South African Safaris

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South Africa


Today, South Africa is coming into its well deserved own as a holiday destination. Nowhere else in Africa can you experience the wide variety of activities available, as in this forward-looking country!

From shopping at roadside craft stalls, to experiencing local culture, driving through spectacular scenery and of course  incredible game viewing in renowned Game Reserves – South Africa offers a whole world of adventure in a single itinerary!

This Wildlife Extravaganza itinerary provides a wide-ranging introduction to a travel destination less familiar to travellers than it deserves to be.

Your overseas flight takes you directly to OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. Here you will connect to the designated airport where you will be met by your Embrace Africa Safari guide and depart on your exciting adventure.

Visit the world renowned Kruger National Park – South     Africa’s largest Nature Reserve, Tribal Villages to gain insight into the local culture, Wildlife centres where you can get up close and personal with our animal species, bargain for curios en-route and take a walk in the wilds for a personal Bushveld experience.  Besides scenery and wildlife viewing, this unique itinerary also spotlights the history and diverse cultures that give South Africa its distinctive flavour.

Optional Safari Activities that may be included in this itinerary at an additional charge:

Kruger Area:  Hot Air Ballooning over nature reserve * Bird Watching * Walking safari in Big 5 area * Tracking Rhino * Microlight flight over nature reserve * Canopy Tour (Zipline) * Sekororo Traditional Dancers * Helicopter flight into Canyon * Wellness therapy in the bush * White-water Rafting (seasonal) * Quad Biking * Golf * Elephant Back Safari * Spa * Game viewing on Horseback * Kloofing * Abseiling * Fishing

Daily Itinerary:

Day 1: Your international flight lands at the OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg. After clearing customs, collect your baggage and proceed to Domestic Departures for your connecting flight to Hoedspruit airport. Here you will be met by your Guide and transfer to the Mafigeni Lodge.

Day 2: This morning participate in an African Wildlife     orientation tour at the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre,  followed by a tranquil cruise on the Swadini dam and view one of only 5 Tufa waterfalls in the world. Overnight Mafigeni.

Day 3: Get your binoculars and camera ready! After Breakfast, travel to Kruger Park and enjoy a full day of superb game viewing in the Park. Overnight in Kruger National Park.

Day 4: Game viewing in the Park. This evening option of accompanying a Park Ranger on a Sunset Drive into the Park (additional cost to guest). Overnight in Kruger National Park.

Day 5: Today you make your way out of the Park and head back to Mafigeni Lodge. Overnight at Mafigeni Lodge

Day 6: Enjoy the picturesque mountain scenery as you wind your way along the Blyde River Canyon. Gold rush outposts, waterfalls and God’s Window are just a few of the beautiful places you will come across today. Overnight Mafigeni Lodge.

Day 7: A very early morning today, but so worth it! This morning, you will enjoy a nature walk in a Big 5 private   reserve, accompanied by a lion or cheetah. After the nature walk, enjoy a scrumptious breakfast, before heading to      Kapama Cheetah Breeding Project. Overnight at Mafigeni Lodge.

Day 8: Explore Tzaneen and surrounding areas today. Kaross Embroidery, Debengeni Falls, Agatha Croc farm, Lunch at Sapekoe Tea Estate, Town of Tzaneen, Coach House Nougat factory and Sunland Baobab all make up a fabulous day.   Overnight at Mafigeni Lodge.

Day 9: Sadly, you have completed your 9-day safari with Embrace Africa Safaris. Transfer to Hoedspruit airport and connect to your next destination.

Meal plan for above itinerary: Breakfast, Lunch  & Dinner

Accommodation Grading and Description:

Budget Safari Clean, comfortable accommodations with basic amenities (backpacker/tented accommodation with communal ablution facilities)

Standard Safari Comfortable accommodations with overhead fan/air-conditioner in room & en-suite bathroom facilities (3 and 4 star accommodation)

Luxury Safari Spacious, private chalets furnished in understated luxury. Enjoy silver    service, fine linen & en-suite bathrooms (5 star accommodation)


  • All safari prices are quoted on a per person sharing basis. 
  • A single supplement fee is charged for guests travelling solo.

Budget Safari

Standard Safari

Luxury Safari

US $1,750.00 US $2,950.00 US $6,300.00
£1,100.00 £1,800.00 £3,800.00
€1,300.00 €2,150.00 €4,600.00

Safari Price Includes:                                    

  • Accommodation during safari period
  • Road Transportation
  • Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
  • Services of English speaking guide
  • Bottled water in safari vehicle
  • Meals as specified in itinerary
  • Laundry services at Mafigeni Lodge
  • Airport transfers as per itinerary airports
  • Services of travel agent for airline reservations
  • Services of travel consultant to plan itinerary

Safari Price Excludes:

  • Accommodation prior & post safari period
  • Optional extra activities added to itinerary
  • Additional vehicle hire during safari
  • French, German, Spanish guide/translator
  • All drinks unless specified in itinerary
  • Visas for countries that require entry visas
  • Medical & Travel insurance
  • All airfares required for the safari
  • Equipment hire on safari
  • Laundry services during safari
  • Personal item purchases
  • Gratuities (Lodge staff, guide, servers)
  • Government tax of 14% on safari

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