Horse safari in the Waterberg 2021
The dream of a lifetime, the cradle of humanity. This is where it all began, a million and a half years ago…. the first man walked on this sunburnt earth; now protected by UNESCO as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve. The Waterberg region is one of the most popular destinations in South Africa, with its famous mountain range, 150 km long, it is a wild but very suggestive region where the prairie is interspersed with the arid plain, a window on the beginning of the typical savannah African.
Departure dates available on request all year round with a minimum of 1 person departing from Italy.
Start any day of the week.
PARTICIPANTS: MIN 2 MAX 8
Pick-up at the airport and group departure at h. 10.30 am and transfer to the lodge which is about 300 km away (about 2.5 hours), and which is located in the Limpopo province, in the Waterberg area. Lunch and in the afternoon the first horse safari for a couple of hours. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
There are two horse rides per day, at 8.30 for about 3 hours and at 17.00 for about 1.5 hours. The beautiful private reserve, also dedicated to cattle breeding, offers the opportunity to spot wildlife on horseback without the risk of meeting the "big 5", not present on the estate. You will meet many antelopes, zebras, ostriches, small mammals, hippos and eagles. You can also carry out other activities on horseback: polo cross, a very entertaining local discipline, show jumping in riding stables and cross, swimming with horses in the lake in front of the lodge. During the week we will spend two nights at the Davidson tented camp.
Breakfast, last safari, lunch and at h. 14.00 group departure for the airport.
|Prices per person, starting from:
|Fee per person 5 nights in double GARDEN VIEW CHALET + 2 nights at Camp Davidson (FROM 5/01 TO 12/02 and FROM 22/02 TO 31/03 and FROM 20/04 TO 20/07)||
|Single supplement in LOW SEASON (if not available to share the room)||
|Price per person in double GARDEN VIEW CHALET (FROM 13/02 TO 21/02 and FROM 01/04 TO 19/04 and FROM 21/07 TO 04/01/22)||
|Single supplement in HIGH SEASON (if not available to share the room)||
|Third bed rate in low season (any type)||
|Third bed rate in high season (any type)Third bed rate in high season (any type)||
|Child 0-12 years in room with 2 adults||
|Child 12-16 years in room with 2 adults||
|CHALET LAKE VIEW supplement||
|Supplement for private transfers (up to 10 people)||
|Any airport taxes||
To be paid locally
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
Difficulty level: From ° to °°°°°
DURATION: 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
DIFFICULTY: FROM ° TO °°° (FROM EASY TO INTERMEDIATE)
ACCOMMODATION: lodge + comfort tented camp
EQUIPMENT: Mc Clellan SADDLES, very comfortable, invented by officer George Mc Clellan and used during the civil war in the USA since 1859. Still in use today, they have the peculiarity of being able to adapt to any horse. Particularly light and comfortable, they are perfect for spending several hours on the saddle.
HORSES: a park of almost 90 horses, mostly half-breeds raised locally. They live free in the estate and mounted in rotation.
GAIT: FROM 4 to 5 H ON THE SADDLE. There will be an outing in the morning and one in the afternoon, taking advantage of the cooler hours. The three gaits will be used with long trots and gallops. In addition to safaris, other experiences on horseback are also offered: polo cross, jumping, working with cattle. It is necessary to have mastery of the horse in open spaces and to be in good physical condition; for those less experienced it is still possible to participate in activities in line with their abilities.
MINIMUM AGE: Children of any age are accepted
TYPE: Horse safari with overnight stay in a lodge + comfort tented camp
ACCOMMODATION: The lodge is located about 2 and a half hours from Johannesburg airport, in the Waterberg area. It offers its guests 2 lake view chalets, 5 garden view chalets and 2 standard rooms (maximum occupancy 2 people). Cozy common area where meals are served, swimming pool with sun beds and hammocks. Area with wi-fi (on request). The program offers 5 nights in a lodge + 2 nights in the Davidson tented camp, semi-fixed tented camp, comfortable tents and furnished in English style. Swimming pool available to guests. Meals are served in the common area, very appetizing traditional cuisine with a selection of wild meats. On request it is possible to have a vegetarian diet. Also included aperitifs and snacks.
Note: The program described above is to be considered indicative, the guides may modify it for reasons beyond our control. During the week it will be possible to take a car safari to the Entebene reserve (for a fee on the spot – about 35 GBP) to see the “big 5”. The program can be of variable duration with a minimum of 2 nights, and then continue to Botswana, Zimbabwe or other destinations in South Africa.
Exchange rate 1 EUR = 0.90 GBP
Exchange rate variations with fluctuations greater than 3% will result in an adjustment of costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure.
The fee includes
-Full board treatment (drinks included)
-Group transfers to / from Johannesburg airport (specified times)
-Means of support and staff at the lodge / camp 5 nights in lodge 2 nights in a tented camp 7 days on horseback
-Horses and equipment available
-Expert guide of the English speaking territory Gadgets, luggage tags and various illustrative documentation
-Insurance for medical assistance, medical repatriation and damage to luggage
The fee does NOT include
-Intercontinental flights to / from Johannesburg Transfer at times other than those specified Safari to the Entebene reserve (optional)
-Meals not mentioned, airport taxes, imported alcohol at the camp, tips, personal extras
-Anything not highlighted in the item “the fee includes”
-Any extensions Supplementary insurance