Search for the Big Five in Kruger NP, admire the views across the country at God's Window, pan for gold in the mining town of Pilgrim's Rest, hike in the mountains at Drakensburg, spot white lions in Timbavati Game Reserve
Choosing the right trip for your family is tough. South Africa makes it ridiculously easy. Looking for a scenic drive? Check out the wonders along the fabled Panorama Route. Eager to spot the Big Five on the prowl? The national parks of Timbavati and Kruger are here to help. Curious about local history and traditional customs? Ask the villagers yourself. Fancy a swim or a stroll through the mountains? St Lucia and Drakensburg deliver. If variety is indeed the spice of life, South Africa may just be the world’s greatest spice cabinet.
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This trip is designed for parents and children to enjoy together. You will be travelling as part of a group of families with other children. The itinerary has been designed with the needs of the whole family in mind. We have given this trip a minimum age for this trip to allow you to be sure that you have the right trip for you and your family. Minimum age of 8 years for this trip. Please see the activities for any specific minimum age requirements.
Arrive in Johannesburg.
Leaving Johannesburg, head due east towards Mpumalanga, along the way taking in the sights of the world famous Panorama Route, including the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, God's Window and some beautiful waterfalls. Stop in the historic mining town of Pilgrim's Rest and explore its quaint streets and try gold-panning.
Embark on open safari vehicle game drives in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, adjoining Kruger National Park. Keep an eye out for elephant, lion, rhino, leopard, and buffalo – Africa's famed Big Five.
Hop on an early-morning game drive in an open safari vehicle in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. On day 6 we will have another game drive inside Kruger National Park in our own vehicle. Enjoy a "boma" dinner tonight along with traditional dancing by the villagers.
Drive to Swaziland. Option to go hiking, mountain biking or visit a traditional Swazi village.
Continue along the coast to St Lucia, we will enjoy a sunset boat cruise. Option to for kayaking or game driving in Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve.
Drive into the Drakensburg, the highest mountain range in South Africa. There is time to hike in this magnificent settings, or just relax and enjoy the scenery.
Return to Johannesburg in the afternoon. Please feel free to book any onward travel after 9:00pm.
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