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Special birthdays, anniversaries and family reunions go hand in hand with authentic, unforgettable experiences.  YEI takes a look at several “lodge” options for special occasions.
Lodges that also offer a pensioner discount.


The Springbok Lodge

Big 5 Game Reserve nestled in the heart of the KZN Battlefields, situated in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve

The Springbok Lodge epitomises the perfect safari experience with beautifully appointed tented suites, service excellence, superb cuisine and prolific wildlife – ensuring an unforgettable experience.  If you are a birder, then you’ll love the abundant natural water system that makes for a unique sanctuary, attracting several rare bird species and an enviable array of raptors and vultures.  Feast your senses on the magnificent sights, sounds and smells of this untouched African bush.

Click here to read more about the The Springbok Lodge.  Special rates for senior citizens.

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

The gateway to the untamed beauty of the Klein Karoo

If you are looking for adventure, relaxation or a true African experience in luxury tented accommodation, then Buffelsdrift Game Lodge could be just the place for you!  The real magic at Buffelsdrift lies in its wildlife experiences.  From thrilling bush safaris to night drives and meerkat safaris, you will have the opportunity get up close and personal with some of Africa’s incredible wildlife.  Observe the elephants, witness the power of lions and marvel at free-roaming cheetahs. 

Click here to read more about Buffelsdrift Game Lodge and their Senior Citizen Package

Elephants Crossing Lodge

A perfect bush-getaway in the middle of the Waterberg Biosphere, situated in the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve

You’re in for a treat with exciting Big 5 adventure hosted by experienced guides.  The Elephant Crossing Lodge is fully solarpowered and fitted with a cinematic desk boasting a fireplace that overlooks the waterhole with roaming wildlife.  The accommodation is either a luxury tent, a tented suite or a bush villa, all with their own private splash pools.  Enjoy your favourite wine or cocktail whilst soaking up the magnificent views.

Click here to read more about the Elephants Crossing Lodge and their 30% Pensioner Special.

African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa

A life-changing bush experience within 1 hour of Johannesburg

Guaranteed a memorable big game experience when you visit the African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa situated on the Plumari Private Reserve in the Magaliesberg.  Indulge at the onsite restaurant and enjoy a hearty, buffet breakfast and a candlelit 3-course dining experience in the evening.  So much to do – a Big Game experience, battlefield tour, Heritage Museum, and last, but certainly not least, recharge in nature at the onsite spa and choose from an array of indulgent treatments.

Click here to read more about the African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa and their 20% pensioner discount, and 10% discount on activities including the Spa

Ditholo Game Lodge

Located on a Private Game Reserve in Bela-Bela

Ditholo Game Lodge is surrounded by waterways where there is an abundance of bird life and Humphrey and his hippopotamus family can be spotted in the dam!  Nyala abound and roam freely throughout the lodge.  A wonderful bush experience can be enjoyed at Ditholo Game Lodge with Saturday Night Boma Dinners, Breakfast in the Bush or Picnics by the Dam as well as the “Dinner under the African Sky” experience. 

Click here to read more about the Ditholo Game Lodge and their Pensioner Group Special Getaway


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