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Mjejane River Lodge QQQQ

Kruger National Park, South Africa

from £1,999 9 2

Including optional travel insurance or a discount of £40 if not required
  • All Inclusive All Inclusive
  • VIP Travel Service VIP door to door
  • Small Group < 17 Small Group 17 or less

Enjoy a close-up view of the African wildlife in Kruger National Park on small group, all inclusive lodge-based holiday

From this relaxing, intimate lodge you'll have direct access to a crossing over the Crocodile River which leads you straight in to Kruger National Park. As South Africa's largest park, it's home to more species of mammals – including elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and antelope – than any other African reserve! Mjejane Game Reserve is on the southern edge of the park, so the lodge is conveniently located for exploring the further afield too, when you can discover the traditional mountain kingdom of Swaziland or join a panoramic tour of the Drakensberg Mountains on full day optional excursions during your stay.

Including...

VIP door-to-door travel service

  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Free bar open 12 hours a day
  • Saga-trained lodge staff
  • Welcome drink
  • Fruit and water in your room on arrival
  • Porterage at your lodge
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
  • Return flights and transfers

Excursions

  • Four game drives in Kruger National Park
  • Three game drives in Mjejane Reserve
  • Visit to Chimp Eden
  • A day at Skukuza Rest Camp in Kruger
  • Birdwatching drive

VIP extras

  • Enjoy more local culture with traditional Shangaan storytelling and after-dinner talks on the Kruger area 
Please note: This holiday includes two nights aboard aircraft.

Address

Hectorspruit Mpumalanga 1230 South Africa

Introduction

Situated on the banks of Crocodile River, this lodge is in a peaceful, private location and makes the perfect base for spotting Africa&rsquo;s indigenous animals and birds during thrilling game drives into Kruger National Park with local rangers.

Accommodation

There are just 18 rooms here overlooking the river and park, so you can look forward to attentive service and an intimate atmosphere. Each room has a furnished terrace, tea and coffee making facilities, a safe and hairdryer.

Tea coffee making facilities
Hairdryer

Food and Drink

Your stay at the lodge is on a full-board basis and there's a free bar serving a selection of local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from 11am to 11pm daily. Meals are either served in the outdoor ‘boma’ dining area or in the restaurant.

Entertainment

With your included game drives you'll be heading out either very early in the morning or late in the afternoon to take advantage of the cooler parts of the day when the animals are most active, so you'll invariably find you go to bed quite early! During the evenings you can go stargazing – this part of the world has spectacularly clear night skies – listen to traditional Shangaan stories and perhaps enjoy after-dinner talks about Kruger and its wildlife.

Bedroom
Buffalo
Kruger National Park

Situated on the banks of Crocodile River, this lodge is in a peaceful, private location and makes the perfect base for spotting Africa’s indigenous animals and birds during thrilling game drives into Kruger National Park with local rangers.

    Restaurant
    Outdoor swimming pool
    Free bar
    Lounge

Located about two and a half kilometres from the small settlement of Hectorspruit and about 20 kilometres from Malelane, a small town with a few shops and medical facilities, the lodge overlooks the Crocodile River, beyond which lies Kruger National Park.

Three game drives in Mjejane Reserve

These drives take place in the 4,000-hectare Mjejane Reserve, which is part of Greater Kruger. You are most likely to see browsers like kudu, giraffe or duiker, but good sightings of the 'big five' are possible.

Duiker Mjejane Reserve
  • Included on 9 nights itinerary

Chimp Eden

Started in 2006, Chimp Eden is situated in the Umhloti Nature Reserve and is part of the Jane Goodall Institute. It offers a sanctuary and refuge for chimpanzees who has been displaced from their original or natural central African habitats. As South Africa's only chimp sanctuary, it is also dedicated to the conservation and protection of chimps. On your visit to Chimp Eden look forward to seeing and learning about this important African great ape.

half day
Chimpanzee
  • Included on 9 nights itinerary

Four game drives in Kruger National Park

During the wet season, wildlife viewing can be more difficult, partly because there is much more greenery and foliage. Animals move away from the waterhole viewing-points and rivers, and are therefore harder to find, particularly as tracks can become impassable when wet. As you would expect, none of the wildlife sightings mentioned are guaranteed!

