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20 Years Experience You can Trust*
+27 31 572 422
info@southerncircle.com
20 Years Experience You can Trust*
+27 31 572 422

Wildlife and Scenic Johannesburg Safari Tours

Johannesburg City Tour (Code: SCJC)

Some of the highlights of this tour are the prestigious Northern Suburbs of Sandton, Rosebank and Houghton. This tour won’t be complete without a visit to Constitution Hill, home of the Constitutional Court, also the site of the notorious Old Fort Prison. A drive through the cosmopolitan Hillbrow, a colourful insight to South Africa’s “Manhattan” is also included.

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R8995

3 Day Kruger National Park Explorer Tour (Code: SCJK)

DAY 1.   Johannesburg – Kruger Park Our first day on tour to the Kruger Park takes us from Johannesburg via Middelburg and Nelspruit to the famous Kruger National Park. Enter in the south where our encounter with Africa’s amazing wildlife commences. We search for the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) amongst many other species of animals such as giraffe, zebra and antelope such as kudu, nyala, impala, etc, etc. Arrive at the camp late afternoon for dinner and overnight. Overnight in a Bungalow. DAY 2.  Kruger Safari Tour We devote today to game viewing in search of the Kruger National Park’s ‘Big Five’ amongst other animals. We arrive back at our camp at sunset for dinner and overnight. An optional night drive in an open safari vehicle utilising high powered spotlights to find the nocturnal animals is available.  Overnight in a bungalow. DAY 3.   Panoramic Route – Gauteng After a final game drive and breakfast, we drive via Kowyn’s Pass to the Escarpment and visit The Pinnacle, God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Blyde River Canyon.  Then, unfortunately, we are at the end of our tour and have to return and arrive in Johannesburg late afternoon.

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R16995

5 Day Kruger Park and Vistas Explorer Tour (Code: SCJS)

DAY 1.   Kruger National Park (South African Safari) On the first day of this South African safari we drive eastwards via Witbank and Middelburg to Nelspruit and enter the Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of nearly 20 000 square kilometres (7,500 sq mi) and extends 360 kilometres (220 mi) from north to south and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from east to west. Our encounter with the wild life starts here. Tonight we enter our camp for dinner and overnight in our free-standing ‘rondavel’ type rooms with air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom. Overnight Skukuza or similar Camp – bungalow. DAY 2. Kruger National Park Safari South Africa We spend today game viewing in search for the ‘Big Five’, amongst other animals. We reach our camp at sunset for dinner and overnight. Some may want to do a night drive in an open game viewing vehicle utilising high powered spotlights to find the nocturnal animals (optional). Overnight Skukuza or similar Camp – bungalow. DAY 3.  Panoramic Route After a final Kruger Park game drive and breakfast, we drive via Kowyn’s Pass to the Escarpment and visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and the Lisbon Falls. Then we travel through the Abel Erasmus tunnel and descend down to the Lowveld en-route to Tzaneen. Explore the town and travel into the Magoebaskloof pass where our hotel is situated. The rest of the afternoon you can embark on short explorations around the hotel and marvel at the scenic views. Overnight at Sherwood Country House. DAY 4.  Magoebaskloof – Waterberg Explore the area some more until we depart mid-morning and travel via Polokwane (Pietersburg) to the Waterberg area and to our private nature reserve. After check-in, commence on an open vehicle drive in the

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R11900

4 Day Kruger Park Explorer Tour (Code: SCJL)

Day 1.  Johannesburg – Kruger National Park We embark on the Kruger Park Safari by driving eastwards via Witbank and Middelburg to Nelspruit and enter the Kruger National Park in the south.  Our encounter with the wild life starts here as we begin our  thrilling Kruger National Park safari. Tonight we enter our camp for dinner and overnight. We overnight in our comfortable free-standing ‘rondavel’ type room with air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom. Day 2.  Luxurious Kruger National Park Safari Today we devote to game viewing and we search for the ‘Big Five’ amongst other animals. We reach our camp at sunset for dinner and overnight. Some may want to do a night drive in an open game viewing vehicle utilising high powered spotlights to find the nocturnal animals (optional). Day 3.  Panoramic Route After a final game drive and breakfast, we leave the park and drive via Klaserie and the Abel Erasmus Pass to the Escarpment and visit Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window and the Pinnacle Rock. Travel to Sabie where we overnight. Overnight Ligna Lodge. Day 4.  Pilgrim’s Rest – JNB Our first stop is at the Lone Creek falls. We then visit the town of Pilgrim’s Rest, the museum. Take a walk through the main street and get carried away to the late nineteenth century when this little village was bustling with activity as a result of the alluvial gold found here before returning to Johannesburg, arriving late afternoon.

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5 Day South African Wildlife Explorer Guided Tour (Code: SCJD)

DAY 1. Gauteng – Panoramic Route (wildlife safari) This wildlife safari takes us via Middelburg and Dullstroom to the Three Rondavels view site at the Blyde River Canyon. We visit scenic areas such as Bourke’s Luck Potholes (a walk down the hill to see this unique trick of nature is worth the experience), Lisbon Falls, God’s Window and the Pinnacle before a short visit to Pilgrim’s Rest, an early gold mining town declared a National Monument. Rich deposits of alluvial gold were found here at the end of the last century, hence the existence of the town deep in the mountains. Overnight Ligna Lodge. DAY 2. Panoramic Route – Kruger National Park After an early breakfast, we do a pleasant walk through indigenous forest to see the Lone Creek Falls. Then we follow a scenic route to Hazyview and enter the Kruger National Park. We spend the rest of day in this magnificent reserve around 2 million ha in extent. We overnight in the reserve in chalets in one of the rest camps. DAY 3. Kruger National Park – Swaziland We rise early for a game drive and breakfast on a deck overlooking the Sabie River. We spend the rest of the morning in the reserve and depart for the mountain Kingdom of Swaziland for a visit to the Ngwenya glass factory where all the items are hand made from recycled glass. We drive through the capital, Mababane, and continue to Mhlambanyatsi where we overnight in the mountains at  Forester’s Arms. DAY 4. Swaziland – Zululand – Private Reserve This morning we have an early breakfast and then visit Swazi Candles in the Malkerns Valley where we watch the locals hand-moulding wax into a variety of interesting shapes.  On this site there is also a market where the locals sell their craft, as well as other shops

