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Johannesburg and Kruger "South Africa's Splendour"

As you await your journey to jaw dropping , heart racing encounters with the magnificent wildlife at Kruger, stopover at a bustling metropolis, Johannesburg. The capital of Gauteng was built on the discovery of gold in 1886. The vibrant city welcomes you to unique and diverse experiences with fun and relaxation for everyone. Later embark on a journey of a lifetime at the iconic Kruger National Park as you explore its vast landscapes and magnificent African wildlife. Steeped in legend and history, choose from a wide range of Safari options, whether its a lavish getaway to a family safari holiday, a Premier Safari collection of the Big Five or a Safari honeymoon. Need a bit of relaxation after the adrenaline rush, indulge in blissfull spa treatments , golf or horse back riding and if that does not interest you, there is always an amazing elephant-back safari or a majestic hot air balloon flight !! Rest assured this would be one journey you will not forget in a hurry !

Johannesburg , The City of Gold

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Apartheid Museum

With a multitude of things to see and do, the "City of Gold" has over 40 art galleries and a host of cultural institutes and studios. First on the must do list, is the Apartheid museum. Visitors to the museum are greeted with a very real reflection of what it was like to live in a racially segregated society. Constitution Hill is a human rights precinct and a world-class heritage tourist attraction, also home to the South African Court located between the Braamfontein and Hillbrow precincts and other national and international heritage buildings. Enjoy the early evening at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, which include the popular Emmarentia Dam. The dam remains popular with urban canoeists, kayakers, boating enthusiasts, casual anglers and many aquatic waterfowl. While the gardens themselves are well known for a variety of specialist garden area. Walk through the city's most romantic spaces, a Chapel Garden and Rose Garden while it also includes a Shakespeare Garden planted with herbs referred to by the bard in his play. A perfect ending to the day would be to enjoy the pulsating nightlife of Joburg, with varied options of restaurants and entertainment to suit every budget. Or take in the sundowners at The Westcliff hotel overlooking the green belt of Johannesburg while listening to the lions roar from the nearby Johannesburg Zoo.

Joburg's Attractions

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Gold Reef City

Head for some family fun to The Gold Reef City theme park that brings together fascinating historical attractions with some of the most thrilling rides. With its combination of an old-world museum atmosphere with some of the wildest rides south of the equator, the theme park satisfies both the older generation and the new. Delve in to the history of the city of gold and apart from the scary rides if you don't mind getting wet, the Raging River Rapids is a lot of fun too! No holiday is complete without a little shopping and where better than right here. Joburg's shopping centres provide world-class shopping in conveniently situated and safe surroundings. The options are endless and range from departmental stores , to top boutiques to speciality shops. And if shopping is not on your to do list, relax at one of the many spas in the city. At the Mangwanani African Spas every effort has been made to incorporate a taste of Africa into every single spa package that will leave you with the lasting memories of the magical element. End your stay in Joburg, with a night out at one of the many rooftop bar and lounges or the several clubs , pubs and restaurants across the city while you sway to the beats of Africa.

Kruger National Park

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Kruger National Park

Welcome to an internationally renowned destination that offers the world's greatest safari experience, The Kruger National Park. The iconic Kruger National Park is the premier game reserve in South Africa. It is home to a diverse number of different species,that will leave you with shivers down your spine as you get close to the incredible and magnificent wildlife. Enjoy thrilling game drives and walking safaris, find out what it is feels like to be close to a pride of Lion and capture the essence of Kruger. Nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 352 kilometres (20 000 square kilometres) from north to south along the Mozambique border, is given over to an almost indescribable wildlife experience.The Kruger Park is a self-drive destination, although there are guided tour operators, with excellent infrastructure that include picnic sites, rest camps, waterholes and hides.

The BIG FIVE

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Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park lies across the provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo in the north of South Africa, just south of Zimbabwe and west of Mozambique. It is home to a diverse number of different species including the Big Five, creating one of the best game viewing experiences in Africa.This is the land of baobabs, fever trees, knob thorns, marula and mopane trees underneath which lurk the Big Five, namely the mighty Lion and Elephant, graceful Leopard, Buffalo and the endangered Rhino ; the Little Five (buffalo weaver, elephant shrew, leopard tortoise, ant lion and rhino beetle), the birding Big Six (ground hornbill, kori bustard, lappet-faced vulture, martial eagle, pel’s fishing owl and saddle-bill stork) and more species of mammals than any other African Game Reserve. The highlight of Kruger is the diversity of its wildlife. Northern Kruger is wild and usually has fewer tourists. It is home to large herds of Elephant and Buffalo. The Central regions of Kruger are home to large herds of plains game and many Big Cats, especially Lion and Leopard. Southern Kruger is a good region to see Cheetah and White Rhino. You won't leave disappointed.

Choose Your Safari

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Kruger National Park

Game drives are what the Kruger National Park is all about. If you’re on a Kruger park safari then the highlight to any day is venturing out on the back of an off-road vehicle, binoculars clutched in one hand whilst the other hangs on for all you’re worth to the constantly rolling vehicle as it makes its way through the bush in hot pursuit of the latest pride of lions , a sighted feeding of a kill or a stampede of a herd of buffalos. Don't forget the camera for those priceless memories. Regular game drives with an experienced ranger are part of your trip if you've booked with a safari or private game lodge. Bush safaris, Foot safaris and Wilderness trails are your other options. Even more options include Family Safaris, Honeymoon Safaris or The Classic or Premier Safari collection. The range of accommodation is spectacular and unbelievable. From government run rest camps to privately owned lodges. Luxurious private reserves on the western boundary of Kruger National Park, like Sabi Sands and Timbavati will leave you speechless. Staying in the Kruger National Park, is transformed into something more like an experience - the pace of life slows to a leisurely tempo, your every need is catered for, and extravagance is not spared. It without doubt ,will be your trip of a lifetime and the memories will last forever.