7-day Kruger & Matobo Rhino Encounter (Accommodated)

Tour Code 23KVF7A. Small Group Safaris
7 days from
$1'942 USD
USDwas 2045 USD
Plus 350 USD mandatory Safari Pass
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Group Size: Maximum 12. Age Group: 8+

See the wildlife of the famed Kruger and explore southern Zimbabwe!


A 7-day comprehensive lodge accommodated small group safari highlights the best in Southern Africa - connecting to African grass routes, incorporating the panoramic sights of Mpumalanga, the Big 5 of Kruger, cruising on the Zambezi River with hippos and crocodiles, exploring the Matobo National Park in Zimbabwe, and feeling the wet Zambezi spray off the thundering Victoria Falls.

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Day 1. Pretoria to Hoedspruit Highlights. Blyde River Canyon, South Africa. Accommodation. Nsele Lodge.

Departing from Pretoria (the administrative city) early this morning our journey takes us from the urban areas, through the scenic Mpumulanga Province. We travel via the Blyde River Canyon and its distinctive Three Rondavels to our first night's accommodation - a short distance from the world famous Kruger National Park.

Day 2. Kruger National Park Highlights. Kruger National Park, South Africa. Accommodation. Nsele Lodge.

To make the most of the day, we have in this world famous park, our specialised guide meets us a open 4x4 game drive vehicle (before dawn) in order to enter the park when the gates open.

The park, founded in 1898 is South Africa's flagship park and we will see some of the many species of flora and fauna in our days drive.

Day 3. Hoedspruit to Polokwane Highlights. Bakone Open Air Museum . Accommodation. Boma In The Bush.

From the province of Mpumulanga and onto the province of Limpopo today. The province gets its name from the Limpopo river which forms the northern border of South Africa.

Arriving in Polokwane, we head off to learn more about the local Bakone culture at the open-air museum.

Day 4. Polokwane to Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Accommodation. Travellers Guest House, Bulawayo.

Crossing the Limpopo River at the Beitbridge border post, we enter Zimbabwe.

With a fair distance to cover today, we push on through the scenic countryside to Bulawayo and our comfortable hotel.

To allow for the number of highlights & experiences included in this tour, some long distances need to be travelled. In order for this to not affect every day on tour, we have allocated this as a driving day in which we cover quite a lot of ground and have minimal stops.

Day 5. Matobo National Park Highlights. Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe. Accommodation. Travellers Guest House, Bulawayo.

Transferring into an open 4x4 game drive vehicle with a specialised guide this morning, we venture into the Matobo National Park which features distinctive wind-rounded rock formations.

There will also be an opportunity to take a walking safari in this intriguing park - provided conditions are optimal and it is safe to do so.

It is possible to optionally extend the drive to a full-day - including a historical and village tour.

Day 6. Bulawayo to Victoria Falls Highlights. Zambezi Sunset Cruise - Zimbabwe. Accommodation. Shearwater Explorers Village.

Journeying north, we reach the town of Victoria Falls and settle into our comfortable hotel.

In the late afternoon, we take a peaceful sunset cruise on the upper stretches of the Zambezi river to spot game in and around this mighty river.

Day 7. Victoria Falls Highlights. Victoria Falls National Park.

Rising early we visit the Victoria Falls, taking in a multitude of different views of the water plunging over 100 metres into the gorge below.

Arrangements end after this, however it would be a shame to come to this amazing area and not take part in some of the many different activities that are on offer, so maybe extend your stay for a few days to allow time enough for all of it.

Our team on the ground will be able to assist in arranging a variety of different activities.

Suggested Pre-Tour Accommodation.

Court Classique Suite Hotel

Court Classique Suite Hotel is set among the embassy buildings in suburban Arcadia, Pretoria. This 3-storey building is 3.9 km from the city centre allowing easy access to restaurants, cinemas shops and cultural attractions. It's also 6.5 km from the Pretoria National Botanical Garden. Court Classique Suite Hotel offers single and double ensuite rooms, free WiFi, a restaurant, swimming pool, a spa room and wine cellar.

Entrance view of the Curt Classique Hotel Double en-suite room Restaurant Pool area Kipepeo Spa

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation.
Shearwater Explorers Village

The Shearwater Explorers Village is located 400m from the thundering Victoria Falls and 100m from the epicenter of the Vic Falls town. Comprising of 42 private rooms, the village represents budget accommodation at its finest. Facilities include: Bar, Swimming pool and a spa for those relaxation moments.

Twin Room Ensuite bathroom Dining and chill area Pool area

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Additional Info

6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch, 6 Dinners

Twin share rooms with en suite facilities

All tour highlights
Ground transport
Vehicle registration, road tolls and taxes
Accommodation as indicated
Meals as indicated
Park fees
Services of driver / wildlife guide

Included Highlights:
Blyde River Canyon
Kruger National Park, Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide
Bakone Open Air Cultural Museum
Matobo National Park, Open Vehicle Game Drive with Resident Guide
Victoria Falls Visit
Victoria Falls Zambezi Sunset Cruise
Travel insurance
Departure taxes
Airport transfers
Optional activities
Items of a personal nature
Meals not indicated
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Safari Pass

Each small group tour, Short Safari & Trek, Short Break and City Stay has a Safari Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income.

350 USD

* This pass is a compulsory add-on for this tour.

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