“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.

Day trip

Kruger National Park

The world-renowned Kruger National Park covers an incredible 2 million hectares of land. Having provided a safe haven for wildlife since 1898, Kruger boasts a phenomenal diversity of life. After some coffee and a light breakfast you will be good to go! Pack your pre-made lunch, grab your gear and head out on a local adventure full of anticipation and excitement, and be back in time for dinner.

Full day

Panorama tour

Blessed with spectacular scenery, the Panoramic Route is one of South Africa’s most stunning drives. Your personal guide will show you the magic of the Great Escarpment of the Drakensberg as you wind through the Mpumalanga Highlands, with a must-see stop at the famous Blyde River Canyon. Set off on a spectacular African adventure and be back in time for dinner.

Day trip

Birding at Lekgalameetse

Lekgalameetse, located in the northern portion of the Drakensberg mountains, is the perfect spot for bird-lovers. Tick some forest species off your list such as the Knysna turaco, narina trogon, Cape parrot, green twinspot and orange ground-thrush. Beyond birding you can expect to see Samango monkeys dancing through the canopy and an assortment of butterflies flashing their vibrant colours.

Early morning

Olifants River Boat cruise

The Olifants River flows through Kruger National Park and into Mozambique, offering a unique game viewing experience. Sit back, relax and relish a gentle cruise along this breathtaking river while enjoying a continental breakfast. Embark on an early voyage for the best chance to view elephant, buffalo, waterbuck and even leopard, whilst hippo and crocodile are almost guaranteed.

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