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Meander South Africa Safari

  • Safari Information
  • - Departure; Daily
  • - Duration; 21 Days / 20 Nights
  • - Lodging; Safari Lodges, Hotels and Guesthouses
  • - Group Size; Minimum 2
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Day 1: Johannesburg
- On arrival into Johannesburg Airport a meet, greet and transfer service awaits to transfer you to your overnight accommodation.
- Please be on the lookout for your driver with signboard in the arrivals hall.
- 1 night at Outlook Lodge in a Standard Room on a Bed and Breakfast Basis.
- NB: Dinner is available on request, please give 24 hours notice.

Days 2 - 4: Johannesburg to Panorama Route
- This morning approx 09h30 you hire vehicle will be delivered.
- After check out, head into the 'Lowveld' and the Panorama Route of Mpumalanga.
- Explore this region for all that it has on offer.
- 3 nights at Chestnut Country Lodge in a Standard Room on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Basis.
- Highlights: Pilgrims Rest, Blyde River Canyon, God's Window, Bourke's Lucke Potholes, Three Rondavals.
- Distance: 370 kms
- Approx. Drive Time: 4.30 hours

Days 5 - 6: Panorama Route to the Sabi Sand
- Time for a bit of safari, by experiencing a couple of nights in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.
- 2 nights at Umkumbe Safari Lodge in a Standard Chalet on a Fully Inclusive Basis (all meals, game walks and game drives, teas & coffees).
- Please note that all extras are to be paid in cash at the lodge. There are no credit card facilities at the lodge.
- Distance: 60 kms
- Approx. Drive Time: 1.30 hours

Days 7 - 8: Sabi Sand to Dawsons
- After morning game drive and breakfast, check out and head south towards the Swaziland border.
- A few nights at a small lodge and trout farm – real peace and tranquillity out here.
- 2 nights at Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge in a Standard Tent on a Full Board Basis (breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner).
- Activities on offer: Quad biking, game drive, archery, fishing, hiking, walking trails, mountain biking and birding.
- Distance: 195 kms
- Approx. Drive Time: 3.30 hours

Day 9: Dawsons to Swaziland
- After breakfast, check out and onward to Swaziland! (no visa required – just have space in your passport).
- 1 night at Forester's Arms Hotel in a Standard Room on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Basis.
- Highlights: Canopy Tree Top tours, Visit a traditional Swazi Healer, Cultural villages, Swazi Candles.
- Distance: 140 kms
- Approx. Drive Time: 2.00 hours (excluding boarder crossing/ immigration formalities)

Days 10 - 12: Swaziland to Zululand
- Back into South Africa and to the coastal area of KwaZulu-Natal.
- 3 nights at Kosi Forest Lodge in a Standard Room on a Fully Inclusive Basis (of accommodation, meals, teas & coffees, guided canoe trip and guided walk in Raffia Forest and Kosi sundowner excursion at Lake Shengeza).
- Highlights: Beaches, birdlife, canoeing.
- Distance: 290 kms
- Approx. Drive Time: 5.20 hours (excluding boarder crossing/ immigration formalities)

Days 13 - 14: Zululand to Hluhluwe
- 4x4 transfer back to secure parking and collection you vehicle.
- Leaving the coast behind you, head back inland and the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve.
- 2 nights at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge in a Bush Suite on a Fully Inclusive Basis (accommodation, all meals, teas/coffees and game drives daily).
- Highlights: Wildlife, Birdlife, Big 5 game drives.
- Distance: 175 kms
- Approx. Drive Time: 3.00 hours

Days 15 - 17: Hluhluwe to Durban
- After your morning game drive and breakfast, onward south to South Africa's Beach Playground – Durban!
- 3 nights at Sylvan Grove Guesthouse in a Standard Room on a Bed and Breakfast Basis.
- Highlights: Durban City , Valley of 1000 Hills, Natal Shark's Board, uShaka Marine World, Gateway Shopping, beaches.
- Distance: 255 kms
- Approx. Drive Time: 3.00 hours

Days 18 - 20: Durban to Drakensberg
- The Central Drakensberg awaits.
- En-route it is highly recommended that one stops of and takes in the Midlands meander route.
- 3 nights The Cavern in a Standard Room on a Full Board Basis (three meals daily, teas and most activities; access to our exceptional wilderness through guided walks; TV - Lounges (SABC & M-Net) and picnic lunches when requested).
- Highlights: Trekking and Hiking, Birding, Bushman Rock Paintings, Royal Natal National Park, The Amphitheatre.
- Distance: 295 kms
- Approx. Drive Time: 3.45 hours

Day 21: Meander South Africa Safari Ends
- Sadly your time is coming to an end in South Africa.
- Leaving the Drakensberg behind you, head north back to Johannesburg for overnight.
- 1 night gain at Outlook Lodge in a Standard Room on a Bed and Breakfast Basis.
- Distance: 320 kms
- Approx. Drive Time: 4.20 hours



  • Rates from: ZAR 35 000.00
  • Please treat all rates as a guide only.
  • Rates will change as per vehicle, room type.
  • Per person sharing.
  • Rates are in South African Rands.
  • *Rates may vary according to season.
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

  • Meander South Africa Safari Includes
  • - En-suite accommodation on double/twin sharing basis.
  • - All meals as stated.
  • - All scheduled activities as offered by the lodges mentioned above.
  • - Tourism Levies and taxes.
  • - Vehicle: Group C (Toyota Corolla or Similar) – Seats 4.
  • Safari Excludes
  • - Beverages and bar accounts (unless stated).
  • - Gratuities and Porterage.
  • - Sightseeing and activities other than those specified.
  • - Park Entrance fees and Conservation Levies.
  • - Toll Fees.
  • - Comprehensive Travel Insurance.
  • - All items of a personal nature.
  • Safari Notes;
  • - Route / Distance / Drive Time – all approx as per Google Maps.
  • - Times listed as hours.minutes.
  • - Please consult your doctor or pharmacist, as you will be heading into some low risk malaria areas.
  • - Please ensure that you have valid travel and cancellation insurance.
  • - Please check you visa requirements as Uyaphi.com DO NOT handle visas.

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