African Eagle is one of the major inbound operators in Southern Africa, Eastern Africa and Western Africa, with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town (South Africa), Windhoek (Namibia), Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Nairobi (Kenya), Arusha and Zanzibar (Tanzania), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dakar (Senegal) and Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire).

We offer tour packages in 14 countries in Africa, including South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zanzibar, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania and other African countries on request.

We operated our first tour in 1993 and have accumulated 28 years of experience as a specialist tour operator. From a dream holiday on a tropical island or in a private game reserve in the heart of the African bush, to the trip of your life to discover the highlights of Africa, our specialist consultants are available to make the best of your travel in Africa. More than 100 000 travellers trust us every year with their African vacations. We would like to have the opportunity to convince you to do the same.

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Rates from USD 1,480.77

Journey starts from: Johannesburg OR Tambo

Visited countries: South Africa

Visited areas: Johannesburg Kruger

Itinerary type: Comfort Nature lovers Private Game Reserve

Transport: Self drive

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Day Transfers & visits Meal plan** Overnight Cat.*
1 Meet and greet • Museum: Paul Kruger House(n) • Museum: Voortrekker Monument(n)     B B Cullinan: Zebra Country Lodge 4Star
2 Arrival at Entabeni Safari Conservancy • 4x4 Afternoon Game Drive L D B B Naboomspruit: Entabeni Wildside Tented Safari Camp 4Star
3 4x4 Morning Game Drive • Giant Baobab(n) • Magoesbaskloof Hiking Trail(n)     B B Tzaneen: Tzaneen Country Lodge 4Star
4 Blyde River Canyon and Potholes(n)     B B Panorama Route area: Forever Resorts Blyde Canyon 3Star
5 Boat trip(o)     B   Kruger Park: Satara Rest Camp 2Star
6 Morning Walk(o) • Sunset Drive     B   Kruger Park: Satara Rest Camp 2Star
7 Sunrise Drive(o) • Sunset Drive(o)     B   Kruger Park: Lower Sabie Rest Camp 2Star
8 Sunrise Drive(o) • 4X4 Afternoon Game Drive L D B B Malelane: Bongani Mountain Lodge 4Star
9 Morning 4x4 Game Drive     B B Johannesburg area: Faircity Quatermain Hotel 4Star
10 Day Tour: Jo`burg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum FD(o) • End of our services        
(o)Transfers, visits and meals followed by the (o) symbol are optionals with rates shown separately.
(n)Suggestions not included in our rates.
*The category shown is not necessarily the official star grading of the hotel as some hotels have no grading. It reflects our opinion on the hotel category according to local standards.
**Included meals: L Lunch, D Dinner, B Accommodation, B Breakfast. Followed by (o) when the meal is optional.

Your Itinerary

Day Transfers & visits
1 Meet and greet • Museum: Paul Kruger House(n) • Museum: Voortrekker Monument(n)
2 Arrival at Entabeni Safari Conservancy • 4x4 Afternoon Game Drive
3 4x4 Morning Game Drive • Giant Baobab(n) • Magoesbaskloof Hiking Trail(n)
4 Blyde River Canyon and Potholes(n)
5 Boat trip(o)
6 Morning Walk(o) • Sunset Drive
7 Sunrise Drive(o) • Sunset Drive(o)
8 Sunrise Drive(o) • 4X4 Afternoon Game Drive
9 Morning 4x4 Game Drive
10 Day Tour: Jo`burg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum FD(o) • End of our services
(o)Transfers, visits and meals followed by the (o) symbol are optionals with rates shown separately.
(n)Suggestions not included in our rates.
**Included meals: L Lunch, D Dinner, B Accommodation, B Breakfast. Followed by (o) when the meal is optional.

