As a South African Tour Operator we provide our guests with a tour that is both informative but also an experience that they will never forget, An integral part of the tour is your tour guide. We employ guides that … Continue reading
The Trend for a new style of safari experience, taking private rental to the next level of comfort and luxury, in the heart of Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
The result is a villa experience in the heart of the bush where guests can share in the communal living spaces of the main house, with the option to retreat to one of six individual cottages within the grounds for complete privacy. This Lodge truly encapsulates a sense of exclusivity within exclusivity.
Reminiscent of an African farmhouse, richly detailed interiors in a neutral palette contrast with traditional tartans and classic prints creating an unbuttoned, lived-in appeal. Botanical art references, luxurious bedding, country furniture and flagstone floors add to the nostalgic, time-honoured ambience.
In this idyllic lodge setting, gracious service from a staff that includes a private guide, tracker, chef, and housekeeper is finely tuned to the dictates and desires of each guest.
This exclusive Lodge takes up to 12 guests sharing, ideal for a family get away.
Enquire now for rates for 2013 & 2014 – Robert@pardustours.com
17 day South Africa – Culinary & Wildlife – 4 Star. (click here for Information)
If you are looking for the best of luxury, and want to pampered this tour is for you.
12 days South Africa Culinary & Wildlife Safari – Luxury. (click Here)
“From small towns to big cities millions of South Africans are preparing to braai for their country on Braai Day which is held annually on 24 September (National Heritage Day) under the Braai4Heritage banner and the patronage of Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Braai Day is a celebration of our great country and its unique national pastime. It aims to unite all South Africans on 24 September by encouraging them to partake in a fun and tangible activity shared by all demographic groups, religious denominations and body types.
Braai4Heritage is a non-profit organisation solely committed to uniting South Africans all over the world through means of an activity enjoyed by all and for which we are world-famous.
There’s really no excuse not to gather your family and friends and whip up feast – it’s the start of summer and a public holiday.” http://www.sa-venues.com/events/southafrica/national-braai-day/
Yes it’s time to explore again, I am curious to see what Inhaca Island has to offer, so I have been trying to find out where to stay, how to get there from Johannesburg, and what there is to do (I guess I will find out).
The plan is do it rough, as I like to explore and see the view from ground up. It’s a nice way to get to know the locals and see how they live and to get a feel for the area.
We have decided to leave the Vehicle at home, and take the train from Jhb to Kommatipoort (board of South Africa & Mozambique) its and over night trip only, with NO SLEEPERS…. interesting concept, I suppose we could just fly there or take the bus. But I like a good train trip and I recon it will be kind of interesting, (remember to stock up on beers). Then from the border on the Mozambique side we have two choices Minibus taxi or train, I think the minibus taxi, as the price is cheaper and it will be quicker, not necessarily safer though.
So apparently we will arrive in Maputo around noon, wonderful, just enough time to explore the local market, see the famous train station and find our accommodation for the evening…(still deciding) however Maputo is not the cheapest city for accommodation, especially if you don’t want to hangout with the locals.
Next day we can cross the channel to Inhaca island by ferry, there are two ferry’s, a government ferry that is about R60 per person one way leaving at 07:00 or the Vodacome Ferry leaving at 08:00 for about R500 per person (and only operates on Saturdays and Sundays), okay as we are now travelling as locals do, we will take the Government Ferry.
Inhaca Island – I have made a couple of enquiries as to where best to stay, by the way we decided to camp for the entire week, and it seems there is only one place to camp, Manieco Camp… took a while for them to respond to our email, they came back with a reasonable price..
What is there to do on the Island, hmm, apparently there are places to go snorkeling, diving, fishing from shore as well as deep-sea fishing and then trips to Portuguese Island and Santa Maria….
I can’t Wait to catch a good size sea fish and grill it on a fire with lemon juice garlic served with fresh salad and garlic bread… When cooking fish KEEP it SIMPLE…
Anyway this is the end of Part 1… Part 2 will follow soon, after a concrete decision is made and everything is booked. At this stage only enquiries have been made….
Hmm what do I need to Pack…tips and tricks will also follow..
For those of you that are keen for a bit of a road trip and love to rough it on holiday – Contact me Robert@pardustours.com and join us, always good to have people along explore new routes!! It will be a week trip after Christmas..Over NEW YEAR!!
We understand that everyone is unique and have different requirements on holiday so Lets us assist you design your own Safari. (open the link and complete the contact form)
Thank you and we look forward to helping to plan your African Experience!
5 months left to book for this trip leaving on the 6th March 2014, limited space available. Guaranteed departure date. 18 day Windhoek to Victoria Falls – Camping $3400 pp.
This wonderful tour show casing wildlife, culture and majestic landscapes has still got space available.
This tour is a combination of camping and lodge stays. View our featured itineraries for detailed information on this tour
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Imagine a Safari that would not only highlight the wildlife and scenery of South Africa, but also South Africa’s Culinary delights, where guests can not only taste but also try their hand at learning to cook our various dishes on the trip. Included in the trip will be visits to local markets to buy local ingredients, a rural homestead to experience traditional preparation of African cuisine, game viewing at private and national game reserves, wine and food pairing tours in the Cape winelands, visits to top South African restaurants, a visit to a local shebean to experience modern township life and food, and a chef to assist in the preparation and teaching of South African cuisine.
You will leave South Africa with an experience of a life time, a Unique tour that you can take home with you and share with friends and family.
Join us on this culinary adventure