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South Africa Safari 2018

9 Days/ 8 Nights

Package Overview

August 19-27, 2018

Experience nature at its best. If we're lucky, we'll encounter the big five as well as many other animal species, birds, and reptiles.

Agent Commission Starting At: $134.50

Package Pricing

Package starting at: $1345.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

Sunday, August 19

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

Day 2

Monday, August 20

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

Tuesday, August 21

Before breakfast, our ranger will take you for a three-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. In the late morning, return to the lodge for an included breakfast. After lunch (at your expense), depart for another three-hour game drive before returning just in time for a sun-downer at the Makutsi Lapa. Dinner is included in the traditional open air "Lapa".

Day 4

Wednesday, August 22

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. Lunch is at your own expense. Depart Makutsi at 3:00pm for a five-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, as it can get chilly once the sun disappears. Return to Makutsi Main Camp around 8:00 pm when dinner will be served. Dinner is included in the traditional open air "Lapa".

Day 5

Thursday, August 23

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

Friday, August 24

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 drive for an afternoon drive. Dinner is included in the traditional open air "Lapa".

Day 7

Saturday, August 25

You depart at 5:00 am 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

Sunday, August 26

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

Monday, August 27

Return flight home.

Vaccination/malaria information can be obtained from the CDC.

You must have 6 blank pages in your passport and 6 months until expiration from end of trip.

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • Meals as described in itinerary
  • Daily safaris and tours as described in itinerary
  • Accommodations in Rondavels

 Package Does Not Include

  • Pre/post nights as needed in JNB
  • Domestic air to/from HDS
  • International air to-from JNB
  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature
  • Visas as needed

 Package Notes

  • Single supplement $1337
  • A deposit of 50% per person is required to hold space.
  • Final payment is due 60 days prior to travel.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice and are subject to availability.
  • You must have a valid passport with three empty pages and six months until expiration.
  • Sequence of excursion subject to change depending on animal movements and weather conditions.
  • Additional days can be added or other changes may be made to the itinerary. Changes will affect the price.
  • To prevent any loss due to cancellation, travel protection is recommended.
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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