Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa is proud be located in an environment not only abundantly blessed with beautiful nature, but also rich in cultural diversity and history. We are excessively proud of our magnificent country and would love to share with you some of its mysteries and wonders.All of the activities listed can be arranged with short notice and are within a mere hour’s drive from Kilima Private Game Reserve and spa.
Allow us to orchestrate an exciting adventure for you!
FULL DAY BLYDE RIVER AND MOHOLOHOLO
Depart from Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa for an informative boat cruise within Blyde River Canyon. See it’s impressive gravity arch dam and learn about local flora and fauna from an area expert. Remember to keep an eye out for hippos and crocs as you go! After lunch (at own expense) receive a guided tour of the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre where you'll witness the recovery efforts of injured animals and birds such as lions, eagles, and honey badgers firsthand. Recommended as the perfect family excursion.
8 Hours approximately- R1050 pp
PANORAMA ROUTE GUIDED TOUR
Cross all the highlights of the Panorama Route off your must-see list with this comprehensive tour from Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa. Stops include Lisbon Falls, Berlin Falls, Bourke's Luck Potholes, the Three Rondawels, Wonderview, God's Window, and River Canyon. As you travel, learn about the environment’s history, plants and animals of the region through in-depth guided commentary. Entrance fees included.
8 hours approximately – R1150 pp
FULL DAY KRUGER PARK TOUR
Embark on a full-day safari tour of Kruger National Park, one of the continent's largest game reserves. Get an early start from Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa on your wildlife-viewing adventure in order to catch the animals at one of their most active times. Travel alongside a knowledgeable guide in an open-top vehicle, seeking out Africa's big five as well as giraffe, zebra, hyenas and more. Your guide offers details on local fauna and flora—including a wealth of local birdlife—en route. Stop for lunch (own expense) before setting out on another game drive.
9 hours approximately- R1280 pp
FULL DAY ENDANGERED SPECIES AND JESSICA THE HIPPO
What better way to get up close and personal to nature than this tour. The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) is living proof that people can make a difference to the long-term survival of the planet and its animal inhabitants. From Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa we will first visit HESC. HESC focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable and endangered animal species. Cheetah Conservation is one of its core disciplines.
From HESC we’ll move on to visit Jessica. Jessica is a 18-year old female Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) who lives near Hoedspruit. There you’ll be shown a video about Jessica and her history. We will then go down to the raft to feed and touch her and sit with her for while.
8 hours approximately- R1050 pp
MAGOEBASKLOOF CANOPY TOURS
Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours will take you into a previously inaccessible realm of nature, moving you between platforms built high within the upper level of indigenous forests and ancient cliffs. Each platform is joined by a spectacular 'foefie' cable slide high above the sparkling river, waterfalls and forest floor.
Relax and absorb the tranquility of your natural surroundings on each platform. Magoebaskloof Canopy Tours' trained guides ensure the safety of each group while describing facts about the fauna, flora and ecology of the surrounding environment. Suitable for anyone between 7 and 70. Great for the whole family, nature lovers and thrill seekers.
5-6 hours approximately- R950 pp inclusions light refreshments, equipment and a light meal
LEKGALAMEETSI AND WOLKBERG TOUR
Take a trip up the Lekgalameetsi and Wolkberg mountains close to Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa. Experience the beauty and vastness of our region from the top of the mountain range but remember to pack a towel in order to enjoy a dip in a natural spring on the way up. A healthy picnic basket and refreshments will be provided and enjoyed at the top of the pass. You’ll be in awe of the amazing scenery all the way to the top.
6-7 hours approximately R950 pp
Village and township tours are offered to provide opportunities for our guests to interact with local people in an unstructured and spontaneous manner and to have experiences which are rewarding, authentic and entertaining in secure and friendly environment. It offers guests an opportunity to reflect on the hospitality of the local people and be able to form their own opinion about township life. These tours are led by a professional guide, James Ndhlovu who was born and raised in the Palace of Chief Mohlaba II and has an intimate knowledge of local customs and traditions.
Experience rural life in Chief Mohlaba II’s Royal Palace and his senior subjects (Indunas), how polygamous family structures operate, and more. Get to see modern township lifestyles. Encounter Sangoma’s Dance and taste the African “viagra’. Learn about local indigenous herbs, plants, trees and various mutis (medicines) that are made from them. Enjoy traditional food, drink and the warm hospitality of the local people, walk in their villages and townships, visit their homes, and share experiences of their daily activities. The ‘Buzz’ of the shebeens (township tavern) offers a chance to meet people from all walks of life and professions. The vibe is friendly and welcoming.
5-6 hours -R1150 pp
CRAFT GIN DISTILLERY AND DEBEGENI WATERFALLS
The Old Packhouse Distillery is situated on a farm near Tzaneen in the Limpopo Provice and produces artisanal Gin. Only the finest ingredients are used in their handcrafted small batch gin. The gin exemplifies country living. Enjoy a tasting at this distillery and learn about the intricacies of producing gin the craft way.
“The place of the big pot” is the English translation from the Pedi language for the word Debengeni. And what a word to describe what nature has created at the foot of the Magoebaskloof mountains, near Tzaneen. The Ramadipa river cascades over 80m down the Debengeni Falls into a large basin which has been slowly formed over millions of years by the rivers powerful forces. We will visit the basin which is the ideal spot to for our picnic or take a dip in the cool refreshing waters The surrounding area at the foot of the falls is ideal just to spread out you blankets and relax under the trees, with a few short walks leading from here into the De Hoek State forest.
3-4 hours R700 pp picnic lunch included