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$1240.62 Kid Friendly

9-Day Kruger and Victoria Falls Small-Groups Safari from Pretoria

ItineraryDay 1: Pretoria – Hoedspruit Stop At: Nsele Safari's & LodgeDeparting from South Africa’s administrative city, Pretoria, we drive across the scenic Mpumalanga province and enjoy the spectacular mountain vistas. We stop at the Blyde River Canyon to view the odd looking Three Rondavels rock formations perched at the edge of the Blyde River Canyon and enjoy the crisp air and picturesque views. The Blyde River Canyon is revered as an unusual sight owing to the fact that it is a ‘wet’ canyon, making it different from the wind-carved dry canyons found in desert regions elsewhere. After lunch we continue our journey making our way to accommodations, set in attractive gardens situated an hour or so drive from Kruger National Park. After dinner relax and enjoy the first night on tour. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Nsele Lodge, Hoedspruit, South AfricaDay 2: Hoedspruit – Kruger National ParkStop At: Kruger National ParkWaking early, we board 4x4 game viewing vehicles for an intense but rewarding day in Kruger National Park. Your professional guide will point out items or interest as we go, and we hope will help the day to be a wonderful opportunity to learn something of the varied and world-renowned Kruger. The park is home to over 505 species of birds and 148 species of mammals as well as good numbers of reptiles and abundant flora. The park has a good network of roads allowing relatively easy access – essential given its size – but has clear rules about encroaching on the animals’ space ensuring conservation is given a high priority, which perhaps helps explain why Kruger is held in such high regard amongst travellers worldwide. We game drive morning and afternoon with a break during the middle of the day to enjoy the peace of the rest camp and wait out the hottest part of the day (when wildlife is usually less active). If you have questions about the wildlife you see, or about the park itself, please ask your resident guide who will be happy to explain the ins and outs of animal behaviour and other interesting sights in Kruger. Eventually we leave the park to return to our accommodation for dinner and overnight. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Nsele Lodge, Hoedspruit, South AfricaDay 3: Hoedspruit – Polokwane Stop At: Boma In The BushAfter breakfast we leave the Kruger area and travel across undulating country-side to the northern town of Polokwane. The journey takes us over some beautiful scenic mountain passes and through flourishing citrus plantations of nestled along the valleys of the Limpopo Province. Previously known as the Northern Province, this is a land of myths and legends and is also highly rated as a southern Africa Eco-tourism destination. Arriving in Polokwane, we head off to learn more about the local Bakone culture.This interesting open-air museum allows us to learn about traditional methods of the Bakone tribe who were settled in this area from historic times to the present day. Learn how they made fire, harvested and prepared the staple mielie meal, and about the interesting decorations that adorn their dwellings. We later make our way to our accommodations nearby.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Boma In The Bush, Polokwane, South AfricaDay 4: Bulawayo – Matobo National Park Stop At: Travellers Guest HouseThis morning we make our way north crossing out of South Africa and into Zimbabwe. Immigration formalities at the busy Beitbridge border may be lengthy as this is South Africa’s busiest land border, but once completed we continue to Bulawayo, a pleasant city with broad tree lined avenues and wide-open spaces. The area around the city offers much in the way of historical, geological and natural interest. Several national parks are nearby including the well-known Matobo (sometimes written Matopos) which we shall visit. Our accommodation for the evening is in a quiet garden setting on the outskirts of town. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Travellers Guesthouse, Bulawayo, ZimbabweDay 5: Bulawayo – Matobo National Park Stop At: Matobo National Park, Bulawayo, Bulawayo ProvinceWe rise early to meet our guides for our visit and game drive into the Matobo National Park. Situated a short distance outside of Bulawayo, the wind-sculptured Matopos Hills are the site of numerous Bushman paintings and the area holds a special cultural and spiritual significance to the indigenous people here. The reserve has the largest concentration of Black and White Rhino in Africa and if conditions are suitable, guides will lead us on foot to some of the more concealed places for a close view of these magnificent animals.The park also has dense populations of the elusive leopard and black eagle and we shall hope to glimpse either (or both) at some point during the day. The Matobo hills are also the location of the grave of Cecil John Rhodes, the 19th century colonialist. The grave is not visited as part of the half day park visit but can be seen on the full day upgrade (arranged locally). Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Travellers Guesthouse, Bulawayo, ZimbabweDay 6: Bulawayo – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Stop At: Cresta SprayviewDeparting Bulawayo, we continue north to Victoria Falls. We usually arrive to Victoria Falls by early afternoon. This is a relatively small town built along the southern banks of the Zambezi River and is Zimbabwe’s primary tourist centre. The Victoria Falls themselves are only a short walk and the town has a variety of markets, shops, cafes within easy distance. Your tour leader will arrange a briefing to explain the numerous optional excursions typically available here. We end our day joining a peaceful sunset dinner cruise on the Zambezi River. Soak up the African ambience with drink in hand as you cruise slowly up and down and look out for elephant, buffalo, buck, hippo and birdlife along the shallow muddy banks of one of Africa’s great rivers. We return to our accommodation for overnight or to try some of the local nightlife.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Cresta Sprayview Hotel, Victoria Falls, ZimbabweDay 7: Victoria Falls, ZimbabweStop At: Cresta SprayviewRising early, we visit the Victoria Falls National Park itself to witness one of Africa’s most enduring sights. Please take care when wandering along the pathways inside the reserve - the Falls are almost 100 metres deep and the drops are sheer!The rest of the day is at leisure giving you the opportunity to explore and Victoria Falls. The Zambezi boasts one of the world’s highest rated rivers for pure white river rafting through its many challenging rapids. Enjoy game walks, Micro-light flights or guided hikes to name a few, Victoria Falls will capture and fulfil your imagination, validating the myths of the African spirit.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Cresta Sprayview Hotel, Victoria Falls, ZimbabweDay 8: Victoria Falls, ZimbabweStop At: Cresta SprayviewThere are many optional activities to do and you will have the opportunity to enjoy these at leisure. Explore the colonial town on foot and visit the local trading markets. Some choose to cross the border for a day to visit into the neighbouring Zambia town, Livingstone and to visit the falls and the David Livingstone museum which provides an in-depth historical insight, including information on the discovery of the falls. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Cresta Sprayview Hotel, Victoria Falls, ZimbabweDay 9: Victoria Falls, ZimbabweStop At: Cresta SprayviewYour tour ends after breakfast today. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$71.42 Transfers & Ground Transport

