Wild and Scenic
Johannesburg to Johannesburg
SCHEDULED GUIDED TOUR
TRAVEL WITH A PURPOSE
See the sights of Pretoria before heading out of the city to enjoy ‘Big 5’ game viewing in the Kruger National Park. Discover the African bush at a private game lodge and explore the awe-inspiring Panorama Route.
Bilingual – English and German
|Departure days||Selected Sundays|
|Departure locations||Rosebank hotels ± 07h00
Sandton hotels ± 07h30
Collection time will be confirmed with the guest, the day before departure
|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 requ
Self-drive tour: Available on selected Mondays • Entrance fees and excursions not included • Other day departures are subject to availability • A surcharge may apply
|Accommodation||4-star hotels and 5-star private game lodge|
|Meals||3 breakfasts and 3 dinners|
||Voortrekker Monument, Blyde River Canyon, Lisbon Falls, God’s Window, Pinnacle, conservation fees into Kruger National Park and a private game reserve|
|Excursions||Short Pretoria city orientation tour, afternoon and morning open safari vehicle private game reserve game drives|
English Departure Dates
|1, 29||13, 27||10||7, 21||7, 21||4||2, 30||27||11, 25||8||5, 19||3, 31|
German Departure Dates
|8, 22||6, 20||3, 17, 31||14, 28||14, 28||11, 25||9, 23||6, 20||4||1, 15, 29||12, 26||10, 24|
Bilingual Departure Dates
- Kruger National Park
- Panorama Route
- ‘Big 5’ private game lodge
- Open safari vehicle game drives
Day 1 | Sunday
JOHANNESBURG to WHITE RIVER via PRETORIA (±380km)
After breakfast, the tour departs from Johannesburg to White River by way of Pretoria. In Pretoria, guests are taken on an orientation tour, a trip to the Voortrekker Monument, and then to the Union Buildings, where they can enjoy the views and have a photo opportunity at the Nelson Mandela statue. Lunch is enjoyed en route (own account) before arriving at the hotel and enjoying dinner.
Overnight at Country Boutique Hotel or similar – Dinner and breakfast.
Day 2 | Monday
WHITE RIVER to HAZYVIEW via KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (±150km)
Guests wake up early to enjoy breakfast before entering the iconic Kruger National Park at Numbi Gate to enjoy a full day’s game viewing in a closed vehicle. Guests can look forward to spotting the ‘Big 5’ and a variety of other wildlife and bird species. The park boasts one of the largest and most successful conservation schemes in the world, and the diversity of fauna and flora promise an unforgettable bushveld experience. The tour stops for lunch in the park (own account) and then later, exit at Kruger Gate to head to the hotel for dinner.
Overnight at Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate or similar – Dinner and breakfast.
Day 3 | Tuesday
HAZYVIEW to HOEDSPRUIT via PANORAMA ROUTE (±220km)
After an early breakfast, guests head to two of Mpumalanga’s most magnificent topographical attractions: The Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels. The Panorama Route affords guests memorable views of the more significant sights in this area including God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and The Pinnacle. Once at the lodge, guests enjoy high tea before heading off for an afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle, then returning to the lodge for dinner.
Overnight at Makalali Main Lodge or similar – Dinner, breakfast, and 2 game activities.
Day 4 | Wednesday
HOEDSPRUIT to JOHANNESBURG (±460km)
Guests go for an early morning game drive in an open safari vehicle, and then head back to the lodge for breakfast. The tour then heads back to Johannesburg, via the charming town of Dullstroom, where guests can stop for lunch (own account) and take short a walk through the town (time permitting). The tour returns to Johannesburg in the late afternoon.
RECOMMENDED POST-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
Safari and City Short Break (TISD 03)
- 3 days
- Dinokeng Game Reserve
- Soweto bicycle adventure
RECOMMENDED POST-TOUR HOTEL
La Splendida Hotel
Location: Mouille Point, Cape Town
- Minutes from the V&A Waterfront
- Situated on the bustling Mouille Point promenade
- Sea and mountain-facing rooms
RECOMMENDED POST TOUR
Winelands and Garden Route Discovery (TISD 43)
- 5 days
- Discover the Cape winelands
- Storms River suspension bridge