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Endangered Wildlife Private Tour from Hazyview

Depart from your hotel at around 08:00 and drive to the Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre near Hoedspruit. Embark on a guided tour of the center. Home to many of South Africa’s abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife, Moholoholo is often faced with the difficult decision of what to do with an injured or poisoned animal which will not be able to be released back into the wild. As a result, there are many “permanent residents” who are “ambassadors” for their respective species. During this visit you shall learn about the rehabilitation techniques and treatment of injured, poisoned and abandoned animals & birds of prey. Depart Moholoholo and continue to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. On arrival, enjoy lunch before the educational tour of the breeding and research station. You would have the opportunity to view, from close up, endangered species such as the African Wild Dog and Cheetahs. Return to your hotel at around 17:00.

$1779.82 Multi-day & Extended Tours

South African 6-Day Adventure Tour from Johannesburg

Day 1: JohannesburgOn arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. Then go on an afternoon Johannesburg City tour. Visit the Ghandi Memorial, see how art is being used to revitalize and uplift the inner city of Johannesburg, and get a bird's eye view of Johannesburg from the top of Carlton Centre. Return to your hotel for remainder of the evening at leisure.Overnight stay at Protea Hotel BalalaikaDay 2: Soweto (B/L)This morning, go on a half-day Soweto tour. Soweto is a cluster of townships located at the South Western flank of Johannesburg. The tour ends with lunch at a local township tavern before proceeding to spend the remainder of the afternoon exploring the exhibit at The Apartheid Museum. For anyone wanting to understand and experience what apartheid South Africa was really like, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is fundamental.Overnight stay at Protea Hotel BalalaikaDay 3: Mpumalanga (B/D)Depart Johannesburg, and travel to the Mpumalanga via the magnificent Panorama Route. The most spectacular stretch of the Panorama Route is the Blyde River Canyon. Time and weather permitting, stop at God's Window. Late afternoon arrival at your hotel, check in and freshen up before dinner.Overnight stay at Perry's Bridge HollowDay 4: Manyeleti ReserveAfter breakfast and check-out formalities, you'll be transferred to the Manyeleti Reserve, sharing unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park, for an authentic African bush stay. The camp offers a breathtaking wildlife experience whilst still pampering the senses with meticulous service and superb cuisine. Morning and evening game tracking drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles bring you into close contact with the big five animals, as well as the other wildlife. Highly experienced guides will take you on foot to bring into clear focus the magic of the bush with its myriad of busy insects and bird life during your stay.Overnight stay at Honeyguide Tented Safari Camp (tented suite)Day 5: Honeyguide Tented Safari CampEnjoy a full day of being treated like African royalty while creating a memorable safari experience on the scheduled game viewing activities.Overnight stay at Honeyguide Tented Safari Camp Day 6: Game ViewingTime permitting, embark on your final early morning game viewing activity before returning to camp for breakfast followed by check-out formalities. You shall be collected for your transfer to Hoedspruit Airport where your tour ends.

$840.69 Cultural & Theme Tours

5 Day Kruger Lodge Safari

Day 1  Travel in an air-conditioned Quantum via Dullstroom or Nelspruit to Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule Section of the Greater Kruger National Park. At 17h00, board a Toyota Landcruiser open safari vehicle for a 4-hour sunset game drive. Dinner is served under the stars at Marula Tree Boma, situated deep in the bush. Enjoy an authentic bushveld braai (barbeque) and relax around a roaring fire lulled by the distant call of hyenas and lions. Day 2 Early morning wake-up for tea/coffee and rusks before setting off to the Olifants River for a 4-hour guided bush walk with an armed professional safari ranger. Learn more about the flora and fauna of the Kruger National Park while keeping an eye on the bush for the Big 5. Your private safari guide will teach you to identify wildlife tracks and spoor and you’ll tick off many of the Kruger’s birds. Return to Tremisana Game Lodge for a late breakfast and refreshments.  Depart at 15h30 for an afternoon game drive in Balule Big Five Reserve. Enjoy sundowners and listen to the bushveld settle in for the evening. Return to Tremisana Game Lodge by 19h30 for a delicious dinner, served in the lodge lapa. Day 3 Enjoy the early-morning sound of the bushveld and birds waking up. Freshen up with a dip in the pool or relax on the lodge patio before it’s time to depart to Orpen Gate for a full-day Kruger safari in the Orpen-Satara- Nwanedzi region of the central-west belt; game viewing and bird watching and picking up tips on tracking and spoor identification from your professional safari guide. Lunch break at a popular Kruger National Park rest camp. Day 4 After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely drive to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre; located at the base of the majestic ‘Mariepskop’ mountain range in Hoedspruit. Interact with the injured and orphaned wildlife ambassadors and learn more about the incredible conservation efforts of the Moholoholo team. Return to Tremisana Game Lodge for lunch; relax and freshen up before departing for Tshukudu Game Reserve for a 3-hour afternoon game drive. This is a Big Five game reserve so be on the lookout for lion, rhino, buffalo, elephant and leopard. Return to Tremisana Game Lodge after an enjoyable night safari for a much-needed drink and a delicious meal at the lodge lapa. Day 5 Wake up early and join your professional safari guide for a sunrise game drive. Enjoy a hearty breakfast before departing for the Blyde River Canyon and popular attractions on the Panorama Route, which includes a stop at the spectacular Three Rondavels. Return to Johannesburg by 17h00; drop-off by arrangement at OR Tambo International Airport or any hotel/guest lodge in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

