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Fun Time Tours & Safaris have a wide range of packages available for every different taste and adventure. For getaways with a difference we can offer you vast knowledge and experience in the industry.

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TAITA FALCON LODGE

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GENERAL INFORMATION

The atmosphere at Taita Falcon Lodge is casual and informal and normal safari resort clothing is both practical and acceptable.  During the summer months, cool clothing is essential, with long protective clothing for evenings.  From May to August, it can be quite cold in the evenings and early mornings, so warmer clothing is advised.

Hats, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, walking shoes and appropriate clothing and shoes for activities such as white water rafting, abseiling and horse riding should be brought along.  Binoculars are also advised.  For white water rafting, shoes which are suitable for rock climbing but which can get wet and can be strapped securely to the foot are essential.

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LOCATION

Taita Falcon Lodge is situated on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River, 11km. by road from the Victoria Falls, 20km from Livingstone.  The Lodge is perched on the very edge of the Batoka Gorge above Rapids 16 and 17, offering a spectacular view of the raging waters 200m below.

ACCESS

Access to Taita Falcon Lodge is via Livingstone and Victoria Falls by road or air.  Scheduled and chartered airlines fly into Livingstone, including  British Airways and South African Airways  

A 4WD vehicle is necessary during the rainy season, and a high clearance vehicle is recommended at all times.

Taita Falcon Lodge provides collection and drop off transfers from either the airport, Day Activity Centre (Sun Hotels), bus or train stations or from Livingstone Town or Victoria Falls border post.  These transfers are included in the Fully Inclusive and Full Board rates. Transfers can be arranged from Victoria Falls Airport and Botswana for an additional charge.  Taita Falcon Lodge also has a heli-pad.

VISAS

Some nationalities have to pay visas on entering Zambia. Please enquire if you need to know how much. Visa can be acquired on entry with Immigration but we would suggest that where possible clients must get visas in advance from the Zambian Embassy/High Commission in their countries. Double and multiple entry visas must be applied for in advance.

HEALTH

We suggest that malaria prophylactics are taken at least one week prior to arrival and are continued for at least two weeks after their stay at the Lodge.  A basic medical kit should always be carried in Africa.  A doctors surgery is available in Livingstone and we are members of an immediate medi-vac scheme for all of our clients provided they have their own insurance.

THE ENVIRONMENT

The Lodge is situated in a natural bush environment with each chalet secluded amongst the native flora.  The gardens around the Lodge and chalets are a colorful blend of indigenous plants with paths weaving from the chalets to the pool, restaurant and bar areas.

Bird life is abundant around the Lodge grounds, with resident Vereaux (Black) Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, and the Taita Falcon from which the Lodge takes its name.  A variety of other raptors and smaller birds are familiar to the Lodge and are commonly sighted.

ACCOMMODATION

Each chalet is en-suite, with mosquito nets on all the beds.  The chalets are open plan and constructed of reed and stone. We use mosquito coils in the rooms, and hot water bottles during the colder months.

Of the 7 chalets, 2 can be made up to family rooms sleeping a maximum of 2 adults and 3 children.  The remaining 5 chalets can be made up as either double, twin or triple rooms.

We serve a sumptuous 3 course buffet meal in the evenings.  Light and dark meats are served each night and a selection of vegetables and salads.  The Lodge needs to be advised of any special dietary requirements prior to the clients arrival.

ACTIVITIES

Taita Falcon Lodge offers hiking trails from 1.5 hours to 2-3 days in and around the Batoka Gorge. These are guided walks, and for overnight camps, clients must bring their own camping equipment.

Game drives, cultural village tours and sunset cruises can be offered exclusively by Taita Falcon, and the various activities that the region has to offer are arranged by the Lodge.  These include white water rafting, elephant and horse back safaris, scenic flights, canoeing to name but a few.  A full list of activities and current prices are available on request.

PHOTOGRAPHY

The Victoria Falls area is a photographers paradise, particularly along the Zambezi where one can capture wildlife scenes against a landscape of water and African vistas.  A telephoto lens of 100-300mm is advised for both game and bird life and ultra violet filters should be considered.  For early morning and late afternoon game drives, high speed film is recommended.  35mm film can be developed and memory sticks downloaded in Livingstone.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

- Visa
Some nationalities have to pay visas on entering Zambia. Please enquire if you need to know how much. Visa can be acquired on entry with Immigration but we would suggest that where possible clients must get visas in advance from the Zambian Embassy/High Commission in their countries. Double and multiple entry visas must be applied for in advance.

