Day 1, 2 and 3
Accommodation Type: Chalets/Traditional Bungalows
Includes: Collection from Hoedspruit Airport, Accommodation, brunch and dinner and game drives in closed safari vehicle.
The Kruger National Park is the ultimate place to go on safari in search of the Big 5. Explore South Africa’s premier game viewing destination in style by going on one of our recommended tailor-made tours in order to spot the Big 5 and perhaps even the Little 5. Not only that, but you’ll learn about the most fascinating things that you never stopped to think about – insects, bird life, ecosystems and topography.
The Kruger Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa and one of the world’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries. It is approximately the same size as Israel or Wales and covers 20,720 square kilometers. It extends 350km from north to south and 60km from east to west. There is something intensely magical about spending a night under the African stars next to a crackling fire with nothing but the sounds of the bush and the smell of true South African cuisine.
The Kruger’s unspoiled and untamed environment stirs deep emotions and enables you to experience wild Africa just as you imagined it.
A typical day…
We enter the Kruger National Park (or depart from our restcamp)… and begin our search for Africa’s Big 5 early morning … 2 million hectares of Big 5 and Bush haven famous for its unrivalled diversity of life forms, fused with historical and archaeological sites. Game drives are what the Kruger National Park is all about. The highlight to any day is venturing out into the park, binoculars clutched in one hand whilst the other hangs on to the constantly rolling vehicle as it makes its way through the bush in hopeful hot pursuit of the latest pride of lions, sighted feeding on a kill just over the rise.
Rising early to greet the African dawn and a welcome cup of coffee and rusks, we depart for a whole day’s game viewing (stopping along the way for breaks of course) and continuing the search. Brunch will be enjoyed either at a picnic spot or one of the rest camps in the Park. Back at camp a short siesta can be enjoyed. In the late afternoon we depart on a sunset game drive…. we return to our camp to then have dinner while discussing the exciting day.
At sunset we will enjoy dinner under the stars before retiring for the night to the magical sounds of the African bushveld.
Typical Accommodation: Skukuza
Skukuza is the Kruger National Park’s largest rest camp and administrative headquarters. It is situated on the southern banks of the Sabie River. The camp is well foliaged and there are some lofty trees along the river’s edge. Activities and facilities are diverse, as are the animals and plants found both within the camp and in the surrounding areas.
Day 4 and 5
Accommodation Type: Lodged
Includes: Accommodation, Breakfast, transfers, lunch at Graskop Harry’s Pancakes, touring on Panoramic Route (Closed vehicle) and entrances per person and…
Enroute to Angel’s View.. we enjoy a memorable encounter at Elephant Whispers who are dedicated to securing the future of the African Elephant, and welcome people of all ages to share in the excitement of close encounters with these magnificent creatures. Experience the privilege of little Lindiwe’s compassionate nature, witness Medwa’s remarkable memory and enjoy the thrill of interacting with Tembo. Experienced Elephant Handlers share their in-depth knowledge of fascinating elephant behaviour. Your visit to Elephant Whispers ensures these six incredible mammals continue in their important role as wildlife ambassadors for their own kind.
Staying at Angel’s View…
Majestic views, tranquillity and leisure. That’s what HoyoHoyo Angel’s View Hotel is about. Located on the breath-taking God’s Window escarpment, this luxury hotel has everything needed for a sensational break away.
The one-hundred-hectare estate boasts a blend of natural high-altitude fauna and spectacular landscaped gardens. Capturing the essence of a family’s legacy known as Khoza, this unique destination offers an eclectic combination of luxury accommodation, sweeping lounges and terraces gazing across a never to be forgotten amazing scenic view. Angels View boasts a myriad of facilities that promise to engage our travellers and cater to the most discerning visitors.
Each suite comes standard with a writing / dressing table, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV with DStv / satellite channels and tea and coffee facilities. Facilities of the actual hotel feature Outdoor Pool, Restaurant, Room service and once again WiFi.
