As featured and advertised in the September 2012 issue of Skyways, Airlink's inflight magazine
With abundant natural beauty, wildlife and welcoming people, Mpumalanga should be on every tourist’s bucket list. It’s here that you can experience the best of the African bush in open safari vehicles, take a breathtaking scenic drive through the Panorama Route, and gasp at the wonder of the rock formation aptly known as God’s Window. From extreme beauty, go extremely wild, and enjoy a traditional South African meal under a billion stars in the heart of one of the world’s most exciting game reserves. Now, Thompsons Africa has compiled a fascinating range of safaris to ensure you taste and savour the best the province has to offer.
The safari departs daily on request. No children under eight years, except on a private basis.
Departs daily on request at 04h00 in summer and 05h00 in winter (subject to availability). No children under 12 years.
Departs Tues, Fri, Sun at 07h00. Returns at 16h00. Min: 2 guests.
Thompsons Holidays have put together packages that will allow you to experience Africa in all its splendour.
Jock Safari Lodge, Mpumalanga
This 5-star resort is situated in the southern area of the Kruger National Park at the confluence of the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers, half way between Kukuza and Malenlane. Guests can experience the many delights of the lodge’s hospitality as well as enjoy a variety of treatments at the fully equipped spa. Enjoy private meals in the sala or join the other guests or experience an African al fresco experience in the Boma. Game drives within the Kruger National Park with highly experienced game rangers offer the thrill of close encounters with Africa’s wildlife. Price: Fly-in ex JNB R9,032 per person sharing. Includes: return Airlink flights to Mpumalanga including airline levies + 3 Days car hire + 3 Nights weekend accommodation + Breakfast, lunch, dinner and selected local drinks daily + 2 Game drives daily. Ref: MQP PG Valid: 01 Oct – 15 Dec ‘12. Packages ex Cape Town, Durban and Livingstone on request.
Camp Okavango, Botswana
The enchanting 3-star Camp Okavango sits at the heart of the Okavango Delta on Nxaragha Island. Its main lodge features a cocktail bar, sitting area and wildlife reference library, with the dining room leading onto an expansive open-air patio where evenings around the fire can be enjoyed. Other facilities include a secluded bird-viewing hide and sundeck with plunge pool. Accommodating just 24 guests in custom African-style safari tents on raised teak platforms, Camp Okavango offers guests en-suite facilities and private viewing decks. Price: Fly-in ex JNB R19,789 (excludes airline levy ex JNB from R2,060). Includes: Return Airlink flights to Maun + Return airport transfers from Maun Airport to the lodge + 3 Nights at the 3* Camp Okavango + Breakfast, lunch, dinner all and local drinks daily + Scheduled activities daily + National Park fees and all government levies and taxes. Ref: 31836. Valid until 31 Oct ’12. Contact your nearest ASATA travel agent or Thompsons Holidays on 0861 84 66 77. Valid for SA Residents only. Terms and conditions apply.