Monday, July 25, 2011

Cape Town to Safari has never been easier!

SA Express will be launching a new direct flight between Cape Town and Hoedspruit, starting July 26 making the quintessential South African experience of pairing Cape Town and Kruger even easier! The airline will operate once daily, every Tuesday and Thursday. Flights will depart Cape Town at 09h30, arriving Hoedspruit at 12h10. The return service will depart Hoedspruit at 12h45, arriving in Cape Town at 15h25. For more details contact New Frontiers Tours or the Kusini Collection.

Below is a selection of lodges in the area that are offering complimentary return transfers from Hoedspruit...

Kapama Buffalo - newly refurbished*

A delightful tented camp, with the canvas suites set on stilts amidst bush willows, allowing for the passage of antelope, zebra and even elephant. The 10 tents have recently been refurbished and have wooden floors, en suite bathrooms with baths and showers and white African linens. Price from R1672 Nett pppn sharing

Chic, clean lined and stylish, and situated in the curve of the dry Kapama river bed, River Lodge has 40 suites in warm African colours, as well as 20 new Spa Suites, located near the award winning wellness centre and with walls of glass maximising the views of the reserve.
Price from R1683.50 Nett pppn sharing

Kapama Karula

With 7 state of the art tented suites and 5 Scandinavian inspired wood and glass suites, Karula offers air conditioned luxury, while combing the natural beauty of the flowing Klaserie river located directly in front of the camp. Price from R2139 Nett pppn sharing

Africa on Foot

Situated in the Klaserie, which is part of the Greater Kruger, this intimate little camp offers an authentic and rustic safari experience with its main focus on walking safaris. Guests can also enjoy an afternoon/ evening game drive and the chance to sleep out in the treehouse.
Price from R1250 Nett pppn sharing


Located in the 26 000 hectare Big Five Karongwe conservancy, Makalali has a unique Afro-funk appeal, with Shangaan and Thonga inspired suites located along the Makhutswi River. Divided into 4 camps of 6 suites each, it offers an intimate and personal environment in each. Price from R1667 Nett pppn sharing

Imbali Concession

Imbali is a private concession in the Kruger National Park, consisting of three lodges. The area is rich in lion and elephant, and herds of buffalo which migrate from the Sabi Sands, through Manyeleti Reserve, into Kruger. Game drives are in open vehicles which are permitted to venture off road for closer viewings of the Big Five. Access is via Orpen Gate, which is approximately 1 hour from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport and the concession is another hour transfer into the Park.

Imbali Safari Lodge: A stylish, thatched (4*+) 12 room lodge, with private jacuzzi on each deck. Price from R2224 Nett pppn sharing

Hoyo Hoyo: A small, charming (4*) 6 room Tsonga African styled lodge. Price from R1912 Nett pppn sharing

Hamiltons: A luxury, romantic (5*) 6 room tented lodge. Price from R2611 Nett pppn sharing

Please note - All rates are on a full board basis with 2 game activities daily

Thornybush Collection – Stay 3/ Pay 2 (valid till 15 Dec 11)
Tanda Tula – Stay 4/ Pay 3 (valid 01 Oct 11 – 30 Apr 12)
Garonga – Stay 5/ Pay 4 (valid till 31 Dec 11)

Stay 3 nights at the Franschhoek Country House and 3 nights at Shumbalala and get 1 free night at each property (offer is applicable when booking villa suites at Franschhoek Country House and superior suites at Shumbalala – valid till 15 Dec 11)


Kings Camp launches the new luxurious Waterbuck Private Camp – an exclusive use 4 bedroom villa with its own landrover, game-ranger and tracker, personal butler and chef!
2011 Opening special is R24, 889 Nett per villa.

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