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Golf and Safari

This tour is for golfers who want to experience their passion on an extraordinary golf course on the edge of the largest South African wildlife park. It's very usual to see Giraffes and antelopes crossing the golf course, and crocodiles inhabit the small lakes and the river that runs along the golf course. After 2 days on a golf course designed by the famous South African golfer Gary Player, you leave for a few days of safaris in the famous reserve of Sabi Sand where the open 4x4 vehicle lead you in the footsteps of the famous "Big Five".

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport - Malelane
  • Day 2: Malelane - Leopard Creek - Malelane
  • Day 3: Malelane - White River
  • Day 4: Blyde River Canyon - White River
  • Day 5: White River - Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
  • Day 6: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
  • Day 7: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
  • Day 8: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve - Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport - Malelane

Reception and assistance at Johannesburg International airport by our representative.



On arrival in Nelspruit, collection of your rental vehicle. Departure to Malelane on the borders of the Kruger Park and installation in your hotel.
Estimated travel time: 1h15.

Tip: depending on your arrival time, you may enjoy a safari in the Kruger Park.

Overnight in Elephant Garden Suite at Buhala Game Lodge.


Included : reception with english-speaking guide, car rental, room & breakfast
Included opts : Elephant Garden Suite Bed & Breakfast.

Day 2: Malelane - Leopard Creek - Malelane

Drive to the most famous golf course in South Africa: Leopard's Creek, on the edge of the Kruger National Park and the Crocodile River.
Estimated travel time: 20 min.

Departure for a 18 holes play at Leopard's Creek golf course.
Located just outside the Kruger National Park and the Crocodile River, the golf course has been designed by the renowned South African golfer Gary Player.
You may spot a crocodile, hippos, giraffes, antelopes, buffalo and wildebeest that are sometimes on the course or along the Crocodile River.
The 13th hole is memorable with a green located along the river and stunning views of the Kruger Park. The 18th hole is also very original with a green on a small island.

Drive to Malelane. Estimated travel time: 20 min.


Overnight in Elephant Garden Suite at Buhala Game Lodge.


Included : car rental, green fee, room & breakfast
Included opts : Elephant Garden Suite Bed & Breakfast.

Day 3: Malelane - White River

Drive to White River. Estimated travel time: 1h.


Departure for a 18 holes play at the White River Golf Course surrounded by picturesque plantations on the outskirts of the White River.
The White River runs along the entire route, crossing in many ways. It embodies a feature of this course, not only by the threat it poses to lose shots but also by its irrigation role in allowing to stay open all year.
Opened in 1924, this golf course is the heart of an enigmatic story, proudly displayed over the course. Gary Player and Reg Taylor initially helped design the course and then gradually it grew to become a course respected and appreciated by players of different levels. This par 71 is played on a length of 6036 meters.


Overnight stay at Oliver's Lodge.


Included : car rental, green fee, room & breakfast

Day 4: Blyde River Canyon - White River

Day dedicated to the discovery of the Blyde River Canyon along the scenic route R532.

Suggestions: Go to the following sites for the best views of the canyon:

- God's Window, the "Window of God" which offers magnificent views across the Lower Veld,
- The Three Rondavels that resemble three typical African huts,
- Bourke's Luck Potholes and rock formations shaped pot created by erosion,
- Waterfalls Lisbon and Berlin,

Visit the mining town of Pilgrim's Rest where gold prospecting was in full swing during one century to the early 1970s.

Visit the Mac Mac Pools, natural pools in a forest setting where it is possible to do a little walking tour.

Overnight stay at Oliver's Lodge.


Included : car rental, room & breakfast

Day 5: White River - Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Drive to the Sabi Sands game reserve. Estimated travel time: 2h30.

The private Sabi Sand Reserve is located at the western border of the Kruger National Park. It is part of what is known as the "Greater Kruger National Park" which covers 65,000 hectares. The reserve is known for offering one of the best observations of animals on the continent. The wildlife is fantastic and includes more than 45 species of fish, 30 species of amphibians, 110 species of reptiles, 500 species of birds and 145 species of mammals! Sabi Sand is also home to 330 plant species as well as the Big Five and this is the best place to spot the famous leopard.


Full-board stay at the Notten's Bush Camp in the southern part of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. 2 safari activities are included each day in open 4x4 vehicles with a ranger guide specialized in the wildlife of the reserve.


Included : car rental, room & breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drive

Day 6: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Full-board stay at the Notten's Bush Camp in the southern part of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. 2 safari activities are included each day in open 4x4 vehicles with a ranger guide specialized in the wildlife of the reserve.


Included : room & breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drive

Day 7: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Full-board stay at the Notten's Bush Camp in the southern part of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. 2 safari activities are included each day in open 4x4 vehicles with a ranger guide specialized in the wildlife of the reserve.


Included : room & breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drive

Day 8: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve - Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

Drive to the Kruger Mpumalanga airport where your return your rental vehicle. Estimated travel time: 3h30.


Included : car rental

Buhala Game Lodge   Malelane

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Overlooking the Crocodile River and the Kruger Park, Buhala Lodge offers 10 comfortable and elegant rooms. You may spot buffalos, hippos, elephants and other animals that refresh in the river during breakfast. A spa and pool are available for relaxation times.

Option : Elephant Garden Suite Bed & Breakfast.

Included :
room & breakfast

Oliver's Lodge   White River

Level : 4* sup
Included : room & breakfast

Ensuring a comfortable and intimate atmosphere, Oliver's Camp offers some charming rooms and a cottage in the lush surrounded by the forests of the province of Mpumalanga. The place is also famous for its excellent restaurant and wine cellar. We like to combine adventure and relaxation thanks to the nearby Kruger Park, panoramas of the Blyde River Canyon, the pool and spa facilities.

Notten's Bush Camp   Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drive

Notten's Bush Camp offers 8 elegantly decorated suites with a terrace overlooking the bush. There is a pool and spa for a relaxing time.

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