Ideal for enjoying the calm bush life as your base, and yet only a short distance of 10 min. drive to the gate to Kruger National Park, Hans Merensky Golf Course and the town of Phalaborwa with airport, hospital, shopping malls, banks, restaurants, etc.
Normann Safari is situated on a plot with some antelope’s and warthogs, but it is rather safe to take a walk or jog around here during daytime. Being only 1½ km (bird’s eye) from the national park we are often fortunate to hear lions, hyenas and elephants, but rarely any of these animals are found here at our plot.
Many interesting attractions in this area (Lowveld) of Limpopo and Mpumalanga can be reached within only few hours’ drive, if you feel like experiencing any of these.
The word safari means to travel. So of course, Normann Safari can, apart from accommodation, offer many activities during your stay here, our location is ideal for different daytrips and sights.
Below we have listed some of the usual tours & activities that we offer to our “safari package” guests.
A wonderful day in the Drakensberg Mountains is full of fantastic views and landscapes, interesting sights and great shopping possibilities of wooden items (bowls, masks etc.), silk, nuts, tablecloths and much more.
A cosy afternoon spent on the Olifants River, calmly sailing along the river benches for approximately 2½ – 3 hours with the eyes of crocodiles and hippos observing alertly from the water. All game is going for a drink at the river before sunset, so chances for spotting them and seeing them up close are definitely there.
This lovely full day tour starts with a stop at a rehabilitation centre, with an interesting explanation about the place and guided tour. After lunch there will be a visit at Jessica’s Place, for many of our guests a “once-in-a-lifetime-experience”. Jessica is the most filmed and photographed hippopotamus in the World, and she loves the attention from visitors’ feeding her. If number and interest of participants on this tour exists, there may be an extra stop in a reptile park as well.
We are supporting various local game reserves and the Kruger National Park (Phalaborwa entrance to the Park is merely 10 min. drive from us), we would be happy to help you to a tailor made programme which suits you.
Visiting a day care centre in the township is a popular tour, which gives so much pleasure and makes everybody happy. The children are proudly showing their abilities and school, they dance and play – usually we have done some shopping in a local store (vegetables, fruit, meat, etc.) beforehand in order to bring the groceries as a donation for the day care centre/pre-school.
This exquisite fruit is found locally during season (January to March) and is used for many purposes like oil, gel, juice etc. Outside town Amarula Lapa (showroom and café) is located, at the visit there is a 7 min. DVD shown, tasting of this famous cream liquor, and possibility in season to see the factory.
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