A true haven of tranquility and beauty, this 5 Days Balule Game Reserve and Serenity Forest Lodge Tour offers luxury accommodation on a small and personable scale. With an emphasis on the natural surroundings, the suites are scattered amidst the foliage, water, and wildlife of the reserve. Surrounded by richly forested mountains, crystal waterfalls, tropical valleys, and an abundance of wildlife; Serenity truly is a perfect retreat.
Upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg International Airport) you will be met by our representative, and assisted onto your scheduled flight to Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit. From here you will be transferred by road to Pondoro Game Lodge situated in the pristine Balule Game Reserve.
Set on the cool riverine banks of the Olifants River in the 400 square kilometres exclusive Balule Private Game Reserve, Pondoro offers its visitors comfort, sophistication, elegance and a canvas on which to create a truly unforgettable African safari.
In this small, very exclusive 12-bed lodge you will discover an unforgettable way to experience the African bush. Accommodation is in 3 chalets, and 3 luxury air-conditioned suites. The suites are designed in such a way as to offer modern comforts in an ancient setting. The suites also boast a private patio, lounge area and an outside shower for the more adventurous at heart.
As the first rays of the sun melts the African night away, you will find yourself on an open-topped Land Rover tracking down, amongst others, the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino).
Experienced guides will not only use all their vast knowledge and bush craft to try and show you plains game such as zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, but they will do their best to paint memories of an Africa that will never fade away. Activities also include nature walks, and hide for game and bird watching. Guests can also enjoy night drives, to learn about the fascinating night life of the bush.
Two night’s accommodation at Pondoro Game Lodge on a fully inclusive basis.
After breakfast and your morning game drive, you will be transferred, by road, to the beautiful Serenity Forest Lodge.
Serenity Luxury Forest Lodge is a very unique African experience. A combination of comfort, cuisine and tranquillity. A delight for birders and nature enthusiasts alike.
Here you can enjoy spectacular and unspoilt scenery. Explore the contrasting landscape – climb richly forested mountains, take a dip beneath crystal clear waterfalls, enjoy romantic picnics, discover disused gold mines, enjoy a 4x4Sundowner trip overlooking Swaziland or have a relaxing massage on your private deck.
Luxury thatched chalets are situated on two sites, romantically tucked away amongst the riverine forest and connected by suspended walkways. Each chalets has a character all of its own and all en-suite and fully equipped with satellite TV and mini bar.
Organised trips can be arranged to the Kruger Park, Mozambique, Swaziland, God’s Window and Pilgrim’s Rest. For the golf enthusiast, nearby courses include the exclusive Leopard Creek and the Malelane Country Club.
Regrettably no children under the age of 16 years can be accommodated at the Lodge.
Two night’s accommodation at Serenity Mountain and Forest Lodge on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast basis.
This morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to by road to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for your flight to OR Tambo International Airport (formerly Johannesburg International) where you will continue with onward arrangements.
This itinerary also works well for the self-drive enthusiast.
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Falcon safaris have given my the correct advice with excellent service. The only suggestion will be to work closer with the lodges to confirm bookings as soon as possible. We have booked and pay our deposit a year in advance. We have only receive our final convermation from Chobe Safari lodge a week before departure. I do realize its not within your controle but with limit alternatives and a group of 14 people it becomes an issue to find alternative accomodation if the booking was cancelled.
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