More experiences & trips
More experiences & trips
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Hot air balloning
Experience the magic in hovering silently above the treetops and herds of animals
the ultimative experience
While you float slowly along the olifants river, the animal life can be spotted all around you. The crocodiles and Hippo’s can be seen in the water and along the banks of the river, while on both sides you might be lucky to spot some of the larger mammals. Let’s not forget the abundant bird life living along the olifants river system, one of them being the beautiful African fish eagle.
The cruise takes place on a dammed up section of the olifants river, in the Greater Kruger National Park. The calm waters are a perfect place to enjoy a breakfast on board the boat while listening to the snorting hippos, who frequent the area.
Price 1,400 Rand per person.
and endagered animals
Experience the center for endagered animals in Hoedspruit. They specialize in breeding chetas for habilitation in the nature.
Among other species are the rare wild dogs and a number of injured animals and orphaned young animals. They will be nursed untill they can be released.
Please be aware that a number of the animals live in smaller fenced areas. But the center is still a nice visit, and as a guest you contribute the center to be able to function and the survival of the animals.
Price: 1000 Rand per person
The Panoramic Route
2 days with overnight stay
The tour begin upon arrival to Johannesburg on a Sunday and takes place on the Monday before arriving at Mpala Safari lodge, instead of taking the flight through from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit. This will give you the opportunity to see more of the beautiful landscape of South Africa, a transfer will collect you from Johannesburg. You will then overnight in Hazyview at the lovely Casa Do Sol, based on availability. Dinner and breakfast will be included in the price.
The next day you’ll be collected by your tour guide and the panorama tour begins. The route will take you through the Drakensberg Mountain range Northeast of Johannesburg, along a route once travelled by those seeking riches in the form of gold. The Blyde River Canyon and the three rondavels, Burkes luck potholes, a selection of beautiful waterfalls, shopping along the way and many more beautiful scenes of the Drakensberg Mountain range.
You will need to give yourself 2 days extra to accommodate for the tour, arriving in South Africa on the Sunday morning. Casa Do Sol will then accommodate you and give you a chance to relax after your long flight and enjoy their facilities. A swim to cool off in their pool and a stroll through their beautiful scenic garden could be just what you need after arriving in warm South Africa.
Your destination will be Mpala Safari Lodge on the Monday afternoon, where your bushveld safari will begin.
Must be booked minimum 30 days before arrival.
Price: Includes transfer from Johannesburg
- 564 € (11.000 Rand) per person (2-3 persons)
- 405 € (7820 Rand) per person (4 and more persons)
- 135 € (2605 Rand) supplement for a single room at Casa Do Sol.
experience even more on foot
The program does provide the chance to partake bushwalk, but if you still want to experience more on foot, then an extra bush walk is just for you.
Your qualified trails guide will take you for another leg stretching walk through the African bush, you will have the opportunity to test the knowledge you’ve gained from your previous activities. The tracks ands signs might start to look familiar, but there will always to be new experiences to be had.
Price: 600 Rand per person.
On the back of a horse you can get closer to the animal life
For the explorious.
Combine your safarie with a one-day tour
Combining your safari with a one-day tour of the Drakensberg Mountain range, can be a great addition to your week.
The panorama tour takes you on a journey packed with breath taking views, of some of South Africa’s beautiful natural landscapes. You’ll be soaking in the beauty of the Blyde River Canyon, the largest green canyon in the world. The Burkes luck potholes where the Blyde river and the Treur river meet, forming huge potholes in the rocks due to erosion.
Not to mention several other stops along the way, including waterfalls and god’s window. You’ll be stopping in the small town of Grasskop for lunch, which is also a great place to shop for hand crafted souvenirs, made by local artists.
Price: 2,200 Rand per person.
Mpala Safari Lodge choose to support a local school and kindergarten, in a nearby village called The Oaks. We have previously taken day trips to the village, however because of Covid-19 we have chosen to stop the trip to protect the children, teachers and our guests.
Mpala Safari Lodge still support both the school and kindergarten, our guests are welcome to donate to projects or bring useful gifts such as learning materials for the children.
You are welcome to visit the school and kindergarten.
Read more about our comunity projeck here: The Oaks
This trip will take place Wednesday instead of a gamedrive.
Price: 800 Rand per person. This will cover our expenses for the drive and the excess money wil be donated towards our project.
Experience the African elephant up-close
Take an extra ride on the fun ATV's
One trip on a ATV’s safari is already included in your package.
If you’re up for another fun trip through the African Bush, on a four wheeler, then this is a great opportunity to experience it again.
Price: 1,100 Rand per person.
Extra sunset drive
A gamedrive in the soft light of the sunset
Excursion to the rehabilitation centre for animals
Moholoholo is situated on the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains. The name means the “great battle” which took place in 1864 between the Swazi and Bapedi people.
It is a wildlife rehabilitation centre, which rescues injured animals giving them a better chance at survival.
Once the animals are healthy enough to be released, a new home in the African bush will be found and they can continue to live in their natural habitat.
Guests will have the opportunity to see the animals, that have been kept at the centre as ambassadors of their species. Either in the process of recovery or some who simply cannot be released back into the wild, they are now there to educate people and promote awareness.
The “vulture restaurant” is definitely one of the highlights, and a great opportunity to see these large scavengers up close.
You will leave with a greater knowledge of the work been done to conserve our natural word.
Price: 1,400 Rand per person.
Extra morgning gamedrive
Enjoy an extra gamedrive under the rising sun
Day trip in Kruger Park
Take an extra day trip in Kruger Park
VThe day begins with an early start, leaving Mpala Safari Lodge before daybreak. The sunrise can be enjoyed on route to the Kruger National Park.
The day will be similar to the 2 day trip already offered in your package,. We will however not cover as much of the park. We will need to make our way back home before the park gates close.
During the day we will stop at a picnic spot within the park to enjoy a delicious meal, surrounded by nature.
Price: 2,800 Rand per person minimum 4 guests
The Reptile Park
See and learn about snakes and other reptiles up close.
Hand on heart – although there are snakes and other “creep” in the bush, it is extremely rare to see them.
If you have an interest for reptiles then the reptile centre is the perfect place to see these fascinating creatures up close. Hoedspruit reptile centre boast a wide array of different species and are incredibly informative.
While you are there, the centre does offer a demonstration, during which you will witness the reaction speed of three of the most dangerous snakes. This is done by a trained professional and safety is top of their agenda.
After your experience you will learn that snakes aren’t out to get you, they are actually more scared of us.
Price: 1,400 Rand per person