Qwabi Private Game Reserve African Safari Experience

Resort:Qwabi Private Game Reserve
Operator: Titan Travel
Destination: South Africa
Price From: £3195.00


Weve taken our safaris to a new level of luxury at the exclusive Qwabi Private Game Reserve in South Africa. This protected, private wilderness is part of the Waterberg Biosphere and offers a five-star safari experience across 11,000 hectares of untouched African bushveld. Dawn and dusk game drives reveal the beauty and serenity of the savannah and give you the chance to spot Africas legendary wildlife – including all the Big Five – roaming free. Therell also be bush and birding walks to see smaller animals, birds and plant life, and guided stargazing pointing out celestial wonders in the African night sky. Throughout youll dine on authentic African cuisine crafted by a resident culinary team, and sleep in superior guest rooms whose earthy tones, wood finishes and African artefacts balance all the contemporary comforts of modern five-star hotel.


Day 1 – UK – In flight

Titans VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight Johannesburg.

UK – In flight

Day 2 – Johannesburg – Qwabi Private Game Reserve

Touching down early this morning, well board a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and head north across the Limpopo Province to Qwabi Private Game Reserve. After a light lunch – served on a deck overlooking the acacia-shaded riverbank – well soon start to absorb the magic of the bush. Dinner tonight is followed with an introductory talk outlining the activities and adventures ahead.

Letamo Lodge, Qwabi Private Game Reserve (5-star)

Day 3 – Qwabi Private Game Reserve

An early start rewards us with the sight of the sun creeping over the natural pans and grassy savannahs as we search for the Big Five – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and African buffalo – before the heat of the day. We return to camp for breakfast, after which the rest of the day is free to immerse yourself in this ancient, untamed landscape. Watch for wildlife on the riverbank – elephant, bushbuck and buffalo have been known to walk by – or treat yourself (extra charge) to a soothing and rejuvenating spa treatment made with local herbs and plant extracts. South Africa produces some of the finest wines in the world and tonight weve arranged a wine tasting before dinner, when youll become acquainted with an array of award-winning South African wines.

Letamo Lodge, Qwabi Private Game Reserve (5-star)

Today includes

Excursions & visits:Dawn game drive in Qwabi Private Game Reserve (early morning)
South African wines tasting (evening)

Day 4 – Qwabi Private Game Reserve

Theres no rush to get up this morning so after waking to the sounds of the African bush and birdsong, you might be tempted to relax by the pool or retire with a book (and your binoculars) under a shady parasol. After a relaxed morning its all systems go as we head out on our next game drive. Well stay out until the last rays of sun have disappeared over the horizon, scanning the savannah with our experienced guides for zebra, cheetah and other prized animals. As one of only two UNESCO-declared Biosphere Reserves in Africa, Waterberg is actively managed for the conservation of wildlife. After dinner this evening well learn about the work being done to protect and preserve this precious environment with a talk by a local conservation expert.

Letamo Lodge, Qwabi Private Game Reserve (5-star)

Today includes

Excursions & visits:Afternoon game drive in Qwabi Private Game Reserve (afternoon)
Waterberg Biosphere Reserve conservation talk (evening)

Day 5 – Qwabi Private Game Reserve

Enlightened by last nights talk, well head out in 4WDs early this morning and find the perfect spot to see the sun rise over this extraordinary landscape and watch animals emerge for another day in the bush. Returning for breakfast and a go-slow morning, this afternoon brings local flavour of a different kind as we learn the art of potjie pot cooking with Letamos resident chef. These three-legged cast-iron cooking pots are traditional in southern Africa and a memorable experience will be the tasty stew – chicken, lamb or vegetable – youll slow-cook over hot coals for dinner tonight.

Letamo Lodge, Qwabi Private Game Reserve (5-star)

Today includes

Excursions & visits:Dawn game drive in Qwabi Private Game Reserve (early morning)
Potjie pot cookery class with resident lodge chef (afternoon)

Day 6 – Qwabi Private Game Reserve

The conservation theme continues this afternoon as we head to a local Ground Hornbill Project where well meet the rangers and find out how these charismatic, critically endangered birds are being hand-reared and reintroduced to the wild. Tonight, after dinner, well gather outside to watch as star rangers point out planets and constellations. Far from light pollution and the hubbub of daily life, these stargazing experiences give us a deep sense of connection with the natural world.

Letamo Lodge, Qwabi Private Game Reserve (5-star)

Today includes

Excursions & visits:Ground Hornbill Project visit (afternoon)
Guided stargazing experience (evening)

Day 7 – Qwabi Private Game Reserve

Up with the dawn chorus, well set out on a bushwalk to spot some of the smaller plants and animals which can be missed on game drives. Well listen to insects chirping and birds singing and pause to look at the plants and flowers – bright oranges, reds, yellows and pinks – often overlooked in the search for big game. Well also go birdwatching with a specialist ranger, searching for birds like white backed heron, ostrich and Cape vulture and proving the best safaris are not just about four-legged animals, but winged ones too. Having stretched our legs this morning, this afternoon well jump back into our 4WDs for another game drive, returning for a memorable dinner served al fresco in the bush.

Letamo Lodge, Qwabi Private Game Reserve (5-star)

Today includes

Excursions & visits:Guided bushwalk and birdwatching (early morning)
Game drive in Qwabi Private Game Reserve (afternoon)
Bush dining experience (evening)

Day 8 – Qwabi Private Game Reserve

Its all about the safari today, as we head out on two game drives in the early morning and afternoon. Now experienced in the art of game viewing, well keep our eyes peeled for rare species like white-backed night herons, aardvarks and brown hyenas, as well as any of the prized Big Five that have eluded us so far. Tonight, well toast our adventures over a farewell meal, and share our favourite moments and stories with newfound friends.

Letamo Lodge, Qwabi Private Game Reserve (5-star)

Today includes

Excursions & visits:Two game drives in Qwabi Private Game Reserve (morning and afternoon)

Day 9 – Qwabi Private Game Reserve – Johannesburg – In flight

Time to tick off those last few sightings on one final game drive before breakfast, after which well head back to Joburg for the return flight home.

Qwabi Private Game Reserve – Johannesburg – In flight

Today includes

Excursions & visits:Dawn game drive in Qwabi Private Game Reserve (morning)

Day 10 – UK

On arrival your driver will be waiting at the airport to take you home.


What’s Included in Your Safari Adventure:


  • 21 meals in total
    • 7 breakfasts
    • 7 lunches
    • 7 dinners


  • Travel from the UK included
  • International flights: Prices based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow.


  • 7 nights in hotels
  • 2 nights in flight


  • Selected local drinks including wine, spirits, beer, soft drinks, and water available at mealtimes
  • Bottled water replenished daily in guest rooms

Tour Highlights – 14 Excursions & Visits:

  • Seven game drives (in open-topped 4WD) in Qwabi Private Game Reserve
  • South African wines tasting
  • Waterberg Biosphere Reserve conservation talk

Free Time:

  • 1.5 days of free time
    • Explore independently
    • Relax at your hotel
    • Join optional excursions
    • Seek recommendations from your tour manager

Perfect Moments with Titan Travel:

  • VIP Experience: Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Experts: Titan local representative (selected hours) and local expert rangers for safaris
  • Porterage services included