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Mjejane River
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Mjejane River Lodge QQQQ

Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Enjoy a close-up view of the wildlife of Kruger National Park

Set beside Crocodile River, on the southern edge of Kruger National Park, Mjejane River Lodge gives you the unique opportunity to observe Africa’s indigenous wildlife at close quarters. And with just ten rooms at the lodge, you can expect a truly intimate experience.

Please note this holiday includes two nights aboard aircraft.

Including...

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Travel insurance and additional cancellation cover
  • Return scheduled flights and transfers
  • Full board
  • Free bar open 12 hours a day
  • Welcome drink and farewell dinner
  • Saga-trained lodge staff
  • Porterage at your hotel
  • Fruit and water in your room on arrival
  • Plus 9 included excursions
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January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013

Address

Hectorspruit Mpumalanga 1230 South Africa

Introduction

The comfortable Mjejane River Lodge (4Q) offers a relaxing base from which to observe the splendour of Africa’s wildlife. With just ten rooms, you can expect a truly intimate stay overlooking one of Africa's best-known game parks.

Accommodation

There are just 10 rooms at the lodge, the majority of which are chalet-style. All have an outside terrace.

Tea coffee making facilities
Hairdryer

Food and Drink

The lodge features a restaurant with an outdoor dining area, from where you can take in your relaxing surroundings and look out for a diverse range of wildlife.

Your stay at the Mjejane River Lodge is on an all-inclusive basis and the lounge has a  free bar which serves a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from 11am to 11pm daily.

Entertainment

During your stay at the lodge, you will be able to learn more about the culture and wildlife of the area you are staying in, including:

  • Traditional Shangaan storytelling
  • Wildlife walks through Kruger National Park with talks on the flora and fauna
  • Birding walks
  • After-dinner talks on the Kruger area
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Kruger National Park

The comfortable Mjejane River Lodge (4Q) offers a relaxing base from which to observe the splendour of Africa’s wildlife. With just ten rooms, you can expect a truly intimate stay overlooking one of Africa's best-known game parks.

    Restaurant
    Outdoor swimming pool
    Free bar
    Lounge

The lodge is located less than 20 minutes’ drive from Malelane town, which has a few small convenience stores and medical facilities. Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport is approximately 45 minutes’ drive from the lodge.

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is South Africa's largest game reserve and home to more species of mammals, including elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and impala, than any other African reserve – and four of your included game drives will be within the park! Crocodile River and the Mjejane Game Reserve are set on the southern edge of the park, and the lodge is conveniently located for exploring nearby Mozambique and Swaziland and the Drakensberg escarpment

Kruger National Park Game Drive and Skukuza Restcamp

Skukuza is the Kruger National Park’s largest rest camp and is situated on the leafy southern banks of the Sabie River. Species found here include the warthog, fruit bat, thick-tailed bushbaby, spotted hyena, vervet monkey and purple-crested lourie. Within the camp grounds is the Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial Museum. This preserves a large number of interesting exhibits associated with James Stevenson-Hamilton (1867-1957), the driving force behind the establishment of the Kruger National Park. Among the exhibits is a pocket knife with which Stevenson-Hamilton’s assistant, Harry Wolhuter, killed a lion to save his own life. The lion’s skin is also on display.

Full Day
South Africa Africa
  • Included on 9 nights itinerary

Maputo in Mozambique

The large African country of Mozambique is relatively little known to tourists. Formerly a Portuguese colony, the Mozambicans are putting their troubled past behind them, and are rebuilding their country at a remarkable pace. Your excursion includes a tour of Maputo, the capital city, formerly known as Lourenço Marques. Located at the southern tip of Mozambique, Maputo is a colourful city with many relics of its colonial past. You see the railway station, designed by Gustave Eiffel and recently restored to its former glory. You may like to visit the National Art Museum, which has a fine collection of the works of Mozambique's best contemporary artists.

Full Day
Mozambique Africa
  • Optional on 9 nights itinerary

Panoramic Route

Head north-west into the district of Mpumalanga, where you stop at God’s Window, a vantage point high up on the Drakensberg Escarpment, with superb views of Mount Kruger. Continue to the Blyde River Canyon, an amazing natural phenomenon that is 26 kilometres long and varies between six and 800 metres in depth. Here you view Bourke’s Luck Potholes, rock formations carved out by the whirlpools of the Blyde and Treur rivers. Your final stop is the former prospectors’ village of Pilgrim’s Rest, now a ghost town.

Full Day
South Africa Africa
  • Optional on 9 nights itinerary

Panoramic Route

Head north-west into the district of Mpumalanga, where you stop at God’s Window, a vantage point high up on the Drakensberg Escarpment, with superb views of Mount Kruger. Look out for the ‘Three Rondavels’, hills shaped almost exactly like African thatched huts. Continue to the Blyde River Canyon, an amazing natural phenomenon that is 26 kilometres long and varies between six and 800 metres in depth. Here you view Bourke’s Luck Potholes, rock formations carved out by the whirlpools of the Blyde and Treur rivers. Your final stop is the former prospectors’ village of Pilgrim’s Rest, now a ghost town. It was founded in 1873 after gold and silver were discovered nearby, and has now been declared a National Monument. Many of the original buildings still survive, including a hotel, shops, a 1920s petrol station and the cemetery, with the grave of a robber caught stealing from the gold mine.

