on the left-hand side of the road, you will see lodge signboards for various lodges including Inyati, Idube, Exeter and Savanna. Go past these, and approximately 3 km further on, on the left-hand side of the road, you will see signposts for the private game reserves of MalaMala, Sabi Sabi and Londolozi. Turn left here onto the gravel road. Travel for approximately 8.5 km and you will get to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve Shaw's Gate. 

From the Kruger Mpumalanga/Nelspruit International Airport: Turn right out of the airport onto the R538 and follow the signs to White River (Witrivier). Continue for approximately 12 km, until you reach the first set of traffic lights in White River, with the mosque on your left. Turn right and travel towards Hazyview on the R40. After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn right here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway respectively to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Keep on the N4 until you reach Nelspruit, where you will turn left onto the R40 to White River. In White River, at the first set of traffic lights in the town itself, turn left, following signs to Hazyview and Wildtuin/Kruger National Park. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right. Cross over the next set of traffic lights and then at the final set, with a Caltex garage on your right, turn left on the R40 for Hazyview (the R538, via the Numbi Gate, is a busy road and not recommended). After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Johannesburg/Pretoria via Scenic Route: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing. In Lydenburg/Mashishing, follow the signs to Sabie over the Long Tom Pass (the highest tar road in South Africa). In Sabie, take the R536 to Hazyview. Just before Hazyview you will reach a T-junction. Turn right onto the R40 towards Hazyview. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Hoedspruit Airport: Turn right out of the airport towards the R40. At the T-junction, turn left onto the R40 towards White River and Hazyview. Proceed on the R40 for approximately 88 km until you reach a set of traffic lights in Hazyview with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn left here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536.  Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From the Paul Kruger Gate: Go through the gate, and follow the R536 to Hazyview. Continue along this road for approximately 4.5 km and on the right-hand side of the road, you will see lodge signboards for the private game reserves of MalaMala, Sabi Sabi and Londolozi. Turn right here onto the gravel road. Travel for approximately 8.5 km and you will get to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve Shaw's Gate.

ONCE AT THE SHAW’S GATE: For self-drive visitors, there is a R140 per person and a R310 per vehicle entrance fee, payable in cash at the entrance gate (subject to change). Please retain your receipt as proof of entrance and have it stamped at your destination when you are leaving, which acts as your Exit Permit. Once inside the gate, follow the signs to the lodge through the reserve.

Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 12:30 on the day of arrival. If possible, aim to arrive at the lodge around this time, so you can check into your room and relax before your first afternoon game drive, but if you don't think you can arrive by this time, you should aim to arrive by 15:00 at the very latest, or else you may miss the afternoon drive.

Rooms must please be vacated by 10:30 for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 13 years and older are welcome. Children under 13 can only be accommodated if the entire lodge is booked exclusively.

All suites have air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outside showers, private deck with outdoor bath/jacuzzi, hair dryer, mini bar, safe, fan, heater, a lounge area, tea/coffee making facilities, mosquito nets, and a telephone.

Little Bush Camp has a boma, boutique shop, lounge area, a main swimming pool area for guest’s enjoyment, full bar facilities and complimentary internet access. There is also a game viewing hide.

A Spa is available at Bush or Earth Lodge. The lodge can, on request, also offer in-suite massage treatments.

Two safaris per day are included - departing morning and afternoon/evening - each approximately 3 hours in duration and including a coffee/sundowner stop.

A walking safari with your rangers is optional and takes place after breakfast.

The lodge also offers a Community Tour, available to Sabi Sabi guests after breakfast each day. This is to be pre-booked at an additional charge, and these funds are invested back into the community. The tour focuses on an authentic experience, and you will have the chance to view life from the perspective of the staff, as the majority of the staff are from the local communities of Lillydale, Justicia and Huntington.

Credit card services are available.

A laundry service is available (additional cost).

A Guest Conservation Contribution has been included within your rate. The proceeds go towards the Sabi Sand Wildtuin anti-poaching efforts, the community and ecology.

If you are arriving/departing via FedAir, the camp is a 20 minute drive away from the airstrip.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children aged 13 years and older are permitted on guided walks in the reserve. A guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.

Regardless of age, the final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.

Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel

Johannesburg

Day 4: Johannesburg

Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel Location Map

Discover untold luxury and regal comfort. The 5* Peermont D'oreale Grande hotel at Emperors Palace is conveniently located next to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport.

