South Africa Wildlife Breakaway
5 days / 4 nights
Here is your chance to follow in the footsteps of our TRAVEL GUIDES – the hilarious Channel 9 series, as they travel through South Africa. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of The Cradle of Humankind, home to the largest concentration of human ancestral remains in the world. Why not take a swing on one of the world’s highest cable gorge swings at Graskop and enjoy the spectacular views over Blyde River Canyon before departing on Safari at the Kapama Game Reserve. This short trip has it all !
Why not combine this with a trip to the “Mother City” Cape Town.
Optional Extensions to Victoria Falls available.
Day 1 – Johannesburg
On arrival into Johannesburg make your way to the OR Tambo City Lodge for overnight.
Overnight: OR Tambo City Lodge
Day 2 – Panorama Route
After a leisurely breakfast collect your hire car and begin your South Africa Wildlife Breakaway.
Depart Johannesburg and head 50km northwest to the Cradle of Humankind, one of 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South Africa. Here the landscape is dotted with subterranean limestone caves that have turned up a rich fossil record for human evolutionary studies. These findings have led to the ‘Out of Africa’ theory, theorizing that most human ancestors originated from one general spot… Africa.
It’s here where you get to see history in the flesh, or should we say bone. Tens of thousands of visitors from across the world come here to see first-hand the fossil record that lies in the network of limestone caves beneath the surface.
Explore the Sterkfontein Caves, Swartkrans and Kromdraai, among other fossil sites, and discover the story of what the world was like when our human ancestors were evolving some 2 to 3 million years ago.
After lunch depart head towards the Kruger National Park for an overnight in Graskop, a small town in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. It was set up in the 1880s as a gold mining camp, but it now serves as a tourist destination and the timber industry. “God’s Window”, a scenic view from the escarpment of the Lowveld below, is located outside the town.
Overnight: Angels View
Day 3 – Kapama Private Game Reserve
This morning visit the Graskop Big Swing, one of the world’s highest cable gorge swings and launches off the top of a waterfall.
The experience is very different to a bungee-jump because participants freefall for 70m before the jump rope pulls them into a high-speed arch and they swing from one side of the gorge to the other. When falling, they reach 140km/h in three seconds.
For an additional cost, you can capture your jump on camera. Cost includes USB flash drive.
Graskop Big Swing – from $55 per person
Explore the Blyde River Canyon area before heading to Hoedspruit Airport to drop off your hire car.
You will be collected from the airport and enter the Kapama Game Reserve, spanning over 15,000 hectares of pristine South African bush, Kapama offers the perfect sanctuary for a wide variety of wildlife.
We will spend two nights on safari including all meals and activities.
This afternoon depart on your first game drive in an open safari vehicle in search of wildlife.
Overnight: Kapama River Lodge
Day 4 – Kapama Private Game Reserve
Depart early on a Kapama legendary game drive, offering guests the opportunity to explore diverse landscapes and prolific wildlife.
Our twice-daily game drives and educational bush walks (both included in the tariffs) are an essential part of the Kapama experience. Accompanied by a skilled guide and assistant guide, our game drives are a highlight of the day and encountering some (or all!) of the Big Five is a very definite possibility.
Return to the lodge for breakfast and during the day relax by the pool or enjoy a spa treatment or visit a village and learn about the culture in this diverse area.
Later today depart on your vehicle on safari in search of the Big Five – Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant plus much more.
Perhaps partake in a Rhino Notching conservation activity.
Overnight: Kapama River Lodge
Day 5 – End of Itinerary
Early morning game drive on the reserve before transfer to Hoedspruit airport for your departure flight.
Optional Extensions available to:
- Cape Town – 3 night from $750 per person
- Victoria Falls – 3 nights from $995 per person
Price + Inclusions
|South Africa Wildlife Breakaway
|Price per person
Departs: Daily in 2024
- 1 night OR Tambo City Lodge Johannesburg
- 1-night Angels View Graskop
- 2-night Kapama River Lodge
- Breakfast daily
- All meals on safari
- 4 x wildlife safari drives
- Entrance to Cradle of human kind
- Fully inclusive Car Rental for 3 days
- All items of a personal nature
- All meals not specified in the inclusions above
- All drinks and gratuities
- Airport tax and visa fees
- International airfare and travel insurance
OR Tambo City Lodge
Kapama River Lodge