The highlights of Mpumalanga & Kruger

2017
Tour No : 
15
Start Date : 
Saturday, September 23, 2017
End Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2017
Duration: 
7 Days
Per Person Sharing: 
R14500
Single Supplement : 
R1900
Booking: 

Day 1 : 07h30 : Johannesburg to Kaapschehoop : 320km

Early departure from Johannesburg via the N4 to the Mpumalanga Province passing through towns such Witbank (eMahlahleni), Nelspruit (Mbombela) Near Nelspruit, we visit the small village known as “KaapscheHoop” and look for the wild horses that were left either by the Boer or English forces during the Anglo Boer War. Kaapschehoop is one of the two places in South Africa that has wild horses;the other is in Kleinmond in the Cape.Kaapsche Hoop is also home to the Blue Swallows - Blue swallows are extremely rare in South Africa, with only 131 birds being found during the 2005 bird census, during this census only 34 birds were found in Mpumalanga, mostly at Kaapsche Hoop, Sabie and Graskop.

Afternoon at leisure to explore Kaapsche Hoop.

Dinner and overnight at Silvermist Guesthouse

 

Day 2 : 08h00 : Kruger National Park Skukuza  : 180km

Enjoy breakfast and then depart for Kruger Park at 08h00 via Nelspruit and Malelane.Enter Kruger Park via Crocodile Bridge on our way to Skukuza camp

Lunch at Lower Sabie

Travelling along the river’s edge towards Skukuza we should see the animals coming down to the water to drink. Stopping at Sunset dam on our way.

Overnight and Dinner will be at the Skukuza Camp Restaurant

 

Day 3 : 07h00 : Kruger National Park : 50km

Today we can enjoy an early morning game drive before we return to camp for breakfast.

Explore Skukuza camp, visit the Museum and then depart for more game viewing. We will visit Lake Panic and have some time in the Hide before we return to camp in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Skukuza with a lovely Bush Braai

 

Day 4 : 07h00 : Kruger Park – Hoedspruit  : 160km

Depart after breakfast to Hazyview for a visit to the Elephant Whispers where we will have a very interesting tour and interaction with the Elephants

After lunch we drive to Hoedspruit

Dinner and overnight in Hoedspruit at Timbavati Chalets in Hoedspruit

 

Day 5 : 09h00 Kapama Cheetah Project : 80km

After breakfast we visit Kapama Cheetah Project and tour of the Cheetah’s, the rare King Cheetah and wild dogs.Lunch at Kapama.

Relax for the rest of the afternoon and enjoy an open vehicle game drive in the late afternoon

Dinner and overnight at Timbavati Chalets

 

Day 6 : 09h00 Jessica the Hippo & Blyde river boat cruise : 100km

After breakfast, we depart for our visit with Jessica the Hippo. Enjoy meeting this friendly Hippo up close.  After Jessica and lunch at the Boabab restaurant we depart for a boat cruise on the Blyde River lake with some of the most stunning views and landscapes of the Blyde River Canyon seeing the very rare living “Kadishi Tufa” waterfall (2nd tallest tufa waterfall), game, plants and birds

Overnight and dinner at Timbavati Chalets

Day 7 : 07h30 Panorama route & return to Johannesburg : 500km

Breakfast in Hoedspruit and depart for Johannesburg. Lunch on route.  Arrive in Johannesburg in the late afternoon

 

Included:

Accommodation

Breakfast

Dinner

Tourist guide fee

Entrance / activity fees

Vehicle

 

Excluded:

Drinks                          Lunch                           Gratuities                                Laundry

Telephone calls           Curios                          Personal items

Open vehicle game drive