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.

Muntulu Bush Lodge, Hluhluwe

Muntulu Bush Lodge is an affordable self-catering safari lodge, located in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. Vast and picturesque, the reserve is home to a plethora of wildlife and birdlife species, including the Big 5. Muntulu is a self-catering lodge that provides accommodation for private groups of up to eight guests at a time. It consists…

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Mbizo Bush Camp, Ithala

Mbizo Bush Camp is situated in South Africa’s Ithala Game Reserve, a spectacular park that is home to a host of habitats and wildlife species. The camp is small and intimate, accommodating just 8 guests in two separate 4-bed units. Each unit is constructed from wood and thatch, giving it a more rustic and authentic feel. The units are situated…

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Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge is located on the slopes of an ancient volcano. The alkaline volcano fashioned the very hills that Kwa Maritane stands on today, hence it's name, which literally means "Place of the Rock". Kwa Maritane offers guests all the amenities of an exclusive resort within the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park - an easy drive of 2 hours…

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Bakubung Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg

Bakubung Bush Lodge is concealed within the rich expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park and offers you everything you need to get in touch with the bush. The Pilanesberg is an area where the Big 5 roam, a mere 2-hour drive from the hectic lifestyle of Johannesburg. Bakubung, or “People of the Hippo”, offers you everything you need with…

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Tlopi Tented Camp, Marakele

The Tlopi Tented Camp in Marakele National Park is unfenced from the rest of the park, making your experience with nature an unsheltered, intimate one. The camp consists of ten luxury tents, each accommodating two people. The tents are fully furnished with kitchens, private bathrooms, electric fans, private verandas and barbecue facilities. One tent is wheelchair-friendly. There are fantastic bird-watching…

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Lilydale Rest Camp, Mokala

Mokala is SANParks’ newest addition to their family of parks and is situated approximately 70km south-southwest of Kimberley, and west of the N12 freeway to Cape Town. Nestled in the hills, Mokala's landscape boasts a variety of koppieveld (hills) and large open plains. Lilydale Rest Camp, located in the north-east of the park, offers 12 self-catering, air conditioned units overlooking…

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Whalesong Hotel & Spa

Whalesong Hotel & Spa is nestled on a hill in a lush, landscaped garden above Plettenberg Bay, the jewel of South Africa’s Garden Route. From its vantage point, the hotel offers breathtaking views of the Keurbooms coastline and Tsitsikamma Mountain Range. Whalesong is a 4-star hotel, offering very good value in a warm, friendly atmosphere. It comprises of a lounge,…

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Zebra Country Lodge

Whether it is wildlife, culture, or peace and quiet that you seek, Zebra Country Lodge is the ideal getaway for special events, weddings, conferences and family leisure time. Discover this exclusive retreat in a tranquil bushveld setting, only 30km from Pretoria, and rejuvenate your soul. Various species of game, including giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and antelope, can be viewed on guided…

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Umzolozolo Private Safari Lodge, Nambiti

Umzolozolo is a luxury boutique lodge situated on the lip of an open valley in the southern section of the Nambiti Conservancy. It hosts up to 12 guests in its five individual suites. The main lodge is well designed and creates a social atmosphere. The open plan dining and lounge areas flow out over a small garden towards the ideally…

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Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge

Nambiti Hills Game Lodge is located on a rocky hillside with breathtaking panoramic bushveld views. The elegant lodge offers 8 luxurious double suites and one beautifully appointed honeymoon suite, which are positioned in a linear fashion away from the main lodge. All suites are air-conditioned and complemented by a notable variety of amenities to ensure a most lavish stay. Suites…

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