Fishing Adventure

8 Day Tiger Tour

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bookings@selatiriver.com

DURATION : 8 days and 7 nights
INCLUDES : Your flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit. This will be aligned on finalising your booking. Your departure from Selati River Ruins will also be aligned with your return flight times.

COST : R70 569 PER PERSON

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• Your trip master will be at Hoedspruit Airport 15 minutes prior to your arrival, and will transfer you by road to the Selati River Ruins. The transfer time from Hoedspruit to The Ruins is approximately 1 hour.
• Upon arrival your luggage will be booked on a vehicle for transport to the bush camp.
• At The Ruins you pick a lunch/dinner from a selection of over 50 possible meal options. Cold beer and a selections of wines are available for free. Remember, all is included in the trip, so spoil yourself!
• The Ruins has a friendly vibe and the gateway to your bush adventure. Our free wi-fi affords you the opportunity to download a few (strongly recommended) apps to make your adventure interesting. Once completed we will board an open game viewing vehicle for a 4km drive to the Ruins Exclusive River Lodge.
• A ranger will accompany you from here on – your exclusive accommodation is situated under shady trees overlooking the Selati River, where a variety of game come to quench their thirst.
• You will have ample time to settle into your accommodation.
• We are at your “beck and call” – when you are ready we will depart on a game drive, with a stop-off for a gin or similar sundowner under red skies, at a breath taking view point.
• After sunset we will make our way back to the lodge, where you will be greeted with an open fire under African skies and a selection of canapes to wet your palate.
• Dinners will vary each evening after consulting with you and your partners, or leave it to us and we could surprise you?
• On the morning of the 2nd day we start our journey to the Giriondo Boarder, Mozambique, nestled in the north of the Kruger National Park.
• Game driving for 67km and lots to see – so bring the camera! Once through the border we travel the 71km to Massingir Dam/Lake by 4×4. This is the Tiger Fish Mecca of Mozambique.
• The drive is an adventure on its own and can take up to 3 hours of exhilarating 4x4ing. Be assured that our drivers are well trained to handle all.
• Upon arrival at Covane we settle into our home away from home for the next 4 nights, followed by a 2-hour boat safari cruise, enjoying cold beers and a breathtaking sunset.
• On days 4, 5 and 6 we have planned 2 fishing expeditions by boat per day. The climate is hot during the day, with the midday being a great time for relaxation in the pool, under trees or in your quarters. High tea/beer is served at 16:00 every afternoon and most evenings are spent around the bush fire, where we will cater to your every need.
• Dinners will be decided prior to your trip being finalised. We will be remote, there are no shops anywhere close. This is an adventure – there are no fences, we share our grounds with wild crocodile and hippo’s and our rooms are perched on poles above ground level to ensure our safety while sleeping. Nature at its best!
• 3 tender boats are available. You will compete to catch the most and the heaviest tiger fish we can find, a truly exhilarating species which fights like no other. We are eco-friendly and release all caught.
• We leave Covane early on day 7 to ensure arrival back at Selati River Ruins by around 12h00.

A BIT OF BACKGROUND

We will track the game on open 4×4 game viewing vehicles during the morning, evening and into the night – accompanied by a dedicated ranger. A variety of birds including vultures, eagles, kingfishers, woodpeckers, buzzards, herons, egrets, owls and weavers will be seen daily. Included in your exhilarating game viewing package is a highly qualified Eco Guide. You simply need to pick a suitable day – hopefully cloudy, which would make perfect climate – and we’re off on an adventure. We suggest game drives in the morning and evening –  and there is no need to rush.  On this tour you decide!

To ensure good game viewing we suggest an early morning sunrise game drive – at least on some days. The climate is hot during the day so midday is a great time for relaxation in the pool, under the trees or in your quarters. High tea is served at 16:00 every afternoon, however we have included great excursions that will keep you busy if you are keen to join.

During the afternoon of the 7th day and on the morning of the 8th we have 2 of the following excursions included in your tour ticket :-

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1. Cheetah Rehabilitation Centre

Visit the Cheetah Rehabilitation Centre, where you will witness the speed of a cheetah and learn more about these unique and gentle carnivores.

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2. Zip Line

Zip Line over the Magoebaskloof Gorge and experience the eye-popping view over the waterfalls, cliffs and vegetation of this untouched landscape.

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3. Zwakala Brewery

Visit Zwakala Brewery for a beer tasting and luncheon in the mountains. We’ll stop in the quaint town of Heynertsburg for a visit to the curio stores and art shops – you may find a unique gift for your loved ones!
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4. A day at the Spa

  • Essential Care deep cleanse facial
  • Luminace Glow Collagen
  • Body massage
  • Ginger and Lavender poultice massage
  • Tri-scented Shea Body Nugget massage
  • Body exfoliation
  • Body wrap treatments
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5. Dinner with wild elephants

Perched under trees and overlooking the elephant waterhole, we will enjoy nature’s sights sounds whilst having dinner – awaiting these majestic animals to show themselves. Although not guaranteed you have a 90% chance of partaking in this “once in a lifetime” experience.

Times for these excursions are decided when you book and unfortunately cannot be moved once we lock them down.  Your departure from Selati River Ruins will be aligned with your flight times.

On day 8 the time of your flight will determine what can be done on this day and will be organised accordingly. If excursions cannot be completed due to flight schedules, these will be credited.