Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
Five luxuriously appointed elevated tents with a full bathroom and private deck overlooking the bush Authentic South African bush cuisine
Authentic, unpretentious, homely bush environment
Kwafubesi’s luxuriously appointed tents, which have the Big Five as their namesake, are raised on platforms each with its own private deck where you can enjoy a romantic private dinner for two or picnic breakfast.
Discreetly tucked away in the surrounding bushveld to ensure guests’ absolute privacy, the comfortable furnishings, African décor and full bathroom, including shower, large stone bath and stunning views, provide a welcome sanctuary from the heat of the bush.
Gaze at the blazing bright starry Limpopo sky, and drift asleep to the cacophony of frogs and insects. Awake to the early morning cooing of the Cape Turtle Dove, then step outside on the deck to admire the Waterberg landscape.
Nature lovers will revel from the unrivalled closeness with the Waterberg’s beautiful bush surroundings.
“Place of the Giant Eagle Owl”, is the ideal location for a starry-eyed getaway. Only two-and-a-half hours’ drive from Johannesburg to Waterberg Area which is a Malaria free zone. A Kwafubesi game drive will reveal new scents, curious sounds and the beauty of an authentic African landscape to delight your senses. Offering spectacular golden plains, breathtaking sunsets and Big 5 game viewing.
Game drives are offered to Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp guests twice a day – once early morning and again in time for sundowners in the late afternoon, and depending on the time of year you visit, each experience can be unique. Watch the vivid change of the seasons as the green thickets and grasslands give way to the bushveld greys and yellows of autumn. Feel the chilly winter air on your cheeks before sunrise and witness the rebirth of the bush as the first summer rains fall and with it the exciting arrival of lambing season.
For panoramic views across the beautiful Mabula Game Reserve, there’s nothing more special than heading up Dicks Hill. See Impala, Zebra, Giraffe, Eland and Ostrich all graze together on the vast open grassland plains; the herd of elephant crashing through thick bush to get to the juiciest leaves and a shy hippo pair hiding everything but their protruding nostrils under the water.
Admire the resident lion pride lazing under an African thorn tree after a tiring hunt or watch silently as the beautiful, yet terrifying, Golden Orb spider spins her thick web across two Silver Cluster Leaf trees.
A Kwafubesi game drive will reveal new scents, curious sounds and the beauty of an authentic African landscape to delight your senses.
Activities & Transportation
Activities: Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
Game drives are driven in open-sided 4×4 vehicle
Getting around from JHB to the Lodge will be in a Private Vehicle or Minivan ( Depending on the number of passengers)
A private transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
Accommodation & Meals
|4 Days||Kwafubesi Tented Camp, Mabula Game Reserve||Day 1: Lunch & Dinner Included.
Day 2: All Meals Included
Day 3: All Meal Included
Day 4: Breakfast Included
You’ll be collected from the airport (or hotel).
Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
Arrival / Pick up at Johannesburg Airport or Hotel
Escorted from OR Tambo to Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
You will be picked up at your hotel or at OR Thambo International Airport after which you will be swift away by your Mr Shuttle driver to Mabula Game Reserve. You will be dropped off at the Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp by the driver, where you will be met by the friendly staff at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp, the driver will help to get checked in.
After which you can get started having your dream Safari vacation. When you are settled in you will be off on your first safari drive and sun-downers in the late afternoon. On your arrival back from your Safari Drive you can expect to be met by Chef Stefan’s signature South African bush cuisine prepared with hearty doses of passion and creativity.
Full Day at Kwafubesi Tented Camp
First Full Day at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
An early morning of adventures awaits you today, first thing that will be on your agenda for the day is an early morning Safari drive after which will be followed by a breakfast on the deck in the sunshine of the African bushveld.
There are a variety of activities that can keep you busy during the day – Experience the African bush with a horseback safaris, eco adventure trails (Quad Bike Safaris) or maybe In need of a bit of pampering? Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp guests can enjoy a massage or range of beauty treatments in the comfort of their tent.
Feel all your tensions melt away as the qualified therapists from Mabula Spa work their massage magic. In the late afternoon there another chance to catch the Big 5 near their favorite watering hole during your sun-downer safari drive. Then on your arrival back its time to enjoy a magical dinner in the traditional boma with only the starry sky and blazing fire to keep you company.
Full Day at Kwafubesi Tented Camp
As they say early bird catches the worm, so you will be of on a Safari drive this morning or even a Guided bush walk available on request, where guides will take you on a walk around our 10,000 hectare reserve, where they will be focusing on our fauna and flora and some of our big 5 animals (excluding lions).
So now you have a full day of leisure Cool off in Kwafubesi’s crystal clear splash pool, relax on the pool loungers reading a book or enjoy a refreshing cocktail flopped comfortably in the open lounge area offering spectacular views of the bush and guests have full access to utilize all other activities available at our sister lodge Mabula Game Lodge including Mabula Spa, only 20 minutes away. That evening you will be off on your next game drive followed up with another mind blowing dinner by Chef Stefan and his incredible culinary brilliance.
Early Morning Game drive, breakfast and departure to JHB
The day will start the same way with an early morning wake up after which you will be a on your way on your last safari to say goodbye to the big 5.
When you get back from your safari it is off to breakfast. Unfortunately it is now time to get all your things together and pack up. You still have some time on the lodge to get your last lazy day in, then after lunch it is time to say good bye and to meet up with the Mr Shuttle driver who will take you to your hotel or OR Tambo international Airport.
O.R. Tambo Airport
- Park fees (For non-residents)
- Game Drive Activities
- All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Round-trip Private airport transfer
- Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water (On all days)
- Tea and Coffee
- International flights (From/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Extra Activities
- Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
- Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
- This tour must be paid in South African Rand (ZAR).
- This tour accepts children who are 8+ years, and pay full adult rates. Children 0-7 Years not permitted at the Lodge.
|Dates||1 Person (1 Room)||2 People (1 Room)||3 People (2 Rooms)||4 People (2 Rooms)||5 People (3 Rooms)||6 People (3 Rooms)||7+ People|
|1 Jan 2021 to 30 Jun 2021||R 18 330.00 pp||R 11 310.00 pps||R 11 930.00 pps||R 10 020.00 pps||R 10 605 pps||R 9 555.00 pps|
|1 Jul 2021 to 31 December 2021||R 18 720.00 pp||R 11 570.00 pps||R 12 230.00 pps||R 10 280.00 pps||R10 890.00 pps||R9 810.00 pps|
|1 Jan 2022 to December 31, 2022||R 19 230.00 pp||R 11 905.00 pps||R 12 625.00 pps||R 10 615.00 pps||R 11 265.00 pps||R 10 150.00 pps|