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 unrivalled 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). That is the reason we created this new tour, to show you the amazing places with the 4 day Awesome Panorama Route & Kruger Park value Safari.
The journey starts with a drive through some of the most scenic areas of the Eastern part of South Africa. We visit the intriguing museums and shops in Pilgrim’s Rest, and then drive to view Pinnacle Rock and to experience the amazing view from God’s Window. The Berlin Falls, where numerous local arts and crafts are for sale follows. From here we visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes and head the Blyde River Canyon, where we take in the spectacular views of the Canyon.
An interpretation tour on the Blyde Dam with a ferry will take us to the Kadishi Tufa waterfall. An abundance of wildlife will keep you distracted while learning more about the natural history of the Blyde Canyon. The Kadishi Tufa waterfall, at 200 meters (around 660 feet) in height, is the second tallest tufa waterfall on earth. The waterfall’s formation strikingly resembles a face which is crying profusely, and is thus sometimes known as ‘the weeping face of nature’.
Completing this we head to the heart of the Kruger National Park through the Phalaborwa gate, watching game as we head to the Letaba Rest Camp. This idyllic Rest Camp is situated on a sweeping bend of the Letaba River, midway between the southern and northern boundaries of the Kruger National Park. Letaba is a green oasis in the surrounding Mopani veld, and remains a firm favourite with visitors. At night the stars overlook a symphony of sounds. Owls, nightjars, frogs, fruit bats, crickets and cicadas all to be heard, until the lion roars, then all are silent. On arrival, we enjoy a sunset game drive to a bush braai (bbq) by a qualified accredited professional game ranger. The return game drive will coincide with some night game viewing.
A 225 km game drive take you south to the Malelane gate, where every possible opportunity to view the spectacular wildlife scenery is explored. Chances are excellent to spot a variety of some of the estimated number of animals: Lion, 1 620 – 1750, Leopard, 1 000, Cheetah, 120, Wild dog, 120, Spotted hyena, 5340, Elephant, 13 750 and many more. See more here.
Some of the tour highlights include:
Game drives during the day, a boat trip on the Blyde Dam, an evening game drive to see nocturnal species, including a bush braai (bbq), very good opportunities to spot the Big Five and chances to have encounters with elephant, giraffe, hippo, and antelope, visit museums and shops in Pilgrim’s Rest, experience the amazing view from God’s Window, see water Falls, the Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon while driving on the Panorama route. Dates and prices are available here.