Overnight

Day Overnight Cat.*
1 Cullinan: Zebra Country Lodge 4Star
2 Naboomspruit: Entabeni Wildside Tented Safari Camp 4Star
3 Tzaneen: Tzaneen Country Lodge 4Star
4 Panorama Route area: Forever Resorts Blyde Canyon 3Star
5 Kruger Park: Satara Rest Camp 2Star
6 Kruger Park: Satara Rest Camp 2Star
7 Kruger Park: Lower Sabie Rest Camp 2Star
8 Malelane: Bongani Mountain Lodge 4Star
9 Johannesburg area: Faircity Quatermain Hotel 4Star
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*The category shown is not necessarily the official star grading of the hotel as some hotels have no grading. It reflects our opinion on the hotel category according to local standards.
Travel date: Calendar
D1: Johannesburg OR Tambo - Cullinan
Meet and greet • Museum: Paul Kruger House(n) • Museum: Voortrekker Monument(n)
 -Meet and greet at the OR Tambo Airport. Our guide will be waiting for you in the arrival hall carrying a banded sign board. You will then be escorted to a restaurant or coffee shop where while enjoying a complimentary juice or hot beverage our guide will explain in detail your itinerary and arrangements, he will give you all the advise you might need for your trip and will answer all questions you might have . He will hand over your travel documentation, maps , vouchers and a SIM card, and escort you to your onward transportation.
 -Pick up your vehicle Europcar SA Classic Plus Category M Early Booker(7-13 days ) at Johannesburg OR Tambo - Drop Off Johannesburg OR Tambo (Day 10) - 10 days Special conditions
 -View the original residence of the Boer Republic’s leader at Paul Kruger's House. This historical building was once the home of the former president of the South African Republic, Paul Kruger and is a beautiful and unpretentious house, refurbished to reflect the time that Kruger lived there. It displays a number of personal items such as the knife that he used to amputate his thumb after a shooting incident and the lions on the veranda were given to Kruger by mining magnet Barney Barnato. The house was built in 1884 and was also one of the first at the time to use electricity and have a telephone line. The museum consists of the original house, in which Kruger and his family lived during the last years of the 19th century, as well as two display halls and President Kruger’s State Railway Coach. Kruger remains an important figure in South African history and is considered to be the true founder of the Afrikaner nation. (#)
 -Piece together the history of the Afrikaner nation at the Voortrekker Monument. This massive granite structure rises like a sentinel in the south of Pretoria and pays tribute to the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony, mostly in protest against the British abolishment of slavery. The Great Trek saw thousands of Boers migrating from the Cape in late 1835 as they moved towards the central interior or north-east towards KwaZulu-Natal. The monument was designed in 1949 by Gerard Moerdijk and is ringed by 64 granite ox-wagons on the outside, while inside it features a historical frieze and cenotaph that is lit every 16 December by a shaft of sunlight through an opening in the roof. The granite frieze, depicting the heroics of the trekkers, is the largest in the world. The monument is situated on a nature reserve that also holds an open-air amphitheatre as well as a number of large Boer statues. (#)
 -Overnight: Zebra Country Lodge (Mountain/Stables(Standard) - Bed and Breakfast)
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D2: Cullinan - Naboomspruit
Arrival at Entabeni Safari Conservancy • 4x4 Afternoon Game Drive
 -Breakfast
 -Travel to Naboomspruit
 -Arrival at Entabeni Safari Conservancy. Often referred to as ‘the place of the mountain’, Entabeni is peacefully positioned deep within the Waterberg Biosphere. Its breathtaking scenery includes diverse vegetation representing the five different eco-systems that stretch across the 22 000-hectare reserve. Birdlife is prolific with over 300 varieties, while the 75 resident mammal species include elephant, lion, white and black rhino, hippo, leopard and buffalo. African python and the Nile crocodile are also present and the reserve offers guided game drives, horseback safaris and nature walks. The stunning terrain is characterised by bountiful bushveld and wide-open grasslands accompanied by sandy wetlands, and exquisitely defined crags and ravines through which small streams babble, lighting up the landscape.
 -Lunch: Entabeni Wildside Tented Safari Camp
