2017 Kubusi Safaris Photographic
Land in Port Elizabeth, collected by your personal guide and drive to Tuskers Lodge near Grahamstown
We spend the day at Tuskers Lodge, morning Game Drive and afternoon light hike following wildlife on foot. Evening sundowners at Sunset and back to the Boma for a traditional barbecue.
Sprawling over 23000 ha of dense, pristine valley bushveld, and hosting abundant wildlife as well as the convergence of the Great Fish River and the Kat River, Double Drift Game Reserve is the perfect wilderness retreat. We stop and have a picnic at the famous Adams Krantz Viewing point where sightings of Hippo and Black Rhino are not uncommon.
Slow drive back to Tuskers in time for sundowners and dinner
From the comfort of our specially equipped open Land Rovers, you encounter the impressive BIG 5 roaming freely on the Sidbury plains. Here the white rhino, monarchs of the African bush roam the plains as freely as they did hundred of years ago. You’ll be awestruck by our zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, and many of the common and rare antelope who have roamed these plains for centuries. From the delicate solitary Blue duiker, who melts out of the brush at the edge of a clearing, to the towering kudu bull, who fixes his gaze on you as he browses nearby. At night the porcupine, aardwolf, caracal, and other nocturnal explorers and predators patrol the silent, inky darkness.
Lunch at the Boma and we head back to Tuskers late afternoon.
Today we go to Pumba Private Game Reserve, Home of the Big 5. On arrival you are invited to enjoy a welcome drink. You will then be whisked away off into the African bush to go on a thrilling search for the finest in South African Wildlife. Your Game Drive will last around 2.5 hours, there after enjoy a traditional African Boma lunch. Back to Tuskers for sundowners
After breakfast we head to our local school for the pupils to sing you a song. After that we head off to the Kap River Buffalo reserve for a game drive and pop into the famous Fish River Lighthouse for a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean. On our way back to Tuskers we pop into the quaint little town of Bathurst and visit the oldest pub in the eastern cape, the Pig and Whistle.
Beach day. We head off to Port Alfred and spend some time at the beach. Lunch at the Ocean Basket and we will visit the Giant pineapple on the way back to Tuskers.
Addo Elephant National Park day. Addo is the third largest Reserve in South Africa. Home of the famous Addo elephants. Morning drive followed by lunch at the Cattle Baron.
Time to say goodbye. Your guides will drop you off at the airport in Port Elizabeth after a hearty breakfast at Tuskers Lodge.