5 Days - 1 Country
Experience your Adventurous Side with us. We are delighted to bring to you a thrilling journey covering the highlights of South Africa including JOHANNESBURG | MPUMALANGA | NORTHERN MPUMALANGA | KRUGER NATIONAL PARK | JOHANNESBURG
Day 1 (Sat) - Johannesburg
Touch down at OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the magnificent suburban shopping malls or take an optional afternoon Soweto Tour (own account). At 19h00 we all meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet your fellow travellers.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Balalaika or similar Distance travelled today: 35 kms
Day 2 (Sun) - Northern Kruger Park & Surrounds (BB, D + 2 Game Activities)
We leave Johannesburg and travel via the towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg before we ascend the grandiose north-eastern Drakensberg mountain range via Abel Erasmus Pass and the Strydom Tunnel. After a lunch stop (own account) we arrive at our exclusive private game reserve. After tea, we set off on an afternoon/evening open 4 x 4 vehicle game drive – perfect for game viewing. Drives are conducted by a qualified game ranger and Shangaan tracker who will share their vast experiences of the savannah. A decadent evening meal compliments and completes the day’s adventure.
Accommodation: Shiduli Private Game Lodge or similar Distance travelled today: 480 kms
Day 3 (Mon) - Northern Kruger Park & Surrounds (FB + 2 Game Activities)
Morning and afternoon game drives will be spent traversing the many hectares of supreme and diverse vegetation in search of the Big Five, as well as a wealth of other smaller creatures and bird species. The Lodge is the ideal place to unwind during the heat of the day in a relaxed ambience with its lush indigenous garden dappled in shade, or around the sparkling pool. In the evening, enjoy a dinner feast under the stars in a traditional African ‘boma’.
Accommodation: Shiduli Private Game Lodge or similar
Distance travelled today: 80 kms
**Memorable Moment: The African boma (also known as a kraal) has a long history dating back to pre-colonial Africa when native groups such as the isiZulu and isiXhosa used wooden fences to enclose livestock and fortify family homesteads. The closely knit branches were more akin to walls than fences and also served as a wind shield. Today, safari game lodges around the continent have also adopted and celebrate in the architectural history of the African boma, using the stylised wooden structures to enclose outdoor dining areas and create a warm, inviting space where guests can enjoy dining under the African night sky after a day out on a big game safari.**
Day 4 (Tue) - Hazyview (BB)
Set off before sunrise in our open safari vehicle in search of elusive nocturnal animal species and enjoy morning coffee, tea and traditional snacks as daylight begins in the African bushveld. After enjoying a hearty brunch, it is time to meander through the extraordinary Panorama route.
Enjoy the breath taking views across the Blyde River Canyon (3 Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Lisbon waterfalls and God’s Window. After a short refreshment stop in Graskop, we travel to Hazyview arriving in the late afternoon.
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar Distance travelled today: 180 kms
Day 5 (Wed) - A Morning Big Five game viewing in Kruger National Park (PB)
Set off before breakfast for a morning in search of lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, and all manner of wondrous wildlife, birds and plant species. Savour the magic of this enormous wilderness. We return to Hazyview in the late morning. For guests who wish to substitute their morning game drive, a morning elephant interaction with these ‘gentle giants’ is available for you to enjoy. Saying goodbye to the animals, we conclude the safari adventure by returning to Johannesburg with a drop off at OR Tambo International Airport or your hotel in Johannesburg at approximately 18h00. Distance travelled today: 420 kms
- 4 Nights' Accommodation
- 4 Breakfasts | 2 Lunches | 2 Dinners
- All entrance fees, conservation levies and park fees
- Hotel porterage
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