Small means intimate…
Indulge in some YOU time!Small means intimate...
Our three-night Relax package at Nyala Safaris on the banks of the Mohlabetsi River in the greater Balule Private Nature Reserve is the perfect way to take some much-needed time out, unwind, de-stress and relax in the beautiful African wilderness!
Your stay will be at either Nyala Safari Lodge or its “little” sister – Nyala Sands – both surrounded by a pristine Big Five environment that’s open to the legendary Kruger National Park. A short drive from the town of Hoedspruit – our home base in the Greater Kruger region, Nyala Safaris offers you barefoot luxury in the heart of the bush, with wonderful, personal service and two exciting game drives each day, allowing you to get up-close-and-personal with some of the iconic wildlife species that make this area their home.
Nyala Safari Lodge sleeps a maximum of 10 guests in five beautifully appointed, luxurious thatched rondavels set in beautifully landscaped gardens on the banks of the river. Nyala Sands, just a short distance away, accommodates a maximum of eight guests in four thatched, en-suite guest suites, all overlooking the river. Small means intimate, and both lodges are perfect for getting away from the madness of urban existence and re-booting to a slower, gently rhythm… Your three-night stay includes all meals, all game activities and a wonderful 60-minute full-body massage in your room.
In between your morning and afternoon game drives you can relax next to the sparkling swimming pool or sit on the deck overlooking a waterhole, waiting to see what comes down to drink. Find a perfect, shady spot and grab that book you’ve been meaning to read… Banish your cellphone to your room and indulge in a digital detox, letting your mind switch off from technology and tune in to the sights and sounds of the African bush… Dine under a canopy of stars and marvel at the magic of the African night sky as you enjoy wonderful home-cooked fare prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients… Share tales of the day’s sightings around a blazing fire, sampling a range of South African wines and our wonderful Amarula cream marula liqueur…
These are the things that lifetime memories are made of. So get in touch today to find out more about this wonderful getaway… We hope to see you soon!
Great things in a little package!A three-night getaway to the Greater Kruger region!
Our Sunset, Sunrise package is the ideal way for guests to make the most of a short, three-night getaway to the Greater Kruger region, experiencing the excitement of a full-day safari in the Kruger National Park and guided game drives in a private Big Five game reserve.
You’ll stay at our beautiful eKhaya Bush Villa on Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. Located in the heart of Hoedspruit on a 680ha private estate that’s home to a variety of African wildlife, eKhaya Bush Villa is just 40 minutes’ drive from the Kruger Park’s Orpen Gate. Accommodation will be in one of our beautifully appointed air-conditioned, en-suite deluxe rooms and breakfast and dinner are included each day.
Let’s take a look at this exciting itinerary:
Day One: Arrive at eKhaya Bush Villa and check-in after a welcome drink and orientation. Dinner will be at eKhaya.
Day Two: An early, pre-dawn start as you are collected at eKhaya for your full-day guided safari in an open game viewing vehicle inside the Kruger National Park! We will send you off with a hearty packed breakfast. Your guide will stop at a rest point or picnic spot for you to stretch your legs along the way and will head to one of Kruger’s rest camps for lunch, which will be for your own account. Here there will be a restaurant and snack bar, as well as a well-stocked shop with a variety of snacks and drinks as well as curios and gifts. Your afternoon will be spent exploring one of the most game-rich areas of the park before returning in the late afternoon/early evening in time for dinner at eKhaya, where you can share the day’s adventures over a glass of great South African wine!
Day Three: Another early start as have a quick coffee and embark on a morning game drive in a nearby private Big Five game reserve, heading out shortly after dawn to make the most of the light and beat the African heat… You’ll explore in an open game-viewing vehicle with a fully qualified, experienced safari guide at the wheel, stopping to view iconic African wildlife species along the way. We’ll pack some coffee, tea and hot chocolate, as well as rusks and snacks for a coffee stop during your morning safari.
You’ll return to eKhaya in time for a late breakfast and will also enjoy lunch (included in your package) at the lodge, having some time to relax by the pool before heading out once more on an afternoon/evening game drive, returning to eKhaya after dark in time for another sumptuous bush dinner under the stars.
Day Four: Wake up when you feel like it and have a leisurely breakfast at eKhaya before checking out. We’ll be sad to see you go!
Get in touch today for more information and to make a booking!
Merry Christmas and happy New Year from African Trilogy!Reflect on what's been a fabulous year...
As 2019 draws to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on what’s been a fabulous year for us here at African Trilogy, with more guests than ever experiencing our wondeful brand of hospitality at our lodges here in the Greater Kruger and in the Western Cape at our beautiful Fin Whale Beach House.
It’s always a privilege to introduce tourists from all over the world to the amazing experiences of a Big Five safari, and with Nyala Safari Lodge and Nyala Sands we’ve been able to share our passion for the African wilderness this year and ignite that same passion in our wonderful guests. We’re also extremely proud when guests from eKhaya Bush Villa come back from their full-day safaris into the Kruger National Park and their game activities in nearby private reserves having seen amazing animals and experiences the magic that is the wilderness at close quarters.