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6 Day Great African Wildlife Expedition (Code: SCMD)

DAY 1. Johannesburg – Panoramic Route (Wildlife Safari Tour) Our first day on this amazing wildlife safari tour takes us from Johannesburg via Middelburg, Dullstroom and Robber’s Pass to Pilgrim´s Rest, the early gold mining town turned into a living museum. Rich deposits of alluvial gold were found here at the end of the 19th century, hence the existence of the town deep in the mountains. After exploring this quaint old town, we continue to Sabie where we have a pleasant walk through indigenous forest to visit Lone Creek Falls. Overnight Ligna Lodge. DAY 2. Panoramic Route – Private Reserve After breakfast, travel via Graskop to marvel at scenic areas such the Pinnacle, God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes (a walk down the hill to this unique trick of nature is worth the effort), and the magnificent Three Rondavels view site at the Blyde River Canyon. We walk along the cliffs to really appreciate the breathtaking views.  Later, we descend to the Lowveld via Abel Erasmus pass and the Strijdom Tunnel. Arrive at Mohlabetsi in the Balule private game reserve,  a part of the Greater Kruger National Park. This afternoon our encounter with Africa’s wildlife begins as we travel on an open vehicle to search for the game. Enjoy a great dinner under the stars tonight (weather permitting). Overnight Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge

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Southern Circle Tours & Safaris offer a number of guided tours from Johannesburg. Some return to Johannesburg and some continue to other destinations such as the sub-tropical holiday city of Durban!  These tours take you via the Kruger National Park, Panoramic Route, the kingdom of eSwatini (formerly known as Swaziland), Zululand and you finally arrive in Durban. Most noteworthy is that you can depart from Johannesburg or in reverse from Durban. Enjoy traveling along panoramic routes with our day safari tours of South Africa.

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Experience a True African Wildlife Adventure with Our Unforgettable Johannesburg Safari Tours

These tours include some of the country’s most exceptional scenery, local cultures, and extensive wildlife opportunities. One can join shorter guided tours from Johannesburg to the Kruger Park at affordable prices. Book your 3-day, 4-day or 5-day Kruger Park safari’s from Johannesburg to enjoy the best of South Africa’s wildlife. Most of the shorter guided tours from Johannesburg also return to Johannesburg.

Start your safari experience by traveling from Johannesburg to the Kruger National Park for adventurous wildlife trips. Enjoy the sight of magnificent mountain passes, a range of African wildlife and some of the most beautiful terrains as you journey to the most popular wildlife and nature hotspots in South Africa.

Travel from Johannesburg to Durban where you embark on safari tours in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Search for the Big Five as you drive with your tour guide in an open safari vehicle throughout the nature reserve. Take a trip to Lake St Lucia for great bird viewing opportunities before ending your wildlife tour.

Brief History of Johannesburg

Johannesburg is the biggest city in Gauteng. It was established in the year 1886 when a village managed by the Health Committee found an outcrop of gold on a farm called Langlaagte. Once the discovery was made, people from across South Africa traveled to Johannesburg for their chance to claim their fortune.  Within the span of eleven years, the population grew so much that Johannesburg was declared a municipality.

Gauteng, which translates to “Place of Gold” in the Sotho language, is known to be the smallest province in South Africa, but also the richest in the country. Johannesburg has the best Central Business District in Africa. Many of the largest national and international companies have their head office located in Johannesburg.

Tips for your next African Safari departing from Johannesburg

An African safari is an unforgettable experience for both local and international tourists alike. At Southern Circle we pride ourselves with delivering quality service for our tourists. Below we have put together a few tips for tourists who will be traveling on a safari trip for the first time when booking our exciting Johannesburg safari tours.

  1. South Africa is a hot and humid country with temperatures reaching up to 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer season. Cool and comfortable clothing is advised.
  2. There will be a lot of driving and searching for animals on your safari adventure. Keep cool by drink lots of water to keep you hydrated.
  3. Bring along a camera to capture precious moments while on your safari tour. Your camera may come in handy when you spot one of the Big Five or any other animal during the safari.
  4. Ask your tour guide as many questions as you would like. Enquire about the different animals and plant life that you will encounter. Our guides are extremely knowledgeable on all the destinations that you will travel to.

When is the best time to go on a safari?

Although tourists can travel on a safari tour throughout the year, it is advised that the best time to go on an African safari is between April and September. This is because South Africa is experiencing much cooler and dry weather conditions during these months.

It is easier to spot the animals around this time of the year as the bushes are thin. Because of little to no rain in these months, the animals can also be seen around waterholes during the day, resting and quenching their thirst.

Book one of our favorite Johannesburg Tours now.

If you are planning an unforgettable safari vacation in South Africa, book one of our extraordinary Johannesburg Safari Tours now. Click on our tour packages below for more detailed information about each package.

For longer tours also departing from Johannesburg, ending in other cities such as Cape Town, please see the Countrywide Packages.

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