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Scenic Tours

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Scenic Tours

Let us organise a day trip for you. Explore the Lowveld in one of our comfortable vehicles with an experienced guide. Alternatively, experience it all in real style with one of our exhilarating helicopter trips – “Mountain Magic” for the highlights of Mpumalanga with lunch on a private mountain top, or “Winged Safari” for a flight into the very heart of the bush with an open Land Rover game drive at a private game reserve.  Enquire about our wide range of world famous five day, four night Cybele/Private Game Lodge packages – Self drive, fly/drive, be chauffeur driven or take an exciting helicopter trip.

Kruger Park Tour

This special tour departs from the lodge at 05h00 (seasonal) and visits the world-renowned Kruger National Park. This two million-hectare sanctuary is home to 147 mammal species, 500 varieties of birds, 114 types of reptiles and a fascinating array of flora. After an early start and some fresh filter coffee, the Kruger Park is revealed at sunrise. This time of day offers the finest opportunity of seeing nocturnal predators before they sleep during the heat of the day. A short stop is made for a delicious breakfast pack at one of the many picnic spots in the Kruger Park. This tour can either be taken as a half-day trip returning to the Lodge at lunchtime or as a full day tour where a picnic lunch is also included.

This comprises of a Day or Night Kruger Park Safari.

Panarama Discoverer

Departs at 09h00 and returns at 17h00. The towering Drakensberg escarpment rears out of the Bushveld, an area of breathtaking beauty and tranquillity. During the last 150 years, gold was found in the streams and a storybook history of prospectors, highwaymen and colourful characters that became part of the heritage of the area. On this tour, which departs after breakfast, places of incredible beauty and an ever-changing landscape will be seen. The Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels, God’s Window, and the historic mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest and waterfalls in the area. An excellent picnic lunch is served en-route. This is a full day tour returning to the lodge late afternoon.

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Sudwala Caves Tour

Just outside Nelspruit, these 600 million-year-old caves will enthral guests with their stalagmite and stalactite formations. They are considered the oldest known caves on earth! The main cavern is nearly 70 metres in diameter with a 37-metre dome. This tour can depart at any time. The Caves have set tours every 30 minutes. The Caves are 1½ hours away from Cybele. There is also a small cultural village on the property, which is very interesting for guests to walk through and an African decorated restaurant where guests may enjoy a light meal.

Lowveld Botanical Gardens

Regarded as one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the country; the Lowveld Botanical Gardens feature rain forests and waterfalls. It sits astride the Crocodile River and is joined from the opposite bank by the Nels River. Both rivers tumble over spectacular waterfalls within the garden, forming a dramatic setting for the developed portion of the garden. In addition to the 600 species of naturally occurring plants, more than 2 000 additional species have been planted.

The garden is famous for its collection of cycads, said to be the largest in the world.  Just 40 minutes drive from the lodge and well worth a visit, a picnic will accompany you that you can enjoy in the gardens at leisure.