$743.38 Cultural & Theme Tours

5 Day Kruger Treehouse Safari

Day 1 Travel in an air-conditioned Quantum to Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule Section of the Greater Kruger National Park. At 17h00, board a Toyota Landcruiser open safari vehicle for a 4-hour sunset game drive. Dinner is under the stars at the lodge lapa, situated deep in the bush. Enjoy an authentic bushveld braai (barbeque) and relax around a roaring fire lulled by the distant call of hyenas and lions. Day 2 Early morning wake-up for tea/coffee and rusks before setting off to remote corner of Balule Big Five Reserve for a 4-hour guided bush walk with an armed professional safari ranger. Learn more about the flora and fauna of the Kruger National Park while keeping an eye on the bush for the Big 5.  Return to Tremisana Game Lodge for a late breakfast and refreshments; lunch is served at 13h00. The afternoon game drive departs at 14h30 and takes guests on a leisurely safari tour through Balule Big Five Reserve to Marc’s Treehouse Lodge. Your accommodation is a rustic but comfortable treehouse, nestled in an indigenous riverine forest. There are twelve reed and thatch treehouses; three of which are built around a floodlit waterhole and the other nine treehouses overlook the Klaserie River. Game viewing at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge is 24/7.  Day 3 Enjoy the early-morning sound of the bushveld and birds waking up. Freshen up with a dip in the pool or relax on the lodge patio before it’s time to depart to Orpen gate at the Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle. Enjoy a full day in the Kruger in the Orpen-Satara-Nwanedzi region of the central-west belt; game viewing and bird watching and picking up tips on tracking and spoor identification from your professional safari guide. Lunch break at a popular Kruger National Park rest camp. Return to Marc’s Treehouse Lodge as the sun sets low over the spectacular private game lodge.  Day 4 After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely drive to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre; located at the base of the majestic ‘Mariepskop’ mountain range in Hoedspruit. Interact with the injured and orphaned wildlife ambassadors and learn more about the incredible conservation efforts of the Moholoholo team. At 15h00, depart for Tshukudu Game Reserve for a 3-hour afternoon game drive. This is a Big Five game reserve so be on the lookout for lion, rhino, buffalo, elephant and leopard. Day 5 Wake up early and join your professional safari guide for a 1-hour bush walk in the private game reserve. Enjoy a hearty breakfast before departing for the Blyde River Canyon and popular attractions on the Panorama Route, which includes a stop at the spectacular Three Rondavels. Return to Johannesburg by 17h00;

