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    • new Image gallery of Travelers enjoying what they experience during tours, safari and beach holidays

      Studies show that people remember 80% what they see and only 20% what they read. Research suggests that 65% of people are visual learners, and that the human brain can process images in as little as 13 milliseconds. These and many other statistics favour the idea that images are a powerful means of communication. Perhaps, their most important function is that they remove language barriers, as they are easily understood by everyone in the world. On the Internet, “a picture is worth a thousand words”, and images are used for all kinds of reasons: to enhance websites, to illustrate stories, in ad displays, to present products or services, and on social media. Adding an image gallery to accompany our web content can deliver information to clients that would take up valuable space and time were it to be described through text, and is quicker to show images, rather than attempting to describe them in intricate detail. By adding an image gallery allows the opportunity to show clients previous examples of tours, and to demonstrate the offers available, and the breadth of our ability. Used in this context, images also have the potential to act as a form of customer review. By including examples of work that have impressed customers, we are showing potential clients the quality of our previous work, encouraging them to use our services and book our tours. See 60 images here, https://www.amatungulu.com/gallery, and our tours at www.amatungulu.com

    • A better Tourism model after travel ban is lifted.

      International travel, with the feeling of insecurity associated with flights and airports have a detrimental effect on tourism. Cities are deserted, and South African Parks and attractions did not see visitors for months. Many countries and places with popular destinations are now reconsidering its mass-tourism model. As soon as borders will open up and international travel commences, travelers will be asking many questions concerning their safety, while people are longing to get out and be anxious to travel again. Our company decided to give safety and distancing a thought in order to make it much more safe and accessible to travel with us. Here are some of the considerations and solutions we are implementing: -small group travel with not more than 5 guests on a particular tour for now. The fear of proximity between people and the need to avoid crowded spaces will play an important role. The vehicle you will be travelling in is large enough for 8 people, but with your safety in mind, we limit the amount to 5, plus the driver/Guide. If more book, we use 2 x mini buses. This ensures an open seat between you and a fellow guest at all times. Small groups also have the benefit to be more flexible, and to fit more activities into a day’s program. If there is consent between all travelers, extra sights/activities can be visited if possible, making your tour much more worthwhile. -when your destination is a safari in nature, it will allow you to put together social distancing and contact with nature, which in recent weeks many travelers have been unable to benefit from. Have a look at our very popular Kruger National Park & Panorama Route, Cape Town and Garden Route and Addo Elephant Park and Pilanesberg Tours. -family holidays, particularly when a family book a private tour for them alone (which is possible), social distancing becomes a lesser issue, and you can have a safe vacation on any of our tours. All other required safety measurements will always be implemented. With tourists who take the time to understand and get away from the frenetic tours of previous times, these measures are a way to move towards intelligent tourism. See our tours at www.amatungulu.com, and Book now!