- Zimbabwe visits
Please also note that visits to Zimbabwe and to the Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side, are possible.  Most nationalities however require a visa, which can be purchased at the border. 

Alternatively, if clients are arriving at Victoria Falls Airport, we can combine a Zimbabwe visit with either the arrival or return transfer.

HELICOPTER TRANSFERS ARE AVAILABLE TO THE LODGE VIA A SCENIC FLIGHT OVER THE VICTORIA FALLS AND GORGES.  PRICES DEPENDING ON NUMBER OF PAX - PLEASE REQUEST CURRENT PRICES.

LIVINGSTONE -  ZAMBIA

FULLY INCLUSIVE ACCOMMODATION AND TOUR PACKAGES

Includes:

Two Night Stay

  • All meals and bar (excluding imported wines and spirits)
  • Tea, Coffee and Snacks
  • Collection/drop off transfers (Livingstone Airport or town / Victoria Falls border or town)
  • Visit to the Victoria Falls (Zambian side)
  • Cultural Village Tour
  • Guided bush and bird walks
  • Laundry
  • Plus one additional activity
  • Sunset Cruise, Game Drive or Livingstone Tour

Three Night Stay
As above PLUS two additional activities

Sunset Cruise, Game Drive OR Livingstone Tour

Four Night Stay
As above PLUS Sunset Cruise, Game Drive and Livingstone Tour

FULL BOARD PACKAGE

Includes:

  • All meals
  • Tea, Coffee and Snacks
  • Collection/drop off transfers (Livingstone Airport, town or Victoria Falls border)
  • Visit to the Victoria Falls (Zambian side) (Done on the way or back to collection or drop-off point)
  • Guided bush and bird walks
  • Laundry
  • Transfers to other activities:

SELF DRIVE PACKAGE

Applicable only to clients who come with their own high clearance or 4x4 vehicle.

Includes:

  • Dinner and full breakfast
  • Tea, Coffee and Snacks
  • Guided bush and bird walks, Laundry

Additional Activities

  • Victoria Falls Trip
  • Game Drive 
  • Sunset Cruise 
  • Game Drive & Sunset Cruise 

CHILD POLICY

Children are welcome at Taita Falcon Lodge!
Family rooms sleeping up to 3 children with parents are available.
Children under 12 years - 50% if sharing with adults.
Children under 3 years - free.

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KAYA-KWERU

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Kaya Kweru

Kaya Kweru Resort, in Ponta D’ouro is a place where you forget about daily life and just relax to the sound of the Indian Ocean. Kaya Kweru means “Our Home” or “The Home of Everybody” and this is exactly how we intend your stay to be. Everybody is part of our family and we want to make sure you have an amazing time.

Kaya Kweru is only 40 meter’s walk to the beach where you can spend the day swimming, snorkelling, fishing, surfing or just lazing in the sun. Our amenities include a swimming pool, braai area, lounge area and restaurant. We also have a Sports Bar with DSTV, so for those sports enthusiasts, you won’t need to worry about missing any games. Check out the beautiful ocean view, watch the sunset or learn how to drum from our roof top patio. There are several restaurants, bars and shopping within walking distance, including the local market.

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Comfort is our priority therefore Kaya Kweru boasts an up market friendly resort with 24 en-suite rooms. In all of our suites you will find complete bed linens, duvets, air conditioning, en-suites with shower and tiled flooring. Our Housekeeping staff will make sure your suite has fresh bath towels and is cleaned daily. We cater to small groups as well as larger groups, just let us know what you need and we will take care of the rest.

There are plenty of parking spaces for vehicles, boats, jet skis and quad bikes with 24 -hour security. We do offer pick-ups from the Kosi Bay border crossing for R80 per person each way (minimum 2 people).

At Kaya Kweru we want to make sure you have a fun and enjoyable time while visiting us and Ponta D’ouro.
Our mission........

We aim to SATISFY, by offering excellent customer service that will supercede all of your expectations. We know you will want to come back and stay with us again.

