Day 1:- Fly from
Johannesburg to Hoedspruit (Kruger
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VIP Meet & Greet: Johannnesburg International
Welcome to Johannesburg!
You will be met by a company safarii representative, and
assisted with your onward your onward flight
to Hoedspruit (HDS)
(JNB/HDS flight excluded from
quoted costs). Upon arrival in Hoedspruit, you will be
met by a representative, who will transfer you to
Thornybush Waterside Lodge.
Welcome to the Timbavati Private Game Reserve…
The Timbavati Private Game Reserve is 53 000 hectares
of private land, adjoining the Kruger National Park.
Since 1962, the Timbavati Association has been dedicated
to conservation and this “Big Five” reserve is now
characterised by strong lion, leopard and cheetah
populations, as well as large herds of buffalo, wild dog
and elephant. Timbavati is the birth place of the
famous white lions, only known to occur in the Timbavati
region. In 2006 a resident pride gave birth to two white
cubs for the first time in many years.
Thornybush Waterside Lodge - Accommodation
5 nights in a Luxury
Suite, Meal basis Fully Inclusive
Thornybush Waterside Lodge...
Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park, the lodges
Main area is set on the banks of a tranquil Dam encompassed
with breath-taking views of the African bushveld, Thornybush
Waterside Lodge affords instant relaxation.
The lodge has been designed to blend
into the natural habitat located along pathways surrounded
by an abundance of trees and manicured gardens.
The size of the Lodge is ideal for
special gatherings, affording privacy for individual
couples, families looking to engage in bush activities with
the lodges unique Children’s programme or smaller groups.
The Lodge hosts a sixty seater conference centre overlooking
the lake, making this the ideal location for strategic
Public areas are set on the banks of a tranquil Dam
encompassed with breath-taking views of the African
bushveld, Thornybush Waterside Lodge affords instant
relaxation.The lodges 20 comfortably appointed
air-conditioned Thatched Suites blend into the natural
habitat and are located along pathways surrounded by an
abundance of trees and manicured gardens.
Accommodation caters for a maximum of 40 people
collectively. Highly skilled rangers and trackers ensure Big
5 game viewing opportunities during dawn and dusk safaris,
whilst bushwalks are for the more adventurous. Guests are
invited to relax and take in the African surrounds after
breakfast on the main deck area overlooking the dam, the
swimming pool or alternatively retreat to the comfort of
Each Suite has an en-suite bathroom,
indoor shower and patio. 2 Suites share an inter-leading
door ideal for families travelling with children.
Safe in room
Separate Bath and Shower
Tea and coffee making facilities
Library and Internet Access
throughout the lodge
A fully equipped conference
Baby Sitting (additional cost)
In addition to the 20 guest
Suites,Thornybush Waterside Lodge also has 2 Pilot/Guide
Activities / Wildlife:
Thornybush Waterside Lodge offers unique exclusive
Safari experiences in both open Land Rovers, and on foot.
The private reserve is home to an abundance of species:
147 mammals including the "Big Five", 114 reptiles, 507
birds, 49 fish, 34 amphibians and 336 trees.
The reserve is predominantly open savannah and with a
near perfect year round climate, it is the ideal African
safari holiday destination.
Your stay at Thornybush Waterside Lodge Includes all
meals, teas, coffees, dawn & dusk safaris in open land
cruiser, bushveld walks and sundowner drinks.
Thornybush Waterside Lodge
Arrive: Hamiltons Camp
At a time to be advised you will be
collected by a representative of the transfer company
and you will do a road transfer to Hamiltons Camp in
Welcome to Hamiltons Tented
Hamilton's Tented Camp is located within the Imbali
concession area of the Kruger National Park. This private 10
000 hectare wilderness area is situated 35 km due South East
of Orpen Gate in the central Kruger region. Bordering the
Manyeleti and Sabi Sands to the West, the Talamati road
makes up the Northern Boundary whilst the S36 gravel road is
the eastern boundary.
Named after Colonel Stephenson Hamilton, who was
instrumental in establishing the world famous Kruger
National Park, Hamilton’s Tented Camp reflects a safari
adventure of the early 1900’S, where grace and style were
the epitome luxurious living. Following the fine tradition
of luxury in true “out of Africa” style, the journey into a
bygone era inspires one to experience safari. Hamilton's
Tented Camp allows indulgence in pure luxury, combined with
the sounds and smells of the African bush. Hamilton’s Tented
Camp offers luxurious accommodation in Kruger Park where you
will enjoy silver service dinners and savor gourmet
At Hamilton’s Tented Camp you will stay in 6 elegant
tented suites which are comfortably furnished with
king-sized canopy beds which are draped in mosquito nets.
The tents have full en-suite bathrooms equipped with deep
slipper baths and an outdoor shower overlooking the seasonal
river. The suites are air-conditioned and have a fan for
warm summer days and nights.
The main lodge is home to an inviting lounge, scattered
with early 1900’s objet d’art whilst the opulent dining area
adds to the delight of this tranquil spot overlooking the
Dining at Hamilton’s Tented Camp is a truly memorable
experience. Sit down to full service dinners and savor
international style cuisine served with an African twist.
Breakfast is usually a sumptuous spread served after the
morning game drive, while lunch is often lighter with a cold
Hamilton's Tented Camp offers the highest standard of
International cuisine with an African Flair. With a renowned
wine list to match and impeccable service, even the most
discerning traveller can be accommodated.
•Daily scheduled flights with Federal
•No Cell phone reception
•Please advise if you
have any dietary requirements
water is safe to drink, however bottled water is also
provided in all rooms courtesy of the lodge
can be arranged from Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit or KMI
Airport outside Nelspruit
•Welcome drink upon arrival
Activities at Hamilton's Tented Camp include traditional
safaris in “Big Five” country, bush picnics and champagne
breakfasts. Wellness treatments are available on request by
the African Spa team. These may be taken at the poolside
area or on a secluded deck of your suite.
. Nomadic Spa experience
· Safaris/Game Drives in 4 x
4 open vehicles
· Bird Watching
· Self drive in the
Kruger National Park
Our Sister Camps - Imbali Safari Lodge, Hamilton's Tented
Camp and Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge are within convenient
transfer distance to each other. Therefore ideally a visit
should include a stay-over at each of these individual,
unique camps, each offering guests an extraordinarily
‘special’ safari experience in Africa.
Your stay at Hamiltons tented Camp includes all meals,
local brand drinks (soft drinks, water, beer, selected
wines and spirits), two game activities daily and
complimentary transfers from Skukuza and Hoedspruit
airport with the Imbali transfer vehicle - subject to
availability. (Can only do one drop off and pick up per
Please note: Kruger
Park Concession Lodge : R93 per person per entry to be
paid directly - subject to change without prior notice.
At a time to be advised you will be transferred to
Skukuza Airport, to connect with your onward flight to
Johannesburg, which arrives in time to connect with all
international departure flights back to the USA.
(SZK/JNB flight excluded from quoted costs below)
Safari Costs for 2020 - $5,975 per person sharing