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Buffelshoek Tented Camp is nestled in the bushveld of the wondrous Manyeleti Game Reserve, in Mpumalanga.
The unfenced and electricity-free camp comprises of five canvas-fronted tents, which all feature two three-quarter beds, en-suite bathrooms with showers, and private raised wooden decks, from which the wildlife can be viewed grazing on the open savannah beyond. The camp also offers guests a communal boma, dining area and lounge, as well as an elevated observation deck.
Guests can enjoy an abundance of activities in the game reserve, such as Big 5 sighting in the open game-viewing vehicle, bird watching, guided walks, photographic safaris, and spectacular stargazin
You will be collected from the airport or hotel where you are staying. We depart Johannesburg and head towards Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit. From there you will be collected and transferred to the Lodge.
Arriving at the Lodge you are checked into your rooms and have time to freshen up before your afternoon/sunset safari drive where you will sip a sundowner as you watch the sky turn from the brilliance of an African sunset to a bright band of stars. You head back to the lodge after the drive where dinner in the open-air boma or thatched dining room will be waiting for you.
The day starts with an early wake-up call between 5:00 am and 5:30 am. Tea, coffee and rusks are enjoyed together before heading out at first light. While seeing big game is always exhilarating, there are many other smaller species that are also captivating, and birding enthusiasts will be delighted at the approximately 350 species of birds recorded on the reserve. Halfway through the game drive, there’s a stop for hot drinks and snacks, before returning to the lodge at around 9:00 am for a full breakfast. Throughout the day, it’s likely you will see wildlife around the lodge – nyala antelope and vervet monkeys are frequent visitors, though seeing some of the Big Five is also not uncommon.
At around 3:30 pm, everyone gathers for the afternoon game drive through the reserve. En route, you’ll stop for a sundowner drink and will have a chance to stretch your legs as you watch the sun set over the distant peaks of the Drakensberg mountains.
As darkness falls, the nocturnal animals of the bush come out. The skilled tracker will scan the landscape using a spotlight, which illuminates animals’ eyes. A variety of completely different species can be seen on the night drive back to the lodge. Arrival is at the lodge is usually around 7:00 pm, allowing time to freshen up before enjoying a sumptuous dinner.
The final day of your Safari will see you go on one last safari drive before breakfast is served. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Eastgate Airport for your transfer back to Johannesburg