An Enthralling experience not to be Missed
Your safari at Leopard Hills had been carefully planned around the best game viewing opportunities...
The more productive times to enjoy game viewing is first thing in the morning before the heat of the day kicks in, and late afternoon as the day starts to cool down ensuring further animal movement. During the heat of the day when the animals have retreated to the shade for some respite, you get to enjoy a light lunch and time to relax around the camp, or cool off in your private plunge pool before enjoying the next round of spectacular game viewing.
Not only do you get to see amazing wildlife on your morning drive, but you will enjoy a steaming cup of coffee and biscuits, in the middle of the African bush, while welcoming the new day. On your late afternoon drive you will stop at a special site to watch the sun set and toast to a spectacular days safari.
Darkness brings about a time of both danger and respite in the bush which allows you to possibly spot smaller carnivores like Genet or Civet not usually seen by day. This is also the time when most predators hunt so your evening game drive could potentially be the most exciting of all.
For more energetic guests really wanting to work up an appetite before their hearty breakfast, guided bush walks or trails are offered half way through your morning drive or in place of your morning drive. Here your guide will show you many fascinating things and tell you a secret or two about the bush.
YOUR DAILY SCHEDULE
Guests wishing to go on the early morning game drive, will receive a morning wake-up call at 05h00 in Summer and 05h30 in Winter.
Tea and coffee is served upstairs on the deck overlooking the waterhole before departing on the drive at around 05h45 in Summer and 06h45 in Winter. The morning drive lasts approximately three hours, depending on the game viewing; whereafter breakfast is served.
For the more adventurous, there is a bush walk available after breakfast, which offers an ideal opportunity to explore the smaller aspects of our environment; such as tracks, birds and insects.
Lunch is served from 13h00 upstairs on the deck.
After a relaxing afternoon, guests will join their ranger for tea, coffee and cake in the Library from 16h00 in Summer and 15h30 in Winter. The evening safari departs at around 16h30 in Summer and 16h00 in Winter. Again the drive lasts approximately three hours.
On arrival back at the lodge security guards guide guests back to their room to freshen up. Pre-dinner drinks are served in the bar, after which dinner follows at 20h30 in Summer and 19h30 in Winter.
INCLUDED IN YOUR
Spectacular Big 5 game viewing.
Morning and afternoon game drives
daily in State-of-the-art open
game viewing vehicles.
Tea, filter coffee and biscuits
on morning game drive.
Drinks and canapés at the
afternoon game drive.
Optional Walking Trails after
a shorter morning dame drive.
Optional Walking Safari in
place of morning game drive.
Leopards, lions, cubs, elephant,
hippo, giraffe, zebra and
the list goes on...
– this was only on 2 game drives!!
We had 6 game drives, mornings
and evenings, within this we
had to fit in morning coffee, a
stop to have bush mix on the drive,
back for breakfast, relax, then lunch,
tea, then off for another drive, with a
stop for a sundowner before heading
back for dinner to share the day.
… when we returned from our game
drive, the staff had a hot bubble bath
waiting for me in my room