Giraffes in Kruger
Blyde River Canyon
Impala Herd Kruger
Day 1, 2 - Blyde River Canyon
In the morning your shuttle will bring you from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to Hoedspruit and the scenic Blyde River Canyon.
At arrival in Hoedspruit, a connecting short road transfer will bring you to your accommodation at Blyde River Canyon, the Blyde River Canyon Lodge, beautifully set with magnificent views. Enjoy 2 nights at the Blyde River Canyon Lodge including Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3- Panoramic Route and Kruger Park
You will be picked up at 08:00 for a day tour of the Panorama Route including light lunch and entry fees and dropped off in the early afternoon at Hippo Hollow Country Estate in Hazyview.
You have time to refresh before you embark at 16:30 on a night game drive in Kruger National Park to view some of the nocturnal activities of the Park's famed wildlife. You will be back at the lodge to enjoy a delicious dinner, before retiring to your room.
Days 4,5- Full Days at Kruger Park
You will depart early for your morning game drives which are followed by breakfast. Thereafter you depart on mid-morning game drives into the Park to try and spot some of the remarkable species of game that the Park is famous for. Depending on your route, you will stop and take a break for lunch at one of the rest-camps inside the Park. Thereafter you will depart on afternoon game drives in the direction of your lodge only to return in the late afternoon. You will enjoy another delicious dinner at the restaurant before you return to your room. Enjoy 3 nights at the Hippo Hollow Country Estate on half-board basis (breakfast and dinner).
*It is possible to replace a morning game drive with a bush walk. This is subject to availability*
Day 6- Departure
You will depart early for your last morning drive in the Kruger Park followed by breakfast.Thereafter you will board the air-conditioned vehicle once again for your transfer to the Johannesburg. You will stop for lunch along the way and arrive in Johannesburg in the afternoon.
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-Excellent Wildlife Viewing
-Access to Many Other Activities at Resorts
-South Africa's most historic, largest and exciting Wildlife Park
-Amazing Panoramic Views of Blyde Canyon
What to Know
-This tour accepts children who are 6 years and older.
-The itinerary of this tour can be customized.
-In case an accommodation is fully booked we'll suggest a comparable alternative.
About the Destination
>Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve is one of the few areas of montane grassland in Mpumalanga that still exists. The grasslands consist of more than 1 000 flora species of which many are endemic (found nowhere else in the world), rare or endangered. Another extraordinary inhabitant is the Taita Falcon which is only found in a few places in the world. Visitors can see a variety of wildlife such as the Klipspringer, Grey Rhebuck, Oribi, Kudu and primates. >The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, SANParks - Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. >Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians - , 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Man's interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park's natural assets.
Things to Do
>Nestled between the majestic Drakensberg Mountains and the sparkling clear waters of the Blyde River, Blyde River Canyon Lodge offers a unique bush experience. The Lodge is set in an 85 hectare Botanical Reserve which boasts a wealth of fauna and flora. Blyde River Canyon Lodge is situated along the scenic Panorama Route in the Blyde River Canyon of the Mpumalanga/Limpopo Province. It is easily accessible to the Bourke's Luck Potholes, Three Rondawels, God's Window and various waterfalls. The lodge is ideally located to embark on various activities in the Blyde River Canyon. The towering Northern Drakensberg escarpment provides a canvas for nature to capture a masterpiece with each sunrise. >In close proximity of the Hippo Hollow Country Estate are several activities available, like for example elephant interaction and elephant ride. If you would like to include activities, they will need to be fitted in and might come at an extra charge. Please ask, if you would like to include activities.
How to get there
We recommend flying to Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) - start of safari is in Johannesburg - end of safari in Johannesburg. Please book your international flights only when availability for your accommodation is confirmed. If your flight schedule requires a dayroom or overnight, that can be arranged.
- 10 Sleeps
What is Included
- Park fees
- Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the tour description
- Transportation as mentioned in the tour description
- All activities as mentioned in the tour description
- A professional driver/guide
- Meal plan as in the tour description
- International flights from home and back
- Tips & porterage
- Visa fees (if applicable)
- Travel insurance
- Other personal items
- Car hire
This tour doesn't have fixed departure dates. Instead, the departure dates can be customized. The final departure dates will depend on the client's preferences and availability of accommodations and/or other components of this tour.
South Africa tourist visa is not required for citizens of United States, United Kingdom or France for a stay up to 90 days.
Rates from $1,232 per person sharing, excl. international flight
- Rate of $1,232 per person is valid 1 Nov 2014 to 31 Oct 2015
- Rates are per person and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
- This is a private tour, that can be customized to the guests requests.
- Payable in two installments, 50% at confirmation and the remaining 50% 60 days prior to departure, as a condition of travel guests must have insurance for cancellation/curtailment, medical expenses, default and baggage loss.
- Payments by wire transfer, credit card and PayPal are accepted.
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