Day 0: Arrive afternoon. We meet you at the airport/ bus-station and drive back here. We hope to see some animals on the road! After booking in we go for a walk down to the river to see the ranch. Then relax till supper when we might throw a few Kudu or Impala on the fire and eat it with my special sauce and of course pap! If you are vegetarian, let me know!
Day 1: After breakfast we visit Maholoholo wildlife rehab center. Here I had grown ladies cry for the plight of animals in a human dominated world. Here you will meet:- All our vultures & eagles. Most of our cats, incl Cheetah, Lion & Leopard. Even Houdini & Prof Einstein!! All of then victems victims of humankind. Thereafter we drive to the Blyde Dam, do a hike to the waterfall (Dip?)and relax in the hot pools at Swadini where a poolside lunch is served.
Day 2: We drive to a ranch where we spend some hours walking between the wild animals.This is your chance to get photos of you interacting with wild animals. We return to the lodge for a dip & lunch. You have a hour to get your own & the camera's batteries ready for the big big event! The virtual guarantee Big 5 game drive in a US$4,000+ per day private ranch. After this exciting trip & sunset, we return to the lodge comparing photos till supper & bed.
Day 3: Today we do the 8 Hr long Blyde River Canyon tour and jump 10 meters down the waterfall if you dare, and visit the best swimming and diving pool in any river in SA! You hear the story of Maholoholo like it was never told before! We also try the world famous Harrie's pancakes! We return through a huge big rural settlement where millions of Africans still live in the traditional way. You might hear stories that will make your hair stand up. Tonight we hit the food pots and beds dead tired.
Day 4: Today we sleep late a bit to rest out & have a relaxing day before the Kruger Park. We do a big 3/4 drive & game walk (if available). Spend the afternoon at the river or pool & use the chance to get those white skins brown to show off back home. Tonight we visit another game ranch for a traditional meal in the lapa and a scary night walk by moonlight afterwards.
Day 5: Long before dawn, we are up and packing the bus!. At sunrise we enter the Kruger. We do 12 hours of game drives as the sightings lead us. Breakfast in Satara Camp. Lunch at Tshokwane Bush camp. We sleep where I find and book place. Tonight we cook on a fire.
Day 6: We do more game drives and leave the Kruger in the afternoon, depending on the post tour transport arrangements.
Free:- I put you on a taxi from Haziview to Nelspruit where you spend the night before getting on the bus the next day.
I drop you at the Joburg/ Swaziland bus in Nelspruit around 1PM. Price:- 120Km extra.
I drive you back to the ranch where you stay in luxury, but only pay dorm prices for this night, while making your own food. If you enjoyed the bush, you may stay longer at the regular room prices.
Day 7: I take you you to Acorn hoek or Hoedspruit for the City to City bus to Joburg, or to the Hoedspruit Eastgate airport for a flight to Joburg.
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