Ponta D'ouro

Ponta D'ouro is a popular destination and attracts many visitors from South Africa who want to scuba dive, surf or anyone who just wants to get away. The coastline from Ponta D’ouro up to Ponta Santa Maria is known for its great snorkelling, marine life and diving. You won’t have a hard time finding a dive operator or fishing charter here.

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Can you imagine diving with Whale Sharks, Hammerhead’s and Dolphin’s, well you can have all of it here. While there are sharks in the ocean the good news is that there has never been a shark attack in Ponta.

Ponta D'ouro is 120km south of Maputo along a sandy road or 10km from the South African Border in Kosi Bay. You will need a 4WD when coming to Ponta from either Kosi Bay or Maputo. But there are other ways to get here is you don’t have a 4WD.

Transfers

Johannesburg Transfers
Durban Transfers:
Kosi Bay Border Pickup
Maputo Pickup

Team Building

Corporate Team Building activities can help to achieve a number of goals and objectives. Whether you are looking to get a new team that has recently been formed to mold nicely and get to know one another or you are trying to manage changes within an existing team. Team Building activities help to get people out of the comfort zones and let their guard down in order to learn in a fun way.

Kaya Kweru provides a wide range of team building activities. Team Building for companies today is about building a positive attitude throughout your business. We will put together a Team Building package that your company will enjoy and benefit from.
We offer a wide variety of team building programs in Ponta, we create an atmosphere that will bring your company together.
We have hosted companies like Vodacom, MTN, Toyota, Ernst & Young and SABC

Get your teams to participate in activities such as:

  • Surfing
  • Body Boarding
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Scuba Diving
  • Dolphin Swims
  • Snorkelling
  • Frisbee
  • Drumming

Weddings

  • At Kaya Kweru we believe that your wedding day is possibly one of the most important days in your life.
    Imagine getting married on a warm beach listening to the waves crashing on the shore with all your friends and family.
  • A Beach Wedding is absolutely beautiful! With the beach only 40 meters away, you can have the ceremony on the beach then return to Kaya Kweru where your guest can share in your celebration and enjoy the reception.
  • Kaya Kweru Resort can do as little or as much as you want and need. We tailor weddings to the bride and groom's wishes, so we have no standard formula, costing or menus - each wedding is individually suited to your requirements. From the ceremony to the reception and the honeymoon we have the services and qualified staff to provide you with an exceptional and wonderful celebration.
  • We offer complete wedding event planning, on the day co-ordination and catering. Let our chefs prepare the perfect meal for you and your guests. Our professional staff can help you plan your menu. Be assured that no detail will be left unnoticed.

Backpackers

We now offer a 4 - 8 bed dorm room because we see the demand for backpackers wanting to come explore Ponta D’ouro. The best part is that you get full use of the resorts facilities at reasonable backpacker prices. Each dorm room has it’s own en suite bathroom, air conditioning and full linens. So now our international travelers can come to Ponta D’ouro and experience Southern Mozambique

Although you need a 4WD to get to Ponta D’ouro from the border doesn’t mean you can’t come. Let us tell you how…

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MOZAMBIQUE - INHAMBANA ( Enquire about Lodges)

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Inhambane is in Southern Mozambique and is the country’s premier tourist destination. Stretching from Quissico in the South to Nova Mambone in the North, Inhambane has Indian Ocean holiday destinations of all types, to suit every budget.

Inhambane has such famous locations as Praia do Tofo, Praia dos Cocos, Ponto do Barra, Vilankulo, Ilha de Benquerra, Guinjata Bay and more. Accommodation ranges from camping and backpacking, through self-catering cabanas to private guest houses and luxury lodges.

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MOZAMBIQUE - INHAMBANA ( Enquire about Lodges)
MOZAMBIQUE - INHAMBANA ( Enquire about Lodges)

Scuba diving in Inhambane is amongst the best in the world, with reefs close to every beach, including the world famous Manta Reef and Gallaria. Regular sightings of Giant Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, Turtles and other teeming marine life are the norm. There are many professional scuba diving operations throughout the province. Snorkeling is also excellent.

Inhambane – glorious beaches, fantastic weather, splendid seafood and friendly locals all make a holiday in Mozambique an affordable and unforgettable experience.

