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Monté Jordaan Cathy Jordaan Catherine Mitchell Etienne Jordaan Tammy Richmond Morné Jordaan Ngwenya River Lodges, Komatipoort, Mpumalanga, South Africa 05 - 12 September 2008 REISPLAN
Vrydag, 05 September 2008 TYDBESKRYWINGNOTA 09h00Teken in – Kaapstad Lughawe 10h00SA 8663 - Vertrek Kaapstad Internasionale Lughawe (Benodig ID en E-Tiket om in te teken) Naam Montee Jordaan Cathy Jordaan Catherine Mitchell Ettienne Jordaan Tammy Richmond Morne Jordaan Kaartjie Nommer ETKT 083 2108317009 (neem kennis van Monté se naam spelling) ETKT 083 2108317011 N/A – Voyager Ticket ETKT 083 2108317024 (neem kennis van Etienne se naam spelling) N/A ETKT 083 2108317025 Booking Ref YWHTA7 YWRIPB 5DUC26 YUDU4H 28XFJD YUDU4H 12:35Arriveer: Nelspruit Lughawe 16:00Boek in: Ngwenya Lodge Dam View Reservation Nr: Unit nr 532 RCI Member Nr: LMRO-03947 RCI: 011 258 1000 Informasie vir Ngwenya Lodge vervolg / … Contact: Kamala Pillay, Tel: +27 (0)11 327-7620, Fax: +27 (0)11 327-7626, Mobile: +27 (0)83 409-4156
SUPERB RIVERSIDE SETTING OVERLOOKING THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK Do you love visiting the Kruger National Park, game viewing, birding and unwinding in the tranquil ambience of the African bush? If so, it will be worth your while to spend a few minutes familiarising yourself with Ngwenya Lodge and the ownership options on offer - you might just decide to make this stunning setting your very own springboard into the Kruger National Park.....forever. On the Wild Side of the fence Ngwenya Lodge is situated on the southern boundary of one of the biggest and best known wildlife sanctuaries in the world, the Kruger National Park. At Ngwenya Lodge you can literally reach out and touch the Kruger National Park because the property is situated on banks of the Crocodile River overlooking the game reserve from the wild side of the fence. Ngwenya Lodge enjoys 2 kilometres of prime river frontage a mere ten minutes upstream from Crocodile Bridge Gate. The electrified game fence of the Kruger National Park passes behind Ngwenya. This effectively incorporates the property into the game area which means that you have every opportunity to see all the same species (Big Five included) that occur in the game- rich south eastern section of the Kruger Park without having to leave the property.
Ngwenya vision: To provide a sustained, exceptional holiday experience of a world class standard, through the passion of a dedicated team. HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE Ngwenya's unique setting on the edge of a major perennial river that forms the southern boundary of the world famous Kruger National Park provides an unbeatable setting for viewing the Big Five without even having to leave the property. Animals come to the river to drink and, in the case of the big cats, hunt. Crocodile River : As it passes Ngwenya, the Crocodile River is characterised by a vast open floodplain on the Kruger Park side and an extensive reed bed on the Ngwenya Lodge side. The reed bed serves to attract elephant, buffalo, hippo and waterbuck and its not uncommon to encounter these animals in close proximity to river front chalets and hides. Mozambique tilapia (kurper) are common in the Crocodile River and dams at Ngwenya. The Crocodile River as a whole boasts the richest diversity of fish species of any river system in South Africa and the Lower Crocodile, which forms the southern border of the Kruger Park, is inhabited by more than 30 species including the mighty tiger fish. Vegetation: Four Kruger Park ecozones converge on the area surrounding Ngwenya Lodge making it the ideal setting to wise up to the trees most likely to be encountered when travelling through the south eastern section of the Kruger Park. Dominant trees include the Leadwood, various Bushwillow spp, Knob-thorn, Buffalo thorn, Tamboti, Weeping Boer-bean, Marula, Apple-leaf, Jackal-berry, Fever tree and other Acacia species.