    • Meander to South Africa's best kept secrets and experience Lesotho

      Travel South Africa from Cape Town to Johannesburg in comfort and visit the most popular tourist destinations and most amazing sights. This tour is designed to show you the highlights of South Africa and Lesotho in a casual way, but will also excite the adventurous Tourist with the best kept secrets with optional adrenaline-filled activities. Since this tour start at Cape Town's most famous icon: Table Mountain, it not only have action-filled activities like riding a cable car, but you also visit the first botanical garden in the world to be established (in 1913) to protect local flora, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in the UNESCO-listed Cape Floral Kingdom. You will also experience traditional African cuisine at selected restaurants. Wine tasting will not be neglected, as you go to the first winery in the country: Groot Constantia to taste their export quality wines and learn more about wine making on the cellar tour. From here you go to Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town, home to one of the few land-based penguin colonies in the world. Cape Point where the two oceans meet is next and you ascend the viewpoint with the Flying Dutchman Funicular. Drive along the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive and then picture the colourful houses at Bo-Kaap, formerly known as the Malay Quarter. Head out to Stellenbosch and visit the Spier Wine Farm for chocolate and wine tasting on the banks of the Spier dam. Go to the Vergenoegd wine farm for a duck parade show. You leave for Hermanus, home to the world’s best whale-watching when in season. Your journey to the Garden Route starts with Route 62. This route delivers an unforgettable South African travelling experience. After visiting the Cango Caves for a Heritage Tour, you can select one of the following activities to do: a boat ride for a “Dolphin Encounters” excursion of 1,5 to 2 hours at Ocean Blue Adventures, jump from the ‘highest recognized bungee from a bridge’ in the world, the Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jump, or do a Tsitsikama Canopy Tour at Stormsriver Adventures. You can also choose to walk through the "Garden of Eden" and the "Big Tree" as another option. Jeffreys Bay, home to the best right hand surf break in the world follows and then a night game drive Addo Elephant National Park . The spectacular Wild Coast town of Kei Mouth, where you can have an optional cruise on the Great Kei or a Wild Coast Horseback Adventure follows a drive along the roads of the Transkei to see how the Xhosa people still live in their traditional rondawel huts. “The Hole in the Wall”, one of South Africa's most famous tourist attractions is next. The locals call this "izi Khaleni" which means place of thunder. If you want to have a real authentic traditional experience, sleep in a rural rondawel of a traditional Xhosa village and taste a home-cooked meal. Do a 4x4 via Sani Pass tour through Lesotho to experience an adventure of climbing to a height of 2874 metres above sea level. You will stop at breath taking view sites along the Sani Pass and pass two border posts. Enjoy lunch at the highest Pub in Africa at The Sani Mountain Lodge and continue into a living Basotho village, where you will learn more about Lesotho and its people - the hardy mountainous Basotho folk. Progress to Howick to visit the Mandela Capture Site and take the road North on the Midlands Meander and visit some of the craft shops at the Thokozisa Lifestyle Centre. Once at the Champagne Valley area at the Drakensberg, you get the option to do a Canopy Tour, a helicopter flight over the main Drakensberg escarpment or to attend a Drakensberg Boys Choir concert if available on a Wednesday. We conclude this tour with a drive to Johannesburg where you will visit the Apartheid Museum and Gold Reef City, an amusement park located on an old gold mine which closed in 1971. The park is themed around the gold rush that started in 1886 on the Witwatersrand, the buildings on the park are designed to mimic the same period and you can learn how Johannesburg came to be, how gold was discovered on the reef and descend 75 meters underground. Add an optional day for a Big 5 game drive at the Pilanesberg National Park or any other tour from our website: www.amatungulu.com. Email info@amatungulu.com for more info, or book here: https://amatungulu.rezgo.com/details/214355/11-day-meander-to-south-africas-best-kept-secrets-and-experience-lesotho

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    • Cape Town | Kruger National Park | South Africa | Travel Booking Websites

      The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is classified as a global pandemic. Read updates here. Explore the breath-taking beauty and fascinating history on safari vacations and tours in South Africa experience ∙ enjoy escape ∙ See excellent reviews Hover over an image to see what Travelers say about Amatungulu Tours: Our excellent products: 1 Day Pilanesberg Game Safari 3 Day Cradle of Human Kind/ Pilanesberg 5 Days Kruger/Panorama/Eswatini 1 Day Cradle of Human Kind/Sterkfontein Caves 4 Day Safari Awesome Panorama Route/Kruger Park 6 Day Kruger Park/Panorama Route Conference Safari 1 Day Magalies Adventure 4 Day Wild Coast Adventure 6 Day Drakensberg/KZN 1 Day Rhino/Lion Nature Reserve 3 Day Best of Cape Town 7 Day Cape Town/Garden Route 1 Day Soweto/Apartheid 4 Day Gauteng Historical 9 Day Cape Town to Durban 1 Day Heritage/History of Pretoria 5 Day Perfect Garden Route 15 Day Cape to Kruger Safari Show More new Image gallery of Travelers enjoying what they experience during tours, safari and beach holidays to South Africa July 25, 2020 Studies show that people remember 80% what they see and only 20% what they read. Research suggests that 65% of people are visual learners, and that the human brain can process images in as little as 13 milliseconds. These and many other statistics favour the idea that images are a powerful means of communication. Perhaps, their most important function is that they remove language barriers, as they are easily understood by everyone in the world. On the Internet, “a picture is... Read More 1 2 3 ... 32 Next > Please reload

