Visitor Experience of the Year

Inyati Game Lodge

Inyati Game Lodge is situated in arguably one of the best game viewing areas in the world & most prestigious private conservation areas, the Sabi Sand Reserve (Wildtuin), adjoining the renowned Kruger National Park. Experience fantastic close-up’s with Africa's wildlife on every game drive.

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Turaco Lodge

Turaco Lodge is a guest house situated in Marloth Park on the boundary of the Kruger National Park. We offer luxury accommodation for a maximum of 6 guests at a time, ensuring personal attention. Activities available in the area include game drives, bird watching, bush walks, fishing, golf, day visits to Mozambique & Swaziland, night drives in Kruger National Park with Park Rangers.

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Protea Hotel Ranch Resort

Protea Hotel Ranch Resort is situated just 25km south of Polokwane and 2 hours north of Johannesburg. Our superior 4-star hotel is easily accessible from both the N1 highway and the R101 main road. Comprising of 1000 hectares of pristine Limpopo Province bushveld, Protea Hotel by Marriott Ranch Resort is uniquely different. Guests have the pleasure of experiencing viewing of 25 species of antelope including the rare and endangered sable antelope, hyenas, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, impala, nyala, buffalo, lion sanctuary and over 200 species of birds, as well as the Kolobe Tented Bush Camp which includes team building facilities and tented accommodation ideal for groups seeking a true African bush environment. Our hotel boasts 150 rooms which includes 20 two bedroom self-catering units on the 12 Hole Par 3 Golf Course overlooking the Waterberg Mountains. We offer an impressive range of facilities, including four swimming pools, pool-side lapa and bar, two restaurants, kids’ area, fitness center and more.

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Amakhosi Lodge (Pty) Ltd

A royal hideaway offering exceptional service and luxury, amidst the African landscapes and breathtaking big five wildlife of the Amakhosi private game reserve. Here, time belongs to the rhythm of a timeless African beat and guests are given their own private kingdom. Amakhosi is a majestic destination where imperial treatment is customary, where no day is the same. From scintillating night safaris to culinary delight, Amakhosi offers an African Safari holiday like no other. makhosi is located in a blend of savannah, wetlands and mountains. The Safari Lodge is situated on the banks of Zululand's Mkuze River in Amakhosi private game reserve. Artistic décor, African fusion cuisine and prompt attentive service, makes AmaKhosi a bush lodge difficult to match elsewhere in Southern Africa. St. Lucia Wetlands and Sodwana Bay are a mere 2.5 hours away from the lodge and are well worth incorporating into your itinerary. Mozambique and Swaziland is also in close proximity The sight of a racing cheetah, smell of wild jasmine, and the cry of a Whalberg's eagle, together compliment this in the natural environment of river wetlands, valley bushland, umbrella thorn trees and thick bush grassland blanketing the mountains. From the moment you arrive at Amakhosi, you are scooped up in arms of royalty and sophistication with warm smiles and hot hand towels. The spirit of your journey lives here. Come and share it with us.

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Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation and Awareness Cent

Tenikwa grew from humble beginnings in 2002 when the owners started rehabilitating injured birds in a wooded shed behind their house. Today Tenikwa has grown to be one of the largest active wildlife rehabilitation centres in the Western Cape, attending to a diverse variety of animals accepting both terrestrial and marine mammals and birds. Rehabilitating injured and abandoned Wildlife with the goal to release them back to the wild. We work closely with Nature Authorities in our area ie. CapeNature and South African National Parks to assist in protecting and preserving the wildlife in our area. In conjunction with these authorities our centre rescues, rehabilitates and successfully releases between 250 - 400 wild animals annually. Our Awareness Centre ensures that our Rehabilitation facilities is sustainable, funding the rehabilitation work and to raise awareness of the conservation issues in South Africa, Tenikwa offers various, programs throughout the day, catering for all ages and fitness levels with a focus on providing a conservation-based, informative tour. Guests learn about the indigenous wild cats of South Africa and why they are disappearing from our landscape. Species include - African Wild Cat, Serval, Caracal, Cheetah, Leopord, Lion ass well as other animals and a tour of our meerkat meander. Through the various conservation activities that Tenikwa undertakes, we employ more than 30 full time staff members from the local community, contributing significantly to the economy of the area.

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Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa

The Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa outside Bela Bela is a tranquil secluded hideaway nestled against the Waterberg Mountains. This peaceful gem just one hour north of Gauteng, offers the elegance of yesteryear, with beautiful antiques, homely pampering in 49 en-suite rooms surrounded by lush tropical gardens. All the comfortable rooms and rondavels at Shangri-La are situated within walking distance of a sparkling swimming pool, relaxing spa as well as other facilities including two restaurants and a cellar (with a Diners Club award winning wine list), a small wedding chapel and fully equipped conference centres. Nestled in the picturesque Waterberg mountain range approximately 70 minutes from Pretoria lies Modimolle (previously named Nylstroom), a bustling bushveld town. Named after the Sotho for the ‘God(s) have eaten,’ Modimolle and the surrounding Waterberg area boast plentiful free roaming game, birdlife and beautiful indigenous trees and plants. A characteristic feature here is the impressive Kranskop Mountain, a natural beacon rising above the surrounding landscape. It lies next to the N1 Highway that runs between Pretoria and Polokwane en route to the Kruger National Park. Nature and adventure enthusiasts need not travel far from home to experience a host of outdoor activities such as hiking, game viewing and abseiling. The Waterberg’s numerous activities, coupled with its mild year-round weather and warm dry winters have boosted its popularity among people looking to escape the city for a few days. Named after the mythical earthly paradise (described in British author James Hilton’s 1933 novel Lost Horizon), the term Shangri-La has become synonymous with any permanently happy paradise land isolated from the outside world. Guests wanting to escape the madness of modern life soon realise why the name is so fitting. Lush tropical gardens, a trickling waterfall and leafy stone pathways blend with luxurious pampering in 49 en-suite rooms to offer a delightful sense of tranquillity. For couples, friends, families and small groups that enjoy peaceful natural surroundings, finding your own piece of paradise at Shangri-La is just an hour’s drive from Gauteng!

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Zebula Golf Estate & Spa

Upmarket luxury homes are tastefully designed and privately positioned so as not to impose on the surroundings. The Peter Matkovitch-designed golf course respects the environment, following the natural contours of the terrain, a masterful symphony of indigenous bush and landscaped areas. Surprising for its bushveld location, water supply is both abundant and sustainable, ensuring that the quality of the greens is unrivalled and that playing surfaces are always top notch. 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. Those seeking the thrill of the Big 5 can be indulged at adjoining Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. Zebula offers 3hr roundtrip game drives. Guests at Zebula can enjoy face to face encounters with elephants, while our resident cheetah take our wildlife experience to whole new level, further confirming our status as a golf and leisure destination unlike any other on the continent.

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Sibuya Game Reserve-River Camp

The lush, sub-tropical vegetation ensures a high density of wildlife and guarantees one of the best game-viewing experiences in the country. This personalised Big 5 Private Game Reserve is so special and different that guests can only access it by boat. The luxurious tented camps are discretely placed in the indigenous forest on the river banks, offering tranquillity only found in the wild. Professional rangers assist you in enjoying every aspect of this pristine reserve to see the abundant birdlife, get the chance to spot the Big 5 on game drives, boat cruises, walks and even canoe trips. A memorable adventure to Sibuya combines relaxation, fabulous service and top notch dining, you will surely want to return, just as the name Sibuya implies.

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Sibuya Game Reserve-Forest Camp

The lush, sub-tropical vegetation ensures a high density of wildlife and guarantees one of the best game-viewing experiences in the country. This personalised Big 5 Private Game Reserve is so special and different that guests can only access it by boat. The luxurious tented camps are discretely placed in the indigenous forest on the river banks, offering tranquillity only found in the wild. Professional rangers assist you in enjoying every aspect of this pristine reserve to see the abundant birdlife, get the chance to spot the Big 5 on game drives, boat cruises, walks and even canoe trips. A memorable adventure to Sibuya combines relaxation, fabulous service and top notch dining, you will surely want to return, just as the name Sibuya implies.

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African Impact - Greater Kruger Volunteering

African Impact is a multi-award winning volunteer travel organization which runs and manages meaningful and responsible volunteer experiences, service placements and internship programs throughout Africa. The organization was founded in 2004, and since then has grown into the African leader in volunteer tourism, having facilitated over 17,000 volunteers and interns in 12 countries across the continent.

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Leopard Mountain

A Big 5 multiple award winning lodge, set within an Endangered Species Protected Area in the magnificent Manyoni Private Game Reserve, offering peace and tranquility with friendly hospitality. Our beautiful lodge has the most spectacular views in Zululand, from the river meandering below to the distant Lebombo Mountains.Our game drives take you through well stocked, unspoilt bush veld and endless rivers winding through indigenous forest, a birders paradise. Our guided walking safaris offer an intimate encounter with the African bush veld and wildlife, taking you to places beyond the reach of vehicles. Join our mid day waterhole lookout activity to watch an array of animals coming down to drink from our unique waterhole setting or indulge in a pampering treatment at our amazing Africology Spa. Luxury accommodation in 9 well appointed, stone chalets with a hammock and private plunge pool nestled in the cliff tops overlooking the river below. Our sought after chef will prepare your tantalizing meals, which can be accompanied by your choice of wine from our multi-award winning cellar.Entrust us with those special occasions. Our picture perfect backdrop lends itself as an intimate setting for a romantic wedding, honeymoon or just a well deserved break.

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Compassline Africa Tours

We are a destinations management company specialising in Southern Africa. Over and above our general packages, we include safari lodges, throughout South Africa, accommodating for all budgets, while still ensuring that our clients leave with an imprint of Africa in their hearts. Our markets are directed at both in-bound and domestic clients, to ensure that everybody experiences the warm hospitality, amazing food, culture, passion in uplifting the surrounding communities and exceptional safari's that our game lodges and reserves have to offer!

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