Explore the scenic Panorama Route of the Blyde River canyon area and enjoy game drives and walks in the untamed Timbavati Reserve (Greater Kruger National Park), Hwange and Chobe National Parks. Experience Venda Culture and the amazing Bushman paintings of the Motopos. Witness the majestic Victoria Falls and end with a breath taking sunset on a Chobe River Cruise. A true wildlife and cultural experience in Southern Africa!
Day 1: Johannesburg
A shuttle bus from ORT International Airport takes you to the starting hotel. The day is free and the tour starts with a pre-departure meeting at 1800 in the reception of the hotel.
Day 2: Hazyview
Departing Johannesburg after breakfast we travel the scenic panorama route to our boutique hotel located in the Lowveld area of Mpumalanga.
Day 3 - 4: Kruger
The morning is spent viewing the spectacular Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window viewpoint and Bourkes Luck Potholes, en-route to the famous Timbavati Private Game Reserve situated in the Greater Kruger National Park. Shindzela tented safari camp provides guests with a true safari experience in a private game reserve – an ideal way to make the most of your Kruger safari holiday. Day 3 we enjoy a late afternoon game drive and Day 4 we enjoy morning & afternoon game drives in search of the many animals inhabiting the reserve.
Day 5 - 6: Masisi
Up at sunrise we exit Timbavati and enter the Kruger National Park. A full day game drive is enjoyed as we traverse north, exiting the park through the Pafuri gate to our lodge in the Limpopo Province where we experience a taste of the local Venda culture. Day 6 we depart after breakfast for a full day cultural tour which includes a visit to a local village, school, clinic and a traditional lunch. Dinner is enjoyed in Venda style in the local village.
Day 7 - 8: Matobo Hills
An early departure takes us two hours to Beit Bridge border post where we cross into Zimbabwe. Entering Zimbabwe we travel to our lodge located on the edge of the World Heritage site – Matopos National Park. The following day is spent on a historic trek to Rhodes grave and walks to renowned caves and Bushman paintings. Our lodge is set within the large granite boulders of the Matopos.
Day 9 - 10: Hwange
Travelling through Zimbabwe we arrive early afternoon to Hwange National Park. We enjoy a late afternoon open 4×4 vehicle game drive in the private concession bordering Hwange National Park. The following morning we enjoy another game drive in the concession and in the afternoon relax at the lodge or an optional game drive (own expense).
Day 11 - 12: Victoria Falls
We arrive midday to Victoria Falls – without doubt one of the greatest and most spectacular sights in Africa (entrance own account). The days are free to browse the local markets and to experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including walks with lions, helicopter flights over the Falls, rhino walks, elephant back safaris, sunset boat cruise etc (own expense).
Day 13 - 14: Chobe
Crossing into Botswana we travel to Kasane and our lodge situated on the banks of the Chobe River. Chobe is famous for its beautiful scenery, magnificent sunsets and abundance of wildlife and birdlife. The following day is spent on an early morning Game drive in Chobe National Park and a sunset Game viewing boat cruise on the Chobe River.
Tour ends after breakfast with transfer to Kasane airport.
|Start Date:||End Date:||Price Sharing:||Single Add:|
|23 May 2020||07 Jun 2020||USD $4125||USD $940|
|04 Jul 2020||19 Jul 2020||USD $4325||USD $940|
|19 Jul 2020||03 Aug 2020||USD $4325||USD $940|
|03 Aug 2020||18 Aug 2020||USD $4325||USD $940|
|18 Aug 2020||02 Sep 2020||USD $4325||USD $940|
|02 Sep 2020||17 Sep 2020||USD $4325||USD $940|
|17 Sep 2020||02 Oct 2020||USD $4325||USD $940|
|09 Oct 2020||24 Oct 2020||USD $4325||USD $940|
|24 Oct 2020||08 Nov 2020||USD $4325||USD $940|
|13 Nov 2020||28 Nov 2020||USD $4125||USD $940|
|05 Dec 2020||20 Dec 2020||USD $4125||USD $940|
2019: SEP 22, SEP 29, NOV 10 Dates Run in Reverse from Vic Falls - Joburg.
2020: FEB 1, APR 4, MAY 23, JUL 19, AUG 18, SEP 17, OCT 24, DEC 5 Dates Run in Reverse from Vic Falls - Joburg.
14 nights accommodated in hotels / lodges / tented camps. All en-suite. 14 breakfasts, 10 dinners. All lunches own account except where specified.
Flights, airport taxes, visa costs, all lunches & dinners where not specified, optional excursions, drinks, mineral water, gratuities and personal expenses.