6 Day Nature Discovery Excursion

6 Day Nature Discovery Excursion


Reference: PTD6

DESCRIPTION

This panoramic and scenery tour will take you through pine forests, grasslands, picturesque mountains and sub-tropical bush. Experiencing sites from Caves and dinosaurs to soothing waterfalls and breath-taking views. Leaving the beautiful mountains behind as the landscape changes to bush plains. Entering the Kruger National Park, where your bush experience starts. Home to the Big 5 (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo) and many wild animals and hundreds of other mammals.

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Duration Location Tour Type Accommodation Departure Date End
Date
Destination Duration
6 Days Sabie, Graskop, Hoedspruit, Kruger National Park Small Group / Private – Fixed Departures Floreat Riverside Lodge Panorama Route 2 Nights 01/08/2018

15/08/2018

23/10/2018

20/11/2018

04/12/2018

28/12/2018

24/01/2019

21/02/2019

07/03/2019
06/08/2018

20/08/2018

28/10/2018

25/11/2018

09/12/2018

02/01/2019

29/01/2019

26/02/2019

12/03/2019
Blyde River Canyon Lodge Panorama Route 1 Night
Klaserie River Safari Lodge Hoedspruit 1 Night
Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate Kruger National Park 1Night

Itinerary

Day One

You will be met by your tour representative upon your arrival in Johannesburg, at O.R. Tambo International Airport. Once settled, will you depart on an unforgettable nature discovery tour. A comfort stop at Milly’s Trout Farm will allow you to stretch your legs and to enjoy lunch and refreshments (own expense). Once refreshed, will we continue to arrive late afternoon in Sabie.

Planned Activities Included:
Dinner

Day Two

After breakfast will you depart for a visit to the Sudwala Caves, which is regarded as the oldest caves in the world, as well as the Dinosaur Park. Experience life size models of pre-historic dinosaurs, along with real life Nile crocodiles. The visit to these sights will be completed in time to enjoy lunch (own expense) and the rest of the afternoon is at leisure. There are many additional attractions to be visited, such as the Sabie Falls, a Trout Farm and Sabie shopping. Make sure you get lovely curios to take home.

Planned Activities Included:
Breakfast
Sudwala Caves & Dinosaur Park
Dinner

Day Three

Today you depart for more beautiful sights en-route to the Blyde River Canyon. We stop to view the Mac Mac Falls, Graskop Gorge, Pinnacle Rock and God's Window. Continuing your journey in order to view Bourke’s Luck Potholes, as well as enjoying a lunch break (own expense). After these breath-taking views, will you travel further to your resort for the evening.

Planned Activities Included:
Breakfast
Graskop Gorge Lift
Mac Mac Falls
Pinnacle Rock
God's Window
Bourke's Luck Potholes
Blyde River Canyon
Dinner

Day Four

You will depart after breakfast for your next discovery. The Three Rondavels Viewpoint. From here one overlook the canyon to the Three Rondavels on the other side of the northern edges of the Drakensberg mountain range. After taking in this spectacular view, will you continue to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Here you will see living proof that people can make a difference to the long-term survival of the planet and its animal inhabitants. HESC focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable and endangered animal species. You can enjoy lunch (own expense) after this visit and also take time to visit the curio shop. You will then depart for your hotel in Hoedspruit.

Planned Activities Included:
Breakfast
Three Rondavels Lookout
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Dinner

Day Five

An early start to the day, as you depart for Orpen Gate, entry into the Kruger National Park. This will give you the advantage to experience an early morning game drive. You will enjoy a packed breakfast in the bush, whilst game viewing. After enjoying a morning of game spotting, will you make your way to Satara Rest Camp for lunch (own expense). Once you had time to relax in the wild, will you slowly start to make your way to Skukuza. Doing more game viewing before we exit the Kruger National Park and make our way to the hotel.

Planned Activities Included:
Orpen Gate
Skukuza Rest Camp
Dinner

Day Six

This morning will see you bidding farewell to the bush as you head back to Johannesburg. It is a long drive back and there will be a comfort stop for lunch (own expense) and to stretch the legs. You will arrive late afternoon in Johannesburg, at O.R. Tambo International Airport, where the tour ends.

Planned Activities Included:
Breakfast

Included Excluded
Roundtrip Road Transfer Beverages
Accommodation Gratuities
Meals as specified Lunch
Activities as specified Optional Activities
Taxes/VAT  Items of a personal nature
Laundry 

About Floreat Riverside Lodge

The Floreat Riverside Lodge has a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere and is situated in the small town of Sabie in Mpumalanga Province. We are only about 50 KM from the Kruger National Park, and 61 KM from Nelspruit, making us barely an hour’s drive away from the Mbombela Stadium. With a wide variety of rooms, we can provide comfortable or luxurious rooms, depending on your requirements. All bathrooms are en-suite, while the rooms all have televisions, desks, telephones, clock radios, and tea/coffee making facilities. Unwind in the plush, comfortable Lounge Bar, or enjoy a drink before dinner on the terrace beside the restaurant. Our Restaurant offers local and international cuisine. Our private and tranquil retreat offers a Sauna and a Jacuzzi Spa.

About Blyde River Canyon Lodge

The Blyde River Canyon Lodge is a hidden jewel, set alongside the sparkling waters of the Blyde River and affectionately sheltered by the majestic Drakensberg Mountains. Blyde River Canyon Lodge prides itself in delectable cuisine, quality accommodation and world-class service. All rooms are tastefully furnished, fully air-conditioned and are equipped with satellite TV, Internet as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Each room leads out onto the tranquil gardens where zebra and wildebeest wander. Accommodation comprises six double/twin rooms with en-suites, 1 x Loft en-suite and one Honeymoon Suite with en-suite.

About Klaserie River Safari Lodge

Klaserie River Safari Lodge is located in a private game reserve just outside the Greater Kruger National Park right on the banks of the burgeoning Klaserie River. Riverfront chalets are blissfully private and overlook the fish-filled waters lined with lush reeds and tall riverine trees. There are standard and luxury rooms, as well as an inter-leading family room, making this a fantastic getaway for those wanting a diverse safari experience with loved ones.

About Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate

This superior lodge-style hotel on the banks of the Sabie River offers an affordable luxury getaway where the Bushveld is your playground. From the time you are welcomed under the towering indigenous portico, you will know that you’re about to experience something different at Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate. Savour the impression of being in a tree house, reinforced when you notice that the veranda and walkway to your air-conditioned room is at a level normally the sole domain of the variety of birds found in the area. In fact, the ambience of comfort is unforgettable in the context of the African bush.