The Emperors Palace resort offers a unique experience with a magnificent casino, dining to suit every palate, a cinema complex, exhilarating entertainment and theatre venues, and a retail concourse. With palatial buildings set in a display of gardens, fountains and statues, the experience is breathtaking. Richly cloaked surroundings such as marble floors, plush carpets, magnificent stained glass domes, highly decorated murals and frescos, sculptures, intricate mosaics and Roman columns and arches contribute to an atmosphere of intimacy, classical elegance and lavish opulence.

At the hotel itself, guests can dine at the elegant Aurelia's Restaurant, meet or relax in private conclaves of the reception area, absorb the gentle strains of the piano in the Aurelia's Lounge and Cocktail Bar, or sip on a cocktail while watching the African sunset from a lounger or cocktail bar in the manicured and terraced gardens.

The luxurious world-class Octavi's Sensorium Day Spa will indulge you beyond your expectations. This magnificent facility resembles the eclectic style and ambience of Ancient Rome, while providing state of the art facilities including the magnificent Roman Bath.

The hotel features 182 elegant rooms and suites all lavishly furnished in superior style. All rooms incorporate air-conditioning, multi-channel satellite TV, complimentary wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) and the convenience of 24-hour room service. For the discerning guest who seeks premier quality and elegance, the Club Superior Rooms are situated on the private Club Floor, which has a private lounge with complimentary refreshments and a Club Floor Services Manager who is willing to assist with a diverse bouquet of personalised services including early check in and late check out options, and 24 hour refreshment in rooms.

A complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport for all guests is available.

Example Details For Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel

Nights: 1 Night
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Classic Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel Location.

Address

Peermont D'oreale Grande Hotel,64 Jones Road, Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

Directions

From Johannesburg: Take the R24 towards the O.R. Tambo International Airport. At the airport, the road splits - keep to the left lane and: follow the R21 East Rand/Boksburg lane. Follow the road until you reach Griffiths Road off-ramp, turn left at the top of: the bridge. At the T-junction, turn left into Jones Road. Entrance to Emperors Palace is on your left.

From Pretoria: Take the R21 towards the O.R. Tambo International Airport. At the airport, the road splits - keep to the left lane and: follow the R21 East Rand/Boksburg lane. Follow the road until you reach Griffiths Road off-ramp, turn left at the top of: the bridge. At the T-junction, turn left into Jones Road. Entrance to Emperors Palace is on your left.

From Sandton/Northern Areas: Take the N3 towards Germiston. At Giloolly’s Interchange, take the R24 towards the O.R. Tambo International Airport.: At the airport, the road splits - keep to the left lane and follow the R21 East Rand/Boksburg lane. Follow the road until: you reach Griffiths Road off-ramp, turn left at the top of the bridge. At the T-junction, turn left into Jones Road.: Entrance to Emperors Palace is on your left.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 15:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

Hotel facilities include an art gallery, a cocktail bar and lounge, Aurelia's Restaurant, Octavia's Sensorium Day Spa, a swimming pool with pool bar, a 24 hour gym, and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

The complimentary shuttle service between the hotel and the airport terminals operates every 20 minutes between 06:00 and 23:00 daily. The shuttle vans are black with the Emperors Palace logo on the sides and the drivers wear a black Emperors Palace Uniform. An early shuttle is also available (on request) at 30 minute intervals from 04:00 to 06:00; or if you request a shuttle between the hours of 23:00 and 04:00, please call the Transport Desk on +27 (0) 11 928 1762 or Reception on +27 (0) 11 928 1453.

To take the shuttle from Terminal A:

Exit the building and turn left. Walk along the driveway until the pedestrian crossing and turn right across the driveway into the opposite building with covered parking above. Do not take the escalators but walk past them until you get to the Luxliner Bus bookings cubicle. Turn right at Luxliner and exit the building onto the passageway next to the Intercontinental Hotel. Turn right again and follow the passageway to the shuttle terminus behind the InterContinental Hotel. Wait here for the Emperors Palace bus.

