Economy: ZAR 11 000 per person sharing
Comfort: ZAR 13 400 per person sharing
Activity Package: ZAR 2 500 per person
Single Room Supplement: ZAR 1 500
Blyde River Canyon (Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Gods Window)
Full Day Kruger Safari on open vehicle
1 x Dinner Braai (BBQ
3 x Breakfasts
Day 1 – Johannesburg to Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
On the first day of our adventure, we bid farewell to the bustling city of Johannesburg and embark on a journey across the highveld, heading towards the majestic Drakensberg escarpment in Mpumalanga province. Following the ancient trade routes, to the renowned Panorama Route.
As the afternoon unfolds, we are treated to an array of awe-inspiring natural wonders. Our first stop is Gods Window, a remarkable vantage point offering breath-taking panoramic views of the sprawling lowveld and the vast expanse of Kruger National Park roughly 700m below. The sight is nothing short of magnificent.
Continuing our adventure, we venture towards Bourke’s Luck Potholes, an extraordinary geological formation. These unique potholes, carved by centuries of swirling water, present us with a captivating display of rock formations.
As the day draws to a close, we conclude our day at Three Rondavels. Here, we are greeted by the striking sight of three towering peaks, reminiscent of traditional African rondavels, proudly standing against the horizon. The view is simply mesmerizing, offering us a moment of tranquillity and reflection.
We settle in for the night, finding ourselves perched above the Blyde River Canyon, the third-largest canyon in the world. Surrounded by the breath-taking beauty of the canyon's rugged cliffs and lush greenery, eagerly anticipating the adventures that lie ahead.
|DAY 1: BLYDE RIVER CANYON|
|ECONOMY:||Forever Resorts Blyde or Similar in Graskop|
|COMFORT:||Forever Resorts Blyde or Similar in Graskop|
|MEALS:||Dinner Braai (BBQ)|
|INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:||Blyde River Canyon (Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Gods Window)|
|ROUTE:||Johannesburg to Blyde River Canyon (±450km)|
Day 2: Panorama Route to Hazyview (Southern Kruger), South Africa
Start the day by watching the sun rise over the canyon before embarking on one of the many optional hiking trails, catering to different levels of intensity and duration. You can opt for a relaxed stroll down the canyon to see the Tufa waterfall in just 30 minutes or embark on a more challenging hike that lasts anywhere between 2 to 5 hours.
Hiking in the Blyde River Canyon allows you to take advantage of the spectacular panoramic views and photographic opportunities of the Blyde river canyon and the Three Rondavels from unique vantage points.
Before making our way down the escarpment opt to visit Graskop gorge lift Company for many optional activities, a highlight being the viewing lift takes visitors 51m down the face of the gorge into the indigenous forest below, where wooden walkways & suspension bridges make up a 600m trail.
After morning activities, we make our down the escarpment into the Lowveld home to the world-famous Kruger National Park. Arriving in the town of Hazyview where stay for the next 2 nights.
This afternoon you have an option to embark on an optional 3-hour afternoon/sunset safari in the Kruger Park. Boarding an open safari vehicle. *Booking is essential and your guide can assist.
|DAY 2: HAZYVIEW, SOUTHERN KRUGER REGION|
|ECONOMY ROOM:||Aan de Vliet or similar in Hazyview|
|COMFORT ROOM:||Numbi Hotel or similar in Hazyview|
|OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:||Various self-guided hikes in Blyde River Canyon|
|Activities at Graskop Gorge Lift (see optional activities page)|
|Sunset Safari on Open Safari Vehicle in the Kruger National Park (±3 hours)|
|ROUTE:||Blyde River Canyon to Hazyview (±100km)|
Day 3: Kruger National Park – Full Day Kruger Safari
We'll start the day early, rising before the sun to make it to one of the gates entering the Kruger National Park in time for opening. To ensure we're fuelled for the adventure ahead, we'll be provided with a breakfast pack. It is essential to pack sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and all the necessary safari gear, such as cameras and binoculars.
Our full day safari will be with a specialist guide on an open-air safari vehicle. These 9-seater vehicles are perfectly designed to provide a bird's eye view of the abundant wildlife that calls Kruger home. We'll make stops throughout the day at various animal sightings, waterholes, viewpoints, and even at one of the rest camps for lunch (for own account).
Kruger National Park is South Africa's largest game reserve and a national treasure. Home to an impressive array of species, it boasts 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds, and 147 mammals. With such an incredible diversity of flora and fauna, there's never a dull moment in Kruger.
As the day draws to a close, we'll return to our lodge in the late afternoon, allowing us ample leisure time to relax and unwind before dinner.
|DAY 3: HAZYVIEW, SOUTHERN KRUGER REGION|
|ECONOMY ROOM:||Aan de Vliet or similar in Hazyview|
|COMFORT ROOM:||Numbi Hotel or similar in Hazyview|
|INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS:||Full day Safari on open safari vehicle (±9 hours)|
Day 4: Hazyview to Johannesburg, South Africa
For those seeking an extra dose of adventure, there is an optional early morning safari available (Summer 04:30/Winter 05:00). This allows you to witness the incredible wildlife one last time before our departure back to Johannesburg. Those who opt for this safari will have an early rise, returning to the lodge in time for breakfast. Meanwhile, for those who prefer a more leisurely morning, you can enjoy a well-deserved lie-in.