We’ve shared wonderful stories and have helped to create amazing memories for all those who have come through our doors this year, and we’ve been wonderful ambassadors for our lovely little town – Hoedspruit – and the whole of the amazing Greater Kruger region. We’ve also enabled guests to experience barefoot luxury on one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline South Africa has to offer thanks to Fin Whale Beach House, which has proven the perfect place from which to explore Cape Town and its surrounds.
So here’s wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and fabulous New Year from all of us here at African Trilogy. Thank you for your support throughout the year and we’re looking forward to welcoming you and working with you in 2020!
Speaking of the new year, once the dust of the festive season has settled and the last chorus of “Auld Lang Syne” has been sung, have a chat to us about our amazing safari packages for 2020 and let us make your dream of a Big Five safari a reality!
Come and experience the Greater Kruger with us!One of South Africa's most popular and beautiful areas...
Your stay with African Trilogy is about more than just the Big Five and an amazing safari, it’s also the perfect way to explore the fabulous Greater Kruger region – one of South Africa’s most popular and beautiful areas packed with an amazing range of things to see and do.
One of the most popular of the day trips we offer to our guests staying at both eKhaya Bush Villa and with Nyala Safaris is the magnificent Panorama Route tour, taking in the sights of one of the most scenic regions of South Africa. Among these is the inimitable Bourke’s Luck Potholes, where the Treur and Blyde rivers meet and have carved huge cavities in the bedrock over countless millennia. A full-day tour of the Panorama Route also takes in the incredible Blyde River Canyon – one of the world’s largest green canyons – with breathtaking views out over the lowveld to be had from atop the Drakensberg escarpment. The tour also takes in the lovely little town of Graskop and a sample of some of the wonderful waterfalls that have made this region so popular with tourists the world over.
No visit to this area would be complete without a proper cultural experience, introducing you to the amazing people of this area and their traditions and heritage. We recommend our guests to visit Nyani Cultural Village where they can learn all about the various tribes of South Africa and the intricacies of their culture, music, dance and food! We can also arrange guided tours of a local village through Nourish – a local non-profit organisation that we support and that offers guests the chance to experience authentic cultural exchange and “live like locals” for a few special hours.
If you’re looking for something more adventurous, then we can organise helicopter flips over the Blyde Canyon, microlighting and rafting on the Olifants River. There’s also the chance to experience a wonderful sundowner cruise on the Blyde Dam and to visit one of our amazing wildlife rehabilitation centres.
The town of Hoedspruit itself is also worthy of exploration, and has some amazing restaurants, art galleries and curio shops.
Go wild with this stunning 5-night package!The eKhaya Nyala Wild Package is a truly magical safari. ...
The eKhaya Nyala Wild Package is the perfect way to experience the best of African Trilogy’s Hoedspruit offerings and enjoy a truly magical safari. With three nights based at eKhaya Bush Villa on Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, the focus is on enjoying the best local attractions in and around this beautiful little Lowveld town. Included is a guided full-day Panorama Route tour taking in sights such as God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and a stop for lunch at the famous “Harry’s Pancakes” in the small town of Graskop, on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment.
Also included is a fabulous 60-minute massage on one of the mornings of your eKhaya stay. On your fourth day with us you’ll be transferred to Nyala Safaris in the Greater Kruger National Park where you can enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Big Five Mohlabetsi reserve. Your two night stay at either Nyala Safari Lodge or Nyala Sands is on a full-board basis, so you’ll be enjoying sumptuous breakfasts, lunches and dinners for the duration of your stay.
Get in touch to find out more!
Take over our camps with family and friends!African Trilogy is offering South Africans the chance to spend some quality time in the bush ...
African Trilogy is offering South Africans the chance to spend some quality time in the bush with friends and loved ones by taking over either Nyala Safari Lodge or Nyala Sands on an exclusive use, self-catering basis. This means you pay one price for the entire camp, for a minimum of two nights, and fill it with friends and family, bring your own food and drink and have the benefit of two Big Five game drives every day for the duration of your stay with us.
Imagine waking up in your very own safari camp for the holiday of a lifetime?
Our staff will be on hand to help clean and tidy, and to prepare the fire each evening – the rest is up to you! Taking the entire camp out allows you to set your own schedule with your safari guide, deciding when to go out on game drives and self-catering lets you eat what you like, when you like! So it’s the best of both worlds!
The kitchens at both lodges are fully equipped, making meal time easy and enjoyable. Both Nyala Sands and Nyala Safari Lodge overlook the seasonal Mohlabetsi River and perennial waterholes where a rich variety of game come to drink every day. Large viewing decks offer great views over the river and surrounding bush and you can cool off in fabulous swimming pools when the summer heat gets the better of you! All rooms have en-suite facilities and private stoeps overlooking the bush.
Get in touch for more info and rates.