 -4×4 game drive in the Entabeni Private Game Reserve in the Limpopo Province. Nature lovers will delight in the enthralling variety of wildlife on offer in this diverse reserve with everything from the Big Five to tall giraffes and strange looking warthogs. Entabeni is situated deep within the Waterberg Mountains, an area that is home to the highest concentration of leopards in the world, so there is a good possibility that you will spot one or more of these elusive cats during your game drive. As you explore the two escarpments that make up the park you will pass through the exquisite yellowwood gorge, along a path that twists down through cliffs, waterfalls and forests before emerging at the base where the glorious sight of sandveld vegetation, dense bush and massive plains await you. In this lower lying area it is not uncommon so see hippo and rhino sharing the grasslands while a magnificent multitude of birds inhabit the wetland areas.
 -Dinner: Entabeni Wildside Tented Safari Camp
 -Overnight: Entabeni Wildside Tented Safari Camp (Family Tent - Fully Inclusive)
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D3: Naboomspruit - Tzaneen
4x4 Morning Game Drive • Giant Baobab(n) • Magoesbaskloof Hiking Trail(n)
 -4×4 morning game drive in the Entabeni Private Game Reserve in northern South Africa. This spectacular, malaria-free reserve not only guarantees big game viewing but also showcases the beautiful variety and richness of the country's indigenous vegetation. Your chilly morning start is one of the best times to spot the countless animals that roam this park before the heat of the day sees wildlife taking cover in the long grass and thick bush. Wildebeest, hippo, giraffe, impala and warthog are easily found and you may even have a chance of watching a pride of lions hunt for their breakfast. With over 300 flower varieties and at least 15 species of antelope you can rest assured that there will always be something to stop and marvel at. Also be on the lookout for the furtive leopard that is regularly sighted in the reserve.
 -Breakfast
 -Travel to Tzaneen
 -Sit inside a giant baobab. Believed to be one of the oldest trees on earth, this beautiful behemoth is also one of the largest in the world with a circumference of 155 feet. Located on a privately owned farm, the Sunland baobab, as it is frequently referred to, has become a popular natural attraction, and over the years scores of visitors have entered its gnarled interior to have a look around and enjoy a drink inside the rustic tree pub. Baobabs naturally hollow themselves out when they reach approximately 1 000 years of age and this tree, that carbon dating puts at around 6 000 years old, has hollowed out to such an extent that it can comfortably fit 15 people inside its trunk. As one of Africa’s most iconic trees, baobabs are renowned for their longevity and unusual appearance, looking very much as if they have been planted in the ground upside down. (#)
 -Ramble through the beautiful grasslands of Magoebaskloof. The walking trails that meander through the Haenertsburg Grassland Nature Reserve are not only magnificently scenic but also feature rare afro-montane woodbush granite grasslands, one of South Africa’s most threatened vegetation types. These grasslands alternate with patches of indigenous forest and trails take hikers over craggy ravines, past cascading waterfalls and to crystal-clear mountain streams. Within the magical forest surrounds you will hear Samango monkeys chattering to each other and a host of birds chirpily exchanging calls. There are plenty of rest stops along the trails as well as ancient geological formations to admire, some thought to be over 3 million years old. Relish the fresh countryside air and the rarity of the surrounding flora while rejuvenating your senses. Your hike will last approximately two hours. (#)
 -Overnight: Tzaneen Country Lodge (Classic Room - Bed and Breakfast)
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D4: Tzaneen - Three Rondavels
Blyde River Canyon and Potholes(n)
 -Breakfast
 -Make your way towards the Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. This seemingly endless river canyon is filled with some of the most beautifully scenic vistas in South Africa. The Bourke's Luck Potholes mark the beginning of the canyon and comprise intriguing geological formations at the confluence of the Blyde and Treur rivers. The canyon itself is 3rd largest in the world, covered in lush sub-tropical vegetation with an average depth of 750 metres and 25 kilometres in length. It consists mostly of red sandstone and has some of the deepest precipitous cliffs of any canyon on the planet. (#)