Kruger National Park
  • Included on 9 nights itinerary

Kruger National Park Game Drive and Skukuza Restcamp

Drive through Kruger National Park to Skukuza Restcamp, on the leafy southern banks of the Sabie River. Along the way, look out for buffalo, elephant, lion and rhinoceros as well as the humble warthog, vervet monkey and purple-crested lourie.

Within the camp ground is the Kruger National Park Museum which displays a number of interesting exhibits associated with James Stevenson-Hamilton, the driving force behind the park's creation.

Half Day
Mjejane National park
South Africa Africa
  • Included 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. 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
Blyde River Canyon
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  • Optional 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. 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
Swaziland
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  • Optional on 9 nights itinerary

6 nights

KwaZulu-Natal

6 nights, half board post-extension

Look forward to spending a further six nights at the Blue Marlin in the seaside resort of Scottburgh. Please see your confirmation invoice for further details, including your board arrangements.

The Blue Marlin is an exceptionally welcoming, relaxed hotel close to the shops and cafes. You can enjoy a combination of buffets and waiter-served meals in the Lighthouse restaurant, and free drinks in the bar from 11am to 11pm. Other facilities include a lounge, outdoor pool, games room, table tennis, pool table, spa (treatments extra) and diver centre (extra cost). All 122 rooms have air conditioning, a television, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, safety deposit box and hairdryer. Some bathrooms only have a shower, no bath. From the hotel a private walkway leads to the sandy beach 200 metres away, and it's a stroll of 50 metres into the resort of Scottburgh where you'll find lots to entertain you. The hotel is approximately an hour's drive from Durban airport.

During your stay you can also enjoy two included excursions:

Durban sightseeing (half day). Your tour shows you the beautiful Botanical Gardens and the Indian Market, where you can find almost everything from exotic jewellery to fruits and spices. Nearby you can view the Hindu temple and the Juna Mosque, reputedly the largest in the southern hemisphere. You drive along the Golden Mile, see Durban from the entrance to the harbour and pass through the city centre, viewing Farewell Square where the British fleet settled in 1824.

Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve (half day). Encompassing forest, grassland, rivers, wetlands, cliffs and dams, this 2,189 hectare reserve is a haven for wildlife. During your visit you may spot zebra, blue wildebeest, black-backed jackal, cranes and hornbills.
Blue Marlin Hotel
3 nights

Maputo

3 nights, Bed and breakfast, pre-extension

Explore Mozambique's waterfront capital, which not only has interesting Portuguese colonial architecture, various mosques, markets and museums, but also some enviable white sand beaches.

Stay three nights at the Hotel Cardoso (4Q), situated on high ground with views over Maputo Bay and the city. Facilities include an outdoor pool, gym, restaurant, bar with views over the garden, a garden lounge and cafe. All 130 air-conditioned rooms have a television, telephone, hairdryer and complimentary Wi-Fi.

6 nights

Mozambique coast

6 nights, half board post-extension

Stay six nights at the Dugong Beach Lodge (4Q) (please see your confirmation invoice for further details, including your board arrangements). The lodge is situated within the 30,000 hectare Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary, which is a 45-minute boat ride from Vilanculos airport (you may need to wade into the water to embark the boat, depending on tide levels). Facilities at the lodge include an open-air lounge, swimming pool, bar and dining room, where meals are either buffet-style or à la carte. All 14 air-conditioned chalets have a private deck with day beds, direct access to the beach along their own walkways, and are equipped with a minibar, hairdryer, safe, tea and coffee making facilities plus a mosquito net and repellent. During you stay you can enjoy a number of activities, all for an extra cost, such as water sports, bird watching, crab fishing, island hopping and nature drives.

£3798


Mjejane River Lodge QQQQ

Kruger National Park, South Africa

from £1,999 9 2

Including optional travel insurance or a discount of £40 if not required