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Makutsi South Africa Classic Safari

9 Days / 8 Nights

Package Overview

This is THE package for wildlife lovers. It provides our most complete natural South African wildlife experience to date.

Agent Commission Starting At: $145.50

Package Pricing

Package starting at: $1455.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Johannesburg. While on board, all meals and beverages are included. Overnight on board the aircraft.

Day 2

Arrive at Johannesburg International Airport and proceed to domestic terminal for flight to Hoedspruit (HDS). Upon arrival, the representative from Makutsi Safari Farm meets you for the transfer to the lodge. Depending on arrival time, the balance of the evening is at your leisure. Dinner is served in the traditional open air "Lapa".

Day 3

Before breakfast our ranger will take you for a 3-hour morning game drive in an open Land Rover. Most of the African wildlife can be encountered here, including elephant, rhino, zebra, lion, giraffe, crocodile, hippo, leopard...the list goes on. Late morning return to the lodge for included breakfast. After lunch (at your expense). Early afternoon, depart for another 3-hour game driver before retuning just in time for a sundowner at the Makutsi Lapa. Dinner is included in the traditional open air "Lapa".

Day 4

This morning is a leisure morning. Enjoy the warm mineral pools or your own private safari while sitting on your terrace, reading a good book. Depart Makutsi at 3:00pm for a 5-hour game drive. Around sunset, light snacks and drinks will be enjoyed during a short Sundowner break. After snacks, continue your safari in search of the various nocturnal animals. Take a jacket along in winter, as it can get chilly once the sun disappears. Return to Makutsi Main Camp around 8:00pm when dinner will be service. Lunch at your own expense, . Dinner is included in the traditional open air "Lapa".

Day 5

After breakfast, depart for a full day of exciting and beautiful sightseeing in the Drakensberg Mountains and Blyde River Canyon. Stops will be made along the way to take photographs, and to marvel at the awesome scenery of this beautiful area. A lunch stop will be made (at your expense). On this day you have excellent opportunities to purchase some curios to take home with you as mementos of your trip. Return to Makutsi for dinner in the traditional "Lapa".

Day 6

This morning you take an early morning game drive in an open land rover. An experienced game ranger accompanies you while on safari . Late morning return to the lodge for included breakfast. After lunch (at your expense), the afternoon is at your leisure. You can swap the morning driver for an afternoon drive. Dinner is included in the traditional open air "Lapa".

Day 7

You depart at 5am for a full day of game viewing in the world famous Kruger National Park. The early hours of the day are used for finding as much game as possible. A stop is made at one of the many rest areas for a picnic breakfast. Then off for more game viewing until lunchtime. You stop at one of the restaurants for lunch (at your expense), and off again for more exciting game viewing. After a late afternoon return to the lodge, dinner is served in the traditional "Lapa".

Day 8

This day you are transferred to Hoedspruit airport, where you take South African Airways back to Johannesburg, then connect to your international flight. All meals and beverages are included on the flight. Overnight onboard the aircraft.

Day 9

Return flight home.

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • Lodging
  • Park and special entrance fees
  • Transfers in accordance with itinerary
  • Meals in accordance with itinerary

 Package Does Not Include

  • Air
  • Meals not mentioned as included
  • Tips

 Package Notes

  • Prices are subject to change without notice and are subject to availability.
  • A deposit of $200 per person required to hold space.
  • Additional days can be added or other changes may be made to the itinerary. Changes will affect price.
  • You must have a valid passport with three empty pages and six months until expiration.
  • To prevent any loss due to cancellation, travel insurance is recommended.
  • Sequence of excursion subject to change depending on animal movements and weather conditions.
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9 Days / 8 Nights South Africa Vacation Package

General Information

  • Capital: Pretoria - Administrative Cape Town - Legislative Bloemfontein - Judicial
  • Government: Republic
  • Currency: Rand (ZAR)
  • Area: total: 1,219,912 km2, land: 1,219,912 km2, water: 0 km2
  • Population: 48,782,756 (July 2008 est.)
  • Language: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Xhosa, Zulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Swati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga
  • Religion: Christian 68% (includes most Whites and Coloureds, and about 60% of Blacks), Muslim 2% (includes mos
  • Electricity: 220-240V/50HZ (South Africa plug)
  • Calling Code: +27
  • Time Zone: UTC+2

Points of Interest

  • Makutsi Safari Farm
  • Rhino safaris
  • Drakensberg Mountain
  • Blyde River Canyon
  • Kruger National Park