Safari and City Short Break
Johannesburg to Johannesburg
CLASSIC SCHEDULED GUIDED TOUR
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Explore Gauteng’s hidden gem, Dinokeng Game Reserve. Enjoy ‘Big 5’ game viewing activities and indulge in a gourmet feast. Connect with the locals in Soweto whilst on a bicycle adventure and experience Fair Trade Tourism at its best.
|Departure days||Selected Wednesdays|
|Departure locations||Rosebank hotels ± 09h30
Sandton hotels ± 10h00
|Vehicle||Luxury sedan or minibus|
|Group size||2-8 guests|
Additional Touring Options
Private tour: Itinerary available on a private basis departing on selected days. On request and subject to availability (not available on Freesale). Departure on any other day is subject to availability and a surcharge may apply. Public attractions will not be private. Other language tour guides available on request.
Self-drive tour: Itinerary (excluding entrance fees and excursions) available on a self-drive basis departing on selected days. On request and subject to availability (not available on Freesale). Departure on any other day is subject to availability and a surcharge may apply.
|Accommodation||4-star private game lodge and 3-star hotel|
|Meals||2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner|
||Dinokeng Game Reserve conservation fee|
|Excursions||2 ‘Big 5’ game viewing activities, Soweto bicycle tour|
|Green Seat||In support of SANParks Honorary Rangers anti-rhino poaching and reforestation through Trees for Tourism|
English Departure Dates
- Big 5’ open safari vehicle game viewing
- Connecting with local Soweto community
- Soweto bicycle tour (Fair Trade Tourism certified)
Day 1 | Wednesday
JOHANNESBURG to DINOKENG GAME RESERVE (±100km)
Guests are collected late morning for an unescorted transfer to experience Gauteng’s hidden gem, Dinokeng Game Reserve. Guests arrive at the lodge for early check-in and enjoy lunch overlooking the dam. They can get acquainted with the lodge and the surrounding plains of the Dinokeng Game Reserve, before partaking in high tea. Dinokeng is the only freeroaming ‘Big 5’ game reserve in Gauteng. Guests embark on an afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle, traversing over 8 500 hectares of pristine bushveld, or enjoy a sunset boat cruise (subject to water levels). The reserve also boasts cheetah, brown hyena, and a large variety of antelope, giraffe and bird species. Indulge in a gourmet dinner.
Overnight at Mongena Private Game Lodge – Lunch, dinner, breakfast, and 2 game activities.
Day 2 | Thursday
DINOKENG GAME RESERVE to JOHANNESBURG (±100km)
Guests enjoy a morning game drive in an open safari vehicle, with breakfast on return to the lodge. Guests depart the lodge after breakfast, for a short Johannesburg orientation tour viewing Nelson Mandela Bridge, Newtown, Mining district sites and the vibrant Maboneng precinct. Stop for lunch in Soweto, before enjoying a 2 hour tour of the township from the saddle of a bicycle that will take guests to some of the most interesting historical sites around Soweto. Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers and Bicycle Tours have maintained their Fair Trade Tourism certification for the past 10 years. Since their inception, their business has valued the involvement of the local community as part of their growth strategy. Enjoy dinner in town or at the hotel (own account)
Overnight at Mercure Randburg Hotel – Breakfast.
Day 3 | Friday
DAY OF DEPARTURE – JOHANNESBURG
The tour concludes after breakfast.
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