South African Safari
Experience a truly South African Safari with our three day and two night safari tour package from Johannesburg to the Pilanesberg where we track down the big 5 and return to Johannesburg touring through the picturesque Panorama route with spectacular scenery of God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the Blyde River Canyon.
Pilanesburg / Kruger area / Madikwe
Johannesburg Hotel Sandton 08h30
3 days & 2 nights
Accommodation and all entrances as per itinerary. Meals included and safris. Full board, 2 game drives per day in open vehicle.
We depart Johannesburg early and leave the bustle of the City behind us as we head towards Timbavati – The place where the sun rises. With fresh air and open fields around us, we sit back and relax as we head down the Escarpment to the Lowveld.
Right in the heart of the Mpumalanga Province, lies the Kruger National Park. The park was established in 1889 and is more than 2 million hectares in size – it is bigger than Wales or Israel. More than 146 mammal species, 507 bird species and 400 different tree types call this spectacular Bushveld, their home. Upon arrival to the Timbavati Game Reserve with its luxury en-suite bungalows, we have time to explore the lodge and enjoy lunch and refreshments before our first afternoon Game Drive. Our open 4X4 Game Drive vehicles are the perfect vantage point and will prove to make our game viewing an unforgettable experience.
We will arrive back from our game viewing before dark. Dinner is served and we have time to enjoy the magical sounds of Africa before retiring to our bungalows.
We start our day at dawn with a game drive before breakfast to try and spot as many animals as possible, before the heat sets in. We return to our lodge for a hearty breakfast. We have free time during the late morning to enjoy the nature before lunch at the lodge.
We embark on an afternoon game drive to see if we can spot more of the magnificent creatures that roam this area. The vehicle’s radio is linked to other vehicles in the Reserve, we therefore we have an advantage in tracking down the elusive “Big 5”.
We will return to our lodge late afternoon and relax before we enjoy dinner and talk about the day’s experiences.
We have an early start to our last day at the lodge and take our last morning drive before a late breakfast and our departure for Johannesburg.
We explore the Panorama route, the breath-taking views and spectacular scenery of this area. Our first stop is God’s Window, an overwhelmingly beautiful viewpoint with a 1000m drop into the Lowveld. Next we stop at Bourke’s Luck Potholes, this is where the Blyde (Happy) and the Treur (Sad) Rivers converge to form a magnificent display of rock formations and whirl pools in the Blyde River Canyon.
In Pilgrim’s Rest we take a stroll back in time, down the historic main street. It takes us back to the days of hopeful prospectors from all over the world converging on this valley trying their hand at gold-panning. After a late lunch we return to Johannesburg late afternoon.