“The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa; for he has so much to look forward to.”
- Richard Mullin

morning drive

Departure: summer – 05h30 | winter – 06h30
Duration: ±3 hours

Wake up with the birds, enjoying a fresh cup of coffee and light snacks whilst listening to the symphony created by the rising sun. Start your adventure with the cool morning air and a great chance to see roaming predators or even our nocturnal creatures returning home. 

afternoon drive

Departure: summer – 16h00 | winter – 15h00
Duration: ±3 hours

As the intense heat of the mid-day sun dwindles, the animals are on the move again. Hungry and restless from sheltering in the shade, the bush once again becomes alive. Relax on a game drive as the sunlight softens, preparing to cherish a drink of your choice overlooking a magnificent African sunset. 


Neutral coloured clothing
Closed-toed shoes
Sunhat & sunglasses
Rain-jacket (summer)
Warm fleece (winter)


Water (also provided)



With over 350 different species of birds occurring in the region, bird-lovers will not be disappointed. The Olifants River which runs through the center of the reserve attracts water-associated birds, whilst the magnificent fig trees growing alongside the river draw in our colourful fruit-eaters. The area is also excellent for raptors, including owls which can be seen on night drives.



Many people living in cities are prohibited from stargazing due to the contamination of light pollution. However, at Isambane you are able to observe the full beauty of the African night sky. Gaze in awe at the elegance of the stars as our experienced rangers use laser pointers to provide enlightening and entertaining commentary about our southern hemisphere constellations.



We are offering a package deal with Lowveld Trails who will take you on a guided walk through the bush, experiencing it in its rawest form. Have adrenaline pumping encounters with large mammals and surround yourself with the sounds of the bush, whilst also focusing on understanding the bush as nature intended it. If you are truly in love with nature, then this is the perfect activity for you.

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