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9 Day Cultural & Wildlife Tour

 

(Jo’burg / Pretoria / Swaziland / Kruger National Park)

 

Experience a unique Southern African overland safari with Boma Tours

Itinerary:

Day 1
On arrival at Johannesburg  O.R.Tambo International Airport guests will be met by a Boma Tours representative and taken on a tour of Soweto - the largest township in Africa - with a traditional lunch at one of the local restaurants.  Afternoon transfer to their hotel at Lesedi Cultural Village in time for the evening show (traditional dancing and singing to the beat of the African drums).  (DBB).

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Day 2
After a leisurely breakfast at the cultural village we take a tour through the City of Pretoria stopping at the Voortrekker Monument, Church Square, Union Buildings and Melrose House as well as pointing out some of the historic buildings that played such an important part in our early history.  We stop at a shopping mall for a pancake lunch and to make last minute purchases.  Continue on to Mpumalanga Province where we overnight at the Mercure Lodge (or similar) in Nelspruit. (DBB).

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Day 3
After breakfast we drive to the historic town of Barberton, the centre of a major gold strike by our early pioneers before the turn of the century.  The drive to Swaziland is over the Saddleback Pass to the border post at Bulembu.  Follow the route to Piggs Peak then along the Drakensberg Mountains stopping at the Ngwenya Glass factory.  Continue on to Mbabane and the Ezulwini Valley where we spend the night.  Overnight at the Mantenga Lodge or similar.  (DBB).

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Days 4 - 6
After breakfast we visit the many Ezulwini Valley craft markets and Swazi Candles & Baobab Batik.   Continue on through Manzini and on to Mpaka and eastern lowlands to the border post at Mananga.  Here we return to South Africa and drive through Komati Poort and enter the Kruger National Park at the Crocodile Bridge gate.  Once in the Park we drive through an area well known for its Lions, Rhino and Elephant.  You will also see many of the plains animals such as Giraffe, Impala, Wildebeest and Warthogs. We drive to Lower Sabie rest camp (or similar) to check into our accommodation.  Time permitting we do a late afternoon game drive returning to camp just before the gates close for the night.  Freshen up for dinner at the camp restaurant or BBQ.  For the next two days we will concentrate on early morning and late afternoon game drives with a night game drive on the last day.   (Three nights accommodation at a Kruger Park rest camp - DBB).

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Day 7
After a final early morning game drive and breakfast in the Park we drive northwards to leave the Park at the Orpen gate.  That afternoon we visit the Hoedspruit Cheetah Breeding Project with lunch on site.  Continue on to the hot water resort at Aventura Swadini for our overnight.  (One night accommodation at Swadini - DBB).

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Day 8
Next day
we visit the Animal Rehabilitation / Birds of Prey centre at Moholoholo which is located on the eastern slopes of the Drakensberg Mountains.  En-route to the Panorama Route we stop for lunch then drive along the Blyde River Canyon stopping at some of the scenic areas such as: Three Rondavels, Bourke's Luck Potholes, Lisbon Falls and God's Window.  This takes us to the end of the day and in time to check into our accommodation at Graskop Hotel, a charming hotel on the edge of the highveld escarpment.  (One night accommodation at the Graskop Hotel - DBB).

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Day 9
After a hearty breakfast we stop at Pilgrim’s Rest, an historic gold mining town dating back to 1873.  Thereafter guests are transferred back to Johannesburg ORTambo International Airport or Hotel in Johannesburg or Pretoria where the tour ends.

·         Minimum of two persons:    R 29 900 per person sharing.     R 35 900 per single room. 

·         Minimum of four persons:    R 23 700 per person sharing.     R 29 700 per single room. 

·         Minimum of six persons:     R 20 600 per person sharing.     R 26 600 per single room.

*****   Children under 12 (accompanied by two adults) less 50%   *****

Price includes Airport/Hotel pick up & drop off:  3-4* accommodation:  Meals as indicated:  Transport with two/three persons in a light air-conditioned vehicle : Transport with four or more persons in an air-conditioned 7-10-seater Minibus:  Daily game drives:  Night game drive:  Kruger entrance/conservation fees:  Price excludes lunches and drinks. 

Nights

Accommodation

Area

Basis

Activity

1

Lesedi Cultural Village /Hotel

Pretoria

DBB

Lesedi Cultural Village experience show & dinner

1

Mercure Lodge

Nelspruit

DBB

Morning Pretoria City Tour

1

Ezulwini Valley

Mbabane (Swaziland)

DBB

Visit a glass factory and various craft markets  

3

Kruger Park Rest Camps

Kruger National Park

DBB

Early morning and late afternoon game drives plus night game drive

1

Swadini Drakensberg Resort (hot springs)

Drakensberg Mountains 

DBB

Visit Kapama Cheetah Project & Moholoholo Rehab. Centre

1

Graskop Hotel

Graskop

DBB

Panorama Route / Drakensberg Mountains

***Guests may wish to replace the last two nights with two nights in the “Big 5” Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve***

·         Minimum of two persons:    R 36 500 per person sharing.     R 42 600 per single room. 

·         Minimum of four persons:    R 30 600 per person sharing.     R 36 300 per single room. 

·         Minimum of six persons:     R 26 700 per person sharing.     R 32 700 per single room.

*****   Children under 12 (accompanied by two adults) less 50%   *****

Nights

Accommodation

Area

Basis

Activity

1

Lesedi Cultural Village /Hotel

Pretoria

DBB

Lesedi Cultural Village experience show & dinner

1

Mercure Lodge

Nelspruit

DBB

Morning Pretoria City Tour

1

Ezulwini Valley

Mbabane (Swaziland)

DBB

Visit a glass factory and various craft markets  

3

Kruger Park Rest Camps

Kruger National Park

DBB

Early morning and late afternoon game drives plus night game drive

2

Elephant Plains or Nkhoro Bush Lodge

Sabi Sand 

FB

Open vehicle game drives & bush walk

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