11 Day – “From Kruger to Limpopo” Tour

This tour covers a large part of the Northern Savannah (bushveld) biome of SA. The tour will take you through Pretoria, steeped in history, visit the “Panorama Route” of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, Korangwe Private Game Reserve and the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The area you tour is rich in nature, wildlife, history and culture.

Minimum number of persons: 2

Size of group: Max 8

 

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Description

Dates – On Demand

Duration: – 10 Nights / 11 Days

Recommended add-on Tour: – 4 Nights – Cape Town / 4 Nights – Victoria Falls

Meals:(B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)

Various standards of accommodation are available on a tour to South Africa

* Accommodation is subject to availability, if the under mentioned accommodation is not available we shall endeavor to supply comparable facilities.


Day 1:

Morning arrival in South Africa, your guide will meet you upon arrival at at Johannesburg’s O R Tambo International Airport. Visit “The Cradle of Humankind – Sterkfontein Caves”, a World Heritage Site- for a guided tour through the evolution of man. Time for lunch before continuing on to Muldersdrift, just outside Pretoria. Dinner will be served at the famous Carnivore restaurant, which is one of only two of its kind in the world.

Accommodation:: Misty Hills Hotel (D) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Four Star

Voortrekker Monument


Day 2:

Travel via Middelburg, Dullstroom, Lydenburg (Mashishing) to Hazyview situated in the province of Mpumalanga, exploring en route the scenic wonders of the Panorama Route. The cylindrical potholes at Bourke’s Luck, scenic views from God’s Window and breathtaking Blyde River Canyon – third deepest in the world rivaling America’s Grand Canyon. Overnight in the beautiful Sabie River Valley near Hazyview.

Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate (B) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star


Day 3:

Today is spent with a local ranger on an included open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park (20 000 km² of pristine African bush) in search of the “Big 5” and a host of other animals. Overnight near Hazyview.

Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate (B) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star

Elephant Ride

 


Day 4:

Free to relax or try a new adventure: river rafting on Lower Sabie River (depending on local conditions), “kloofing” or “canyoning” down river over waterfalls & cliffs or exploring the bush on a 4WD quad bike or “tree topping” – zipline. This evening if local conditions permit, you may like to visit Shangana traditional village to learn about the life, customs and traditions of the Shangaan people, visit the local healer and watch their singing and dancing while sharing a traditional feast in typical huts.

Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate (B) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star


Day 5:

Drive to the Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, which is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species & rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife. Then visit the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (Kapama Cheetah Breeding & Research Centre). Overnight & dinner at the Karongwe private game reserve roamed by the Big Five: lion, leopard, elephant, rhino & buffalo.

Accommodation: Indlovu River Lodge (B & D) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Four Star

Lion cub

 


Day 6:

After an early morning game drive in an open vehicle in the reserve, we depart for the world-renowned Kruger National Park (KNP), enter the park through Phalaborwa Gate, spend the rest of the day in the KNP. Overnight in the KNP.

Accommodation: Letaba Camp (B) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star


Day 7:

Enjoy a full day traveling north through the KNP. The KNP is known to be the most diverse park in the world with 140 mammals, 119 reptiles, ± 506 bird, 55 amphibians and ± 1980 plant species. Dinner will be a traditional “braai” – barbeque prepared by your guide. Overnight in the KNP.

Accommodation: Punda Maria Camp (B & D) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star


Day 8:

Still in the far northern reaches of the KNP, we do a guided tour on foot with the parks ranger to the Thulamela Ruins, former seat of wicked King Ingwe and beautiful Queen Losha, visit Crook’s Corner on the border between South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Dinner will be a traditional “potjie” – stew prepared by your guide – good luck. Overnight in the park.

Accommodation: Punda Maria Camp (B & D) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star

Optional activities: Sunset or evening open vehicle safari with a park ranger.


Day 9:

Depart from the park via Punda Maria Gate. Travel to Tzaneen, visit Modjadji Cycad Forest Reserve, see the oldest and largest baobab tree in the world – with a pub inside its trunk!!, and visit Sapeco Tea Estate, lunch on the estate at the Pekoe View Tea Garden. Overnight in the beautiful Magoebaskloof Valley.

Accommodation: Magoebaskloof Hotel (B) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star

Baobab Tree


Day 10:

Travel to Warmbaths (Bela Bela) via Pietersburg (Polokwane), on route we visit Bakone Malapa a Northern Sotho living museum and “Elephant Back Safaris” for an elephant interaction with these amazing creatures – optional elephant back ride. Overnight near Warmbaths.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Shangri-La (B & D) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star

Elephant Ride


Day 11:

Travel to Johannesburg, catch your flight to Cape Town. Your guide will meet you on arrival in Cape Town and he / she will transfer you to your hotel. Dinner can be enjoyed at one of the numerous excellent restaurants on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Overnight in Cape Town on the V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: (B)

OR

Recommended – Cape Town Add-on Tour:

Travel to Johannesburg, catch your flight to Cape Town. Your guide will meet you on arrival in Cape Town to transfer you to your hotel, afternoon at leisure. Dinner can be enjoyed at one of the numerous restaurants on the V & A Waterfront. Overnight in Cape Town.

Accommodation: (B)
V & A City Lodge Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star or
President Hotel Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Four Star or
Commodore Hotel Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Five Star


Day 12:

Take a scenic drive around the “Cape Peninsula”. Visit Hout Bay and the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island, Chapman’s Peak Pass, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and Boulders – Penguins. Optional and weather permitting – we take the cableway up Table Mountain. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town on the V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: (B)
V & A City Lodge Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star or
President Hotel Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Four Star or
Commodore Hotel Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Five Star

Penguins – Boulders – Cape Peninsula, South Africa Table Mountain – Cape Town, South Africa
Penguins – Boulders
Cape Peninsula, South Africa
Table Mountain
Cape Town, South Africa

 


Day 13:

A day at leisure, where you can do the following optional activities – a city orientation tour of South Africa’s beautiful Mother City on the “hop-on hop-off bus” or visit a local township or visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 17 years or visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens or visit one of the numerous beautiful beaches around the Cape or for the energetic – take a hike up Table Mountain or for the brave – shark cage diving. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town on the V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: : (B)
V & A City Lodge Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star or
President Hotel Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Four Star or
Commodore Hotel Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Five Star


Day 14:

Wine tastings and a cellar tour at various wine estates along the Cape’s world-renowned Stellenbosch Wine Route, also spend some time in the picturesque and historical towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Enjoy your farewell dinner at Vijff Vlieghen (Five Flies) Restaurant. Overnight in Cape Town on the V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: : (B & D)
V & A City Lodge Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star or
President Hotel Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Four Star or
Commodore Hotel Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Five Star



Day 15:

Morning at leisure. Lunch at the V & A Waterfront, time for last minute shopping and weather permitting an optional helicopter flip over the “Cape Peninsula”. Transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your flight home.

Accommodation: (B)



Included:

Accommodation (3*), transport, guide, meals as indicated, porter-age where available, conservation fees and all entrance fees as per itinerary.

Excluded:

Air tickets – International, passport and visa fees, airport tax, insurance, phone calls, facsimiles, beverages, gratuities, items of a personal nature and excess baggage.

 



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