Upon arrival at
the Pont Drift Border Post or Limpopo Valley airfield at approximately 12h00
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
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
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
REAL FUN BEGINS !!
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
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.
An early wake up call heralds a new day,
and tea/coffee and a delicious light breakfast treat are served around the log
The next ride begins. As you gallop
across open plains, the panoramic vistas are enhanced ten-fold as your
adrenaline courses through your veins.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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