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Kunguru Lodge @ Tri Active

Kunguru Lodge is in the heart of the Elgin Valley, just past the town of Grabouw. The magnificent gardens, with an array of natural fynbos and swimming pool deck provide a perfect setting for the lodge. The accommodation comprises 12 rooms - 7 en-suite timber cabins and 5 en-suite safari style tents under canvas. All rooms have coffee stations, hairdryers (on request from reception) and electric blankets. The lodge has a very relaxed ambiance, offering a home away from home feel.  The Wildcats Pub and Restaurant is available to all in-house guests and pre-booked functions. It is a popular venue for individuals, companies, conferences and special functions. Just one hour from Cape Town, it is very conveniently placed as a base to visit many major attractions such as the Great White Sharks, Hermanus, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and the burgeoning Elgin Valley wine estates. Adventure activities are also offered from the lodge, and these include clay pigeon and hand gun shooting, archery and air rifles, amazing races, volley ball, quad bikes, nature walks and incredible single track mountain biking trails. Our conference facilities offer an alternative to the norm of the city hotels and conference venues. In a rustic setting, surrounded by lush gardens and orchards, our venue can accommodate up to 70 delegates for day conferences and smaller groups in different seating formats. A total of 24 guests based on twin sharing can be accommodated in the lodge for overnight groups.  An option of triple share for groups up to 31 pax is available.  Facilities include standard equipment of flip chart, white board, data projector, conference area set up including peppermints, jugs of water, cordial, note pads and pens. Theatre style 70 delegates; Classroom style 40 delegates; U-shape 30 delegates; Board Room 20 delegates. Half day, full day and overnight conference and teambuilding packages are available. As specialists in the teambuilding arena, Tri Active Events Management tailor programs to maximise the benefit to the client.  Our experiential outcomes based programs have incredible positive results and are highly recommended in the informal teambuilding category, which stands us apart from other companies. The very wide array of fun to formal teambuilding activities and programs are available on our website https://triactive.co.za/teambuilding/

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iNsingizi Lodge

iNsingizi Lodge is situated in a small reserve surrounded by the rolling hills of Kwa Zulu Natal. An hour from Durban and just 45 min from Pietermaritzburg make it the ideal get away for people needing a get away from the bustle of city life. iNsingizi is the current holder of the National Lilizela Tourism Award which backs up our promise of 3 star grading with 5 star service. iNsingizi is small enough that every guest is an individual and we can ensure a wonderful relaxing stay. Our rooms are all placed from maximum privacy and guests are often surprised when they discover they are not the only people staying. Our spa is nestled among the trees ensuring the only sounds you hear is bird song and the wind rustling in the leaves - what could be more relaxing.

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Palala Boutique Game Lodge and Spa

Set in the majestic Limpopo province in northern South Africa, the magical allure of Palala Boutique Game Lodge & Spa is irresistible to those who appreciate exclusivity, fine fare, romance and adventure. This boutique lodge is unmistakably 5-star and nestles where the Limpopo and Palala rivers meet alongside the Botswana border. A mere 4 hour’s drive from Johannesburg, it is a haven of sophistication surrounded by 14,000 hectares of authentic bushveld landscape. The suites at Palala are the pinnacle of refinement and opulence, each designed with the ultimate in luxury and comfort in mind. These air conditioned suites offer queen or king size beds covered with imported linen. Elaborate solid wooden furniture and large spacious bathrooms with all the mod cons such as international shaver plugs, hairdryers and customised designer amenities. The unique African photography adorning the walls encapsulates the fusion of elements that can be seen everywhere at this exclusive boutique game lodge. Throughout the day, engage in the assortment of activities on offer ranging from game drives, guided walks to a thrilling lion tour. Alternatively, opt for an outing on one of our bicycle trails, angling on the banks of the Limpopo river or some exciting bird watching in an area rightfully renowned as a birder’s paradise. The Matoppie Restaurant with high wingback chairs and large tables create a relaxed private dining space under a unique abstract Matoppie tree. Enjoy mouth-watering dishes inspired by truly South African ingredients, whilst the wine collection pays homage to the wine makers of South Africa, showcasing the best of each wine region. For a more relaxed and casual event, enjoy a true African dining experience in our Lapa setting. Illuminated by firelight and starry skies, diners will enjoy the diverse and tasteful cuisine complemented by authentic traditional flare such as potjies, braai’s and wood oven pizzas. Glorious, opulent weddings are a forte at Palala, from grand receptions to the intimacy of family affairs, attention to detail, creative and precise planning will make the day stress free and absolutely memorable. Similarly, the lodge has perfected every nuance to make your conference, launch, strategy meeting or team building event productive and rewarding. Experience the beating rhythm of Africa’s bushveld with extravagance beyond compare in an enclave of luxury in the wild. Palala Boutique Game Lodge & Spa awaits you. Imagine yourself here…

