Limpopo Wildlife and Villages Safari

Johannesburg to Johannesburg

       

Limpopo Wildlife and Villages Safari

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: US$ 2,390 (adult)
US$ 1,935 (child)
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Safari Starts: Johannesburg

Safari Ends: Johannesburg Number of Days: 8
Countries visited: South Africa
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: AFFS10

Safari Price Includes:

All Meals
All Activities and Entrance Fees as per Itinerary
Escorted Tour
Local Guides & Rangers
Big 5 Game Drive
Cheetah Project and Bambela Animal Shelter Visit
Guided Walk
Game Drives
Nature Walks
Village Homestay
Children’s Activities
Lodge (6 Nights)
Village Homestay (1 Night)

Safari Price Excludes:

All optional excursions
Visas
Meals unless otherwise stated in the itinerary.

Limpopo Wildlife Safari

A great family adventure through the northern part of South Africa where you will experience and live Africa the way it is supposed to be. From game drives to see the Big Five to discovering Bushman paintings, from exploring South Africa’s own rainforest to staying in a traditional village – this tour has it all! We visit a Cheetah Project and an animal shelter, gaze at the stars in the night sky and see breathtaking scenery, which changes at every location!

Limpopo Wildlife and Villages Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:

Johannesburg to Kololo

   

Today is the joining day in Johannesburg, “City of Gold”. You will be met at the airport or your hotel for the transfer to Kololo which is about a 3-4 hour drive. On arrival at Kololo, there will be an introduction for the kids. They are given a booklet which will guide them during their stay and where different activities get signed off. It shows how to identify certain animals and the tracks they leave behind.
Then it is time to take in the view and let the charm of the view start doing its work! Dinner will be had at the Boma under a starlit sky. Enjoy a traditional South African braai, and the stories around the campfire.
Kololo Game Reserve is situated in the beautiful province of Limpopo, South Africa, in the heart of the Waterberg biosphere. Vast, peaceful and incredibly beautiful, this is a fascinating destination with a rich cultural legacy and a natural splendour. A malaria-free area and home to a large variety of game, Kololo is a perfect safari destination. Visit neighbouring reserves and view the Big 5 - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, or enjoy a sneak preview over the fence, from the comfort of your chalet at Kololo. Accommodation features twelve upmarket chalets positioned in the pristine bushveld so privacy and relaxation is guaranteed. Kololo is a popular Limpopo game reserve and is conveniently situated only 3 hours from Johannesburg International Airport.


Day 2: Kololo - Game Drive, Guided Walk   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy an exhilarating game drive into Welgevonden and view the Big 5 - elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, and leopard, on this 40000 hectare reserve.
In the afternoon our guides will take you on foot into our reserve, to track spoor and show you a complete new way of enjoying wildlife.
There is also an optional afternoon programme which includes a horse back safari (experienced riders only), guided walk or mountain bike tour on Kololo.
In the evening the chef will prepare a traditional potjie for you, and you can learn a bit about the history of the Voortrekkers whilst the smells drifting from the fire work up your appetite.


Day 3:

Kololo - Cheetah Project and Bambela Animal Shelter

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Todays full day programme includes a visit to the Cheetah Project and Bambela Animal Shelter. For parents and kids together, this is a great way to see the big cats up close. When you look into those yellow eyes and sense the depth a new respect for these stunning creatures will awaken in you. The shelter is a sanctuary for abandoned and orphaned animals, and gives you the chance to feed monkeys, pet a worthog and see loads of different animals up close.


Day 4:

Kololo - Transfer to Leshiba

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today after breakfast we transfer to Leshiba.
Experience the warm and creative atmosphere of the authentic Venda Village. The staff will show you around and give you the history of the Village. Enjoy tea and home baked biscuits and cake, or sundowners on the deck overlooking Duluni valley. Look out for rhino and giraffe grazing on the plain below you, and then enjoy dinner in the panoramic dining lapa.
Leshiba lies in a hidden valley on top of the Soutpansberg mountains, which is one of the country’s most unique bio-diverse environments. Transcending expectations, this wildlife reserve is something special, family-run, and offering a uniquely African experience with luxury touches, warm hospitality and rich memories.
At night you can share stories around the open fireplace under the night sky. You can enjoy the authentic African character of the Village, and maybe even enjoy a hot stone massage!


