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Extraordinary June Newsletter

By June 11, 2018December 11th, 2018Press and Media

Dear Travel Partner

It has been an Extraordinary year thus far for us with a lot of travel and new developments. Some fabulous deals and packages have been designed for all market segments making our destinations even better value options for you.

Stay Warm!

Yours in travel,

“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

Mabula Game Lodge – Then and Now

Mabula’s history is not just the tale of a piece of land in Africa; rather, it is the story of how a few far-sighted pioneers helped change prevailing attitudes towards land use and wildlife, and establish a model of ecotourism that has been replicated across South Africa and beyond.

Mabula Game Lodge has been transformed from an area of almost empty sourveld bush into one of South Africa’s finest private game reserves, home not just to the Big Five but hundreds of other species of flora and fauna.

Set against the backdrop of the Waterberg Mountains, the Mabula Private Game Reserve protects some of the loveliest bushveld in South Africa. The views from Christmas Hill – our most popular sundowner spot – give a sense of both the scale and beauty of the Reserve.

We recently had the opportunity to showcase the transformation of Mabula Game Lodge to a selected group of media. With an adventure packed itinerary, from Movies under the Stars to Hot Air Balloon Safari, Horseback Safari, Quad Bike Safari and champagne breakfast in the bush.

Mabula Game Lodge 2-Night Photographic Safaris

Mabula Game Lodge in association with Julio Moreira and Karen Denton, will be offering a very special Photographic Safari, which will be open to novices, keen amateurs as well as experienced photographers on a set departure date.

Julio, a professional photographer of over 30 years will ensure that you benefit from one on one instruction on everything from how to achieve the best position for the ultimate wildlife shot to professional tips on image editing, including both a pre-safari and post-safari briefing.

Any make of camera may be used.


Two nights luxury accommodation and all meals, tuition by Julio Moreira, professional photographer, during safaris. Three Lightroom sessions by Karen Denton, a qualified “Lightroom” instructor.


Click here to view the full package

Victoria Falls Safari Club’s New Look

Victoria Falls Safari Club recently completed a major redevelopment, with the addition of a swimming pool, sundeck and gazebo, and the expansion of its central building to include a new restaurant.

Situated within the magnificent grounds of the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge resort, the luxurious accommodation with uninterrupted views of unspoilt bushveld and spectacular African sunsets.  Safari Club residents have access to butler services, complimentary afternoon tea and sundowners. Safari Club guests also have access to all existing services and facilities on the Victoria Falls Lodge resort.

New Management Team at Kruger Properties

We are excited to welcome Johan and Lori van Eden, our new Management Team at our Kruger properties, Hamiltons Tented Camp, Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge and Imbali Safari Lodge.

Johan and Lori’s background is impressive as they mutually combine over 30 years of lodge management experience, with the most recent years spent in Kenya and Tanzania. Both Johan and Lori were born in South Africa.

Johan spent a good part of his youth in Zambia’s Copperbelt where his parents were working. He later attended boarding school in Zimbabwe, and university in South Africa. Apart from wildlife and the outdoors, Johan is passionate about photography.

Lori grew up learning the tricks of her parents’ upholstery business. She was managing her own gardening company and then worked in the meticulous aeronautic industry before meeting Johan and switching to safari and tourism.

New Rooms at Black Rhino Game Lodge

The addition of two new rooms at Black Rhino Game Lodge takes the inventory to a total of twenty rooms.

Nestled in a Tamboti forest, overlooking a busy waterhole on the western side of Pilanesberg National Park, Black Rhino Game Lodge is a perfect family destination or romantic breakaway. An easy 2 hour drive from Gauteng and only 30km from Sun City.

Ski Packages with Mont d’Or Clarens

Mont d’Or Clarens is situated in the historical town of Clarens in the Eastern Free State, only a three hours’ drive from Johannesburg and a four hours’ drive from Durban.

During the winter months the Lesotho’s Maluti mountains turns into a winter wonderland where you can cut your way through fresh snow down slopes.

Choose from our weekend or midweek getaway packages, and combine your accommodation in Clarens with a ski experience at Afriski ski resort.

Mid week and weekend packages inclusive of:
Three night accommodation (including breakfast)
2 days ski pass and ski equipment rental
Daily shuttle service to and from Afriski Lesotho
A back and neck massage @ Mont d’Or Day Spa

Extraordinary Property Showcases

We are delighted to invite our valued partners to attend our annual showcases in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Our showcases are the perfect platforms for our loyal customers to meet with the general managers and owners of the independent properties proudly represented by Extraordinary.

Our Johannesburg workshop will take place on 24 July at The Capital, Moloko, 160 Helen Road, Strathavon, Sandton.

The Cape Town workshop is scheduled for 26 July at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, 76 Orange Street, Gardens.

To book your space and stand a chance to WIN fabulous prizes and giveaways, please email or call Caroline Ledwaba on +27 11 516 4367.