The Blyde River Canyon, which is the third largest canyon of its type in the world, with its rust coloured sandstone cliffs and craggy buttresses, soars over the chasm gouged by the waters of the Blyde river. Upstream on the Blyde River are the Bourke's Luck pot-holes, where stones churned by water have carved a filigree of weirdly eroded rocks.
Day 1: Johannesburg - Mpumalanga. You will be collected from your hotel/flight early morning by your personal tour guide. En route to the beautiful province of Mpumalanga travel through our Highveld area, this is characterized by open fields.
Drive over the spectacular Long Toms Pass, which is the highest tarred mountain pass in South Africa. The highest point being 2307 m above sea level.
Stop at the Lone creek waterfalls and the spectacular Mac Mac Waterfalls. Lastly you will stop at Gods Window, which affords magnificent views over the Lowveld. Spending the night at one of the lovely hotels situated in the scenic town of Sabie. (Accommodation, dinner and scenic tour).
Day 2: Mpumalanga - Private Game Lodge. After a full English breakfast you will depart for the magnificent panoramic tour. Today you will visit the Blyde River Canyon, which is the third largest canyon in the world. Visit the Bourke's Luck Potholes, which is a unique geological formation formed by the convergence of two rivers where water-borne sand and stone have ground out cylindrical holes up to six meters deep in the bedrock of the river. Stopping en-route for lunch. Here you will begin the descent to the Lowveld, over the magical Escarpment.
Time permitting you will visit a Cheetah Research Center where one can view the Cheetah and King cheetah as well as wild dog and various other endangered animals close up. Arriving at the Private Game Lodge situated in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, which is part of the greater Kruger National Park in time for the exciting evening safari.
Set off on an exciting night safari accompanied by your armed ranger and Shangaan tracker. As the sunsets you will stop in the bush for sundowners. Returning to the lodge for a late dinner served under the stars. (Accommodation, lunch, game drive and dinner).
Day 3: Private Game Lodge. Wake up to the sound of African Drums for your morning safari accompanied by your armed ranger and tracker. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast after an exiting game drive. After breakfast there is a guided bush walk accompanied by your ranger where you will search for the smaller animals. Siesta until lunch or visit the bird hide. The afternoon program will be the same as the previous day. (Accommodation, 2 game drives, bush walk, all meals and teas and coffees).
Day 4: Private Game Lodge - Kruger Park Restcamp. After breakfast you will leave the luxurious private game lodge and drive to the Kruger National Park and immediately begin searching for animals. Your tour guide will be spotting animals for you from the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Spend the whole day searching for our magnificent wildlife. Stopping for lunch at one of the Rest Camps.
Arrive at your camp in time for the exciting night safari, which will be in open safari vehicles. Here your search begins for the elusive nocturnal predators. Returning to your camp where your guide will have prepared a traditional South African Braai (barbeque). The accommodation in the Kruger is in comfortable thatched bungalows with air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. (Shower). Accommodation, Breakfast, full days game viewing, night safari and braai).
Day 5: Kruger Park - Johannesburg. Wake up as the sunrises for an early morning drive followed by a late breakfast back at camp. En route back to Johannesburg you will drive through some spectacular scenery, stopping at a few magnificent waterfalls. Stopping for lunch in the trout-fishing town of Dullstroom. Arrive in Johannesburg late afternoon. (Accommodation, Breakfast, full days game viewing, night safari and braai).
These tours are for private escorted tours, not coach tours. The prices quoted are based on per person sharing minimum 2 people.
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