• Jamela Africa Safaris
  • Contact Sheilagh Dewil
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    1 Carlton Crescent, Table View, Parklands
    Northern Suburbs, Cape Town, 7441, Western Cape, South Africa

7 Day Kruger to Vic Falls

At a Glance

  • Tour duration: 3 days / 2 nights
  • Group size: 2 to 12 people per tour
  • Tour departs from: Johannesburg or Cape Town
  • Price: From R15360 to R16450 per person

Tour Highlights

  • Blyde River Canyon
  • Kruger NP
  • Game Drives
  • Bakone Open Air Cultural Museum
  • Matobo National Park, Game Drive
  • Visit to Victoria Falls
  • Vic Falls Zambezi Sunset Cruise

Suitable for those interested in Big 5, Nature, Wildlife

Itinerary

  1. DAY 1: PRETORIA to Pretoria - Hoedspruit – Kruger National Park

    South Africa – Zimbabwe

    It is our intention to adhere to the route described below but a certain amount of flexibility is built into the tour and on occasion it may be necessary or desirable to make alterations to the published itinerary.


    Your tour starts in Pretoria, South Africa’s administrative capital. Close enough to Johannesburg to almost be considered a suburb, Pretoria is known as the Jacaranda City, with purple blossoms covering the streets in October each year. Pretoria boasts many sights of interest – such as the 10m bronze statue of Nelson Mandela standing beside the historic Union Buildings. Various cultural sites, shops, bars and restaurants are within an easy walk of our recommended hotel (and tour start point).


    OVERNIGHT: Nsele Lodge or similar (Twin share room with en-suite facilities)

  2. DAY 2: Hoedspruit to Kruger National Park

    Waking early, we board 4x4 game viewing vehicles for an intense but rewarding day in Kruger National Park. Your professional guide will point out items or interest as we go, and we hope will help the day to be a wonderful opportunity to learn something of the varied and world-renowned Kruger. The park is home to over 505 species of birds and 148 species of mammals as well as good numbers of reptiles and abundant flora. The park has a good network of roads allowing relatively easy access – essential given its size – but has clear rules about encroaching on the animals’ space ensuring conservation is given a high priority, which perhaps helps explain why Kruger is held in such high regard amongst travellers worldwide. We game drive morning and afternoon with a break during the middle of the day to enjoy the peace of the rest camp and wait out the hottest part of the day (when wildlife is usually less active). If you have questions about the wildlife you see, or about the park itself, please ask your resident guide who will be happy to explain the ins and outs of animal behaviour and other interesting sights in Kruger. Eventually we leave the park to return to our accommodation for dinner and overnight

    OVERNIGHT: Nsele Lodge or similar (Twin share room with en-suite facilities)

  3. DAY 3: Hoedspruit to Polokwane

    After breakfast we leave the Kruger area and travel across undulating country-side to the northern town of Polokwane. The journey takes us over some beautiful scenic mountain passes and through flourishing citrus plantations nestled along the valleys of the Limpopo Province. Previously known as the Northern Province, this is a land of myths and legends and is also highly rated as a southern Africa Eco-tourism destination. Arriving in Polokwane, we head off to learn more about the local Bakone culture.

    This interesting open-air museum allows us to learn about traditional methods of the Bakone tribe who were settled in this area from historic times to the present day. Learn how they made fire, harvested and prepared the staple mielie meal, and about the interesting decorations that adorn their dwellings. We later make our way to our accommodations nearby.

    OVERNIGHT: Boma in the bush or similar (Twin share cabins with en-suite facilities)

  4. DAY 4: Polokwane to Bulawayo

    This morning we make our way north crossing out of South Africa and into Zimbabwe. Immigration formalities at the busy Beit Bridge border may be lengthy as this is South Africa’s busiest land border, but once completed we continue to Bulawayo, a pleasant city with broad tree lined avenues and wide-open spaces. The area around the city offers much in the way of historical, geological and natural interest. Several national parks are nearby including the well- known Matobo (sometimes written Matopos) which we shall visit. Our accommodation for the evening is in a quiet garden setting on the outskirts of town.

    OVERNIGHT: Travellers Guest House or similar (Twin share cabins with en-suite facili

  5. DAY 5: Bulawayo to Matobo National Par

    We rise early to meet our guides for our visit and game drive into the Matobo National Park. Situated a short distance outside of Bulawayo, the wind-sculptured Matopos Hills are the site of numerous Bushman paintings and the area holds a special cultural and spiritual significance to the indigenous people here. The reserve has the largest concentration of Black and White Rhino in Africa and if conditions are suitable, guides will lead us on foot to some of the more concealed places for a close view of these magnificent animals.
    The park also has dense populations of the elusive leopard and black eagle and we shall hope to glimpse either (or both) at some point during the day. The Matobo hills are also the location of the grave of Cecil John Rhodes, the 19th century colonialist. The grave is not visited as part of the half day park visit but can be seen on the full day upgrade (arranged locally).

    OVERNIGHT: Travellers Guest House or similar (Twin share cabins with en-suite facili

  6. DAY 6: Matobo National Park to Victoria Falls

    Departing Bulawayo, we continue north to Victoria Falls. We usually arrive at Victoria Falls by early afternoon. This is a relatively small town built along the southern banks of the Zambezi River and is Zimbabwe’s primary tourist centre. The Victoria Falls themselves are only a short walk and the town has a variety of markets, shops, cafes within easy distance. Your tour leader will arrange a briefing to explain the numerous optional excursions typically available here.

    We end our day joining a peaceful sunset dinner cruise on the Zambezi River. Soak up the African ambience with drink in hand as you cruise slowly up and down and look out for elephant, buffalo, buck, hippo and birdlife along the shallow muddy banks of one of Africa’s great rivers. We return to our accommodation for overnight or to try some of the local nightlife.

    OVERNIGHT: Sprayview Hotel (Twin share cabins with en-suite facilities)

  7. DAY 7: Victoria Falls

    This morning, we visit the Victoria Falls National Park itself to witness one of Africa’s most enduring sights. Please take care when wandering along the pathways inside the reserve - the Falls are almost 100 metres deep and the drops are sheer!

    Your tour ends after the falls visit. We do, however, recommend that spend a few extra days to explore the Victoria Falls area. The Zambezi boasts one of the world’s highest rated rivers for pure white river rafting through its many challenging and novice rapids. From game walks, Micro-light flight or white-water rafting to name a few, Victoria Falls will capture and fulfil your imagination, validating the myths of the African spirit.

    OVERNIGHT: End of Tour

    TOUR ENDS

Note

Meals as specified

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