Safari Plains redefines luxury in the bush, COMBINING the elements of a great safari, a luxurious setting and a sophisticated ambience.
Recently awarded a 5-star status, the magnificent Safari Plains is set against the backdrop of the Waterberg mountain range in the Limpopo Province, a mere two hours’ drive from Johannesburg. The beauty of its wide-open savannahs, free-roaming Big 5 and spectacular vistas is an idyllic melting pot for a majestic wilderness destination.
Twenty exquisite tented suites
Like little jewels placed along the winding sand pathways, each of the breath-taking tented suites commands a stunning space within the natural, indigenous bushveld. These safari-style tents offer utmost comfort and an opulent ambience with private timber wrap-around decks. A romantic swing or authentic safari seating offers a great space to sit outdoors and enjoy the views over the waterhole. The six luxury tents offer a larger main area and come complete with a private sala, which is perfect for lounging on a lazy afternoon. All tented suites are tastefully appointed with sunken baths, separate showers and private facilities. The hospitality armoire offers a fully–stocked mini bar fridge, with tea and coffee facilities. Air conditioning throughout the space ensures that guests can enjoy year-round temperature-controlled tented accommodation. Proudly family-friendly, the ‘family-style’ luxury tents offer a second bedroom with two twin beds.
Safari Plains Experiences
Explore the surrounding bushveld on open vehicle safaris, bush walks or horseback safaris. An outstanding Big 5 safari experience awaits on the twelve thousand hectares private game reserve that is home to Safari Plains. The varied habitats on the Greater Mabula Game Reserve provide ideal conditions for an astounding selection of large mammals including the Big 5, other predators such as brown hyena, jackal and cheetah, and an impressive variety of antelope from red hartebeest to eland, gemsbok and blesbok. That’s not to mention the cheeky honey badger and the omnipresent crèches of warthogs that flit across one’s path during your safari.
An early morning safari around sunrise and afternoon safari with sundowners are offered to lodge guests, and depending on the time of year you visit, each experience can be unique. Watch the vivid change of the seasons as the green thickets and grasslands give way to the bushveld greys and yellows of autumn.
See impala, zebra, giraffe, and ostrich all graze together on the vast open grassland plains; the herd of elephant crashing through thick bush to get to the juiciest leaves and a shy hippo pair hiding everything but their protruding nostrils under the water. Admire the resident lion pride lazing under an African thorn tree after a tiring hunt or watch silently as the beautiful, yet terrifying, Golden Orb spider spins her thick web across two Silver Cluster Leaf trees.
Each safari drive will reveal new scents, curious sounds and the beauty of an authentic African landscape to delight your senses.
A wide array of activities are also available such as hot air balloon safaris, horseback safaris, quad biking adventures and guided bush walks among others.
A culinary adventure
Wining and dining at Safari Plains is a chic affair in the sophisticated dining room, or experience a candle-lit bush dinner accompanied by spectacular African entertainment. A safari for the palate as much as for the wildlife, the culinary team aim for the stars with new and exciting dishes presented to guests every day. Exploring the African skies in the bush is an extraordinary event and guests are encouraged to join the after-dinner stargazing activity.
Safari Plains is the ideal venue to host a romantic wedding. Arrangements can be as glamorous or as understated as you prefer, book the lodge exclusively for your use as a wedding venue so that the lodge can devote their entire team to creating the most memorable experience for you and your guests. Facilities in the lodge can accommodate up to 60 guests. The ceremony can be held on the large wooden deck of the main lodge with its magnificent vistas, or weather permitting, in the untamed bush, followed by a luxurious reception in Safari Plains spectacular dining room.
Enjoy the treatments
Indulge in an exotic menu of time-honoured spa treatments under the skilful hands of on-site therapists. Safari Plains are dedicated to providing you with a truly relaxing experience, through treatments that will leave you feeling brand new and completely revitalised. While mom is getting a spa treatment, dad can go and play golf.
Kids entertainment programme
Your kids will love Safari Plains! On arrival, they’ll receive a milkshake in summer or hot chocolate in winter as a welcome drink, as well as an activity book. Kids’ nature walks are done by one of the field guides and during tea times there are special treats for them. There’s also kiddies yoga on the lawn, arts and crafts activities, special early dinners with a fantastic kiddies menu, movie times with popcorn and even special kiddies safaris after breakfast (parents are welcome to join if space is available).
Facilities and nearby attractions:
• Curio Shop
• Free Wireless Internet
• Swimming pool
• Safaris in open 4 x 4 vehicles
• Horseback safaris
• Star Gazing
Team Building Activities
• Eco-adventure safaris (Quad bike safaris)
• Guided bush walks and bird walks available on request (must be pre-booked)
• Ground Hornbill Project
• Hot air balloon safaris (must be pre-booked).
Tel: +27 (0)11 516 4367
Emergency Number: +27 (0)14 004 0162