The Panorama route in Mpumalanga is well known for its cultural heritage as well as its dramatic scenery. Scenic landmarks with evocative names like God's Window, Wonder View, the Pinnacle, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Three Rondawels beckon. Thread your way along the cliff tops 800m above the Blyde River Canyon, and at God's Window, be sure to walk in the thick, indigenous mist forest that's often among the clouds. Being in such close proximity to the Kruger National Park and its surrounding private reserves, this is a great itinerary to combine the self-drive scenic splendours with world-renowned game viewing.
You will fly from Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Collect your rental car and using the directions provided head for Hazyview, your home for the next 3 nights. This is the perfect base from which to explore the attractions of the lowveld and the Panorama Route.
3 Nights in Hazyview/ Panorama Route on a Bed & Breakfast basis
This morning after breakfast head into Greater Kruger National Park to one of the adjacent private game reserves, for the start of your safari. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares. Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. The adjacent reserved are unfenced to the Kruger so the animals roam freely between, but staying at one of the private lodges within these areas will afford you the luxury of private game drives with qualified rangers and trackers and the exclusivity at game sightings.
A normal day on safari is an early morning game drive, breakfast or brunch, maybe a mid-morning walk, followed by lunch and then a siesta or just time relaxing around camp. Then back into the bush after tea, for an afternoon drive and (depending on your choice of lodge) a night drive. And finally dinner, possibly al fresco or in the boma. Tomorrow you will do it all again!
3 Nights on Safari in the Sabi Sand Reserve/ similar on a full board basis including two escorted game drives daily
You will be collected and returned to Kruger airport for your return flight to Johannesburg/ or your onward flight.