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Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Johannesburg. (N)Days 2-3: Lapalala
You will be met by our VIP meet and greet service, before collecting your premium package category M rental vehicle and driving north to the Lapalala Wilderness Reserve. Lapalala attracts a variety of different animals to its diverse landscapes, including leopards, baboons, crocodiles, zebras and impalas. The assortment of environments has also made it the ideal location for several conservation projects, resulting in growing populations of vulnerable wildlife such as white and black rhinos and wild dogs. Search for them all on morning and afternoon guided game drives during your full day on the reserve. Stay 2 nights at Tintswalo Lapalala. (D) (B, L, D)Days 4-6: Soutpansberg mountains
Travel north-east towards the Soutpansberg mountains. Nestled among the verdant slopes is the Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge where you will stay for 3 nights. Enjoy some of the many scenic hiking trails, do a spot of birdwatching and learn about the community based projects that are at the heart of everything the lodge does. An art and culture tour is also included which introduces you to the colourful homes, markets and workshops of the surrounding villages known for their beautiful woodwork, pottery, textiles and sculptures. (B, D)Days 7-8: Mapesu Game Reserve
Drive close to South Africa’s northernmost border to the Mapesu Game Reserve. The reserve is another conservation project in action with cheetahs, rhinos, elephants and buffaloes just some of the species to have been released there in recent years. The nearby Mapungubwe National Park is home to many other animals, including lions. You will have the chance to join included safari activities and/or landscape and cultural drives. Stay 2 nights at Mopane Bush Lodge. (B, L, D)Days 9-10: Makuleke Concession – Kruger National Park
Follow the border east to the northern section of Kruger National Park. The Makuleke Concession offers fantastic game viewing with animals often crossing the Limpopo and Luvuvhu rivers that converge here. The region is also of geological interest, with dinosaur hunters finding a wealth of riches within the ancient rocks. Activities here include game drives and bush walks as well as visits to the Lanner Gorge and Fever Tree Forest. Stay 2 nights at Pafuri Camp. (B, L, D)Days 11-13: Khaya Ndlovu Game Reserve
Trace a path southwards to the Khaya Ndlovu Game Reserve. No activities are included here, but you can use the safari skills learned earlier in the journey to enjoy self-driven game drives in the reserve and nearby Kruger National Park. You may also want to explore the Panorama Route, offering sumptuous vistas across the surrounding Lowveld escarpment and canyons. Stay 3 nights at the Khaya Ndlovu Manor House. (B, D)Days 14-15: Fly to London, via Johannesburg
Return your rental vehicle at Hoedspruit Airport before flying to Johannesburg and onwards to London, arriving the following day. (B) (N)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Superior tour
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Pafuri Camp is situated in the far northern sector of Kruger National Park, nestled between the banks of the Limpopo and Luvuvhu rivers. Embraced by mountains and gorges, it is a land of baobab and fever trees, great cats and huge herds of elephant. The large decks are the perfect place to sit and watch for elephant, nyala, waterbuck or bushbuck coming to drink from the Luvuvhu river. Camp activities include wildlife drives, guided bush walks, bird walks, an outing to the Makuleke village and an optional excursion to Thulamela, a 500-year-old rock-walled civilisation.Features: 19 luxury tents, bush bar, swimming pool, alfresco dining area, large deck.<br>Room amenities: King-size beds, private bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, mosquito nets, private deck.
Mopane Bush Lodge is a tranquil retreat within the 7,200 hectare Mapesu Private Game Reserve, ideally located for visits to Mapungubwe National Park and the Unesco site of the ancient Kingdom of Mapungubwe. There are 19 thatched chalets and sumptuous meals are served in the boma area, around the pool or out in the bush.Features: 19 guestrooms, restaurant, outdoor pool, bar, lounge, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Safe, air conditioning, hairdryer, kettle, minibar.
The Madi a Thavha Mountain Lodge, located in the Soutpansberg Mountains, is a characterful property that offers a unique stay in a choice of two guestrooms or six guest suites. Decorated in vibrant colours and serving wholesome, home cooked meals, the lodge is a charming retreat that forms an important part of the community. The region offers some of South Africa's best hiking trails and most rewarding cultural experiences.Features: 6 suites and 2 guestrooms, restaurant, garden, lounge, outdoor pool, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Television, kettle, hairdryer, fan, safe.
In a private game reserve not far from the Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon - the world's third largest canyon - lies Khaya Ndlovu Manor House. The luxurious colonial style suites all have superb views of the tropical gardens, frequented by passing monkeys and birdlife. The property also features a relaxing spa and has fabulous views of the Northern Drakensburg mountain range.Features: 8 rooms, restaurant, outdoor pool, spa, bar, lounge, gardens, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Fan, kettle, hairdryer, safe.
Low season from £4665 per person
High season from £4895 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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