Scenic Johannesburg and Wildlife Safari Tours

6-Day Kruger Park Safari and Zululand (Code: SCMD) (Johannesburg – Durban)

Johannesburg – Panorama Route – Kruger Park – Eswatini (Swaziland) – Zulu land – iSimangaliso World Heritage Site – Durban Our 6-day Kruger Park Safari spends almost 5 days of wildlife viewing including two private reserves and the famous Kruger National Park but, includes some of the most scenic areas in the country. The scenery includes the Panorama Route, Swaziland mountains and the Zululand forests and lakes. Another highlight includes a boat cruise on Lake St Lucia, situated in the iSimangaliso world heritage site! There is nothing quite like being on a safari vehicle in Africa! You feel the crisp morning breeze in your face – alert, excited – taking in the smells, hearing the sounds of the wild around you – some closer, others in the distance, you find yourself in the African bush with the morning sun streaming through it – watching a majestic elephant bull standing just metres from you, looking straight at the vehicle with waving ears – inspecting! So, why not book your tour today, pay a small deposit and hold the price for travelling from now until the end of October next year! Click here to find out how!   DAY 1. Johannesburg – Panoramic Route (African Wildlife) 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. (Dinner included). DAY 2. Panoramic Route – Private Reserve (African Wildlife) After breakfast,

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3 Day Kruger Park Safari Tour (Code: SCJK) – Johannesburg to Johannesburg

Our 3-day wildlife safaris depart daily to the famous Kruger National Park in 8-seater microbuses in search for Africa’s Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo) and a host of other animals such as the over 140 species of mammals found here! This tour is designed for those with little time, but who still want to experience the Kruger Park, the biggest reserve in Africa at around 20 000 sq km – slightly smaller than Belgium! So, why not book your tour today, pay a small deposit and hold the price for travelling from now until the end of October next year! Click here to find out how! Please click here to see it! DAY 1.   Johannesburg – Kruger National Park – Wildlife Safari Our first day on this wildlife safari tour takes us from Johannesburg via Nelspruit to the famous Kruger National Park. Enter the park in the south where our encounter with Africa’s amazing wildlife commences.  During the rest of the afternoon, you search for the Big Five and many other species such as giraffe, zebra and antelope such as kudu, nyala, impala, etc. Arrive at the camp late afternoon after an exciting couple of hours for dinner and overnight. Overnight in a Bungalow. (Dinner included) DAY 2.  Kruger National Park Wildlife Safari Tour We devote today to game viewing in search of the Kruger National Park’s wild animals.  Your guide will arrange a lunch stop (optional) during the mid-day period.  After another game viewing session, arrive back at the camp at sunset for dinner and overnight.  You can book an optional night safari.  The safari vehicle utilizes high powered spotlights to find nocturnal animals.  Overnight in a bungalow. (Breakfast and dinner included) DAY 3.   Panoramic Route – Johannesburg After a final game drive and breakfast, continue via Kowyn’s Pass

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4 Day Kruger Park Safari Tour from Johannesburg (Code: SCJL)

4-Day Kruger Park Safari Package – (SCJL) Our 4-day Kruger Park safari tour departs daily from Gauteng Province… There is nothing quite like being on a safari vehicle in Africa! You feel the crisp morning breeze in your face – alert, excited – taking in the smells, hearing the bird and animal sounds around you – some closer, others in the distance! Surrounded by the African bush with the morning sun streaming through it – you watch a majestic elephant bull standing just metres from you, looking straight at the vehicle with waving ears – inspecting… So, why not book your tour today, pay a small deposit and hold the price for travelling from now until end of October next year! Click here to find out how!   Day 1.  Johannesburg – Kruger National Park Safari Tour Depart from the Johannesburg early morning on your safari tour and drive eastwards to the Kruger Park via Nelspruit and enter the park in the south.  Your encounter with Africa’s wildlife starts here as we begin our thrilling safari. Tonight you arrive at a camp for dinner and overnight. Overnight in comfortable free-standing ‘rondavel’ type rooms with air-conditioning and an en-suite bathroom. Day 2.  Kruger National Park Safari Tour Today we devote our time to game viewing in search for the ‘Big Five’ among other animals. Reach the next camp at sunset for dinner and overnight. Some may also want to do a night drive in an open safari vehicle utilising high powered spotlights in search of the nocturnal animals (optional). Day 3.  Panoramic Route After a final game drive and breakfast, leave the park and drive via Klaserie and the Abel Erasmus Pass to the Escarpment.  You visit the Blyde River Canyon viewpoint, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window and the Pinnacle Rock. Our

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5 Day South African Wildlife Safari Guided Tour – Johannesburg to Durban (Code: SCJD)

This 5 day Kruger Park safari and Zululand tour introduces you to South Africa’s prime wildlife safari areas! We start off with a wildlife safari to the famous Kruger Park! Further along, after a stopover in Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland), we visit the reserves of Zululand along the east coast of South Africa There is nothing quite like being on a safari vehicle in Africa! You feel the crisp morning breeze in your face – alert, excited – taking in the smells, hearing the bird and animal sounds around you – some closer, others in the distance, surrounded by the African bush with the morning sun streaming through it – watching a majestic elephant bull standing just metres from you, looking straight at the vehicle with waving ears – inspecting… We cannot give you this amazing experience now, but you can get a glimpse of it snuggly from your lounge! Click here to find out! So, why not book your tour today, pay a small deposit and hold the price for travelling from now until end of October next year! Click here to find out how! 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 – Wildlife Safari After an early

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5 Day Kruger Park Safari Tour (Code: SCJS)

This 5-day Kruger Park safari tour is fully guided and starts in Johannesburg. After a visit to the Kruger, we enter a private reserve where they utilise open safari vehicles in search of the wildlife. The tour departs from Johannesburg twice weekly – Mondays and Fridays and explores the Kruger Park, the Panoramic Route, the very scenic and mountainous Magoebaskloof area and further into the Waterberg or Welgevonden Reserves. After an exciting 4 days, it returns to Johannesburg on the fifth via a short tour of Pretoria. There is nothing quite like being on a safari vehicle, feeling the crisp morning breeze in your face – alert, excited – taking in the smells, hearing bird and animal sounds around you – some closer, others in the distance, you find yourself in the African bush with the morning sun streaming through it – watching a majestic elephant bull standing metres from you, looking straight at the vehicle with waving ears – inspecting! So, why not book your tour today, pay a small deposit and hold this year’s price for travelling next year! Click here to find out how! DAY 1.   Kruger National Park (Wildlife  Safari Tour) We start off on this 5-day wildlife safari tour driving eastwards via Nelspruit and enter the Kruger National Park. It is of the largest game reserves in Africa, covering 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 wildlife starts here as we travel further into the park.  We spend an exciting afternoon in the park and afterwards enter our camp for dinner and overnight in free-standing ‘rondavel’ type rooms with air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom. Overnight Skukuza or similar

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Scenic Johannesburg and Wildlife Safari Tours

Southern Circle Tours & Safaris offer a number of scenic Johannesburg and wildlife safari tours. 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

The scenic Johannesburg and wildlife safari 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 Tours & Safaris, we pride ourselves on 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.