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8 Day Bush to Beach

8 Day Bush to Beach

This is a great 8 day tour that will amaze first time visitors and return guests alike. There's a great variety of highlights on this 8 Day Bush to Beach tour including, The Panorama Route, Kruger National Park, Hluhluwe National Park, Umhlanga Beach and Durban. If you enjoy nature in a wide variety and want to see and visit more than just one part of sunny South Africa then this tour is the one for you. This tour has been specifically designed to provide the best wildlife viewing available in a relaxing holiday package.

The 8 Day Bush to Beach Tour starts with the beautiful scenery of the Panorama Route, here you can enjoy the stunning views of the Blyde River Canyon and much more. The next stop is the world famous Kruger National Park, here you will find all of the Big 5 animals and enjoy many exciting wildlife encounters. Hluhluwe is the next stop, this is a beautiful national park with stunning scenery and some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on offer. The 8 Day Bush to Beach Tour finishes at the beautiful Blue Flag beaches of the North Coast of Durban, here you can soak up the sun, relax and enjoy the end of one of the best tours around.

Price 2019

$ 2345 per person

We provide all children under 12 a 50% discount and under the age of 16 a 25% discount.

We will also provide a group discount if a tour is booked for 4 or more people. Please contact us for more info.

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10 Day BIG 5 Bush & Beach
10 Day BIG 5 Bush & Beach

Day 1: Johannesburg to Blyde River Canyon via Panorama Route

Today you will be arriving in South Africa via O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. We will be at the airport to meet you and welcome you. From the airport we will go straight to the first stage of your exciting adventure. This will be the beautiful scenic route aptly named the Panorama Route. Our first stop will be the Heritage Site of Pilgrims Rest the site of a South African Gold Rush in the mid 19 century. Here you will have a chance to learn some of the history and take a stroll through time on the street of uptown.

We will then move over to the quaint town of Graskop for an own expense lunch before we take you to see the stunning views from God`s Window. We will then visit the watefalls Berlin and Lisbon. The last stop for the day will be the 3 Rondawels view point on the edge of the worlds 3rd largest canyon, the Blyde River Canyon. The views from here are truly spectacular and tonight we will be staying on the top of the canyon at Forever Resorts.

You will be sleeping in a 2 sleeper chalet with twin beds, en suite bathroom and a small kitchenette.

Dinner will be served at your chalet.

Meals included = Dinner

Day 2: Kruger National Park, Satara

This morning we will enjoy breakfast at the resort and then depart for Kruger National Park. Kruger is South Africa`s premiere national park and is home to all the flagship species of animals found in Africa as well as the endangered animals the park strives to protect. It is an hour drive from the gate to Satara Rest camp, along the way you will get your first introduction to the wildlife in Kruger. Satara is the predator capital of the park and offers the best opportunities to see the big cats, lion, leopard and cheetah, in their natural environment.

We will arrive in the afternoon, check in, enjoy lunch and then depart on an exciting afternoon drive. We will stay out until sunset and hopefully we can find some predators as they start to become more active at this time.

Tonight we will serve dinner at camp.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Satara to Skukuza

We will go on an early morning game drive in the Satara area and try to find another great lion sighting that the area is so famous for. When returning, we will have a full breakfast and then depart for our next camp, Skukuza. It is 92 km to Skukuza, which is the main camp in Kruger National Park. The Camp facilities include a library, laundry, many lookout points on the Sabie River, Swimming pool and a shop filled with crafts and curios.

Lunch is own expense when we arrive and then it is time for you to enjoy yourself at Skukuza. There is a museum with a gallery of photos for you to see, a swimming pool, a restaurant and a bar.

We will go on a late afternoon drive along the Sabie River where we can see many Hippos’, and crocodiles. Then we head off on a loop, which will offer the best chance to see an elusive leopard. We will have dinner when we return under a starlit sky to the sounds of the African bush.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4: Skukuza to Berg-en-Dal

This morning we will leave Skukuza and travel south to the next camp, Berg-en-Dal. We will be driving through some exciting areas with great chances to find elephant, buffalo and rhino.

