Safari and Panorama Route Self Drive Package

7 day
Relax in the pool while elephants approach.
This South Africa package is ideal for guests wanting to discover the beauty and diversity of the Gauteng and Mpumalanga regions at their own pace and flexibility.

Places you will visit: Critchley Hackle Lodge, Dullstroom; Kapama River Lodge, Kapama Private Game Reserve; Hippo Hollow Hotel, Mpumalanga - South Africa.

Suitability: This South Africa package is ideal for guests wanting the flexibility of discovering the beauty and diversity of the Gauteng and Mpumalanga regions at their own pace.

Day 1: Critchley Hackle Lodge, Dullstroom, South AfricaView Lodge

On day one of your South Africa self drive, you pick up your rental car for your 3 hour drive to the charming and quaint town of Dullstroom en route to the Kruger Park, where you check in at Critchley Hackle Lodge. You spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure, exploring the town, home to many interesting shops and excellent restaurants. Overnight is at Critchley Hackle Lodge on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2: Kapama River Lodge, Kapama Private Game Reserve, South AfricaView Lodge

Kapama Game Reserve game drive.Today you depart Dullstroom after breakfast for the 3 hour drive to the world renowned Kruger National Park, where you will be staying at one of the private game reserves for a South Africa safari. Check into Kapama River Lodge where you enjoy some refreshments before setting off on your first afternoon/evening game drive through the heart of the wild African bush. Overnight is at Kapama River Lodge, fully inclusive of accommodation, 3 meals daily, and morning and afternoon/evening game drives.

Days 3 & 4: Kapama River LodgeView Lodge

You spend a further 2 days on a South Africa safari, enjoying early morning and late afternoon game drives, with time in between to relax and enjoy your tranquil surroundings. The lodge offers fantastic spa treatments if you wish to indulge and spoil yourself a little. Overnight is at Kapama River Lodge, fully inclusive of accommodation, meals daily and morning and afternoon/evening game drives.A private game reserve experience is indeed a defining moment in anybody's life. While staying at Kapama River Lodge guests can enjoy world class luxury, undisturbed bush views and complete tranquility, surrounded by glorious gifts of Mother Nature.

Day 5: Hippo Hollow Hotel, Mpumalanga, South AfricaView Lodge

Say goodbye to Kapama Game Reserve after your final morning game drive and hearty breakfast. You can drive through the Blyde River Canyon area to Hazyview, where you check into the Hippo Hollow Hotel. Overnight is at Hippo Hollow Hotel on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

Day 6: Panorama RouteView Lodge

The scenic Blyde River Canyon.After breakfast head to an Elephant sanctuary where you will have the opportunity to ride and interact with these majestic Elephants. The rest of the South Africa safari is at leisure, exploring the Panorama route at your own pace, visiting Bourke's Luck Potholes, God's Window, Mac Mac Falls, the historic town of Pilgrims Rest and maybe sampling the best pancakes in South Africa in Graskop. Overnight is at Hippo Hollow Hotel on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.Situated just outside Hazyview on the Sabi River, Hippo Hollow is the ideal base from which to discover the many sights and sounds of Mpumalanga and the Lowveld.

Day 7: Depart

Today you check out of Hippo Hollow after breakfast and drive back to Johannesburg where you drop off your rental car at the airport and prepare for your flight home.

Rates & Prices

Package Includes:

  • 7 days' car rental with unlimited kilometres, super cover insurance and GPS
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at a country lodge including breakfast and dinner
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at a safari lodge including breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Early morning and afternoon off-road game drives accompanied by experienced rangers and expert Shangaan trackers
  • Elephant interaction with the opportunity to exchange trunk greetings, touch and ride the majestic elephants followed by lunch at country lodge
  • Package Excludes:

  • Petrol/Fuel and toll fees
  • Meals and activities not mentioned above
  • Spa treatments, drinks and all other extras to be settled directly upon departure
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