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Time to get away!


Escaping from the hubbub of city life into nature is likely to be at the forefront of most of our minds, especially given the near on 5 months that South Africa has been on lockdown.

In order to help you decide where to go, we are offering a few options for interested South African travellers.

With some outrageous specials on offer, there has never been a better time to go out and experience the superb combination of South Africa’s natural heritage and hospitality!

EASTERN CAPE

Samara Private Game Reserve


 
From ZAR 4,267.50 pps pn
(Was ZAR 5,690)
25% discount off rack rates

Valid: 01 Sep - 19 Dec 2020
Luxury Private Game Reserve in South Africa's Eastern Cape. Spanning 67,000 acres of malaria-free wilderness in the Great Karoo, award-winning Samara offers a Big Five safari with a difference just 2.5 hours by car from Port Elizabeth. The landscape itself is unique – an unexpected and diverse semi-arid paradise of mountains and grasslands, where thousands of wild animals, from cheetah to elephant to springbok, roam once more. A total of 26 guests at any one time are invited to join this conservation journey, a guest-to-land ratio almost unparalleled in Africa.
 

Kariega Game Reserve

Ukhozi Lodge

ZAR 2,500 pps pn

SA deals valid from:
01 Sep - 15 Dec 2020
Thursdays Sundays (min. 2 nights)
Kariega is a family-owned and operated Big 5 private safari reserve located in South Africa's Eastern Cape. The reserve is situated along the Garden Route, making it the perfect South African safari destination to compliment a Cape Town visit and a trip along the country’s beautiful coast. This malaria-free game lodge incorporates 10,000 hectares of pristine African wilderness, as well as two abundant rivers - the Kariega and the Bushmans rivers. The reserve offers five safari lodges to suit all needs. Experience close up game viewing of the Big 5 - lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard - as well as multitudes of other South African wildlife from the comfort of an open game drive vehicle.
 

Gorah Elephant Camp



From ZAR 5,979 pps pn
(Was ZAR 9,965)

40% discount off rack rate
(FB basis)
Experience the adventure and romantic mystique of the authentic African safari of centuries past. Gorah Elephant Camp is a luxurious tented camp, with a gracious manor house overlooking a waterhole teaming with game in the heart of the Addo Elephant National Park. This exclusive safari lodge recaptures the romantic mystique of authentic safaris from centuries past. Experience the breathtaking natural world of Africa merged with colonial nostalgia and modern sophistication to deliver an unforgettably unique 5-star adventure. Gorah is the only private concession and camp situated in the middle of the famous Addo Elephant National Park, home to the densest population of elephants on earth. The park is malaria-free and has the Big 5. 11 stylish tented suites entice you to stay sheltered under thatched canopies with private decks, the magnificent en suite tents are spacious and luxurious, recalling the golden safari era.

LIMPOPO

Pafuri Tented Camp

 

From ZAR 3287 pps pn

SA deals valid from:
01 Apr 2020 - 31 Mar 2021
Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp is situated in the Makuleke Contract Park in the north of the Kruger National Park. This comfortable luxury safari accommodation stretches along the Luvuvhu River on raised wooden walkways. The camp has 19 designer tents with en-suite bathrooms including indoor and outdoor showers. There are seven ‘family tents’ that sleep families of four. All the tents offer gorgeous views over the Luvuvhu River. A bush bar, swimming pool and al-fresco dining area offer everyday entertainment, and there’s plenty of space to unwind beneath the branches of the giant trees embracing the camp. This is an area that is home ethereal fever tree forests, Baobab trees and wonderful riverine woodland along the Levuvhu River, great habitat for handsome Nyala, secretive Leopard and herds of Cape Buffalo and Elephant.
 

Ngala Tented Camp

 

From ZAR 6,250 pps pn

SA deals valid from:
21 Aug - 30 Sep 2020 
(min. 2 nights)
Nestled between the dense riverine forest and the sandy bed of the Timbavati in the unspoiled Ngala Private Game Reserve, lies Ngala Tented Camp, a sophisticated tented camp perfectly positioned in tranquil bush surrounds. Ngala shares an unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuary. Chic and contemporary, Ngala Tented Camp comprises just nine intimate and luxurious tented suites set on raised platforms and cleverly designed to blend into the riverside trees, minimising the impact on the environment. Each tented suite has an ensuite bathroom, swirling overhead fan, air conditioning, outdoor showers, snug electric blankets for winter and private wooden decks.

MPUMALANGA

MalaMala Game Reserve

 

From ZAR 5,900 pps pn

SA deals valid until 28 Feb 2021
MalaMala is the safari industry’s blueprint for the luxury photographic safari. In existence since 1927, this massive, thriving tract of land offers the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator. MalaMala Game Reserve is one of the largest private Big Five game reserves in South Africa. It covers 13 300ha (33 000 acres), shares a 19km (12 mile) unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park and lies strategically sandwiched between the Kruger and the Sabi Sand Reserve. MalaMala Camp, previously known as “Main Camp,” is the original camp on MalaMala Game Reserve. This iconic camp has been recently “re-imagined” and while the distinctly African character of the camp has been maintained, it has been inspired with a more contemporary edge. Importantly the history and soul of the camp has been preserved.

