A new style of camp – off grid & focused on walking safari (although they’ve introduced evening drives too) and with sensational views of magnificent mountains. It’s small and highly personalised, with a great team and an emphasis on healthy food. Best for fit people! Half hour transfer from Marataba Safari Lodge.
Reserve: Marakele National Park
Tented camp combines canvas with solid structures and stylish decor. Views of the mountains give a wonderful extra dimension to game drives. Dedicated team pay attention to details and food is excellent.
Close to Johannesburg, mild climate and malaria free, this is a great first or family safari option. I helped out at at Welgevonden when it was being set up, and i think it’s one of the most scenic safari areas – mountains, plains and treed valleys. Lots of rhino, the others of the Big 5 are there but leopard are elusive, and herds are small. Camps are usually cosy under thatch, with pools, a/c and all the trimmings. South Africa.