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South Africa 8 days


An 8 days self drive safari to South Africa from ZAR 16,280.- (app. € 839,- or USD 925,-) per person sharing.

We always use the exchange rate of the day.

Price in South African Rand (ZAR) is the leading price.

Rental Car and professional safaris from KwaMbili Lodge included.

Highlights: Johannesburg – Hoedspruit – ThornyBush Game Reserve – Mpumalanga Highlands

  • All about the South Africa 8 days.

    Code: CaraSpec-08-1
    Country: South Africa
    Number of days: 8 Days
    Accomodation: Boutique Hotel & Lodge
    Start: Johannesburg
    End: Johannesburg

    From R 16.280,- (app. € 839,- or USD 925,-) per person sharing.per person sharing.


    Safariclub South Africa

    Born out of a desire to offer guests a true safari feel throughout their entire African trip, we created the ultimate bespoke overnight accommodation only 5 minutes from OR Tambo airport. 100% privately owned and managed, The Safari Club is one the best loved airport stays in Johannesburg.

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    Blyde River Canyon Lodge

    The Blyde River Canyon Lodge is a hidden jewel, set alongside the sparkling waters of the Blyde River and affectionately sheltered by the majestic Drakensberg Mountains. The lodge offers local and international travellers a unique African bush experience.

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    KwaMbili Safari Lodge

    KwaMbili Game Lodge provides an authentic safari experience at an affordable price. KwaMbili is situated in the Thornybush Game Reserve near Hoedspruit, within the Greater Kruger area. The reserve is home to the Big Five as well as an abundance of other game and bird species.

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    Old Joe’s Kaia

    Old Joe’s Kaia  is a unique and small family owned and managed Country House situated in the magnificent malaria-free Schoemanskloof Valley – the perfect stopover en route to The Kruger National Park, Mozambique, Swaziland, The Panorama or the Lowveld.

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    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Transfer from OR Tambo Airport – The Safari Club Boutique Hotel
    • Overnight at The Safari Club Boutique Hotel inclusive of breakfast
    • Transfer from The Safari Club Boutique Hotel – OR Tambo Airport
    • 2 x nights at Blyde River Canyon Lodge in 2 x luxury rooms inclusive of breakfast daily
    • 3 x nights at Kwambili Safari Lodge inclusive of 3 meals per day and 2 game drives per day
    • 1 x night at Old Joes Kaia in a standard room inclusive of breakfast and dinner
    • 7 days car hire (Group B) inclusive of super cover and unlimited mileage
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • International flight
    • Park fees
    • Meals not specified
    • Drinks
    • Tips
    • Items for personal use
    1. Day 1 Safari Club SA, Johannesburg

      South Africa

      This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the ’Rainbow Nation’, South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of cultures. Discover the gourmet restaurants, impressive art scene, vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches of Cape Town; enjoy a local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browse the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sample some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotting the Cape Winelands. Some historical attractions to explore include the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. Above all else, its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world-famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.



      Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.

      Overnight: Safari Club SA

      Safari Club SA is a lodge with an African theme located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Club is centrally situated in the economic heartland of South Africa – Gauteng Province. The capital city, Pretoria, is approximately 50km away and Johannesburg only 18km. Emperor’s Palace, a world class casino with more than 12 restaurants, is only 7km down the road. The well-known Pilanesberg area with its nature reserves and Sun City complex is 150km by road and it is 400km to the world-renowned Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga.

      The Club has a luxurious yet homely ambience. The public areas comprise lounges, a bar, a business centre as well as a separate breakfast room. A beautiful new swimming pool has been installed to ensure the comfort and relaxation of guests during the hot African summer. The bar is decorated as a tribute to the famous Nguni cattle and adorned with beautiful fittings in this theme.

    2. Days 2 - 3 Blyde River Canyon Lodge, Hoedspruit


      Resting at the foot of the Klein Drakensberg, in the beautiful Limpopo Province, the town of Hoedspruit is surrounded by the largest privately owned conservation area in the world. It is sandwiched between the world famous Kruger National Park and the breathtaking Blyde River Canyon. Hoedspruit serves as a great base from which to explore the surrounding game reserves and natural attractions. This spectacular landscape features towering cliffs shadowing over enormous stretches of bushveld that give way to marula, acacia and mopane woodlands. Within this wilderness paradise, some of Africa’s most captivating wildlife can be spotted. Visitors can enjoy a number of activities including: Big 5 game drives, whitewater rafting, horse riding safaris, visiting the Khamai Reptile Park as well as the Daktari Wildlife Orphanage.

