4 Day safari to Kruger National Park via the Panorama Route

Includes:

  • Return transport from Johannesburg to Kruger Park by 7 seater air-conditioned microbus.
  • Collection or drop off at Johannesburg or Nelspruit Airports depends on timing & is on request from our Sales Consultant.
  • Services of our specialist Kruger Park guide for 4 days.
  • All entrances & daily conservation fee in Kruger Park.
  • Total 6 game drives usually by 9 seater open safari vehicle in Big 5 areas of Kruger Park.
  • One evening game drive by larger National Parks open safari vehicle using spotlights to see nocturnal species.
  • Two nights chalet accommodation inside Kruger Park with dinners & breakfasts served in the privatised Camp restaurant. We use The Cattle Baron or Mugg & Bean restaurants & your guide will make arrangements.
  • Sightseeing along the Panorama Route visiting 3 Rondavels in Blyde River Canyon, God's Window & other highlights.
  • Time for browsing at informal markets for African curios.
  • One night at Sabie River Bush Lodge or hotel close to the Kruger Park entrance with meals in the Gecko Lapa Restaurant


Excludes:

  • lunches which are available for own account, drinks, personal items & tips.

Departures:

  • Daily departures on request from Johannesburg.
  • Pick-up between 07h00 and 08h00 at hotels, guest houses or Johannesburg Airport. Ask us for recommended hotels on our collection route - try to avoid Joburg City Centre & Pretoria which often cause delay to the guides.
  • Nelspruit Airport is from 12.00 by arrangement.


Chalet accommodation with air-con, insect screens, private shower & toilet

Per person sharing twin room 2017 RATE:
ZAR 10 990.00

2018 RATE:
ZAR 11 870.00

DBB
Per single room 2017 RATE:
ZAR 11 440.00

2018 RATE:
ZAR 12 360.00

DBB
Per child under 12 yrs sharing 2017 RATE:
ZAR 5 495.00

2018 RATE:
ZAR 5 930.00

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.

Itinerary:

Day 1
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.

Day 2
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.

Day 3
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.

Day 4
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.

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Duration 4 days / 3 nights
Number of Game Drives: 6
Evening game drive included: YES
Accommodation: Midrange chalet with restaurant meals

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