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.
The Mjejane Private Game Reserve is operated as a concession in the Greater Kruger National Park, and a private bridge over the Crocodile River connects the two reserves. The wildlife crosses the river freely, as there are shallows where they can do so.
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.
01 December 2022 to 30 November 2023: ZAR35 740.00 per person sharing, and ZAR52 590.00 for a solo traveller, and ZAR17 160.00 for a child (aged 6 to 11 years old) sharing with one or two adults.
*Kruger National Park entrance fee for the 7-hour open vehicle game drives from Mjejane River Lodge into the Kruger National Park on Days 3 and 4 need to be paid at Mjejane River Lodge. Mmilo Tours and Safaris can unfortunately not include these entrance fees in the tour price. These Kruger National Park entry fees need to be paid by the client at Mjejane River Lodge. The Kruger National Park entry fees are as follows: 01 November 2022 – 31 October 2023 – ZAR460.00 per adult (12 years old and above) and ZAR 230.00 per child (aged 6 to 11 years old). Children under the age of 6 years old are not permitted on the open vehicle game drives.