Day 9: You will picked up after breakfast and one last morning activity for the return road transfer back to Polokwane to meet the scheduled flight to Johannesburg, where you will return to the D’Oreale for overnight.
Days 10-12: Return by hotel shuttle to the airport to meet the morning scheduled flight to Port Elizabeth, where you will be met and transferred about an hour and 45 minutes to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve and your lodge for the next three nights, Kwandwe Ecca Lodge. Enjoy lunch at the lodge and some time to unpack and refresh before heading out on the afternoon game drive. Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is a renowned conservation and community success story, offering a sophisticated safari experience for the conscientious traveller. The reserve comprises just 22 rooms split across four small Relais & Chateaux accredited lodges, of which two are sole-use villas, providing understated luxury and one of the highest guest to land ratios in South Africa.
The 22,000 hectares (54 000 acres) of pristine wilderness is home to the famous Big 5 as well as a diverse number of smaller and more unusual species. Kwandwe flanks both the north and south banks of the Great Fish River, which meanders for 30 km (19 miles) through this pristine, private wilderness where the Big Five once again roams freely. The wide open spaces and tranquil scenery belie the area’s turbulent history, and relics of the area’s rich historical and cultural legacy can be found both on the reserve and nearby. This is the ultimate historic Big Five safari!
On day 13 it’s time to depart. Enjoy your last breakfast in the bush this morning before your road transfer back to the Port Elizabeth Airport to meet your departing flights.