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4 Days Kruger Panorama Safari

Overview

The Kruger Panorama Safari showcases not only the Kruger National Park, but it also showcases the incredible Panorama Route. Spend a night in at the charming Victorian styled Royal hotel in Pilgrims Rest and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Panorama route before your big 5 safari starts.

Best time to visit: May - October

Duration

4 days

Map Overview

Places to Visit

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 -Day 1 - Arrival

Our driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and transfer you via the scenic Panorama Route. En-route we will visit Dullstroom, Belfast, Burke’s Luck Potholes, Lisbon Waterfalls, Gods Window, Graskop as well as Graskop Gorge.

In the afternoon, we will check into the Royal Hotel Pilgrim’s Rest. Fifty en-suite bedrooms are spread over a number of annexes to the main hotel and all of them radiate extreme character. Furnished with genuine antique brass beds, washstands, wardrobes, and other furniture, visitors cannot but be transported back into history. Rounding off this atmosphere are authentic Victorian baths, sanitary ware, and fixtures. In these surroundings, electric shavers, driers, and other equipment will seem out of place.

Inclusion

Meals: B, D

Accommodation

Royal Hotel

After a leisurely breakfast, we will continue on the scenic panorama drive and stop at some curio shops and or other tourist attractions along the road on your way to Hippo Hollow Lodge. We should arrive at the lodge around lunch time where we will check in and refresh.

You will depart on either an afternoon game drive or a sunset game drive (where you will get your first experience on an open 4X4 Safari vehicle.) The late afternoon offers the lower light game viewing with most animals heading down to the watering holes and offers excellent game viewing opportunities. (please note the sunset drive is subject to availability)

Inclusion

Meals: B, D

Accommodation

Hippo Hollow Lodge or similar

Your Professional field guide will advise you of your pick-up time for this morning. You will be picked up from your lodge early in the morning on your full day game drive in an open 4X4 safari vehicle.

We will enter Kruger Park at one of the mentioned Gates and enjoy a full day game drive on this day. We will stop several times during the day for you to freshen up and to stretch your legs. Your Professional Field Guide will ensure that you see the wildlife Kruger Park is renowned for and give you interesting facts and information on all aspects of the African Bush and Wildlife. (With a bit of luck, you will be able to add the Big Five to your “spotting-list”)

We will enjoy breakfast at one of the Kruger Park Camps.

We will return to your lodge in the late afternoon and the rest of the evening will be spent at leisure. Dinner can be enjoyed at the Lodge.

Inclusion

Meals: B, D

Accommodation

Hippo Hollow Lodge or similar

We will once again collect you for an early morning game drive to try and find the elusive animals that you might have missed on your previous drives.

After your Early Morning Drive, we will return to the lodge for breakfast. Once you have had breakfast, you’re Driver/Guide will be waiting to transfer you back to Johannesburg in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle.

Inclusion

Meals: B

Accommodation

No Accommodation (End of tour)

Inclusions

  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)

Exclusions

  • Conservation Fees
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Services not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance and medical repatriation
  • Items of a personal nature

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s Included and Excluded in Every Tour?

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What Are Your Cancellation Terms?

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What If I Have Special Needs or Requirements?

We strive to cater to all requirements, such as providing wheelchair-friendly accommodation or rooms on the first floor if stairs are a challenge. Please communicate with us in advance about your needs.

What Vaccines and Health Requirements Are Needed?

The requirements vary depending on the country and nationality. For the most accurate information, please visit the page specific to your destination and consult the corresponding embassy page for the latest information.

What Are the Road Conditions Like?

Most safari parks have bumpy but manageable roads, with some roads being paved. Generally, guests do not view this as a problem.

Can I Choose Other Accommodation Than What's Specified?

Yes, if you have a special preference, let us know, and we will offer alternatives from our vast network of company-owned and partner accommodations. Booking with us allows you to enjoy discounted rates as we have special agreements with our partners.

Is Electricity Available 24 Hours in the Lodges and Camps?

Most standard camps and lodges are equipped with generators, so electricity is generally available 24 hours. However, some interruptions may occur but are typically not a significant concern for guests.

Will My Mobile/Cellular Phone Work During the Tour?

es, though signal strength may vary in different areas.

What About My Special Diet and Food Preferences?

We cater to all diets, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, among others. Please inform us in advance about your dietary preferences.

What Activities Can My Kids Do While on a Safari?

A safari offers an enriching experience for children, allowing them to observe animals in their natural habitat. Some camps and lodges offer amenities for children, such as playrooms and pools, though these are not universally available. We suggest bringing activities that your children enjoy.

Is Tipping Required?

Tipping is not required but is recommended. The amount varies by country, but you should tip according to what you feel is appropriate.

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