Inhambane is a photographers dream; it possesses a unique charm that can only originate from a rusty old town with delapidated buildings and neglected maintenance. It is worth exploring the fascinating mix of African, old-world Portugese and muslim cultures.

While little more than two main roadways, Inhambane offers a comforting break on the journey north to Beira, or to the beautiful beaches of Tofo. The main boulevard, directly opposite the ferry port, offers small shops, the central market, some banking services (no travellers cheques) and possibly the best fresh bread in all of Mozambique. Accomodations in Inhambane are limited as most tourists head east towards Tofo. Minibuses leave from behind the Market regularly - 15,000 Meticais one-way. Inhambane also offers decent Internet access at 50,000 per hour, though regular power disruptions may mean a lost email or two.

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FLAMINGO BAY

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Flamingo Bay Lodge provides an experience unlike any other lodge. You will get the chance to sleep in gorgeous luxury chalets atop the peaceful ocean.

Flamingo Bay Water Lodge in Mozambique is built on stilts in the water – creating a tranquil, romantic atmosphere. The main building at this lodge in Mozambique is set apart from the rooms, and is connected by a wooden walkway.

The main building houses the reception, restaurant, bar, lounge, curio shop and pool. This Mozambique lodge has a circulating golf cart which will transport you to your room and back if you don't feel like walking.

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Activities at Flamingo Bay Water Lodge in Mozambique include scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, horse riding and guests can also explore the historical Inhambane City. Flamingo Bay Water Lodge is situated only 25km from Inhambane City and 485km north of Maputo.

  • Activities include a wide range of water sports
  • Conference facilities are available at Flamingo Bay Lodge
  • All the chalets have en-suite facilities and bathroom amenities
  • Flamingo Bay Lodge is situated in Inhambane Bay, Mozambique

CHILD POLICY:

No children under 12 can be accommodated at Flamingo Bay Water Lodge.

All rooms at Flamingo Bay Water Lodge are built on stilts in the Inhambane Bay. These twenty spacious, air conditioned, luxury chalets all have beautiful views.

Flamingo Bay Water Lodge was built half on an island and half in the water. The main building houses the reception, restaurant, bar, lounge, curio shop and pool.

WATER CHALETS

Our luxury water chalets are spacious and well appointed with balcony, wide opening sliding doors and air-conditioning. The chalets and furniture are constructed from beautiful local hardwoods from Mozambique. Each chalet is situated on stilts in the crystal clear tidal waters of Inhambane Bay. Sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and boating may be enjoyed directly from each chalet.

MAIN BUILDING

The main building and chalets are connected by wooden walkways where golf carts are available to ferry guests.

The main building can also be accessed from the land and is fronted by the tidal waters of the bay.
A secure parking area is available for guests vehicles.

RESTAURANT

An elegant restaurant overlooks the inviting swimming pool which merges into the view across the bay. Enjoy cocktails on the spacious pool deck while watching the sunset or enjoy your meals in the morning or evening either indoors or outdoors. The gourmet restaurant offers sumptuous meals specialising in local dishes of Mozambique including fresh prawns, fish, crabs and calamari which are all caught locally.The well stocked bar is a gathering point attracting guests to share their days experiences and enjoy the magical sunsets. An upstairs area enhances the view as the day draws to a close.

COFFEE BAR

An ideal place to relax over a good cup of coffee and a light meal.

LOUNGE

The comfortable lounge allows one to relax in a peaceful environment while enjoying a drink or light snack.

CONFERENCE CENTRE

A spacious air-conditioned conference centre seats 60 guests comfortably. More information may be obtained from the reservations office in this regard.

FACILITIES

  • 20 Luxury water chalets
  • Balcony
  • Wooden walkways
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Curio Shop
  • Shuttle service
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom en suite
  • Golf cart shuttle
  • Library/Lounge
  • Coffee Shop
  • Conference centre
  • Internet facilities
  • Tea/Coffee in chalets
  • No children under 12 years.

ACTIVITIES:

Note: Some activities may be seasonal. Please check with the lodge on arrival.

