KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (day tour)
R1800.00 including park entry fees per person (minimum 2 pax) ecluding food and drinks
Panorama Route - Half Day Tour (please ask for quotes)
4-5 hours Including all entrance fees, guide & transport. Excluding food & drinks.
Our journey begins at the Pinnacle, by the edge of a gorge, surrounded by indigenous forest and waterfalls with the Lowveld setting the backdrop. We move on to the infamous God’s Window which offers a spectacular view of the Lowveld as far as the eye can see. Here there is a slow upward climb to the semi-tropical rainforest with several viewpoints on the way. Next, we discover the Bourke’s Luck Potholes where the Blyde River Canyon begins and where gold was once found, proving to be a spiritual area and meeting point for the locals ever since. Meander over bridges and hop over rocks to witness the power of nature’s elements. There is a kiosk here serving fast food, refreshments and ice cream, but not always guaranteed to be open so probably best to bring some along! Moving on we arrive at the true wonder of nature’s creation, The Three Rondavels, guarding the canyon with its greenery, dramatic splendour and encapsulating river route. Last but not least, on our return to Graskop we stop at the Lisbon Falls, leaving you more and more breathless as you work your way along each one of the viewpoints from left to right.
A full-day tour including entrance fees. See The Pinnacle, God's Window, Berlin Falls, Bourke's Luck Potholes, the Lowveld Viewsite, The Three Rondavels and the Lisbon Falls (on the way back if there's time!) PLEASE NOTE: The entrance barriers close at 5pm. There are lunch possibilities which may be discussed when booking. An amazing geographical experice not to be missed!
Pilgrim’s Rest, Blyde Canyon & Lisbon falls – Half Day Tour
5 hours (approx. 8am – 1 pm) Including Blyde Canyon Reserve entry fees, guide & transport. Excluding Pilgrim’s Rest museum entry / village guide fees, food and drinks.
Short of time and wish to see the highlights of the area? Then join us on a magical historical loop starting at Pilgrim’s Rest. You can opt to visit the local museum, which displays detailed facts and imagery on how the village became famous during the gold rush days and then relax in one of the vintage cafes and have breakfast OR purchase a multiple-entry ticket into the various museums and make a self-guided or guided circular village tour. Next, we take an off-road back route through Vaalhoek, which offers beautiful landscapes of rolling fields and majestic mountains, and finally exits at Bourke’s Luck. We visit the potholes with its swirling waters of the River Blyde (joy) and the River Treuer (sorrow), cross bridges and rock-bound pathways where the journey begins along the Blyde River Canyon. Moving on to the awe-inspiring Blyde Canyon viewpoints where lies the Three Rondavels, otherwise known as the three troublesome wives of Chief Maripi Mashile, from left to right Magabolle, Mogoladikwe and Maseroto. On our journey home we stop off at the spectacular Lisbon falls, named after the original Lisbon Farm which once stood close by.
One Day Tour (please ask for quotes)
Approx. 11 hours Prices subject to change. Excludes food and drink.
Price includes entrance fees, tour guide, transport to and from Graskop, diesel for entire trip.
Join us on an adventure of a lifetime to see wildlife at close encounter amongst beautiful and varying bush landscape. Our nearest gate is Phabeni (45 mins from Graskop) which leads on to the first Rest Camp, Skukuza where you can have breakfast and refreshments. Depending on the time of year and weather our routes will differ in Southern Kruger between the Rest Camps Orpen, Lower Sabie and Pretorioskop. Please note that it is prohibited to leave the car in the park, only at designated areas such as the camps and picnic spots. Arrival and departure times will vary according to the time of year. (between 5am and 6 am start)
Echo Caves/Dam or Waterfall/Moholoholo - Day Tour (please ask for quotes)
10 hours Including all entrance fees, guide & transport. Excluding food and drinks.
The day starts at 8.00am tracing the ‘Panorama Route’ past the Three Rondavels and on to our first stop, the Echo caves. Discovered by a shepherd in the 1920s, and later on to be excavated in the hope of finding precious stones, but to no avail. Evidence shows that the caves were inhabited by primitive tribes who used them for shelter, cooking, protection and communication – the stalagmites and stalactites were tapped to create sounds which could be heard for kilometres as a warning of advancing enemies, although interestingly, little rock art was found to illustrate the fact in the caves, but at the Museum of Man/Cradle of Mankind some paintings can be seen. Echo caves today is a tourist venue, which is pleasantly designed, offering a 45-minute guided tour with a fascinating insight into an ancient underground world.
