Animal Bonanza
Arrive: Johannesburg
Depart: Johannesburg

10 Days / 9 Nights

A bonanza for nature lovers for an exciting experience with wild animals as you pass through some of South Africas most scenic and untamed wilderness capturing some of the old romance and elegance of the colonial era.!

Day 1
JHB - HAZYVIEW
Touching down mid-morning at OR Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport, your guide from Africa Experience meets you at the arrival hall. We board our vehicle and drive towards Hazyview to arrive late afternoon. The rest of the day is spent at leisure after your long flight to South Africa. At sunset we meet up at the restaurant for dinner.
Accommodation: Hippo Hollow
Meals: Dinner
Day 2
HAZYVIEW
We leave Hazyview after breakfast for a day of sightseeing on the Great Escarpment of South Africa. The area we visit today is one of both mystery and breathtaking beauty - some of the most spectacular views in Africa unfold from the heights of the mentioned Escarpment. We visit some of the most dramatic waterfalls of the region, The Pinnacle, God's Window, the Three Rondavels and Bourke's Luck Potholes. Somebody once described this beautiful area as follows: "The Escarpment is a place of legends, of secrets, hidden gold mines, of jack tars, journeymen en route to Delagoa Bay, pausing to take in the beauty around them and then exhaling, sighting at what lay ahead." Extra optional activities in the form of Abseiling, Pleasure Flights and Parachuting are all available at request. We return to Hazyview late afternoon, in time for dinner.
Accommodation: Hippo Hollow
Meals: Full Board
Day 3
HAZYVIEW - KNP
Just before sunrise, we board the vehicle(s) and depart for our long awaited exciting experience with elephants: "Early Morning Elephant Wake-Up, -Interaction and -Ride. Other extra optional activities in the form of Abseiling, Pleasure Flights and Parachuting are all available on request. After lunch, we enter one of the most famous game reserves in Africa, Kruger National Park, through the Pabeni Entrance Gate! Almost two million hectares in extent, and roughly the size of Wales, Kruger holds the greatest diversity of animal life of all national parks worldwide. Our base for the next two nights is jock's safari Lodge. The plains surrounding the camp teem with game, and even within sight of the camp itself, it is not unusual to see herds of Zebra, Wildebeest and Waterbuck! Late afternoon we board the game viewing vehicle for a sunset game drive and return to the camp as the sun sets in the West.
Accommodation: Jock's Safari Lodge
Meals: Full Board
Day 4
JOCK'S SAFARI LODGE
Before the turn of the century, the lure of gold brought men from all corners of the world to Southern Africa. Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, author of the animal classic, Jock of the bushveld was one of these. They passed through some of Africa's most scenic untamed wilderness. It is in this area that Jock Safari Lodge is based with the southern boundary being the old wagon route from Delagoa Bay into the gold fields of the interior. Today, the wilderness experience Jock's Safari Lodge offers, is unchanged from these early times. It is in an area noted for its diversity in game, particularly the Big Five - Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino & Buffalo. Jock Safari Lodge incorporates the romance and elegance of the past colonial era, and reflects in its unique style the indigenous Zulu and Shangaan cultures. This luxurious lodge is situated in the southern area of the KNP at the confluence of the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers. Magnificent trees and an abundance of bird life surround the Lodge. From here our two track roads take you into 6000 ha of exclusive traversing in the first private concession set in over 2 million hectares of KNP. Activities at the lodge.
Accommodation: Jock's Safari Lodge
Meals: Full Board
Day 5
JOCK'S SAFARI LODGE
Morning and evening drives are performed in covered 4x4 Landrovers conducted by highly experienced rangers. Traversing through the reserve, the wildlife is sometimes staggering in its diversity. Enthralling sightings of elephants, a sea of buffalo horns rising from the grass as they lie resting in the growing heat as well as prides of lions, awaits one. At dusk, a vantage point is chosen overlooking one of the many breathtaking vistas of the Kruger National Park. Sundowners are enjoyed while tales of the bush are told and a glimpse of what this unique wilderness has to offer is seen while being entranced by the ever changing colors of the sky as the sun slips into the timeslot of tomorrow. En route back to the lodge, nocturnal animals such as leopard, hyena and lion are often seen. Walking Safari's are encouraged, after a hearty breakfast, moving through the veld enjoying vistas of unsurpassed beauty and discovering one's place in the cycle of nature. The diversity of fauna and flora in this unique concession truly comes alive when viewed on foot.
Accommodation: Jock's Safari Lodge
Meals: Full Board
Day 6
JOCK'S SAFARI LODGE - HAMILTON'S TENTED CAMP
After breakfast we transfer to our next lodge : Hamilton's Tented Camp. Named after Colonel Stephenson Hamilton, who was instrumental in establishing the world famous Kruger National Park, Hamilton's Tented Camp reflects a safari adventure of the early twentieth century, where grace and style were the epitome luxurious living. Six magnificent canvas tents, complete with teak floorboards, dreamy mosquito nets, slipper baths, outdoor showers and a superb view of the seasonal river are linked to the main lodge area by raised timber walkways amongst ancient Jackalberry trees. The main lodge is home to an inviting lounge, scattered with early 1900's object d'art whilst the opulent dining area adds to the delight of this tranquil spot overlooking the river.
Accommodation: Hamilton's Tented Camp
Meals: Full Board
Day 7
HAMILTON'S TENTED CAMP
Activities at the lodge.

Accommodation: Hamilton's Tented Camp
Meals: Full Board
Day 8
HAMILTON'S TENTED CAMP
Activities at the lodge.

Accommodation: Hamilton’s Tented Camp
Meals: Full Board
Day 9
HAMILTON'S TENTED CAMP - JOHANNESBURG
After breakfast you are transferred to Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit for your flight to Johannesburg. Arriving Johannesburg, you are transferred to your overnight accommodation.

Accommodation: The Safari Club
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 10
JOHANNESBURG - HOME
A day of true South African Culture! Our specialist guide will meet up with us after breakfast and we transfer to the well-known Alexandra Township. As we travel through the township, our guide will give us a background on the colorful history of South Africa. Several places of cultural and historical importance are visited, including the Apartheid Museum and lunch at a traditional township restaurant. Mid-afternoon you are dropped off at a market for last minute shopping, after which you are transferred to OR Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport, in time for your departure flight Home
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