South African Adventure Safaris

Join us for an Adventurous South African Game, birding and Reptile Safari in Mpumalanga. Mpumalanga in South Africa often referred to as “Big Game Country” is the setting for dozens of sanctuaries teeming with wildlife, birds and reptiles.

Among them, the Kruger National Park is world renowned, as are several of the luxurious private reserves on its western boundary. The entire area of Mpumalanga offers exceptional opportunities for bird-watching, herping, hiking, game drives and fishing. Streams once panned for gold have become the haunts of eager anglers and lazy trout.

Mpumalanga is steeped in the history of pioneers, hunters and fortune seekers, fascinating gold rush towns abound. A special, additional dimension occurs in the Middleveld region which is inhabited by Ndebele people, notable for their traditional costumes and attractively decorated houses.

Arrive and book into the Eagles Nest Bed and Breakfast for the Night

Here one will get the opportunity to explore various different habitats in the Lowveld, looking for different reptiles, amphibians, birds and other wild life to photograph.

Join us for day trips into the Kruger National Park, where one will have the opportunity to see the Big 5 up close and personal

Adventurous South African Game and “herping” Safari includes:

  • Transport
  • Professional Guide/s
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Entrance fees
  • Game drives
  • Adventurous South African Game and herping Safari tinerary (12 days / 11 nights)
The following itinerary for the Adventurous South African Game and herping Safari

Adventurous South African Game and Herpy Safari –┬áDay One – Tuesday (10 April 2007)

  • Early wake up for breakfast
  • Depart for African Reptiles and Venom premises for Venomous Snake Handling Course
  • Lunch
  • Depart for Hazyview, Mpumalanga.
  • Book into Kingfisher Lodge, situated at Sabi River, Hazyview.
  • Dinner and overnight

Day Two to Day Five Wednesday to Saturday (11 April 2007 to 14 April 2007)

  • Early wake up for Breakfast
  • Explore the lowveld looking for reptiles, amphibians, birds and other wildlife to photgraph
  • Day trips into the Kruger National Park for game viewing
  • Visit God’s Window, Pilgrims Rest, Potholes and the Cheetah Reserve
  • Be on call for the Parks Board to respond to any problem snake calls they may receive, which will be passed onto various snake catchers, who we will be in contract with. This is give everybody in the group an opportunity to capture snakes.
  • Then we will depart for Komatipoort, where we will again have the opportunity to explore this diverse habitat, as well as be in close proximity to the Crocodile Bridge entrance to the Kruger National Park, where we will enjoy game viewing safaris.
  • Should the weather permit, we will enjoy a day out tiger fishing, this fish is world renowned for it tremendous fighting ability.
  • Night time will see us cruising around looking for nocturnal reptiles
  • bush camp
  • leopard in a tree

Day Six Sunday (15 April 2007)

  • Early wake up for Breakfast
  • Depart Kingfisher Lodge for Komatipoort

Day Seven to Day Nine Monday to Wednesday (16 April 2007 to 18 April 2007)

  • Early wake up for Breakfast
  • Explore the diverse habitat for reptiles.
  • Game Viewing Safaris
  • Should the weather permit we will spend a day tiger fishing.
  • Night time will see us cruising around looking for nocturnal reptiles

Day Ten Thursday 19 April 2007

  • Early wake up for Breakfast
  • Depart Komatipoort for Johannesburg.
  • Book into Eagles Nest Bed and Breakfast
  • End of your Safari