Idube Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Days 1 - 4: Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Idube Private Game Reserve Location Map

Idube Private Game Reserve is set in the heart of the exclusive Sabi Sand reserve adjoining the famous Kruger National Park. Built under towering knobthorn and jackalberry trees, the lodge and its friendly and welcoming staff are dedicated to giving guests a genuine bush experience.

Daily game drives and bush walks with experienced rangers and Shaangaan trackers promise close encounters with an abundance of wildlife, including the Big 5 - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.  The extensive green lawns are irresistible to nyala and warthog, who freely wander through the gardens. A secluded sunken hide offers the opportunity to watch animals coming to drink at the dam.  Relaxing around the swimming pool is a great place to be in the middle of a warm day.

Hearty breakfasts and lunches are served in the thatched dining area, and delicious South African fare in the bush boma is an ideal way to round off a wonderful day.

The 8 individually decorated chalets are all equipped with air-conditioning, overhead fans and mosquito screens for that touch of safari romance. Outside showers offer the perfect solution to a hot day. Private wooden decks are perfect to enjoy the tranquillity of the lodge and view visiting animals. The 2 luxury and secluded Makubela Suites and the Leadwood Suite each have their own private splash pool and a game viewing deck overlooking the bushveld.

Leave the main door open at night, safe behind the screen door, and listen to Africa's unique night sounds - the distant roar of a lion, or the cackling call of a hyena - and wake in the morning to the dawn chorus of hundreds of different birds.

Example Details For Idube Private Game Reserve

Nights: 4 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Chalet
Includes: 3 meals daily; tea/coffee; afternoon tea; the Guest Contribution Levy; 2 shared game drives daily in open Land Rovers; and a safari walk are included. PLEASE NOTE: The tourism bed levy and all other drinks are NOT included.

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided walks in the reserve. Guests over 65 years old wishing to join a guided walk are required to have a letter or certificate from their doctor confirming they are in good health and are physically fit to do the walk. More details available on request.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Idube Private Game Reserve Location.

Address

Idube Private Game Reserve,Idube Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand (via Newington Gate)

Directions

From Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction): Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536.

Once on the R536, continue along this road for approximately 34.5 km and on the left-hand side of the road, you will see lodge signboards for various lodges including Inyati, Idube and Savanna. Turn left here onto the sand road (if the MalaMala, Sabi Sabi and Londolozi signs are reached, or the Kruger Gate itself, you have gone too far and must turn back).

Once you have turned onto the sand road you will go through a cattle control gate. From this point the way is well signposted with the lodge signboards. The sand road has potholes and also goes past some villages, so please drive carefully. There is approximately 12 km of sand road, after which you will arrive at the Newington Gate entrance of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

From the Kruger Mpumalanga/Nelspruit International Airport: Turn right out of the airport onto the R538 and follow the signs to White River (Witrivier). Continue for approximately 12 km, until you reach the first set of traffic lights in White River, with the mosque on your left. Turn right and travel towards Hazyview on the R40. After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn right here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway respectively to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Keep on the N4 until you reach Nelspruit, where you will turn left onto the R40 to White River. In White River, at the first set of traffic lights in the town itself, turn left, following signs to Hazyview and Wildtuin/Kruger National Park. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right. Cross over the next set of traffic lights and then at the final set, with a Caltex garage on your right, turn left on the R40 for Hazyview (the R538, via the Numbi Gate, is a busy road and not recommended). After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Johannesburg/Pretoria via Scenic Route: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing. In Lydenburg/Mashishing, follow the signs to Sabie over the Long Tom Pass (the highest tar road in South Africa). In Sabie, take the R536 to Hazyview. Just before Hazyview you will reach a T-junction. Turn right onto the R40 towards Hazyview. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From Hoedspruit Airport: Turn right out of the airport towards the R40. At the T-junction, turn left onto the R40 towards White River and Hazyview. Proceed on the R40 for approximately 88 km until you reach a set of traffic lights in Hazyview with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn left here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536.  Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).

From the Paul Kruger Gate: Go through the gate, and follow the R536 to Hazyview. Continue along this road and on the right-hand side of the road, you will see lodge signboards for various lodges including Inyati, Idube and Savanna. Turn right here onto the sand road. Once you have turned onto the sand road you will go through a cattle control gate. From this point the way is well signposted with the lodge signboards. The sand road has potholes and also goes past some villages, so please drive carefully. There is approximately 12 km of sand road, after which you will arrive at the Newington Gate entrance of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

ONCE AT THE NEWINGTON GATE: For self-drive visitors, there is a R140 per person and a R310 per vehicle entrance fee, payable in cash at the entrance gate (subject to change). Please retain your receipt as proof of entrance and have it stamped at your destination when you are leaving, which acts as your Exit Permit. Once inside the gate, follow the signs to the lodge through the reserve.

Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 13:00. If possible, aim to arrive at the lodge around this time, so you can check into your room and relax before your first afternoon game drive, but if you don't think you can arrive by this time, you should aim to arrive by 15:00 at the very latest, or else you may miss the afternoon drive.

Rooms must please be vacated by 10:30 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 8 years and older are welcome. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed on bush walks.

Each chalet is individually decorated and offers air conditioning, mosquito nets, hairdryers, a safe, overhead fans, tea/coffee making facilities, an outside shower and a private wooden deck.

The main areas of the lodge include a bar, curio shop, a swimming pool, gymnasium, a sunken hide, lounge, dining deck and a boma.

There is mobile phone reception in certain areas around the main lodge area. The lodge also offers complimentary Wi-Fi.

A laundry service is offered (additional cost).

Bush walks can be enjoyed by guests after breakfast.

All major credit cards are accepted.

A Guest Conservation Contribution has been included within your rate. The proceeds go towards the Sabi Sand Wildtuin anti-poaching efforts, the community and ecology.

If you are arriving/departing via FedAir, the lodge is a 30 minute drive away from the airstrip.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on guided walks in the reserve. Guests over 65 years old wishing to join a guided walk are required to have a letter or certificate from their doctor confirming they are in good health and are physically fit to do the walk.

A  guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide. The final decision on whether a guest can join a guided walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.

Le Meridien Fishermans Cove

Mahe

Days 5 - 9: Mahe

Le Meridien Fishermans Cove Location Map

Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove is located at the edge of 3 km of sparkling ivory sands on the Western tip of Seychelles in the bay of the famous picturesque Beau Vallon Beach. Lush gardens create an inspiring atmosphere for a romantic idyll or a serene getaway.

Beyond the simple relaxation afforded by the sand and sea, an exhilarating choice of water sport activities and spa awaits your discovery. All non-motorized water sports such as canoeing and snorkelling are offered at no extra cost to guests.  A variety of water sports can also be arranged at an extra cost in the vicinity of the Beau-Vallon Beach. Additionally, the resort offers an outdoor swimming pool and a lighted outdoor tennis court.

The resort's Fitness and Zen Spa centre features a gym, steam bath, plunge pool, and 2 double massage rooms with open-air showers. 

The 2 restaurants and bars allow you to explore innovative pairings of flavours and aromas, or else you can go for a short wander to the local bars and restaurants situated nearby.

The 68 tastefully furnished guest rooms and suites all offer views of the Indian Ocean and lush vegetation. The open plan Superior Ocean View rooms have magnificent views of the Beau Vallon Beach and either a private balcony or terrace. The spacious open plan Deluxe Ocean View rooms rest amongst verdant tropical fauna, with a private garden terrace with beachfront views. The Junior Ocean View Suites also have a private garden terrace. The Deluxe Garden View Suites have double doors opening onto a private balcony with sun loungers surrounded by pristine gardens dotted with vibrant Alamanda flowers.

The Executive Ocean Front Suites, all perched alongside the beachfront, offer the luxury of space and a private terrace with direct access to the beach just a few steps away, or choose an Executive Ocean View Suite with a private balcony.

Example Details For Le Meridien Fishermans Cove

Nights: 5 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Superior Room (Early Bird 20% Offer)
Includes: Breakfast and dinner are included. The Early Bird 20% Offer (CEBB36) is applicable for bookings confirmed 90 days prior to travel.
 
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Le Meridien Fishermans Cove Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may be occupied from 15:00 on the day of arrival and must please be vacated by midday on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All rooms have air conditioning, open plan bathroom with bedroom, separate walk-in showers, bathtubs and separate toilet and bidet, telephone, internet connection, mini-bar, hair-dryer, satellite TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, iron and ironing board, and a terrace or balcony.

Hotel facilities include restaurants, 24 hour room service, bars, swimming pool, library/TV lounge, tennis court, ZEN Health Club andamp; Spa (at cost), and complimentary afternoon tea/coffee.

While swimming trunks, beach wear, and shorts are acceptable during the daytime around the hotel, the hotel requires guests to dress appropriately for dinner in the restaurants - for men, this is long trousers, t-shirts with a collar or shirts and shoes; for ladies, this is smart casual wear, including trousers, skirts or dresses.

Motorised water sports and diving activities are available in the vicinity (additional cost).

A deposit will be requested when guests wishes to make use of the non-motorised water sports equipment. This is applicable to snorkeling gear, stand up paddle boards and kayaks. The usage of the non-motorized water sports equipment remains free of charge so only a deposit is required. The deposit will be charged to the room upon check in or during the stay and guests will receive a voucher that they need to show when requesting the equipment. Upon check out the deposit will be refunded when the equipment has been returned in its original condition.

The hotel is approximately 25 minutes from Mahe International Airport or 15 minutes from the Port.