6 DayExperience it All
Classic Panorama Route and Kruger Park Safari

Experience it all on this self-drive Panorama Route and Kruger Park Safari - embark on thrilling game drives, exchange trunk greetings with an elephant and explore the diverse landscapes and culture of South Africa.

What you can expect

Explore South Africa's beautiful heritage and diverse wildlife on this 6-day self-drive Panorama Route and Kruger Park Safari. Not only will you see some of South Africa's stunning scenery, from the rolling hills of the Mpumalanga Highveld to the majestic Blyde River Canyon, you will also get to exchange trunk greetings with an African elephant. To top that all off, have thrilling guided game drives in the Kruger Park that end with sundowner drinks in the bush.

Wake up every day and quench your thirst for adventure. With this 6-day affordable self-drive Panorama Route and Kruger Park safari, there is ample time at leisure to get out there and meet the people as well as interact and partake in exhilarating guided activities: a truly memorable experience sure to leave a lasting impression.

Panorama and Kruger Park Safari Highlights

  • Experience it all by combining self-drive and guided safari experiences
  • Excellent road networks and well signposted
  • Meet and exchange trunk greetings with an African elephant
  • Embark on a self-duiged full day game drive in the Kruger National Park
  • Spot Big Five wildlife on game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles
  • Explore the dramatic landscapes of the Panorama Route at your own pace
  • Visit scenic viewpoints such as God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and Three Rondavels
  • Number of days and type of accommodation are easily customisable to suit your needs

Day 1: Travel To Kruger Park

On the first day of your Panorama Route and Kruger Park Safari, collect your rental car in Johannesburg travel approximately 5 hours east through beautiful mountain ranges to Mpumalanga.

Upon arrival in Hazyview settle in at your Kruger accommodations along the Sabie River. Have a refreshing dip in the pool and a leisurely lunch before your pre-arranged elephant interaction.

Visit the nearby elephant sanctuary for a memorable encounter with these gentle giants. Feel the rough contours of the elephant's wrinkly skin, and look into the beautiful brown eyes of these tusked creatures. Earn their trust by feeding them tasty treats and witness their playful nature.

Day 2: Self-guided safari into the Kruger National Park

Start your day with a delicious breakfast before embarking on a self-guided safari into Kruger National Park. Enjoy a full day of exciting wildlife encounters - from playful families of elephants to graceful impalas grazing next to the road or herds of buffalo.

A self-guided safari into the Kruger National Park is an easy feat and will guarantee a variety of large wildlife sightings, from elephants and buffalos to lions and leopards. There are also plenty of bird species to see, ranging from the categories of eagles to hornbills, goshawks to kingfishers. All you need is a keen eye, and a pair of good binos (or a great lens).

The roads that cut through the Kruger National Park are tarred and well-marked, making it easy to navigate. You can make pit stops at the various rest camps for a bite to eat and to stretch those legs. One main factor to keep in mind is that you should aim to embark on your trips as early as you can when the sun is not too fierce, and the animals are most active.

Day 3: Explore the Panorama Route

After breakfast, explore the Panorama Route at your own pace. From the windows of your rental car, feast your eyes on postcard-perfect views. Put on your comfy walking shoes to get a closer look at these natural wonders. Your journey ahead is a scenic one, en-route, you might even encounter cattle on the roads!

Witness the thunders of Lisbon Falls and dip your toes into pristine waters. Take a stroll through the rainforest and lose yourself in the sights, sounds and smells while connecting with nature. Admire the natural beauty of the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.

Day 4 - 5: On Safari

Say goodbye to Hazyview. After breakfast head north towards your safari lodge in a private game reserve. Upon arrival take the afternoon to relax and settle in your safari accommodations. Enjoy canapes and drinks at the swimming pool during leisure time, or watch passing by wildlife.

In the company of knowledgeable rangers, witness the magic of the African bush unfold in front of your eyes on thrilling twice-daily open safari vehicle safaris. Traversing through the bush you will spot herds of buffalo, elephant, giraffe, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, lion, leopard, cheetah and many more. Your afternoon game drive will end with sundowner drinks in the bush followed by a short night drive offering you a glimpse into the nocturnal bush.
 

Day 6: Day of Departure

Your self-drive Classic Panorama Route and Kruger Park Safari will come to an end today. Try to squeeze in one last game drive, and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Drop off your rental car in Nelspruit or Johannesburg and meet your onward travel arrangements.

Included

  • 6 days’ automatic mid-size car rental with unlimited mileage and premium insurance
  • 3 night’s accommodation at a country estate on the banks of the Sabie River
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at a classic safari lodge in Kruger
  • Breakfast included from day 2 to day 6
  • Lunch and dinner included on day 4 and 5
  • Elephant interaction where you get to meet, feed and exchange trunk greets with an elephant
  • Game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicle under the guidance of qualified and trained Rangers from day 4
  • Park and conservation fee for private reserve on day 4 and day 5

Not Included

  • Fuel, toll fees and additional driver fee
  • Park fees and meals not mentioned above
  • Drinks, optional activities and all other extras to be settled direct

Extend Your Kruger Park Safari

Why not extend this Panorama Route and Kruger Park Safari with a few extra days in Cape Town? Leave your car rental in Nelspruit and take a flight to Cape Town and spend 4 days exploring the famous Mother City of South Africa. We will include a complimentary 2-day pass to give you unlimited access to the hop-off hop-on Cape Town City Sightseeing Bus. You will have access to over 70 attractions like a Full Day Cape Point Tour, the Table Mountain Cableway and much more. Please speak to your Destination Specialist for more information.
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