Family trip in Limpopo, Kruger National Park and Kwazulu Natal
Family trip in Limpopo, Kruger National Park and Kwazulu Natal
Price from EUR 7200 for 2 adult & 2 kids for 2 adults and two kids - ZAR 120.000
603 kg CO2 e
On arrival at the airport in Johannesburg, one of our representatives will meet you, answer any questions you might have and help you on to your transfer to your accommodation. Of course we will have a small gift for the kids! Too tired after a long flight, not to worry, we can come meet you tomorrow morning during breakfast.
Enjoy a lie-in and a leisurely breakfast, before being picked up at your accommodation and departing on a half day tour of the Cradle of Humankind. The tour will allow you to step back in time to when man first walked the earth. Examine fossils and skulls of our ancestors and learn how we evolved from apes. kids will love Maropeng Visitor Centre with its interactive displays, which makes it a lot of fun to explore our ancient relatives.
After breakfast this morning, a transfer can take you back to the airport where you can collect the rental car. First stop is the Waterberg region of Limpopo province, where you can stay for 2 nights at fantastic fairtrade and family friendly Game Reserve.
During your 2-night stay, 2 game drives a day are included. Game drives take place on the Game Reserve’s private land, as well as on the neighbouring Welgevonden Game Reserve. Since there are no predators, this destination is perfect to go on a bush walk as a family, on your own, or with a bicycle. On Welgevonden Game Reserve however, you can find the Big 5!
Day at leisure. So while parents can relax by the pool or go on a walk, the kids can go on a Kids Safari. Kids Safari will transform them into true rangers. Together with the real ranger they go on a safari expedition in a game view vehicle to learn everything about the bush, animals, birds and reptiles. All kids receive a safari pack which includes juice, some snacks and an interactive safari booklet. They can use this booklet while they observe, learn and play out on the safari expedition.
Check out is after breakfast and you can continue your trip deeper into Limpopo. The next 2 nights are at a lovely country bed and breakfast situated in the forest near Tzaneen.
Near Tzaneen is Magoebaskloof, known as the ‘Land of the Silver Mist’. This is where you can go on an exhilarating canopy tour through the treetops along the river, safely strapped into a harness. The activity is fun for the whole family, and it ends with a light lunch back where the tour started. In the afternoon you could go explore the area. Nearby is the little village of Haenertsburg with a second-hand bookshop, coffee shops with coffee and cake and views over the surrounding hills. Wegraakbosch Organic Farm is also a great place where the kids can help collecting eggs from the farm’s hens, feeding the calves, or even milking a goat!
Today is only a short drive to Phalaborwa, situated on the edge of the Kruger National Park. You can stay for 2 nights in a fully equipped self-catering villa, with the option of having breakfast and other meals at the adjacent lodge.
Today is at leisure to relax by the swimming pool, visit the Kruger National Park in your own car, or book a game drive in an open 4×4 safari vehicle. Whatever you fancy, this is Africa!
Today is the perfect day to enter the world-famous Kruger National Park at Phalaborwa Gate. From here it’s a leisurely 83km to Olifants Rest Camp where you can stay for 2 nights. It’s a great idea to buy a map of the park when you enter at Phalaborwa Gate. It contains a wealth of information on the animals, birds and trees of the park, and it shows all the tarred and gravel roads on which you are allowed to drive. It also points the way to rest stops, picnic areas and waterholes. Stopping for a while at a waterhole is usually very rewarding, as animals emerge from the bush to slake their thirst. Please remain seated safely in your car, the show is about to begin!
A typical day in Kruger starts by rising before sunrise, taking in the beautiful colours on the horizon and venturing out into the park as soon as the camp gate opens. Pack a picnic basket or plan your day so that you return to the camp by lunchtime. Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing by the pool or sitting on a bench looking out over the bush and taking in that one-of-a-kind bush smell, one only finds on an African Safari.
There is so much more to discover on your trip. If you drive through the park in a southerly direction and exit the park at Paul Kruger Gate or Phabeni Gate, you can continue from there to Hazyview where there is a fantastic glamping bush tent, with a wood-fired jacuzzi waiting on you.
The beautiful landscapes of the Panorama Route and the Blyde River Canyon are all yours to explore today. It truly is magnificent.
Eswatini is one of the smallest countries in Africa, but a true gem worth visiting. The country has its own culture and traditions, and many people live simple lives in rural areas dotted with small villages. Many hills and rivers are to be seen as you drive through the countryside.
A visit to eSwatini is not complete without a visit to Phophonyane Falls Nature Reserve. You can find beautiful hiking trails here, the shortest takes around 1 hour and the longest 3 hours to walk. Each trail has several viewpoints of waterfalls, rock pools and forests along the way. The perfect place for a well-deserved with your feet in the water.
On the way back to South Africa, you head to the northern region of KwaZulu-Natal province, close to the border with Mozambique. A pleasant drive, Kosi Bay is part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and is one of the most beautiful and pristine lake systems on the African coast. The area is historically the home of the Tsonga people, whose customs and traditions can be witnessed on excursions from your lodge.
One day is not nearly enough to experience everything that Kosi Bay has to offer! You can snorkel at Kosi Bay Mouth, go on a guided tour of the traditional fish traps of the Tsonga people, enjoy a boat cruise on the Kosi lake system which stretch over a distance of 18km, go birding or canoeing.
Today a drive south along the Indian Ocean shoreline towards Durban, the accommodation is nearly right on the swimming beach. The next 2 days you can simply relax and enjoy the warm ocean beach vibes and the exquisite cuisine of South African Indian curries only found in Durban.
Day at leisure.
Day 19, 20 & 21
After breakfast and morning coffee or tea, the drive into the interior of KwaZulu-Natal province can begin. The world famous Drakensberg mountains are on the horizon! They form an impenetrable barrier between South Africa and Lesotho. You can stay for 2 nights at a resort nestled in the foothills of the northern Drakensberg, where the scenery will simply take your breath away.
One could be as active or as relaxed as one wants to be. There are more than enough activities to keep the kids occupied, and the fresh mountain air will make you want to try one of the many hiking trails in the area.
A rather sad day, the drive back to Johannesburg, where you will catch your flight home. We hope to see you back soon!