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Mother & Son Safari in South Africa

Susan & Will’s Sleep Out Deck & Microlight Flight Adventure



Published on

03 Jun 2019

Updated on

05 May 2021

Will On A Microlight Flight

Susan and her son Will flew to Johannesburg, the capital of South Africa, where they caught a short connecting flight to the Kruger region, famous for wildlife safaris. Find out why South Africa makes for a brilliant family holiday!

Hippos Near Camp

We saw hippos which was the most exciting wildlife sighting for us, I had wanted to see them for a long time - Susan
Little  Garonga  Elephant In  Camp
Elephant in Camp
Pangolin  Khwai  Camp  Hippo
Hippo Saying Hi!
Little  Garonga  Main  Lounge
Little Garonga Main Lounge

The Suite Life

Susan and Will stayed in the The Hambleden Suite, an exclusive villa with two separate rooms, mini-bar, huge bathroom with copper bath and indoor and large outdoor showers. There is also a private pool as well as indoor and outdoor lounge areas.

Little Garonga Pool
Little Garonga Pool
Little  Garonga  The  Hambleden  Suite  Lounge Area
Hambleden Suite Lounge Area
Little  Garonga  The  Hambleden  Suite  Bedroom
Hambleden Suite Bedroom
The staff, food and game drives were incredible -Susan
Garonga  Sleepout Deck Bed
Little Garonga Suite

“Sleep Out” Deck

During their stay they opted for one night on the sleep out deck to add a touch more adventure to their luxurious experience. The "Sleep Out" is a viewing deck with a four-poster bed where guests can enjoy dinner under the stars and spend the night in the bush - perfect for anyone looking for an exhilarating experience or as part of a South Africa honeymoon.

We heard lions before we fell asleep! - Susan
Garonga  Sleep  Out Platform
The sleep out platform

Will's Microlight Flight

We did the microlight flight in the morning at Little Garonga. Whilst we had both booked a slot, it was just Will who did the microlight flight as it is weather dependent and the weather turned, rain and wind appeared as if from out of nowhere. Take off was very smooth but it was a hairy landing which made it all the more exciting. - Susan

Will wore a Go Pro during his flight and saw wildlife from the sky but the take off was captured by Mum Susan safely with both feet on the runway. Take a look at this video of Will's Take Off here:

Wondering when to visit? Take a look at this guide on the best time to visit South Africa.

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