Panoramic Route & Kruger Park – 7 Day Self Drive Honeymoon
This fantastic 7 day Self Drive Honeymoon package has been designed to incorporate the incredibly scenic Panoramic Route for a few days – with plenty of time in between sightseeing to relax and simply enjoy the beauty of this area – ending your Honeymoon with the highlight of a Safari in the Kruger National Park. This package is affordable and lends itself for add-on holiday ideas such as Victoria Falls or perhaps a few days in the “Mother City” of Cape Town.
Day 1 – 3: Panoramic Route
You arrive in Johannesburg and will be met by our representative who will assist you with the collection of your hire car. Excitement builds and you begin your adventure. At your own pace, self drive to the area of Hazyview situated in Mpumulanga, where you will be spending 3 Nights. Over the next few days, take time to explore the famous Panoramic Route – visiting top sites such as Bourkes Luck Potholes, God’s Window and the awe inspiring Blyde River Canyon. For the adventurous, partake in perhaps a close encounter with Elephants or a Balloon flight. Overnight: Perry’s Bridge Hollow – Bed and Breakfast
Day 4 – 6: Kruger National Park Safari
Depart Hazyview and head off towards the Kruger National Park. You will be spending your time on safari in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve, bordering the Kruger. No fences separate the Kruger National Park from Thornybush Reserve, allowing for world class game viewing of the Big Five as well as an array of other mammals and species of bird life. The Thornybush Reserve hosts just 8 luxury lodges – making your safari experience exclusive and all that you expect from an African Safari. Once you arrive at your lodge, you can put the keys to your hire car away, knowing that you will be looked after and pampered by your game ranger. All your game drives are conducted in open land rover safari vehicles accompanied by your ranger and an experienced tracker. On your day of arrival, your safari adventure begins – as you depart on a late afternoon game drive into the African Bush in search of the Big Five. As night falls, you will become aware of the sounds of the bush and the nocturnal animals returning to your lodge for a hearty dinner in the Boma. With a crackling fire and the night sky above you, you will share tales of your game viewing with fellow travellers.
Over the next couple of days, you will enjoy an early morning game drive – watching the sun rise above the vast landscape, returning to your lodge for a hearty breakfast. The rest of the day will be spent relaxing, lounging in the sun around the swimming pool or sipping cocktails – letting the tranquility of the African bush enfold you. Another exciting afternoon and night drive awaits – with your safari providing you with a host of safari activities to be enjoyed. Overnight: Thornybush Mowana Lodge – Honeymoon Suite – Fully inclusive of all meals and game activities
Day 7: Bid Farewell to the Bush
Relish in your last early morning game drive, perhaps spotting the elusive leopard not yet seen. After breakfast, you will self drive to Hoedspruit Airport, where you will drop off your hire car. Depart on a connecting flight from Hoedspruit back to Johannesburg or perhaps to Cape Town, if you would like to extend your Honeymoon adventure for a few days.