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Easter Safari Package

MASSIVE SPECIAL Easter Safari PackageFor 12 APRIL 2020 we are running a fabulous Easter Safari Package.    SLEEP IN THATCHED EN SUITE CHALETS 2 NIGHTS, DINNER, BREAKFAST STALK ANIMALS BUSH WALK & DRIVE KIDDIE “RANGER” CERTIFICATE R 5632pp R 3 800 pp sharing...

Nsele MidWeek Safari Special

Nsele MidWeek Safari Special

SPECIAL PACKAGE: Two Nights per person sharing Cold Breakfast & Dinner Entrance Fee to Guernsey Conservancy Gamedrive on Guernsey Conservancy Free WIFI Bush Walk R 3200.00 pps* (TWO nights)TERMS & CONDITIONS APPLY * Special and reservations subject to...

South African Terminology

South African Terminology

1 - Game Drives - Driving in the bush looking for animals and observing animals. 2 - Game Drive Vehicle - A 4x4 vehicle that's been converted to be able to carry people. "Must be a Land Rover otherwise it's just a fake." 3 - A Lodge - Accommodation in the bush where...

20 May – International Bee Day

20 May – International Bee Day

The African honey bee.
Globally there’s a great loss of honeybees. That can be very detrimental to our ecosystems and also our agriculture sections. Lot of the blame has been placed on the pesticides that agriculture is using and can possibly lead to bee population declining.

Familiar and pleasant!

"If you want to live calmly and pleasantly this is the perfect place! Have never been so well received, Olaf and Stephanie are wonderful hosts! Cozy cottages to live in, great food and pleasant dinners!" Hirba Stockholm, Sweden

Loved it!!

"It was our first time in SA and it was fantastic! Staying with Olaf en Stephanie felt like home. The make you feel so welcome. And Olaf knows so much about really everything you want to know..." jessykus2018 Heemskerk, The Netherlands

Amazing experience

"With our 2 kids, we stayed 2 nights at the lodge. We received a very warm welcome from Olaf and Stephanie and felt immediately at home. Very comfortable and well-equipped lodges." Herwig N

Game Drives

Join us on one of many game drives and experience a true safari! Early morning or late afternoon is the best time to let us take you on a big-5 game drive in one of Africa’s most beautiful reserves. Good chance you will see all of the big 5 (elephant,...

Your African Safari Starts Here!

Your African Safari Starts Here!

Nsele Safari’s & Lodge is situated in Guernsey Private Nature Reserve close to the beautiful town of Hoedspruit. Guernsey Reserve is surrounded by the famous Thornybush Nature Reserve and forms part of the world-renowned Greater Kruger National Park Eco-system....

Micro-Light Flying

10 minutes to 1 hour flight in a micro light. Your choice if you want to fly over Big 5 area (a true air-safari) or over the Blyde River Canyon. Whatever your choice: the experience is unique!

Hot-Air Balloon Flight

Experience the magic of lighter-than-air near the foot of the Drakensberg Escarpment. The one-hour hot-air balloon flight takes you over the scenic Lowveld section of the Blyde River, 15 kilometres west of Hoedspruit. Overlooking a mixture of farmland,...

Elephant Interaction

Meet the gentle giants. This is an opportunity to watch elephants in their natural habitat during the day or at their stables early morning / late afternoon and into the evening. It includes an introduction to the herd and their grooms, photographic...

Blyde River Boat Cruise

Enjoy the splendor of the third largest Canyon in the world. Unquestionably being the largest 'green canyon' due to its lush subtropical foliage. An interpretation tour of 1 hour will take you to the rare living Kadishi Tufa waterfall and the Three...

Wildlife Centers

In our close vicinity there are several wildlife, rehabilitation & educational centres, like: Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre – HESC focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable and endangered animal species. Cheetah Conservation is one of its...

Into rural Africa

One of our most popular half day trips brings you to the local town of Acornhoek. We will visit a school and local clinic where you get to meet and talk to the local people. At the end of this tour and after a coffee and tea break at one of the local dams...

Panorama Tour

Let us take you on an impressive day tour through the foothills of the Drakensberg and Blyde River Canyon; the third largest canyon on earth. You will see the incredible Three Rondavels mountains and stare down in Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Climb the steps to...

Kruger National Park

We take you on a full day tour in our Open Safari Vehicle to one of the world most renowned nature reserves. with us - enjoy the sight of various animals in one of the oldest protected game areas in South Africa.

Guided Bush Walks

Take a walk on the wild side with our experienced guide. We will take you on a 2 hour walk on our reserve to experience the wildlife, birdlife and nature up close and personal. Feeling more adventurous? Join us on a Ranger Day and spend a few hours in the bus with our...

Coronavirus PolicyAmended Coronavirus (COVID-19) cancellation policy - 1 March 2020 until 31 December 2020

Nsele Safari’s & Lodge is fully aware of prospect and current travellers concerns regarding travelling during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and we would like travellers to know about the below precautions and policy amendments to set your mind at ease while enjoying your amazing trip to Africa.

VERY IMPORTANT:  Nsele Safaris & Lodge maintains that it is very important for travellers to make sure that they take out comprehensive travel insurance to protect them against any incidents that may affect them negatively during the outbreak:

-       for example booking cancellations due to this pandemic
-       Make sure that you read through and understand your benefit schedule before making your final decision on any Travel Insurance.

We have amended our cancellation policy to ensure guests are not unduly penalised on their bookings.
The following terms & condition amendments apply to current, new & provisional bookings made between
1 March 2020 and 31 December 2020:

Booking may be amended by moving them up by 12 months, taking availability into consideration, if a guest is wary about traveling during the outbreak.

Our quoted rates given for 2020 will apply on these bookings.

These amendments will only apply to travel dates before 31 December 2020.

Only one amendment per booking is allowed and maybe made up to 31 days prior to arrival.

Booking cancellations which are done 30 days prior to arrival will result in our standard cancellation policy as per our current terms & conditions (-see underneath).

It is advisable that travellers claim a refund from their travel insurance should there be an advisory travel notice given by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Management reserves the right to make changes to the terms & conditions at any time, and will make sure to make it visible to all guests and potential travellers.

We at Nsele Safaris & Lodge understand that strict hygiene codes have been issued, and our personnel have been briefed in this regard. Hand-wash and sanitizer is available all through the Lodge at bathrooms and outside taps as well as our transport vehicles. It is advisable to use these often, and wash your hands regularly. So, if we don’t greet you by hand on arrival and eparture, you know why, and know that you are still just as welcome with us.

Nsele Safaris Cancellation and Booking policy for Reservations with Nsele Safaris & Lodge

DON’T CANCEL, RATHER POSTPONE THE TRIP

Cancellation policy:
31 to 91+ days - the client will be refunded the full amount deposited
21-30 days 5% of deposited amount is refunded
0-20 days 0% of deposited amount is refunded

Certain activities require a full payment upon booking, and 0% refund on cancellation is offered as some of these activities are out-sourced and booked in advance. Please ask which part of your package falls under this policy

To confirm a booking a deposit needed for accommodation, tours/excursions, 100% deposit needed 31 days before arrival.

Agents/Operators and other suppliers to Nsele Safari’s & Lodge must be aware that while the above Amended Coronavirus (COVID-19) cancellation policy underneath  1 March 2020 until 31 December 2020 is valid that their agreed cancellation policy to us as per their terms and conditions,  is also cancelled and therefore we can not be penalized. (if not in agreement our standard cancellation and booking policy will stay active.)