Arrive Johannesburg airport in the morning, meet your Getaway guide in arrivals hall and then depart for the Panorama route. We overnight in Pilgrims Rest at the Royal Hotel (1873) Pilgrims is a historical museum village depicting the gold rush era of 1873. Afternoon at leisure to visit the many stores. Dinner included. DBB.
Depart after breakfast and visit the African Silk factory in Graskop, then we travel to Wonder View, on the edge of the escarpment. Then it’s the ‘potholes’ and the Blyde River Canyon, the 3rd largest in the world! From here we descend the escarpment to the Lowveld and on to the Kruger National Park. We game view on our way to the lodge in Kruger. DBB.
Early depart from our camp, breakfast en-route. We stop at other camps inside Kruger before reaching the southern gate at Malelane in the afternoon. Here we book into a lodge on the banks of the Crocodile River which forms the southern border of Kruger. A la carte dinner for own account at the restaurant that overlooks Kruger! BB.
Leisure morning. Midday departure for a Swazi Village for some traditional song and dance! Light lunch at the village included. This evening we depart on a night drive in Kruger including a bush braai! This braai (BBQ) is held somewhere in the bush in Kruger!! DBB.
Early morning bush walk in Kruger with the rangers. Return for breakfast before we depart for Johannesburg for our overnight. (BB)
This morning we take the early flight from Johannesburg to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. From here we depart for Solitaire via the ‘Spreetshoogte’ pass, a spectacular view over the Namib Desert! We continue our travel through the Namib to Solitaire for their famous apple crumble! Then onto the 4* Sossusvlei lodge on the entrance to the Sossusvlei dunes! (DBB)
Optional Balloon Flight this morning. This is Namibia's famous highlight in the heart of the Namib Desert, Some of the spectacular hills of sand are, at a height of 300 metres, the highest in the world. Those not on the balloon will travel by vehicle into the dunes. After our visit to the dunes we depart for Solitaire and then on to the town of Swakopmund on the Atlantic coast via the Kuiseb Canyon; we also might see the elusive Hartmann’s mountain zebra that lives in the Namib. Dinner at the beach lodge where we overnight. BB
Today we visit Swakopmund for shopping and optional activities. Optional quad biking over the sand dunes, boat cruises to meet the seals etc. Dinner at a restaurant in town. (BB)
Depart Swakopmund after breakfast and head north along the skeleton coast before turning inland to meet the Bushman people. Here they will take us to view rock paintings estimated to be thousands of years old. We will also witness their bush skills and dancing. Sadly these people’s hunter gatherer lifestyle is fast disappearing. The afternoon we depart for Ai Aiba lodge, close to the Bushman settlement. (DBB)
Early departure from Ai Aiba where we travel north to a Himba village where we will see this ancient nomadic culture. On route we will see the Herero woman with their colourful Victorian dresses! After our visit we head for Etosha safari lodge. (DBB)
Today we visit the Etosha National Park, the same size as the Kruger Park, except Etosha has a huge normally dry saline lake that only partially fills after the rains.
Another day game viewing in Etosha, we now head east for Namuntoni before leaving the park late afternoon, overnight at Mushara Luxury Tent lodge (DBB)
Today we return to explore the eastern section of Etosha, return to Mushara late afternoon. Dinner at the lodge. (DBB)
After an early breakfast we leave Mushara and head east for Botswana via the Caprivi. We arrive late afternoon in Chobe where we book into our lodge on the banks of the Chobe River and the Chobe National Park. (DBB)
Early morning game drive in the Chobe national park before returning for breakfast. Leisure day before leaving on a boat cruise in the afternoon up the Chobe river game viewing. (DBB)
Depart after breakfast to Victoria Falls, book into the famous Victoria Falls hotel. We visit the falls the afternoon. Dinner at the restaurant for own account. (BB)
Early departure for the (optional) “Walk with Lions” elephant back safari, also optional helicopter flight over the falls. Dinner at the Boma. (BB)
After breakfast depart for your flight from Vic Falls to Johannesburg.
All accommodation & breakfast. Dinners as indicated. All transport, entrance fees, guiding and excursions.
(BB) Bed & Breakfast included
(DBB) Dinner, Bed & Breakfast included.
R59900. Per person sharing.
Optional extras, lunch, all flights to and from South Africa, visa fees, and travel insurance.
Departure Dates 2017