Chalet accommodation with air-con, insect screens, private shower & toilet
|Per person sharing twin room||ZAR 10 990.00||DBB|
|Per single room||ZAR 11 440.00||DBB|
|Per child under 12 yrs sharing||ZAR 5 495.00||DBB|
Please note the Panorama is not simply a scenic route on the main road from Johannesburg to southern Kruger Park. It is a rather long detour to the north and you will spend the first afternoon on this itinerary sightseeing. On Classic Kruger Park safaris, you would enter Kruger Park after lunch on Day 1 & begin game viewing immediately.
Depart from Johannesburg in the comfort of your air-conditioned microbus and travel east towards the Drakensburg Mountains. Enjoy a lunch break before driving along the Panorama Route via the magnificent Three Rondavels in Blyde River Canyon, God's Window, Lisbon or Berlin waterfall. Ethnic markets are located at various places and provide good value for passengers wishing to buy curios. Before sunset proceed to Sabie River Bush Lodge where we stay overnight. Book into a lodge room or en suite safari tent with aircon. Time to relax on the deck looking across the extensive Sabie River hoping to see some hippos or crocodile. Dinner in the Gecko Lapa Restaurant followed by a good night's sleep.
Enjoy a health-giving breakfast and then proceed to one of the southern entrance gates of Kruger Park to begin your safari. Spend an exciting day game viewing looking for elephant, giraffe, zebra, hippopotamus and many other species. Our guide will teach you to spot the animals & ensure that you have easy access for photos or videos on all game drives. Towards evening arrive at your Rest Camp and book into an en suite chalet with air-conditioner and insect screens. Freshen up and time for a "sundowner" drink before dinner in the privatised restaurant and overnight.
Awaken at dawn and listen to the birds before driving out of camp hoping to find some of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino & buffalo). Stop for a hearty breakfast Then continue to a waterhole to watch hippos, crocodiles & birds before returning to camp for a siesta and perhaps a swim. After dinner board the open safari vehicle equipped with spotlights for a night drive - duration 2-3 hours when you can search for predators and other nocturnal species. Overnight Rest Camp listening to the sounds of hyena and often lion.
Pack up and leave on another memorable early morning game drive looking for elusive species such as leopard lurking in the African bush. Breakfast and time for shopping before departing from Kruger Park to begin the homeward journey. Travel past the Lowveld citrus farms to Nelspruit, capital of Mpumalanga province then continue via the fertile Schoeman's Kloof and up to the Highveld for lunch. Arrive back at Johannesburg Airport before 16.00 for onward flights or proceed to your hotel.