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nThambo Tree Camp

Klaserie Game Reserve

Days 1 - 3: Klaserie Game Reserve

nThambo Tree Camp Location Map

Experience a true Kruger safari at nThambo Tree Camp, an eco-friendly camp which provides a truly personal safari experience. The camp is located in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, which shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park and forms part of the Greater Kruger Park. On a game drive safari guests will be led by experienced and professional game rangers and Shangaan trackers through a wildlife area rich in game including lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo as well as hyena, hippo, giraffe, zebra and a whole host of other wildlife. Night drives are also an option for those who want to see the nocturnal wildlife, while optional bush walks can be arranged too.

The main camp and guest areas include a comfortable lounge and dining area under thatch. The dining room has a large table where, as per safari tradition, everyone dines together to enjoy each other's company and share stories of the day's game sightings. There is also a boma area with a camp fire, perfect for warming you up with your coffee before the morning walk, or for enjoying evening drinks around the fire. In addition guests will experience a traditional South African braai cooked over the open fire. During the hot summer months guests can relax around the splash pool - don't be surprised if there is a herd of elephants approaching to drink the water!

In the evenings the main area is lit with lanterns while plug points in the chalets can be used to charge your camera batteries. There is also Wi-Fi available in the lounge and bar area.

Accommodation is comfortable with a touch of bush luxury. There are 5 solar-powered tree house chalets, each raised on wooden stilts.  The floor is wooden decking and the walls are canvas tent with a thatched roof.  In addition, each chalet has a verandah which overlooks the plain in front of camp with views of the Drakensberg mountain range in the distance. All the chalets are reasonably spaced out from each other ensuring privacy for all guests.

Example Details For nThambo Tree Camp

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Tree House Chalet
Includes: Full Board Package: All meals; tea/coffee; bush walks (subject to availability of guide and weather); the Klaserie Bed/Conservation levies; and shared game drives are included.

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided bush 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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nThambo Tree Camp Location.

Address

nThambo Tree Camp,Klaserie Game Reserve, Klaserie Game Reserve

Directions

From Hazyview: Follow the R40 towards Klaserie. Continue through Klaserie, and about 6 km before you reach Hoedspruit itself, turn right at the signboard towards Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport, Thornybush Reserve and Timbavati Reserve (Argyle Road). Go past the airport, and continue along this road.

After 300m you will go through a control gate. Head for the Timbavati Game Reserve Gate. 17 km later look out for Bones Bush Pub on your left and Josmacs Bush Pub on your right hand side. In front of you now will be the Timbavati Gate (Nkhulu Gate). For self-drive visitors, there is a vehicle entrance cash fee of R160 per vehicle (subject to change), which is payable at the gate. All guests need to present their passport to allow entry into the reserve.

Once through the gate, drive 6.4 km with the fence line on your left hand side. Turn left onto the dirt road when the fence line ends. Drive a further 3.5 km on the dirt road with a new fence line on your left hand side. You will come to a 4-way crossing. Turn right at this crossway. Drive a further 2.5 km until you see a sign for 'Ross' and Africa on Foot and nThambo Tree Camp. Turn left here and drive along the dirt road until you
see the sign for Africa on Foot Camp. Do not get out of your car until you reach the camp. 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.

From Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport (approximately 40 minutes): Turn left and proceed along this road until you reach the main control gate and follow the directions as above.

From Kruger National Park/Orpen Gate: Exit the Park, and continue along the R531. Turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie, and follow the directions from Hazyview as above.

From Johannesburg/Pretoria (approximately 6 hours): 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 and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 and then take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing. Follow the R36 to Ohrigstad, go through the Strydom Tunnel and take the R527 to Hoedspruit. Turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie, and continue along this road until you see the turning off to the left for Eastgate/Hoedspruit Airport. Turn left here and follow the directions from the airport as above.

PLEASE NOTE : On some signposts/maps, Belfast MAY also be referred to eMakhazeni.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 13 years and older are welcome. Children under the age of 16 years are not allowed on bush walks.

All rooms have a balcony/deck, mosquito nets, luggage racks and a room safe. The bathrooms are en-suite and have showers only (no baths). There is a pedestal fan in each room plus electrical outlets. Each room also has an air horn in case of emergency.

The lodge has Wi-Fi in the lounge area. There is a small splash pool with a decking area. The lodge has a fully stocked bar and a small library area stocked with reading material.

There are no fences around the camp, so take care when walking from your chalet to the main lodge area and back.

Credit cards are accepted at the camp for additional purchases.

All morning and afternoon game drives are conducted in open 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers which are perfect for photographic and video opportunities. The morning game drive leaves about 05:30 to 06:00 in the morning and you return after about 3 hours for breakfast at the lodge. The afternoon game drives generally leaves at 16:00 and include late afternoon game spotting, a sundowner stop and a game drive that continues into the evening, returning to the lodge normally around 19:00 or a bit later.

