7 Day Luxury Safari and Panorama Route

Quick Overview

Embark on a 7-day Luxury Safari Tour. Visit the astonishing views and sites of the Panorama Route, get transferred from your hotel and the airport in a private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced driver. Warm up in the mornings with a cup of South African Coffee or Tea before you start your safari in an open vehicle 4×4. Sip on a Sundowner or glass of wine before you set off for your afternoon safari in a open vehicle 4×4. 6 hours of wildlife a day and the relaxing noises of the bush.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Arriving in South Africa

You are met by your Driver/Guide from BST Tours/Mr Shuttle at the International arrivals of OR Tambo International Airport.
You will be handed a welcome pack from your driver/guide. Included will be brochures of all the destinations you will be visiting, your booking confirmations and a local sim card so you can stay connect while in South Africa.

Your driver guide will take you to your guest lodge for your overnight stay at Safari Club SA.
You can take this time to relax after your long flight.

Depending what time your flight arrives, we can book a half day tour of one of the following : Soweto Tour, Pretoria Tour, Johannesburg Tour and more.

You will be met by your driver/guide again the next morning for an early departure for the Panorama Route.
Departure can be discussed with driver/guide as well on arrival.

 

Included

– Dinner

-Accommodation at Safari Club SA

– Transfer

 

Day 2 Early start to a day filled with beauty

Early morning start to the day to embark on the journey via the Panorama Route. The lodge will pack us some snack packs. You are met by your driver/guide. After a cup of coffee or tea we will hit the road.

Take about an hour and half nap on the way to our first stop at Total Petrolport Alzu. Or look at how the landscapes change from city to countryside and the vast diversities in South Africa.

We will get a cup of coffee from Mugg & Bean and you can get a light breakfast to go. At Alzu you will spot some wildlife: Rhino, Eland, Gemsbuck and Zebra.
 

After this stop we head in the direction to start the Panorama Route.

We will visit and drive by Graskop, Mac Mac Falls/Pools, THe Pinnacle, God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, Berlin Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Blyde River Canyon. There will be a lot of wonderful views and stops.

After this beautiful day we overnight at Hannah Game Lodge. 

Included

– Panorama Route

– Dinner

– Accommodation at Hannah Game Lodge

– Transfer

 

Day 3 Wake up relaxed in the Northen Drakensberg Escarpment

You wake up in a peaceful 8000 hectares of unspoiled African bushveld located amongst the gently rolling hills of the Northern Drakensberg. Hannah Game Lodge is a captivating tapestry of African sounds, smells and colours, where the rising sun showers the valley with shades of pink, red and orange. You will have breakfast at Hannah Game Lodge before our departure to Ezulwini River Lodge.
On the way to Ezulwini River Lodge there will be wonderful views. Depending on time we can make a quick coffee stop at the big Baobab Tree or Jessica the Hippo. (Jessica is closed between 12H00 & 14H30 daily.)

Your driver/guide will take you right to the reception. This is where your driver/guide will leave you until he returns for your departure back to the airport.
You will be met by the friendly staff of Ezulwini to help you check in and show you to the rooms. Lunch, dinner and an afternoon game drive is included for this day. Enjoy the relaxing sounds of the bush and the wonderful sunset.

Included

– Lunch & Dinner

– Transfer

– Accommodation at Ezulwini River Lodge

– Afternoon Game Drive

 

Day 4 Full day Safari at Ezulwini River Lodge

Today is your first full day safari experience. You wake up early in a luxury lodge, located in the Riverine Forest, which boasts the magnificent Olifants River. You will have a early morning game drive followed with breakfast.


You will have your own leisure time after breakfast, Ezulwini offers the following activities:
– Lounge poolside
– Wine tastings in our wine cave
– Special Guided day trips to the adjoining world renowned Kruger National Park, including:
– Tribal Village visits
– Hot Air Ballooning
– Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres

Ezulwini River Lodge has an entertainment area including a lounge, bar, and gorgeous swimming pool, all housed under a traditional thatched roof. Their elegant dining deck is set in riverine vegetation. Four luxury chalets, four ultra luxury suites and a new river deck, overlooking the Olifants River, and their elevated thatched viewing deck overlooking the local water hole, adds an intimate ambiance to this lodge.

You end your day with an afternoon game drive and dinner.

Included

– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

– Coffe, Tea and rusks

– Morning and Afternoon Game Drive

– Accommodation at Ezulwini River Lodge

 

Day 5 Ezulwini River Lodge to Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge

Yet again a full day safari ahead. Today you move from River Lodge to Billy’s Lodge.

Billy’s Lodge. located on the banks of a seasonal river and flood plain, surrounded by the resident lion pride, this private Safari Lodge features unparalleled views of plains game, and gorgeous Knobthorn, Leadwood and Marula trees indigenous to the western savannah region of Ezulwini. This lodge incorporates organic African architecture and material in its sumptuous lounge areas, dining rooms and decks.

Their private suites complete with a personal lounge, mini-bar, dining area, super king-size bed, en-suite bath, indoor and outdoor shower, private plunge pool and a deck with unspoiled views of the surrounding bush are just superb and relaxing.

Ask your guide for available activities or just sit back, relax and enjoy the calm feeling of the bush.

Included

– Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

– Coffee, Tea and Rusks

– Morning and Afternoon Game Drive

– Accommodation at Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge

– Transfer

 

Day 6 Full Day Safari at Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge

Today is your last full day at Ezulwini. It is a sad day but dont you worry. You still have your morning game drive, excellent food and afternoon game drive to look forward to. And dont forget all the sounds and animals of the bush.

Take this last full day at Ezulwini to relax.

Included 

– Breakfat, Lunch and Dinner.

– Coffee and Tea

– Morning and Afternoon Game Drive

– Accommodation at Ezulwini Billy’s Lodge

 

Day 7 Departure back to the Airport

Today you wake up for you last game drive. After breakfast you will be met by your driver/guide again for you departure back home.

On the way back to the airport we can stop over at Dullstroom for some curious shopping and a coffee break or lunch.
Your driver/guide will give you some recommendations.


The drive back and amount of stops also depends on your flight time back home.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the views and drive back to the airport.

Included

– Breakfast 

– Morning Game Drive

– Transfer

 

Please Note:

We can fully customise this tour to suit your needs or budget. Pre and post Safari accommodation can be booked on request.