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Small game reserves near Jo-burg / Tambo airport?

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Small game reserves near Jo-burg / Tambo airport?

We plan to spend the last few days of our South African trip in Jo-burg touring Soweto, Apartheid Museum, Liliesleaf, etc. On our last night in SA, I'm looking for a place to stay away from the hustle and bustle... a place within 1 to 1.5 hour drive from the Tambo International Airport. A few years ago we were in a caravan camper and stayed at a game park in Krugersdorp. Any other suggestions?

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1. Re: Small game reserves near Jo-burg / Tambo airport?

You could try the Lion Park,

http://www.lion-park.com/tented-camp

OR the Rhino and Lion Park.

http://www.rhinolion.co.za/accomodation

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They are both within a 1 hour drive from O R Tambo International airport.

Another good idea would be to try ZuluNyala Country Manor

http://www.zulunyalacountrymanor.com/

Not a game reserve, but definitely out of the hustle&bustle:

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2. Re: Small game reserves near Jo-burg / Tambo airport?

All good options. Also have alook at Kloofzicht lodge, its a stunning setting in the cradle. Its a small game reserve with mostly just antelope.

http://www.kloofzicht.co.za/

Another option is Kloofzichts sister lodge, Askari Game lodge and Spa, but it's a little further away, but they are on over 5000hectares and have the big 5. http://www.askarilodge.co.za/

Then to the opposite side just north of Pretoria is the Dinokeng big 5 area.

Have alook at these four lodges:

Mangwa valley http://www.mangwa-valley.co.za/

Intundla http://www.intundla.co.za/

Woodlands http://www.woodlandslodge.co.za/

Mongena http://www.mongena.co.za/

Lots to pick from. I love the Dinokeng area, more African bushveld feeling for me than the cradle lodges.

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3. Re: Small game reserves near Jo-burg / Tambo airport?

Thanks so much!

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4. Re: Small game reserves near Jo-burg / Tambo airport?

How anyone can recommend the Lion Park or the Rhino and Lion Park is beyond me.

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5. Re: Small game reserves near Jo-burg / Tambo airport?

Must agree with tryhard. For a proper safari, I would recommend driving a bit further (perhaps 2 hours) and consider a proper game reserve like Pilanesberg or Mabula Lodge.

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