One of the views on the Panorama Route

Price From : ZAR 27270.00 (Per Person Sharing)

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** Special for 2021. If booking now for 2021 (and you can read this message) we will hold the 2020 price until 31 December 2021. We will not require a deposit at this stage.

This tour is an excellent choice for guests who want to enjoy the spectacular Panorama Route and Blyde River Canyon combined with game drives to see the renowned “Big 5” in the Kruger National Park. The Panorama Route along the Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga is arguably one of the most beautiful and popular travel destinations in South Africa. Enjoy exhilarating game drives in the world-renowned Kruger National Park which offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.

The Panorama Route

Dramatically scenic northern Drakensberg escarpment route close to the Kruger National Park. Includes such sights as Gods Window, Bourkes Luck Potholes, several beautiful waterfalls including the Mac Mac, Lisbon and Berlin Falls. Blyde River Canyon is the third deepest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon in the USA and the Fish River Canyon in Namibia. but is the deepest green canyon in the world. Pilgrims Rest, an old gold mining town preserved in its entirety. The Long Tom Pass rises to 2300 metres before descending to the Kruger National Park which is below 400 metres. The pass is named after the canon manufactured by Le Creuset in France, with which the Boers bombarded the advancing British, and of which a replica stands at the top of the pass.

 

Mjejane River Lodge and the Kruger National Park

Mjejane River Lodge is an exclusive lodge situated within the Mjejane Game Reserve – a private Big 5 Game Reserve incorporated into the Kruger National Park. Situated on the banks of the Crocodile River and surrounded by the African bush, it is here that you are assured of a memorable wildlife experience. Animals of the Kruger wander freely and can often be viewed close up as you dine or relax on your veranda. Safari drives are in the Mjejane Reserve and also longer drives deep into the Kruger.

Mjejane River Lodge is perched on the banks of the Crocodile River and surrounded by thousands of hectares of the raw African wilderness, it is here that the paths of predators and prey cross. It is here that you are assured of a breathtaking wildlife experience.

Mjejane Game Reserve is an experience that speaks to the soul and mind. From the moment you breathe the fresh bushveld air to the time you witness a pride of lions strolling past your home, or an inquisitive elephant herd joining you for a sundowner by the river – it’s a magical sensation. Innovative thinking has created the most exciting private game reserve in Southern Africa.

It embraces a breathtaking 11km river frontage and, together with the private bush stands, epitomizes the intimate bush experience showcasing Africa’s Big Five. 

 

Prices:

2020: ZAR27,270.00 per person sharing, and ZAR42,240.00 for a solo traveller, and ZAR10,840.00 for a child sharing with one or two adults.

2021: ZAR28,530.00 per person sharing, and ZAR44,180.00 for a solo traveller, and ZAR11,340.00 for a child sharing with one or two adults.

Itinerary for This Tour

Day 1

This morning we depart early (6:30am) from Johannesburg - Our route takes us through the agricultural and mining areas of the Highveld and continues onto the Mpumalanga escarpment where we visit the many attractions along the Panorama Route including God’s Window, the Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the viewpoint over the Blyde River Canyon at the Three Rondavels. The Panorama Route along the Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga is arguably one of the most beautiful and popular travel destinations in South Africa. It leads through the rugged mountain range of the northern Drakensberg. Here, in the northeastern part of the Great Escarpment, the inland plateau declines abruptly and steeply and opens up fantastic views of the plains of the Lowveld up to a thousand meters below. In the afternoon we descend the eastern escarpment and travel through the “Lowveld” to our hotel, located just a short distance from the nearest entrance gate to the Kruger National Park. Dinner is enjoyed at the hotel.

