7 enjoyable nights with a focus on safaris and wildlife. Spend your first night in the vibrant city of Johannesburg. Then 3 nights at the family-friendly Madikwe Game Reserve. Enjoy the wildlife, whilst the kids are also entertained. Help to gather DNA from a sedated rhino. Then end off with 3 nights glamping at Marakele National Park. Try a unique sunset water safari or a night in a treehouse or discover the “Culinary Big Five”.
This tour includes the following stops:
Ideal Duration: 8 days
Price per person: on request
ENERGETIC CAPITAL, MALARIA FREE GAME PARKS AND LOTS OF FUN FOR KIDS
YOUR JOURNEY STARTS
PICK UP YOUR RENTAL CAR AT OR TAMBO AIRPORT AND DRIVE TO THE PEECH BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city. This gold mining town has evolved into a modern, vibrant hub for arts and culture. Only the time you have available limits how much you can do and see.
1 Night in Peech Boutique Hotel (4*)
The Peech Hotel, originally a private residence built in the 1950s and the official winner of the 2021 World Luxury Hotel Awards. It offers five different room types, with colourful modern décor, two restaurants, a gym, a library and two acres of lush garden. The Garden Restaurant serves light dishes throughout the day and overlooks the hotel’s gardens and swimming pool. Basalt, the fine-dining restaurant, is open on selected evenings of the week and offers a range of dishes.
Recommended Optional Activities:
⦁ Visit of Apartheid Museum
DRIVE FROM Peech Boutique Hotel to Madikwe Safari Lodge
Madikwe Game Reserve, a malaria-free reserve about 4.5 hours drive from Johannesburg. This Big 5 hidden gem has a size of 680 km². Its uniqueness lies in its diversity. The complexity of biomes and the fauna and flora can all be viewed in your three-hour safari.
3 Nights in Lelapa Lodge at Madikwe (5*)
Madikwe Safari Lodge Lelapa. Lelapa – is Setswana for “family”. Four of the suites have bunk beds, toys, books and games for children. All suites have private decks, outdoor showers and plunge pools. Visit the spa or guest pool, with views of the waterhole. Child-minders entertain children with fun activities. Animal specialists show guests how to gather DNA samples from and “notch” a sedated rhino. Your morning game drive ends with a breakfast buffet or pancake station. Dinner is alfresco or in the boma. Vegetarian and vegan meals are available.
Drive from Letaba Lodge at Madikwe to Marataba Safari Lodge
Marakele National Park, about 2.5 hours drive from Madikwe Game Reserve. Marakele is situated in the heart of the Waterberg Mountain Range and has a size of 670 km². As its Tswana name suggests, it has become a “place of sanctuary”.
3 Nights in Marataba Safari Lodge (5*)
Marataba Safari Lodge has 15 luxury tented suites. These stone and canvas suites have all the modern features. Enjoy the pool, spa, game drives, hiking trails, safari-chic picnics, sunset water safaris or a night under the stars in a solar-powered treehouse. Activities for children include animal tracking, rock painting and cookie baking. Experience the Culinary Big Five: safari stop (snacks and drinks), breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner and Cape Wines.
Drive from Marataba Safari Lodge to OR Tambo Airport
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