Wildlife: Places of water are places of life. For this reason a wide diversity of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians live in and around the reverie habitat at Ngwenya Lodge and this is what makes the setting so appealing. Lion are seen quite frequently Mammals: The following species of large game have been recorded at Ngwenya: Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wild dog, Hyena, Elephant, Rhino, Hippo, Buffalo, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebra, Kudu, Waterbuck, Impala, Bushbuck, Warthog, Baboon and Vervet Monkey. Each year a number of kills are seen from the Lodge. In addition to the large mammals, a wide diversity of small mammals have also been recorded. Reptiles: The most commonly seen reptiles include the Nile Crocodile, Nile Monitor, Giant Plated Lizard, Rainbow Skink, Bibrons Gecko and the African Rock Python Frogs: Of the 34 species expected to occur at Ngwenya, 15 species have been recorded with the most commonly seen being the Foam Nest Frog, Painted Reed Frog, Guttural Toad and the Olive Toad. Birds: Birding is superb with over 300 species of birds having been recorded at Ngwenya. Unfortunately most people have an inherent fear of reptiles - snakes in particular - and many prefer to see them dead than alive. This lack of appreciation and fear is a reflection of ignorance, misconception and myth to echo the words of the reputed South African Herpetologist, Bill Branch. There is no reason why reptiles cannot be enjoyed in the field as much as birds or mammals, after all they are an integral part of the ecosystem! Snakes, although common, are hardly ever encountered. This is because they are well camouflaged, timid and elusive creatures which avoid confrontation with humans. Of the 130 species of snakes in Southern Africa only 14 species have been recorded as having caused human death. To put the threat of snakes into perspective it should be realized that the chance of dying from a snakebite is extremely small. In South Africa there is only one reported death from snakebite every 2 to 3 years while every year in excess of 200 people are killed in road accidents over the Easter weekend alone. Snakes need to be respected rather than feared. They perform a valuable ecological role and need to be conserved. They must definitely not be interfered with, teased, injured or killed. Black mamba - the most dangerous snake found at Ngwenya In the unlikely event that you happen to encounter a snake at close quarters try not to panic, scream, jump or make any other rapid movements - simply keep still and the snake will invariably go on its way. While crocodiles and terrapins are common in the river and are frequently seen, lizards are the most obvious group of reptiles at Ngwenya and can be seen almost everywhere. For this reason examples of those most likely to be seen are given here.
Female rainbow skink The most common species of lizard at Ngwenya is the Five- lined or Rainbow Skink. These tame colourful lizards can be seen almost everywhere as they hunt insects or bask in the sun on the verandas and paved walkways. Juveniles and females have blue tails and obvious cream coloured body stripes while the males have orange tails and less obvious body stripes. Nile monitor These lizards are frequently encountered in the vicinity of the dam or may be seen basking on clumps of dead reeds along the edge of the river. The Nile Monitor is one of the major predators of crocodile eggs. They will not attack humans unless provoked. Once provoked, however, the Nile Monitor is a formidable fighter and will not hesitate to defend itself. The evergreen reverie habitat of Ngwenya provides an excellent setting from which to enjoy great year round game viewing and birding. The Lodge overlooks a scenic floodplain which allows for uninterrupted views of animals as they come to the river to drink. This unique situation sells itself. Perched high above the Crocodile River is Ngwenya's main thatched complex with its elevated viewing deck and panoramic view of the Kruger National Park floodplain and adjoining woodland. From this vantage point one can view animal- and bird-life in the reverie environment.
