Bush camps and game lodges on game reserves situated close to South Africa's major cities (near Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth) are popular with city folk looking to get back to nature over a weekend. Here are a collection of great safaris and bush breaks situated close to the city.


Gondwana Lodge, Sanbona

Gondwana Lodge is a new hotel styled lodge based on a traditional Karoo homestead design. The lodge and rooms all overlook a prominent dam in the distance which attracts good quantities of game and birdlife. The main lodge is openly laid out with modern furnishings. The rooms are situated in two detached buildings consisting of six rooms (three on the…

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