From Kruger to Limpopo

11

Days

For this tour you will need to book your international flights to arrive in Johannesburg and depart from Johannesburg

ZAR 58 455,00

Per Person Sharing / Single Supplement Applies

Price excludes international flights

Your tour highlights:


  • Soweto Tour

  • Panorama Route

  • Kruger National Park

  • Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre

  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

  • Karongwe Game Reserve

  • Mapungubwe National Park

  • Tuli Game Reserve

Accommodation

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

Included:


  • “Meet & Greet” on arrival at the airport

  • Tourism levies, taxes, fees & service charges

  • 3 to 4 Star accommodations: 9 Nights

  • 18 Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 7 Dinners

  • Porterage at airports & hotels

  • All local transfers & transport

  • Professional English-speaking guide

  • Conservation & entrance fees per itinerary

Day 1:


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.


Day 2:


Your guide will meet you upon your morning arrival in Johannesburg at O R Tambo International Airport. 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. Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening with fellow travellers and your local accredited tourist guide who will also be the tour manager.


Accommodation:  Kempton Park - Johannesburg

Meals:  Dinner


Day 3:


Today we 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”. We 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. We 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.


Accommodation:  Hazyview

Meals:  Breakfast


Day 4:


Depart early morning for the world-renowned Kruger National Park and a thrilling 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. Return to the lodge for lunch. You then have a free afternoon to either relax by the swimming pool or explore independently the area in and around the town of Hazyview. Your tour manager / guide will be able to advise you on a couple of the activities that are available:


  • Return to Kruger on an afternoon open vehicle safari

  • Elephant interaction and / or ride

  • Microlight flight

  • Canopy zipline

  • Canoeing on the Sabie River


Dinner can be enjoyed at your lodge’s restaurant or at one of a number of good restaurants found near your lodge in the village of Hazyview.


Accommodation:  Hazyview

Meals:  Breakfast (Packs)


Included Activity:


  • Morning open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park


Day 5:


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, we return to Kruger. We 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 on safari in a region teeming with zebra, wildebeest & giraffe which are the main prey for lions! Dinner on the first night will be served as a traditional “potjie” stew and the next night as a “braai” barbeque. Both meals will be prepared by your guide and cooked over an open fire. After dinner you can relax with a drink around the campfire. There is no better place in Africa to get closer to nature than to stay within the boundaries of the Kruger National Park. Listen for any nocturnal visitors and even reminisce with your fellow travellers on all that you would have already seen on this safari. We are sure your guide will also be itching to tell you a couple of stories about the bygone days of Kruger when pioneers and outlaws explored, hunted and even settled in the harsh territory of the Eastern Transvaal. Overnight in Kruger, undeniably Africa’s finest wildlife reserve.


Accommodation:  Lodge - Kruger National Park

Meals:  Breakfast & Dinner


Included Activity:


  • Day 7 - An open vehicle sunset safari with a park ranger


Day 8:


After breakfast, we 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. Dinner will be served as a traditional “braai” barbeque prepared by your guide. Overnight in Mapungubwe.


Accommodation:  Lodge - Mapungubwe National Park

Meals:  Breakfast & Dinner


Day 9 & 10:


After breakfast we 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, we depart for Pont Drift, the border post between South Africa and Botswana. A representative from Tuli will meet us at the border and transfer us 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, Lunch & Dinner


Included Activities:


  • Guided archaeological walking tour

  • Early morning & afternoon (sunset) open vehicle safaris

  • Bush walks


Day 11:


After your early morning open vehicle game drive and breakfast, we drive back to Johannesburg, for you to catch your evening flight home.


Accommodation:  None

Meals:  Breakfast