 -Overnight at the Resort: Forever Resort Blyde Canyon (Chalet - Bed and Breakfast (SCD4/LCS4))
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D5: Three Rondavels - Kruger Park
Boat trip(o)
 -Breakfast
 -View the Blyde River Canyon from a different perspective with a boat trip. This massive canyon is usually viewed from vantage points such as God’s Window, offering sweeping views across the landscape; however, a boat cruise through its gorge below presents the advantage of dramatic geological rock formations and excellent birding. Your boat trip will take you to the Kadishi Tufa waterfalls where tufa rock is built up and laid down by the falling water after a chemical reaction precipitates cultrate out of the reaction between plant, water and rock. While on board, admire the unique, traditional hut shape of the Three Rondavels peaks as you gently float by and keep an eye out for wildlife such as hippo, crocodile and fish eagle. During your boat trip your guide will regale you with interesting historical facts about the third largest canyon in the world. (Optional rates: D5:Blyde river Boat cruise)
 -Travel to Kruger Park
 -Overnight: Satara Rest Camp (Bungalow BD2N - Bed only)
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D6: Kruger Park
Morning Walk(o) • Sunset Drive
 -Get an early start with a morning walk in the Satara section of the Kruger National Park. Famed for its high concentrations of wildlife and scenic beauty, your guided nature walk is guaranteed to be filled with exciting experiences, from spotting antelope, warthog and zebra, to distinguishing between elephant and buffalo spoor. An experienced guide will lead you through the splendour of the Kruger’s wilderness and will assist you in identifying different plant and bird species while keeping a sharp eye out for special sightings such as the feisty little honey badger. Birders will delight in the plethora of resident birds that include the red-billed buffalo weaver, Burchell's starling and mourning dove, while the open plains to the north of Satara camp are perhaps the best place in the park to record montagu's and pallid harrier. Take a minute to admire the trees such as knob thorn and red bushwillow that dot the marula savannahs. (Optional rates: D6:Walk in the Kruger AM) Special conditions
 -Listen for the sounds of nocturnal creatures on a sunset game drive in the Satara region of the Kruger National Park. Renowned for its brilliant game viewing, this outstanding and diverse region is one of the most accessible in the Kruger. Although busy at times, the humdrum of humans dies down at sunset and is replaced by a symphony of wildlife that includes crickets, nightjars, cicadas and owls. More menacing rumblings also echo across the landscape, such as the whoop of hyena, the screech of jackal, and the roars of lion signalling the start of their evening hunts. As your eyes adjust to the darkening sky, your senses become heightened to the sounds and smells of the bush, all uniting to create a uniquely African sensory experience. Return to a camp blanketed by a starry sky to reminisce and ponder the beauty of the bushland Special conditions
 -Overnight: Satara Rest Camp (Bungalow BD2N - Bed only)
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D7: Kruger Park
Sunrise Drive(o) • Sunset Drive(o)
 -Rise at dawn for a sunrise game drive in the Satara region of the Kruger National Park. This area supports many of the Kruger's largest herds of grazers that are easily found on the open grasslands, and is also popular for its frequent lion and hyena sightings. As you begin your guided safari drive in an open 4x4 game vehicle, you may feel a close connection with the fresh and wild surrounding landscape that is slowly beginning to come to life. Grasslands shimmer with morning dew while frisky herds of zebra and antelope can be seen roaming across the plains. Although peaceful, the bushland is never silent at this time of the day with birds beginning their morning song and plains game starting to graze. Keep a lookout for waxbills, yellow-bellied greenbuls and mocking cliff-chats that are regular feathered visitors to this area. (Optional rates: D7:Kruger safari AM) Special conditions
