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Waterberg  Safari Lodge

Game Census Week

After an extremely successful game census in 2011 we have decided to repeat the recipe and will be conducting another one in September 2012.
Come and join us for an exciting week from Sept 9 to 16 and get involved in assisting us on horseback in our yearly game census. This consist of going out for 3 consecutive mornings in small groups covering as much terrain as possible and counting all the species seen. Afternoon rides/activities will be more leisurely.
During the rest of the week we will be relocating Sable antelope and possibly a number of other game.
In between all the action there will be enough time to enjoy any other activities on offer.
We have availability for 4 single travelers in their own rooms at no extra cost.
As this is quite a sought after week we do recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment.

Proposed Itinerary for the week:

Guest arrive at leisure and do an activity of their choice in the afternoon. Sundowners will be served on the deck at Ant’s Hill for all guests during which a brief presentation will be done by one of our guides, on the census and relocation of the game species and information on nature conservation. This will be followed by dinner.
The first day will be spent with the capture of sable. That evening Ant’s brother in law, Dr Philip Calcott will be conducting a night sky safari. Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what the heck it is that you’re seeing? Well, the answer is mostly a lot of reflected street lights, but here in the Waterberg things are different. We have some of the darkest skies in the world, and clear cloudless nights to see them as well. The result? The full splendor of the universe is laid out before us. Using an advanced modern telescope he would love to introduce you to the amazing Waterberg night sky with his guided tour of its wonders
The following 3 mornings thereafter will be the game census with guests divided into about 8 groups with 2-3 guests and staff in each group. This will be done on horseback or in either game drive vehicles.
The afternoons can be spent at leisure doing the activity of your choice, i.e. horseback, game drives, walking, mountain biking or just relaxing next to the pool.
In addition guests will be able to either enjoy a cultural farm tour, this is actually more than just a farm tour, Charles Baber, Ant’s father, is renowned throughout the Waterberg area for his local knowledge, hospitality and sense of  humor. He will share and give you a personal introduction to farming and life in the area or alternatively a game drive in a nearby Big 5 game reserve. These are included in the package for the week.
The following two days and last afternoon, there will be buffalo capture and relocation on horseback and a giraffe capture and relocation.
On the last evening there will be a wine tasting done with some of South Africa’s finest wines followed by a special themed dinner, “Out of Africa” .
Prepare yourselves for an action packed week

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Waterberg Safari Lodge
Tour Code: IT-SASR03
5 days / 4 nights ~$1,420.00
Dates: Available all Year

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Airport: O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
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