Of guests are interested a bush walk after breakfast can be arranged. All walking safaris are led by qualified rangers who have had intensive specialised training in approaching dangerous game. A bush walk will allow you to track animals on foot and learn what types of tracks various species leave when traversing the bush. Bush walks are a great way to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Africa.

All guests need to present their passport to allow entry into the reserve.

Like neighbouring reserves, the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve has had to significantly increase anti-poaching measures in order to protect not only rhino but other vulnerable species as well. As such, the rate for guests visiting the reserve now includes a Bed Levy, which goes towards ensuring that the reserve remains in pristine condition and helps to ensure the reduction of the camps carbon footprint, as well as a Conservation Levy which is used to subsidise anti-poaching efforts, further develop smart fences, pay additional teams, contribute to the cost of all counter poaching flights, and purchase new equipment to ensure the continual protection of vulnerable species with the reserve.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided bush walks in the reserve. The final decision on whether a guest can join a guided bush walk remains with the guide and camp manager.

Protea Hotel OR Tambo

Johannesburg

Day 4: Johannesburg

Protea Hotel OR Tambo Location Map

The 4* Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport is set in the heart of Kempton Park, just minutes from the OR Tambo International Airport - a mere 3 km to be precise.

Themed around an aircraft hangar, the industrial ambiance of the hotel is felt in the polished concrete floors, steel finishes, chrome lighting and top to bottom windows that overlook the aeroplanes as they dock and take off.

Relax at the hotel's heated swimming pool with sun lounges built inside the pool. Fitness enthusiasts can make use of the 24 hour in-house Techno Gym.

Guests can experience fine fusion cuisine and delicacies at the vibrant a la carte restaurant, The Warehouse which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared by the skilled chef and his team.

The restaurant echoes the hotel's industrial aircraft theme with wooden shipment boxes that line the walls and aircraft parts that hang in strategic areas. In the summer months, you can enjoy an open air meal on the terrace or by the pool. Room service is available 24 hours a day for those who are too jet lagged to step out of their room.

Each of the modern, well-appointed rooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV, coffee/tea making facilities and Wi-Fi. All bedroom windows, with blackout curtains, are double glazed to drastically reduce take-off and landing noise for your convenience.

The hotel also offers a complimentary daily airport shuttle between the hours of 06:15 and 22:45.

Example Details For Protea Hotel OR Tambo

Nights: 1 Night
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Guest Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.
 
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Protea Hotel OR Tambo Location.

Address

Protea Hotel OR Tambo,Corner of York and Gladiator Street, Rhodesfield Kempton Park, Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

Directions

From OR Tambo International Airport: Take the R21 highway towards Pretoria; take the Voortrekker Road/Freight Off Ramp. Keep to your left and take the Rhodesfield split into Albatross Street (M32). Turn left into Gladiator Street, keep on Gladiator Street, at the roundabout keep left. The hotel is situated on the right, corner of Whirlwind Street and Gladiator Street. The Protea Hotel OR Tambo entrance is on the right hand side before you get to York Street.

From Sandton: From Sandton, take Rivonia Road drive towards Grayston Road. Turn right at the traffic lights on Grayston Road. You then proceed on the M1 towards Pretoria. Proceed on the M1 and then at the Buccleuch inter-change, you take the N3. Proceed and take the Modderfontein Road then turn right onto Parkland Road, drive straight over the bridge. At the traffic lights you turn right onto Zuurfontein Road. At the second traffic lights you will turn left onto Plane Road. Proceed and turn right at the traffic lights onto Old Pretoria Road. At the 3rd traffic lights (VW on your right hand side and Nissan/Mazda on your left hand side) turn onto Wellington Street, go straight until you get to a roundabout, and go right into Gladiator. Protea Hotel OR Tambo is on the corner of Whirlwind Street and Gladiator Street.

From Midrand: From the N3 take the Modderfontein Avenue, go straight until you find bridges, after the second bridge you will find a turn off that will take you onto the bridge. This will be Zuurfontein Avenue. You can only turn left. When on the bridge, go further until the road splits. Keep to the left lane which becomes C.R Swart Drive. At the 6th set of traffic lights you will find Pretoria Road, turn right. At the 9th set of traffic lights turn left onto Wellington Street, go straight until you get to a roundabout, and go right into Gladiator. Protea Hotel OR Tambo is on the corner of Whirlwind Street and Gladiator Street.

From Pretoria: Take the R21 towards Kempton Park/OR Tambo International Airport, take the M96 Voortrekker Rd/Air Freight off-ramp. Turn right at the traffic lights, keep to your left and take the Rhodesfield split, you will now be on Albatross Road. Keep straight, on the left hand side at the second set of traffic lights turn left into Gladiator Street. Keep on straight until you get to a roundabout, keep to the left.. Protea Hotel OR Tambo is on the corner of Whirlwind Street and Gladiator Street.

