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
NOTE: Deposit is non-refundable but it is transferrable.