Whether you’re a veteran or it’s your first time on a safari, South Africa’s diverse national parks and private game reserves offer some of the best game viewing in all of Africa. An exhilarating experience, this ultimate custom safari vacation includes 3 nights at the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve and 3 nights at Timbavati Private Nature Reserve traveling in the company of experienced trackers on daily game drives.
Sharing an unfenced border with Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands private reserve is located where two perennial rivers (the Sabie and the Sand) have created an area rich in wildlife resulting in extraordinary sightings, particularly of the elusive leopard. Guests can track the Big Five (lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) along with vibrant bird life and other wild creatures. In addition to the year-round game viewing, what sets the reserve apart is its passionate guides and high-quality accommodations that spoil you with spas and a mixture of international and local cuisine.
Adjacent to the Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is a private premier game viewing destination. It was the first ever private nature reserve established in South Africa. The landscape features 65 000 hectares of savannah-covered land interspersed with watering holes, dry river beds, lowveld woodlands, and the perennial Sabi and Sand rivers. This spectacular reserve offers exceptional game viewing opportunities with frequent sightings of the renowned Big Five as well as cheetah, zebra, giraffe, and a variety of antelope.Visitors can enjoy excellent wildlife viewing, dining under the stars, guided bush walks and enjoying a stay in some of South Africa’s most luxurious safari lodges.
Arathusa Safari Lodge
Arathusa Safari Lodge is unique and highly sought-after by visitors because of its prime location within the Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the unfenced Kruger National Park. Together these two areas comprise one of South Africa’s most incredible and pristinely preserved wilderness sanctuaries. There are thirteen Suites, nine of which face the open plain in front of the lodge, and four of which are remotely located within the bush a short distance from the lodge. Arathusa’s is an intimate environment… its open-plan design and natural décor mean that it blends seamlessly with the African bush surroundings. The main living area is intended for comfort. The infinity swimming pool overlooks the open plains, and is the perfect spot for wildlife viewing while cooling off on a sweltering African summer’s afternoon. Arathusa offers an exceptional safari experience – expect a high concentration of an assortment of game, including the Big Five, and frequent leopard sightings. The lodge is situated in front of a thriving open plain ensuring interesting game and bird viewing from the comfort of the camp.
Located in the Mpumalanga Province, north of the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve shares a fenceless border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. This 60 000 hectare reserve is best known for its two very rare white lions that were discovered here in the 1970s. The name ‘Timbavati’ refers to these two unique creatures, it means ‘the place where something sacred came down to earth from the heavens’. It is home to a number of exclusive African-style bush lodges set amidst spectacular African savannah and abundant game including over 40 mammal species, 360 bird species and the famous Big Five. Visitors can enjoy a wide selection of activities including: daytime safaris, night game drives, guided bush walks, and bird watching
Set on the banks of the Nlharalumi riverbed, Tanda Tula is shaded by majestic trees and overlooks a watering hole that attracts wildlife from dawn till dusk. Each of the 12 tents is completely private, surrounded by lush riverine bush with a deck overlooking the riverbed.
Tanda Tula is sanctuary to Africa’s Big Five, with traversing over more than 20,000 ha of wilderness and undisturbed biodiversity. Guests are guaranteed an incredible wildlife experience. Their highly skilled ranger and tracker teams guide guests in the early mornings and evenings, in open Land Rovers or on foot.
About Nalah Africa
A private company owned by Director, Lelanie Cajiao, Nalah Africa Safaris is luxury safari tour operator specializing in bespoke itineraries for national and international guests visiting South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia.
About The Founder
A love for Africa and a passion for hard work. These are the two things that Nalah Africa Safaris was born out of and continue to inform its vision. Founded by South-African born Lelanie Cajiao, Nalah Africa is the realization of a dream – to share her love of Africa with people all over the world. An avid nature lover and wildlife conservationist, Lelanie carefully creates, crafts and curates safaris and exclusive African experiences that leave guests spellbound by the continent’s generous spirit, peace and beauty, and delighted by its warmth, friendliness and the gentle luxury of life “on safari”.
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