Day 5: Leshiba - Guided Hike, Game Drive   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Embark on an early morning hike with one of the rangers through the plains and mountains to the overhangs which have paintings of ancient Bushman rock art. Learn about medicinal plants, identify spoor, trees and birds, track the rhino and enjoy finding out about the history of the Bushman and the other tribes that passed through the Soutpansberg. Learn how to make a fire in the traditional way and see artefacts dating back between 200 and 2000 years.
Return to a scrumptious brunch served on the deck or outdoor boma in fine weather, then relax and siesta.
An afternoon game drive will give you the opportunity to see rhino, giraffe, kudu, zebra and perhaps the elusive leopard, porcupine or pangolin.
Sundowners are served on Hamasha plain.before you enjoy dinner in the dining lapa or outdoor boma, weather permitting. An optional activity is for an evening of astronomy.


Day 6:

Leshiba to Kurisa Moya

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early breakfast at Leshiba, we transfer to Kurisa Moya – 210 kms and approximately 3 hours from Leshiba Wilderness.
Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge is a 422 hectare property near Tzaneen, Polokwane and Magoebaskloof in Limpopo Province. Kurisa Moya is perched on the edge of the Drakensburg escarpment, so it has mesmerising views out over the lowveld.
You will be welcomed to Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge. This soulful place embraces a pristine indigenous forest with massive moss-covered trees where ancient Yellow-woods carry an energy all of their own. Burbling streams make their way over boulders to the dams below. Here, nature's tranquility is broken only by booming Samango monkeys, croaking crimson-winged Knysna Turacos and Bushbuck barks. Kurisa Moya has mountains, rivers, indigenous forests and bushveld.
On your guided nature walk, with South Africa’s top Bird Guide, David Letsoalo, you will feel that there is something powerfully restorative in being surrounded by ancient trees in an untouched forest and by being all alone in this tranquil place. Silence, peace and beauty all combine to make you feel that your spirit is full to the brim and that the world is a magical place.
Enjoy dinner under the stars, listening to the sounds of the Bushbaby and Wood Owl calling.


Day 7: Sotho Village - Home Stay   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mafefe Village cultural tour and home-stay gives you a true experience of South African village life. Staying at the Ga-Malahlela Village near Kurisa Moya or the Mafefe Village near the Wolkberg, you will be guided by an experienced guide into the fascinating world of Sotho Culture.
Mafefe Village is set amongst spectacular mountain scenery in a bushveld setting surrounded by granite outcrops. A clear mountain river runs from the mountain pass through the village. Ga-Malahlela has amazing views over the fields of maize back to the mountains beyond. These modern Sotho villages still follow the cultural traditions of the Sotho people. The chief is still well-respected and weddings or funerals are big community affairs.
Visit the graves of the chiefs, the cannibal caves, the sacred Baobab grove and hear about Chief Sekukune and the legacy of the Sotho Chiefs. As you settle into the rhythm of village life, the cow bells and the rhythmic pumping of water or the chopping of firewood blend with the exuberant voices of kids playing soccer or of women discussing the day’s events. The wafting smell of cooking fires promises delicious treats to come.
You will help ‘your’ family with the daily chores of collecting wood and water, herding the cows and goats and preparing the family meal. After you have enjoyed your traditional Sotho meal, you can sit around the campfire and hear the Sotho myths and legends, still relevant to the modern villagers. This fascinating look into real South African village life is a rare opportunity and it will enrich you and leave you with the knowledge that you have truly experienced Africa.


Day 8:

Kurisa Moya to Johannesburg

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast at Kurisa Moya we transfer to the airport, where the tour ends on arrival.
Please ensure that you have provided Kumuka with your flight details if you are flying out today - we suggest that no flights are arranged before mid afternoon.
Alternatively you can be dropped at an Airport or City Hotel if staying overnight in Johannesburg
Please note that accommodation is not included tonight, but Kumuka will be more than happy to help organise accommodation for you.



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Limpopo Wildlife and Villages Safari Departure Dates

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18 July 2010

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24 October 2010

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