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Pure Wildlife Safari - 6 Nights


USD 5,340

/ person
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  • 7 Days

Jamie Thom - Owner

Conservation Safari Company

Conservation Safari Company, is a small and passionate safari and tour company based in South Africa

  • Local time:16:57

Pure Wildlife Safari - 6 Nights

The variety of species and habitats, from cheetah and black rhino to lion and leopards, along with many others big and small, in a setting of coastal forest, open plains and wooded savannah create a fabulous game viewing expereince. That, combined with convenient flights and two award-winning lodges adds up to a marvellous experience.

Fly from Johannesburg to Phinda

You will be met upon arrival and transferred by complimentary shuttle from OR Tambo International Airport to Federal Air Bateleur Lounge (5 mins drive) befor boarding your scheduled flight directly to Phinda Forest Lodge situated in Phinda Private Game Reserve. This Reserve comprises seven distinct habitats – from dry sand forest to wetland systems and mountain ranges. Catch a glimpse of the shy suni antelope, track rhino in the bushveld, observe breeding herds of elephant in fever tree forests, hold your breath as a cheetah teaches her cubs to hunt, glide past hippo on the Mzinene River and marvel at the gracious nyala. Phinda is home to more than 3 000 of these rare antelope Read more

Phinda Forest Lodge
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Phinda Private Nature Reserve

A typical day on safari begins as dawn breaks over the African bush, a gentle tap on your door will wake you to the delights of a new day. Your ranger will discuss what you hope to see that day over fragrant tea or coffee and morning biscuits or rusks. Phinda Private Game Reserve is home to all of the Big Five, but is particularly well known for its cheetah and rhino. Venture out in search of big cats and large mammals. Return to your lodge for a delicious breakfast. If you wish, you can walk off your breakfast on a short walk near your lodge, accompanied by your ranger, who will share his insight into the smaller animals and vegetation in the area, before returning in time for lunch. Your evening drive begins in the late afternoon and lasts until after dark, when spotlights are used for a glimpse into the nocturnal bush life. Drive down to one of the reserve's dams to watch the animals drink and bathe or watch out for predators getting ready for the hunt. Enjoy sundowners in a scenic location as the sun slowly sinks beneath the horizon. Return to your lodge for a mouthwatering dinner beneath the magnificent African sky. Read more

Phinda Forest Lodge

Phinda Private Nature Reserve

OCEAN SAFARI Whilst enjoying the exceptional Big Five at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, why not treat yourself to an Ocean Safari that offers a wonderful opportunity to encounter some of South Africa’s beautiful marine life. This exciting adventure, aboard an inflatable vessel and in the company of a certified dive master, offers the prospect of encountering and swimming with wild dolphins, snorkelling amidst flourishing reefs and the chance to view humpback and southern right whales (seasonal). Additional costs apply Read more

Phinda Forest Lodge

Fly From Phinda to Ngala, Greater Kruger

After your morning drive and breakfast you will be Transfer to lodge airstrip and fly directly to Ngala Safari Lodge, Kruger Private Reserves. All along the world renowned Kruger National Park’s western boundary are private game reserves which combine with the Kruger to create one of the world’s largest game reserves and a truly remarkable destination. A trip to the Kruger is an unforgettable and potentially life changing experience. Located on the boundary of Kruger National Park,Ngala Private Game Reserve is well known for its high densities of elephant, buffalo and rhino, as well as for its African wild dogs. Ngala was the first private game reserve to be incorporated into the Kruger National Park and has exclusive traversing rights on almost 15 000 hectares (37 100 acres) of one of the richest wildlife regions on the African continent. A spectacular diversity of wildlife moves through this immense wilderness, including elephant, spotted hyena, giraffe, buffalo and white rhino. Ngala means “lion” in Shangaan and the Reserve lives up to its name, supporting several prides of these powerful cats. However, it is even better known for excellent viewing of a more elusive cat, offering regular sightings of leopard, particularly females with their young. Your days at Ngala are very much the same as at Phinda, morning and afternoon game drives with the option of walks. Read more

Ngala Safari Lodge

Ngala Private Game Reserve

Enjoy early morning and late afternoon game drives that continue after nightfall. &Beyond’s professionally trained guides will ask you about your favourite wildlife and will do their best to ensure that your preferences are met, whether it is tracking a particular species or spending more time enjoying each sighting and getting to know the habits of the animals. They will also tell you about the vegetation of the region and will explain the behaviour of the animals that you come across. In some cases, the guides will be able to identify individual animals and let you know about their history and habits. &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve is home to all of the Big Five, but is particularly well known for its large prides of lion and occasional sightings of wild dog, as well as large herds of elephant and buffalo. Venture out in search of leopard or lion sleeping off the exertion of the hunt from the night before. Read more

Ngala Safari Lodge
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Ngala Private Game Reserve

LUXURY WALKING SAFARI For those looking for an active thrill beyond the excitement of Big Five sightings on a game drive vehicle, a walking safari offers an opportunity to connect with the African bush, interacting with all its inhabitants, from largest to smallest. Embark on an adventure where your feet tread in the tracks of zebra and buffalo, your nostrils fill with the scent of crushed wild grasses and you push through the brush and all six senses re-awake as Africa touches you and you touch Africa. Additional costs apply Read more

Ngala Safari Lodge

Departure - Fly from Ngala to Johannesb

After your morning drive and breakfast you will be Transfer to lodge airstrip and fly directly back to Johannesburg International Airport.


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Phinda Private Nature Reserve
Day 4
Location Ngala Private Game Reserve


Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers


4 Reviews

Richard & Denise D., United States

Overall the trip went without a hitch from transfers, in country flights, to lodges and car rentals. The travel team was on top of our schedule and communicated with us and vice versa as issues arose and insured that things were smooth. They were attentive to our overall needs and style of travel. They found lodges and attraction sites that really fit us and there was always other suggestions for us to consider. Read more

Tricia C, Australia

Jamie is amazing. His attention to detail, time taken to consult with me on my likes/dislikes, what I'm looking for in the African experience is exemplary. He had to bare with my numerous changes, questions, clarifications... at all times he was there to offer advice, clarity and guidance. He is a very patient man. Every sector was arranged with such care and thought that I for the first time didn't have to think of anything. Jamie had thought of it all! Read more

Elizabeth Corwin, United Kingdom

Every aspect was perfect. Cannot say enough good things about our agent. Every detail was covered and all providers were beyond excellent. Best trip of our lives.


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Conservation Safari Company, is a small and passionate safari and tour company based in South Africa

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