 -Expect to meet some of Africa’s predators on a sunset game drive in Lower Sabie. The high concentration of predators in this region of the Kruger National Park makes Lower Sabie a popular choice for visitors who arrive in the hopes of observing African lions in the wild and, perhaps, stumble upon a leopard kill. Sunset is the best time to see all the action as frisky predators prepare for a night of hunting and plains game, lazy from the heat of the day, may be caught off guard. Your 4x4 safari drive will take you through the darkening bushland en route to one of the area’s many waterholes where wildlife congregates during the fading hours of the day. Lions are regularly seen gently lapping up water while zebras find safety in numbers and slake their thirst in large groups (Optional rates: D7:Walk in the Kruger AM) Special conditions
 -Overnight at the Rest Camp: Lower Sabie Rest Camp (Bungalow (BD3) - Accommodation only) Special conditions
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D8: Kruger Park - Kruger
Sunrise Drive(o) • 4X4 Afternoon Game Drive
 -Prepare for an early morning wake-up call and a sunrise 4x4 game drive in the Lower Sabie region of the Kruger National Park. Located along the banks of the Lower Sabie River, this area is the ideal base from which to admire the game, birds and flora that grace the southern reaches of the Kruger. As you set out at first light, the crisp morning will awaken your senses while the call of birds and wildlife fills the air. The profusion of water in the area attracts large herds of waterbuck and the early morning is a particularly rewarding time to visit the region’s numerous waterholes. Lush vegetation and thick blankets of riverine forests ensure good populations of grazing and browsing animals such as bushbuck, tsessebe, zebra and wildebeest, as well as may water birds including the marabou stalk. (Optional rates: D8:Kruger safari PM) Special conditions
 -Arrival at Bongani Mountain Lodge. The spirit of Africa lies waiting to be discovered at Bongani Mountain Lodge where nature, culture, history and relaxation all blend together to create highly memorable moments. Falling under the blue-hued shadows of the striking Malelane mountain range, the 8 000-hectare private reserve features iconic wildlife such as leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, as well as one of the greatest concentrations of San rock art on earth. Criss-crossing the beautiful landscape are ancient footpaths once used by the San who left their legacy rendered on weathered rocks. Bongani Mountain Lodge is located on the south-western border of the Kruger National Park, and due to its altitude, offers breathtaking mountain scenery as well as unforgettable wildlife encounters. Game drives are guided by experience rangers and Swazi trackers who are experts in finding camouflaged wildlife. (Game drive(s) included in your package as per program below.)
 -Lunch: Bongani Mountain Lodge
 -Afternoon 4x4 game drive.
 -Dinner: Bongani Mountain Lodge
 -Overnight: Bongani Mountain Lodge (Standard Room - Fully Inclusive)
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D9: Kruger - Johannesburg
Morning 4x4 Game Drive
 -Morning 4x4 game drive.
 -Breakfast
 -Travel to Johannesburg
 -Overnight: Premier Hotel Quartermain (Ex Faircity Quatermain) (Superior Room - Bed and Breakfast)
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D10: Johannesburg
Day Tour: Jo`burg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum FD(o)
 -Breakfast
 -Orientate yourself with greater Johannesburg on a full-day tour of Johannesburg, Soweto and the Apartheid Museum. Your explorations begin in the heart of bustling Johannesburg, the third largest city in Africa, as you seek out landmark buildings such as the Hillbrow Tower, one of the tallest towers in Africa, the sky-scraping Ponte City, Sentech and Carlton Centre Tower and the multi-million rand Nelson Mandela Bridge. South of city you will find the Apartheid Museum that showcases the notorious system of racial discrimination that became synonymous with South Africa from 1948 until 1994 when the country’s first fully democratic elections were held. The museum has two entrances labelled ‘white’ and ‘non-white’ giving visitors a tiny taste of some of apartheid’s prejudiced rules. More serious overtones to this system of racial classification can be observed inside the museum with harrowing personal testimonials and historical facts. Your tour rounds off with highlights of Soweto such as the match box houses, FNB “Soccer city” Stadium, Hector Pieterson Memorial, Vilakazi Street and Mandela House. (Optional rates: D10:Joburg, Soweto & Apartheid Museum)