Kruger & The Panorama Route

Kruger National Park

A fabulous mix of scenery and wildlife on a five day adventure from Johannesburg. 

Day 1 - Long Tom Pass (320 km) 
Head out from South Africa's largest city, Johannesburg, towards the culturally rich and diverse province of Mpumalanga - 'Land of the Rising Sun'. Enjoy the ever-changing dramatic scenery of high mountain passes and fertile valleys as you drive towards the Long Tom Pass, atop which stands an Anglo-Boer war field cannon which the British named 'The Long Tom' and from which the pass was named in its honour.

Overnight Misty Mountain Lodge

Day 2 - Panorama Route (70km)
After an overnight stay in the Long Tom Pass, head to the historic gold mining town of Pilgrim's Rest with its quaint buildings and museums that will take you back in time to the bygone era of the South African 'Gold Rush'.

Continue to the spectacular Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world and arguably the most beautiful! Enjoy stops along the scenic Panorama Route and marvel at the geological wonders of God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels.

If time permits, visit the small town of Graskop a great place to pick up some local curios from a wide selection of vendors selling charming locally produced goods.

Overnight Hippo Hollow, Hazyview

Day 3 -  Kruger Park (95 km) 

We suggest an early morning start as you enter the World-famous Kruger National Park for the excitement of a self-drive safari. Covering an area of 2 million hectares (roughly the size of Wales), Kruger is one of Africa's largest game reserves. Home to the 'Big 5', elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard, along with a wide variety of other mammals and over 500 bird species. A true wildlife enthusiasts' paradise. Overnight in the park for a true safari experience.

Overnight at Lower Sabie Rest Camp (room only basis)

Day 4 - White River (110km)
Another early start, making the most of your time in this magnificent wildlife haven. Continue your search for Africa's legendary animals as you eventually make your way out of the park and head towards the town of White River for your overnight stay.

Overnight at Casterbridge Hollow

Day 5 - Johannesburg (370 km) 
Depart White River on your scenic drive back to Johannesburg. If you have time, perhaps stop at the large town of Nelspruit where you can visit the Lowveld Botanical Gardens or Reptile Park before dropping your car off at Johannesburg airport in time for your onward travel. 

5 day self drive from £385

Breakfast included except on day 4 in the Kruger. Accommodation specified is subject to availability and may be substituted to a similar or higher standard if necessary. Park fees in Kruger payable locally. Flights not included. Discount flights available from most UK airports. Tour available in both directions or add extra nights to extend your self drive holiday.

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Kruger & The Panorama Route

Self Drive

Relaxed and enjoyable self drive touring. Book them as they are or ask your consultant to add extra days in the places you choose.

Your self drive tour includes:

  • Well planned route
  • Time to explore
  • Air conditioned car
  • Maps and information
  • Prebooked hotels
  • Flexible itineraries
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  • Your entire holiday is designed around your requirements
  • Pick and choose the places you want to visit
  • Wide range of twin and multi-centre holiday options
  • One consultant to make all your arrangements

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  • Tailor made service at package tour prices
  • Breakfast included in most locations
  • Free nights and upgrades at many top resorts
  • Book now with a low deposit and pay in full later

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  • Part of Freedom Destinations, a leading UK travel company
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  • Your holiday fully ABTA and ATOL protected
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