Johannesburg and Kruger National Park Safari Tour
Are you on a quest for history, culture with a touch of Safari? Well then embark on a 5-day private-guided journey starting off in Johannesburg; with day tours that include the history and cultures of this country. On this trip, you will get an opportunity to visit Soweto and learn about the history of this township and the significance it had during the apartheid era. On this trip, you will also get to learn about South Africa’s diverse cultures, and enjoy a feast specially prepared to give you the experience of each culture represented. Join in on the entertainment and make your experience on this trip worthwhile. This trip will give you an opportunity to also step into nature and relax as well as to be surrounded by beautiful flora and a variety of fauna. Experience game drives on offer and get to spot the popular Big 5 in the area.
Do This Because:
This trip allows you to get the opportunity to explore Johannesburg and learn more about the history and different cultures of South Africans as well as to experience a true African safari in one of Africa's largest game reserves that is a popular tourist destination and home to the Big 5. Each day you will encounter an experience of culture and history. During our tour to Soweto, we will visit Mandela House, Hector Pieterson, a tour of Vilakazi, and on our way for drop-off we will drive past Kliptown. The itinerary follows with a cultural experience to Lesedi Cultural, we will learn about different cultures of South Africa and enjoy a traditional meal and dance. We later proceed to Kruger National Park for a safari experience and to spot Africa Big5 in an open 4x4 vehicle and overnight at a 4-star lodge.
Day 1: Soweto and Apartheid
Museum Day Tour
You will be collected from your accommodation in Johannesburg or any requested place in Johannesburg at 09:00 am to start your Soweto and Apartheid Museum day tour. We will drive past the famous FNB Stadium (aka Soccer City) where the 2010 world cup opening and closing ceremonies were held. We will then drive past Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and Bara Taxi Rank and proceed to Kliptown, which is now known as Pimville where the Freedom Charter was written. Thereafter, we will drive to the famous Vilakazi Street and see the homes of the icons Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu and stop at the Hector Pieterson Museum which is located just a few minutes away from where the student Hector was shot and killed during the June 16 march. Enjoy an African cuisine at one of the restaurants on Vilakazi Street, thereafter we will proceed to the Apartheid Museum which will highlight the visit to Soweto today. At the Apartheid Museum, you will learn more about the apartheid era and the roles several icons played. After this day tour, you will be dropped off at your accommodation in Johannesburg or a restaurant of your choice for dinner.
Day 2: Lesedi Cultural Village Day Tour
Today, you will be collected from your accommodation at 09:00 am to start your cultural day tour at the Lesedi Cultural Village. In the village, you will visit each cultural tribe and learn more about the tribe including history. Enjoy traditional music and fascinating stories told and join in on the dancing. There will also be beating of drums and singing that take place for your entertainment. You will enjoy a feast at the restaurant on-site that has a variety of African dishes that include crocodile and ostrich and optional vegetarian dishes prepared in traditional style. After this feast and entertainment here at the village, your private driver-guide will drop you off at your accommodation in Johannesburg. Rest of your afternoon at leisure.
Day 3: Johannesburg to Kruger National Park
Prepare for an early morning check-out and collection of 06:30 am from your accommodation in Johannesburg. Your private driver-guide will transfer you to the Kruger for your safari stay. This will be an approximate 5-6 hour drive with stops in between. Upon arrival, you will check-in at a 4-star safari lodge. Enjoy lunch and get settled in your room. Optional afternoon game drive in the concession with a chance to spot some of the Big 5 and other wildlife.
Day 4: Morning and Afternoon Game Drives
You will get an early morning wake-up call to prepare for your morning tea/coffee then depart for your morning game drive. Enjoy this game drive and get to watch the sunrise as you soak in the quiet and calmness of nature and the amazing wildlife and birdlife.
You will return in time for a delicious breakfast and enjoy leisure time in your rooms or in the pool area. Lunch will be served and thereafter, you can depart on the afternoon game drive. Upon your return, enjoy dinner and the rest of your evening.
Day 5: Check out and return to Johannesburg
As you will be checking out, you will have an option to join the morning game drive and see more wildlife, and possibly tick off your must-sees. Return for breakfast and freshen up. You will check out and your private driver-guide will transfer you back to Johannesburg. Enjoy the scenery along the way and upon your arrival in Johannesburg, your driver-guide will drop you off at your requested drop-off location.
- A visit to Soweto and the Apartheid Museum
- A visit to Lesedi Cultural Village
- Experience of African cuisine
- Scenic transfer to Kruger National Park
- Get to see the Big 5 and other wildlife
- Personalized driver-guide in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Inclusions and Exclusions
- 3 Nights 4-star Accommodation in Kruger - Full Board Basis
(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
- Bottled mineral water
- Entrance fees to places of interest
- Lunch on Day 1 and Day 2
- Twice shared daily safari game drives
- Private driver-guide in Johannesburg
- Private transfer to lodge in Kruger and return to
- International/Domestic Flights
- All Meals and Drinks unless mentioned otherwise
- Private safari vehicle
- Curio shop purchases
- Special meal requests
- Gratuities (Optional)
- Items of personal nature
Know before you go:
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Most travelers can participate
- Option to pay online
- Tour can be customized
- Accommodation in Johannesburg can be arranged upon request
- Low-risk malaria areas, however, we recommend you consult on
the various anti-malarial prophylactic available
What to bring:
- A jacket or a jersey as the weather can change at any time
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
- Cash - South African currency (ZAR) and all major credits
cards are accepted at places of interests
- Sunscreen and a hat
- Camera or a full charged cellphone to capture memorable
Conservation levy ZAR 400.00 per adult per night ZAR 200.00
per child per night
We suggest that the guest reserve departure flight
accordingly on the last day of the tour not earlier than 19:30 for a domestic
flight & 21:00 for an international flight.