    • Mapungubwe | South Africa | Amatungulu Tours | African Kingdom

      3-day - Mapungubwe Amazement Discover an ancient African Kingdom, Southern Africa’s first, established at Mapungubwe Hill between 1200 and 1290 AD. Home to a powerful tribe that flourished on trading with Eastern cultures such as China and India, Mapungubwe saw the rise and fall of this great civilisation more than 700 years ago. This is the place where archaeologists excavated the famous golden rhino and other evidence of a wealthy African kingdom. The Kingdom of Mapungubwe World Heritage Site was a medieval state in South Africa located at the confluence of the Shashe and Limpopo rivers, south of Great Zimbabwe. The name is derived from either TjiKalanga and Tshivenda. The name might mean "Hill of Jackals". The Kingdom of Mapungubwe lasted about 80 years, and at its height the capital's population was about 5000 people. This archaeological site can be attributed to the BuKalanga Kingdom, which comprises the Bakalanga people from northeast Botswana, the Kalanga from Western Zimbabwe, the Nambya on the Zambezi Valley, and the Vha Venda in the northeast of South Africa. They crossed the Limpopo River to the south, and established their kingdom where the Shashe and Limpopo conjoined. Itinerary: ​ 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 (info@amatungulu.com) 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: We will begin the journey with a 5 hour drive to the Northern Province of South Africa to a Private Game Reserve, renowned for many species of magnificent game. Enjoy wildlife at our overnight stay in a Wilderness Tented Camp. This Private Game Reserve is situated in northern Limpopo, South Africa and is spread across 7,200 hectares in size, with 43 game species. There goals are to preserve and restore the environment and re-establish biological diversity while creating an up-close and personal experience that reaches into the heart and soul of every visitor. The Wilderness Tented Camp is discreetly tucked away with stunning mopane bushveld views. Each luxurious tent has an ensuite bathroom with large tub, outdoor shower, air conditioning and quality bedding. The units are set apart so as to enjoy privacy while offering comfortable furnishings, ensuring all nature lovers can relish their time in this secluded and mystifying area of South Africa. Dinner and breakfast included. A 2-hour night game drive in the reserve can be arranged as an optional activity. Day 2: A Scrumptious breakfast follows the drive to the Mapungubwe National Park where you start with a museum tour near the main gate. The extraordinary curvature and lines of of the Museum and Interpretive Centre will mesmerize all visitors but the true treasures are located inside. It was constructed with the intention of merging the natural location with the park's cultural heritage by using modern environmentally sensitive techniques, and won the World Architectural Building of the Year Award 2019. The stone-walling technique used in the building of the centre was adopted from a native method prevalent in the Mapungubwe area. The holy grail of the museum is the Golden Rhino which was discovered in a grave in 1932, more than seven centuries after the civilization inhabited the area. The museum tour ends with a short walk to a look-out point where you will be able to see the hill that was, according to legend, the inspiration behind architect Gerard Moerdijk's Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria. From here we take the “Heritage Tour”, where you will be given the opportunity to visit the elite graveyard at the top of Mapungubwe Hill, view a natural amphitheater and the entire spectrum of the region, and traverse the territory once walked upon by the ancestral Mapungubwe People - now roamed by four of the Big 5. This is a walking tour with an armed guide, lasts about 2 hours and requires a fair level of fitness as you walk up a staircase. The archaeological excavation site is also visited. The drive around the park reveal many animal species like elephant, hippopotamus, white rhinoceros, lion, leopard, cheetah, Cape wild dog, spotted hyena, brown hyena, eland, blue wildebeest, kudu, zebra, bushbuck, waterbuck, impala, klipspringer, duiker, steenbok, red hartebeest, oryx, giraffe, warthog, bush pig, aardvark and baboon. With its proximity close to Botswana and Zimbabwe, all sorts of bird species could turn up along with the Limpopo species for South Africa such as Meve’s (Long tailed) Starling, Tropical Boubou and the reclusive Pel’s Fishing Owl.There is a high density of Verreaux’s (Black) Eagle in this craggy landscape and other raptors are also prominent. Then to visit the confluence viewpoint of the Shashe and Limpopo rivers where three countries meet. We also take a walk among the riverine forest on a raised canopy walk that takes you to a hide overlooking the Limpopo River. Overnight is in the same nearby private Game Reserve where you will be treated with fantastic African cuisine for dinner. ​ Day 3: Another scrumptious breakfast follows the 5-6 hours drive back to the OR Tambo airport, or you can book a tour to the Kruger National Park, a mere 2.5 hour drive from here. Included: Accommodation as per itinerary Entrance fees National Park fees Half board, breakfast and dinner Driver/guide Professional guide at specialist venues Transport by private vehicle Welcome pack, and free use of smartphone and data Highlights: ​ - The Lost City on Mapungubwe Hill - Wildlife and Mystic Scenery - The Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre - Confluence Viewpoint - Tree Top Walk - Stay in a luxury Wilderness Tented Camp at a Private Game Reserve Book now! Accommodation depends on availability Transportation in a closed air-conditioned vehicle according to passenger amount Optional activities for your own cost Malaria areas will be entered, anti-malarial prophylactics should be considered. A physician or travel clinic should be consulted. Children under 12 years are not allowed to partake in certain activities, where encounters with dangerous animals are likely, please contact us for specifics. Excluded: Excess luggage charges (where applicable) Lunch Alcoholic drinks Activities indicated as optional Food and drinks, unless specified Gratuities (recommended) Travel insurance; Flights; Airport transfers; Porterage; Visa fees You will be redirected to our booking site: Rezgo Remember: Tour bookings and payments close 6 weeks before the tour starts