Next we move on to the Swadini Nature Reserve where you will take a leisurely 90-minute boat ride on the dam surrounded by the 800m high escarpment, Kadisihi tufa waterfalls and the Three Rondavels. The dam offers a rich variety of plant life, fauna, waterfalls and if you are lucky, a chance to spot one or more of the local inhabitants – fish, birds, hippos, crocodiles, monkeys, baboons, birds and even leopard! Please note that the boat trip has to be booked in advance and requires a minimum of six people before it will run. Alternatively…
Why don’t you take time to stretch your legs and follow a beautiful hike on the waterfall trail through indigenous forest. A perfect spot to have your picnic lunch, bathe in the cool waters and relax or instead of a picnic you may choose to have a meal at the ‘Tree tops’ restaurant.
Last but not least, a visit to the Mohoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre where 100% of the entry fee is donated to research, protection and the rehabilitation of wild animals who have been inhumanely captured. The centre offers a 30-minute captivating talk about their work and ethos, including the involvement of dedicated volunteers, and a 60-minute tour of the site with the chance to see many varieties of wild animal up close. With luck you may get to touch and feed some too!
Sabie Waterfalls - Half Day Tour (please ask for quotes)
5 hours Including all entrance fees, guide & transport. Excluding food & drinks.
This tour is for the authentic waterfall enthusiasts. We begin at the spectacular 68-metre high Lone Creek falls which is situated at the end of a pathway through indigenous forest. We move on down an off-road driveway to the Horseshoe falls, aptly named for its shape. Next we take a short hike to the Bridal Veil falls, which are reached by an uphill climb (can get very slippery) and set against a beautiful backdrop – as a breeze blows the falls sway from side to side, like a bride’s veil, hence the name. On the way back to Graskop we will take a short peek at the 53-metre Sabie falls, which can be viewed from the bridge, and finally we stop at the 65-metre high Mac Mac falls. The area was famous for gold mining and many Scottish immigrants were digging there at the time of the gold rush, MacDonald, Macintonsh, Mac… and so the falls was named thereafter!
Mac Mac falls and Mac Mac pools – Half Day Tour
4-5 hours Including all entrance fees, guide, transport and lunchtime braai.
This is the ultimate relaxation tour, check out the infamous Mac Mac waterfalls and then be transported off to the crystalline pools to go swimming, diving (if you dare), sunbathing, rock posing or whatever takes your fancy, whilst we prepare your lunch (meat to order beforehand) over the hot coals… For the more active, there is the well-marked circular 3.5km Secretary Bird Walk, which starts right next to the pools.
Sabie Waterfalls & Mac Mac Pools – Day Tour
8-9 hours Including all entrance fees, guide & transport. Excluding food and drinks.
Have you thought about combining the Sabie waterfalls for half a day and then later plunging into the fresh natural pools to cool off. If you don’t want to do that, you could always go for a hike on the circular route, make a braai/have a picnic or sunbathe n’ just simply chill out amongst nature.
Elephant Whispers/Horse Riding/Canopy Tour & Tubing/Waterfalls – Day Tour
Including bookings, entrance fees, guide & transport. Excluding food & drinks.
Feeling active and fancy something a little different? Look no further, as we transport you to Hazy View (30 min drive) where you can either choose to take a tour at the Elephant Whispers Sanctuary or do the Skyways Canopy Zipline Tour or take a ride on Horseback on a bush game farm.
At Elephant Whispers you will meet their seven precious ‘nellies’ and learn lots of interesting facts about this fascinating creature. You can even choose to ride one, if you have the head for heights and the possibility to pull those purse strings a little further! Alternatively, you may choose to glide along the eight ziplines which begin amongst the treetops of semi-tropical indigenous forestland. Instead, you might like to have a one or two-hour horse ride on a game farm set amongst open countryside and bush areas, where you will get the chance to see free-roaming animals areas such as zebra, antelope, ostrich, bison, and even giraffe if you’re extra lucky!
We can stop for a snack at Perry’s Bridge or you may prefer to take your own picnic lunch before moving on towards Sabie, past beautiful banana plantations, to the Sabie Star chalets where you will begin your 2-3 hour Tubing experience along the Sabie river – not for the faint hearted! If this afternoon option does not inspire you, then we can show you the two most beautiful Sabie waterfalls instead; the Bridal Veil falls (includes uphill hike) and Lone Creek falls.