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Holiday Title: Exclusive Spa and Safari Break
Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa for 7 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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Holiday Title: Exclusive Spa and Safari Break
Passengers: 2 Adults
Kulula MN615: Fly from O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) departing at 13:35 to King Shaka International Airport (DUR), arriving at 14:40
Make your way into the Arrivals Hall and find the Bidvest Car Rental office. Complete the necessary paperwork - you will need to present your driving licence, passport and credit card. The keys to your hire car will then be handed over to you.
7 Day Car Rental: Group F: Audi A3 or similar - Automatic Transmission (on Super Cover)
Allow about an hour to drive to Karkloof Safari Villas. The spa offers a range of treatments and therapies at the hands of a team of highly skilled hand-picked Thai therapists. Each treatment and modality offered at Karkloof Safari Spa has been carefully crafted from a range of cultures, leaning heavily towards Eastern practices, with a range of Germanic and Western influences having been incorporated to provide you with the most relaxing experience possible.
Nambiti Private Game Reserve is set in KwaZulu-Natal on 22,000 magnificent acres of African bush. One of its major drawcards is that the reserve is situated in a malaria-free area, meaning that guests don't have to take medication before visiting. This reserve is home to the Big 5 as well as cheetah, giraffe, hippo, hyena, impala, eland and zebra. At night in clear conditions, stargazing is truly a magical experience as the sky comes alive.
Nambiti Private Game Reserve
After a morning game drive followed by breakfast back at the lodge, allow about 2 hours to drive back to Richards Bay Airport, where you will return your hire car and check in for your flight back to Johannesburg (check in is 90 minutes prior to the flight departure).
Kulula MN622 (ECONOMY CLASS): Fly from King Shaka International Airport (DUR) departing at 16:20 to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), arriving at 17:25
Africa’s largest spa property can be found in the most tranquil and picturesque region of Kwa-Zulu Natal. The timeless Karkloof Safari Villas is conveniently located less than 30 km from Pietermaritzburg, within a 3,500 hectare game reserve that is home to game including black and white rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, antelope, warthog and monkeys, as well as breath-taking waterfalls and more than 300 different species of birdlife.
All guests benefit from a private guide and private game drive vehicle, ensuring that you have a relaxed and personalised game experience that can be enjoyed at your own pace.
The timeless Karkloof Safari Spa has won numerous international awards for its world class facilities and the high level of service from internationally trained Thai therapists and staff. Guests can enjoy unlimited spa treatments and access to the spa’s hydrotherapy facilities during their stay. Personalised weight loss, detox and wellness programmes are also available at the wellness centre for those guests with specific health and fitness goals in mind.
Sixteen private and individually decorated Villas each have their own hiding place amongst the verdant trees. Settle into seamless luxury where underfloor heating takes the edge off the night chill, sunsets rival satellite television and chattering birds outdo internet connectivity. Streams trickle gently around the Villa’s, which are linked through wooden walkways, connecting them to the Spa, Lodge and dining areas.
All food is freshly prepared and organic by nature with every meal a delectable celebration of flavours.
Unlike most properties, you can check in from 8 am and check out is 8 pm on the day of departure, which means you will have an extra full day to enjoy all that is on offer here.
|Room:||1 x Villa|
|Includes:||All meals; beverages (except French champagne); up to 11 hours of spa treatments daily; game drives; and walking safaris are included.|
If you want to be seduced by the romance of Africa, and see lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino up close in the sanctuary of a 10,000 hectare private game reserve, but also you want to experience understated luxury - then it is time you reserved your place at Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge.
A stay here will ensure you leave more relaxed and enriched than when you arrived.
The Nambiti Big 5 Game Reserve is 23 km east of Ladysmith in the extraordinarily beautiful and geographically diverse KwaZulu-Natal region. Your extremely knowledgeable guide and tracker will plan a personal safari that takes into account your particular interests and requirements. You can explore the reserve by 4x4, on foot or via helicopter.
The reserve is also close to the famous battlefields of the Anglo-Boer War and various other historic sites, and is also not far from the spectacular Drakensberg mountains, making this the perfect stop over en-route to or from these other South African holiday highlights.
