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TOUR SOUTHERN AFRICA IN LUXURY AND

     

GAME RESERVES

AND PRIVATE GAME LODGES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

 
 

In Namibia:

The great Etosha National Park covers an area of 22912 square km. The viewing of game takes place along the edges of a great salt pan which stretches for 110 km and is up to 60 km wide. Because of the flatness of the terrain, Etosha has a unique quality of viewing game; you will find virtually all African species here, including the Big Five. A particularity of Etosha is patience: sitting at a waterhole waiting for the game to come and drink - what a reward awaits you!

VIP & Executive Tours uses a number of Private Game Lodges which border on Etosha, both in the West (Ongava Lodge) and in the East (Mushara, Etosha Aoba or Mokuti Lodges). We suggest at least three, preferably four nights at Etosha.

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In South Africa we concentrate on the following main areas:
a) Malaria-free areas
b) Kruger Park and environs
c) The Natal Game Parks

 
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a) For many foreign visitors, the fear of malaria and the required prophylaxes lead them increasingly towards malaria-free game parks, of which there are a growing number these days. In the Eastern Cape, we like to take people to the magnificent Shamwari Game Reserve or to the Addo Elephant Park and the lovely lodges in its direct vicinity. North of Pretoria, in the Waterberg, you will find a large new park called Welgevonden, which is also malaria-free and has magical lodges like Makweti. Near Sun City, one finds the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve, known for its magnificent landscape (the heart of an old volcanic crater), lovely climate and comfortable resorts like Bakubung and Kwa Maritane.

b) Of course, the Kruger National Park has not become the world's best-known game reserve for nothing. An area bigger than Switzerland stretches along the entire eastern border of Mozambique and has the perfect natural circumstances -being situated in the so-called Lowveld, beneath the awe-inspiring escarpment of the Rand - for game to live and prosper. Nature Conservation has been one of South Africa's greatest achievements which has resulted in our outstanding variety of animals, birds and plants protected in game parks like the Krugerpark. At the western edge of the park lie Timbavati and Sabi Sands, Game Reserves leased-out to private conservation companies by the National Parks Board. These are known to have the most prolific game population and boast probably the best game lodges to be found anywhere in the world. We use mainly Londolozi or Sabi Sabi or Mala Mala, all providing outstanding individual chalets in the heart of the bush, yet world-class cuisine and game ranging services.

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c) While there are many Game Parks in Kwazulu/Natal, the north eastern region of South Africa which has a subtropical climate, we have concentrated on what must be one of the greatest eco-tourism destinations in the world, the new Phinda Resource Reserve between Mkuzi and St. Lucia Wetlands on the Indian Ocean. Managed by the world-renowned Conservation Corporation, Phinda is the home of the cheetah and offers the visitor the choice of four quite different yet equally exquisite lodges - Rock, Forest, Vlei and Mountain Lodge. The profusion of water in this region offers a vastly different atmosphere to the other areas, while guaranteeing the other Big Five (the cheetah replacing the buffalo in this case).

A note of caution: A visit to a game reserve is not only to see as many wild animals as possible - it is more about trying to capture a little of the spirit and soul of Africa. We believe that it is precisely this magic quality that needs to be infused into the global village in ever increasing measure to bring about greater global equilibrium. For this reason we strongly advise not to rush this unique experience and to allow for enough time to spend with yourself and your loved ones under the huge African skies and in the shade of the mighty Marula trees!

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