4 Day Kruger National Park & Breathtaking Panorama Route Tour
Lowveld /Panorama Route of Mpumalanga
One breathtaking view after another – that's South Africa's famous Panorama Route, where you'll experience mountains, sky, forests and the truly impressive Blyde River Canyon, one of the world's largest canyons.The Blyde River Canyon's lush subtropical foliage makes it the world's largest 'green canyon'.
The Mpumalanga Drakensberg escarpment, where the Highveld falls away to the plains of the low-lying country, has more waterfalls than any other area in South Africa. Numerous rivers and streams flow over the jagged edge of the great plateau, waging through ravines and kloofs before descending on the Lowveld floor. All along the courses, there are waterfalls, ranging in size from tiny cascades to dramatic torrents.
Explore this Spectacular Route with it’s stunning views over the Lowveld and it’s beautiful natural wonders.
Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park is South Africa’s most exciting African safari destination. Kruger National Park is one of the largest Game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19,633 square kilometers (7,580 sq mi) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in north eastern South Africa, and extends 360 kilometers (220 mi) from north to south and 65 kilometers (40 mi) from east to west. It became South Africa's first National park in 1926. In the north is Zimbabwe, and to the east is Mozambique.
All the Big Five game animals(Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Rhino) are found at Kruger National Park, which has more species of large mammals than any other African Game Reserve (at 147 species). Out of the 517 species of birds found at Kruger, 253 are residents, 117 non-breeding migrants, and 147 nomads.
Steeped in Legend and History, the iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa is waiting for you to explore its vast landscapes and spectacular views and African wildlife.
Day 1: Transfer to the start of the Spectacular Panorama Route
Generally tours start at 06h00 AM, but departure times can be arranged to suit your needs.
You will be picked up at your Hotel near or from O.R Tambo Airport or from Pretoria.
The scenic drive to the start of the Panorama Route will take approx. 3-4 hours, with a stop along the way to enjoy breakfast at a stopover overlooking a Game enclosure which contains some of Africa's wildlife such as rhino, Buffalo & Plains Game.
The Route starts at the impressive Sudwala Caves, where you will go on a very interesting Cave Tour of about an hour.
Afterwards you will visit the spectacular Lone Creek Falls, the only falls in the region where you could stand at the bottom while mist clouds forms around you. Next will be Mac Mac Falls, on the short walk to the falls, you could marvel at the beautiful crafts of the local people at the stalls set up next to the walkway.
You will then make your way to the Lodge where you will stay your first night.
After arrival, settle in and unwind until dinner.
Day 2: Second part of the Panorama Route and transfer to Kruger National Park
You can enjoy breakfast at 07h30 at the Restaurant.
After breakfast, you'll make your way to the Pinnacle Rock Lookout point with it's amazing view of the Lowveld below.
From there you will head to the stunning Lisbon Falls (highest falls in the region)and Berlin Falls.
Afterwards you will continue with the Panorama Route all alongside the beautiful Blyde River Canyon and visit Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels(best view of the Canyon).
After you have completed the Panorama Route you will be transferred to the iconic Kruger National Park.
When you've entered Kruger National Park, enjoy your first Game drive on the way to your accommodation.
As soon as you have entered the Park you will start to see some wildlife such as Zebra, Impala, Blue Wildebeest also be on the lookout for Buffalo, Leopard, Lion etc.
Arrive at your Rest Camp in the afternoon. There will be time to settle in and relax until dinner.
You can enjoy dinner prepared by your guide under open African skies.
Day 3: Adrenaline packed Bushwalk + Sunset Game drive in an open vehicle
Next morning you can get close to Nature on foot by going on an adrenaline packed Bushwalk starting around 04h00 (duration 3 hours). (The walk could also be substituted with a Sunrise Game drive.)
Afterwards enjoy a tasty breakfast back at camp.
After breakfast, continue with your search for Africa’s animals with another closed vehicle Mid-day Game drive by visiting Riverbeds, waterholes & Lookout points.
The abundance of wildlife in this area attracts all sorts of predators so be on the lookout for Lion, Hayena, Leopard, Cheetah and African wild dogs.
Also don't miss the smaller creatures such as Banded Mongoose, Vervet Monkey, Honey Badger or the impressive Southern Ground-Hornbill and Kori Bustard (heaviest flying bird in the world).
Relax afterwards until it's time to go on an open vehicle Sunset Game drive. See some interesting Nocturnal animals.
After your 3 hour drive return back to your accommodation where your Guide has prepared a delicious dinner under African skies.
Enjoy your last night in the African wilderness.
Day 4: Last Kruger Game drive & transfer to Johannesburg
Depart early and go on a last excursion/Game drive through the Park on your way to the Malelane Gate.
Your guide will take a slow Game drive to provide you with ample time trying to spot the wildlife that eluded you the previous days.
Visit Lookout out points & Waterholes along the way.
Enjoy breakfast at Afsaal Picnic site.
You will exit Kruger National Park early afternoon.
The scenic drive from Malelane back to Johannesburg will take approximately 5 - 6 hours with 1 stop on the way.