THINGS TO DO Golf Kambaku Golf Course (Komatipoort): Highly recommended and nearby. When fully developed the course will have 11 holes. It currently has 8 superb holes. There is a temporary clubhouse for refreshments and payments. Golf carts available at extra cost. Contact Riana on 084-602-6999. Malelane Country Club: Highly rated 9 hole course. Bookings recommended. Caddies & golf carts available at extra cost. Call (013) 790-0283. Leopard Creek: Outstanding 18 hole championship course. Sorry guys, you get to play by invitation only. Skukuza Golf Course: A fun 9 hole course situated in Kruger Park. Clubhouse and cloakrooms. Golf carts available at extra cost. Call (013) 735-5543 for bookings. Tiger Fishing Bushwise Safaris: Fish for Komati River tigers from a boat for ±4 hours am or pm. Permits & tackle supplied. Preferably no kids under 8 due to potential hazards on river. Call Avril on 082-774-3775 for reservations. iTag Tiger Fish Conservancy: Flyfish for tigers along banks of the Komati River & low level bridge. Bring own equipment. Call Domien van Buynder on 083-273-8525 for further details. Africa in Focus: Fish from a boat or from the banks of Komati River with a professional guide. Half day and full day trips available. Call Andrew McEwan (013) 793-7623/082-805- 8633 for reservations or info. Game Drives Kruger Park - Crocodile Bridge Gate: Morning and evening open vehicle drives in the Kruger Park (no children under 6 years). Early morning guided bush walks in the Kruger Park (±4 hours and no children under 12). No walks on Thursdays. Guests are collected at Crocodile Bridge entrance gate. Call Crocodile Bridge Camp on (013) 735-6012 for reservations. Activities can only be reserved 24hrs in advance and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Bushwise Safaris: Morning, night, birding & Kruger Park drives available in a registered open game viewing vehicle with a FGASA qualified ranger. Guests are collected at Ngwenya. Reduced rates for kids under 10. Call Avril on 082-744-3775 for reservations. Nick's Wildlife Safaris: Kruger Park and day/night safaris in air-conditioned Combi. Game Walks also available. Call Nick du Bois on 073-207-3797 for info and reservations. Get Going Adventures: Customized tours of Kruger Park to suit your needs. Call George & Jean Bell on (013) 792-4302/082-886-3412 for reservations. Africa in Focus: Full and half day Kruger Park safaris take place in an air-conditioned 4X4 with experienced guide. Drives available for parties of 4 or more guests by prior booking only. White Rhino tracking on foot safaris also available. Call Andrew McEwan (013) 793-7623/082-805-8633 for reservations.
DEVELOPMENT Arrival From the moment one arrives it's time to forget about the hustle and bustle of modern city life. A warm welcome by security at the main gate will direct you to reception for a five star check-in that will set the rhythm of your stay in the bush. Chalets From reception you will be directed to your own comfortable air- conditioned chalet which will be serviced once every day during your stay. Some chalets are set along the riverfront and others around dams. Resort Amenities Ngwenya boasts a comprehensive range of facilities to provide a world class holiday experience. Game viewing hides Irrespective of where you stay the riverfront is accessible to all. Game viewing hides are located at various points along the riverfront. These provide stunning views of the river and the wildlife that passes by. Recreation Ngwenya's many outdoor amenities are set in mature tranquil gardens ideal for leisurely strolls and relaxed bird and tree spotting.
Vrydag, 12 September 2008 TYDBESKRYWINGNOTA 10h00Teken uit: Ngwenya Lodge 12h00Teken in: Nelspruit Lughawe 13h05SA 8664 - Vertrek Nelspruit Lughawe (Benodig ID en E-Tiket om in te teken) Naam Montee Jordaan Cathy Jordaan Catherine Mitchell Ettienne Jordaan Tammy Richmond Morne Jordaan Kaartjie Nommer ETKT 083 2108317009 (neem kennis van Monté se naam spelling) ETKT 083 2108317011 N/A – Voyager Ticket ETKT 083 2108317024 (neem kennis van Etienne se naam spelling) N/A ETKT 083 2108317025 Booking Ref YWHTA7 YWRIPB 5DUC26 YUDU4H 28XFJD YUDU4H 15h45Arriveer: Kaapstad Lughawe Einde.