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Most of you are either Wild Cardholders, or once were. And many of you were probably somewhat disappointed, over the years, by the steady loss of offerings for the CashBack Rewards purchases you once were able to make.
So, those of you who share this feeling will be pleased to learn that www.zest247.com , the website that for the first time brought discounted premium-brand wildlife lodges within the financial reach of South Africans, has now entered the market much more aggressively, with a winning new array of wildlife lodges, both inside the Kruger National Park and elsewhere in southern Africa, at prices ranging from the easily affordable to the frankly indulgent, and offering everything from a tourism star or two to a Milky Way of stellar rankings.
Beach & Bush
To add enormously to the choice afforded by these many Bushveld lodges, we have now joined forces with www.mozambiqueholidayaccommodation.com, the website that specialises in bringing within your easy reach the exotic lodges that grace Mozambique’s powdery white beaches, azure seas and lush tropical vegetation. These splendid lodges add the idyllic beach dimension to the unmatched bush experience you know and love.
And — for those of you who still sometimes yearn for the ultimate high in high-life getaways — we have also entered into a discounting agreement with the premier charter operator of luxury sail and powered yachts operating up the coast of East Africa and around the Indian Ocean’s tropical islands, www.mozambiqueyachtcharters.com. They can offer you a yacht to satisfy any interest, and meet any budget, from 38 to 100’.
It’s not quite the CashBack Rewards solution that you might have wanted, but it IS arguably South Africa’s most tantalising selection of wonderful natural destinations. You’ll get a tiny taste of these below.
Have a look at them, and they’ll undoubtedly whet your desire to explore our different options.
The Rhino Post Safari Lodge is a 16-bed lodge, set on the banks of the Mutlumuvi riverbed, in a 12,000 ha private wilderness concession in the Kruger National Park. This unique wilderness area offers ecotourists the ideal place for encounters with the Big Five, and allows visitors to track elephant and rhino on foot or to view them from the comfort of open safari vehicles.
The nature of a wilderness area is that there are no permanent structures, so Rhino Post Safari Lodge was built using natural materials of stone, wood, thatch and canvas to create an authentic bush ambience. Each luxury suite is exquisitely decorated and includes, from bedroom, lounge and decked patio, impressive views of the riverbed.
Kosi Forest Lodge is a private lodge situated in the unspoiled wilderness that is part of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, now internationally recognised as a World Heritage Site. The 16-bed lodge offers comfortable accommodation, fine cuisine and caters for a host of estuarine, beach and wilderness activities. Explore this unique ecosystem by guided canoe, take boat trips on the lakes, visit the millennia-old fish traps in the lake chain that meets the sea at Kosi Bay, walk in the shaded raffia forest or take day excursions to the nearby coastal beaches. Discover one of South Africa’s best — and still least known — ecotourist destinations. You won’t see the Big Five, here, but you will see hippo, crocodiles, turtles (in their seasonal nocturnal visits to the nearby beaches) and more bird species than you thought existed.
Nuarro Lodge is a unique “beach & bush” lodge situated on the beautiful Baixo do Pinda Peninsula in northern Mozambique. Nuarro lodge offers private tropical beaches and the unique biodiversity of unspoiled bush, where amazing secrets can still be found along the coastline, including enchanting traditions, history and culture — the perfect ingredients for an authentic holiday experience!
And in the crystal-clear sea, you can snorkel or SCUBA-dive, sharing your aquatic playground with everything from the myriads of tiny bejewelled reef-dwellers to the massive Whale Sharks on their mysterious journey east.
Benguerra Lodge is on the sub-tropical Benguerra Island in Mozambique's Bazaruto Archipelago. An ideal luxury vacation destination, Benguerra Lodge offers exceptional diving and fishing. As one of Mozambique's top lodges, Benguerra can easily be combined with an African safari holiday.
Merged into a natural acacia forest bordering Benguerra Bay and encircled by silver beaches, coral reefs and turquoise seas, this up-market lodge offers exclusivity in a tranquil setting. Meals at Benguerra consist largely of freshly-caught seafood , often with such delicacies as prawns, crab and crayfish. Traditional Mozambican cuisine, Portuguese flavours and a variety of delicious dishes make up the daily menus. Breakfast and lunch are buffet affairs, while dinner is a set menu. Guests with special dietary requirements can be individually catered for.
Voted "The Most Friendly Beach Hideaway" in the Harpers & Queen Travel Awards 2002
This well maintained Maxim 38’ catamaran is an example of our smaller yachts, capable of sailing the oceans of the world. Known for its excellent sea handling capabilities — and being ultra-safe — it has earned great respect among the sailors of the world. Up to six guests can enjoy the comfortable saloon and cockpit dining areas. The galley-up design incorporates a spacious saloon and forward facing galley where your meals will be prepared. The accommodation consists of 3 double cabins and 2 quarter berth crew cabins, a large spacious deck and an outside hot and cold fresh water shower.
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This 85’motorised yacht is the perfect vessel to explore the islands around East Africa. Sleeping eight guests in comfort and with four crew, she is fully equipped for a perfect island hopping adventure. She is also a floating watersports centre, offering such motorised water sports as water skiing, jet skis, a full dive centre, fishing, kayaking, windsurfing and snorkelling, and a host of other activities.
We really want you all to become part of an active, enthusiastic user group, regularly reading these newsletters, reading our blogs, and telling us what you think of our offerings, and what you would like to see us adding (or subtracting) from our mix. Please feel free to drop us a line, whether in approval or not, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Until then, why not start planning your next escape into the lush bush, perfect beaches and crystal waters we are bringing to your door?