$659.97 Cultural & Theme Tours

5 Day Kruger Tented Safari

Day 1 Travel in an air-conditioned Quantum to Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule Section of the Greater Kruger National Park. At 17h00, board a Toyota Landcruiser open safari vehicle for a 4-hour sunset game drive. Dinner is under the stars at the lodge lapa, situated deep in the bush. Enjoy an authentic bushveld braai (barbeque) and relax around a roaring fire lulled by the distant call of hyenas and lions. Day 2 Early morning wake-up for tea/coffee and rusks before setting off to the Olifants River for a 4-hour guided bush walk with an armed professional safari ranger. Learn more about the flora and fauna of the Kruger National Park while keeping an eye on the bush for the Big 5. Your private safari guide will teach you to identify wildlife tracks and spoor and you’ll tick off many of the Kruger’s birds. Return to Tremisana Game Lodge for a late breakfast and refreshments before departing at 15h00 for Marc’s Tented Lodge in Balule Big Five Reserve. Your accommodation is a rustic but comfortable safari tent, designed to create an authentic African bushveld experience. The tented chalet has electricity, a standing fan and mosquito nets. Bedding, towels and soap are provided.  Day 3 Enjoy the early-morning sound of the bushveld and birds waking up. Freshen up with a dip in the pool or relax on the lodge patio before it’s time to depart to Orpen gate at the Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle. Enjoy a full day in the Kruger in the Orpen-Satara-Nwanedzi region of the central-west belt; game viewing and bird watching and picking up tips on tracking and spoor identification from your professional safari guide. Lunch break at a popular Kruger National Park rest camp.  Day 4 After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely drive to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre; located at the base of the majestic ‘Mariepskop’ mountain range in Hoedspruit. Interact with the injured and orphaned wildlife ambassadors and learn more about the incredible conservation efforts of the Moholoholo team. At 15h00, depart for Tshukudu Game Reserve for a 3-hour afternoon game drive. This is a Big Five game reserve so be on the lookout for lion, rhino, buffalo, elephant and leopard. Return to Marc’s Tented Lodge. Day 5 Wake up early and join your professional safari guide for a 1-hour bush walk in the private game reserve. Enjoy a hearty breakfast before departing for the Blyde River Canyon and popular attractions on the Panorama Route, which includes a stop at the spectacular Three Rondavels. Return to Johannesburg by 17h00; drop-off by arrangement at OR Tambo International Airport or any hotel/guest lodge in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

$1416 Cultural & Theme Tours

7-day - Panorama Route and Kruger Park & Swaziland Safari

Day 1: We will begin the journey and drive through some of the most scenic areas of the Eastern part of South Africa. The tour already starts at the Highveld town of Dullstroom, a 3 - hour drive from Johannesburg. After browsing through the many arts and crafts shops located on the main street, we will visit the Dullstroom Bird s of Prey and Rehabilitation Centre for a demonstration. The entire town of Pilgrim's Rest was declared a National Monument in 1986 as a living memory of the early gold rush days during the late 1800s / early 1900s. We will spend the night at the famous Royal Hotel (or similar) where a ghost tour can be taken. (L, D)  Day 2: After breakfast, we visit the intriguing museums and shops in Pilgrim’s Rest, and then drive to view Pinnacle Rock and then to experience the amazing view from God’s Window. From here we visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes for lunch (own cost) and then head to the Echo Caves for a tour. We then go to the Blyde River Canyon, where we overnight at the resort: Forever Blyde Canyon (or similar). Dinner not included. (B)  Day 3: We go to visit Kinyonga Reptile Centre near the town of Hoedspruit after breakfast (own cost), and then traverse s to the famous Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre for a tour and lunch at the Curio Shop and Deli. (own cost) Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre follows for another wildlife tour, where we also stay for the night (or similar). (D) Day 4: We leave after breakfast to take a boat trip on the Blyde Dam. An interpretation tour will take us to the Kadishi Tufa waterfall and the Three Rondawels. An abundance of wildlife will keep you distracted while learning more about the natural history of the Blyde Canyon. Completing this we head to the Mopani Rest Camp via Phalaborwa gate at the Kruger Park for more game viewing. (Lunch en-route not included) After enjoying a game drive to a bush braai (bbq), we spend the night here (or similar). (B, D)  Day 5: After breakfast (own cost), we drive around the park, exploring every possible opportunity to view the spectacular wildlife scenery. (Lunch en-route not included) We then drive south to the Nkambeni Tented Lodge and enjoy a night game drive later on. We overnight at the Nkambeni Tented Lodge (or similar). (D) Day 6: We continue via Nelspruit to the Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimpanzee Eden. Now to Swaziland to watch glass blowing at Ngwenya Glass. It is also a showroom full of beautifully crafted glass ornaments and houses a number of other smaller craft outlets. We drive to the Mantenga Cultural Village, a living museum of old traditions that represent classical Swazi lifestyle during the 1850s. We also have a traditional lunch here, and drive to the Hlane Royal National Park for the night. Dinner (not included) can be enjoyed at Ndlovu Camp’s large restaurant. (B, L)  Day 7: After a 2,5-hour Sunrise Game Drive at Hlane Royal National Park’s  Ndlovu Camp we head back to Nelspruit, and then to Johannesburg. (B)