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Wildlife Galore (22 days) Print E-mail
(c) South Africa Tourism Wild about African wild life? Then this is the tour for you! Night drives, bush walks, open vehicle safaris and even helicopter flights are all part of the experience. You can have it all in the best game parks of South Africa and Swaziland. Come home with hundreds of photos, tons of stories and countless memories. Contact us for an availability check and for a costing.. or let us help you tailormake your own trip!

Arrival Johannesburg
Day 1: to Limpopo
Day 2: Entabeni
Day 3/4: Edeni
Day 5/6: Kruger Park
Day 7: Panorama Route
Day 8/9: Swaziland 
Day 10/11: Ithala 
Day 12/13: St Lucia 
Day 14: flight
Day 15: Addo Elephants 
Day 16: Garden Route
Day 17: Knysna 
Day 18: Oudtshoorn
Day 19: Route 62 
Day 20: Winelands
Day 21: Cape Point
Day 22: Cape Town

Day 1: Johannesburg-Limpopo
On the first morning of your trip you head north to Bela-Bela (Warm baths). Drive on and check in at your lodge in the Waterberg. Experience your first night drive safari. Overnight Entabeni

Day 2: Entabeni
Enjoy an early morning game drive and after breakfast a “bush walk” with local game rangers. Optional helicopter flights can be booked on the spot. Lunch. After a traditional high tea you depart for another evening safari. End the day with a real South African braai (bbq) in the “boma”. Overnight Entabeni

Day 3: Edeni
Drive towards Polokwane and take the road to Haenertsburg and Tzaneen. This road takes you through the panoramic Magoebaskloof pass into Mpumalanga. Lunch en route. Arrive in the afternoon at Edeni game reserve. Check in and embark on a sunset safari. Dinner & overnight.

Day 4: Edeni
Before breakfast you can join an early morning game drive. A walking safari will unveil the beauty of this hidden pearl. Take a break till lunch. Tea and afternoon safari departure. BBQ dinner in the boma
Overnight Edeni

Day 5: Hoedspruit
Today you have a short drive to Hoedspruit. Visit the Hoedspruit Snake Park and Maholoholo sanctuary on the way to your lodge. Check in and lunch at Timbavati Safari Lodge. Visit the local community in the afternoon and learn more on the local culture. BBQ in the Boma and overnight

Day 6: Kruger Park
At Timbavati book your full day Kruger safari experience by 4x4 open vehicles. Leave early morning and enter the park at Orpen gate. Picnic lunch included. Alternatively do a self drive safari. Overnight Timbavati

Day 7: Panorama Route
Today you drive towards the Drakensberg escarpment following the Panorama route that will lead you to highlights like Bourke’s Luck potholes and God’s Window. Lunch in Graskop. Drive on towards White River and check into your private lodge. Afternoon safari on this exclusive property. Overnight game lodge

Day 8: Swaziland
Cross border with Swaziland and on to capital Mbabane. Check into the Mlilwane Game Reserve. Book an open vehicle safari.Dinner & overnight Mlilwane

Day 9: Swaziland
Spend the day cycling the park at your own pace. Go on a walking trial or do a horseback safari. All excursions can be booked on site.
Dinner & overnight Mlilwane

Day 10: Ithala
Cross border and make your way to Ithala Game reserve. Check in and relax the afternoon by the pool. Dinner & overnight

Day 11: Ithala
Depart on an early morning open vehicle safari followed by lunch. Take one or more of the many self guided hiking trials in the reserve. Lunch. In the afternoon you can do a self-drive safari or book an open vehicle safari. Dinner & overnight.

Day 12: St Lucia
Drive towards the St Lucia region and enter the Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park at memorial gate. Self drive safari through the Umfolozi National Park with late afternoon arrival in St Lucia. Check in and choose one of many dinner venues in this coastal town. Overnight (Self-catering or restaurant)

Day 13: St Lucia
Explore the region. Visit a Zulu cultural village and enjoy a traditional lunch. Drive through the Cape Vidal Park or relax on a 2 hour boat cruise spotting hippopotamus and crocodile. Various bird species make this their home. Overnight St Lucia (Self-catering or restaurant)

Day 14: Durban – Port Elizabeth
Leave for Durban to connect with your mid-day flight departing for Port Elizabeth. On arrival in Port Elizabeth you will collect your car and explore the “Friendly City”. After lunch drive on to check into the lodge. Dinner & Overnight

Day 15: Addo
Early morning Addo game drive in your own car or book an open vehicle safari. Lunch Addo. Take a relaxed drive towards the Garden Route and check in at Buffalo Hills Private reserve.

Day 16: Garden Route
Depart on a day excursion and drive towards the Tsitsikamma National Park. Take a walk to the suspension bridge and experience the natural beauty of this region. Also visit the 800 year old Outeniqua Yellowwood tree and plunge down the Bloukrantz Bridge on the highest commercial bungee jump in the world. Visit Monkey land or go Elephant back riding. Overnight and dinner game reserve

Day 17: Knysna
After breakfast take a drive to the tourist town of Knysna. Embark on the Featherbed excursion and spot the little blue duiker. Dine by tasting the renowned oysters. Check in at your hotel and take a drive towards the Knysna Heads. Dinner & overnight Knysna

Day 18: Oudtshoorn
You head for the Klein Karroo via the town of George and across the Outeniqua Mountain. Arriving in Oudtshoorn, you visit an ostrich farm. Lunch included. Drive towards the Swartberg Mountains and visit the renowned Cango Caves. Check into the Country Manor. Dinner & overnight. Today you have an option of a self drive roundabout or book a wonderful a Swartberg experience including BBQ dinner. Alternatively enjoy dinner at the lodge. Overnight country manor

Day 19: Route 62
Take Route 62 and cross the Du Toitskloof Mountains to Stellenbosch, the heartbeat of the South African wine industry. Dinner & overnight Stellenbosch

Day 20: Winelands
After breakfast explore Stellenbosch by foot then drive across Helshoogte in the direction of Franschhoek. Taste wine, visit the Huguenot Memorial and/or enjoy lunch in one of the many sidewalk cafés. In the late afternoon drive towards Cape Town. Check in. Dinner & overnight

Day 21: Cape Point
Explore the peninsula by self-drive. Visit Hout Bay and embark on a 45min boat trip to the cape fur seals on Duiker Island. Drive via Chapman’s Peak drive towards Kommetjie and Cape of Good Hope. The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve will unveil the natural beauty the Cape floral kingdom has to offer. After lunch drive on to the Boulders Beach, Simons Town to meet the African Penguin colony. On your way back to the city take a walk in the Kirstenbosch botanical gardens. Overnight

Day 22: Cape Town
Day at leisure. If you wish to stay longer or want to combine this trip with any of our other Zipping Zebra tours, please let us assist you.

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Addo Elephant NP
Photo (detail) Nigel Dennis/ South African Tourism

Giraffe Sunset


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