Kilima CITES Encounter

EARN UP TO R140 000 per tour of 40pax (20% commission on accommodation only)

Cost per person R24 500

Get in close contact with endangered and scarce species on the CITES list with this 5-day fauna journey. Stock up on unforgettable encounters with four-legged and feathered characters.

DAY 1

Arrival

14:00

Game drive & Sundowners at the Star Gazing Deck

16:00

Welcome drink at Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa

18:00

Boma Braai announced by African drums

19:00

DAY 2

Coffee/Tea & fresh pastries served at Reception. Collect breakfast packs.

06:30

Depart for daily adventure

07:30

FULL DAY BLYDE RIVER AND MOHOLOHOLO (Hoedspruit)

Depart from Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa for an informative boat cruise within Blyde River Canyon. Witch is the 3rd largest canyon in the world and also part of the UNSECO Biosphere. See its 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 and rehabilitation efforts of injured animals and birds such as lions, eagles, and honey badgers first-hand. Recommended as the perfect family excursion.

08:30

Lunch (for your own account) will be at 24 Degrees South. Enjoy a visit to 24 Degrees South and discover more than you expected! A truly special place to spend some time. Good food is available from the Cotton Club Cafe and Snack Shack - both are licensed and have outdoor seating and a chilled vibe. Discover the unique silk skin care range and bedding at the Silk Showroom. Pop in to the Kingfisher Gallery and meet the resident artist - Johnathan, who may regularly been seen creating something special. Spend a little time in the Classic Car or Motorbike showrooms or purchase some wonderful handmade leather items at Katundo Leather. Other shops include dZonga Creations, Hangupz, Trixi Junge Ceramics, Round Da Bend and Sickelbush Trading who make wonderful repurposed copper items.

13:00

Arrive at Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa

17:00

Gin tasting of local craft Gins served with canapes

18:30

Kilima Signature 4-course-dinner prepared by our experienced chef

19:00

DAY 3

Breakfast is served.

07:30-

10:30

Treasure hunt on the beautiful Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa

10:30- 13:00

Choose one of the following activities for the day:

05-00- 19:00

Exotic Game Drive with coffee and rusks at the lock and love deck

05:00-

07:00

Exotic Game Drive with sundowners at the FRP Dam

16:00-

19:00

Visit to the Ghost town Leydsdorp and the big Baobab tree

16:00-

19:00

Bird watching - 3 hides available - please book in advance

any time

Spa day – choose from a variety of treatments from the Kukura Wellness Spa menu – available on request.

any time

Visit the Exotic Game Breeding Project where you can experience the darting and measuring of animals - to be booked 2 weeks in advance.

any time

South African drinks served at the Bar @ Kilima

18:00

Craft Beer Tasting and Kilima signature bar snacks.

18:30

African buffet

19:30

DAY 4

Coffee/Tea & fresh pastries served at Reception. Collect breakfast packs.

06:30

Depart for daily adventure

07:30

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 amphibious) 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.

9:00

Lunch is for own account at the Baobab Restaurant. They are the master chefs of savory and sweet pancakes! Come and have a delicious meal with a choice of homemade juices in this amazing setting.

13:00

Arrive at Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa

15:00

Gin Cocktails served (one cocktail per person) at Kilima Bar enjoyed with canapes

18:00

Traditional South African Braai – braai your own premium cuts of meat

19:30

DAY 5

Coffee/Tea & fresh pastries served at Reception. Collect breakfast packs.

06:30

Depart for daily adventure

07:30

FULL DAY KRUGER NATIONAL 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.

08:30

Stop for lunch at one of the many picnic sites. The chefs at Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa will prepare a gorgeous picnic style lunch.

13:00

Arrive at Kilima Private Game Reserve and Spa

17:00

Award winning wine tasting in the Duke Wine Room

18:30

Kilima Signature 6-course-dinner prepared by our experienced chef

19:00

DAY 6

Breakfast is served

08:00-11:00

Depart between 12:00 and 14:00 - Safe travels!

14:00

INCLUDES:

Accommodation

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

All entrance fees

Gym

Games room

Shop@Kilima

Buch walks to the ruins

Swimming pools

Duke Wine Tasting Room

Relaxing African Lounge

Kukura Wellness Spa Voucher

EXCLUDES:

Lunch at other restaurants

Airport transfers

Alcoholic beverages

Taxes

Honesty bar in your room

Gratuities