This trip begins in Johannesburg, the heart of the South African nation and the Rainbow City, a city with a myriad of diversity and contrasts. Displayed in splendid art galleries, the paintings of local artists give us a different perspective on the “Big Five”. These works take form within the Kruger National Park and its reserves. With elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards and buffalo only a few steps away, the safaris will provide you with a lifetime of memories. Further along, across the Mozambique Channel, you will find the large island of Madagascar which gives you a close look at the beauties of Africa. Lemurs and a vast array of endemic plant species dominate the landscape…
Located within a Big Five private game reserve in the Greater Kruger Park area, Jabulani, with its six superior suites and the exclusive Zindoga Villa, offers a unique opportunity for gracious living in a five-star luxury lodge. Each spacious and elegant suite is luxuriously furnished and features both a private deck and a plunge pool. Children are welcome at Jabulani from the age of six and at Zindoga Villa at any age. Jabulani is a place to indulge your every sense, a place to explore the African wild and reconnect with nature, experience amazing wildlife and enjoy superb cuisine. Your dedicated Jabulani ranger will ensure that your safari experience is tailor-made to your personal preference, whether laid back and relaxed or filled with game viewing and other activities. Learn about our inspiring journey that began with a herd of elephants being rescued nearly twenty years ago. Our devoted elephant carers share insightful stories of their life journeys with the Jabulani herd, whilst you respectfully observe the elephants during their daily routines – while they enjoy their midday swim, forage in the wild and return single file to their stables in the evenings. Truly a soulful, insightful and unforgettable experience. Return to the Lodge in an open safari vehicle – try and spot some animals in the African bush while en route. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch before retiring for an afternoon at leisure. Options are plentiful: spoil yourself with an indulgent spa treatment; or enjoy reading a good book on your private deck while overlooking the bush, or off course you can just have a restful afternoon siesta. Late afternoon, participants will again have the option of an elephant experience and/or evening game drive before returning to the Lodge for dinner.
In the chic, cosmopolitan suburb of Atholl in Johannesburg, this small boutique hotel welcomes families and children of all ages to its two exclusive-use villas. Offering timeless charm and elegance, both the 4-bedroom AtholPlace Villa and 9-bedroom AtholPlace House are designed with a warm blend of neutral and natural shades, wood and wicker, contemporary furniture and pieces of African art and design. Each boasts a private pool under the shade of palm trees. The landscaped gardens surrounding the villa and house simply add to one’s feeling of serenity and offer a secluded, romantic setting where in-house guests can lounge at leisure, enjoying a drink or a meal prepared by their private chef. Guests can also experience some of the best shopping and cultural attractions nearby.
The capital of Madagascar, a striking blend of Eastern, Western and African influences evident in its architecture and culture. The city stands proudly on a ridge and is one of contrasts with cobbled streets and historical buildings sharing space with rice paddies and verdant hills. The crowning glory, the Rova of Antananarivo literally crowns the capital standing upon the highest hill.
Home to lemurs, chameleons, tortoises, humming birds, cocoa, vanilla, ylang-ylang, papyrus and carnivorous plants; Madagascar is one of the last remaining unspoilt oases on the planet. There are virgin forests, savannas and tiny islands to explore. The nature is so rich that the famous Parisian landscape architect Camille Muller was inspired to gather the rarest species in the hotel’s landscaped garden. Located in a nature reserve, Anjajavy l’Hôtel consists of a beautiful ensemble of rosewood villas scattered over a long sandy beach on the Mozambique Channel. Explore deserted creeks, little fishing villages and the Tsingy, coral remains sculpted by erosion and overlapping baobab roots.
AtholPlace House & VillaDays 4-5
Anjajavy le LodgeDays 7-14