Day 1: Hazyview
Today you will travel form Johannesburg to Hazyview, this drive is approximately 5 hours long.
On arrival and check-in at your hotel enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at your own leisure.
Activities and Services
Day 2: Hazyview
Full day Panorama Route Tour
After you have enjoyed your breakfast, your guide will collect you at your Hazyview hotel. We then begin your travel through the heart of the Lowveld. During this tour, you will visit various spectacular attractions along the way. Your first stop is the beautiful Lone Creek falls in the picturesque little town of Sabie. This will be followed by a visit to the cascading Lisbon Falls just outside the tourist town of Graskop. From there you will catch your first glimpse of the 25km Blyde River Canyon as we travel alongside it to the Three Rondawels providing breathtaking panoramic views of the Canyon and the Lowveld from a high vantage point.
After the Three Rondawels we make our way back along the canyon to Bourke’s Luck Potholes where the canyon starts at the confluence of the Treur & Blyde rivers. From here we head off to the legendary Gods Window before making our way back into Graskop for a world famous pancake lunch (for your own account). After lunch you will enjoy a scenic drive back to Hazyview, where your guide will drop you off at your hotel.
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Day 3: Sabi Sand Nature Reserve
After a leisurely morning and breakfast at your hotel, drive/transfer to your safari lodge in the renowned Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. This is South Africa's premier game viewing destination and one of the prime wildlife reserves in the entire Southern African region, particularly well known for its leopard sightings.
Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch and check-in, before the afternoon game drive departs.
Two game drives are offered per day. On the morning drive there is a stop for coffee and on the afternoon drive you will stop for sundowners. After sundowners guests will get to experience a night drive. The night drives allow guests the opportunity to see the nocturnal animals not encountered during the day. You can see a wide variety of animals not normally seen during the day, including leopards, hyenas, serval, porcupines, bush babies, genet cats and nocturnal birds like owls and nightjars.
For the more energetic, each day after breakfast there is the option of a morning bush walk. The walk is an opportunity to experience the bushveld at close quarters. All walking safaris are led by qualified rangers. They will explain the animal tracks and what animals passed through during the night, in addition to the sophistication of termite mounds and other interesting facets of the bush that go unnoticed on game drives.
Day 4: Sabi Sand Nature Reserve
A typical day on safari at Umkumbe Safari Lodge:
The below is a typical day on safari. Game drives are at set times, but these times vary during the summer and winter seasons.
Wake-up (Coffee/Rusks) - 5:00/5:30
Morning Game Drive - 5:30/6:00
Return - 8:30/9:30
Breakfast - 8:30/9:30
Bush Walk - 8:45/9:45
Lunch - 14:00/14:00
Afternoon Game Drive - 16:30/15:30
Return - 19:30/18:30
Dinner - 19:30/18:30
Day 5: End of Itinerary
This morning after your final morning game drive, followed by breakfast and an optinal bush walk, you will make your way by road back to Johannesburg. This drive will take approximately 6 hours.