The interaction with the elephant offers you the opportunity to touch the elephant, exchange trunk greetings and offer tasty treats.
We experience the panorama …
We can visit places such as Pilgrim’s Rest, Waterfalls, God’s Window & Blyde River Canyon…Situated on the Drakensberg escarpment in Mpumalanga is God’s Window. Just one look down and you will begin to understand why it is called “God’s Window”. With magnificent views, canyons, rock formations and waterfalls, God’s Window is truly an area of breathtaking scenic splendour. It is no wonder that Mpumalanga is known as Paradise Country! Gods Window is so called for the panoramic view of the Lowveld more than 900 m down into lush indigenous forest clad ravine. The majestic cliffs plunge over 700 meters to the Lowveld and the private game reserves which have made the area one of South Africa’s main wildlife destinations. God’s Window is a small part of a 250km long earthwork of sheer cliffs and extravagant beauty. One can observe the hills and forests as far as the eye can see. In fact, it seems as if one can see forever!
Viewing sites are provided along the length of the spectacular Blyde River Canyon including God’s Window, and there are numerous fantastic walks, hiking, horse and mountain bike trails. From the parking area a very steep stepped footpath along the edge of the escarpment leads to the actual view points.
An elegantly designed and individualistic hotel straddles the Drakensberg escarpment on the doorstep of the Panorama route near the tourism haven of Graskop, Mpumalanga in South Africa.
Day 6, 7, 8 and 9
Accommodation Type: Luxury Tented Accommodation
Includes: Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, open game drives and entrance fees per person.
Set in the Olifants West Nature Reserve and Greater Kruger, Imagine Africa Luxury Tented Camp promises rich game viewing and spectacular views, as our boundary with Kruger National Park is open and the Northern Drakensberg Mountains form a majestic backdrop. This owner run small private Camp prides itself on the warm atmosphere offered, delicious food, beautiful views and African style safari tented accommodation. Our unassuming Camp provides an intimate nature experience in a relaxing environment where you can unwind, kick your shoes off and be yourself.
Enjoy lantern lit dinners in our boma or on our open deck under the star studded African sky. Breakfast and lunch is served on the open deck with views of the bush and waterhole frequented by a variety of resident animals. Sunrise and sunset safaris in open 4 x 4 vehicles are the highlights of the day. With our professional field guides, visitors can go in search of some of Africa’s famous variety of mammal and bird life, such as Giraffe, Zebra, African Fish Eagles, Vultures and the notorious Big 5 – Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo.
Imagine Africa has a warm and welcoming atmosphere where you can feel at home and offers an authentic safari experience for all!
The Safari Camp:
Each luxury tent is spacious and built in an elevated position with it’s own special view. The tents are fully furnished and have their own private deck and ensuite bathroom with an outside bath, indoor and outdoor shower and separate toilet. A choice of inverter or eco based air-conditioners and overhead fans are fitted in each tent ensuring that you stay cool during those warm summer nights… and can be set to warm during those colder nights in winter too.
In the main reception area, visitors will find a lounge for those lazy afternoons, and a dining area that keeps visitors dry when it rains. There is a cosy bar complete with a variety of first class South African wines. On the open deck area outside, there is a sunken swimming pool and sun loungers where visitors can enjoy those magical African days in the sun. During the day, the deck has unrivalled views of the surrounding bush, waterhole and mountains in the background. Imagine Africa’s resident staff will ensure that everyone has a memorable stay and becomes part of our continually growing family.
Our African safari-style tents are nestled in between Marula, Knobthorn and Acacia Trees and are perfectly positioned to provide breathtaking views all the way to the amazing Northern Drakensberg Mountains…
Includes: Road Transfer after breakfast from Imagine Africa to Hoedspruit Airport
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Native people called Victoria Falls “Mosi-oa-tunya,” which means ‘smoke that thunders.’disposition for every one.