Any location in Johannesburg between 06:30 and 08:00, depending on location
Any location in Johannesburg around 18:00, depending on location
2 – 8
Please request the confidential price for this package as rates vary across seasons.
- Accommodation as specified (subject to availability)
- Meals as specified
- All transport in air-conditioned or open game-viewing vehicles
- All excursions, sightseeing and game viewing activities as described in the program
- All entry fees, park fees and conservation levies
- The services of a qualified and registered tour guide/driver
- Meals not specified
- Drinks, gratuities, telephone calls & other items of a personal nature
- International & domestic flights
- Sight-seeing along the “Panorama Route”
- The KrugerNational Park under guidance of a Southern Eagle Tours safari guide
- Early morning and afternoon “Big Five” safaris in open 4x4 safari vehicles
Day 1 – Mpumalanga Province - Kruger National Park Border
An early departure from Johannesburg as we travel east towards the Mpumalanga Province, passing through the open grasslands and agricultural areas of the “Highveld”. Our journey continues via the scenic Schoemanskloof Pass into sub-tropical citrus farming and forestry areas. We then visit the many attractions along the “Panorama Route”, including God’s Window, the Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the viewpoint over the Blyde River Canyon at the Three Rondavels. The Panorama Route along the Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga is arguably one of the most beautiful and popular travel destinations in South Africa. It leads through the rugged mountain range of the northern Drakensberg. Here, in the northeastern part of the Great Escarpment, the inland plateau declines abruptly and steeply and opens up fantastic views of the plains of the Lowveld up to a thousand metres below. In the afternoon we descend the eastern escarpment and travel through the warm “Lowveld” to a beautiful country lodge, located just a short distance from the nearest entrance gate to the Kruger National Park.
Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate
Dinner, bed & breakfast basis
Day 2 – Mpumalanga/Limpopo Province - Kruger National Park
We depart before dawn and travel the short distance to the entrance gate to the Kruger National Park. Once inside the Park, excitement will mount as we start seeing some of the numerous animals that inhabit this magnificent wildlife sanctuary. Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Breakfast packs will be provided, which we will enjoy at a picnic spot inside the Kruger Park. We spend virtually the entire day travelling inside the Kruger Park, arriving at our “restcamp” in the late afternoon. Accommodation tonight is in comfortable en-suite bungalows or cottages, and dinner is enjoyed in the camp restaurant.
Accommodation: Satara, Olifants, Letaba or Skukuza Restcamp
Dinner, bed & breakfast basis
What is a restcamp?
The word "restcamp" is a bit deceiving as it has nothing to do with "camping". The accommodation used in the Kruger National Park are brick or stone cottages or bungalows, usually with a thatched roof. These bungalows or cottages all have private en-suite facilities (WC, shower and wash basin) and air-conditioning.
Day 3 – Mpumalanga/Limpopo Province – Private Game Reserve
After breakfast we depart from our restcamp, and spend most of the morning inside the Kruger Park, game-viewing as we go. Around mid-day we exit the Park, and travel to an exclusive lodge in a nearby private game reserve, where later this afternoon your first exhilarating game drive in specially adapted open 4X4 vehicles is undertaken. At dusk sundowners are enjoyed deep in the bush, after which the drive continues, making use of spotlights to search for nocturnal animals. A final highlight today is a specially prepared dinner at the lodge.
Accommodation: Private Game Lodge
Fully inclusive of all meals & game-viewing activities
We make use of a number of smaller and more intimate game lodges in one of the private game reserves that lie directly west of the Kruger National Park. The specific game lodge used will depend on availability, but should be one of the following: Jackalberry Game Lodge, Chapungu Luxury Tented Lodge, Thornybush Waterside Lodge or Kapama River Lodge.
Day 4 - End of safari
After a final open vehicle game drive and a late breakfast, you are collected from the lodge and we travel back to Johannesburg via the scenic Abel Erasmus Pass, and the interesting country towns of Lydenburg, Dullstroom and Belfast. You are dropped off in the late afternoon at a location of your choice.