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Fill in our online pay survey and we could be helping you on your way to the safari holiday of a lifetime in South Africa.
Anyone who wants to enter the prize draw for a holiday in South Africa must:
The prizeYou could win a 12 day tour of South Africa for 2 persons - packed with adventure, variety, history, and some of the world's most spectacular nature and scenery, as well as a visit to the vibrant city of Johannesburg. The prize is being organised by experienced South African adventure travel company Africa Travel Tips.
12 days/11 nights SOUTH AFRICA & SWAZILAND for 2 persons, day to day program
1st day: Johannesburg and Soweto (ca. 60 miles)
After your arrival at Johannesburg Int. Airport, you meet our local representative who will explain you the details. You will be transferred to your guesthouse or cottage. After you acclimatised, you can explore the city book or go on a guided city tour, visiting historical landmarks in Johannesburg.
2nd day: Johannesburg and Soweto
Today you get a guided tour into Johannesburg and Soweto. You can visit the Apartheid Museum, the Hector Peterson Memorial, the homes of Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, both Nobel peace prize winners and other famous sites. You can choose to overnight in a Soweto B&B, near the famous sites.
3rd day: Johannesburg – Swaziland (ca. 280 miles)
Today you leave the former Transvaal and drive to Mbabane; the capital of the beautiful kingdom of Swaziland where you overnight 2 nights. Here you can visit the Swazi market and a local school where you can meet the children and teachers. You overnight in or near the Wildlife Sanctuary.
4th day: Swaziland
Via your accommodation you can book optional excursions to discover Swaziland: guided game-drive, mountain bike or horse ride. Continue to Bulembu ghost mining village. You can choose to overnight in Bulembu Lodge where in the evening traditional Swazi dancers from nearby villages perform for guests at the lodge or stay in the same accommodation as the 3rd night.
5th day: Swaziland – Numbi Gate /Kruger Park (ca. 185 miles)
Today you drive in direction of Numbi gate at the boarder of Kruger National Park. Here you overnight in luxurious chalets at FTTSA accredited Phumulani Lodge. Phumulani Lodge is for 100% owned by Mduli Trust; an initiative of Chief MZ Mduli’s. Experience Phumulani; an extension of tribal culture to uplift standards of living of local community trough job creation. Dinner is included.
6th day: Numbi Gate– Hoedspruit area /Kruger Park via Panorama route (ca. 225 miles)
Today you can visit the historical gold mining city Pilgrim’s Rest. You can drive the Panorama Route and enjoy highlights as Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window. Continue in direction of Orpen Gate near Krugerpark where you overnight 2 nights in unique and thatched Treehouse Lodges.
7th day: Wildlife
Today you can have a wildlife experience in Big Five territory; spot the Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard and the Buffalo. For those who prefer a guided game drive in open Land Rovers, or participate in guided bush walks with rangers and trackers; these excursions can be booked via your accommodation.
8th day: Hoedspruit area /Kruger Park –Tzaneen (ca. 70 miles)
Drive on one of South Africa’s most beautiful mountain passes; the Magoebaskloof. Via the Bosveld Savanna you go to Tzaneen, surrounded by beautiful fruit and tea farms, where you overnight 2 nights.
9th day: Tzaneen
Today you have time to explore scenic area. You can visit the quaint Tzaneen museum and the Modjadji Cycad Nature Reserve; a unique natural forest in its prehistoric state, named after the dynasty of Rain Queens; Modjadji. You can visit art related projects of the Thusanang Association or have a drink inside a 6000 year old Baobab tree.
10th day: Tzaneen –Makhado /Luis Trichardt (ca. 125 miles) Continue to Makhado (formerly known as Louis Trichardt), situated in the Limpopo province (formerly known as Transvaal). You overnight 2 nights in FTTSA accredited Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge, in thatched chalets; all incorporating elements from local artists and crafters. On site there is a curio shop promoting crafts from area, promoting sustainable tourism.
11th day: Makhado
Today you have time to relax and explore the area. You can book a guided local artist tour & you visit the small little villages in the surrounding of Makhado. Alternatively you can drive to the nearby Madi a Thavha mountain farm and get to know the Venda and Shangaan culture. For nature lovers many hiking and mountain bike trails are available into the Soutpansberg and Hangklip Mountains.
12th day: Makhado – Johannesburg (ca. 235 miles)
Today you drive to Johannesburg Int. Airport for your flight home or continue to next destination.
Your flight from the US to South Africa and back is not included, but: you'll receive a $ 1000 contribution for paying the flight tickets!
Meet and Greet, transfer to accommodation in Johannesburg, Car hire (A-class: Toyota Tazz or comparable) for 11 days (unlimited km’s & full insurance), guided Johannesburg & Soweto tour, extended route descriptions.
11 nights accommodation: 10 nights Bed and Breakfast, 1 night Dinner, B&B in Phumulanilodge.
Accommodation choice: Soweto: 2nd night in B&B in Soweto or same as 1st night. Swaziland: 4th night: Bulembu Lodge or same as 3rd night in Wildlife Sanctuary.
A $ 1000 contribution for flight tickets.
Flights, entry fees for National Parks and Panorama Route, luggage service/portage, optional excursions and extra meals.
If this has whetted your appetite, and you can't wait to see if you win the competition, why not book a tour direct with Africa Travel Tips? They can arrange adventure, safari or discount tours for groups of all sizes.
Contact them at:
Phone: + 27 21 790 8270
Fax: + 27 21 790 7147
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