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.
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.
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.
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.
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.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.