BEARDED HERON SAFARIS 2019 SPECIALS

All our private small group and family safaris are personally guided by Neil Heron, extraordinary guide, photographer and naturalist


JUNE 2019

North to South 10-Day Adventure 3 TO 12 JUNE 2019

Punda Maria Camp (restcamp/ northern Kruger)

3 TO 5 JUNE 2019 (2 NIGHTS)

Punda Maria camp is situated in the Sandveld region, often referred to as the botanical garden of the Kruger National Park. The camp itself is recognised as the best opportunity to witness the elusive Nyala antelope, and bird watching in the area is without equal.

Vervet monkey, baboon, hippo and Nile crocodile are to be found in the area and on the riverbed. Bush pig is also in the area. Accommodation is one bedroomed en-suite cottages (inc. fresh linen and towels) that each sleep two people.

Shingwedzi Camp (restcamp/north eastern Kruger)

5 TO 7 JUNE 2019 (2 NIGHTS)

Centered in a quiet clearing along the banks of the Shingwedzi river, this eponymous camp provides a well-balanced Kruger National Park accommodation offering of luxury holiday and authentic, outdoor camping trip. Shrouded in mopane trees, the area produces sightings of waterbuck, nyala, kudu, and elephant, as well as a variety of bird species. Accommodation is in private en-suite serviced units that each sleep two people.

Satara (restcamp/northern Kruger)

7 TO 10 JUNE 2019 (3 NIGHTS) 

In an excellent game viewing area, Satara has relatively open bushland and the game is plentiful and diverse. Satara camp itself has a rustic charm and is well wooded and the bird-life is prolific. At night the clink of fruit bats is fused with the chirping of cicadas and crickets. Owls and nightjars add to the symphony that is punctuated by the whoop of hyena, the screech of jackal and the roar of lion. Accommodation consists of cottages (includes fresh linen and towels) that each sleep two to three people.

Crocodile Bride camp (southern Kruger)

10 T0 12 JUNE 2019 (2 NIGHTS)

The game viewing area is known as the ‘Southern Circle’ and is renowned for its concentration of different prides of lion with different hunting techniques and behaviour. It has an abundance of prides, herds, troops, packs and swarms and is home to a larger percentage of the Kruger National Park’s total rhino population. Accommodation consists of en-suite private cottages that each sleep three people, which is fully serviced (fresh linen and towels) under beautiful thatched roofs.

~Enquire here  for a quote for the above safari for either 4, 5 or 6 people ~


Enquire here for two alternative dates in June 2019:

~ 7 to 13 June 2019 – Private Family / Small group Kruger safari at Biyamiti, Satara and Orpen ~

 ~ 14 to 23 June 2019 – Private Small Group / Family Northern Kruger safari at Orpen, Satara, Olifants and Mopani ~

 


AUGUST 2019

Enquire here for:

~ Our fantastic Private Small Group / Family Kruger safari in five Northern Kruger restcamps and a bushveld lodge: 4 to 15 August 2019 ~


AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2019

Safari type                                  Private Family / Small Group Kruger safari

No of guests                                4-6 people sharing (min 4; max 6)

Date of safari                              30 AUGUST TO 3 SEPTEMBER 2018

Duration of safari                      5 days (4 nights)

Price per person                         R20 999 per person sharing (USD1 500 pps)

Family discounted price          R17 999 per person sharing (USD1 269 pps)

Safari includes:

Return road transfers from Nelspruit airport to Kruger.

All accommodation in private en-suite cottages in two Kruger locations (includes fresh linen and towels).

Kruger conservation and entrance fees.

All private guiding and game drives in our open-sided game viewing vehicle (see pic below) with Neil, your own safari guide.

All breakfasts, dinners, gamedrives snacks and refreshments (SA wine and beer plus fresh juice and bottled water) courtesy our assistant

All safari activities as per itinerary (including two gamedrives a day and sunset drive or morning walk).

Not included:

Domestic flights, travel insurance, items not described above and personal items.

Itinerary

Meet and Greet – arrival day 

You will be transferred from Nelspruit airport by private road transfer to Crocodile Bridge camp to meet Neil. After settling into your cottage, you will get onto our open-sided safari game viewing vehicle for your first gamedrive.

Crocodile Bridge camp (restcamp/south eastern Kruger)

30 AUGUST TO 1 SEPTEMBER 2019 (2 NIGHTS)

The game viewing area is known as the ‘Southern Circle’ and is renowned for its concentration of different prides of Lion with different hunting techniques and behaviour. It has an abundance of prides, herds, troops, packs and swarms. It is home to a larger percentage of the Kruger National Park’s total rhino population.

Accommodation consists of two en-suite private cottages that each sleep two to three people, (fresh linen and towels) under beautiful thatched roofs.