From Eastgate: Take the R24 highway, where the road splits, keep on the R24 highway towards OR Tambo International Airport. Continue onto the N12, and take the R24, Bedfordview exit to merge back onto the R24. Continue onto the R21, towards Pretoria. Take the M96 Voortrekker Road/ Freight Off Ramp. At the traffic lights, turn left and take the Rhodesfield split, you will now be on Albatross Road. Keep straight, on the left hand side at the second set of traffic lights turn left into Gladiator Street. Keep on straight until you reach a roundabout, and keep to the left. Protea Hotel OR Tambo is on the corner of Whirlwind Street and Gladiator Street.

From Johannesburg: Take the N3 Eastern Bypass (towards Durban), take the exit towards the N12, Continue onto the N12, and take the R24, Bedfordview exit onto the R24. Continue onto the R21, towards Pretoria. Take the M96 Voortrekker Road/ Freight Off Ramp. At the traffic lights, turn left and take the Rhodesfield split, you will now be on Albatross Road. Keep straight, on the left hand side and at the second set of traffic lights turn left into Gladiator Street. Keep on straight until you reach a roundabout, and keep to the left. Protea Hotel OR Tambo is on the corner of Whirlwind Street and Gladiator Street.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All rooms have air conditioning, a hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, flat screen TV, a telephone and sound-proof windows.

The hotel has free Wi-Fi.

There is a fitness centre with a range of cardiovascular equipment and free weights (open 24 hours, 7 days a week).

There is also an outdoor swimming pool (open 24 hours, 7 days a week).

Breakfast is served from 06:30 until 10:30 daily.

There is a restaurant which serves light lunches from 12:00 until 15:00 and a la carte dinners from 18:30 until 22:30. The bar is open 24 hours.

24 hour room service is available on request.

Shuttle Bus Between O.R Tambo Airport and the Hotel

There is a free shuttle service which runs daily from 05:15 to 23:00 and departs from the hotel every quarter past and quarter to the hour to the bus stop behind the InterContinental Airport Hotel. If you have any problems, please call the hotel directly on +27 (0) 11 977 2600.

Taxi Between O.R Tambo Airport and the Hotel

There is a taxi rank immediately outside the terminal building with metered taxis (you will need to pay in South African Rand) - if using a taxi, take care to use a metered taxi from the official rank outside the terminal rather than going with a taxi tout who may approach you in the Arrivals Hall.

Friday Attitude

Mauritius

Days 5 - 11: Mauritius

Friday Attitude Location Map

Part of Mauritius’s undeveloped east coast, the 3*+ Friday Attitude hotel is nestled in the peaceful fishing village of Trou d’Eau Douce. It has a deeply relaxing atmosphere that's ideal for a holiday with your family, friends or partner. Come for the salty smell of the Indian Ocean, the typically blue tropical sky, a magnificent fine-sand beach, and indulge in simply doing nothing, swimming or watersports.  Throughout your holiday, expect zero stress. Instead, the forecast is for fun and relaxation - because, here, it's Friday every day!

Friday Attitude’s 2 bars promise you a refreshing, musical and sociable break or the spa is  the ideal place to recharge your batteries.

Positioned right in front of Trou d’Eau Douce's magnificent white-sand beach, the 90 Degrees East restaurant at Friday Attitude is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its white furniture, thatched roof and exposed beams set the laid-back tone. Or truly immerse yourself in the Mauritian lifestyle with a visit to Kot Nou. Welcoming you into a typically 'home-from-home' atmosphere, the restaurant’s local cooking, with spicy and diverse dishes, is offered in the form of tapas. The many flavours allow you to delve into the richness of island cuisine. 

Taba-J offers an unmissable chance to stop and try typical Mauritian street food during your stay. A blue tin trailer parked between the WE Beach Bar and Ayo le Dodo kids’ club, it offers you the best of local takeaway specialties - pepper cakes, rotis, dumplings or fried aubergine, all delicious and enjoyable on the go.

All 50 bedrooms at Friday Attitude hotel promise a soothing atmosphere and minimalist design. Pride of place is given to natural materials such as wood and linen. On the colour side of things, beige or white hues create a relaxing atmosphere while oranges lend a touch of pep and sunshine. It's a beautiful harmony, and very conducive to a sweet and relaxing holiday.

Measuring ​​24 sqm, the Standard Rooms at the hotel can accommodate two adults and one child. The Family Rooms at Friday Attitude are 33 sqm in size and able to accommodate up to two adults and two children.

The All-in All-out package here is valid from your arrival until the time of your departure - even if you have already returned the keys to your room and checked out. It allows you to fully relax into your holiday, from the first minute to the last!

Example Details For Friday Attitude

Nights: 7 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Standard Room
Includes: All inclusive basis.
 
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Friday Attitude Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival, and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

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