Visit the world famous Kruger National Park (including the magnificent Panorama Route)
- 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
- PRICE: ZAR12,600.00 pp sharing (approx. US$800), as at 02.06.2016
Why not add on a tour of the Kingdom of Swaziland and/or Mozambique or another SA destination
Day 1 MONDAY - JOHANNESBURG TO GRASKOP
Mogodi Lodge – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (DBB) (www.travelground.com)
We leave Johannesburg at 08h30 for our 6-hour drive on good roads to Graskop passing through farm-lands and the coal-mining area of the Province of Mpumalanga “Where the Sun Rises”. We will stop for tea en-route and later a light lunch in Dullstroom (own account). The trout and salad is our favourite!
Dullstroom is a famous fly-fishing village and its roads are lined with Oak and Beech trees. There are many interesting shops. The trip over the beautiful Long Tom Pass takes us through some of the world’s largest man-made forests.
We visit the replica of the Long Tom gun (as used in the Anglo-Boer war), and the Lone Creek Falls. We have time to relax before meeting for pre-dinner drinks on the deck over-looking the Gorge. We dine in the Lodge’s restaurant.
Day 2 - TUESDAY - GRASKOP - FULL DAY PANORAMA ROUTE
Overnight GRASKOP, Mogodi Lodge – DBB
We will visit numerous majestic view sites – Pinnacle Rock, God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, 3 Rondawels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes etc. Lunch for your own account.
Day 3 - WEDNESDAY - GRASKOP TO HAZYVIEW
Hippo Hollow Hotel – DBB (www.seasonsinafrica.com)
After breakfast, we visit the historic gold-mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest, en-route to Hazyview (Hippo Hollow Hotel). To clear your jet-lag, we recommend that you throw yourself off the mountain at the Big Swing in Graskop (www.bigswing.co.za) and experience the adrenline rush of a 68 metre freefall at 180 km/h in under 3 seconds on one of the world’s highest Cable Gorge Swings! – Or fly across the Gorge on a 135 metre High-wire “Foefie Slide”, 130 metres above ground zero and witness breath-taking Graskop Falls! (Own account) – OR for normal folk, we will settle for a light lunch in Hazyview (own account). After booking into Hippo Hollow, we will rest up a while in preparation for the 16h00 (4pm) interaction with the elephants at Elephant Whispers (www.elephantwhispers.co.za) (included in tour price). We enjoy pre-dinner sun-downers on the deck before an excellent evening meal.
Day 4 - THURSDAY - HAZYVIEW - FULL DAY KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Overnight Hippo Hollow Hotel – DBB
Rise early to meet our Ranger between 05h30/06h00 for our open Safari trip into the Park. We enter the Park as the gates open in anticipation and excitement of what activities the night has brought (Lions hunt at night)!!
We will enjoy a packed breakfast and a visit to the local souvenier shop for books on the Park and for that Safari hat or T-shirt you promised your grandchildren!
After an exciting and interesting safari, we return to our Hotel to enjoy its amenities. We will meet for pre-dinner drinks, compare notes and photos before indulging in yet another excellent meal in the restaurant.
Day 5 - FRIDAY - HAZYVIEW - HALF-DAY DAY KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Hippo Hollow Hotel – DBB
We spend the morning in the Park in our mini-bus with our Guide/Ranger finding that allusive animal which we missed yesterday. After lunch in Hazyview we could visit the Reptile Park, MonkeyBirds, a Wellness Spa, (all own account) or just chill-out at our Hotel.
We need to build up our energy, as tonight we will immerse ourselves in a feast of culture with a night of Shangaan song and dance and an unforgettable African banquet at Shangaan River Club (www.hippohollow.co.za) (included in tour price).
Day 6 - HAZYVIEW - JOHANNESBURG
Breakfast at Hippo Hollow or en-route depending on your departure flight time
All good things come to an end today, and with a promise to return, we make our way back to Johannesburg for drop-off.
Please Remember To Bring... A fun relaxed attitude as well as....
good walking shoes, a fleece/or water-proof jacket, long trousers/slacks, camera,
binoculars and insect repellent.
When you travel with us, please be assured that we will look after you!
If you have any queries, we will be happy to answer them.
Hope to meet you all soon!
COST OF TOUR – 6 DAYS/5 NIGHT SAFARI AS PER ABOVE ITINERARY : ZAR12,600.00 (approx. US$ 882) subject to change.
MANY OF OUR GUESTS ADD-ON A TOUR TO MOZAMBIQUE AND/OR THE KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND TO THIS TOUR BEFORE RETURNING TO JOHANNESBURG. WHY NOT YOU?
Included in the Price
INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE
Guests arriving on a Sunday will be met at the Airport off their flight for a transfer to their overnight accommodation (free transfer). We can make a reservation on your behalf at a very nice B&B nearby (own account). Those guests arriving on Monday morning will be met at the Airport at the start of this tour).
In a VW mini-bus or similar – inclusive of petrol, tolls.
We have Passenger Liability Insurance – but please invest in your own Accident Policy.
Services of a highly experienced, knowledgeable and qualified Driver/Tourist Guide who is great fun to be with!
Twin-sharing en-suite accommodation
Breakfast and Dinner
Entrance fees on the Panorama Route and Conservation fees in Kruger National Park.
Excluded In the Price
EXCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE
- Snacks, refreshments
- Travel insurance
- Things of a personal nature
- Gratuities / tips
- Activities of your choice
- For those guests continuing their tour to Mozambique and/or Kingdom of Swaziland, please speak to us about Visa requirements. Most passport holders don’t need Visas to visit the above countries – Visas are available at the border.
Please note that Kruger National Park is in a Malaria area. Normally wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants AND a good insect repellent should suffice against mosquitoes – However, we do recommend that you consult your doctor before embarking on tour for the necessary anti-malaria medication.