Five day tour Kruger National Park & Blyde River Canyon Panorama
DAY 1: Transfer & Night Safari (Dinner included)
On your five day tour we collect you from Eastgate airport in Hoedspruit and take you to your accommodation in Maseke Game Reserve Greater Kruger National Park, where you will be staying for the next 4 nights; this is a tented camp and only a mere 45 minutes drive from Orpen Gate where we will enter the Kruger National Park – Lovely, safe & privately run with amazing meals for you to look forward to.
On your five day tour we check-in to your accommodation ,where you then have time to unpack and relax before we depart at 16:00 for a late afternoon/ night drive, returning at 20:00 for dinner and drinks before the next few days of safaris in our open vehicles.
Day 2: Full day open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park (Breakfast/ lunch & dinner included)
You will be picked up from your lodge at 05:30 in specially fitted open vehicles. We enter through the Orpen Gate into the Kruger National Park; here you will spend the day on a safari with your guide and we will visit various water holes, look out points & rivers.
We have our breakfast, which is pre-packed by the lodge on the five day tour, at a local rest camp or picnic area and then continue our safari looking for the mighty Big 5, not missing out on over 100 mammal & 500 bird species – your guide will ensure the very best experience. Your guide will stop again at a local rest camp or picnic area where we will have lunch.
We return late afternoon 17:00 to the lodge after a great day on your five day tour safari, You can relax and swim, with dinner served at the lodge. You can then enjoy an early night before your next safari.
Day 3: Full day open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park (Breakfast/ lunch& dinner included)
You will be picked up from your lodge at 05:30 the itinerary for today is the same as Day 2
Day 4: Full Day Blyde River Canyon Panorama Tour (Breakfast & Dinner Included)
Experienced guides navigate along the canyon on tarred roads in an immaculately clean, air conditioned vehicle.
The Blyde River Canyon is a must see on everyone’s travel itinerary. The 33 kilometre Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world. It was formed by rivers cutting deep into the escarpment eroding millions of tons of rock which were carried to the Lowveld and beyond to the Indian Ocean.
World class, scenic land marks are around every corner of this canyon.
The Pinnacle Rock is an unusual tower-like freestanding quartzite buttress which rises 30 meters above the dense indigenous forest in the surrounding Driekop gorge.
Bourke’s Luck Potholes are magnificent natural geological formations formed by centuries of churning river activity where the Blyde River, (meaning river of joy) and the Treur River (river of sorrow) join, carving an intricate series of natural rock formations and pools.
The Three Rondavels are three gigantic peaks of quartzite which tower more than 700 meters above the surrounding landscape. Named after the troublesome wives of Chief Maripi Mashile who in the early 19th century, fled to the mountain and successfully beat off attacks by the Swazis, known as the battle of Moholoholo “the great, great battle”.
God’s Window is a popular view point where sheer cliffs plunge over 900 meters to the lowveld. On a clear day you can see the Kruger National Park towards the Lebombo Mountains on the border with Mozambique. Wonder View near God’s Window has the highest altitude of 1,730 meters.
Traveling the famous Panorama Route you’ll find more rumbling waterfalls clustered together in a small area, than anywhere else in Southern Africa. These waterfalls come in all shapes and sizes.
Lisbon Falls is one of Mpumalanga’s most dramatic and highest waterfalls, at 92 meters, and it is named after the Portuguese capital of Lisbon.
Mac Mac Falls plunges 70 meters into the gorge. This waterfall was originally a single stream, but gold miners blasted it with dynamite to divert the river in an attempt to work the rich gold-bearing reef over which it plunges.
Berlin Falls is shaped like a huge white candle, the water pours through a natural sluice in the rock, plunges straight down for a few meters (this is the candle wick), then widens into a broad torrent which falls in a straight line down to the pool (the candle itself).
Mesmerized by these remarkable sites we take lunch at restaurant in the nearby town of Graskop. (At tourist’s expense). One of the first gold-mining camps in the country established in the 1880’s. Today it is a charming little village with curio shops and well known places to dine.
After a remarkable fun filled day, we depart the canyon to return to your accommodation or drop-off point.
Day 5: Morning Safari and transfer back to East gate Airport (Breakfast included)
On the last day of your five day tour, we depart for your last morning open vehicle safari. This is a 3-hour safari starting at 06:00, after your safari you will be traveling back to your lodge, You will have a chance to do your last minute packing, and to relax before being transferred to the Eastgate airport for your flight to your next destination.
Guide: Certified FGASA Nature Guide
Duration: 5 Days & 4 Nights
Location: Greater Kruger
Price: R 26982.00