Wild and Scenic Tour (4 Days)

Panorama Route tour

The 4-day Wild and Scenic Tour is the ideal short tour to see the Kruger National Park and Panorama Route. This English and German guided tour departs and returns to Johannesburg. It is also possible to self-drive or you can have a guide drive you on a private Kruger tour. The scheduled tour departs on certain Sundays with a maximum of 8 people. For the self-drive and private tour, you can depart on any day. However, there could be an additional cost for other dates.

See the sights of Pretoria before heading out of the city to enjoy ‘Big 5’ game viewing in the Kruger National Park. Discover Africa at a private game lodge and explore the awe-inspiring Panorama Route.

Kruger and Panorama Route Tour
Wild and Scenic Tour map showing the number of nights staying at each place

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Wild and Scenic Tour Highlights

Historial sites in Pretoria
Kruger National Park game viewing
Tick off the Panorama Route sights
‘Big 5’ 5-star private game lodge
Open safari vehicle game drives

Wild and Scenic Tour Summary

DayPlace
Day 1Johannesburg to Hazyview via Pretoria (±455km)
Day 2Kruger National Park (±80km)
Day 3Hazyview to Hoedspruit via Panorama Route (±220km)
Day 4Hoedspruit to Johannesburg via Dullstroom (±460km)
Wild and Scenic Tour Full Itinerary

Day 1, Sunday

After breakfast, the tour departs from Johannesburg to White River by way of Pretoria. In Pretoria, guests visit the Voortrekker Monument which is one of the largest museums in South Africa where guests will view the biggest marble frieze in the world. The tour continues to the Union Buildings, where guests can enjoy the views and have a photo opportunity at the Nelson Mandela statue. Enjoy lunch en route (own account) to the Lowveld. Arrive at the hotel bordering Kruger National Park in the late afternoon, and enjoy time at leisure before dinner.

Overnight at Kruger Gate Lodge or similar – Dinner and breakfast

Nelson Mandela statue at the Union Buildings in Pretoria

Day 2, Monday

Guests wake up early and receive a breakfast pack to enjoy in the iconic Kruger National Park. Join an open safari game drive, spending a half day in the park. Track the ‘Big 5’ and a variety of other wildlife and bird species. The park boasts one of the largest and most successful conservation schemes in the world, and the diversity of fauna and flora promises an unforgettable bushveld experience. Exit the park in time for lunch at the hotel (own account). Spend time at leisure at the hotel and enjoy some quiet time next to the swimming pool or on the deck overlooking the park. Guests embark on another game-viewing experience in a closed vehicle. Arrive at the hotel in time for dinner around a campfire.

Overnight at Kruger Gate Lodge or similar – Dinner and breakfast

South Africa safari
Lion

Day 3, Tuesday

After an early breakfast, guests head to two of Mpumalanga’s most magnificent topographical attractions: The Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels. The Panorama Route affords guests memorable views of the more significant sites in this area including God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and The Pinnacle. Once at the lodge, guests enjoy high tea before heading off for an afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle, then returning to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight at Makalali Main Lodge or similar – Dinner, breakfast, and 2 game activities

Wild and Scenic Tour
Makalali Boma Dinner

Day 4, Wednesday

Guests go for an early morning game drive in an open safari vehicle and then head back to the lodge for breakfast. The tour then heads back to Johannesburg, via the charming town of Dullstroom, where guests can stop for lunch (own account) and take short a walk through the town (time permitting). The tour returns to Johannesburg in the late afternoon.

Wild and Scenic Tour Rates

Scheduled Tour Rates from 1st November 2022 until 31st October 2023: R 19,595 per person sharing (Single Supplement: R 11,760). Children from 7-11 years pay R 9,800.

Wild and Scenic Private Tour Rates
Number of travelers until 31st October 2023Per Person Rate
1 personR44 650
2 peopleR25 490
3 peopleR20 995
4 to 6 peopleR20 045
7 to 9 peopleR18 525
10 to 14 peopleR16 470
Single SupplementR5 145

Wild and Scenic Scheduled and Private Guided Tour Includes:

Accommodation: 4-star hotels and 5-star private game lodge
Meals: 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners
Entrance Fees: Voortrekker Monument, Blyde River Canyon, Lisbon Falls, God’s Window, Pinnacle, conservation fees into Kruger National Park, and a private game reserve
Excursions: Short Pretoria city orientation tour, two Kruger National Park game drives in a closed vehicle, afternoon and morning open safari vehicle in a private game reserve
Green Seat: SANParks Honorary Rangers, Endangered Wildlife Trust, Trees for Tourism

Wild and Scenic Tour Self-drive Rates and Inclusions
Number of travelers from 1st November 2022 until 31st October 2023Per Person Rate
1 person Group B Car HireR20 545
2 people Group B Car HireR14 415
3 – 4 people Group V Car HireR14 410
5 – 7 people Group E Car HireR14 350
Single SupplementR3 995

Wild and Scenic Self-Drive Tour Inclusions:

Accommodation: 4-star hotels and 5-star private game lodge
Meals: 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners
Arrival English Airport Meet and Assist
Air-conditioned vehicle of appropriate size (Europcar Group B, V, or E) including Tourism levy, 15% VAT, Carbon Emissions Tax, Airport Surcharge, Unlimited mileage, and Document admin fee. You will also receive a VIP Card giving you discounts / value adds.
Select conservation fees and excursions as per the itinerary
Green Seat: SANParks Honorary Rangers, Endangered Wildlife Trust, Trees for Tourism

Exclusions

Travel insurance, tolls, flights, airport transfers, visa fees, porterages, meals not mentioned, optional excursions, gratuities, and personal expenses

Scheduled Tour Departure Dates

Set departure dates available
Tour Language:Bilingual – English and German
November 20226, 13, 20, 27
December 20224, 11, 18, 25
January 20231, 8, 15, 22, 29
February 20235, 12, 19, 26
March 20235, 12, 26
April 20232, 9, 16, 23, 30
May 20237, 14, 28
June 20234, 11, 18, 25
July 20232, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 20236, 13, 20, 27
September 20233, 10, 17, 24
October 20231, 8, 15, 22, 29

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