Satara camp (restcamp/central Kruger)

1 TO 3 SEPTEMBER 2019 (2 NIGHTS)

Situated in an excellent game viewing area, Satara has relatively open bushland and the game is plentiful and diverse. Satara camp itself has a rustic charm, with the accommodation set out in a series of circles. Satara camp is well wooded and the bird-life is prolific. At night, the clink of fruit bats is fused with the chirping of cicadas and crickets. Owls and nightjars add to the symphony that is punctuated by the whoop of hyena, the screech of jackal and the roar of lion.

Accommodation consists of two private en-suite cottages under thatch that each sleep two people, which are serviced to include fresh linen and towels.

Departure day

We always fit in an early morning game drive, and of course, a hearty breakfast before departure to Nelspruit airport.


SEPTEMBER 2019

Bearded Heron Safaris Northern Kruger Adventure 2019

Safari type                         Northern Kruger Adventure Small Group safari

No of guests                       2 people sharing (max 6)

Date of safari                    4 to 15 September 2019

Duration of safari            12 days (11 nights)

Price                                     R44 999 per person sharing; USD3 385 pps

Price                                     R43 800 per person sharing; USD3 275 pps

 

Safari includes:

Return road transfers from Phalaborwa airport to Kruger.

All accommodation in private en-suite cottages in five Kruger locations (inc fresh linen and towels).

Kruger conservation and entrance fees.

All private guiding and game drives in our open-sided game viewing vehicle (see pic below) with Neil, your own safari guide.

All breakfasts, dinners, gamedrive snacks and refreshments (SA wine and beer plus fresh juice and bottled water).

All safari activities as per itinerary (including two gamedrives a day and nightdrive or morning walk).

Not included:

Domestic flights, travel insurance, items not described above and personal items.

Mopani Camp (restcamp/north western Kruger)

4 TO 5 SEPTEMBER 2019 (1 NIGHT)

The pervasive Mopani tree found in the Pioneer Dam area of Kruger National Park lends both its aesthetic and its name to this primary rest camp. Thatched buildings with rock faced walls blend seamlessly into the natural environment, materials used to construct these buildings including rough stone, wood and thatching-grass.

Huddled against and overlooking the banks of the dam, visitors can take advantage of the winter trend for park animals to move towards water sources as they migrate towards the dam’s edge, providing excellent viewing opportunities. The Tropic of Capricorn loop and the Nshawu pans areas allow for game viewing from open plains which host blue wildebeest, Burchell’s zebra, buffalo and the rarer tsessebe, as well as the smaller Black-Backed Jackal and caracal.

Shingwedzi Camp (restcamp/north eastern Kruger)

5 TO 8 SEPTEMBER 2019 (3 NIGHTS)

Centered in a quiet clearing along the banks of the Shingwedzi river, this eponymous camp provides a well-balanced Kruger National Park accommodation offering of luxury holiday. Shrouded in mopane trees, the area produces sightings of waterbuck, nyala, kudu, and elephant, as well as a variety of bird species.

Pafuri Border Rest Camp; far northern Kruger      

8 TO 11 SEPTEMBER 2019 (3 nights)

The baobab dominates the skyline and once you reach it you notice that the road starts to wind down into the Luvuvhu River Valley and the Pafuri region of Kruger – and into another world. Land of giants, place of silence, ancient space – no description is enough to capture the place that is Pafuri.

The ground is littered with the tools of our early ancestors, each stone telling a story. Crooks Corner, the infamous point of connection of three countries, played a role in the colourful recent past of the area. Accommodation is in the private Mockford House that sleeps 8 people in and boasts a braai area, camp swimming pool, veranda, lounge and dining room.

Sirheni Bushveld Lodge (restcamp/northern Kruger)

11 TO 13 SEPTEMBER 2019 (2 NIGHTS)

Sirheni Bushveld Camp is located on the edge of the Kruger National Park’s northern plains. Running past to the Mphongolo River’s Sirheni Dam, the camp’s accommodation facilities and two bird hides survey a wide variety of passing game and birds. Guests may be awakened to the sounds of a lion making at kill at the dam, and a resident leopard is often seen coming down to drink at the dam.

Letaba restcamp (northern Kruger)

13 TO 15 SEPTEMBER 2019 (2 NIGHTS)

The idyllic Letaba Rest Camp is situated on a sweeping bend of the Letaba River, midway between the southern and northern boundaries of the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Visit in winter and you will find the gardens a riot of colour, with several species of Aloe and the Impala lily in full bloom at your accommodation in Kruger Park. The Aloes attract a variety of birds, including the White Bellied and Marico Sunbird, Crested Barbet, Blackheaded Oriole and Black Eyed Bulbul.


 NOVEMBER 2019

~Enquire here for our November scheduled safari dates ~


2019 SAFARI SPECIALS FOR SMALL GROUPS AND FAMILIES

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