Take a Walk on the Wild Side on a Relaxing Bush Break

25 July 2018

Need to get away from it all for a while? Leave the hectic city lifestyle behind and head out on a laid-back bush break at South Africa's best game reserves with these amazing holiday deals.

Kruger National Park
This world-famous game reserve needs no introduction. As South Africa’s largest game park, Kruger is renowned for its vast stretches of untamed bushveld, unbroken tranquillity, and of course, the majestic Big 5. Accommodation options abound, with everything from luxurious lodges to safari tents and rustic camping. For those that lean toward the luxurious, 5-star Imbali Safari Lodge is your best bet. Boasting private chalets, personalised game experiences and mouth-watering cuisine even the most discerning travellers won’t be disappointed. No less luxurious is Hamiltons Tented Camp, an authentic homage to the elegance of 1900's hunting lodges. Hot on its heels is Protea Hotel Kruger Gate with its stylish suites, exciting open-vehicle safaris, and scenic spa experiences overlooking the park.

Love the bush but can’t make the whole trip to Kruger? Get your safari fix at malaria-free Pilanesberg just two hours from Jo’burg. With over 7000 animals including the Big Five, there’s no shortage of amazing game viewing to be had. Perched on the slopes of an ancient volcano, Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge brings you close to all the action with incredible views over the park. Spacious accommodation makes it an ideal destination for unforgettable family adventures. Ivory Tree Game Lodge offers 60 luxury chalets with breathtaking views, along with a new wellness experience designed to align body and mind with the tranquility of the wilderness. Not to be outdone, Black Rhino Game Lodge offers secluded luxury suites overlooking a busy waterhole where elephants, impala and other wildlife come to quench their thirst.

Waterberg Mountains
Located in Limpopo, the spectacular Waterberg Mountain Range is known as one of the most pristine and wildlife-rich regions in South Africa. Set within a sprawling private game reserve just two hours from Jo’burg, Mabula Game Lodge is home to an impressive variety of wildlife, including the Big 5. Coupled with world-class cuisine and excellent service, it’s the perfect way to experience luxury in the heart of the bushveld. Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway offers a whole new game viewing perspective with eight luxury suites overlooking the Sterkstroom River, each with their own private deck and plunge pool perched on a cliff.

Greenway Woods Resort
Located 30km from Kruger National Park’s Numbi Gate, Greenway Woods Resort offers ample opportunity to explore Mpumalanga's natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Family friendly self-catering chalets offer all the comforts of home, while plenty of attractions on-site and nearby ensure that fun and entertainment are never more than moments away.

Casa Do Sol Hotel & Spa Resort
Nestled within 500 hectares of lush nature reserve in the Sabie River region, Casa Do Sol provides an oasis of tranquility featuring shaded glens, limpid pools and flower gardens. A short 17km drive will get you to the famed Kruger National Park, while a host of on-site and nearby attraction, such as golf, hiking, fishing and more, are on offer closer to home.

Ready to take a walk on the wild side? View our amazing bush break deals here, or contact a Flight Centre travel expert to help plan your safari adventure!