Arrive at your specified Destination/Hotel late afternoon/early evening where unfortunately your Safari will come to an end.
It's recommended to overnight at a hotel on your last day of your tour.
Please note - Although we provide a planned itinerary, our Tours are totally flexible and can be customized to suit your needs. You could also go on additional activities such as a visit to the Elephant Sanctuary where you can interact with these amazing Bush Giants or visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
General Tour Information
Although we provide a planned itinerary, our Tours are totally flexible and can be customized to suit your needs. So if there is anything you would like to add or cancel, just let us know and we will gladly send you a new quotation.
The National Parks and Reserves that we operate in are very popular and can get booked out very fast so we recommend that the deposit should be paid as soon as possible to secure the desired booking date.
Availability is extremely limited and cannot be guaranteed until the booking is confirmed.
If the Reservation is made within 30 days of departure we request the full amount to be paid at the time of confirmation. If the Reservation is made more than 30 days prior to departure then a 50% deposit of the full amount is required at the time of booking and the balance is due 30 days prior to the start of the Safari Tour.
Although every effort is made to adhere to schedules/planned itineraries, it should be noted that the Field guides/tour operators of RED AFRICA SAFARIS may be obliged to occasionally change routes/schedules on safaris as dictated by changing conditions. Such conditions may be brought about by road conditions, diversions, weather conditions, traffic, availability of activities etc. RED AFRICA SAFARIS will communicate with you for such itinerary or accommodation changes
The facilities, local prices and amenities mentioned are shown in good faith as generally being available. Should local prices vary, or facilities not be available at certain times as a result of weather conditions, lack of support etc. RED AFRICA SAFARIS cannot be held responsible.
Departure times from camps may vary, depending upon the season.
Children below 6yrs are not permitted on the optional Game drives.
Children below 12yrs are not allowed on any Bush walks.
Adults above 65 yrs need to provide a Doctor certificate when wanting to partake in the Bush walks.
It is essential that persons with any medical problems and/or related dietary restrictions make them known to us before departure.
Please note that there may be other guests/visitors joining you on some of the activities on your Tour such as the open vehicle game drives, bushwalks, Panorama Route etc. Red Africa Safaris can not be held responsible if other guests/visitors do not share the same interests or the same language than you.
It is recommended that clients overnight in Johannesburg the night before the tour and on the last day of the tour. We recommend hotels/B&Bs within 5kms of OR Tambo International Airport.
Please note - Clients could also be picked up straight from the Airport, should your flight arrive early in the morning.
Your Tour is based on Mid-range accommodation but more luxurious, such as 5 star accommodation is also available as well as more budget accommodation.
- Pick-up at Hotel near or from O.R Tambo Airport/Johannesburg or from Pretoria, Phalaborwa, Hoedspruit and Nelspruit
- Drop-off at Hotel near or at O.R Tambo Airport/Johannesburg or at Pretoria, Phalaborwa, Hoedspruit and Nelspruit
- Guided tour in Kruger National Park & Panorama Route in an Air-conditioned vehicle, conducted by a registered and qualified SA Tourism and Field safari guide.
- Kruger National Park Entrance fees (Daily Conservation fees)
- All Panorama Route Entrance fees
- Toll fees + Fuel
- 2 x nights' in a comfortable Bungalow/Chalet with private bathroom facilities at one of Kruger's most popular Rest Camps
- 1 x night's accommodation on the Panorama Route - Hotel room with private bathroom facilities
- 2 x 500ml bottled water per day
- Day 1 - Breakfast & Dinner (Restaurant, main course only)
- Day 2 - Breakfast & Dinner
- Day 3 - Breakfast & Dinner
- Day 4 - Breakfast
- Complete Blyde River Canyon Panorama Route + Sudwala Caves, Lone Creek Falls & Mac Mac Falls
- 1 x Bush walk(Could be substituted with an open vehicle Sunrise Game drive)
- 1 x Sunset Game drive in an open Safari vehicle
- 2 x closed vehicle Excursions/Game drives inside Kruger National Park visiting waterholes, Lookout points and Bird hides
- Airfares to and from South Africa/Visas
- Extra Safari activities - except where specified
- Lunch/beverages/snacks/starters and deserts- except where specified
- All Gratuities
- Medical Aid and Travel Insurance
- Any items of personal nature
Nov 1, 2017 to 31 Oct, 2018 (Rates are pp for 3 days)
2 Persons sharing - ZAR 12 210.00 p. person
4 Persons sharing - ZAR 9300.00 p. person
6 Persons sharing - ZAR 8630.00 p. person
Nov 1, 2018 to 31 Oct, 2019 (Rates are pp for 3 days)
2 Persons sharing - ZAR 13 250.00 p. person
4 Persons sharing - ZAR 10 100.00 p. person
6 Persons sharing - ZAR 9370.00 p. person
Please note that the above prices are only estimated prices for Safari Tours. We would recommend that you request a quotation so that we can provide you with the accurate tariffs. RED Africa Safaris cc. reserves the right to change pricing at any time without prior notice.
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