This trip is designed to visit the northern region of Kruger Park with Pafuri and Mopanie camps as a base. Please keep in mind that Kruger Park is within a malaria area, and appropriate prevention is advised.
Day 1: Thursday 27 May
As it is a long day ahead of us, we depart early morning from Johannesburg to avoid any peak hour traffic. We will enjoy a brunch on the way to Kruger Park. We will travel towards the Punda Maria gate on the N1 towards Polokwane. Upon entering the park we start with the first day of game viewing towards the Rest Camp, where we will check-in for the first 3 night’s stay. Relax in the camp until it is time for dinner. Dinners for the whole trip will either be prepared by your host.
Day 2 & 3: Friday 28 May & Saturday 29 May
We will do various drives from the camp, enjoying breakfasts and lunches at either picnic spots, or at some of the surrounding camp’s restaurants. Enjoy coffee and rusks before departing on the game viewing for the day. The area around Pafuri and Punda Maria is rich with a variety of game and majestic trees, so the days are set out to explore the area. We will do various drives from the camp, enjoying breakfasts and lunches at either picnic spots, or some of the surrounding camp’s restaurants.
Day 4: Sunday 30 May
Early morning wake up with coffee and rusks. We check out of the chalets for the day’s travel to the next rest camp searching for the elusive big 5. We will stop at Babalala picnic spot to enjoy a lovely brunch. Visit Shingwedzi camp for coffee and tea. On arrival at Mopanie camp, we will check into the chalets for the next two nights' stay in the park.
Day 5: Monday 31 May
The area around Mopani is rich with a variety of game. It will be a full day of game viewing in the area, with time also set out for relaxing and explore Mopani camp. Should any guest be interested in a game drive (morning or evening) on an open vehicle, it can be done (own account).
Day 6: Tuesday 1 June
We depart after breakfast for the Phalaborwa gate for our return. On our way back we will stop at the Blyde River Canyon, God’s window, and the Potholes. Overnight and dinner in Graskop
Day 7: Wednesday 2 June
We depart after breakfast for our return to Johannesburg. Arrival in Johannesburg will be late afternoon
Departure date and costs for the trip:
Thursday 27 May to Wednesday 2 June 2021.
Cost of the 7-day tour is R 16 500 per person sharing.