TULI HORSE SAFARI

DAY 1:

Upon arrival at the Pont Drift Border Post or Limpopo Valley airfield at approximately 12h00 noon. You will be met by a representative who will transfer you to Fort Jamesons Camp and after customs and immigration formalities have been cleared. 

 

Once you have checked in and settled, a light lunch will be served.  The rest of the afternoon is spent selecting, and getting acquainted with, your trusted steed.  You will then embark on an introductory ride along the banks of the mighty Limpopo River. 

Your first evening is spent enjoying sundowners before a delectable dinner is served in the beautiful garden under the inky black sky (weather permitting). Retire for a good night of rest in the comfort of Fort Jamesons Camp.

 

Nestled in the remote enclave off the banks of the mighty Limpopo River, Fort Jamesons provides accommodation in the form of comfortable wooden chalets, each with an en-suite bathroom. Facilities within the camp include a swimming pool, well stocked bar, dining area and lounge. A waterhole offers exciting game viewing from the perimeter of the camp.

DAY 2:

TODAY THE REAL FUN BEGINS !!  

A glorious morning commences at sunrise with tea/coffee and a small breakfast snack. Departing from Fort Jamesons at approximately 06h30, the ride heads off in a north-westerly direction for Jwala Camp on the banks of the Jwala River.  6-7 hrs are spent in the saddle enjoying the abundance of game and the magnificent scenery synonymous with The Land of the Giants.

Dinner is prepared over an open fire by a truly brilliant chef whose “bush cuisine” is renowned far and wide.  Retire to the dome tents where you will experience the sounds of the African bush as it gently serenades you to sleep.

DAY 3:

An early wake up call heralds a new day, and tea/coffee and a delicious light breakfast treat are served around the log fire.

The next ride begins.  As you gallop across open plains, the panoramic vistas are enhanced ten-fold as your adrenaline courses through your veins.

Your destination today - the Zeederberg Camp.  This ride is rich in history, and offers a variety of interesting tales of the past. One of the events of the Anglo Boer War was the destruction of Bryce’s Store in a battle on the banks of the Pitsane River.  Remnants of the Store can still be found on Mashatu. Your experience is further enhanced by the large herds of antelope that are encountered. Feel your  spirit lift to unbelievable heights and you become one with your environment on horse back…

Once you have arrived at the wilderness camp, a scrumptious lunch will be served, after which you can spend the afternoon at leisure to relax before you embark on an afternoon walk into the bush.  On foot you are able to witness the smaller creatures and plants that are missed on horse back. You are also able to follow spoor, and are one-on-one with the bush environment. 

The evening is enjoyed with sundowners around a log fire, and a delicious meal sees the close to another exhilarating and rewarding day.

DAY 4:

Rise and shine to a hot cup of tea/coffee and a quick breakfast bite before heading off exploring the area on horseback.  The open plains so characteristic of this area are perfect for a good gallop as you head in the direction of the Majale and Limpopo rivers where lunch awaits you.

Once you have settled at the new wilderness camp, and after a fulfilling lunch, it's time to explore the Limpopo River banks on foot. This riverine spot is home to large herds of elephant, and offers an excellent location from which to walk ancient elephant–trodden pathways in exploration of the magical surrounding wildlife wonderland.

Returning to camp for sundowners and dinner around the log fire. A dreamless sleep no doubt awaits you as another exciting day draws to a close.

DAY 5:

This beautiful morning will be met by a scrumptious breakfast prepared over the open fire.  This morning will start off a little slower as this day will be spent exploring the banks of the Limpopo,  this time on horse back.  The area known for its abundance of wildlife will be the location for a second night.  The day will offer exciting riding, game sightings and once in a lifetime opportunities for more fabulous photo footage. The afternoon will bring a welcomed lunch back at the same wilderness camp with a chance to hang up those boots and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the shade. The evening will bring story swapping around the log fire.

DAY 6:

It’s up and away! Another early rise and a breakfast snack around the log fire will set the morning off to a good start.

Today’s ride will allow you to become one with nature as you head towards the watering hole at Pete’s Pond.  Large open plains afford the opportunity to tantalise the taste buds of the thrill seeker with exhilarating riding amongst herds of galloping wildebeest and zebra!  See the visual wonders of nature, feel the warmth of the sun on your face; and taste Africa in its' most authentic sense!

On arrival at Pete’s Pond you will be welcomed by a well-deserved lunch which is served outside the hide overlooking the large waterhole.  The wildlife and bird life is prolific in this area.  The afternoon can be spent sitting in the hide overlooking the water hole. 

As evening draws to a close, enjoy the camaraderie with your fellow riders around the fire while sipping on a good glass of wine. The stretcher beds are a welcome sight as day 6 draws to a close. 

DAY 7:

The aroma of coffee stimulates the senses this morning. Today’s ride is the longest. Unforgettable sightings and exhilarating riding is guaranteed. 

Noisy baboons can be seen and heard darting from tree to tree as they scream a warning signal to anyone who approaches the vast boabab where a leopard is relaxing after a successful night’s hunting…. 

The ride ends at the Kgothla. This is an old tribal court from a nearby community that was relocated to the banks of the Motloutse River on the western periphery of Mashatu.  The boma is an open-air traditional African enclosure made up of leadwood logs. Guests sleep on stretchers around a large log fire which blazes at the centre.  This evening is spectacular! The night is spent sleeping under the stars in the cacophony of sound generated by the African bush orchestra.

DAY 8:

Today is your last day in the bush and begins with your final early morning tea/coffee and breakfast snack over the open fire. This morning is spent riding and exploring the historical area of Solomon’s Wall.  This morning's ride will "loop" back to the Kgothla camp where the horses will be loaded onto the horsebox, and returned to their base camp.  Guests will be transferred via open 4x4 landrover back to Fort Jamesons. 

After a final lunch in the beautiful picturesque gardens of Fort Jamesons, and sad farewells to your riding companions, you will have a chance to pack and prepare for departure.

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