KWAZULU-NATAL

Phinda Mountain Lodge



From ZAR 4,460 pps pn

SA deals valid from:
21 Aug - 30 Sep 2020
(min. 2 nights)
Perched on a hilltop, with wraparound views of the lush Lebombo foothills, Phinda Mountain Lodge is the ultimate family safari destination in Phinda Private Game Reserve. The iconic &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve encompasses an impressive 28,555 hectares (70,560 acres) of protected wildlife land in KwaZulu-Natal. Showcasing one of the continent’s finest game viewing experiences, the reserve is home to Africa’s Big Five, as well as 436 bird species. Phinda Mountain Lodge features three room types, with 16 suites, six cottages (that can be turned into three adjoining family cottages), and one family suite. Natural light streams through the expansive glass windows of the suites and cottages, while private decks provide breathtaking views of natural beauty.

NORTH WEST

The Bush House

 
Special Rate:
ZAR 2,500 pps pn

Valid until 31 Oct 2020

Rack Rate:
ZAR 3,060 pps pn

Valid until 31 Dec 2020
(depending on booking lead time)
The Bush House is not your typical Game lodge. The Lodge is set in the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve. It is an old farmhouse that after years of family laughter and happiness has been transformed into an inviting and relaxing residence that encourages guests to kick off their shoes and unwind. The Bush House has six ensuite rooms. Four of them have private verandahs where you can sit and contemplate the world.

WESTERN CAPE

Grootbos


 
From ZAR 3,750 pps pn
(Was ZAR 8,333.33)
55% discount off rack rates

Valid until 15 Dec 2020
A luxury eco-reserve close to the Southern tip of Africa tucked between mountains, forest and sea. Meander through an ancient Milkwood forest, soak up the beauty of the fynbos or admire dramatic mountain and sea views as you wind your way towards your private suite. All of the accommodation at Grootbos has been designed to complement the pristine natural setting, while never compromising on style or luxury. Grootbos is a world leader in sustainable tourism and has been awarded the highest international accolades possible. Walks or hikes in and around Grootbos are one of the best ways to truly immerse yourself in the Cape Floral Kingdom, as you breathe the fresh air and drink in the crystal clear views. Unique botanical safaris are available on board an open-top Land Rover, where you’ll learn from knowledgeable guides about the incredible birds, plants and animals in this floral kingdom.
 

Tsala Treetop


 
From ZAR 3,909 pps pn
(Was ZAR 6,515)
40% discount off rack rates
(B&B basis)

Valid: 01 Sep - 16 Dec 2020
Set amidst the treetops of an age-old indigenous forest, Tsala Treetop Lodge is a lavish celebration of the spirit of Africa. Ideally situated between the coastal towns of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, Tsala is a wonderful location from which to explore the beautiful Garden Route or just to spend time relaxing at the peaceful lodge. Like the monumental ruins of an ancient African civilisation, Tsala’s impressive stone-masonry entrance flanked by water leads to a magnificent foyer. The elaborate afro-baroque décor’s earthy colours, rich textures and handcrafted fittings are inspired by the diverse cultures of Africa, with the sophistication of the Western World. Tsala is, in every sense, a magical place – breathtaking views from everywhere, superb unobtrusive service and dining to match, whether at the renowned Zinzi Restaurant (SA’s Top 100), the Tsala dining room or in the intimacy of your suite.
Prices shown for each property in this mailer are a subset of what is available; please contact private@oryxphoto.com for more information on the special rates on offer.

SCHEDULED MALAMALA TOURS

South African Resident Special

We also have a once-in-a-lifetime series of photo tours to MalaMala Game Reserve lined up for 2020 at an incredibly special rate for South African residents only:

ZAR 36,695 per person sharing!
 
  • Group size limited to 4 guests and an ORYX Photo Tour Leader
  • Single Supplement ZAR 11,300
  • Leopard densities and sightings do not get better than at MalaMala, and the drawcard of these habituated spotted cats is reason enough to visit. Add to this large Lion prides, plentiful Spotted Hyaena and good chances for African Wild Dog and even Cheetah.
 

2020 & 2021
TOUR DATES
 

  • 11 - 15 Sep 2020
  • 18 - 22 Sep 2020
  • 02 - 06 Oct 2020
  • 30 Oct - 03 Nov 2020
  • 03 - 07 Nov 2020
  • 04 - 08 Nov 2020
  • 16 - 20 Dec 2020
  • 12 - 16 Feb 2021

BOOK YOUR SPOT TODAY


 
For more information on the tour and to book your place, please email info@oryxphoto.com and let's get you back to your happy place!

Photographers and enthusiasts of all levels are welcome.


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