Wildlife of South Africa

A Trip With Toby & Friends

01-08 October 2019

Join us for an 8-day adventure through some fantastic game reserves and national parks in South Africa. Limited spots available.

01-08 October 2019

Amazing Wildlife of South Africa!

Join Toby and the Outdoor Africa team as we journey to experience South Africa’s amazing wildlife. This tour is focused on bringing together a few laid back and fun travelers who want to share in the experience of being in the moment with the world and the wild! See below for more details!

Featured Destinations

Learn more about the destinations featured on this adventure.

  • Johannesburg

  • Pilanesberg National Park

  • Dullstroom

  • Kruger National Park

A South African Experience You Will Never Forget

Day 1

Arrive Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo International Airport) –Day at leisure.

Upon arrival in Johannesburg (O.R. Tambo International Airport), you will be transferred to Africa Sky Guest House. - Balance of day at leisure.

Overnight Africa Sky Guest House.

Included: Transfer from O.R. Tambo Airport, and overnight Africa Sky.

Day 2

Pilanesberg National Park

After breakfast, we will make our transfer by vehicle to Pilanesberg National Park, just on the outskirts of Johannesburg. En-route you will learn about some of South Africa’s history and landscape.

The balance of the day will be spent on a Game Drive in Pilanesberg National Park.

The crater of a long extinct volcano is the setting of Pilanesberg National Park - a fascinating alkaline complex produced by volcanic eruptions some 1300 million years ago. Pilanesberg is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind in the world. It’s rare rock types and structure make it a unique geological feature.

The area is fringed by three concentric ridges or rings of hills - the formation rises from the surrounding plains like a bubble. The structure of the park is termed the "Pilanesberg National Park Alkaline Ring Complex.”

Ancient, even by geological time scales, this extinct volcano is the most perfect example of an alkaline ring complex. A number of rare (but not necessarily economically important) minerals occur in the park. Pilanesberg National Park rates high amongst the world's outstanding geological phenomena.

Pilanesberg has survived ages of erosion and stands high above the surrounding bushveld plains. The early presence of man can be seen in the numerous Stone and Iron Age sites that are scattered throughout the park.

Overnight Manyane.

Included: Breakfast, transfer, dinner and overnight Manyane.

Day 3

Pilanesberg National Park

Today will be spent further exploring the Pilanesberg National Park.

Overnight Manyane.

Included: Breakfast, game drives, dinner and overnight Manyane.

Day 4

Transfer to Dullstroom

After breakfast, we will make our morning departure for a leisurely transfer to Dullstroom.

En-route you will learn about some more aspects of South Africa’s history and landscape.

Proclaimed a town by Paul Kruger in 1892, Dullstroom was referred to as the ‘Place of Eternal Mist’ by the first Dutch settlers. Situated in the highlands, the cooler conditions of Dullstroom make it a hiker’s paradise. Whether you enjoy gentle strolls along the riverbanks or stretching jaunts up rocky escarpments, you will find the most breath-taking scenery while being immersed in the silence and tranquility of this beautiful location.

Overnight Highlander Hotel (or similar).

Included: Breakfast, transfer, dinner and overnight Highlander Hotel (or similar).

Day 5

Transfer to Kruger National Park along the Panorama Route

Morning departure for the Panorama Route.

The most spectacular stretch of the Panorama Route is the Blyde River Canyon.  Blyderivierspoort Nature Reserve lies to the north of the town of Graskop and is a narrow strip, which runs for approximately 35 miles along the Drakensberg Escarpment.  It contains one of the great scenic wonders of Southern Africa, the Blyde River Canyon, which is 35 miles long and is the third largest canyon in the world.  Unlike the Fish River Canyon in Namibia and the Grand Canyon in America, it is filled with lush vegetation and wildlife.  There are a number of viewpoints along the edge of the escarpment offering excellent views of the Canyon and the river below. From many well-positioned vantage points one has a view of the long gorge, which starts at "Bourkes Luck Potholes" and ends at the "Three Rondavels".

Bourke's Luck Potholes were named after Tom Bourke who discovered gold here at the confluence of the Treur and Blyde rivers.  The potholes are deep cylindrical holes formed by the action of the sand and rock carried down by the rivers when in flood.  Visitors can obtain a close view of the potholes from specially constructed bridges.

Some of the many possible sights on this day include: Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels, Mac Mac Pools, Mac Mac Falls, Lisbon Falls, Berlin Falls, and God’s Window. (Please note that stop-offs along the route will be dependent on weather, timing, and your guide’s knowledge of the best locations to visit. This will not include stops at all locations listed.)

Enjoy lunch and shopping along the way.

In the afternoon we will enter the Kruger National Park. Enjoy a short game drive as we make our way to our Kruger Park Camp accommodation.

Overnight Skukuza Camp (or similar Camp as available).

Included: Breakfast, panorama route drive, transfer, dinner, and overnight Skukuza Camp (or similar Camp as available).

Day 6

Kruger National Park

Early morning departure for a full day’s game drive into Kruger National Park.

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, SANParks - Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.

Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Man's interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park's natural assets.

Along the way, we will stop at one of the Park’s many camps, where you will have the chance to grab lunch, shop in the camp concessions, and stretch your legs.

Overnight Skukuza Camp (or similar Camp as available).

Included: Breakfast, game drive, dinner, and overnight Skukuza Camp (or similar Camp as available).

Day 7

Kruger National Park

Early morning departure for a game drive in Kruger National Park.

Today we will get deeper into the wilds of beautiful Kruger National Park, before overnighting at one of the many camps (camp will be based on availability at the time of booking).

You may also have the option for a night safari! (night safari of your own accord and arranged the day before).

Overnight Skukuza Camp (or similar Camp as available).

Included: Breakfast, game drive, dinner, and overnight at Skukuza Camp (or similar Kruger Park Camp).

Day 8

Depart for Johannesburg

Morning departure for O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg for your return flight home!

Travel Solo, With A Friend, A Partner, Or A Group

Cost Of This Tour

$3,100.00 Per Person (shared) / $ 3,600.00 Per Person (single)

Spots are limited! Reserve yours today.

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Tour Dates: 01-08 October 2019

Rate is inclusive of the following:

  • All land transfer and travel
  • All meals as stipulated (please note: dinners included are up to 200 Rand per person, per night – any excess cost, as well as tipping of waitstaff, is of your own accord)
  • All excursions as stipulated
  • All accommodation as stipulated

Rate does not include: 

  • Excursions not in itinerary
  • Flights
  • KNP Conservation and Anti-Poaching Levies
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • All Drinks
  • Travel Insurance (recommended)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities