Day 1 : Hazyview

Mon. 19 Jun 2017

Your adventure stats when we collect you and take you to the Hippo Hollow Country Estate in Hazyview where you will be staying for the next 4 nights; this is a 3 Star Lodge and only a mere 5 to 15 min drive from Phabeni or Numbi gate of the Kruger National Park – Lovely, safe & privately run with amazing meals for you to look forward to.

We check-in to our venue and you have time to unpack and relax before we depart at 4 pm for an exhilarating night drive, returning at 8:30 pm for dinner and drinks before the next few days of safaris in our open vehicles.

Expert tips

We can collect you from any hotel in and around Johannesburg, Sandton Hotels or at O.R. Tambo International Airport or Shuttle Terminal. You will be collected between 6.30 am – 8.30 am (depending on the day) by our transfer driver. We will confirm collection time before the departure date.

Included

Transfer from Johannesburg to Gecko Lodge

Dinner

Night Drive

Excluded

Meals & Drinks not specified

Day 2 : Hazyview

Tue. 20 Jun 2017

Our safari starts very early, before sunrise, to the Kruger National Park in specially fitted open vehicles. We enter through the Kruger Gate into one of the best wildlife areas of the KNP; here you will spend the day on a safari with your ranger and we will visit various water holes, look out points & rivers.

We have our breakfast, which was pre-packed by the lodge, at a local rest camp and then continue our safari looking for the mighty Big 5, not missing out on over 100 mammal & 500 bird species – your ranger will ensure the very best experience. Your guide will stop at a local rest camp for lunch where there is a great menu, then we continue with our safari.

We return to the lodge late afternoon (around 4 pm) after a great day on safari. You can then relax and even jump into the swimming pool before we have dinner at the lodge. But be sure to get in bed early, as you will have to get up early as well for another great safari the next day.

Included

Breakfast

Full Day Kruger National Park

Dinner

Excluded

Meals & Drinks not specified

Additional Activities

Day 3 : Hazyview

Wed. 21 Jun 2017

You will have to get up before the sun has risen to depart on another safari with your same ranger as the previous day, but then you get to experience the gorgeous sunrise again. We will visit a different area of the KNP than the day before and the guide will focus on finding different wildlife that might have alluded you the day before.

We will visit various water holes, look out points, rivers, and have our pre-packed breakfasts at a local picnic venue. After that, we will visit bird hides and look for the mighty Big 5 again.

Where we stop for breakfast and lunch – as the day before – depends on the guide’s choice and the direction he chooses to take in the KNP on the day. We return to the lodge at around 4 pm for a swim, relax and catch up on the last few days of pictures and experiences. We have dinner and get to bed before the next day’s Panorama Tour.

Included

Breakfast

Full Day Kruger Park

Dinner

Excluded

Meals & Drinks not specified

Additional Activities

Day 4 : Hazyview

Thu. 22 Jun 2017

Today we awake slightly later and, after a hearty breakfast at the lodge, we make our way in an air-conditioned closed vehicle towards the Picturesque Mpumalanga Highveld.

We will visit the world’s third largest canyon – the Blyde River Canyon – as well as the Three Rondavels,God's Window and a small town called Graskop, where we will have lunch and do some souvenir shopping. We also visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes, found in the Blade River and surrounding water falls like Lisbon and Mac Mac falls. It is meant to be a relaxed day.

We return in the afternoon for some leisure time, a swim, and time to rest after the past few exciting days. We have dinner and get to bed before the next day’s early morning safari and transfer back home.

Included

Breakfast

Full Day Panorama Tour

Dinner

Excluded

Meals & Drinks not specified

Additional Activities

Day 5 : End of Itinerary

Fri. 23 Jun 2017

Our last day and we depart again on another safari into the Kruger National Park, this is a shorter 4-hour safari, yet it will be within the best possible area in Kruger National Park and many a guides’ very favourite safari areas in Kruger. We will depart the lodge with our Luggage and, after the safari, take you back to where we collected you unless arranged otherwise.

We drop off at any hotel close to the O.R. Tambo International Airport or any Sandton Hotel.

Included

Breakfast

Morning Game Drive

Transfer from Kruger Park to Johannesburg

Excluded

Meals & Drinks not specified

Additional Activities & Transfers

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