Safari and City Short Break
Johannesburg to Johannesburg
SCHEDULED GUIDED TOUR
TRAVEL WITH A PURPOSE
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.
|Departure locations||Rosebank hotels ± 08h30
Sandton hotels ± 09h00
Collection time will be confirmed with the guest, the day before departure
|Vehicle||Luxury sedan or minibus|
|Group size||8 guests per vehicle|
Additional Touring Options
Private tour: Itinerary available on a private basis departing on selected days • On request and subject to availability (not available on Freesell) • 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.
|Accommodation||4-star private game lodge and hotel|
|Meals||2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner|
||Dinokeng Game Reserve conservation fee|
|Excursions||Community school visit, 2 ‘Big 5’ game viewing activities, Soweto bicycle tour|
|Green Seat||SANParks Honorary Rangers, Endangered Wildlife Trust, Trees for Tourism|
English Departure Dates
|4, 18||2||13, 27||10, 24||10, 24||7, 21||5, 12||2||7, 28||11, 25||8, 22, 19||13|
- Big 5’ open safari vehicle game viewing
- Connecting with local Soweto community
- Soweto bicycle tour
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.
RECOMMENDED PRE-TOUR HOTEL
Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton
- Walking distance to Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square
- Ideal for business or leisure travellers
- Popular Bull Run Restaurant
RECOMMENDED PRE TOUR
My Joburg (PVT TIMJ)
- Private flexible full day tour
- Discover the province of Gauteng
- Create your own city, bush or cultural experience!
RECOMMENDED POST-TOUR HOTEL
aha Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites
Location: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
- Easy access to the V&A Waterfront
- Walking distance from the Cape Town International Convention Centre
- Artscape Theatre for opera, ballet, and drama nearby
RECOMMENDED POST TOUR
Cape Kaleidoscope (TISD 42)
Cape Town to Johannesburg flight required
- Departs Cape Town on Wednesdays (English)
- 2 open safari vehicle game drives
- Visit Cango Caves, an ostrich farm and Cape Agulhas