Accommodation at Perry's Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel, Lunch, Dinner, Bed, and Breakfast

Day 2

After an early breakfast at Perry's Bridge, we travel to the Phabeni gate of the Kruger National Park and spend the morning game viewing inside the Kruger National Park. Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. At around midday, we exit the park and travel the short distance to the luxurious Mjejane River Lodge. Mjejane River Lodge is an exclusive lodge situated within the revered Mjejane Game Reserve – a private Big 5 Game Reserve incorporated into the Kruger National Park. On arrival, lunch is enjoyed and you have some time to relax before your first exciting game drive on the Mjejane concession in specially adapted open 4X4 vehicles. On your return to Mjejane River Lodge, dinner will be enjoyed before retiring to your bush suite for a well-deserved rest.

Accommodation at Mjejane River Lodge, Lunch, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, game drive activities

Day 3

An early wake-up call signals another exciting day in the African bush. After morning coffee, you head out into the bush on a half-day safari into the Kruger National Park. Since this is a “Big 5” reserve, encountering lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo is possible on this safari. Breakfast packs will be provided by the lodge to enjoy while in the park. At around midday, you return to Mjejane River Lodge where lunch can be enjoyed. Later this afternoon, you join yet another exhilarating game drive in search of Africa’s magnificent wildlife on the Mjejane concession within the Kruger National Park. Dinner will once again be enjoyed at Mjejane River Lodge. Please note: No children under the age of 6 years are permitted on the open vehicle game drives.

Accommodation at Mjejane River Lodge, Lunch, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, game drive activities

Day 4

Today will be the same as the day before with another half-day open vehicle safari into the Kruger National Park and a late afternoon game drive on the Mjejane concession (included). Enjoy your last night at Mjejane at leisure. Spend time in the swimming pool or enjoy the African sun on the deck area.

Accommodation at Mjejane River Lodge, Lunch, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, game drive activities

Day 5

After a final open vehicle game drive on the Mjejane concession and breakfast, you are collected at Mjejane River Lodge and are transferred back to Johannesburg. (You have the option of being transferred to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport near Nelspruit for an onward flight to your next destination). Please note: This tour can start and end in Nelspruit - Please contact us for the reduced tour rate.

 

End of Tour. 

Tour Notes

Inclusions and Exclusions:

The safari price includes

  • Accommodation as specified (subject to availability)
  • Meals as specified
  • All transport in air-conditioned or open game-viewing vehicles to and from Johannesburg
  • All excursions, sightseeing, and game viewing activities as described in the program
  • All entry fees, park fees, and conservation levies
  • The services of a qualified and registered tour guide/driver

 

The safari price does not include

  • Meals not specified
  • Drinks, gratuities, telephone calls & other items of a personal nature
  • International & domestic flights,
  • Accommodation and transport before or after this tour. 

 

Accommodation Note: All the hotels and lodges are as reflected in this itinerary, but if for reasons beyond the control of Mmilo Tours this is not possible, they will be replaced with establishments of the same star grading.

Important: Please read the itinerary carefully, noting any optional activities you or some members in your group may want to take part in. You do not have to take part in any of the optional activities if you do not wish to. It helps us in our planning to know if you are interested and the number of participants. 

These additional optional activities are not costed into this scheduled tour, and if you choose them, you pay the extra amount involved either directly to Mmilo Tours in advance, or on arrival at the venue. You will be informed accordingly by Mmilo Tours, and they are extra to the basic cost of the tour.

All our tours and packages are subject to availability at the time of booking and payment and accommodation is in a standard double room at Perry's Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel and at Mjejane River Lodge.

Accommodation for this Tour

Mjejane Lodge
Region : Limpopo and Mpumalanga - Mpumalanga and Southern Kruger National Park

Deep in the African bush nestled among the ancient indigenous trees on the banks of the Crocodile River you will find the majestic Mjejane River Lodge.

Perry's Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel
Region : Limpopo and Mpumalanga - Mpumalanga and Southern Kruger National Park

Looking for Hazyview hotels? Embracing the ever-green Lowveld flora is Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel. Set among indigenous gardens the Hotel is designed to bring a sense of being outdoors while settling into the comforts of modern-day luxury. Loc