Booking a safari has always been one of my dream excursions to fulfil in my lifetime. The thought of being surrounded by nothing but raw, mother nature, untouched plain land with animals of different species roaming freely in their natural habitat, is my idea of a real holiday. I visited Johannesburg for two days and snatched the opportunity to do a game drive with Leopardsong Game Lodge.
I made my reservation with Leopardsong via email, days before arriving to Johannesburg. What is really great about the company is that they offer a decent discount if you are cabin crew. We (including other crew members) were picked up by a staff member from the lodge in a mini van, at our hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg at 1pm. We then proceeded onwards for an estimated 1 hour and a half journey to Dinokeng game reserve. Note: Leopardsong game lodge takes up to an hour to get to from Johannesburg international airport.
Once we arrived to the lodge, the staff of Leopardsong showed us around the premises and allocated rooms to each guest. I guess I picked the short straw because my room was much smaller than everybody else’s. It was a bit of a disappointment as I prefer more space. Nonetheless, it was still a nice room and had all the essential features as the other bedrooms in the lodge. For an idea of what the lodge looks like, please click here.
We gathered around the dining table and were offered a choice of ham and cheese toasty or a chicken wrap (fries/chips included with both meals). Once we consumed our lunch, we were free to relax, take pictures or wonder around the place before our game drive at 4pm.
In October, I had the pleasure of staying overnight at Leopardsong Game Lodge which is situated just outside of Johannesburg (within an hour drive from Johannesburg International airport). The open environment felt so authentic and rustic. I loved how we were surrounded by real wilderness. If you are in Johannesburg and desire a safari type accommodation, and experience searching for the ‘Big 5’, check out Leopardsong pride of Africa.
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