Reference code: TISD 06
Group size: 8
Validity: Nov 20 – Oct 21
Languages: German, English
Freesell: 30 Days
Your journey begins…
See the sights of Pretoria before heading out of the city to enjoy ‘Big 5’ game viewing in the Kruger National Park. Discover the African bush at a private game lodge and explore the awe-inspiring Panorama Route.
- Historial sites in Pretoria
- Kruger National Park game viewing
- Tick off the Panorama Route sights
- ‘Big 5’ 5-star private game lodge
- Open safari vehicle game drives
Day 1 | Sunday
JOHANNESBURG to WHITE RIVER via PRETORIA (±380km)
After breakfast, the tour departs from Johannesburg to White River by way of Pretoria. In Pretoria, guests visit the Voortrekker Monument which is one of the largest museums in South Africa where guests will view the biggest marble frieze in the world.
The tour continues to the Union Buildings, where guests can enjoy the views and have a photo opportunity at the Nelson Mandela statue.
Enjoy lunch en route (own account) to the Lowveld. Arrive at the hotel in the late afternoon, and enjoy time at leisure before dinner.
Overnight at Country Boutique Hotel or similar – Dinner and breakfast.
Day 2 | Monday
WHITE RIVER to HAZYVIEW via KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (±150km)
Guests wake up early and receive a breakfast pack to enjoy en route to the iconic Kruger National Park for a full day’s game viewing in a closed vehicle. Guests can look forward to spotting the ‘Big 5’ and a variety of other wildlife and bird species.
The park boasts one of the largest and most successful conservation schemes in the world, and the diversity of fauna and flora promise an unforgettable bushveld experience.
The tour stops for lunch in the park (own account) and then later, exit at the Paul Kruger Gate to head to the hotel for dinner.
Overnight at Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate or similar – Dinner and breakfast.
Day 3 | Tuesday
HAZYVIEW to HOEDSPRUIT via PANORAMA ROUTE (±220km)
After an early breakfast, guests head to 2 of Mpumalanga’s most magnificent topographical attractions: the Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels.
The Panorama Route affords guests memorable views of the more significant sites in this area including God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and the Pinnacle.
Once at the lodge, guests enjoy high tea before heading off for an afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle, then returning to the lodge for dinner.
Overnight at Makalali Main Lodge or similar – Dinner, breakfast, and 2 game activities.
Day 4 | Wednesday
HOEDSPRUIT to JOHANNESBURG (±460km)
Guests go for an early morning game drive in an open safari vehicle before breakfast.
The tour then heads back to Johannesburg, via the charming town of Dullstroom, where guests can stop for lunch (own account) and take a short through the town (time permitting) and enjoy the arts and antiques on display.
The tour returns to Johannesburg in the late afternoon.
Accommodation: 4-star hotels and 5-star private game lodge
Meals: 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners
Entrance fees: Voortrekker Monument, Blyde River Canyon, Lisbon Falls, God’s Window, Pinnacle, conservation fees into Kruger National Park and a private game reserve
Excursions: Short Pretoria city orientation tour, afternoon and morning open safari vehicle private game reserve game drives
Green Seat: SANParks Honorary Rangers, Endangered Wildlife Trust, Trees for Tourism
Travel insurance, flights, visa fees, airport transfers, porterage, 4 lunches, gratuities, and personal expenses