Tick off two bucket list destinations in Africa: South Africa & Zambia
Your journey begins in the bustling city of Cape Town. Wedged between one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Table Mountain, the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Winelands, your time in Cape Town can be spent soaking up the city’s natural surroundings as well as discovering its local cuisine, rich history and diverse culture. Next up, tick a Second Natural Wonder off your list as you head across the border into Zambia to witness the mighty Victoria Falls. Your eco-sensitive lodge, Tongabezi Lodge, invites you to reconnect with nature on daily game drives, walking safaris and sunset cruises along the Zambezi River. You will also have the opportunity to explore the local village, school and market to learn more about Zambian Culture. The last leg of your journey takes you to back to South Africa and into the greater Kruger National Park. Your eco-friendly safari lodge, Camp Jabulani gives you a private VIP tour of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, one of South Africa’s most respected and successful conservation centres.
Belmond Mount Nelson is dedicated to reducing its impact on the environment. The hotel has implemented several water and energy saving initiatives including energy-saving light bulbs and energy-saving heat pumps. The estate uses spring water to irrigate the gardens and has an on-site worm farm which turns organic matter into compost to fertilise the gardens. Belmond Mount Nelson implements a recycling programme and uses environmentally friendly cleaning products. Invested in community upliftment, the hotel supports local school and offers training and skills development programmes. The hotel uses locally sourced herbs and buys organic vegetables from the township community farmers.
Tongabezi Lodge is eco-friendly and has an in-house bottling system which eradicates the use of up to 20,000 water bottles and 2,000 tin cans per year. The lodge features an organic vegetable garden and meals are prepared daily with fresh ingredients from the garden. Tongabezi Lodge is involved in a number of community projects and provides education to the Tongabezi staff children from the local community.
Camp Jabulani is a low impact safari lodge constructed from recycled and natural materials. The lodge offers a number of sustainable tourism initiatives and gives direct access to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. The lodge implements a recycling programme and has a water treatment facility.
Belmond Mount Nelson is ideal for families traveling with children. The hotel offers a dedicated children’s centre with child-friendly activities and professional child-minding, a kids’ welcome pack with snacks and in-room kiddies amenities.
Tongabezi Lodge is ideal for an African family getaway. The lodge offers a dedicated children’s menu, as well as expertly trained staff who initiate engaging children’s activities including treasure hunts, board games, tailor-made game drives and tracking in and around the Tongabezi grounds.
Camp Jabulani is geared for family safaris and offers an engaging Children’s Programme, Team Tusker. The Programme includes bush cooking and baking classes, sustainable arts and crafts, orienteering and animal conservation safari initiatives.