General

Day 1: Kruger National Park

We start our travel from Johannesburg to the world-renowned Kruger National Park. This is truly the flagship of the South African National Parks. Kruger is home to an impressive number of different wildlife species. Lower Sabie graces the banks of the Sabie River, one of the few perennial rivers to flow through the Kruger National Park. Visitors are soothed to tranquillity by the river views against the backdrop of the Lebombo Mountains. With the mystical sound of the fish eagle hanging in the air, we join the game rangers on a sunset game drive in an open safari vehicle.

Accommodation: Lower Sabie

Day 2: Hike inside the Kruger National Park

Today we start with a 3-hour hike in the bush with rangers of the park to explore and be on the lookout for the activities of the predators that is very active in the early mornings. Whilst experiencing the peaceful morning on foot in the wild, ones senses are aware of every little insect rushing over wet elephant dung, the lively chirping of the birds and the breaking of branches as the elephants enjoy their breakfast. In this rest camp, the bounty and plenitude of nature are very evident. Eloquently symbolized by the most conspicuous of its numerous trees, the mighty sycamore fig provides generously for the livelihood of many birds and insects. Not only do these giants produce fruit at least twice a year, but different trees produce fruit at different times, extending the gifts of life over many months. Watching the endless procession of animals coming to drink at the Sabie River, establishes a sense of one’s own unique place in the eternal cycle of life.

Accommodation: Lower Sabie

Day 3: Mozambique

Leaving the bush-veld vegetation and animal life behind, we start our journey to the border between South Africa and Mozambique. Entering this less developed country at the Lebombo Border post, you will experience a unique part of Africa. We work our way towards our destination for the next couple of days, enjoying the friendly greetings of the local people. On arrival at Chongoene Holiday resort, we settle in and start exploring the wonders of the local environment. This area is an all year round holiday destination, with hot summers and mild winters – the perfect place to escape the cold inters.

Accommodation: Chongoene Lodge

Day 4: Relax on the white beaches of Mozambique

Although Chongoene is a malaria area, the gentle breeze that often blows, keeps most mosquito’s away. Here you can experience the excitement of kayaking, paddle skiing and windsurfing. Wenela Tidal Pool, two kilometres South is a fascinating natural treasure having a natural tunnel and blow hole linking the pool to the sea. Activities such as quad bike tours, fishing charters, whale watching and scuba dive charters can be booked at Chongoene. This is certainly the place to have your dream holiday.

Accommodation: Chongoene Lodge

Day 5: Chongoene Lodge

The open, sun-drenched beaches offer endless hours of strolling pleasure, kite flying, snorkelling, swimming, diving, and relaxing. Affordable meals can be enjoyed at the restaurant. Deep-sea fishing is excellent at Chongoene and shore fishing is good at certain times of the year, especially from May to July, which is Kingfish time. Fly-fishing can also be enjoyed from the reef that protrudes from the sea, giving the fisherman a great chance to fly-fish in deeper water.

Accommodation: Chongoene Lodge

Day 6: Chongoene

One of the highlights of Mozambique is visiting the local market. Here you get the real feel of Africa. Watching and joining in the bartering for colorful local clothing, fish, food, pao (Portuguese bread), and fruit, keep many tourists mesmerized for hours. Smelling the aroma of freshly braaied fish with the Portuguese music in the background, is an experience many will remember for a lifetime. As a war-torn country, in the process of getting back on their feet, the locals make use of every damaged building to do business or reside in.

Accommodation: Chongoene Lodge

Day 7: Back to South Africa

Leaving Mozambique early in the morning, we travel back to South Africa via the Komatipoort border post. Passing through luscious sugarcane plantations, we make our way towards the picturesque town of Graskop in Mpumalanga. This is the home of the world renowned Harries Pancakes. Situated on the edge of the Lowveld Escarpment, Graskop is central to places like God’s Window and the Panorama Route, taking us to the Blyde River Canyon and a number of beautiful waterfalls.

Accommodation: Lisbon Hideaway

Day 8: Panorama Route

After doing the magnificent Panorama Route, we proceed down to the Lowveld into the Bushveld area of Hoedspruit. After breakfast, we move into the Blyde River Canyon to do a boat cruise on the Blyde Dam, viewing the abundance of wild life like hippo, crocodiles, bush-buck and kudu. We take a closer look at one of the few remaining tufa waterfalls. In the afternoon we visit the Hoedspruit Endangered Wildlife Center where we experience the wonder of people caring for hurt and endangered wildlife. We will be going on a guided tour of the premises in safari vehicles.

Accommodation: Forever Resort Swadini

Day 9: Induna Adventures

Today is spent on adventurous activities. With more than 14 outdoor adventure activities to choose from, ranging between 1/2 hour to full day options, Induna Adventures is your ideal 1 Stop Adventure Centre. Although all the activities run all year round, in summer the most popular activities are Rafting, Geckoing / White Water Tubing and Quad Biking. In winter the most popular activity is Quad Biking followed by Zip line, Paintball, Horse Trails and Archery. Individuals, small groups and big groups welcome. These activities are optional and for the tourist’s own account.

Accommodation: Numbi Hotel

Day 10: Back to Johannesburg

We will now work our way to Johannesburg and have lunch en-route.

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