Safaris offer a daily range of safaris in open 4X4-safari vehicles or air-conditioned
minibuses to the southern and central section of this diverse and extensive
South African “Big Five” attraction with qualified and experienced
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11 - 12
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Province’s Drakensberg Mountains divide the cooler Highveld to the
west from the lower coastal plains to the east. This natural phenomenon creates
a display of splendid panoramic scenery.
This tour visits the Victorian Town of Pilgrim’s Rest, Robber’s
Grave, Blyde River Canyon, The Three Rondavels, God’s Window, Bourke’s
Luck Potholes and Lisbon Waterfalls. This scenic area is also steeped in
early Southern African history.
Lunch is enjoyed at Harries Original Pancake Restaurant where savoury or
sweet, freshly prepared pancakes and farm fresh chef salads are served.
Add a visit to the Echo Caves while on tour in the Blyde River Canyon area.
These caves are set in a ridge of dolomite hills at the head of the Molapong
Valley, north of the Blyde River Canyon. Artifacts dating from the Middle
and Late Stone Ages have been uncovered in the caves and the largest chamber
open to the public is 100 metres long and 40 metres high.
Helicopter tours of the canyon and surrounding area are also available
excursion enters the heart of the former local Homeland of Gazankulu on the
borders of the Kruger National Park; this area is traditional tribal land
belonging to the Shangaan people who settled here in the 1850’s.
This tour visits a local rural high school, a carpenter/wood worker who
only works with indigenous woods and a Sangoma (traditional healer/herbalist).
A sumptuous picnic lunch is served on the banks of the Sabie River overlooking
the Kruger National Park.
This tour must be booked a minimum of 72 hours in advance.
early collection from a local Mpumalanga hotel and on to Jeppe’s Reef/Matsomo
Border Post and into Swaziland; travel through the town of Pigg’s Peak
set high in the mountains, via vast forests of Pine and Eucalyptus trees
and on to the principal city of Swaziland, Mbabane.
Travel via the Ezulwini Valley (valley of Heaven) to visit the local and
extensive craft/curio market and then to Malkerns and the colourful Swazi
Candles Factory where handmade candles are crafted in a menagerie of animals,
traditional styles and other intriguing forms.
Lunch is served “al fresco” (weather permitting) at Malandela's
Restaurant in Malkerns. After lunch visit the King Sabusa II Memorial Gardens
(optional), onto Ngwenya Glass Works where recycled glass is used to create
an astounding display of glasses, jewellery and other artworks.
Depart Swaziland via Oshhoek Border post and return to your hotel via the
Drakensberg Mountains and the scenic De Kaap Valley.
tour departs from the Hazyview, Nelspruit or White River area early morning,
travel via the scenic Crocodile River Gorge and the Lebombo/Resano Garcia
Border Post. This early departure ensures arrival in the southern capital
city of Maputo in time for lunch at the Costa de Sol or Mira Mar Restaurant
situated on the Bay of Maputo and the warm shallow waters of the Indian Ocean.
A short city tour on the way to the Marginal (beach front area).
Lunch on lobster, langoustine, prawns, fresh fish or spicy grilled chicken
accompanied by Portuguese/South African wine or chilled local beer on the
patio overlooking the sea.
After lunch enjoy a swim, then on to some local craft and curio shopping
in one of the many bustling street markets.
Leave Maputo City in time to make the border crossing back to South Africa.
Rest is one of South Africa’s few living museums; gold was discovered
in this area in 1873 and led to the creation of this quaint Victorian town
set in a picturesque valley in the mighty Drakensberg Mountains.
The tour visits the Printing Museum, the House Museum that represents the
Victorian architecture of wood and corrugated iron used in that era. The
splendid mine manager’s home - Alanglade House, the old gold reduction
works, the reconstructed tented camp at the diggings and a participation
display of gold panning.
Mid-morning tea and coffee or something stronger can be enjoyed on the old
Royal Hotel patio in the main street.
Mpumalanga enjoys well-known South African artists and craftsmen, this excursion
visits studios, showrooms, local curios and crafts centres where pottery,
ceramics, bronze sculpture, gold/silver jewellery, art, furniture, leather,fabrics,
linen and handmade chocolate are on display.
Places visited are the well known Casterbridge Farm, Eloff Studios and Kraal
Safaris, due to the keen birding interest of our guides, have established
a number of local properties where a diverse number of bird species maybe
seen in various habitats i.e. lake, bush, mountain and plantation.
Spend a morning, afternoon or full day with a local birder, viewing a number
of our indigenous birds or a day in the Kruger National Park with the added
benefit of seeing some South African wildlife.
|Full Day: ||08 - 10 Hours |
|Morning/Afternoon: ||05 - 06 Hours |
For Kruger National Park birding please contact our office for further
balloon flights take place in the cool early morning an early collection
from your hotel and a road transfer to the launch site located near Hazyview
in the Sabie River Valley is necessary.
On arrival, coffee/tea and biscuits are served while balloon safety and
etiquette is outlined and the envelope of the balloon is inflated for lift
The flight lasts for approximately one hour, on landing an excellent
South African wine is served before you are taken to a local country lodge
for a full breakfast, allowing you time to discuss the events of the flight
with your pilot and fellow passengers.
After breakfast return road transfer to your hotel.
a night, morning or full day safari in an open 4x4 vehicle with a knowledgeable
ranger and an experienced game tracker in the legendary Sabi Sand Wildtuin
or the diverse Bongani Mountain Lodge.
|Full Day Safari: ||16 - 18 Hours |
|Morning Safari: ||07 - 08 Hours |
|Night Safari: ||09 - 10 Hours |
Full Day Safari: 2 x Safaris, walk, breakfast, lunch, dinner, entrance fees
and return road transfer.
Morning Safari: Safari, breakfast, entrance fees and return road transfer.
Night Safari : Safari, dinner, entrance fees and return road transfer.