I have always wanted to go on an African Safari it’s been on my bucket list forever, I’m so glad I finally had my chance to go on one and it’s literally one of those experiences which made a lasting impression and memories I will remember for the rest of my life.
Seeing huge animals living freely and in the wild is the ultimate experience and really shows us how insignificant everything is compared to nature.
Leopard Song is located in the Pride of Africa game reserve, and honestly hand on heart one of the best things I’ve ever done while on a work trip. Leopard Song felt like a mini holiday, even though I was on a layover. It is also fantastic value for money too.
After doing several Johannesburg trips I kept hearing other crew say how amazing Leopard Song was, so wanted to try it for myself. So when I got a Johannesburg on my roster I emailed all the crew ahead of our trip to see if they wanted to join and also posted on one of our crew Facebook pages to see if any of the crew from the earlier flight wanted to join.
We managed to get 5 of us together and emailed Leopard Song to arrange and book. When we arrived at our hotel we had a few hours to relax before Leopard Song came and collected us. It took about an hours drive from Johannesburg to reach the reserve. When we arrived we were greeted by the most friendly staff who really couldn’t of done anymore for us.
They made us a lovely lunch and we got checked into our own individual luxury lodges complete with en-suites. The lodges were all immaculately clean and really lovely inside. There was lots of deers and impalas walking around the lodges which just added to the feel of the place. It was so peaceful and relaxing and there was also a small pool, and a campfire to sit around in the evening.
After our lunch we went for a game drive in the late afternoon, and we saw so many animals such as zebra, enyala, daika, warthogs, impalas, giraffes, ostriches, rhinos, lions and a variety of birds. The scenery on the drive was stunning as well, and we stopped off at a watering hole for sunset which was absolutely gorgeous.
During the evening it does get quite chilly and while driving through the reserve it got quite cold on the jeep, but Leopard Song were well prepared and have lots of cosy blankets on the jeep to keep warm while driving around on Safari.
After having a magical afternoon driving around the bush seeing lots of animals living freely, we headed back to the lodge and the chef had prepared a delicious 3 course dinner for us which was homestyle comfort food with a big lasagne for the main course and some garlic bread, all of it was so tasty and just what we needed after a tiring night flight and the Safari.
Once dinner was demolished by all of us we sat around the campfire for a bit and enjoyed a few glasses of wine. It really is a special place we could see so many stars and the only noises we could hear were that of animals in the bush.
We decided to have an early night as we all wanted to get up early to do the sunrise Safari and to see some more animals. We started the morning Safari at 6.30am and got to see lots more animals again and enjoy the sights and sounds of being out in the bush. After a little while of driving around the ranger driving us round pulled over at a watering hole, and laid out some tea, coffee and biscuits and we all sat having a cuppa overlooking the watering hole, and could even see hippos in the distance poking their heads out from the water.
When we finished the morning Safari we arrived back to the lodge to be greeted with a hot full English breakfast which was the perfect end to our Safari night stop.
Leopard Song provide a discounted rate to workers from the airline I fly for. We got such a good deal I think from memory it cost me approximately £90 which included pick up and drop off, overnight accommodation, all meals and drinks and 2 game drives. I couldn’t believe what great value for money it was. Even without any discount Leopard Song is extremely affordable without any compromises.
I made the best memories at Leopard Song and really want to go back and would love to take my husband. If your looking to escape the daily grind and break free from having WiFi, then Leopard Song is the ultimate getaway to switching off from the rest of the world and just relaxing in the most peaceful atmosphere. I really fell in love with Leopard Song, and I don’t think my words or pictures will do it justice, so if you are planning a safari trip visit Leopard Song to see for yourself and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.