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Lockdown, social distancing, sanitising, wearing masks and keeping our loved ones safe has been our concerns over the last few months.

Thankfully, we can now start looking ahead and making plans for the future and travel has to be top of your to-do-list – experiencing wide-open spaces, fresh air as well as time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The question remains – where to go? Ideally, an authentic South African safari is the perfect post-Covid choice. However, long extended holidays and far-off destinations might not always be possible. So let me tell you more about a little gem located in the Limpopo Province, which is only a couple of hours drive from Johannesburg – close enough for a self-drive trip with the family.

International travellers arriving at Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport can collect their car rental vehicle and self-drive to the lodge for that unforgettable African safari.

Safari Plains is set against the backdrop of the Waterberg Mountains and surrounded by the exquisite beauty of wide-open savannas and rich wildlife – the ideal destination for your Big five post-Covid safari to relax and rejuvenate.

The lodge combines the elements of a superb safari with the magic of great hospitality, creating a luxurious setting with a sophisticated ambience.

Accommodation at Safari Plains

Choose from 20 luxuriously appointed tents.

The tented suites are privately spaced within the natural indigenous bush-veld, offering privacy and comfort. Each suite has a private wrap-around deck as well as a romantic swing or authentic safari seating offering a personal space to sit outdoors and enjoy the views over the waterhole.

All suites have air conditioning, sunken baths, separate showers and toilets as well as a fully stocked mini bar fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.

Six luxury tented suites offer a larger central area and come complete with a private salsa, which is perfect for lounging on a lazy afternoon.

The safari tents consist of two three-quarter beds that can easily be converted to a King bed.

The family tents consist of two rooms – the second room consists of two three-quarter beds.

The lodge is proudly family-friendly – so bring the kids for an adventure of a lifetime.

Dining at Safari Plains

Dining is a chic affair at Safari Plains. Dine in the sophisticated dining rooms or experience a candlelit bush dinner accompanied by spectacular African entertainment.

Guests are encouraged to join the after-dinner stargazing activity.

Experiences at Safari Plains

Classic Safaris

Daily Morning and Afternoon Safaris which are done in open 4 x 4 vehicles by qualified guides.

Sundowners are enjoyed (for lodge guests only) on the afternoon safari.

Each safari is unique. See Impala, Zebra, Giraffe and Ostrich grazing together on the vast open grassland plains, a herd of elephant crashing through thick bush and a shy hippo pair wallowing in the water. Admire the resident lion pride lazing under a tree after a tiring hunt – each safari drive will reveal new scent, curious sounds and the beauty of an authentic Africa safari.

Guided Safari Walks

Leaving from the lodge, you will be accompanied by guides who will take you on an experience and introduce you to nature on an intimate level.

Being on foot will allow you to witness the detail of both Fauna and Flora on a different scale. The guides are qualified to undertake waling safaris and are well equipped to ensure safety for all guests.

Please note that children under the age of 16 years are not permitted to go on Safari Walks.

Kids Entertainment

The Safari Plains kids entertainment program will keep the kids entertained for hours offering various activities and allowing the adults to enjoy some “free-time”.

CLICK HERE for more information on the kid’s program.

Spa Treatments

Spa treatments are dedicated to providing guests with a truly relaxing experience – under the skilful hands of their therapists. Treatments will leave you feeling brand new and completely rejuvenated.

Please note that all Spa Treatments are optional and are not included in the daily rate.

In-room gym bags are available for guests to use – these knapsack-style bags contains a yoga mat, weights, stretch bands and a skipping rope. So enjoy your workout whilst watching the wildlife from your private deck or in the comfort of your suite.

Quad Bike Safaris

This activity can be booked at the lodge at an additional charge.

Enjoy an adventure-filled safari on a quad bike. The guides are there to ensure that your safety is a top priority.

Safaris are done on 250cc Suzuki Quad Bikes – driven in manual or automatic – the choice is yours.

  • Departure Times Summer: 07h00, 10h00, 15h00 and 17h00
  • Departure Times Winter: 08h00, 11h00, 14h00 and 16h00
  • Frequency: 1.5 hours (1 hour on the trail and a half-an-hour for induction) daily

Hot Air Balloon Safaris

This activity can be booked at the lodge at an additional charge.

The flight lasts approximately one hour, starting at 06h00 at a suitable area selected on the reserve. Your ranger will transfer you back to the lodge in time for a hearty breakfast.

Included in a Balloon Safari – Flight and champagne served during the flight as well as a certificate for “Bravery”.

What is included in the rate when staying at Safari Plains?

  • Accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • Selected beverages
  • Two safaris daily

As the saying goes – “What are you waiting for?” Why not start planning your post-Covid Safari getaway – spending time away from the city, with family and friends in the African bush.

If you are looking for an unforgettable experience? Look no further than Safari Plains – where you will enjoy and remember great times.