Djuma offers more than 7000ha of exclusive traversing, bordering right onto the western boundary of the Kruger National Park. This part of the African bush is a hidden gem, offering some of the finest game viewing in Africa. This is the home of the legendary Big Five which roam this unspoilt Eden… Lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo can be spotted from the comfort and safety of our open game viewing vehicles, accompanied by some of the most experienced safari guides and trackers in the business.
Morning Game Drives
As the dawn begins to break at the start of another magical day in the African bush, it’s time to head out into the wilds to see what’s happening, making the most of the coolest part of the day and the magical early morning light.
Pack a hot box with flasks of hot water, coffee, tea, milk and rusks if you like and bring it with you and we’ll stop for a break along the way before returning to your lodge for breakfast or brunch.
We’ll recommend timings but ultimately it’s up to you to decide what time you’d like to leave and return – everything is extremely flexible!
Take a walk on the wild side with your guide and take a closer look at your wild surroundings on foot, disovering a wealth of information as you go. Learn how your guide determines the freshness of animal tracks, and focus on the amazing, small stuff that is so often missed on a drive.
Evening Game Drives
As the sun begins to dip, and the heat of the African day abates, this is the perfect time to spot the predators that make Djuma their home, taking in the magical “golden hour” of light for the perfect photographs.
Pack a cooler box with some wine, gin or your drink of preference, throw in a snack or two are your ready to indulge in a time-old safari tradition – sundowners! Here we stop to get out and toast the setting sun and thank Africa for another incredible day in the bush, before continuing into the growing darkness with a spotlight to see if we can find elusive, nocturnal species. Who knows what lies around the next corner?
You’ll return to your lodge in good time for a pre-dinner drink around a roaring log fire before heading off to bed, accompanied by the incredible sounds of the African night and perhaps the distant roaring of a lion!