Veronique Verbeke is a proudly Perfect Africa consultant. Originally from Belgium, Veronique’s first African experience ingrained itself into her heart and now Africa runs through her veins. This is what it’s about, people who are passionate about this continent. Their passion translates to dedication and their dedication equates to a service unlike any other. Packing her bags and taking along her enviable positive attitude, she went on Safari, courtesy of Africa in Focus.
The first stop was at Garonga Safari Camp. This 4 star luxury camp is in the Makalali Game Reserve to the west of South Africa’s famous Kruger National Park. Each of the six large tented rooms are nestled into the ebony trees along the banks of a river and come complete with private decks and hammocks. The emphasis is on utter relaxation and a quieter, more intimate safari adventure. Guided walks, game drives, bush picnics, bush baths and sleep outs are all complimentary at the lodge. And to entice visitors, they offer a year round special of staying for five nights and only paying for four, not to mention their special packages for weddings, honeymoons or exclusive use.
Garonga Safari Camp
The next stop on Veronique’s itinerary was Oliver’s Restaurant and Lodge, in the White River Country Estate. Oliver’s claim to fame is being on the best golf lodges in South Africa. The lodge follows the simple but effective philosophy of extending a warm welcome at this tranquil little haven while serving award winning cuisine. Continental and Mediterranean dishes from the a-la-carte menu are served with only the finest wines from a well stocked cellar.
Oliver’s Restaurant and Lodge
Tickled pink by the food and well rested, Veronique was eager to continue on to Dulini Private Game Reserve for the ideal 5 star luxury safari experience. Six identical suites awaited, all equipped with a lounge area, deck and plunge pool, inside and outside shower, bath and of course, double vanities. The Dulini Private Game Reserve is on the banks of the Mabrak River within the world renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park. Veronique soaked in all the sights, sounds and ambience of game drives, engaging in the lost art of conversation with experienced and informative guides and trackers and wiled the nights away with delectable food. Dulini Private Game Reserve is also offering quite a unique special for 2015 for honeymooners. The bride will receive a 50% discount for her stay, for a minimum three night stay. Romance is very much alive at Dulini.
Dulini Private Game Reserve
The last stop on the Africa in Focus Itinerary was Savanna Private Game Reserve to Savanna Lodge. Another 5 star luxurious and elegant lodge, it is also situated in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, home to the stars of the Big 5. The central facilities include a dining room, lounge, bar and wooden deck, all overlooking a waterhole where some of Africa’s majestic creatures congregate. Following suit with Dulini Private Game Reserve, the same honeymoon special is on offer.
Savanna Private Reserve
With another safari thirst quenched, she made her way back to Cape Town to the Perfect Africa offices, eager to help clients make informed decisions on where they want to go. We’re sure though, that the she will be on a game drive again shortly, the call of the African wild simply cannot be ignored.
Two of Africa’s Famous Big 5