KPS is a daily business class shuttle from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit

Kruger Park ShuttleRoute 1 Hoedspruit to Johannesburg10h30 : Depart The Bush Pub Inn - Timbavati Gate10h45 : Depart Eastgate Airport – Hoedspruit11h00 : Depart Kamagelo Tourism Centre – Hoedspruit14h00 : 20 minute Stop over – Dullstroom16h30 : (ETA)  Arrive OR Tambo International Airport – JohannesburgRoute 2 :  Johannesburg to Hoedspruit08h45 :  Depart OR Tambo International Airport 12h00 : 20 minute Stop over – Dullstroom14h00 :  (ETA) Arrive Kamagelo Tourism Centre – Hoedspruit14h30 : (ETA) Arrive Eastgate Airport – Hoedspruit14h45 : (ETA) Arrive The Bush Pub Inn - Timbavati Gate KPS offers a direct daily scheduled service between Hoedspruit and OR Tambo International Airport. Kruger Park Shuttles was born out of the idea that one’s travel experience begins long before arriving at one’s destination. In life, it’s not just the end-point, but the journey itself that is significant, and we’ll make yours an unforgettable one. We offer the intrepid traveler a superlative experience of the African Bush, by providing a luxury business class shuttle & charter service from OR Tambo International Airport to some of South Africa’s finest game lodges and reserves, located in and around the renowned Kruger National Park. Our vehicles are equipped with reclining seats, WiFi, satellite tracking, air-conditioning, individual charger ports and tinted windows. Complimentary refreshments and snacks are also provided.

