National Park Tour & Safari from Johannesburg
(This tour does NOT include air transporation,
it is Land Only)
6 Days/5 Nights
Every Friday: Sep 30, 2016 thru Oct 27, 2017
(Accommodations begin in Johannesburg on Saturday, Safari begins on
the spectacular Mpumalanga region of South Africa on this guided tour,
including Kruger National Park. Enjoy a scenic drive by air-conditioned
vehicle along the Panoramic Route from Johannesburg and visit Elephant
Whispers, an interactive sanctuary. See endangered white rhinos as well
as lions, giraffes and buffalo on several safari drives through the
national park and Mthethomusha Game Reserve. Youll view more than
200 rock paintings by the San people. Its a great option for any
Accommodations: 3-4 star hotels
Meals: 3 breakfast and 3 dinners on safari
Depart via your own carrier.
Arrive Johannesburg and proceed on your own to your airport hotel.
Overnight: Silverburch at Birchwood Hotel - Johannesburg Airport or
Johannesburg Sabie (D)
This morning, you will be picked up from your hotel to begin your
journey. Head east in your luxury car from Johannesburg along the Panoramic
Route to the Mpumalanga Place Where The Sun Rises
and drive past spectacular scenic terrain as you listen to your
guides commentary along the way. Youll pass through the
village of Dullstroom and travel over Robbers Pass to have lunch (own
expense) in Pilgrims Rest, a historic mining town.
Continue to the
Northern Drakensberg and stop to take a few photos of natural attractions
such as Gods Window, Pinnacle Rock and the gorgeous Lisbon Falls,
which plunge 209 feet (64 meters) into a forested gorge below.
In the afternoon,
arrive in Sabie, nestled in the Drakensburg Mountains on the banks of
the Sabie River. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this tranquil, small
town at your leisure until you meet your group for dinner.
Overnight: 3- to
4-star hotel accommodation in Sabie
Sabie Kruger National Park (B, D)
breakfast, head to Elephant Whispers, a sanctuary for six African Elephants,
for a rare opportunity to interact with the majestic giants up close.
Discover the mammals remarkable intelligence and fantastic memory
as you touch their wrinkly skin.
Continue to the
Kruger Cultural Village to learn about the cultures of Mpumalanga, including
the Swazi, Shangaan, Zulu and Ndebele people. Listen to African songs
and see dancers perform in traditional attire before you dine on authentic
cuisine for lunch (own expense).
Then, enter Kruger
National Park for an unparalleled look at South Africas diverse
flora and fauna, including magnificent bird life. Embark on an afternoon
game safari in a closed vehicle and pursue the Big Five white
rhinos, buffalo, elephants, lions and leopards as well as other
to the lodge for dinner under the stars in a traditional boma,
an open-air shelter made of reed walls enclosing a fire pit, where youll
enjoy a feast by lantern light (weather permitting).
Overnight: 3- to
4-star hotel accommodation in Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park Mthethomusha Game Reserve (B, D)
breakfast, relax on another drive through the superb expanse of Kruger
National Park for more game-viewing opportunities. Then, head to Mthethomusha
Game Reserve, set against the gorgeous Malelane Mountains, and enjoy
high tea at the lodge.
In the late afternoon,
set out on an open-vehicle game safari, traversing through the reserve
past granite outcrops and crags. Stop to view an outdoor exhibit of
more than 200 spectacular rock paintings, which record the spiritual
belief system of the San, hunter-gatherers who populated the region
a dinner of Pan-African cuisine and relax for the evening at your comfortable
Overnight: 3- to
4-star hotel accommodation
Mthethomusha Game Reserve Johannesburg (B)
on an early breakfast before embarking on another open-vehicle game
drive through the reserve to spot white-tailed mongoose, kudu, giraffe,
zebra, sable and of course the Big Five.
Next, admire beautiful
vistas of the de Kaap Valley and surrounding mountains as you enjoy
lunch (own expense).
After a scenic
drive back through Mpumalanga with your guide, youll arrive back
in Johannesburg in the late afternoon, where your tour ends.
at Birchwood Hotel - Johannesburg Airport or similar.
Proceed to the airport for your return flight home.
Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected Sandton, Rosebank and Johannesburg
2 nights accommodations in Johannesburg
3 nights accommodation on tour
Sightseeing as specified
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, D=dinner)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to
Maximum number of participants on tour is 12
This tour is not suitable for children aged 7 years and under
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after
confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements.
In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Cancellations more than 41 days in advance of the scheduled departure
incur a $200 per person cancellation fee.
Cancellations between 16 and 40 days in advance of the scheduled departure
incur a $500 per person cancellation fee.
Cancellations within 15 day of the scheduled departure incur a 100%
Prices quoted are per
person, double occupancy Persons traveling single require a single supplement.