Welcome to Bourke

This region is the traditional land of the Ngemba and Barkindji peoples. In the 1940s the arrival of displaced Aboriginal peoples from other parts of the outback – including the Wangkumara from Tibooburra – significantly increased Bourke's Indigenous population.

In recent decades the Bourke region had one of Australia's highest Indigenous incarceration rates, but since 2015 a groundbreaking Aboriginal community-led justice program called Maranguka has led to greater empowerment of the local Indigenous population. The success of Maranguka is now being seen as a model for other Indigenous communities throughout Australia.

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5 Day- Kruger National Park Tour

DAY 1 : JOHANNESBURG TO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind as we make our way east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. We set up camp at our base for the next three nights and enjoy a sundowner drive before being treated to some local dancing and dinner around the campfire tonight. DAY 2 : KRUGER NATIONAL PARK This morning we enter the Kruger National Park for a full day of game viewing. Our activity package offers you the opportunity to explore the park in open game viewing vehicles, giving you access to areas our truck can't always go. DAY 3 : KRUGER NATIONAL PARK- PANORAMA PARK This morning we re-enter the Kruger National Park and spend the morning on a game drive in our Nomad truck. After our game drive, we exit the park and journey along the scenic Panorama Route where we will visit God`s Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels. We return to camp in the evening for dinner and a well deserved rest. DAY 4 : KRUGER NATIONAL PARK - JOHANNESBURG As in customary when on Safariz we rise early this morning to enjoy a guided bush walk. Being in the bush on foot offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the smaller details of this great wilderness area. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and all travellers are invited to join  us for a traditional meal tonight, this will enquire extra charges and can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared and tonight presents an opportunity to join fellow travellers in celebrating the many wonders of African travel. This itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package ( R3820).

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