Personalised African Safaris
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Duration: 8 days
Location: South Africa
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Let us take you on a journey into the hidden secrets of Limpopo Province, which is far north and not a well-known part of South Africa, but this is where the real heart of the Bushveld lies. Visit the archaeological sites of Mapungubwe which lies on the border between Botswana and Zimbabwe.  We will also take you to the world-renowned Kruger National Park.

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4×4 Exploration
  • Pilanesberg National Park
  • Thiane Wildlife Sanctuary – 4×4 Route
  • Mapungubwe National Park
  • Kruger National Park
  • Wildlife viewing

 

(Tours can be adapted to personal preference)

 

DAY 1    PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK

After your arrival at OR Tambo Airport, you will be transferred to the rental company to collect your 4×4 vehicle and also to familiarise you with the vehicle and its equipment. From here travel in a north-west direction to the Pilanesberg National Park, passing through Rustenburg which is a Platinum rich mining area.  The Pilanesberg National Park is home to white rhinos, African elephant and a multitude of other wildlife.

 

DAY 2    THIANE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

After breakfast, depart from Pilanesberg. On the way, you will pass through Thabazimbi (Ironore mining town), to Thiane Wildlife Sanctuary.  Here you will experience a 4×4 off-road trail, in the heart of the bushveld Waterberg area. Game walks and game viewing is exceptional.  In the evening enjoy a real Bushveld Braai (Barbecue) under the starlit sky with the sound of the jackal in the distance.

 

DAY 3    MAPUNGUBWE NATIONAL PARK

Leaving early from Thiane Wildlife Sanctuary, travel through the towns of Lephalale, Swartwater and Alldays to arrive at the Mapungubwe National Park, on the banks of the Limpopo River that forms the border between South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe.  The area is also known for its archaeological sites as well as the Tuli elephants that roam this area.

 

DAY 4    MAPUNGUBWE NATIONAL PARK

Today you will visit the archaeological sites and enjoy wildlife viewing while driving through this spectacular park.

 

DAY 5    KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, travel to Pafuri Camp in the well-known Kruger National Park. Passing through the town of Musina on the way.  The Kruger National Park is home to the Big Five.  Pafuri is the most northern camp in the park.

 

DAY 6    KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Leaving Pafuri Camp, travel in a southerly direction to Mopani Camp, while doing wildlife viewing on the way. Lunch at Shingwedzi Camp.

 

DAY 7    PHALABORWA

After breakfast at Mopani Camp, depart to Phalaborwa Gate. On way enjoying the last of the wildlife viewing in this special safari area.  Tonight you will camp at the town of Phalaborwa.

 

DAY 8    JOHANNESBURG

After an early breakfast, travel to Johannesburg, passing through Tzaneen, Magoebaskloof and Polokwane to arrive at the rental company for returning of the vehicles.  A transfer will take you to the hotel or the OR Tambo Airport.

(Tours can be adapted to personal preference)

 

DETAILS OF THE TOUR:

Camping:

  • Campsites in Camping areas of Lodges and Parks

 

Included:

  • Fully equipped exploration vehicle with all recovery and camping equipment
  • Introduction to 4×4 driving and recovery techniques
  • All fuel
  • Camping accommodation
  • All breakfasts and other specified meals
  • Two Way Radios
  • All Park and vehicle entry fees

 

Excluded:

  • Airfares to and from South Africa
  • All excursions and meals which are not included
  • Water and Drinks
  • All Vaccinations and Medicine

 

Travel documents:

  • Valid Passport
  • All required Visas (inquire at your travel agent)
  • International Driving License