$162.50 Outdoor Activities

Kruger Full Day Safari - Hoedspruit - Includes all park fees

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Kamogelo Tourism Centre05h00 / 05h30 DepartureFrom your accommodation within in 10km radius to Hoedspruit - alternatively - from the Kamogelo Tourism Centre, Hoedspruit.Stop At: Kruger National ParkA Kruger Full Day Safari takes you into the the Park early morning for a day of exploring. Your private guide will educate you not only on the big 5, but also the beautiful surroundings, birds, and other fauna & flora. You will get great photographic opportunities as you will explore from the back of a open safari vehicle. Duration: 9 hoursStop At: Satara Camp Gate+- 10h30 / 11h00 - Brunch - Satara Rest Camp - Kruger National**Your guide might stop at one of the other rest camps or picnic spots for your lunch - depending on animal sightingsLunch is for your own account - a full a-la-carte restaurant and convenience shop available.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kamogelo Tourism CentreReturn to Hoedspruit +- 16h00 / 16h30Your guide will drop you off at your accommodation within a 10km radius to Hoedspruit Town - alternatively at the Kamogelo Tourism CentreDuration: 10 minutes

$138.47 Day Trips & Excursions

Kruger Full Day Safari - Hoedspruit

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kruger National ParkYour full day Kruger Safari will start in Hoedspruit.Your private guide will collect you at your Hoedspruit accommodation between 05h00 / 06h00 depending on the season - You will enter the Kruger National Park through the Orpen gate which is a 30min drive from Hoedspruit. You will regularly stop at view poihts & picnic sites throughout your Safari. You will also stop at one of the rest camps where you will have access to the a-la-carte restaurant & convenience shop.After your safari you will be returned to your accommodation in Hoedspruit between 16h00 and 16h30 (depending on sightings)The entire trips duration +- 10hrsDuration: 10 hours

$72.15 Kid Friendly

Sunset Safari - 3hrs - Hoedspruit

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: HoedspruitA open vehicle safari within a Private Big 5 Game Reserve a mere 15min drive from Hoedspruit will take you on a journey of a life-time. A great opportunity to see some or all of the Big 5 animals in their natural habitat.Duration: 3 hours

$1275.41 Cultural & Theme Tours

Touch of Culture,Flora and Safari for 5 nights

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1Stop At: Lowveld National Botanical Garden, Nelspruit, MpumalangaMeet pax at KIMA Jhb and transfer to Lowveld Botanical Gardens for LunchDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • Dinner: Dinner & show at a Shanaan Cultural Village Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Hazyview, at a 3-star hotel.Day 2: Day 2Stop At: Panoramic Route Mpumalanga, Graskop, MpumalangaFull day Panorama Route Tour of the village of pilgrims rest and drinks in bar Check in at 3 star lodge for dinnerDuration: 9 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: We will be having lunch en route • Dinner: At the 3-star lodgeAccommodation included: Overnight stay in 3-star lodgeDay 3: Day 3Stop At: Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Kruger National ParkAfter breakfast check outDepart for PhalaborwaVisit the Amarula Lapa for a tour and snacksLunch in PhalaborwaProceed to lodge for a Game driveDuration: 9 minutesMeals included: • Lunch: Lunch in Phalaborwa • Dinner: At the Lodge • Breakfast: At the 3-star lodgeAccommodation included: Overnight stay at lodgeDay 4: Day 4Stop At: Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Kruger National ParkGame walkBreakfastCheck outDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Limpopo National Park, Massingir, Gaza ProvinceProceed to Giyani for lunch LunchProceed to Ribola Art Route Music School for a concert Proceed to lodge for DinnerDuration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: At Lodge • Lunch: Chicken Dust Lunch in Giyani • Breakfast: At LodgeAccommodation included: Overnight stay at LodgeDay 5: Day 5Stop At: Modjadji Nature Reserve, Duiwelskloof, Limpopo ProvinceCheck out after breakfast Tour of Modjadji Cycad Forest, Royal village & kraal Proceed to Magoebaskloof for a canopy tour and Lunch,Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Tzaneen Dam Nature Reserve, Tzaneen, Limpopo ProvinceProceed to Tzaneen Check in at Bed and BreakfastDinner Overnight at the B&BDuration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: At lodge • Lunch: In Magoebaskloof • Dinner: At Bed and BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at the B&BDay 6: Day 6Pass By: Hippo Jessica, Hoedspruit, Limpopo ProvinceTransfer to Hoedspruit Airport for flight to Jhb departing at 12 noonNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.