$315.00 / month in 30 days and a deposit of $350.00
Day 1: Departure day from your home airport. You will arrive in Johannesburg November 2nd, 2020.
Your itinerary starting November 2nd, 2020
Day 2: you will be greeted by your personal driver who will whisk you away to our fabulous home for the next 3 days. Enjoy the sights as you sit in the backseat, and relax as you are driven to your home for the next 2 nights.
Once you arrive, you will have time to chill in the backyard and enjoy local wine (or water if you prefer). You will have your first meal in Africa prepared for you by a local chef in the comfort of your own home. There will also be an opportunity to schedule time with a massage therapist that will come to our home so that you do not have to leave the premises.
NOTE:*Massage will be paid directly to the masseuse, this price is not included in your package*
Day 3: Johannesburg city tour.
We will be escorted around Johannesburg by a professional tour guide, who will enlighten you about the history of South Africa and show you monumental buildings and areas that you have only heard about. This tour will take you through Soweto, Johannesburg, and end at the Apartheid museum.
Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 4; FREE DAY!
You have a day to yourself to explore the city at your leisure. Or, you can stay home and relish in the delightfully luxurious surroundings.
Breakfast is included.
We will be say goodbye to our lush accommodations in Joburg and say hello to our new home for 5 nights, Timbavati Safari Lodge. We will take in the panoramic sights on our 5 hour drive to the resort. We will stop for lunch and you will have time to stretch your legs.
You will receive a welcome drink from the Timbavati Safari Lodge staff and check in. A buffet dinner will be served at 7:30pm.
All meals included.
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure from 7-9am.
9am-11am Shangaan Cultural Walk and school visit
This is a guided walk starting at a local school the lodge sponsors. You will then proceed through the village. You will visit some local spots including the crèche, clinic, houses, and the Sangoma if she is available. Along the way you will learn about how the Shangaan culture live and ways of life.
12-1pm you can order lunch from the a la carte lunch menu.
3:30-7pm Depart for your Big 5 Sunset Drive in the nearby private reserve
Meals included: ALL
Rise and shine at 4:45am with a knock on your door ready to go on Safari. Tea and or coffee will be available in the restaurant.
We depart 5:30am for Kruger National Park for a full day of exciting game spotting and viewing, breakfast pack and picnic lunch included. Return to the lodge between 3-4pm and relax until your buffet dinner at 7:30pm
Meals included: ALL
Rise and shine at 4:45am with a knock on your door ready to go on Safari. Tea and/or coffee are available in the restaurant. Get your caffeine fix and be ready to go by 5:30 for your Big 5 sunrise Drive in our nearby private reserve. Let’s hope to spot some new animals on your last safari!
Breakfast on return at around 9am
Relax time, once again can order lunch from the bar menu before 2pm (included)
3pm-5pm We meet at the swimming pool for your Afternoon Non Big 5 Bush Walk
This is not a strenuous walk, you will be learning about the small things in the bush that are often missed while driving. You will learn about the medicinal and traditional uses of the trees and if your lucky, you will spot some antelope on foot.
7:30pm Buffet Dinner
This morning is a morning of relaxation. Leave at 12pm and do lunch at a local restaurant as lunch is not included on this day. From here we travel to the Blyde Dam for your afternoon boat cruise. We return to hotel around 5:30pm. 7:30pm Buffet Dinner
Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner
This is your last breakfast at the fabulous Timbavati Lodge! From 7am you can enjoy a hearty meal and be ready to drive back to the airport to hop on your flight!
Meals included: Breakfast
A lodge lunch is included and you can order from the lunch time a la carte menu which includes burgers, toasted sandwiches, salads, pizza, etc.
This is something that has to be done together, as there is a set time and the guide(s) for this activity have already been allocated. It is about an hour and a half to 2 hours and very relaxed. It is not a long walk but very interesting as you can learn about the flora and fauna of the region.
No there is not. Everyone pays the same price on this tour.
Yes. No matter what country you are traveling from, you must have a valid passport. For American citizens, please check out the requirements here: https://travel.state.
Of course I will! Once your deposit is made, you will have access to our exclusive Facebook group. I will be giving you details on the trip and help you as much as you need.
As long as our chef and the lodge is aware of your dietary restrictions, they are happy to accommodate you and your taste buds.
Probably not. I will be on the trip with you, but I have many things to do behind the scenes so there will be times where I won’t be able to join you
The lodge includes a picnic lunch which the guides take on their vehicles. You will stop at a rest camp where they will set up the picnic and you will have a chance to do a bit of shopping at the curio shop.
This trip has not been priced based on room occupancy, so every person pays the same price.
The lodge is about 40 minutes to the local town. Uber or Lyft are not available in this part of South Africa, but if you let the lodge know in advance (a day before is perfect) they can organize it. NOTE: This transportation fee is NOT included in your trip price and would need to be paid to the staff at Timvati Lodge.
Every morning we will have a set time to leave the property. You will have the option of having breakfast from 7am up until 30 minutes before departure time.
No you do not. There are no portions of this tour that can be refunded, but you are free to opt out of any activity we have planned.
One has nothing to do with the other. Because we live in uncertain times, we must take necessary percautions. I buy travel insurance for every country I travel to, and I will not travel with anyone who does not purchase it.