    • Kruger Safari Weekend Special | South Africa | Amatungulu Tours

      3-day Package Safari - Panorama Route & Kruger Park Weekend Special This Safari is an excellent choice for people who want to enjoy spectacular scenery at the Mpumalanga Panorama Route, combined with game drives to see the renowned big five (elephant, rhinoceros, lion, leopard and buffalo). ​ Itinerary: 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 (info@ amatungulu.com ) 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: JOHANNESBURG TO GRASKOP You will begin the journey at a centrally located spot in Gauteng and drive through some of the most scenic areas of the Eastern part of South Africa. You will visit the intriguing museums and shops in Pilgrim’s Rest and then drive to view Pinnacle Rock and then to experience the amazing view from God’s Window. You will then visit the Berlin Falls, where numerous local arts and crafts are for sale. From here, you will visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes for lunch (own cost), and then head the Blyde River Canyon, where you will overnight in a chalet at the resort: Forever Blyde Canyon (or similar). Dinner at the restaurant. ​ DAY 2: KADISHI TUFA WATERFALL TO SATARA You will leave after breakfast to take a boat trip on the Blyde Dam. An interpretation tour will take you to the Kadishi Tufa waterfall and the Three Rondawels. 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, you will head to the heart of the Kruger National Park through the Orpen gate, watching game as you head to the Satara Rest Camp. (Lunch en-route not included, restaurants available) The Satara Rest Camp is situated in an excellent game viewing area, with the bush relatively open and the animals plentiful and diverse. The camp itself has a rustic charm, with the bulk of the accommodation set out in a series of circles. Satara is well wooded and the bird-life is prolific. At night the clink of fruit bats is fused with the chirping of cicadas and crickets. The calls of owls and night-jars add to the symphony that is punctuated intermittently by the whoop of hyena, the screech of jackal and the roars of lion. Enjoy a Sunset Game Drive which transitions into the night where you can see the nocturnal activities of Kruger's secretive creatures, and lasts at least 3 hours. Dinner at the restaurant follows. Overnight in a bungalow or cottage at the Satara Rest Camp, or similar. ​ DAY 3: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK - JOHANNESBURG Starting the game drive in our own vehicle early after coffee on the way out of the park, you explore every possible opportunity to view the spectacular wildlife scenery. 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, Burchell's zebra, 23 700 - 35 300, Hippopotamus, 3 100, Warthog, 3 100 - 5 700, Giraffe, 6 800 - 10 300, Buffalo, 37 130, Eland, 460, Roan antelope, 90, Sable antelope, 290, Greater kudu, 11 200, etc. (Brunch en-route, restaurants available) After a 150 km game drive, we return back to Johannesburg via Nelspruit (Mbombela). ​ Included: Accommodation as per itinerary Entrance fees National Park fees Breakfasts Driver/guide Professional guide at specialist venues Transport by private vehicle Welcome pack, and free use of smartphone and data Inquire Now! 40 % deposit is required when booking is made earlier than 8 weeks. Last payment however have to be made no later than 60 days before the safari starts. Prices are calculated as follows: 1 adult R 9500,00 (for a single adult, minimum 2 persons) 2 adults sharing R 17400,00 3 adults sharing R 21980,00 4 adults sharing R 27225 ,00 5 adults sharing R 32470 ,00 6 adults sharing R 38700 ,00 child age 4-12 R 3490,00 child age 0-3 free Book now in US$! You will be redirected to our booking site: Rezgo Excluded: Excess luggage charges (where applicable)​ Lunches, Dinners Alcoholic drinks​ Food and drinks, unless specified Gratuities (recommended) Travel insurance; Flights; Airport transfers; Porterage; Visa fees Tour bookings and payments close 42 days before the safari starts O.R.Tambo Pilgrim's Rest Blyde River Canyon Satara Kruger Park

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