DAY 1 ARRIVAL
Arrival at Tambo International Airport.
Meet and greet and transfer to hotel in Pretoria.
DAY 2 KURGER NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast depart by air-conditioned coach to Kruger National Park. We travel out of Johannesburg on the N4 towards Maputo. We bypass Middleburg and near Belfast we leave the freeway. We pass through Dullstroom and take a break at the Dulstroom Bird of Prey centre where a light lunch is taken and there are demonstrations by falconers of various raptors. We proceed to Lydenburg, which was established in 1849. The English translation of this name is the “Town of Suffering” and it was named after is founders who had suffered greatly as a result of malaria and floods in the original town of Ohrigstad. From there we take scenically spectacular Long Tom Pass over the Mpumalanga Drakensberg. The pass is 57 km long with a summit of 2149 meters. The origin of the pass goes back to 1871 when a wagon track was build to connect Lydenburg with Lourenco Marques ( Maputo). In September 1900 the British recaptured Lydenburg during the Anglo-Boers used a 15cm cannon to shell the British and the gun was nicknamed ‘Long Tom’ by the British troops a name which, has survived to this day. We arrive at our hotel early afternoon. After check-in there are time to freshen up before evening game drive and dinner.
DAY 3 FREE TIME
Tours Optional or Mpumalanga , Panorama root.
After an early breakfast we board the couch for panorama route. We travel via Graskop, the centre of a substantial timber industry and travel Northwards along the edge of the escarpment with highlights being the view sites at the Pinnacles, Good Window and the Bourkes Luck Potholes.
DAY 4 DEPARTURE
After breakfast transfer to Tambo International Airport.