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Panorama Route, Kruger & Cape Town - Self Drive

Holidays to South Africa 2017 / 2018

One breathtaking view after another – that's South Africa's famous Panorama Route, where you'll experience mountains, sky, forests and the truly impressive Blyde River Canyon, one of the world's largest canyons. Scenic landmarks with evocative names like God's Window, Wonder View, the Pinnacle, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Three Rondawels beckon. The awe-inspiring Lisbon Falls, Berlin Falls and Mac Mac Falls are also just a short drive away. Adding some historical romance into the mix..the goldrush town of Pilgrim's Rest gives you the chance to relive the 1873 goldrush in surroundings of unparalleled beauty. Add the world famous Kruger National Park and the most desirable city in the World, Cape Town for a truly memorable adventure.

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Day 1: Fly to Johannesburg from the UK

Fly from the UK to Johannesburg to start your 9 night holiday.

Day 2: Johannesburg

Arrive Johannesburg Airport, receive your travel documents and assistance with transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Peermont Mondior on BB basis.

Day 3: Johannesburg to Mpumalanga

Your journey begins as you take a leisurely  drive along Mpumalanga's Panorama Route. This route takes you on the Long Tom Pass, passed the town of Sabie and the mining village of Pilgrim's Rest. You'll also pass some natural wonders, which are well worth stopping for, such as the Blyde River Canyon. The second largest in Southern Africa, the canyon is best viewed from God's Window - a vantage point so high above the valley that it literally feels like "God's Window". Out of the canyon spurt three huge rocks with tops that look like traditional African hut roofs- hence their name, the Three Rondavels.The Bourke's Luck Potholes are a natural water feature marking the beginning of the canyon. Over thousands of years, the flow of the Treur River into the Blyde River caused waterborne sand and rock to grind huge, cylindrical potholes into the river's bedrock. After a day of history and geography, its time to continue your  self drive tour to Hippo Hollow Lodge in Hazyview Located on the banks of the beautiful Sabie River in the Mpumalanga town of Hazyview. Overnight at Hippo Hollow Country Estate on BB Standard Room basis

Day 4: Mpumalanga to Kruger National Park

Departing Hazyview for the leisurely drive to Kruger National Park. Imbali Safari Lodge is located in a private concession within the game-rich Kruger National Park – home to the Big 5 and more than 100 other mammal species and over 500 bird species, provides guests with unique. This is an exclusive safari experience to experience excellent game viewing and learn about the lifestyle and culture of the Shangaan people.Overnight at Imbali Safari Lodges on FI Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge basis. 3nts Imbali Safari Lodge full Inclusive.

Day 5: Kruger National Park

Experience a morning and evening safari during your stay at Imbali Safari Lodge. Witness the excitement of the first rains; the terrapins playing in river pools, the call of the Pied Kingfisher and steady chirping of sociable tree frogs.Savour the rich smells of the bush, hear the shrill calls of the Magpie Shrike and see the wind blowing through the feather grass dotting the savannah plains. A safari at Imbali will reveal new scents, curious sounds and the beauty of an extraordinary African landscape to delight your senses. Overnight at Imbali Safari Lodges on Fully Inclusive, Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge basis.

Day 6: Kruger National Park

Keen birders will delight in the hundreds of bird species that call Kruger home. Over 500 species, many of which occur in the Mluwati Concession including the Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Crested Barbet and Burchell’s Glossy Starling. You  will enjoy some of Kruger’s most spectacular landscapes and an extraordinary variety of wildlife, birdlife and plantlife within the Mluwati Concession, ensuring that each safari experience will be unique. Overnight at Imbali Safari Lodges on fully Inclusive, Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge basis.

Day 7: Kruger National Park to Cape Town

Time to Leave Imbali Safari Lodge  to drive to Hoedspruit to return Hire Car and for your onward flight to Cape Town. Collect hire car and drive to your hotel  Acorn House, an elegant guesthouse in Cape Town. The location in Oranjezicht, a prime residential suburb of Cape Town on the foot of Table Mountain, is exceptionally convenient. The city centre is a three minutes drive away, with the harbour`s V&A Waterfront complex and the blue-gold beaches of the Atlantic seaboard not much further. All touristic highlights are in easy reach, and, Acorn House is within walking distance to many restaurants with a trendy Deli Restaurant just opposite  for 4nights Bed & Breakfast

Day 8: Cape Town

At leisure to enjoy Cape Town and the surrounding area with the freedom of your hire car

Day 9: Cape Town

At leisure to enjoy Cape Town and the surrounding area with the freedom of your hire car

Day 10: Cape Town

At leisure to enjoy Cape Town and the surrounding area with the freedom of your hire car

Day 11: Fly back to the UK

Returning your hire car to Cape Town airport in time for your return flight to the UK

Day 12: Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK after your tour of South Africa.

11 Nights from £1,967 pp
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What's Included:
  • 1 x Night accommodation at Peermont Mondior on BB Standard Classic Room basis
  • 1 x Night accommodation at Hippo Hollow Country Estate on BB Standard Room basis
  • 3 x Nights accommodation at Imbali Safari Lodges on FI Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge basis
  • 4 x Nights accommodation at Acorn House on BB Standard Room basis.Transport car rental
  • Economy return airfare
  • Internal flight
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You can swap out any part of this itinerary, add activities, tours or extend your stay and even upgrade your accommodation to build your dream holiday.

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