This wildlife safari tour is fully guided and visits the Kruger Park and subsequently 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 the Waterberg or Welgevonden Reserves. After an exciting 5 days, it returns to Johannesburg on the fifth day via a short tour of Pretoria.
DAY 1. Kruger National Park (South African Safari)
On the first day of this wildlife safari tour drive eastwards via Nelspruit and enter the Kruger National Park. The park 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 wild life starts here. After an exciting afternoon in the park, enter our camp for dinner and overnight in 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’, among 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 game drive and breakfast in the Kruger Park, 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 Waterberg Mountains with magnificent views into the valleys. You overnight in the most luxurious tent you have ever seen – with en-suite facilities and all! Overnight at Wildside Safari Camp (luxury tented)
DAY 5. Waterberg – Pretoria – Johannesburg
Rise early for your final open vehicle safari. Spot the wildlife across the ravines or in the valleys. Unfortunately it is time to leave this paradise and you arrive at the chalets to check out and drive to Johannesburg via Pretoria for a short tour of the city. The highlights are the Voortrekker Monument, Kruger House and the Union Buildings.
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