After breakfast, we bid farewell to the lodge and begin our journey back to Johannesburg. We anticipate arriving in the afternoon, allowing ample time to reflect on the incredible experiences and memories we've made throughout our adventure.
|DAY 4: FINAL DAY|
|OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:||Morning Kruger open safari vehicle (±3hours) 04:30-07:30/05:00-08:00|
|ROUTE:||Hazyview to Johannesburg (±400km)|
Optional Activities (These activities are operated by trusted 3rd party operators)
There is a range of activities that you can choose to participate in that are not included as part of your tour or in the activity package. The pricing indicated in the table below can help you budget for your tour.
Every traveller has different budgets and interests when travelling, as well as weather conditions that may also impact activities available on tour. For that reason, we have kept our itineraries flexible and let you decide on tour with the local experience and knowledge from your guide as to what extra activities you would like to partake in on tour.
- Optional activities are operated by lodges and/or trusted 3rd party operators
- Prices and times may change & subject to availability
- Minimum numbers & weather permitting apply on certain activities
- Optional activities are bookable with your guide on tour
|COUNTRY||AREA||MINIMUM NUMBER||ACTIVITY||DAY: TIME SUMMER/WINTER||RATE GUIDELINE (PER PERSON)|
|Graskop Gorge Lift Company - Entrance fee ZAR 60 per person (not included) may be used to discount Lift Forest Experience.|
|South Africa||Panorama Route||Na||Lift and Forest Experience||Morning||ZAR 240|
|South Africa||Panorama Route||Na||Zipline (120m long across gorge)||Morning||ZAR 250|
|South Africa||Panorama Route||Na||Big Swing (70m free fall)||Morning||ZAR 650|
|South Africa||Panorama Route||Na||Combo Big Swing & Zipline||Morning||ZAR 750|
|South Africa||Southern Kruger Park||*Min 4||Kruger Safari, Afternoon/Sunset (±3 hours)||Afternoon/evening 16:30 – 19:30pm||From ZAR 500 – 2 000|
|South Africa||Southern Kruger Park||*Min 4||Kruger Safari, Sunrise/Morning ±3 hours||Early Morning Summer 04:00am Winter 05:00am||From ZAR 500 – 2 000|
|South Africa||Southern Kruger Park||*Min 4||Kruger Safari, Night Drive ±2 hours||Late Night 20:00 - 22:00pm||From ZAR 500 – 2 000|
Prices correct at time of publishing in December 2022
*Minimum number applies – the party members do not need to be from your travel group, the activity operator requires a minimum number of guests before they will depart!
Who Tours with us
Whether you're traveling alone, with your family, or creating unforgettable memories with your closest friends, a small group tour is an excellent option for a unique, customized travel experience. Please do inform us if you would prefer a private tour (additional rates may apply).
With daily/weekly departures, Footprints in Africa, together with its service providers, provides reasonably priced small group tours and transportation services, catering to groups of 2 to 10 people per vehicle. Private groups larger than 10 traveller’s welcome.
Tour rates may be negotiable depending on the tour and the time of year. It’s always worth asking if discounts or special rates are available, especially if you are booking a larger group or multiple tours.
Economy are twin standard rooms/group houses sometimes with shared bathroom (Basic Rooms)
- Economy is good 2 star, No camping, No sharing in Backpackers
Comfort are private en-suite rooms (Better Standard of Accommodation)
- Comfort is good 3 star
Pre/Post Travel arrangements
If you need any accommodation or tours before or after your trip, please let us know when you make your booking. We can suggest some great places to stay and things to do in Johannesburg and Pretoria. To ensure a stress-free experience, we recommend arriving at least one day before your tour begins and making any onward travel arrangements for the day after the tour ends.
If you plan to fly out of OR Tambo International Airport on the last day of your travels, we suggest reserving a domestic flight that departs no earlier than 19h30 and an international flight that departs no earlier than 21h00. We will not be responsible for any delays or additional travel costs associated with onward arrangements made on the day the tour ends.
Collection / Drop off
We offer guests the convenience of being collected and/or dropped off from most Hotels or Addresses within Johannesburg, Pretoria city limits and in the vicinity of OR Tambo International Airport.
- Collection times will be provided upon booking
- Drop off times vary per itinerary
Passport and Visas
- Before embarking on any international travel, it's important to ensure that you have all the necessary documentation in order. We highly recommend that your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of your exit flight and that you have at least 2 blank pages per country you intend to visit.
- VISAS!!! It's important to note that if you are denied entry to a country for any reason, all additional costs or transportation to re-join the tour will be at your own expense. By taking these precautions, you can help ensure a smooth and hassle-free travel experience.
- Additionally, certain border posts still require a printed-out Covid certificate with a QR code, so be sure to have this on hand when traveling.
Meals and Activities on Tour
Each Itinerary has its own meal plan and highlights/activities that are included, it’s important to read the itinerary carefully to see which are included or if they are for your own cost. Ask us for details should you not understand what’s included in the price.
After Hours Emergency Contact
We have an emergency number that is available after hours to receive calls in case of emergencies. We kindly request that you respect the purpose of this number and use it only in urgent situations. Examples of emergencies that warrant a call include situations such as missing your incoming flight, not being able to locate your guide on the morning of departure, or running late for your tour departure. In case of an emergency, please call +27 83 302 1976. You can also reach us via WhatsApp.
- Panorama Route
- Blyde River Canyon
- Bourke’s Luck potholes
- Three Rondavels
- Gods Window
- Full Day open vehicle game drive in the Kruger National Park