      Overnight: Blyde River Canyon Lodge
      The lodge is situated along the majestic Panoramic Route of Mpumalanga/Limpopo Province, just a 40-minute drive to the Kruger National Parks Orpen Gate.

      Nestled between the breath-taking Drakensberg Mountains and the tranquil Blyde River, Blyde River Canyon Lodge offers travellers a unique bush experience whilst soaking up the beauty of the natural surrounds.

      All rooms are tastefully furnished, fully air-conditioned and are equipped with satellite TV, Internet as well as tea and coffee making facilities.  Each room leads out onto the tranquil gardens where zebra and wildebeest wander by.

      A blend of Victorian and African decor compliments the beauty and majesty of 900 year old Jackelberry trees, whose shade cascades over the pristine lawn areas.

      Full English breakfasts are served daily and delicious country cuisine is available on request for lunch and dinner.

      Rated 4-Star Superior by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, Blyde River Canyon Lodge prides itself in delectable cuisine, quality accommodation and world-class service.

    3. Days 4 - 6 KwaMbili Game Lodge, Thornybush Game Reserve

      Thornybush Game Reserve

      Neighbouring the Timbavati Game Reserve near South Africa’s northeastern border, the Thornybush Game Reserve boasts over 12 000 hectares of pristine wilderness. Lying adjacent to the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Thornybush is home to the Big Five and an array of other African wildlife. The landscape is characterised by open savannah and woodlands interspersed with shrublands and thorny scrub. Visitors have a wonderful choice of upmarket accommodation to choose from and can look forward to an array of activities including: enjoying day and night safaris offering excellent game viewing opportunities, luxury spa pampering, and sampling delicious cuisine.

      Overnight: KwaMbili Game Lodge  

      KwaMbili Game Lodge provides an authentic safari experience at an affordable price. KwaMbili is situated in the Thornybush Game Reserve near Hoedspruit, within the Greater Kruger area. The reserve is home to the Big Five as well as an abundance of other game and bird species. This means good sightings, either while out on game drive or on foot during bush walks. KwaMbili means ”Place of Two” in the local Shangaan language.

      Our knowledgeable rangers will introduce you to the tracks, movements, sights and sounds which give you a window into the secrets of the African bush. Back at the lodge, view wildlife from the safety and comfort of our well-positioned hide. If all this calls for time to just let the experience sink in… take a dip in the swimming pool, just relax in an armchair or enjoy a cool drink at the bar.

      Accommodation at KwaMbili consists of thatched chalets or large Meru style safari tents. All have shower and toilet and electric power, their own patio and mosquito nets over the beds.

      The chalets are positioned closer to the main building and are air-conditioned. Two of the chalets have interleading doors and can be used as a family unit.

      The safari tents are further from the main building, each under a thatched roof. The flaps can be opened or closed according to the weather. They also have an open air shower and toilet.

    4. Day 7 Old Joe's Kaia, Mpumalanga Highlands

      Mpumalanga Highlands

      Set high on the escarpment, the Mpumalanga Highlands feature endless savannah plains meeting steep mountain passes hugging rugged rocky cliffs. The Highlands of Mpumalanga are a playground for nature and adventure lovers. A number of charming, high-altitude, grassland villages are scattered on a sea of cattle ranches which are interspersed with numerous trout fishing locations and mountain hideaways. Aside from the trout and quaint towns the highland scenery and flora and fauna are also major attractions. Visitors can enjoy a number of wonderful activities including: discovering crystal-clear streams and cascading waterfalls, visiting the Highland’s tourism mecca of Dullstroom, as well as horse riding, whiskey and beer tasting, hiking, fly fishing and much more.

      Overnight: Old Joe’s Kaia

      Old Joe’s Kaia  is a unique and small family owned and managed Country House situated in the magnificent malaria-free Schoemanskloof Valley – the perfect stopover en route to The Kruger National Park, Mozambique, Swaziland, The Panorama or the Lowveld.

      This is a little oasis full of surprises. Expect fresh and unpolluted mountain air, fabulous scenery, prolific birdsong, and a wonderful relaxing, homely atmosphere. A beautiful mountain view and birdsong add to the pleasure of the experience. The kitchen produces creative and nutritious vegan breakfasts, using organically homegrown vegetables and herbs.

    5. Day 8 Back to ORT Airport Johannesburg

      Old Joe’s Kaia to OR Tambo International Airport [JNB]

      Distance: 274.85 km; Travel Time: 2:40 hours

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