To take the shuttle from Terminal B:

Exit the building and turn right. Walk along the driveway until the pedestrian crossing and turn left across the driveway into the opposite building with covered parking above. Do not take the escalators but walk past them until you get to the Luxliner Bus bookings cubicle. Turn right at Luxliner and exit the building onto the passageway next to the Intercontinental Hotel. Turn right again and follow the passageway to the shuttle terminus behind the InterContinental Hotel. Wait here for the Emperors Palace bus.

Heritage Le Telfair

Mauritius

Days 5 - 10: Mauritius

Heritage Le Telfair Location Map

The Heritage Le Telfair Golf and Spa Resort, situated in the south of Mauritius, carries its guests back in time to the Domaine de Bel Ombre of yesteryear for a truly memorable stay. A stay here extends an invitation to wander along the alleys of time, back to when Mauritius was a strategic stopover along the Sugar and Spice Routes.

A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the resort offers spacious and luxury accommodation combined with a decor reminiscent of olden day Mauritius, refined cuisine with a thousand and one flavours as well as an abundance of leisure activities, both on land and water.

Swim, sail, kitesurf or just relax by one of the pools. From yoga in the nature reserve to a round ​of golf on a European Tour branded golf course, the wide selection of land and water based activities is sure to entertain the most adventurous types.

Divided into pavilions nestled among lush tropical gardens, the 158 luxurious suites of the Heritage Le Telfair harmoniously combine ample space with optimum comfort accommodation. The suites are inspired by the architecture typical of colonial sugar plantation houses, whose influence is reflected even in the furniture and decor. You will be charmed by the French windows that open onto a veranda or a balcony for splendid views of the lagoon or the river.

Families, groups of friends and golfers will also enjoy the independence and privacy of a villa at Heritage The Villas. The beautifully appointed and unique 2, 3 or 4 bedroom villas are a tropical sanctuary where you can relax in a beautiful natural setting with views of the serene tropical landscaped gardens, the Fréderica Nature Reserve and the Indian Ocean. Villa guests can also enjoy the top-class services and amenities of Le Telfair.

Example Details For Heritage Le Telfair

Nights: 6 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Beachfront Suite (Super Saver 20% Discount offer applied - selected periods only)
Includes: Half Board basis. Full Board/Gourmet Bliss rates available on request.
 
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Heritage Le Telfair Location.

Address

Heritage Le Telfair,Coastal Road, Bel Ombre, South Coast

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by midday on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

The rooms are spacious, comfortable and are all equipped with a ceiling fan, air conditioning, an electronic safe, flat screen TV set with interactive and satellite television, a telephone line with international direct dialling, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities, a dressing table, en-suite bathroom with separate tub and shower, separate W/C, hair dryer, electronic shaver, spacious dressing room and bathrobes.

The Garden Golf, Junior Beachfront, Senior Suites and Ocean Suite Beachfront all are equipped with an iPod dock station and an espresso machine.

The resort has a selection of restaurants based on an interactive cuisine concept for a culinary discovery of flavours. Dress code for dinner is smart casual usually from 18:30 or 19:00 (trousers or elegant shorts, closed shoes and collared shirts for men).

The resort has a main swimming pool and a heated pool. Complimentary water based activities include windsurfing, lasers, kayaks, pedal boats, glass bottom boat trips, snorkelling and an aquagym.

Activities that are an additional cost include scuba diving, waterskiing lessons, kite surfing, catamaran cruises, big game fishing, stand up paddle, fishing and dolphin watching.

Complimentary land based activities include yoga, table tennis, tennis, darts, beach volley, beach soccer, indoor games, aerobics, a fully equipped fitness centre, badminton, mountain bikes and French bowls. Activities that are an additional cost include Segways, golf lessons, tennis lessons, quad biking, horse riding, and hire of golf carts/equipment/caddy.

The Heritage Golf Club includes an 18 hole championship golf course (PAR 72) and a 9 hole short court (PAR 3), plus a putting green, chipping green and driving range. There is also a club house, shop, restaurant and bar here.

The Seven Colours Spa offers a number of treatment rooms, a hairdresser, a manicure and pedicure parlour, a hammam and sauna (appointment only) and vitality pool, and is open daily from 09:00 until 20:00.

Free of charge services include foreign currency exchange, a library, a free shuttle service within the Domaine de Bel Ombre area, a concierge service, and medical assistance/service (nurse on site or doctor on call).

A butler/room service is available.

There is a complimentary facility for late check outs (cloakroom and shower).

A laundry service is available at an additional cost.

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