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 Half and Full Day Tours: Nelspruit & Kruger Park Area
 

Half and Full Day Tours: Nelspruit & Kruger Park Area

 

Panorama Route Highlights

Operates:           

Daily at 08.00 or 13.00

Duration:

4 hrs  

Includes:

Transportation, Sightseeing and Entrance Fees as per itinerary.

Notes:

This is a private tour. Minimum 2 passengers.

The mountainous escarpment of Mpumalanga provides us with stunning views of the Lowveld and this day tour offers excellent opportunity to see some of the province’s most spectacular scenery. This area is known as the magnificent Panorama Route. This half day tour includes sights such as God’s Window, with its spectacular views across the Lowveld, the famous Three Rondawels and a visit to the town of Graskop.

Panorama Route

Operates:           

Daily at 09.00

Duration:

8 hrs  

Includes:

Transportation, Sightseeing and Entrance Fees as per itinerary. Lunch.

Notes:

This is a private tour. Minimum 2 passengers.

The mountainous escarpment of Mpumalanga provides us with stunning views of the Lowveld and this day tour offers excellent opportunity to see some of the province’s most spectacular scenery. This area is known as the magnificent Panorama Route. This wonderful full day tour includes sights such as God’s Window, with its spectacular views across the Lowveld, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, with its extraordinary rock formations, the Blyde River Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the World, the famous Three Rondawels and historic Pilgrims Rest (time permitting) where “Wheelbarrow Patterson” discovered gold.   Lunch is included at renowned Harry’s Pancakes in Graskop. (L)

Endangered Wildlife Tour

Operates:           

Daily at 08.00

Duration:

9 hrs  

Includes:

Transportation, Sightseeing and Entrance Fees as per itinerary. Lunch.

Notes:

This is a private tour. Minimum 2 passengers.

A unique tour including visits to two world renowned conservation centres that are successfully helping to preserve injured and endangered birds and animals. Depart from your hotel at around 08:00 and drive to the Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre near Hoedspruit. Embark on a guided tour of the centre where some of the animals and birds might be handled, depending on their condition. During this visit you shall learn about the rehabilitation techniques and treatment of injured, poisoned and abandoned animals & birds of prey. Depart Moholoholo and continue to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. On arrival, enjoy lunch before the educational tour of the breeding and research station. You would have the opportunity to view, from close up, endangered species such as the African Wild Dog and Cheetahs.  (L)

Chimpanzee Eden & Botanical Gardens

Operates:           

Daily at 08.00

Duration:

8 hrs  

Includes:

Transportation, Sightseeing and Entrance Fees as per itinerary. Lunch.

Notes:

This is a private tour. Minimum 2 passengers.

A fascinating day tour which combines conservation, education and botany. Depart from your hotel at around 08h00 and drive to the Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden situated about 15kms outside Nelspruit. We arrive in time to join the tour which includes the feeding of the chimpanzees at 10h00. This is a unique opportunity to view chimpanzees in semi-wild surroundings. Visitors will be captivated by these primates who share 98% of man’s DNA. With every visitor we take to the Sanctuary, we contribute to the rescue of another chimpanzee.  This facility is also world-famous from the “Chimp Eden” series on TV. 

After the tour we stop for lunch before travelling to the Lowveld Botanical Gardens in Nelspruit. Situated on the banks of the Crocodile and Nels Rivers, the 159ha garden is home to around 600 plant species. After a leisurely stroll through the gardens, we return to Hazyview, arriving at around 16h00. (L)

Maputo City Tour (Mozambique)

Operates:           

Daily at 05.00

Duration:

12 hrs  

Includes:

Transportation, Sightseeing and Entrance Fees as per itinerary. Lunch. Ferry to Catembe.

Excludes:

Visa fees

Notes:

This is a private tour. Minimum 2 passengers.

We do not recommend this tour during public or school holidays as the queues can be several kilometres long at the border! Border-crossing can take 30 mins or 2 hours, depending on how busy the border is.

The vibrant city of Maputo, once known as Lourenco Marques, is a city steeped in history, both European and African. The Portuguese started trading here in 1545 and the Dutch East India Company in 1720. Then the British tried to set up a trading post in 1776 but the mosquitoes got the better of them!  The various Portuguese, English and Dutch cultural influences are evident as you drive around the city, but Maputo is overall an African city with a great vibe. Starting at the border post of Ressano Garcia, this is where the “culture” begins!

From the border to the city, the drive is an easy one that takes about an hour. On arrival we stop at a sidewalk coffee house for refreshments before commencing our tour which will include downtown Maputo, the Marginal (beach promenade), the Casa de Ferro (house of iron), which was designed by Gustav Eiffel, the Catholic Cathedral, the Mercado Municipal (Municipal Market), the Railway Station and the Fort of Nossa Senhora de Conceicao (our lady of conception), built in 1781.  We then board the ferry to Catembe, another African experience, which is a 10-minute journey. From Catembe, you get a magnificent view of the Maputo skyline. Lunch is taken at the Catembe Gallery Hotel before taking the ferry back to Maputo and then we start our journey home. Should the ferry not be running, lunch will be taken at the famous Costa do Sol Restaurant at the end of the Marginal.  This is a long day but definitely well worth the visit.  (L)

IMPORTANT!! Visas are required by all passport holders (excluding South African passport-holders), but a visa can be purchased at the border.

Swaziland Tour

Operates:           

Daily at 07.00

Duration:

10 hrs  

Includes:

Transportation, Sightseeing and Entrance Fees as per itinerary. Lunch.

Excludes:

Visa fees

Notes:

This is a private tour. Minimum 2 passengers.

VISA required. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Nsangwini san painting sites accessible to able-bodied visitors.

A fascinating day tour to the mountainous kingdom of the Swazi’s, one of the longest standing dynasties in Africa. Ruled since 1986 by their current King, Mswati III, who is also famous for having 14 wives, the Swazi people are well known for their friendly and welcoming nature. The country consists of lush and fertile valleys and magnificent mountain scenery.

We enter Swaziland at Jeppe’s Reef which is NOT one of the busiest border posts so crossing here should not take too long.  The tour will proceed to visit the Maguga Dam which is located on the Komati River just south of Piggs Peak. This major development has been responsible for the growth in the area’s agricultural activity. The scenic loop road that leads to the dam also hosts a community-initiated view site that provides fantastic views over the vast expanse of water.

Continue to the Nsangwini Rock Shelter which is the largest example of San art in the country and is said to provide the most comprehensive display in Swaziland. The paintings are remarkably clear and informative interpretations are given by members of the Nsangwini community, who manage and maintain the site.

The latter part of the day is spent exploring community initiatives contributing to tourism in the country based on the people’s resourcefulness and creativity. Such projects include the Mantenga Craft Centre, the Swazi Candle Factory and Ngwenya Glass Works. (L)

IMPORTANT!! It is the responsibility of the passenger/traveller to familiarise him/herself with VISA requirements for entering Swaziland and whether these may be purchased on the day at the border or if it needs to be arranged prior to travel.