Private Safari Houses

With a private bush homestead or safari house, you can choose your own game-viewing rhythm, heading out early one morning and taking it relaxed the next...

Overview

Private bush villas, also known colloquially as ‘Safari Houses’, are taken on an exclusive use basis by one party. These villas in the bush have their own game ranger and private vehicle for your game drives as well as a private chef and full staff complement.

The beauty of this is that you can choose your own game-viewing rhythm which means that bush villas are also perfect for family safaris. This accommodation set-up leads to a much more relaxed and flexible family safari. No constant worrying about noise levels, no self-consciousness about an impromptu ball game on the lawn.

Some safari houses are totally private whilst others are part of a larger camp - but set apart. This means you have the option of enjoying the camp’s facilities -  perhaps having a convivial drink at the bar or a massage - or keeping to yourselves. Truly, the best of all worlds.

Private Safari Villas

Where can I find this exclusivity?

In Zambia, Kenya and South Africa we can recommend a number of safari houses – luxurious self contained homesteads which your group of friends or family party take as one unit. The lodge usually comes with its own ranger so that you have a private vehicle for your game drives and a private chef, sometimes even a house-keeper or butler as well. As you can imagine this leads to a relaxed and flexible safari.

 

Highlights

  • Selection of stunning bush homes & villas in the Eastern Cape, Madikwe, Kruger and Zambia
  • Your own ranger means that your safari is tailored to your interests.
  • So you can choose your own game-viewing rhythm, heading out early one morning and taking it more relaxed another day

High satisfaction with Cedarberg

"We just returned from our third African safari booked with Milandi. I cannot say enough about our high satisfaction with Cedarberg and, particularly, Milandi. Milandi has always worked with us, making recommendations based on our preferences, and together we “tweak” the itinerary until it is perfect for us. Milandi is efficient, highly responsive, knowledgeable, friendly, and seems to really care and act excited about our booked adventure. Each time we have traveled, all arrangements have been punctual and without any delays or cancellations. Every detail has been prearranged. During our most recent trip, Milandi even checked us in for each of our domestic and intercontinental flights, knowing that we would not have the capability to do so from the camps we visited. Cannot recommend Milandi highly enough!! " Mrs Shirley Spain

As always an excellent itinerary

"Choices of lodges was perfect. Everything went extraordinarily smoothly. As always an excellent itinerary, great local agent/guide/driver and good trip notes. Good to hear from Milandi personally when a local problem caused a change in the itinerary during the trip. " Mr Tim Flesher, UK

Holiday of a lifetime

"Just wanted to write a quick note to say a big thank you for all your help in arranging what was a fantastic trip for the three of us. My dad loved every minute of it. And said it was a holiday of a lifetime – which is what I of course had hoped it would be for all of us. " Jo & Family
 
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"Peter couldn’t have been more helpful, and his suggestions were all relevant and useful to us. " Mr Chris Day, UK

Your prices better than the bigger companies

"Brian came home with your attractive brochure and we started looking at possibilities. We both thought Cedarberg would be too expensive for us but were pleasantly surprised to find your prices better than the bigger companies. The itinerary you gave us went totally to plan. All our airport pickups and transfers went smoothly and local drivers were friendly and informative. We also appreciated all the phone conversations and help you gave at Cedarberg before we went and were delighted with the program you put together for us. " Dale Family, UK

A quite outstanding holiday

"We have just returned from a quite outstanding holiday. Milandi listened to what we wanted and organised it perfectly. The standard of the whole trip was even better than we expected and the itinerary was interesting, enjoyable, relaxing and fun in exactly the right proportions. " Mr Allan Cole