The 5* Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge offers intimate and luxurious accommodation. There are 8 luxury suites and one honeymoon suite, and each suite has a private viewing deck and an interior featuring a contemporary eclectic mix of local African design.
The main lodge lofty glass-enclosed dining and lounge areas provide panoramic views of rolling hills and savannah by day, and thousands of stars in the clear night sky. A wide verandah with its neighbouring bar spills out onto a waterfall that splashes into a rock pool where guests can float on cushions whilst sipping cocktails. Four indoor wood fires and 2 outdoor boma fires offer warmth, intimacy and another place to dine.
|Room:||1 x Luxury Suite|
|Includes:||Brunch, high tea and dinner daily; tea/coffee; snacks; the Rhino Conservation Levy; and 2 game drives per day are included.
Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.
As of the 18th March 2020, passport holders from certain countries are now required to obtain a visa before travelling to South Africa - including the United Kingdom; United States of America; France; Germany; Italy; Spain; Switzerland; and New Zealand.
All international travellers are therefore advised to contact their local South Africa High Commission or Embassy to establish whether they need to apply for a visa. There may be a fee charged for issuing a visa. Please note that some visas may take a long time to be processed so please do take this into consideration, as it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa in place before you travel. Visas are not issued at South African ports of entry and airline officials are obliged to insist on visas before allowing passengers to board.
Please note that anyone travelling to South Africa should have a valid return ticket and a valid passport. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 30 days from the date of exit from South Africa. However, some immigration officials still request that a passport should have at least 6 months validity from the date of entry to South Africa so to avoid problems on arrival, we advise that your passport meets this requirement instead. The passport must also have sufficient pages for entry/exit stamps if you require a visa to enter the country - AT LEAST 2 BLANK PAGES. If you do not need a visa, one page is sufficient.
TRAVELLING TO/FROM SOUTH AFRICA WITH CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE AT DATE OF TRAVEL: It has been recently announced that the immigration laws for children travelling to South Africa who do NOT require a visa are to be relaxed, however not all airlines have updated their systems at the moment to reflect this amendment. Therefore, until we have received notification that all systems have been fully updated with the new relaxed rules, we are strongly advising that all passengers still adher to these following guidelines: Parents travelling with children must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child, showing full details of the child's parents. If the birth certificate is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by a sworn translation issued by a competent authority in the country concerned. If the child is adopted, the adoption certificate must be produced. If only one parent is travelling, said parent must also show consent in the form of an affidavit from the other parent named on the birth certificate authorising the child to travel (the affidavit must be no more than 3 months old from the date of travel - a blank Parental Consent Affidavit can be downloaded from http://southafricahouseuk.com/documents/parentconaff.pdf), or a court order granting full parental responsibilities to the travelling parent, or (where applicable) a death certificate for the deceased parent. Legally separated parents should also provide a court order when the other parent does not give consent. Where a person is travelling with a child who is not their biological child, he/she must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child supplemented by affidavits from the child's parents/legal guardian giving consent for the child to travel and copies of the identity documents or passport of the parents/legal guardian PLUS their contact details. There are also additional rules for unaccompanied minors - available on request. PLEASE NOTE: All documents must be original - PHOTOCOPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED. In the case of foreign countries that do not issue unabridged birth certificates, a letter to this effect issued by the competent authority of the foreign country should be produced. For more information, contact the South African High Commission via http://southafricahouseuk.com/ or the South African Department of Home Affairs via http://www.dha.gov.za/.
PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with current passport and visa requirements.
You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to South Africa.
To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids, and keep out of the midday sun.
There is a risk of malaria in and around the Kruger National Park/Mpumalanga Province, the Limpopo (Northern) Province, and the north-eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal - check with your doctor about suitable antimalarial tablets. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.
There is no risk of yellow fever in South Africa, so a yellow fever vaccination is NOT required for travellers whose sole destination is South Africa. However, in accordance with International Health Reguations, South Africa requires all travellers over one year of age arriving from a yellow fever risk country, or having been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of such a country, to have a yellow fever certificate. These countries include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.