Day 1 - Arrival and transfer for Johannesburg to Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural village. (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
You will be collected in JHB by your cultural guide and transferred to Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural village. On arrival at Lesedi in the late afternoon, guests are welcomed in the traditional African way with a suitable escort to ‘their’ village. Once settled in comfortable, traditionally styled rooms, guests will then have the opportunity of discovering the many colourful and fascinating aspects of the cultures of the people of Lesedi. You are then treated to a Pan African Buffet in the Nyama Choma Restaurant – “The Greatest African Feast”
Day 2–Full day tour of Soweto and Pretoria(Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
In the morning after awakening to the sounds of traditional maskande guitar or squash-box, a full English breakfast is served in the restaurant. Your cultural guide will collect you to embark on a full day tour of Soweto and Pretoria.
In SOWETO you will visit the Hector Pieterson Museum, walk down the route of the 1976 student uprising, see The only street in the World where “two” Nobel Peace Prize winners where neighbours! Visit the Regina Mundi Church, largest African Catholic community in Africa.
We then travel to Pretoria, the Presidential Capital of South Africa, we proceed to the Union Buildings, do a drive past Paul Kruger House, the first ZAR President, we view Church Square where the famous Nelson Mandela court case took place. We drive through Pretoria where your guide will point out interesting way points with facts. We end the day at the Voortrekker Monument to view the Afrikaner history.
Arriving at Greenlea “eco green” guest house where you will have dinner and spend the night. (Lunch will be for guest own account).
Day 3 – Transfer to Balule Private big 5 game reserve with Full day tour of the panoramic route.(Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
This morning your cultural guide will collect you to embark on a full day tour of the panoramic route on your way to the Balule Private game reserve. On route we will travel through Long Tom Pass, stop at Blyde River Canyon, (third largest canyon in the world) see the Three Rondavels, Visit: Bourke’s Luck, Wonder View, Pinnacle Rock, Lisbon Falls, Bridal Falls, Mac-Mac Falls.
Time permitting we visit Pilgrims Rest (the old diamond town from the 18th century).
You arrive at the 4 star Masodini game lodge at approx17h00 and check in for the night with an amazing dinner.
Day 4 – Masodini game lodge (Dinner, Bed, Lunch & Breakfast)
This morning you rise with the sun to do the first of many game drives to look for the big 5. Returning to camp for a full breakfast and to relax by the pool or under one of the many trees and read a book. Lunch will be served at leisure. In the afternoon we head out for an evening drive where drinks and snacks will be served overlooking the Olifants River. We head back to the lodge with about 1 ½ hours of night drive with spotlights. Dinner is served.
Day 5 – Kruger National Park (Dinner& Bed ONLY)
After breakfast, your host at Masodini will transfer you to the Orpen gate of the Kruger National Park. Here we transfer to a specially designed open safari vehicle. Game viewing begins as soon as we enter the gates, and we look for Giraffe, Zebra and various antelope species on our way to the camp, where we arrive by approximately 2pm so that you may rest and relax after the drive.
On this first night in Kruger we welcome you with a bush Braai (BBQ).
Day 6 - Exploring Kruger (Bed ONLY)
We rise before the sun and embark on a morning game drive in the Kruger National Park in search of the big 5 - Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhino. These are known to be the 5 most dangerous animals to hunt, but we get to view them up close from the safety of an open safari vehicle. Stopping for breakfast at about 9am.
Then head to our next camp for the night. After checking in and relaxing, in the afternoon we depart on another game drive for yet another brilliant wildlife experience accompanied by your guide.
Dinner & Breakfast on this night will be for your own account at one of two restaurants in this camp
A Bush Walk or night drive can be arranged during these days (optional extras)
Day 7 - Last Game drive and route back to Johannesburg
This morning we head out on a final early morning game drive in search of game that may have eluded us thus far. Breakfast in the restaurant back at your camp, and we leave the Kruger National Park and back to Johannesburg or Nelspruit International Airport.