Imagine... inhale the fresh balmy air of African Bushveld. Fall asleep to the gurgling of the river, interrupted by the eerie whoops of hyena, spine-chilling wails of jackals and the plaintive cry of the thick-tailed bushbaby. Awaken to the melodious chorus of birdsong and watch the activity of wildlife drinking at the river or at our spotlit waterhole. Walk along the pristine banks of the perennial Klaserie River amongst huge Sycamore Figs and giant Matumi trees...this is Marc's Treehouse Lodge.
View of Breakfast Dam
Accommodation at Marc's is secure, comfortable and relaxed. We offer 12 treehouses : four original units built in the trees with designated private ablutions on the ground below and eight en suite units built on stilts within the tree canopy. Three treehouses overlook an illuminated waterhole, often frequented by our resident buffalo herd while nine treehouses are discreetly nestled in gallery forest along the river. Each treehouse is equipped with beds and linen, soap and towels, overhead fan, mosquito nets and wooden viewing deck. In addition we have added two brick and mortar guest houses as well as four equipped canvas tents for those of our clients that prefer these types of accommodation
Rustic treehouse overlooking river
Marc's Treehouse Lodge has a swimming pool, a bush bar and a rustic boma where 3 course meals are served. After your evening meal, which always has a typical African flavour, you can relax around the crackling campfire and share your impressions of the day's wildlife highlights and adventures.
Day One :
Pick up from your hostel or Johannesburg Airport and travel in an airconditioned vehicle via Dullstroom or Nelspruit to Marc's Camp. After a short break ( swim/ early Sundowner at the bar ) you board the open Landcruiser for a 3 hour sunset drive. Your qualified guide will facilitate your first sightings of Africa's varied fauna. We stop for photos of the magnificent African sunset. After dark, your guide will use a powerful spotlight to locate nocturnal animals. Dinner in the Boma around a crackling fire will be a typical South African meal. Overnight in your fascinating treehouse.
Day Two :
After breakfast we board our open Gameviewer that provides unbeatable opportunities for a total sensual wildlife experience. These vehicles offer superior viewing and the absence of windows allows you to hear and smell the African bush and its denizens. Your experienced guide will show you many animals and birds that frequent this wildlife paradise. The Orpen/ Satara region has open plains with numerous herds of giraffe, zebra and antelope that attract the big cats. Dinner and overnight at Marc's Treehouse Lodge.
Day Three :
Early morning game walk accompanied by your armed ranger. You will attempt to get close to the numerous animals that have made their home at Marc's, especially nyala, buffalo and rhino. After breakfast, you drive via the Blyde River Canyon on your return to Johannesburg where you arrive in the late afternoon. Airport dropoff by arrangement.
Lunches, drinks and personal items.