  • Scuba Diving
  • Catamaran Yacht
  • Charter Boat Fishing
  • Boat Trips
  • Mangrove
  • Sightseeing
  • Horse Riding
  • Quad Bikes
  • Water Sports

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KUNAME RIVER LODGE (Karongwe Game Reserve)

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      KUNAME RIVER LODGE (Karongwe Game Reserve) Limpopo Province         KUNAME RIVER LODGE (Karongwe Game Reserve) Limpopo Province

Kuname River Lodge is a small, unashamedly exclusive, luxury safari lodge set in about 9,000 hectares of pristine African bush, in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve. We are only 45 minutes drive from the world-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Bordered by the towering Drakensberg escarpment on the west and set in game-rich, lush, riverine vegetation, the facility offers a variety of breathtaking views, diverse landscapes and some of the best big five game-viewing opportunities in southern Africa.

Our Passion

At Kuname we are driven by passion. Passion for the land, passion for the animals and plants, passion for service and passion for the community in which we live. Our guiding principle is "responsible tourism" - to conserve the eco-system and preserve one of Africa's endangered spaces.

Kuname River Lodge will touch you deeply. Your visit will always hold a special place in your heart. It will rejuvenate you and soothe your soul. It is more than just a safari, more than a luxury lodge - it is the essence of Africa!

Chalets

Accommodation at the lodge is in five private, comfortable chalets, nestled in dense bush overlooking the majestic Drakensberg escarpment.

The air-conditioned chalets are decorated in an elegant African style, with each item of artwork having its own story. The en-suite bathrooms include an outdoor shower as well as a luxurious outdoor bath. The magnificent views from the quaint private wooden decks on each of the chalets simply take your breath away.

Lodge

Enjoy a cocktail or freshly brewed cup of coffee in our sophisticated guest area.
Relax in the shade on our magnificent wooden deck amongst the surrounding riparian bush.
Refresh and invigorate yourself in the cool, clear waters of the rock pool or spend an KUNAME RIVER LODGE (Karongwe Game Reserve) Limpopo Province
afternoon browsing in our well-stocked library.

Luxury

Situated in a secluded, private garden that leads off the bedroom, the Honeymoon Suite's outdoor bathroom is truly magical - the perfect spot to soak in a candlelit bath beneath a canopy of stars and reflect on the day's experiences.

The Wildlife

Each morning before the fiery sunrise paints the sky and every evening before the sun sets, an experienced, highly-qualified, field guide and tracker takes guests on unhurried game drives in our open game vehicle to seek out and get close to the Big Five and the dozens of other animal species found on the conservancy.

But a game drive at Kuname is about more than simply ticking off animals on a 'game-sighting list' and following the Big Five. With incredible bird life and century old trees, professional guides, each with an astounding knowledge of the environment, ensure that visitors become participants, rather than just spectators as they feel the rhythms of the veld. A game drive at Kuname is about getting immersed in an African bush experience. A tactile occasion.

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Walking Trails

A bush walk with an experienced ranger is a chance to literally step into a world few ever get the opportunity to experience. It is a nature expedition. Participants get to see animals on their own level, in their unique environment. They learn how everything in a delicate ecosystem has to be in perfect balance if it is to survive and flourish.

On a bush walk the emphasis is on the little creatures and tiny things that play vital roles in the functioning of this unique environment. Participants learn about medicinal plants, the region's lesser-known fauna and flora and veld-skills that have been passed from generation to generation by the region's indigenous people.

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To really feel the bush one needs to sit quietly and listen and feel Africa's rhythms. Slowly the ancient edifice of wondrous architecture - the landscape, will educate your spirit, reminding you of the fragile intricacies of the bush and our special role and responsibility to protect sacred land.

Bird-watching

With over 250 different bird species at home on the conservancy, Kuname River Lodge is a spectacular birding destination for the more discerning bird-watcher.

Join a skilled and knowledgeable field guide for a birding excursion to identify and appreciate the vast amount of species that Kuname has to offer.

Cuisine

Dining at Kuname is a special treat. A time to enjoy a kaleidoscope of flavours inspired by Africa but guided by the culinary traditions of Europe.
Our gourmet chef lured from one of South Africa's top restaurants ensures each meal at Kuname is an unforgettable gastronomic occasion. A barbecue with fine wines on the wooden viewing-deck or an elegant bush dinner, while you inhale the earthy scents of the African bush, will make your taste-buds soar.

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