Experience Nature Like Never Before
How to Prepare When Visiting the Excellent Game Reserves in Limpopo
South Africa is a beautiful country with many incredible natural wonders to show. Some of the most amazing of these can be found at the stunning game reserves in Limpopo. An absolute abundance of wildlife appears naturally in this region, known for its ecotourism. Treat yourself to an experience of a lifetime – and follow these tips to make the most out of your adventure:
The Time of Year Matters – Here’s Why
Summer (October to April) is the wet season, and the bushveld will be lush and green – a truly magnificent sight. Winter (May to September) is the dry season for the game reserves in Limpopo. The foliage will be sparser, making it easier to spot the animals gathering at the dwindling waterholes.
Book Your Transfers
If you arrive via Johannesburg, it’s still a bit of a drive to get to the game reserves in Limpopo. Zwahili Private Game Lodge & Spa, for example, is about 200 kilometres away. So, to ensure you arrive as fresh as possible, make sure you book your transfers to and from your accommodation in advance. Many lodges either offer a private service or will be able to recommend a partner service.
Take a Camera
While it is always advisable to live in the moment, you will definitely also see some incredible and breathtaking sights that you will want to capture and enjoy time and time again. Make sure you have a camera that can zoom and take nice photos. If you choose to use your smartphone, consider bringing a power bank or extra battery along.
What to Wear
It is advisable to wear comfortable clothes at all times. The weather is very mild, and even winter days can be quite warm. Bring something with a short sleeve and pack a warm jacket for the cool mornings and evenings. Opt for neutral colours like green or khaki rather than bright clothing as this will help you to blend in with the environment and be less of a stress to animals. It is also not necessary to go buy specialist hiking boots. Comfortable walking shoes will do.
Make Sure You Have Sun Protection
The African sun can be harsh, even in winter and you’ll likely be spending some time in the sun while visiting the game reserves in Limpopo. Pack some sunscreen with decent UV protection. You must also bring sunglasses with you and consider a hat with a brim to protect your face and neck against the rays.
Check Whether Your Booking Includes Game Drives
For most visitors, seeing the incredible wildlife in their natural habitat would be one of the main reasons to visit the game reserves in Limpopo. Often private lodges will include game drives as part of your package. However, confirm this, as you do not want to miss out. If you book with Zwahili, you can enjoy two drives per day and even a hike in the bush on foot.
Get up Early
Sure, you are on holiday, and you want to relax and enjoy yourself at your own pace. But do yourself a favour and go on an early morning drive in the bush to fully experience the best of the game reserves in Limpopo. It’s an excellent time to spot wildlife, and you will be enchanted and invigorated by the beauty of the landscape.
Book for Comfort
Just because you are planning to take a walk on the wild side, it doesn’t have to mean you need to rough it for the duration of your stay. While there are a number of great game reserves in Limpopo, few come close to the absolute opulence you will experience when staying at the luxurious Zwahili Private Game Lodge & Spa. Experience the richness of Africa like never before – contact Zwahili to book your spectacular getaway.