Day 1: The land of legends. From Gauteng northwards to Venda. Our road leads us to lake Fundudzi and Thathe Vondo forest, held sacred by the Venda. Overnight in traditional Venda camp. This area provides panoramic views of the mist belt forest and coffee plantations below. Scenic forest walks, picnics, swimming in deep pools at the foot of waterfalls. The Venda people are warm hearted, friendly and have a lot of stories to tell. Listen to culture, myths and legend and attend a dance of the initiation ceremony of the young maidens.
Cites that you can Visit:
- Lake Fundudzi (where there is a believe of underwater spirits)
- The Sacred Forest (where the ancestor spirits guard the Venda Traditions)
- Potholes, Waterfalls
- Ruins, Tea Estate, Cycad Reserve, Nature Reserves
- Cultural attractions such as traditional beer brewing, traditional healers, Art markets, Venda pottery, Traditional architect, agricultural methods and lots more.
Day 2: Begin our day with a leisurely drive. Visiting the big tree – a baobab believed to be more than 3 000 years old. Order a drink at the bar in the middle of tree.
Day 3: Visiting “Crookes Corner” an ivory trade area. Day drive into the Kruger National Park as well as an outing to a archaeological site. Our Bush dinner for the night will be served under the stars.
Day 4: Early wake up call. Then for a short walk to the potholes in the river. After breakfast road leads us back over the Soutpansberg to Gauteng.
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