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Timbavati Self Drive Safari

  • Safari Information
  • - Departure; Daily
  • - Duration; 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • - Lodging; Safari Lodge & Guest House
  • - Group Size; Minimum 1
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Days 1 - 3: Timbavati Game Reserve
- We offer two options as to where you can fly into;
    - Johannesburg International Airport
    - Hoedspruit Airport (this option significantly cuts down driving time).
- On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport or Hoedspruit Airport, pick up your rental car and self drive to the Timbavati Game Reserve.
- Arrive at Motswari Game Lodge and should time allow depart on a late afternoon game drive.
- The next few days are spent viewing, photographing and experiencing the wonders of the Timbavati.
- Safari Highlights;
    - Two game drives a day
    - Wildlife walks
    - Pre-lunch safari interest talks
    - Motswari's "The Leopard Man"
    - Big 5
    - Wilddog
    - Cheetah
    - Spotted Hyena
    - 147 species of mammals
    - 517 species of birds
    - Optional spa treatments
- Estimated travelling time from Johannesburg: ± 6 hours = 487km
- Estimated travelling time from Hoedspruit Airport: ± 40 minutes.
- Accommodation; Motswari Game Lodge

Days 4 - 5: Mpumalanga Scenic Route
- After your morning game drive and breakfast, depart for the Mpumalanga Scenic Route.
- Estimated travelling time from Timbavati: ± 2 - 2.5 hours (travelling at a leisurely pace).
- Check into your chosen establishment.
- The following few days are at your complete leisure, explore the area or simple just relax the choice is yours.
- Mpumalanga Day Tours, numerous day and half day tours available (optional);
    - Shangaan Cultural Village
    - Panorama Route tour
    - Helicopter tours
    - White water rafting
    - Horse trails
    - Balloon safaris
- Distance; Timbavati to Hazyview = 133km

Day 6: Safari ends
- After your morning game drive and breakfast, depart for Johannesburg ± 4 to 5 hours (travelling at a leisurely pace).
- Distance; Mpumalanga to O.R Tambo International Airport = 232km
- Distance; 381km



  • Rates on Request, budget dependant
  • 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

  • Safari Includes
  • - Accommodation based on budget
  • - Vehicle based on budget
  • - Meals as stated
  • - Activities as stated
  • Safari Excludes
  • - Activities not included in above itinerary
  • - Visas
  • - Insurance
  • - Local and International Flights
  • - Items of a personal nature
  • - Fuel costs
  • - Car Hire Insurance
  • - Gratuities

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