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8 Day South Africa Wildlife Safari with Game Drives & Flights

Johannesburg - Kruger National Park

Roundtrip international flights from Australia

Small-group game drives & guided game walks!

2020 departure dates available

Book with only 50% deposit

From $2,799 Typically $3,499 Include flight pp twin share

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Special Promotion until 30 Nov 2019

Departure dates between 25 April - 10 June 2020 and 25 July - 31 August 2020 avail the special promotional price of $2799 per person. Post 30 Nov 2019, the deal price will revert to $2999 per person. 


Discover the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife of South Africa on this incredible wildlife safari tour with spectacular game drives. Begin your adventure with a flight to Johannesburg and enjoy a leisure day to recover and recharge before departing for Mpumalanga. Enjoy the scenic beauty from mountain passes to the Acacia trees scattered across the African bushveld and spend the next two nights in a luxury game lodge. Your lodge is situated in a private reserve within the incredible Greater Kruger National Park, where animals roam naturally and unrestricted. You'll also have the opportunity to experience a traditional dinner cooked over an open fire. Go on a guided game walk and discover the Big 5 and even hop on an open vehicle for an extensive night drive - you'll have plenty of opportunities to spot the amazing wildlife this country has to offer. Experience the Panorama Route and delve deeper into the Kruger National Park before calling an end to this spectacular adventure with an overnight stay in Johannesburg before your flight back home!

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8

Day 1

Australia South Africa

Hop on your flight to Johannesburg today!

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Johannesburg

Arrive in Johannesburg and catch a taxi to the Greenfire Lodge your overnight accommodation. The remainder of the day is free to relax & recharge for your adventure.

Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge Johannesburg

Meals included: none

Day 3

Johannesburg Mpumalanga

Departing from the Greenfire Lodge Johannesburg at 6.30am, we set off on the scenic road to Mpumalanga. We enjoy a lunch stop in the historic town of Dullstroom before we wind our way down the Drakensberg escarpment and into the untamed Lowveld. The road is filled with scenic beauty from mountain passes to the Acacia trees scattered across the African bushveld.

We spend the next two nights at the Greenfire Bush Lodge, which is situated in a private reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park; an area where animals roam naturally and unrestricted. Being on a privately owned reserve allows us the freedom to explore the wilderness in search of a variety of animals both on foot and in open game drive vehicles.

The tented lodge blends into the bush and offer comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, a refreshing splash pool, and stunning views over the surrounding wilderness. Dinner tonight is cooked in the traditional manner over an open fire.

Accommodation: Greenfire Bush Lodge

Meals included: dinner

Day 4

Bush Lodge

As is the custom in the bush, we start the day with a light breakfast of coffee and rusks before embarking on a guided game walk within this Big 5 area. We will walk for approx. three hours to search for animals and to focus on the smaller things one misses while out driving around in the bush. A guide and/or tracker will lead the walk. Before the heat of the day, we return to the lodge for a sumptuous brunch, after which it’s time to relax around the lodge and enjoy the serenity of the surrounding wilderness. A nearby waterhole in front of the camp is the source of water for many animals that come here to quench their thirst.

In the afternoon, we conduct an open vehicle game drive which develops into an extensive night drive, all the time searching for animals. Groups will drive in search of animals until just before the sunset when the guide will stop and we have time to enjoy a sundowner drink as the sun sets over the bushveld. Once it is dark we continue our game drive. Being in the bush at night provides us with the opportunity of viewing nocturnal animals. This evening we enjoy a hearty bush “braai” cooked on an open fire. Fall asleep to the sounds of the wild.

Accommodation: Greenfire Bush Lodge

Meals included: brunch and dinner

Day 5

Panorama Route

Rising with the African sun, we enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting off to explore the highlights of the Panorama Route. Our first stop will be to view the impressive Blyde River Canyon, then on to Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Gods Window, and the cosy little town of Graskop where we enjoy our own expense lunch. The Panorama Route offers guests some of the best natural wonders in the area and we will spend as much time as possible at each of the highlights.

This afternoon we make our way to the tranquil Greenfire Lodge Hazyview, a log cabin built spectacularly on stilts in the indigenous forest on the banks of the Sabie River. Time permitting guests are able to do a nature walk on the property and enjoy the surrounding forest. We spend two nights here.

Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge Hazyview

Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6

Kruger National Park

An early start, we depart at sunrise and travel the short distance to enter a different area of the Kruger National Park for a full day of game viewing. Slowly traversing in search of the many animals that inhabit this area, we enjoy the high vantage point and comfort of our well-equipped vehicle. Our guide will take time to explain the behaviour of the animals we see in this fascinating environment.

Although most of the day will be spent game viewing, we will stop at various designated sites to stretch our legs, to enjoy brunch, and to wander around one of the park’s rest camps. Late this afternoon we exit the park and return to the comfort of our Greenfire Lodge Hazyview.

Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge Hazyview

Meals included: brunch and dinner

Day 7

Johannesburg 

After a relaxed breakfast, we depart Hazyview and make our way back to Johannesburg. The tour will end in the late afternoon on arrival at the Greenfire Johannesburg Lodge. 

Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge Johannesburg

Meals included: breakfast

Day 8

Johannesburg Australia

After a relaxed breakfast, please catch a taxi to Johannesburg airport for your flight home to Australia.

Meals included: breakfast and inflight

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide*, Perth*, Canberra*, Hobart* and Darwin* (*surcharges apply)
  • International flights with Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways or South African Airways (subject to availability)
  • 6 nights accommodation on a twin share basis
  • Transfers between the airport and hotel
  • Meals as indicated: 3 breakfasts, 2 brunches and 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing and game drives as per itinerary
  • English-speaking tour manager & tour guide throughout
  • Entry fees and permits as per itinerary are included
  • Included highlights:
    • Bushwalk - Big “5”
    • Open vehicle game drive & night game drive
    • Kruger Park 
    • Panorama Route drive
    • Blyde River Canyon & God’s Window 
    • Bourke’s Luck Potholes
    • 3 Rondavels & so much more!

 

 Accommodation

Greenfire Lodge Johannesburg
Greenfire Lodge  Bush Lodge
Greenfire Lodge  Hazyview Lodge

Exclusions

  • Visas, where required
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Meals & drinks not mentioned
  • Any additional requests
  • Tips (Driver, Representative & Guide) optional at an extra $15 per person per day

 

Special Promotion until 30 Nov 2019

Departure dates between 25 April - 10 June 2020 and 25 July - 31 August 2020 avail the special promotional price of $2799 per person. Post 30 Nov 2019, the deal price will revert to $2999 per person. 

 

Group size

Maximum of 17 people 

 

Child Policy

Children that are 2 to 11 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

 

Departure Dates


JAN 2020
31 st
Friday 31 Jan 2020  ‐  Friday 07 Feb 2020
Surcharge
+ $200 p.p
FEB 2020
07 th
Friday 07 Feb 2020  ‐  Friday 14 Feb 2020
Surcharge
+ $200 p.p
FEB 2020
14 th
Friday 14 Feb 2020  ‐  Friday 21 Feb 2020
Surcharge
+ $200 p.p
FEB 2020
21 st
Friday 21 Feb 2020  ‐  Friday 28 Feb 2020
Surcharge
+ $200 p.p
FEB 2020
28 th
Friday 28 Feb 2020  ‐  Friday 06 Mar 2020
Surcharge
+ $200 p.p

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