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South Africa Romantic Safari - Khoka Moya & Mantobeni

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South Africa Romantic Safari - Khoka Moya & Mantobeni

Perfect for a Romantic Getaway or a Honeymoon Celebration in the wilderness of South Africa.

Bordering the Kruger National Park and situated between the Timbavati and the Sabi Sand Reserves lies the 23 000 hectare Manyeleti Game Reserve.  Manyeleti means, “The Place of the Stars” in the local 'Shangaan' language. These romantic safaris offer breathtaking wildlife experiences and at the same time pampers the senses with meticulous service and superb cuisine.

You may also add on extension packages for Cape Town, Durban or Victoria Falls.

Start
Johannesburg, South Africa
End
Johannesburg, South Africa

Trip highlights

  • Romantic Getaway.
  • Experience living in the wild with all the comforts of a luxury camp.
  • Sunrise and Sunset Safari Drives.
  • Unmatched Cuisine Experience with world class service, candle light dinners and nature walks.
  • Honeyguide Tented Safaris have been awarded 'Certificate of Excellence' by TripAdvisor.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Johannesburg Airport and transfer to the Camp

Upon arrival at Johannesburg Airport clients will be met by an Albatros Representative who will take them on a road transfer (+/- 6 Hours Drive) to the Camp.


Freshen up after reaching the camp and then enjoy an evening Safari Drive while the sun sets on the vast reserve.


Return to camp and then settle in for a romantic candle light Dinner laid out specially for you in the open. Wine, Dine and rejoice in one of the highest rated hospitality in the world.


Day 2 and 3: Safari Drives and Days Spent At Leisure

Every morning awake fresh to the sounds of the African bush in the morning.


After breakfast we embark on early morning Safari Drives in the Manyeleti Private Game Reserve in open vehicles, where we experience a beautiful sunrise in the wild.


This reserve is home to the Big 5, as well as a huge variety of other wild life such as various antelope (buck species), giraffe, hyena, hippo, cheetah, wild dogs, baboons, monkeys and much more. There is also an abundance of bird life to be enjoyed.


On return from your game drives, relax and unwind at the Camp, read a book, explore the photographer in you or just laze around near the swimming pool. A light lunch is served at the camp.


Special afternoon departures for open Safari Drive in jeep to spot the animals you have not seen yet.


On return, special Candle Light Dinner is served at the Camp.


Day 4: Transfer to the Johannesburg Airport

Today after an early morning Safari Drive and breakfast, clients will be transferred by road to Johannesburg Airport for their return journey to India or extension tours in Cape Town, Durban or to Victoria Falls.


Accommodation

Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp

Khoka Moya Camp is situated on both sides of a river bed, offering an authentic African experience without sacrificing luxury, safety or comfort. Guests are welcomed at our large, colourful lounge and dining areas of the camp overlook the green lawns which lead to our swimming pool. At Khoka Moya we also have an extensive climate controlled wine cellar and bar.Each of the 15 large tents are furnished in a comfortable, contemporary style. Each tent has king sized beds we can (convert these to twins should this be required) and a large sized day bed. The tents are en-suite with double showers, his & hers basins and a separate toilet.Khoka Moya Camp welcomes children of all ages. The tents measure 60 square metres and can comfortably accommodate families of four, all protected with mosquito nets.Babysitting can be arranged at Khoka Moya Camp, provided advanced notice is given for the necessary arrangements to be made.

Accommodations:

Khoka Moya Camp has a reception area made from recycled wood and thatch. It also houses a locally crafted curio outlet/shop. The main dining, lounge and bar area is designed to resemble and recalling the pioneer-dwellings of the early gold prospectors. Outside lies a newly built pool set amidst lush lawns, a renovated bird hide and 15 large, free-standing tents. Each has canopied king or twin beds (with cotton sheets and down duvets), a large sofa, a writing desk and a fan with an outside deck for relaxation. Behind a screen is an over-sized ‘wet-room’ with twin showers, twin basins and a flush-toilet. There’s plenty of space – each tent is 10 x 5m; and plenty of privacy – the doors and window flaps roll down at night.Features include: Fan, Mosquito net, Terrace/balcony (private), reading material, bottled water and homely comforts.

Meals:

The food is a highlight. At both camps it’s a communal affair, usually served outdoors at a long table, with log fires and torches to create a really authentic bush feel. Simple homemade dishes, using predominantly local produce, are plentiful and exquisitely presented. N.B. Special arrangements can be made for in-room dining or a private bush dinner.The day starts with tea or coffee and rusks served in bed – and heralded by Honeyguide’s famous dawn drumbeat – before the early morning safari drive. On your return a scrumptious breakfast follows with a choice of cereals, fruit and a traditional cooked breakfast. Lunch is a light 3-course meal, served around 2pm. Dinner comes quite late – after a sunset game drive. It’s another magnificent 3-course affair served either in the boma (fenced-in campfire) accompanied by the fascinating and seductive sounds of the African night or a buffet in the main dining area on certain nights. Our chefs are well trained and able to cater for meal preferences. There is a well-stocked bar with an excellent wine selection, stored in a temperature-controlled cellar. Features include: All meals included, selected drinks and game drive snacks.

