7 days,Johannesburg to Johannesburg

Visit an authentic African village and Planeterra-supported school, search for and snap great photos of the Big Five on open vehicle game drives in a Private Nature Reserve, continue the safari inside world famous Kruger National Park, take high tea at our luxury tented camp, share dinner with a local Afrikaans family

If you’re not familiar with the Kruger area, you definitely won’t forget it after this. This 7-day South African safari includes visits to a Planeterra-supported school and plenty of chances for wildlife photo opportunities at the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Of course, you'll have even more chances to spot elephants, lions and rhinos at Kruger National Park itself. You’ll even have a farewell dinner with a local Afrikaans family, although you won’t want the trip to end.

What's Included

  • Arrival transfer. Traditional Braai (BBQ) welcome dinner. Panoramic Route scenic drive including visits to Blyde River Canyon, Bourke Luck Potholes and God’s Window. Kruger National Park entrance fee with game drives in open vehicle. Visit a local village and Planeterra-supported school. Timbavati Private Nature Reserve entrance fee with game drives in open safari vehicles. Farewell dinner with a local Afrikaans family. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners. (Allow USD100-200 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Comfort hotels (3 nts), luxury tents (2 nts), chalets (1 nt).
  • Air-conditioned touring vehicle, open safari vehicle, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/driver throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 9, Avg 6.
Day 1 Johannesburg (1D)

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy a traditional South African Braai (barbecue) welcome dinner tonight.

Day 2 Panorama Route/Graskop (1B)

Enjoy a scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route with stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes and God's Window.

Day 3 Kruger National Park area (1B,1D)

Embark on an afternoon game drive inside Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle taking in the abundance of wildlife, then continue to our lodge conveniently located outside the park gates. This evening, enjoy a true African-style dinner in the open-aired traditional boma.

Days 4-5 Timbavati Private Nature Reserve (2B,1L,2D)

This morning, visit to a Planeterra-supported Children’s Day School located just outside Krugar National Park. Continue to a private nature reserve, adjoining Kruger National Park and stay in a luxury tented camp. Enjoy morning and evening open vehicle safari game drives searching out Africa's famed Big Five, who cross freely through the unfenced Kruger area. In your down time, take high-tea at the camp and relax at the sundeck and pool.

Day 6 Johannesburg (1B,1D)

After one last safari drive, head back to the city. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with a local Afrikaans family.

Day 7 Johannesburg (1B)

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