I stayed for 4 nights at this magnificent lodge and my only complaint would be it just wasn't long enough! The staff were friendly and helpful and the food and wine were also very good.
Both Colin, Joey and Bernard were excellent game drivers and were clearly very passionate about what they do and also got excited with us when they spotted some of those hard to find animals. (Eg. Honey badgers!) They provided us with lots of information about the animals we saw. I loved it when we would suddenly stop to identify tracks of an animal on the side of the road they had spotted or to pick up the tortoise crossing the road to make sure he safely gets to the other side. I admire the great respect they had of the animals and the environment they live in.
I liked that the focus of the day was around the early morning and afternoon game drives as that's what we were there for.
Although this has been my first safari, based on my experience I would definitely recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Plains Camp is situated in the heart of a private 12 000 hectare wilderness concession 10km north east of Skukuza Rest Camp in the world famous Kruger National Park. The concession is an environmentally sensitive area which was previously unexplored, with huge diversity of both fauna & flora - an ideal setting for wilderness walking safaris in an internationally renowned big five area.It comprises of 4 en-suite luxury African explorer style tents with all the comforts of home with the African Wilderness on your doorstep. Built in authentic pioneer tradition, it has the serenity of a 19th century naturalist's rest, nestled in an Acacia Knobthorn thicket.Expansive decks surround the lounge and dining areas from where one can survey the vast Timbertene Plains and watch the big 5. The plunge pool is an ideal place to retreat during the heat of the day while the animals drink at the nearby waterhole.Guests can choose to walk to "Sleep Outs" - a giant tree house and spend a night under the African Skies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rhino Walking Safaris At Plains Camp South Africa/Skukuza