Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge Safari (2 nights)

CAP 312-301
  • Chance to see the “Big Five” and many other mammals and bird species roam free
  • Accommodations are four star rated and family friendly
Program Overview
Country: South Africa
Depart: 03/21/2017 0800
Return: 03/23/2017 1730
Duration: Overnight
Capacity: Min 10 / Max 36
Program Fee
$1285 (early booking: $1212)

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge is located on the slopes of a volcano inside the Malaria Free Pilanesberg  National Park. The lodge is just a mere two to three hour drive from Johannesburg and offer guests the luxury and great service in the bush where the Big Five and many other mammals and bird species roam free. Kwa Maritane’s accommodation is four star rated and family friendly. The 90 bright, spacious hotel rooms feature floor to ceiling windows which lead onto balconies or patios with most rooms having a view onto the bush, which is rich in Wildlife and home to more than 360 bird species.


Day 1

*All times are approximate and subject to change. Please be flexible. 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017
08h00 – 08h30 Depart ship for Cape Town International Airport
08h30 – 09h50 Check-in for flight to Johannesburg
09h50 – 11h50 Fly Cape Town to Johannesburg including a light snack
11h50 – 15h45 Arrive OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg, and transfer to your safari destination (+/- 3 hours driving time) including a refreshment & restroom stop en route
+/- 15h45 Arrive Pilanesberg and check into Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge on arrival
16h30 – 19h30 Afternoon / sunset open vehicle game drive in the Pilanesberg National Park accompanied by qualified English speaking nature guides. Refreshments will be served in the bush
19h30 – 20h00 Return to the lodge and freshen up before dinner
20h00 Dinner will be served at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge


Day 2

Wednesday, 22 March 2017
05h00 Wake-up call
05h30 – 06h00 Hot tea/coffee served at main lodge
06h00 – 09h00 Morning game drive
09h00 – 10h30 Breakfast will be served
10h30 – 12h00 Time at leisure, spent around to pool or in the comfort of your room
12h00 – 13h30 Lunch at the Lodge
13h30 – 16h30 Time at leisure, spent around to pool or in the comfort of your room
16h30 – 19h30 Afternoon game drive
19h30 – 20h00 Return to the lodge and freshen up before dinner
20h00 Dinner will be served at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge


Day 3

Thursday, 23 March 2017
05h00 – 05h30 Wake-up call, Hot tea/coffee served
05h30 – 07h30 Morning game drive
07h30 – 09h00 Leisurely breakfast, before gathering your belongings together
09h00 – 12h30 Road transfer to Johannesburg including a restroom stop en route
12h30 – 14h00 Check-in for flight to Cape Town
14h00 – 16h10 Fly Johannesburg – Cape Town including a light snack
16h10 – 16h45 Arrive in Cape Town, collect your luggage and proceed to the waiting vehicle
16h45 – 17h15 Transfer from the airport back to the ship

Meals Included

incl. breakfast, dinner daily (Lunch will be served at the Lodge (day 2)) & 1 x soft drink during lunch and dinner

Special Note

– The contents and order of activities in this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice. These may be changed due to prevailing weather conditions and/or the movement of dangerous wildlife on the Game Reserve.
– During early morning game drives in open vehicles it can be a little cool. We recommend that guests take along a windbreaker.
– During the day, it can get extremely hot. The game drive vehicles are not covered – and guests are therefore exposed to the elements. Guests are therefore advised not to forget their sunhats, sun block, sunglasses, as well as their cameras and binoculars. Please note that the game drive vehicles traverse over uneven terrain and that the game-drives can be “bumpy”. This tour is therefore not recommended for guests with back problems.
– This program is suitable for guests with walking disabilities. This program is not suitable for guests on wheelchairs as there are no wheelchair friendly rooms/facilities at the lodge.
– Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed
– Packing Suggestions: sun block, sunhat, sunglasses, beach towel, comfortable (closed-toe) walking shoes, windbreaker, swimsuits, comfortable light-weight clothing and possibly sweater and light-weight long pants for the evenings.
– Domestic travel baggage allowance: 20 kg per person; Hand luggage is 1 piece per person (8 kg).