Vuyatela and Galago lodges: October 18th – 25th, 2020

Be hosted and guided by the trio of Tristan Dicks, Stefan Winterboer

and Graham Wallington

This unique combination of characters and skills guarantees a hugely varied, unique and highly engaging WildEarth experience.

Stay 7 nights at Djuma’s Vuyatela and Galago lodges

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Join us for this expedition from

October 18th – 25th, 2020

Be hosted and guided by none other than Tristan Dicks, Stefan Winterboer and Graham Wallington

A real luxury behind-the-scenes look at WildEarth

2 dedicated camps – only WildEarth fans …

… and all the animals we love

Hosted and guided by Tristan Dicks, Stefan Winterboer and Graham Wallington, your visit will include many special and unique WildEarth events such as:

Dinners with the crew

First-hand info about all your favourite cats

Twice-daily safaris in search of the animals you know

 Famous African bush braais

Visits to projects that are part of the WildEarth Kids program

… and much, much more!

WildEarth Expeditions will provide our fans with an experience like no other

Bookings open at the end of the Sunset safari, on Wednesday the 15th of January 2020. (19:00 CAT, 17:00 GMT, noon EST, 9 AM PST),

First come, first served

$3,800 per person sharing or $7,600 for a single occupancy room for the whole week.

Share with a travel companion of your choice or ask us to match you with a suitable room mate.

The price excludes travel between your home and Hoedspruit.

All activities, meals, transfers and certain drinks are included.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – October 18th

You will be welcomed at Johannesburg airport by Graham Wallington, who will be your host and accompany you on your mid-day flight to Hoedspruit. Once in Hoedspruit, you will meet up with Tristan and Stefan and there will be time for a quick shopping trip to get your drinks of choice and any essentials you might have forgotten to pack, before your transfer to Djuma.

Once in Djuma, you will be shown to your room and have some time to settle in before tea and coffee on the Vuyatela deck, your first game drive with your hosts and maybe already seeing some of the famous WildEarth characters.

After your drive, the crew-on-site will meet you on the Vuyatela deck for drinks and dinner, while you enjoy the sights and sounds of Gowrie Pan and waterhole. During dinner, Graham Wallington will give a special insight into the WildEarth and safariLIVE story.

After dinner, the time will have come to return to your room and fall asleep to the night sounds of Djuma.

Day 2 – October 19th

After a good night’s sleep, the day starts bright and early with tea and coffee on the Vuyatela deck. Then it’s time to head out on a morning safari with your hosts and maybe meet some of the cats you know and love so much.

Afterwards, you will have a sumptuous breakfast and then it’s time to relax, check your pictures, discuss the first day’s adventures –  or just catch up on some sleep – in preparation for afternoon tea and safari.

The afternoon safari will end at the Djuma bush braai site to round off the day with a typical South African meal, a proper ‘braai’.

Day 3 – October 20th

After the morning game drive and breakfast, you will leave the Sabi Sands briefly for a visit one or more of the projects supported by the WildEarth Kids program with Graham Wallington. A unique opportunity to see first-hand the difference the WildEarth viewing community is making.

You will return for lunch and some early afternoon relaxation and soon enough it will be time for tea at the Vuyatela deck and the afternoon game drive.

Dinner tonight will be Shangaan style and include a performance by Shangaan dancers.

Day 4 – October 21st

By now you’ll probably have slid into the rhythm of morning and afternoon drives with one of your hosts, bookended by breakfast, teas, and dinner as well as a special daytime activity.

For today’s activity, you will get the opportunity to go on a bush walk with one of Djuma’s highly experienced guides. They will regale you with their knowledge of the bush and, no doubt, many entertaining stories.

Lunch will then make sure the appetite you will have worked up is taken care of and after some time to catch your breath, it will be time for tea and the afternoon drive again.

Dinner tonight will allow you to discuss the events of the days with your hosts before heading of for a night of peaceful sleep.

Day 5 – October 22nd

After a good night’s sleep, the day starts bright and early with tea and coffee on the Vuyatela deck. Then it’s off to the WildEarth camp to meet some of the crew as they prepare to go out on drive. 

Between drives, Jurie Moolman will give you a special tour through his private museum collection of the many animal artefacts he collected during his decades at Djuma.

Tonight’s dinner will be Kenyan-themed in honour of the Maasai Mara. Your hosts will talk about their experiences in the Mara. Be prepared for great stories interspersed with lots of humour.

Day 6 – October 23rd

After your morning safari and breakfast, Stefan Winterboer will introduce you to the tracks and signs of the bush and how these can be used to track and find animals.

Tonight’s dinner theme will be South African and this will include some local wine tasting.

Day 7 – October 24th

Time flies and this will be your final full day at Djuma. After the morning drive and breakfast it’s therefore high time for another bushwalk and an opportunity to show off your newly acquired knowledge of tracks and signs!

After returning from the afternoon drive, you are invited to a special Goodbye Party to look back on the many great moments of the past week. 

Day 8 – October 25th

All good things must come to an end, so after a final morning game drive and breakfast it’s time to pack your bags and leave Djuma behind to either start the voyage back home or to your next holiday destination.

There’ll be laughter and tears on this day, but mostly a lot of looking back at funny, touching, amazing, and otherwise memorable moments of the past week.

General info

Payment Options:

Option One – 50% within 7 days, 50% by February 22nd (2 x $1,900 per person sharing)

Option Two – 10% within 7 days, 30% each by end of February 22nd, March 22nd and April 22nd ($380 + 3 x $1,140 per person sharing)

Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis, but with 50% of the places allocated to those who take payment option one above. The remainder will be open to anyone, regardless of which payment option is chosen.

Payment can be made via Credit Card, PayPal or bank transfer. We will not be able to accept check payments.
Should you have any questions about this trip of a lifetime, please send them to  and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Cancellation periods and refundable amounts are as follows:-

Jan – Apr        $3,500

May – Jun       $2,500

Jul – Aug         $1,000

Sep – Oct         $       0