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Panoramic Route & Kruger Park – 8 Day Self Drive

Enjoy this fantastic self drive package for 8 days exploring the beauty of the Panoramic Route combined with a safari in the greater Kruger National Park.

This tour is just a guideline and sample itinerary only. You can extend or shorten it as you please, upgrade or downgrade accommodation and amend it to suit your budget and specific requirements.

Contact our travel experts to design your ultimate self drive experience !

Highlights:

  • Panoramic Route with Bourkes Luck Potholes / God’s Window and much more
  • Relax on the banks of the Sabi River at the gorgeous Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel in Hazyview
  • Begin your safari at the luxury Tintswalo Safari Lodge in the Manyeleti Game Reserve
  • Saving the best till last – enjoy the game rich Sabi Sands Game Reserve at Dulini Lodge

Itinerary

Day 1 Mpumulanga – Hazyview

Take a domestic flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Hoedspruit Airport – situated near the Kruger National Park.

On arrival at Hoedspruit Airport – collect your vehicle hire – and proceed at a leisurely pace to Hazyview where you will be spending two nights.

Time permitting – enjoy some of the sights along the Panoramic Route or head directly to your accommodation, to relax and absorb the beauty whilst sipping a cocktail

Overnight: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel – Bed and Breakfast

Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel is set amongst Baobab, Fig and Acacia trees in the heart of the colonial Perry’s Bridge Trading Post Shopping Centre. Only minutes from the Kruger National Park, and a short drive to the Panorama Route. Unique, colonial, sophisticated and relaxing.

Day 2 Exploring the Panoramic Route

Enjoy a day of breathtaking scenery along the most spectacular stretch of thepanorama route, which is the Blyde River Canyon. Vantage points spread along this route, including, the Three Rondawels, Bourkes Luck Pot Holes, and the awe inspiringGod’s Window. Stop at the Pinnacle and enjoy other sights such as the Mac Mac Falls. Also close by are the Abel Erasmus Pass and Echo Caves, as well as many other quaint towns to explore – such as the historical gold mining town of Pilgrims Rest

Overnight: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel – Bed and Breakfast

Day 3 & 4 Your Kruger National Park Safari begins!

Today you will depart Hazyview and begin one of the highlights of your trip. Enter the Manyeleti Game Reserve where you will enjoy spending two nights at the luxury Tintswalo Safari Lodge – a lush, exclusive lodge nestled between the Timbavati Private Reserve to the north, Sabi Sand Reserve to the south, and open to the Greater Kruger National Park on its fenceless eastern boundary. Resting amidst an ancient sycamore tree grove that overlooks a waterhole frequented by large herds of elephant and other big game, Safari Lodge is a pristine wilderness reserve abounding in big game and spectacular bird life.

Morning and afternoon and evening Game Drives , Bush Walks or simply enjoying the tantalizing sounds of the African Bush.

Overnight: Tintswalo Safari Lodge – Fully inclusive of all your meals and game activities

Tintswalo Safari suites and lodge are all situated along a seasonal river bed among an ancient sycamore tree grove.

The exquisitely appointed main lodge overlooks a waterhole frequented by a large herd of elephant and other big game. The Explorer suites and Presidential are all linked to the main lodge by raised wooden walkways.

Day 5 – 7 Big Five Game viewing in the Sabi Sands

Spend the following three days in the game rich area of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Adjacent to the world renowned Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is famed for its intimate wildlife encounters, particularly leopard viewing. Home to a host of wildlife, including the Big Five, the Sabi Sand is part of a conservation area that covers over two million hectares (almost five million acres), an area equivalent to the state of New Jersey and larger than some independent countries.

With no boundary fences between the reserve and the Kruger National Park, this area benefits from the great diversity of wildlife found in one of the richest wilderness areas on the African continent along with the additional benefits experienced on a private game reserve.

Overnight: Dulini Lodge – Fully inclusive of all meals & game activities

This blissfully quiet retreat enjoys shade and peace beneath a leafy canopy of ebony trees. As one of only 12 guests, you feel instantly at home in this luxurious lodge, where classic interiors enfold guests in quiet style and elegance.

Day 8 All good things must come to an end!

Enjoy your last early morning game drive at Dulini followed by a hearty breakfast.

Take a relaxed drive to Hoedspruit Airport , drop off your hire car and connect on a flight back to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport