There are few things that can top a safari experience in South Africa’s wildlife reserves where there are ample opportunities for action and adventure. As with so many experiences, it is often the food and accommodation that can turn an ordinary experience into an extraordinary one and leave you with a sense of longing to return.
A safari villa holiday is the ultimate experience - where you are the master of your day and can choose exactly how, where and when you would like your activities and meals delivered. A villa offers you ample space, luxurious finishes, staff to take care of your every need and above all privacy to enjoy your precious holiday time.
We’ve handpicked some of our favourite properties below - each offering a tailor made villa experience for you to enjoy.
The Homestead, Phinda Game Reserve - Kwazulu Natal
With its open views of the surrounding bushveld, spacious rooms and luxurious furnishings , The Homestead offers families and groups of friends travelling together the opportunity for relaxation, delicious food and more. The vast range of activities include game drives, rhino tracking, boat cruises and beach based activities such as scuba diving and the seasonal turtle nesting adventure. The villa’s bedrooms look out through the large sliding windows onto the surrounding bushveld where wildlife can be seen roaming throughout the day. At Homestead there is no need to jump out of bed early - with a dedicated ranger, tracker and a private game drive vehicle - you can decide the pace of your day. Relax at the pool, have a picnic out in the bush on the game drive or visit the nearby sights – everything will be arranged by your personal chef and butler.
Royal Malewane Africa House, Thornybush Private Game Reserve - Kruger
The Kruger Park has long been the most famous wildlife viewing area in South Africa and Thornybush is no exception. With the ‘Big Five’ and numerous other mammals along with over 500 species of birds - there is plenty to see while out on game drive. Africa House villa offers a calm and serene abode to return to after all the action and excitement of game driving. With a maximum of twelve guests accommodated in the utmost splendour, it’s ideal for families or groups travelling together who wish to have their own space and privacy. The villa comes complete with a chef, butler, ranger, tracker and game drive vehicle allowing the guest to determine the pace of their day and decide which activities they would like to partake in. With views out into the surrounding wilderness and a relaxing ambiance it’s easy to unwind by the pool or in any of the generous living and dining areas between wildlife viewing activities.
Little Tuningi, Madikwe Game Reserve, North West Province
Nestled on the border of Botswana, this malaria free game reserve is fast gaining the reputation of being the place to go for those wishing to get away from the crowds. Set apart from the main lodge, the camp offers up to 6 guests the opportunity for privacy and individual attention with their own ranger and game drive vehicle. Children of all ages are welcome and the lodge offers a fantastic children’s programme to ensure the little ones are also entertained.
Be sure to give us a call on 020 7843 3500 for further information on how to book any of the above villas or arrange an itinerary tailored to your holiday needs in Southern or East Africa.
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