Planning your “great escape” this holiday is just a few clicks away. Tradition does not necessarily mean that the whole family has to go trekking off to the same old vacation spot, tradition can be turned rather into a family adventure.
Escape the stresses of city life by reconnecting with nature at the beautiful Tambuti Lodge, surrounded by lush indigenous bush that is home to a rich selection of the best of Africa’s wildlife.
Tambuti Lodge abounds with contemporary elegance combined with the ultimate in safari luxury while offering prime Big 5 game viewing. 150km from Johannesburg lies Pilanesberg National Park. South Africa’s 4th largest Game Reserve. An extinct alkaline volcano, now known as an “alkaline ring complex” it is one of only three of its kind in the world; One being in Greenland and the other in the former Soviet Union.
This safari game lodge is situated in the Black Rhino Reserve, incorporated into the Pilanesberg National Park on the North Western side, set in a malaria free wildlife reserve, and you will be pleased to know that the scenic Tambuti Lodge is safe and child friendly. The lodge happens to be a favourite escape for couples, families and smaller groups wanting to experience the peace and tranquility of this exclusive and intimate retreat.
Top Reasons to Visit
You may be wondering what sets Pilanesberg Game Reserve apart from other National Parks and what makes it so unique. Here are some of the best reasons to visit Pilanesberg:
Accessibility: at roughly a 3 hour drive from South Africa’s biggest city (Johannesburg), Pilanesberg is largely accessible and perfect for weekends or even long weekends away.
All in a day: Unlike the famous Kruger National Park, Pilanesberg is a relatively small park and much of it can be explored within a single day’s game drive. Although we wouldn’t classify it as tiny, your chances of seeing the Big 5 dramatically increase.
Formation: Explore Pilanesberg knowing that you are in a volcanic crater formed over a billion years ago by overflowing magma. The landscape and rock formations we observe today are heavily influenced by this magnificent occurrence. Operation Genesis which saw the introduction of game into the reserve, was the largest translocation of wildlife in the world during its time.
How about something a little bit more exotic? Mauritius perhaps?
The sensational Preskil Beach Resort is the only hotel in Mauritius to be on a private peninsula, with approximately 750 meters of beach, boasts of its exclusive location, its breathtaking turquoise coloured lagoon and its luxurious and fascinating natural surroundings.
Located on the South-East coast of the island, just 15 minutes from the airport, from the historical village of Mahebourg and from the marine park of Blue Bay, this 4-star hotel, which came into being a few decades earlier, captivates all those who cross its threshold to enjoy its beautiful and enchanting surroundings.
Preskîl Beach Resort, of typical Creole architecture, is truly a haven of peace set in a luxuriant tropical garden overlooking idyllic white sandy beaches. The resort borders a lagoon of crystal clear blue waters which leads to the marine park of Blue bay and offers panoramic views over l’Ile aux Aigrettes.
What to wear : Lightweight cotton and linen, casual eveningwear for dining (long trousers for men). A wrap or jacket for the cooler winter evenings.. Sun hats, sunglasses and sun block are recommended.
Local Language : Locals speak Creole and French. English is widely spoken
Currency : The monetary unit is the Mauritian Rupee (Rs). All major credit cards are widely accepted. Money can be changed from Rands into Rupees at the airport in Mauritius. ATMs are available at the airport and major centres throughout Mauritius.
Tel: +27 (0) 11 884 6990
Cell: 083 560 3945
Postal address: PO Box 310