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Spanning some 19,500 square kilometres across South Africa’s Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s vastest wildlife arenas. Wildebeest, zebra, elephants and eagles are just a handful of the beauties you’ll likely encounter on this short independent trip. You’ll also take a detour to Drakensberg Escarpment via the Panoramic Route, where some of South Africa’s superior scenery awaits.


Independent travel, without the stress. Gosheni’s Independent Experiences are a range of short ‘mini tours’ that you can add to other Experiences or as an extension to a longer tour, to craft your perfect holiday itinerary. Independent Experiences are for 1-3 travellers, depart daily and offer the back-up of Gosheni, our local offices and expert resident guides. /experiences

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On arrival in Johannesburg you’ll be met by a Gosheni representative and transferred to your hotel, where you’ll have the rest of the day to settle in and spend at your leisure.


Your grand adventure will between 5:30am and 6:00am this morning. Leaving Johannesburg, ‘The City of Gold’ behind you will head for Greater Kruger National Park, arriving just in time for lunch.
Your accommodation for the evening will be an intimate lodge tucked into the Greater Kruger. The lodge also has a swimming pool perfect for late afternoon refreshment, and a little bar. The staff are also incredibly helpful and friendly.
You will be taken to a neighbouring game reserve in the afternoon, for your first game drive by spotlight. This is a great opportunity to catch a glimpse of the elusive animals that operate after dark.

**Please Note: Your transfer from Johannesburg to Greater Kruger National Park will be a shared transfer and you will likely be joined by other passengers including those from our sister brand Intrepid. Your afternoon game drive within the Private Game Reserve may also be shared with other lodge guests. **

Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge or similar (1 night)


You will awake early today and head into the park itself. Upon entry you will find yourself in prime game viewing territory, perched to catch a glimpse of the Big Five.
Breakfast will be a packed breakfast which you will eat within in the park, fuelling you for the full day of game viewing ahead. You will continue on through the park, stopping off at various points and waterholes to observe the incredible animals go about their daily life.
You will return to the lodge in the late afternoon, where you can enjoy an evening of relaxation.

**Please Note: Your game drive within Kruger National Park will be a shared game drive. You will be accompanied by other guests of the lodge. **

Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge or similar (1 night)


You will head to the Drakensberg Escarpment today. Travelling along the Panoramic Route, you will experience some of the most glorious scenery in South Africa.
Some of the sights you will catch en route are God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.
After a full day of exploration, you will return to the lodge to relax by the fire.

**Please Note: Your Panoramic tour will be a shared tour. You will be accompanied by other guests of the lodge. **

Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge or similar (1 night)


Today is your final day at the lodge, so you will have a free day to enjoy it.
There will also be a number of optional activities available to those who are interested.
Tonight you will enjoy a Boma dinner at the lodge.

Cheetah Paw Eco Lodge or similar (1 night)
Optional Activities


It is another early start today for a guided bush walk in the area, where you’ll learn some interesting details about the natural world, including tree, spoor and bird identification.
Transfer back to Johannesburg after your morning safari walk. There’s plenty of time to stop and explore along the way. Take in amazing views at the viewpoint over the awesome Blyde River Canyon and see the Three Rondavels.
Upon arrival back in Johannesburg, you will be dropped to your nominated hotel or directly to the airport for any onward travel. If you are planning to depart Johannesburg today for an international destination, please ensure that your flight is later than 10pm.

**Please Note: Your transfer from Greater Kruger National Park to Johannesburg will be a shared transfer, as well as your morning game walk. **

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