Today  we will stop for lunch at a picnic spot on route or we may wait until we arrive at camp.

Arriving at camp around 2:00 PM, you will have some time to rest and relax or walk the rhino trail around the camp perimeter. In the afternoon you will go on an open safari vehicle for a sunset/night drive, armed with powerful spotlights. If you are lucky you will spot some of the nocturnal animals that inhabit the park like, civet, genet and porcupine.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 5: Berg-en-Dal

Early this morning, after a quick cup of coffee, we will take you on a safari drive in the area. It is a great place to find leopard and we will be searching the trees and bushes to find one of the spotted beauties for you to photograph.

We will return to camp for breakfast and then you will have some time to relax and enjoy the camp facilities. There is a wonderful trail inside the camp where you can enjoy the birdlife and views of the wild bush and animals through the fence. The camp also has a swimming pool, a shop and an outdoor theatre that shows documentaries in the evening if the weather allows for it.

This afternoon we will take you for one last safari in Kruger to find any animals on your wish list that we might not have seen yet.

Tonight we will serve dinner at the camp.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Kruger National Park to Hluhluwe National Park (Zululand)

This morning we will leave Kruger and travel to the next National Park, Hluhluwe. It is a long day on the road with a 550km drive. We will stop on route for an own expense lunch at a local take away. The drive is very scenic at times and you will enjoy driving through the traditional farmlands in the Pongola region.

We will arrive at the gate to Hluhluwe in the late afternoon, at the gate there is a traditional African Crafts market where you can do some souvenir shopping.

We will then take a slow drive up the rolling hills to the rest camp, Hilltop camp. Hluhluwe is a stunning park with great scenery. The park is most famous for rhinoceros conservation and we hope to find some of these gentle giants this afternoon.

Accommodation for the next 2 nights is in traditional thatched African huts. They have two single beds, a fridge, ceiling fan, electricity and a small basin. Ablutions are shared.

Tonight is own expense and we will go to the camp restaurant for dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7: Hluhluwe

Early this morning we will take you on a safari drive through the park. We hope to find the pride of lions that rule the area as well as some good elephant, rhino and buffalo sightings.

We will enjoy breakfast at a picnic site in the park. When we return to camp it is time for you to relax and enjoy the camp facilities. There is a swimming pool, a very enjoyable forest hiking trail and viewing area with endless views of the rolling hills of Hluhluwe.

After lunch we will take you for an afternoon drive in the bottom of the Hluhluwe valley. This is the area where the African Wild dogs are often seen.

We will return to camp just after sunset and enjoy the last night in a National Park. We will serve dinner at the camp.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Umhlanga Beach, Durban

This morning we will take you for one last safari drive on the way to exit the park. We will cross into the Imfolozi section of the park.

We will then drive close to the Indian Ocean in a southerly direction towards Durban. The safari ends in Durban here we can drop you off at an hotel of your choice or at King Shaka airport. We suggest that you stay in the beautiful Blue Flag beach area of Umhlanga.

Umhlanga is the resort area of the Durban coast. The water in the ocean is warm all year round and there is a fantastic promenade to walk along the beach for miles. There are loads of restaurants, shops and cocktail bars all within walking distance from the B&B.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included/Excluded in this Safari

Included in tour:

*Park fees (for non-residents)
*All activities (unless labeled as optional)
*All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
*A professional driver/guide
*All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
*Roundtrip airport or hotel transfer
*Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)

Not included in tour:

*International flights (from/to home)
*Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
*Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
*Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
*Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)
*Drinks

Price 2019

$ 2345 per person

We provide all children under 12 a 50% discount and under the age of 16 a 25% discount.

We will also provide a group discount if a tour is booked for 4 or more people. Please contact us for more info.

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