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Ants Nest Children with Giraffe

A Week in the Bush, Friends & Family

Whether you only have a week to spare for Half Term or are looking to combine South Africa with the Indian Ocean or Middle East, a week in two contrasting Lodges makes for an unforgettable safari experience to share with friends and family.

Ants Nest Children with Giraffe

Arrive in to Johannesburg after your overnight flight. Collect your hire car / meet your transfer driver for your journey to the malaria-free, Big Five, Madikwe Game Reserve (approx 4 - 5 hours).  If the budget allows, we recommend taking a shuttle flight (approx 1 hour). Here you will be welcomed for 3 or 4 nights in your Luxury Lodge. Game drives take place at Dawn and Dusk in search of elephant, lion and the rate Wild Dog. There are some great 'sole use' Lodges typically sleeping 6 - 12 people, giving you private accommodation and your own game drive vehicle.

After your stay in Madikwe, you will be collected or self drive (approx 4 - 5 hours) to the Waterberg. Here you will stay in your chosen Lodge for 3 to 5 nights for your more 'active' safari experience. Due to the absence of Lion and Elephant, whilst game drives are still on offer, in this location it is also safe for all ages to ride and walk with the game such as white rhino and giraffe enabling a much more 'up close and personal' experience with the animals as they are much more relaxed! Once again you can book out the Lodge on a sole use basis, ensuring a completely personalised experience.

After your farewells, take your journey back to Johannesburg Airport (approx 3 hours) to connect with your overnight flight home.

recommended duration:
6-9 nights
From £2,350 per adult / £1,450 per child under 12 sharing including flights, car hire and accommodation in 5 star Lodges on an All Inclusive Basis travelling May - June Half Term. NB Reductions available for larger groups travelling together, please enquire
0845 1244455

suggested extensions

If you have a little longer and a water park appeals, Sun City Resort makes for a good stop over en-route from Johannesburg to Madikwe for 2 nights.  For something more educational, a stop over in the Cradle of Humankind is approx 90 mins North of the Airport. Alternatively you can simply opt to stay in Johannesburg for a night or two, perhaps taking the opportunity to visit the Apartheid Museum or Soweto. There is also always the option of time on the beach in Mauritius for the ultimate trip, a 4 - 5 hour flight from Johannesburg!

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