Africa Dream Auction!

    

Have you ever dreamed about a holiday in Africa? Enjoying a wonderful holiday while supporting a course? – Even better!  Here’s your opportunity!

We are happy to announce that Exchange & Empower is partnering with Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge for an exciting auction! The lucky auction winner will get a 6-day/5-night package for 2 people in Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge in South Africa. Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge will generously donate all profit to Exchange & Empower!

Auction method: Open auction by leaving comments on this post.

Auction deadline: 28th February 2020.

Starting Bid: This exciting package has an original value of US$ 3,000, but we are starting our bid at US$2,000. A real bargain!

 

Package Details

 

Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge 

6 Days / 5 Nights Package for 2 people

   

(4-Star Lodge in Kruger National Park area, South Africa)
Accommodation: Superior Chalet

   

Day 1: Arrival and Game Drive

Arrival at Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge you will be welcomed by our team. Assuming you arrive at the lodge before 1pm, a light lunch will be served. In the afternoon you will go on a Game Drive in one of our neighbouring ‘Big Five’ reserves, where you will experience close encounters with wild animals. If you are lucky you may meet some, or even all of the Big Five – Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and Leopard.
When you are back at the Lodge dinner will be ready.

Meals included: L, D

   

Day 2: Morning Lion Walk, Jessica the Hippo and visit of HESC (Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre)

Before Breakfast, a highlight of all visitors – a walk with 2 wonderful White Lions. These are rescue animals. The Rhino Savers of South Africa is part of the rescue operation and underwrites the care of these beautiful lionesses. It needs to be reiterated that this is NOT a breeding program – only for educational purpose.
After Breakfast, you will be taken to meet one of Africa’s most well-known animals – Jessica the Hippo. Meet her close up and personal. Lunch will be at a local restraint at your own expenses.
In the afternoon, you will visit the HESC (Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre), where you will learn more about the cheetah breeding project and witness our conservation efforts. Get closer to some wonderful animals that are hard to approach in the wild. You will be back at the lodge for a relaxing sundowner on the deck overlooking the views of the Drakensberg, while waiting for dinner to be served.

Meals included: B, D

   

Day 3: Full day Kruger Tour

Leaving early morning before sunrise for a full day guided tour into the Kruger National Park, the largest national park in South Africa, and one of the largest in the entire Africa continent. Coffee, tea and rusks are provided at the lodge before you start, and a packed breakfast at a picnic spot in the Kruger Park is provided. Lunch will be at a rest camp inside the Park. Return to the Lodge for dinner.

Meals included: B, D

   

Day 4: Full day Panorama Tour

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge before you leave towards the Drakensberg Mountains. Experience the wide outspread nature and the amazing overlooks of the Blyde Canyon. The sites we will visit all offer breathtaking views and beautiful landscapes and are perfect spots for photo shoot.
Lunch will be in a restaurant on the way at your own expenses. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Meals included: B, D

   

Day 5: Elephant Interaction & Sunset Drive in Kruger National Park

In early morning we depart to meet one of the Big 5 animals – the almightily elephant, and interact with Sebakwe, a magnificent elephant who is the face of the famous South African liqueur – Amarula. You will be informed of Elephant rescue efforts and rehabilitation. The interaction is about 2 hours, after which you will return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast you will enjoy some leisure time at the lodge where you will have a light lunch. Mid-afternoon you depart for your Sunset Drive in Kruger National Park. These drives leave before dusk and return after sunset lasting around three hours. Search for grazers in the cool afternoon and predators starting their nightly hunts. Sunset is a time when night animals emerge and a drive during this period is the perfect opportunity to witness the beauty of the bush as it changes from day to night. Learn about fauna and flora from our expert guides.

Meals included: B, L, D

   

Day 6: Morning Bush Walk and Departure

In the morning when the bush is waking up, you start a guided walk on our conservancy for about 1.5 hours. Experience the wonderful bush and explore the nature. Find animal tracks and learn about the little things that make the bush so special. This experience is botanical-focused.
Enjoy your breakfast at the lodge. Check out and departure.

Meals included: B

  

Notes:

Package Include:
Accommodation for 2 people in 1 shared room, meals as indicated
Activities mentioned and Entrance Fees
Transfers to/from Hoedspruit Airport

Exclude:
Drinks, Laundry, additional services such as conservancy fee.
International and domestic air tickets.

Itineraries:
All itineraries are indicative and may change due to local conditions and circumstances.

Getting there:
The nearest airport is Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (HDS). South African Airways has daily flights between Johannesburg or Cape Town and Hoedspruit.

Validity:
Valid until 31st December 2020.  Prior booking requested.

Blackout Dates:
21-31 December 2019
10-13 April 2020
21-31 December 2020

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