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Close Encounters with Africas Wildlife Experience one of South Africas greatest attractions, the Kruger National Park, and the scenic and interesting surroundings of the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces. This tour takes you on the Panorama Route . .
Country: South Africa
City: Johannesburg
Duration: 5 Day(s) - 4 Night(s)
Tour Category: Wildlife Safari
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
Package Itinerary

Close Encounters with Africa’s Wildlife

Experience one of South Africa’s greatest attractions, the Kruger National Park, and the scenic and interesting surroundings of the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces. This tour takes you on the Panorama Route through the Eastern Escarpment with its spectacular topography. You will enjoy Big 5 game-viewing before returning to Johannesburg.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Mpumalanga Province

Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and travel to Mpumalanga Province, known as “Paradise Country”. We’ll drive along the spectacular “Panorama Route”, offering views of amazing scenery including the 26-kilometer-long Blyde River Canyon and historic God’s Window, a breathtaking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park. Continue to an area near Hazyview for your overnight stay. [D]

Day 2: African Silk Farms

Enjoy an early morning breakfast, thereafter we drive to the African Silk Farms for a guided tour of where our proudly South African silks are made. After the silk farm, we travel to the Shangana Cultural Village for a cultural lunch as well as some native dancing. We then travel back to our accommodation in the Kruger National Park, for an afternoon of leisure.

Enjoy a sunset open vehicle game drive. Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the ‘Big Five’ (Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, and Elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other games. Overnight in the Kruger Park. [B, L]

Day 3: Kruger National Park

The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle game drive through Kruger National Park with a pre-packed breakfast. After our game driver, check out of our hotel and we travel to Swaziland, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts, and colorful indigenous culture.

Visit the Ngwenya glass factory, where visitors can watch talented glassblowers create a range of enchanting African animals, birds, and fish, as well as tableware, made from 100% recycled glass that is collected by the children of Swaziland. In the afternoon the opportunity exists for a complimentary (optional) excursion to a Swazi candle factory, where visitors can watch Swazi wax artists make beautiful candles. Overnight in Swaziland. [B, D]

Day 4: Botanical Garden

After breakfast you will continue south through Swaziland, visiting the National Museum and Botanical Gardens with a visit to the Swazi Cultural Village for an introduction to their way of life. We transfer you back to your accommodation after lunch for an afternoon of leisure. Overnight in Swaziland. [B, D]

Day 5: Departure

We depart after breakfast for Johannesburg as our tour comes to an end. Please ensure that you book your international flight to depart Johannesburg in the evening as you will only arrive after 17h00. (B, L)


(Note: The itinerary described above may be subject to change depending on unforeseen circumstances e.g. weather conditions.)

What's Included:

4 Nights accommodation in double/twin rooms. Single travelers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room.

4 Breakfasts, 3 dinners, 2 lunches

9 Experiences (including guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours of cities plus other exciting experiences).

Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats, TV for showing DVDs, and toilet.

Free Wi-Fi (where applicable)

Services of your tour leader who will be on hand with advice and tips and ensure that you get the most from your trip. You can also book any of the optional excursions available during your tour with your tour leader.

All taxes and fees

Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)

Free tour souvenir – a memorable gift for your once-in-a-lifetime trip.


Many other companies that operate tours of South Africa cancel tours if minimum numbers are not achieved or will only guarantee some departure dates. All tours operated by our company are guaranteed departures and will operate.*

* See terms and conditions for further details.

What's Excluded:

International air ticket to/from Johannesburg

Pre and Post Tour accommodation

Transport cost to and from your residence is our departure point (to be advised) in Johannesburg

Parking fees (if applicable) - for own account

Breakfast on the 1st morning of your tour as well as dinner on your last day of the tour.

Personal expenses, for example; the use of a telephone, extra room service, etc.

Any breakage of furniture, building fixtures, bus equipment (for own account)

Any refreshments you may want to enjoy, for example; drinks, etc.

Any optional outings that you want to organize for yourself.

Visa arrangements for South Africa

Meals other than mentioned ( B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner )

Tips and porters at the hotels

Porter fees at airports

Tour Notes:

Subject to a minimum of 4 guests maximum of 60 guests

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