From Kruger to Limpopo
For this tour you will need to book your international flights to arrive in Johannesburg and depart from Johannesburg
Your tour highlights:
Kruger National Park
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Karongwe Game Reserve
Mapungubwe National Park
Tuli Game Reserve
Bela Bela Hot Springs
destinations on route:
1 Night - Johannesburg
2 Nights - Hazyview
1 Night - Karongwe Game Reserve
2 Nights - Kruger National Park
1 Night - Mapungubwe National Park
2 Nights - Tuli Game Reserve
1 Night - Bela Bela
Meet & Greet and assistance on arrival at airport
Tourism levies, taxes, fees & service charges
3 to 4 Star accommodations / 4X4 Camp: 10 Nights
14 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 5 Dinners
Conservation fees as per itinerary
Maximum insurance cover
1 x Delivery fee
Guided tour of Soweto
Full day open vehicle safari - Kruger
Karongwe - Morning open vehicle safari
Tuli - Game viewing activities
Depart for South Africa on an overnight flight to arrive the next morning. If this is not convenient or you can get a better deal, if you book an earlier flight, then please let us know and we will plan accordingly.
Morning arrival in South Africa. Our representative / guide will be at the airport to meet you and hand over your travel documents (vouchers). From here we depart for a short township tour of Soweto for a glimpse of neighbourhood life and to reflect on the apartheid history of South Africa. This vibrant city is home to a host of interesting attractions such as the Twin Towers and Freedom Square, as well as Vilakazi Street which is the only street in the world where two Nobel Peace Prize recipients resided namely Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the great Nelson Mandela. Included in this tour is a visit to the Nelson Mandela “Matchbox” House Museum and then the Apartheid Museum. You might like to get a bite to eat at the Truth Café found at the museum complex. Afternoon check-in at a charming lodge found on the East Rand. Dinner will be served at the lodge.
Accommodation: Kempton Park - Johannesburg
Guided tour of Soweto
Your hired vehicle will be delivered to the lodge. After breakfast and the collection of your vehicle you travel east to the province of Mpumalanga meaning the “pulling of the sun” or “the land where the sun rises”, also known as “Paradise Country”. You can drive along the “Panorama Route” of the Transvaal Drakensberg Mountains with its breathtaking vistas. Here you can view the imposing Three Rondavels and admire the stunning scenery of the Blyde River Canyon which is one of the deepest in the world. You can also pay a visit to the spectacular Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window. Lunch can be had en-route and dinner will be served at the lodge’s restaurant. Overnight in the beautiful Sabie River Valley.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
After early morning traditional coffee & rusks, your guide will pick you up at your lodge. Depart for the world-renowned Kruger National Park and a trilling full day open vehicle safari in search of the “Big 5” animals, as well as a host of other animals and wonderful creatures. Kruger is a national treasure which is known to be the most biodiverse park on earth with 140 mammals, 119 reptiles, 55 amphibians, last recorded 506 bird species and about 1980 plant species. Lunch can be had in the park. This evening is at leisure. Dinner can be enjoyed at your lodge’s restaurant or at one of several good restaurants found near your lodge in the village of Hazyview.
Meals: Breakfast (Packs)
Full day open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park
Drive to the Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, which is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species and the rehabilitation of injured & orphaned wildlife. Lunch en-route before visiting the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (Kapama Cheetah Breeding & Research Centre). Overnight and dinner at the Shiduli Private Game Lodge. The lodge is situated on the Karongwe Game Reserve roamed by the "Big Five" - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino & buffalo. Set against the backdrop of the grandiose Drakensberg Mountain Range, Shiduli personifies refinement, comfort and warm hospitality. A true “home away from home” experience makes this the perfect bush getaway.
Accommodation: Karongwe Game Reserve
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 6 & 7:
After an early morning open vehicle game drive in Karongwe and breakfast, you return to Kruger. Travel to the remote central and far northern reaches of the park, to places known as Thulamela, which was the former seat of wicked King Ingwe and the beautiful Queen Losha, as well as Crook’s Corner on the border between South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Spend the next two days off the beaten track travelling through a region teeming with zebra, wildebeest & giraffe which are the main prey for lions! After dinner each night you could sit around your campfire under an African sky with stars so bright one feels you could reach out and touch them. Listen for any nocturnal visitors, as well the sounds and calls of the wild emanating from the African bush. We recommend you book on your arrival at the camp an open vehicle sunset safari for the following day. Meals can be enjoyed at the camp restaurant or you could cook your own meals at your self-catering chalet. Overnight in Kruger, undeniably Africa’s finest wildlife reserve.
Accommodation: Lodge - Kruger National Park
Meals: Breakfast (Day 6)
Recommended Optional Activity:
Day 7 - Afternoon open vehicle sunset safari with a park ranger
After breakfast, you depart Kruger via Pafuri Gate. Travel through Venda, which is known to be “The land of Legends”. The Venda’s are the smallest ethnic group in South Africa. They have staunch traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation which has transpired into an extremely interesting culture. Stop in the town of Mussina for supplies and lunch, before driving to Mapungubwe National Park found at the confluence of the Shashe River and the great grey-green greasy Limpopo River, which is also the border between South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. We recommend you book on your arrival at the camp the guided archaeological walking tour for the following morning. Meals can be enjoyed at the camp restaurant or you could cook your own meals at your self-catering chalet. Overnight in Mapungubwe.
Accommodation: Lodge - Mapungubwe National Park
Day 9 & 10:
After breakfast you could join a park ranger for a guided tour on foot to one of South Africa’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely Mapungubwe meaning the “Hill of the Jackal”, an archaeological site were archaeologists excavated the famous Golden Rhino and other evidence of a wealthy ancient African Kingdom that was established between 1200 & 1290 AD. This mountain fortress was home to a powerful tribe that flourished on trading with Eastern cultures in gold, ivory, salt and slaves. After the tour, you depart for Pont Drift, the border post between South Africa and Botswana. Vehicle parking is available at the border post. A representative from Tuli will meet you at the border and then transfer you to a tented lodge located on a 10 000 hectares (24 000 acre) private and exclusive concession found within the vast Northern Tuli Game Reserve. The reserve offers a wonderful natural authentic wilderness experience, reminiscent of a century old African safari, fortunately with modern comforts. It is also a birders paradise, as hundreds of species can be found within the Tuli Block. A variety of game such as elephant, leopard, African wild cat, hyena, bush pig, warthog and bushbuck can even be seen drinking at the waterhole near the camp.
Accommodation: Tuli Game Reserve
Meals: Breakfast (Day 10), Lunch & Dinner
Recommended Optional Activity:
Guided archaeological walking tour
Included Daily Activities:
Early morning & afternoon (sunset) open vehicle safaris
Your camp ranger will drop you off at the border after your early morning open vehicle game drive and breakfast. Collect your vehicle on your re-entry to South Africa and drive to the small bushveld town of Bela Bela where you have the rest of the day and the next morning to enjoy the Warmbaths Forever Resort with its hot mineral pools, water sports, as well as its hydro and spa facilities. This is a great place to have some time to relax after your African safari and even reminisce on all that you have seen and done on this tour. Maybe even start planning for your next African adventure. It is said that once Africa is in your blood you will return time and time again.
Accommodation: Bela Bela
After breakfast and a leisurely morning you travel back to Johannesburg’s O R Tambo International Airport for you to catch your evening flight home. Drop-off your hired vehicle at the rental agency at the airport.