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7 Best Bushveld Safari Tips

No place in the world compares with Africa, and here in Mkuze, South Africa is the fabulous Mpeti Lodge. This special place is filled with rich Northern KZN flora & fauna that make for an unparalleled bushveld experience.

We think the bushveld is so spectacular that it deserves time to explore and absorb its full-blown beauty. In other words, do not rush your South African bushveld safari, take it slowly, or you will miss out.

1. Explore

It is a good idea to try to get out and about when on Safari. It’s not always practical nor wise to leave your vehicle, but on rare occasions, it is encouraged. If you are not sure about venturing out on your own, you can book a walking safari with one of our guides.

2. Economize

A significant consideration for most people is the cost of a bushveld safari because of the accommodation. If you are travelling with kids or a large group, consider booking our Mpeti Villa, Sasane or Bushcamp. This will give you ample room for everyone plus they have self-catering facilities where you can prepare your meals. And, of course, the Mpeti restaurant is there to enjoy a few meals too.

3. Spend time

How long should a bushveld safari be? Make the most of your stay at Mpeti Lodge by booking a 4 – 5-night stay at the minimum as this will give you the time you need to relax & unwind as well as explore the wildlife and the surrounding areas.

4. Check your season

What time of year is best? April – September is the dry winter months when it’s warm during the day but cooler at night. Since it’s a sub-tropical climate just about any time of the year is good.

5. Dress the part

Remember that you will visit a bush lodge so what you wear is essential to comfort. You don’t need to look like you are on safari, but if you are going to spend a lot of time walking around or out on a game drive, then light sun protective clothing is a good choice. A bathing suit & sarong is handy as well as a good hat for when you laze around the pool.

6. Ask questions

The game guides are there to answer all your questions. There will always be a driver & at least one guide on the game drive with you. While they will enthrall you with folklore, bush tales, and historical facts, asking questions will help you learn more about the bushveld.

7. Pack your camera

One of the best things about the bushveld is that there is always something to see. Everywhere you look something is happening. Whether it is the wildlife, birds, smaller insects or a beautiful sunset, things happen you need to be ready to capture those moments.

“If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa.”
John Hemingway (American author)

Related blog posts: How To Safari In South Africa

One last thing, our minibars in the Execute and Deluxe Suites are filled with some drinks & snacks. The Mpeti Villa, Sasane & Bushcamp are self-catering and don’t have prefilled minibars. If you love snacking, then we recommend that you stock up on snacks before arriving.
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