The degree of satisfaction and enjoyment you feel at the end of each day and the end of the trip will depend on you and your capacity to enjoy yourself. This capacity, combined with an active and enquiring mind and a willingness to participate, is essential for all our tours. If you wish to be pampered and amused with minimal effort on your part, then our tours are not for you. Participation is essential on all trips and everyone is expected to help with chores to ensure the smooth running of the tour. A degree of flexibility is also essential because of the nature of the parameters in which we have to operate.
Day 1 - North West Province - Pilanesberg National Park.
An early departure from Johannesburg/Pretoria as you are transferred to the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, a relatively new park only about 2-hours drive away in the North West Province. At 55 000 hectare, the Park is home to the "Big Five" (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo), 50 other species of large mammals, and 354 bird species. The entire park is situated in the remains of a 1 200 million year old volcanic crater. The night is spent in a new luxury game lodge inside the Park. The luxurious suites are located on the edges of a natural amphitheatre, each features full en suite bathroom, mini bar fridges, air-conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities. Included are late afternoon and early morning game drives in specially adapted open safari vehicles.
Accommodation: Kwa Maritane lodge.
Rates are inclusive of meals (Breakfast & Dinner) 1 nights accommodation. 1 open vehicle safari per day PP.
Distance traveled: 220 km.
Day 2 - North West Province - Pilanesberg National Park
An early wake up call signals the start of yet another exciting day in Big Five territory. You depart on an early morning safari in open 4x4 vehicles after which you return to the lodge for a late breakfast. During the heat of the day you can relax around the sparkling pool or at your luxurious chalet. This evening another safari in open 4x4 vehicles is undertaken, followed by a scrumptious South African dinner.
Accommodation: Kwa Maritane Lodge. Rates are inclusive of meals (Breakfast & Dinner), 1 open vehicle safari, and 1 night accommodation PP.
Day 3 - End of Safari
After a final open vehicle game drive and a late breakfast you are collected at the lodge and transferred back to Johannesburg / Pretoria. Drop off is at a hotel or guest house of your choice, or the Oliver Tambo International Airport.
Distance traveled: 220 km.
All accommodation, Lodges all transfers, game drives and activities as per the itinerary, all meals that are indicated (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner) and tea/coffees, services of a professional guide, entry and activities included on itinerary and transport in specialized safari vehicles.
Restaurant meals, visa, tips, curios, optional excursions beverages (alcohol, soft drinks and bottled mineral water), insurance to cover for cancellation and curtailment, medical, baggage, emergency evacuation and flights.