Activities:

Guests are taken on game drives in open game viewing vehicles in the early morning and late afternoon/evening. Late afternoon and evening drives include sunset drinks, views over the Mohwareng Hills, and glimpses of nocturnal creatures. Larger game frequently sighted in the reserve includes elephant, rhino, lion and hippo. In between meals and drives, watch the game and birdlife pass by while relaxing by the pool or take a walking safari through the deep bush, accompanied by an experienced, armed ranger; it can be hot work, but it’s very exciting – seeing the animals from a vehicle just doesn’t seem to compare. Group tours are available to the nearby village of Welverdiend, where guests will learn about the relationship between traditional and contemporary living. Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Bird watching from a newly built hide opposite a watering hole
  • Hiking and walking safaris
  • Plant life/flora and footprint tracking
  • Private guided tours
  • Safaris in a private conservancy or into the neighbouring Kruger National Park
  • Wildlife photography
Honeyguide Mantobeni Camp

Mantobeni Camp is designed to reflect Hemingway’s Africa.There are 12 tents which are nestled in a Tamboti grove overlooking a dry river bed. Our reception area is comprised of a large sitting area, an outdoor area with a splash pool & sun loungers, a bar and an extensive climate controlled wine cellar.Game visiting the nearby watering hole can be seen from the swimming pool deck which adjoins the reception area.The tents at Mantobeni Camp are furnished with king size beds (we can convert these to twins should this be required), mosquito nets and soft leather couches. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with a sunken concrete bath, double shower, his & hers basins and a separate toilet.The tents are each set on a wooden platform that has 5 steps leading up to the tent. There is soft lighting within the tent and we do provide mosquito repellent for our guests.Due to the layout and terrain of Mantobeni Camp, we only accommodate children over the age of 12 years.

Accommodations:

Mantobeni Camp is more of a remote bush camp, set in a grove of tamboti trees. Its free-standing bedroom tents are set on wooden platforms, with roll-up walls and a run-around terrace, making for a very “up and close-to-nature” feel. The nearby waterhole means you can often see Elephants from your room at the nearby waterhole. Leather sofas, a single standing lamp and a stone-built bathtub create a pioneering, colonial atmosphere. The main building, on the other hand, is a decidedly modernist and boxy affair, with earth-coloured walls and columns built around the teak-decked dining area and the narrow pool.Features include: Fan, Mosquito net, Terrace/balcony (private), reading material, bottled water and homely comforts.

Meals:

The food is a highlight. At both camps it’s a communal affair, usually served outdoors at a long table, with log fires and torches to create a really authentic bush feel. Simple homemade dishes, using predominantly local produce, are plentiful and exquisitely presented. N.B. Special arrangements can be made for in-room dining or a private bush dinner.The day starts with tea or coffee and rusks served in bed – and heralded by Honeyguide’s famous dawn drumbeat – before the early morning safari drive. On your return a scrumptious breakfast follows with a choice of cereals, fruit and a traditional cooked breakfast. Lunch is a light 3-course meal, served around 2pm. Dinner comes quite late – after a sunset game drive. It’s another magnificent 3-course affair served either in the boma (fenced-in campfire) accompanied by the fascinating and seductive sounds of the African night or a buffet in the main dining area on certain nights. Our chefs are well trained and able to cater for meal preferences. There is a well-stocked bar with an excellent wine selection, stored in a temperature-controlled cellar. Features include: All meals included, selected drinks and game drive snacks. 

Activities:

Guests are taken on game drives in open game viewing vehicles in the early morning and late afternoon/evening. Late afternoon and evening drives include sunset drinks, views over the Mohwareng Hills, and glimpses of nocturnal creatures. Larger game frequently sighted in the reserve includes elephant, rhino, lion and hippo. In between meals and drives, watch the game and birdlife pass by while relaxing by the pool or take a walking safari through the deep bush, accompanied by an experienced, armed ranger; it can be hot work, but it’s very exciting – seeing the animals from a vehicle just doesn’t seem to compare. Group tours are available to the nearby village of Welverdiend, where guests will learn about the relationship between traditional and contemporary living.Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Bird watching from a newly built hide opposite a watering hole
  • Hiking and walking safaris
  • Plant life/flora and footprint tracking
  • Private guided tours
  • Safaris in a private conservancy or into the neighbouring Kruger National Park
  • Wildlife photography

Price

Price includes:

• Return road transfers from Johannesburg Airport to the Camp 
• Accommodation in a double room shared by two people (a supplement for single room) 
• All meals at the Camp. Vegetarian Meals Available.
• Conservation Fees 
• Taxes and fees

Price does not include:

  • International Air Flights to and from South Africa 
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities to local guides and drivers
  • Additional Beverages Ordered 
  • Personal supplies 
  • anything not mentioned under “Price includes”

Practical information

Terms and Conditions
  • These tours and rates are valid for Indian Nationals only.

  • 100% advance to be made at the time of confirmation of bookings or 30 days prior to the commencement of the tour whichever is earlier.

  • Albatros reserves the right to the choice of hotels.

  • Rates are subject to change at the time of booking.

  • Albatros shall not be responsible for any flight delays, flight re-scheduling or any other condition beyond it's reach and control. Any cancellation arising out of the above shall be solely guided by the cancellation policy of the various suppliers like Hotels, Transporters, Ticketing Agents, etc.

Cancellation Policy
  • 30 days before the tour begins, no cancellation fee shall apply.

  • Within 15 - 30 days before the tour begins, 50% charge shall be levied.

  • 7 - 15 days before the tour begins, 75% of the tour price shall be levied.

  • In case of no show or cancellation between 0 - 7 days of the tour commencement, the entire tour cost shall stand forfeited.

Clothing

Pack a jacket for early morning safaris and evening safaris as the air can be cold after the sun sets and before the sun rises. A good pair of walking shoes is also recommended. And don’t forget your bathing suit so you can cool off in the pools at the lodges during the afternoon.


Binoculars

Do remember to pack in your binoculars to view wildlife in detail.


Vegetarian Meals

We have many meal options available for our vegetarian guests to make them feel right at home. Please do let us know in advance of your special dietary requirements, so we can cater to them and are well prepared on your arrival.