Welcome to South Africa! Upon arrival at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport, please make your way to the Peermont Metcourt Hotel.
NOTE: The Peermont Metcourt Hotel is located near Johannesburg O.R. Tambo airport. The hotel has a free airport shuttle service which runs daily, every 20 minutes between 06:00 and 23:00.
Check in and spend the rest of the day at leisure. The tour starts with a pre-departure meeting at 18h00 in the reception of the hotel. Overnight at Peermont Metcourt Hotel or similar.
Departing Johannesburg after breakfast, we travel the scenic Panorama Route to our accommodation located in the Lowveld area of Mpumalanga.
2018 - Overnight at Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar.
2019 - Overnight at Casterbridge Hollow or similar.
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 you with a true safari experience in a private game reserve – an ideal way to make the most of your Kruger safari holiday. Today we enjoy a late afternoon game drive within the reserve. Overnight Shindzela Tented Camp or similar.
We enjoy a morning and afternoon game drives in search of the many animals inhabiting the reserve, with any luck these will include the much sought after members of the "Big 5". Overnight Shindzela Tented Camp or similar.
Up at sunrise, we exit Timbavati and enter the Kruger National Park at Phalaborwa gate. 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 and experience dinner in a nearby cave. Day 6 is an early start with a walk to view some rock paintings returning to camp for breakfast. We then depart for a full day cultural tour which includes a visit to a local village, tavern & a school. Dinner is enjoyed in Venda style in the local village. (Lunch is included on Day 6.) Overnight Awelani Camp (or similar).
Its an early start today with a walk to view some rock paintings returning to camp for breakfast. We then depart for a full day cultural tour which includes a visit to a local village, tavern & a school. Dinner is enjoyed in Venda style in the local village.
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. Overnight Camp Amalinda (or similar).
Travelling through Zimbabwe we arrive early afternoon to Hwange National Park. We enjoy a late afternoon open 4x4 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). Overnight Ivory Lodge (or similar).
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 explore Victoria Falls, a natural wonder of the world and one of the most enthralling sights in Africa! You have time to browse the local markets and experience the many optional activities on offer in the adrenalin capital of Africa including helicopter flights over the Falls, sunset boat cruise etc. (own expense). Overnight Sprayview Hotel (or similar accommodation).
Crossing into Botswana we overnight 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. Overnight Chobe Safari Lodge (or similar).
The tour concludes after breakfast, with a transfer to the Kasane Airport.