Big Game Safari from Johannesburg - Three-Day Itinerary

Discover a celebrated aspect of South Africa with a true African safari. Spend three full days of superb game viewing in comfortable open safari vehicles as you explore one of the world's oldest and greatest wildlife preservation areas, Kruger National Park, a paradise for the wildlife enthusiast. This activity departs from Johannesburg. To follow this activity you need to arrange for meals, accommodation, a return-road transfer between Johannesburg and Hazyview, open safari vehicles and drivers, and a field guide at the Kruger National Park. To save time and money, we recommend that you reserve a pre-planned safari on Just click on the link to reserve in advance.

Day 1Johannesburg - Kruger National Park

Established in 1898, the Kruger National Park is one of the world’s oldest and greatest wildlife preservation areas. More than twice the size of Yellowstone National Park in the USA, Kruger Park is a paradise for the wildlife enthusiast. Transfer from Johannesburg to Mpumalanga via Nelspruit, White River and Hazyview to lodge on the border of Kruger National Park (unescorted). Check-in. Depart on an afternoon open vehicle game drive with an experienced ranger. Dinner under the stars in traditional African ‘Boma’ (weather permitting). Overnight at the lodge.

Day 2The Big 5 at Kruger National Park

This day is extremely promising for sightings of the “big five”—lions, elephants, leopards, buffalos, and rhinos. Giraffes, antelopes, cheetahs, and a wide array of other safari animals are also part of the big game. Enjoy an early morning breakfast before experiencing the breathtaking Panorama Route, including Bourke’s Luck potholes, Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Lisbon waterfall. Return to the lodge in time for lunch and spend the remainder of the day at leisure around the pool or viewing deck overlooking the Sabie River. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 3More Wildlife Adventure, Late-Afternoon Return to Johannesburg

Your  safari ‘ain’t over yet! You have another morning to satisfy your ken for a wildlife adventure. Make the most of it for by late afternoon you’d be back  in the urban comforts of Johannesburg at approximately 7pm. Other activities you may enjoy from Johannesburg:Half Day Soweto TourHalf Day Johannesburg City Tour

A Three-Day Sojourn to Johannesburg

Although not traditionally a tourist destination, Johannesburg is an ideal transit point to other cities like Cape Town, Durban, and the Kruger National Park because of the presence of O.R. Tambo International Airport, the busiest  and largest airport in Africa, and the Lanseria International Airport. Plan a three-day tour to Johannesburg and devote the two days to visit nearby attractions in Sun City, and Pilanesberg Nature Reserve and the Lesedi Cultural Village. Here’s a typical itinerary recommended for visitors in Johannesburg. Multi-day tour packages are available on for those planning to stay longer in Johannesburg.

Day 1Discover Johannesburg and Soweto

Spend half of the day exploring Johannesburg City. The city tour takes you to the 50th floor of the Carlton Centre, where you can get a panoramic vista of the entire city. Visit the residence of Nelson Mandela and go on a guided tour of the Constitution Hill.In the afternoon, join the Half Day Soweto Tour or the South Western Township, in the outskirts of Johannesburg. Visit the freedom parks, pass by Nobel laureates residences, see theHector Peterson Memorial and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the largest in Africa. Alternatively, you can take a hop-on hop-off tour or a small group walking tour as an introduction to the city.

Day 2Trip to the Sun City and Pilanesberg Reserve Tour

Be amazed by the beauty of the Pilanesberg Reserve as you start the tour viewing the Big Five:  rhinoceros, elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion. Visitors will board a vehicle as they search for these rare animals for a chance at a wonderful photo opportunity.In the afternoon, proceed to Sun City for a leisurely trip of the resort complex. Try your luck in the casinos, take a plunge into the swimming pool or try the activities found at the Lost City at your expense.

Day 3Rise to Freedom Tour

Dig deeper into South Africa's apartheid history by traveling along the footpaths of its freedom fighters in an Amandla day tour.Highlights include the Regina Mundi Church, where anti-apartheid activists gathered and Vilikazi Street, where Nelson Mandela once lived. Pass by Freedom Square, Hector Pieterson Memorial, Nelson Mandela Bridge and more.

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