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Tomjachu Bush Retreat

Tomjachu is a four star exclusive private estate set in over 550 hectares of game fenced mountain bushveld, located within the Crocodile Valley Nature Conservancy. Just 20 minutes from Nelspruit it overlooks the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park and the great Crocodile River. It is regularly remarked upon as being one of the most beautiful and serene locations, in an area where beauty abounds.Set in its own valley with breath-taking views across the Bekker Mountains, Tomjachu Bush Retreat with its Homestead and nearby cottages, is surrounded by beautiful gardens, lawns and terraces, all sharing the greater splendours of nature. Whether you want to do nothing and unwind listening to the orchestra of over 265 bird species, play croquet or boules, walk amongst non-predatory animals, fish for bass, or go for a game drive in our safari Land Rover with our experienced ranger, or see fish eagles grab a bream on the wing, mountain bike at any level from 30 m to 1006 m above sea level, Tomjachu offers the variety of your choosing.With our own tour vehicle and specialist guide you can be picked up right from the comfort of your room or cottage to travel to the nearby Kruger National Park,on a half or full day tour, to search for the Big Five, The Ugly Five, or even the Miniature Five. You can also experience the fantastic vistas and sights of the Panoramic Route on a full day tour. Tomjachu is the ideal base to explore all the wonders of the Lowveld.We accommodate just 14 guests over the Homestead and three delightful cottages, each with their own character and romance. We are additionally blessed with spectacular bush locations, for braais, bush dinners and picnics, under the stars, waterfalls or open thatch, or breakfast by the water's edge; whether it's just two of you or a party, self-catering or from our elegant kitchens, excellent cuisine and great atmosphere are assured.

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Waterfall, A Forever Lodge - Log Cabins

Waterfall, A Forever Lodge offers Comfy 3 star Charming Log Cabins(semi-self catering) set in the Bushveld. Our 6 airy, en-suite Log Cabins nestled between indigenous Lowveld trees comprises of 4 by 2 sleeper and 2 by 4 sleeper Cabins and the Aloe Manor Guest House peached on a Mountain Top which completes this haven! Great Mountain views overlooking the Waterfall from Lodge deck, which offers you comfort in the bush. The Lodge also offers large screen television in the Restaurant which prides itself on its delectable cuisine and superb service that is sure to provide the touch of class your day deserves. Rock pool situated on-site with Bar, hiking trail to the Waterfall and 4x4 route for the Adrenaline enthusiasts.

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Waterfall, A Forever Lodge - Camping sites

Waterfall, A Forever Lodge offers 5 secluded Off-Road Caravan & Camping sites set amongst the Bushveld and Mountain ranges of the Kranspoort Mountains. All sites equipped with Electricity and accompanied by a neat ablution facility. On-site a communal braai and Boma area creates that relaxation feeling in the Lush green Bushveld. Relax and spot Wildlife whilst listening to the sounds of Birdlife!

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Golden Leopard Resorts - Manyane Resort

Both Manyane & Bakgatlan offers variety of accommodation i.e Chalets,Camping/Caravan sites, Safari Tents,Restaurants,Convenient store,Conference facilities, Swimming Pools, Children play grounds, guided game drives and secured parking areas.

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Golden Leopard Resorts - Bakgatla

Bakgatla Resort is at the foot of the Garamoga Hills. Set in serene’s peaceful bush environment. Consisting off 55 unique Colonial style Chalets with the option BB and DBB. Camping / caravanning with electrified and non-electrified sites are available, coupled with superior ablution facilities. An Olympic size, salt water swimming pool, surrounded by rolling lawns, a trampoline, outdoor chess set and Game Drives are available for guests to enjoy. Bakgatla resort offers peaceful surroundings and a lot more for the outdoor enthusiast. Bakgatla Resort has 24 hour generator support

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Zebula Golf Estate & Spa

Golf estates abound in South Africa but none can match Zebula, a stunning and totally unique lifestyle destination a mere 2 hours’ drive north of Johannesburg in the magnificent malaria-free Waterberg region of Limpopo Province. Located on 1600 hectares of pristine bushveld in the shadow of the Waterberg mountains, Zebula commands a most spectacular setting. Undulating, indigenous tree-covered hills and wide-open grasslands are punctuated with frequent dams and waterholes – a diverse landscape that supports a wide variety of game, birds and small wildlife. Naturally occurring game include Kudu, Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, Blesbok, Red Haartebeest, Giraffe, Eland, Jackal, Warthog, Ostrich as well as many other indigenous species. Visitors and residents are able to walk, run, cycle or drive on the estate and get up close and personal with the wildlife, making a trip to Zebula a true back to nature experience. Zebula also offers 3 hour game drives into the adjoining Mabalingwe Nature Reserve where you may also see Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant.

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Makakatana Bay Lodge

Makakatana Bay Lodge is exclusively situated on the banks of Lake St Lucia, within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site, Zululand, KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. Makakatana Bay Lodge offers visitors luxury accommodation with private personal service. The 6 individually set rooms can accommodate 12 people and are luxuriously fitted out with full amenities, and fully air-conditioned with private decks. This Zululand Safari Lodge is the only privately owned and run safari lodge set within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site of South Africa. Let Makakatana Bay create the Zululand safari of your dreams with our luxury accommodation, spectacular African safaris and activities and breathtaking scenery. We pride ourselves on sharing the splendours of the park with you. PROTECTION - PEACEFUL - PARADISE

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Tanamera Lodge

Nestled on the slopes of the Sabie River Valley, Tanamera offers luxurious accommodation and breathtaking scenery. Being centrally located, you are able to explore the Lowveld Panorama including sights such as God’s Window and Blyde River Canyon. Approximately 20km from the world famou Kruger National Park.

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Mashutti Country Lodge

The lodge is set on a 17 hectare farm in the mountains, has a peaceful quiet atmosphere where a person can relax, and escape the rat race, whilst enjoying the country atmosphere. Full a la carte restaurant. Ladies bar. Lounge to relax in or watch TV. Three swimming pools. The Lodge is run by the owners who offer their guests personal attention and endeavour to make their stay a memorable one

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