Celebrate summer with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and save up to 30% on accommodation and 40% on camping until March 2018.
Summer is in full swing and you can make the most of the fine weather with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife’s special offer. Choose from more than 20 resorts for a wilderness getaway or camping experience to properly ring in the new year. From Drakensberg hideaways and secluded bush camps to Indian Ocean views and Zululand hospitality, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife resorts offer something for everyone.
Book a stay between 15 January 2018 and 27 March 2018 and save up to 30% on accommodation and 40% on camping destinations.
Take note that the promotion is only valid when making a telephonic booking via Ezemvelo Central Reservations on +27 (0)33 845 1000. For more information, send an email to [email protected].
Take note: The promotion excludes Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park.
For families: Giant’s Castle
“If there were a prize for the most toddler-friendly park name, Giant’s Castle would win hands down. The approach through steep-sided valleys shrouded in wispy clouds only adds to the fairy tale,” writes travel journalist Nick Dall in Wild 38. This resort has 4-bed and 6-bed self-catering chalets, but breakfast is included and Izimbali restaurant serves crowd-pleasing meals. Go for hikes, swim in the mountain streams and visit the outdoor museum to learn more about rock art.
For birders: Oribi Gorge
Ranging from coastal forest to grassland and acacia valley bushveld, Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve is a powerhouse of habitats and birdlife. “I’ve been lucky enough to spot a chorister robin-chat among the canopy. I’ve heard the African broadbill’s froggy call but have not yet managed to spot it,” says twitcher Patricia McCracken. “Keep your eyes peeled for Knysna woodpecker, which reaches its northern limit here, according to Durban-based ornithologist David Allan. He believes the forest birding at Oribi is among South Africa’s best.”
For game lovers: Ithala
This reserve’s dramatic landscape of sandstone cliffs, forested kloofs and grassland is a stunning background for game sightings. “On the way to Ntshondwe, Ithala’s main camp, we were intercepted by a variety of plains game: impala, red hartebeest, kudu, eland and several of the park’s namesake, giraffe,” reports photojournalist Scott Ramsay in Wild 30. Ithala has one of the highest leopard densities in the country and one of Scott’s memorable encounters was with an elephant bull “tiptoeing down the steep mountains”. Visitors can self-drive in 4×4 or 4×2 vehicles or book guided game drives.