Luxury Kruger Park Safari & Panorama Route
Get an authentic wilderness experience with your African Safari!
Have unrestrained luxury while experiencing magnificent wildlife sightings in Africa’s most iconic game reserve. Kruger National Park was proclaimed in 1898 and later extended to its present size of approximately 19,000 square km or 8,000 square miles. Where nearly 2 million hectares of the unrivaled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sites - this is real Africa. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. This Tour is an excellent choice for people who want to enjoy spectacular scenery, combined with game drives to see the renowned big five (elephant, rhinoceros, lion, leopard and buffalo).
If you arrive a day or two earlier, we recommend booking an excursion to Soweto or the Apartheid Museum.
You will be picked up at any of the following spots for the start of the tour between 6 am and 7 am:
1. O.R.Tambo Airport, 2. Gautrain Centurion Station,
3. Your centrally located hotel, 4. Home pick up
Please request a quote (firstname.lastname@example.org) for home pick up, or if your hotel is not on our route. (Between the O.R.Tambo Airport and our destination.) Pick up point must be indicated on the booking form.
Day 1: You will begin the journey and drive through some of the most scenic areas of the Eastern part of South Africa. Have lunch at a local restaurant and then drive to view Pinnacle Rock and then to experience the amazing view from God’s Window (Wonder View). We then visit the Berlin Falls, where numerous local arts and crafts are for sale. From here we visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and then head to the Blyde River Canyon where you experience the view to the Three Rondavels and Blyde Dam. A visit to the Lisbon Falls concludes the day and you overnight in a Superior Room at Angels View Graskop which is located on the breath-taking God’s Window escarpment.
Day 2: We leave after breakfast and drive to the South of the Kruger National Park. After entering, you watch game as we head to the Lukimbi Safari Lodge for 2 nights in a classic suite. Each suite occupies its own elevated position overlooking the bush. Private shaded decks, cathedral styled windows, floor-to-ceiling glass in front of great stone bathtubs, and open outdoor showers promise ample opportunity to fully appreciate and be one with the wilderness. In room facilities & amenities includes WiFi, 57m2 in size and open plan, Twin beds available on request, Bathroom en-suite, with separate WC, Indoor & Outdoor Shower, Lounge, Private Shaded Deck, Hair Dryer, Tea & Coffee Making Facilities, Air-conditioning, Ceiling Fan, Mosquito Net, Mini-bar and Electronic Safe.
Lukimbi is one of only 7 private concessions within Kruger National Park, and at 15 000 hectares is one of the largest. It is located in the southern section of the park, and is bounded by 3 major river systems. The concession offers a diverse array of habitats with an abundance of wildlife – including the Big Five and a host of other animals big and small. Safaris are not confined to game drives alone and you will always find good company with the animals drawn to the water of the Lwakahle River right in front of the lodge. Whether on your own private deck, at the pool, at the bar or in the dining room, you can rest assured you will have a natural spectacle in front of you every day. As a private concession, Lukimbi’s visitors are treated to the best of the national public reserve in a highly personalised way. No more than 32 guests at a time enjoy unlimited and exclusive sightings as vehicles are permitted to traverse off road in a highly controlled manner.
The rates include luxury accommodation in en-suite, air-conditioned suites, 3 meals per day, all teas and coffees, 2 safaris in open game drive vehicles and a safari/bush walk. Safari activities are with qualified and well trained Guides and Trackers. The appreciation of fine food and wine is very much part of the Lukimbi experience. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your stay.
Day 3: An early morning game drive leaves and returns between 09h30 and 10h30. Guides at the lodge meet the requirements of the South African National Parks to ensure that your encounters with the African wilderness are exciting, informative and safe. You can relax at the pool for the rest of the day, or be taken by your Tourist Guide for another game drive. The evening drive departs at 16h00 and returns between 19h00 and 20h00, stopping for sun downers at sunset.
Day 4: You do an early game drive/walk in the park, exploring every possible opportunity to view the spectacular wildlife scenery. After having breakfast at the lodge, we take the best scenic routes and drive on the roads of Kruger Park to get more opportunities to see the Big 5. Chances are excellent to spot a variety of some of the animals: Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Wild dog, Spotted hyena, Elephant, Burchell's zebra, Hippopotamus, Warthog, Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland, Roan antelope, Sable antelope, Greater kudu, etc. Once out of the park we start the 4-5 hour journey back to Johannesburg with another scenic route.
Optional flights can be arranged to and from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMI/MQP) where you will be picked-up.
Accommodation as per itinerary
National Park fees
Professional guide at specialist venues
Transport by private vehicle
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Accommodation depends on availability
Transportation in a closed air-conditioned vehicle according to passenger amount
Optional activities for your own cost
Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
Activities indicated as optional
Food and drinks, unless specified
Travel insurance; Flights; Airport transfers; Porterage; Visa fees