Full Day
South Africa Africa
  • Optional on 9 nights itinerary

Seven game drives

Four at Kruger Ntaional Park and three through Mjejane Reserve. The very best time to view wildlife is normally during the cooler parts of the day (early morning and late in the afternoon/early in the evening), when the animals will be more active. You should, therefore, be prepared for some very early starts for the morning game drives (leaving at sunrise and returning for breakfast). You are most likely to see browsers like kudu, giraffe or duiker, but good sightings of the 'big five' are possible. In addition, the beautiful scenery of the lowveld with its granite hills, fertile valleys and abundant vegetation, is an attraction in itself.

Half Day
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  • Included on 9 nights itinerary

Sudwala Caves and Lowveld Botanical Gardens

Your guided tour through the spacious, cool caves should take about an hour and will cover approximately 1km over mainly flat ground. See also the Lowveld National Botanical Gardens, which cover 159 hectares and are home to both native and introduced species, including the world’s largest collection of cycads. The gardens owe much of their charm to the two rivers that run through them, and remain attractive throughout the year, as many of the trees and shrubs are evergreen. Numerous birds can also be spotted here.

Full Day
South Africa Africa
  • Included on 9 nights itinerary

Swaziland

Orange groves, sugar cane plantations and misty mountain peaks are a feature of your journey through Swaziland, considered one of Africa’s most beautiful countries. This small, mountainous state is entirely landlocked and has an area of 17,000 square kilometres, with a population of 700,000. The entire country is smaller than Kruger National Park. People have lived in Swaziland for a very long time – archaeologists have discovered human remains dating back 110,000 years – although the Swazi people themselves arrived relatively recently. Their traditional culture remains strong, particularly in the forms of religious music, dance, poetry and craftsmanship. Handicrafts to look out for include jewellery, pottery and wooden bowls. You stop in Mbabane, the capital of this exotic kingdom. With a population of over 50,000, it is the largest town in Swaziland, and its pleasantly cool setting in the Elangeni Hills attracted many of its inhabitants here.

Full Day
Kingdom of Swaziland
South Africa Africa Swaziland
  • Optional on 9 nights itinerary

3 nights

3 nights pre-extension

(Half Board)

Before your holiday, spend three nights at the stylish Protea President (4Q), the perfect base from which to explore Cape Town.
 
The Protea Hotel President is located in the pleasant district of Bantry Bay, between the suburbs of Sea Point and Clifton and about five kilometres west of downtown Cape Town. This large and elegant hotel has a bar, a restaurant, a hair and beauty salon and a curio shop. Leisure facilities include a gym and an outdoor swimming pool, and there are shuttle buses from the hotel to the Canal Walk Shopping Centre. Buses to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront stop a short distance from the hotel.

All rooms are air-conditioned and have a direct-dial telephone, satellite television, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.

Alternatively, upgrade to the elegant Table Bay Hotel (5Q), set in the heart of Cape Town's Victoria and Alfred Waterfront for a supplement (bed and breakfast only).

10 nights

3 nights half board pre-extension in Cape Town
7 nights full board post-extension in KwaZulu Natal

Combine the 3-night half-board pre-extension in Cape Town at Protea President Hotel with the 7-night full-board post-extension on the KwaZulu Natal Coast at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge. Details of both hotels can be found above.

7 nights

7 nights post-extension

(Full Board)

After your main holiday, stay seven nights at the luxurious Fairmont Zimbali Lodge (5Q) situated on the KwaZulu-Natal coast.

With excellent facilities and spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, this lodge is the perfect place to relax and a great base from which to explore both the natural and cultural highlights of fascinating KwaZulu-Natal.

Your extension also includes two excursions:

Durban City Tour (half day)

Enjoy a guided tour of South Africa’s third largest city.

Orientation Tour of Balito (half day)

On this excursion, you will enjoy an orientation of this charming seaside village. Drive along the promenade, and then stop for a lovely walk from Clarks Beach along the seaside.

You will find Zulu ladies selling their beadwork and crafts along the way. After this easy walk, you will then visit Waterberry, a delighful tea garden set in lush surroundings and enjoy included tea and cake.

After this, the guide will then take the group for an easy walk in the forest at Waterberry where you might see Bushbuck, and certainly some lovely birds.

5 nights

5 nights full board pre-extension

Before your main holiday stay five nights at Rocktail Beach Camp within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park on the KwaZulu Natal Coast to spend time exploring this wilderness area.

Just 500 metres from 40 kilometres of unspoilt beaches, where you can enjoy world-class snorkelling and diving in the UNESCO-protected Maputaland Marine Reserve. Look out for wildlife including hippos, crocodiles exotic birds in nearby lakes as well as the giant leatherback turtles that frequent the beaches of this protected area.

Your accommodation is sophisticated and spacious tented rooms situated within the Maputaland Coastal Forest. Each has its own en suite shower room. Facilities include a central dining room, bar lounge and large pool.

£2898

12 nights

5 nights full board pre-extension at Rocktail Bay
7 nights full board post-extension at KwaZulu-Natal

Combine the five-night stay at Rocktail Beach Camp before your main stay with the seven night-stay at the Fairmont Zimbali Lodge on the KwaZulu Coast after your main stay. Details of both these extensions can be found above.