There is no better escape than to disappear into the African bush with nothing around you except the untamed wilderness and the echoing call of a distant lion. The most remote and untouched of South African safari lodges most often provide the best game viewing experiences however these out of the way locations can be exactly that; out of the way and difficult to reach. However if you are lucky enough to have your own private plane or enough cash to spend on a private charter flight then you can reach these luxury South African lodges directly via their private airstrips.
Arathusa Safari Lodge: Arathusa Safari Lodge is located within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve which is adjacent to the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Arathusa Lodge overlooks a large lake where a variety of wildlife comes to drink. This luxurious property has its own private airstrip so exclusive charter flights can be arranged for visitors to the lodge.
Ngala Game Lodge: Ngala Game Lodge lies on an exclusive area of South Africa’s Kruger National Park in the heart of the big-game country. Ngala Private Game Reserve houses both a luxury lodge and a unique tented safari camp, both offering world-class sophistication and style. Ngala has its own private airstrip which can be accessed by private flights departing from Johannesburg.
Clifftop Lodge: Clifftop Game Lodge is set high on a cliff in the Waterberg Mountains in a privately owned malaria-free game reserve, Welgevonden. The breathtaking Clifftop Lodge offers seclusion in the African bush and the ultimate in luxury with rooms offering outdoor showers, private decks and plunge pools. The reserve does have its own airstrip for guest use.
Sabi Sabi Game Reserve: The Sabi Sabi Game Reserve is a big 5 private conservancy in the infamous Kruger National Park. The reserve offers a variety of accommodation options for the discerning traveler and guests to the reserve can enjoy spa treatments, themed dinners, community tours and game drives during a stay. A private airstrip can be found within Sabi Sabi and daily scheduled flights are available from Johannesburg airport.
Phinda Game Reserve: Phinda Private Game Reserve lies in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Phinda occupies 14 000 hectares of prime conservation land which are home to Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo). Phinda does have its own private airstrip and daily flights are scheduled directly from Johannesburg to the reserve.
Londolozi: Londolozi Private Game Reserve is an acclaimed luxury hotel located in the Kruger National Park. A wide range of exclusive accommodation options are available at the renowned Londolozi Game Reserve. This reserve is famed as one of South Africa’s best and foremost safari destinations. Daily flights are also available from Johannesburg to the Londolozi airstrip.
This guest article was contributed by Janine Mare. Janine is a travel writer for the Cape Town based travel company – http://www.south-african-hotels.com.