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You will visit: Kruger National Park
You will visit: Kruger National Park, Balule Natural Park
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You will visit: Johannesburg, Kruger NP, Hazyview, Blyde River Canyon, More
You will visit: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Swaziland, Kruger National Park
You will visit: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Blyde River Canyon, Hazyview, More
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You will visit: Johannesburg, Ukhahlamba, Himeville, Sani Pass, More
You will visit: Pretoria, Kruger NP, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi GR, Isimangaliso, More
You will visit: Pretoria, Kruger NP, Visit Historical & Cultural sites, Game Viewing on route, More
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Detailed Tour Description
Depart Pretoria/Johannesburg/ORT International. Travel by road in air-conditioned minibus to the Northern Province of Limpopo. On route, we will have two stops for leg stretch and refreshments. We arrive at our destination late afternoon. After dinner, we retire for early night.
After early breakfast, we enter The Kruger National Park and start with our site seeing on early Kruger history. The Northern part of Kruger is also the place to look for the rare animals of the Park, however one should not loose sight of the fact that the “The Big Five” is always present in Kruger.
Enter at Pafuri gate and head for Crooks Corner (CC), on route, we pass Bobomeni drift. At CC we will disembark and take some photos. We now head south towards Punda Maria (PM). We stop at Baobab Hill, famous for the inscriptions of traders and hunters on the bark of the old tree. Near PM we view the Thulamela Iron Age site and the route that Voortrekker Hendrik Potgieter took during the Great Trek 1835. At PM we stop for refreshments.
Enter Punda Maria gate and visit the Thulamela Iron Age Site. After a short stay, we head for Shingwedzi. For the next hour, we will do some serious game viewing. On route, we pass Dzundwini Spring and one of the first boreholes in the north. We will stop at Shingwedzi for refreshments.
Our next stop will be Red Rocks, a Karoo sandstone formation where early inhabitants fished for fish trapped in the potholes. We will overnight in either Shingwedzi, Mopani or Boulders Camp (depending availability of accommodation). Dinner in the restaurant.
After breakfast, we head for Phalaborwa.
We route via Shimuwini (shortest route and will only be taken if Masorini is a visiting point) and stop at the Masorini Iron Age site for a visit to the settlement. The north Sotho inhabitants is believed to be the first ba-Phalaborwa iron smelters. After the visit, we depart for Letaba Camp.
We depart our night stop destination and drive to Letaba Camp, passing by the Das Neves Cross. On arrival in Letaba we visit the famous Elephant Hall, erected in memory of the “Magnificent 7” the big tuskers of the 70’s. We enjoy refreshments on the banks of the Letaba River.
On departure, we will endeavour to visit Ranger Ledeboers quarters and his wife’s grave. Also on route, we see Von Wielligh’s Baobab, where he kept surveillance on the Mozambique and South African border. We will overnight in Olifants Camp. Dinner in the restaurant.
You will enjoy late afternoon refreshments overlooking the spectacular Olifants River.
Day 4 + 5
After breakfast, we depart for Satara Camp. This route is famous for its “Big Five” sightings as well as other interesting animal sightings. We will stay in Satara for 2 nights and make it our base camp from where we will explore and concentrate on all the well-known game viewing routes. Sites we will visit is that of Voortrekker leader, Louis Trichardt’s memorial as well as Ranger Harry Wolhuter's plaque where he was attacked by two lions and survived! We will do one-day open vehicle safari and one night open vehicle safari. Dinner will be in Camp restaurant.
Day 6 + 7
After breakfast, we head for Skukuza via Tshokwane where we will enjoy refreshments. At Skukuza Camp, the hub of Kruger we will stay for 2 nights. In Skukuza we have 12 sites that can be visited (own choice).
Other than the fantastic game viewing around Skukuza, there is an array of sites to visit, however some of the sites can only be visited in the company of a qualified field ranger.
Some of the popular sites will be the birthplace of the famous Jock of the Bushveld, Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial Grave, Paul Kruger Statue and the newly erected rock wall, acknowledging the conservation work done by the Rangers of the SANParks.
Dinner will be in Camp restaurant. Optional extra will be one day and one night game drive in open safari vehicle.
After breakfast, we depart Kruger exiting the Park at either Phabeni or Kruger Gate. We travel towards Hoedspruit where we will start our Panorama Route. We visit the Worlds greenest and third largest Canyon, Blyde. The popular waterfalls on the route as well as Gods Window. On route, we will enjoy refreshments. We night stop at Hannah’s Game Lodge. After a last evening together around a buffet table, we retire for a well-earned rest.
After breakfast, we depart for Pretoria/Johannesburg or ORT International. Arrival will be at approximately 15h00
The above Itinerary can be altered to 10 days, 9 nights should the client feel that the travel stretch is too long between destinations. The operator will then suggest alternative night stops to suite the client.
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