Project Description

Johannesburg to Kruger Safari

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Safari Description

Explore Gauteng’s hidden gem, Dinokeng Game Reserve. Enjoy ‘Big5’ game viewing activities and indulge in a gourmet feast. Connect with the locals in Soweto whilst on a bicycle adventure and experience Fair Trade Tourism at its best

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Itinerary

Guests are collected late morning for guided transfer to experience Gauteng’s hidden gem, Dinokeng Game Reserve, near Hammanskraal. Guests have the opportunity to partake in a community school project in Hammanskraal. A very dry area which means there is no grass for the children to sit on at break, and the ground is too hard and dry to grow vegetable in. EcoBricks (a plastic bottle packed tightly with nonbiodegradable waste) are used to build boundary walls, benches or areas to contain topsoil for the vegetable gardens. Guests arrive at the lodge following the school visit, for early check-in and lunch overlooking the dam. They can get acquainted with the lodge and the surrounding plains of the Dinokeng Game Reserve, before partaking in high tea. Dinokeng is the only free-roaming ‘Big 5’ game reserve in Gauteng.Guests embark on an afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle, traversing over 8 500 hectares of pristine bushveld, or enjoy a sunset boat cruise (subject to water levels). The reserve also boasts cheetah, brown hyena, and a large variety of antelope, giraffe and bird species. Indulge in a gourmet dinner.

Overnight at Mongena Private Game Lodge – Lunch, dinner, breakfast and 2 game activities.

Guests enjoy a morning game drive in an open safari vehicle, with breakfast on return to the lodge. Guests depart the lodge after breakfast, for a short Johannesburg orientation tour viewing Nelson Mandela Bridge, Newtown, mining district sites and the vibrant Maboneng precinct. Stop for lunch in Soweto, before enjoying a 2 hour tour of the township from the saddle of a bicycle that will take guests to some of the most interesting historical sites around Soweto. Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers and Bicycle Tours have maintained their Fair Trade Tourism certification for the past 10 years. Since their inception, their business has valued the involvement of the local community as part of their growth strategy. Enjoy dinner in town or at the hotel (own account).

Overnight at Mercure Randburg Hotel – Breakfast

The tour concludes after Breakfast

Safari Details

  • Days: 3 Days | 2 Nights
  • Start Location: Johannesburg
  • End Location: Johannesburg
  • Pax: 2 – 8 persons per vehicle
  • Departure: 6,13,27 Nov; 8,22 Jan; 5,19 Feb; 4,18 Mar; 1,15 Apr; 13 May; 3 June; 1,29 July; 12,26 Aug; 9,23 Sep; 7,21 Oct
  • Departure Time: 08h30 to 09h00
  • Languages: English

Included: 

  • Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Entrance fees: Dinokeng Game Reserve conservation fee
  • Excursions: Community school visit, 2 ‘Big 5’ game viewing activities, Soweto bicycle tour

Excluded: Travel insurances, flights, OR Tambo International Airport transfers, porterage, gratuities, visa fees and personal expenses.

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