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Itinerary: Family Safari South Africa - for young children

Family Safari South Africa - for young children

This safari is especially designed to introduce Africa’s wildlife to young children. Child Friendly safari activities, Spacious accommodation and time for the family to relax together. Private Safari

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Family Safari South Africa - for young children

This safari was specifically designed to introduce our younger travellers to Africa's wildlife variety - up close and in safe, child friendly environment. Spacious accommodations with free time for the family.
This is a PRIVATE Safari - Families have exclusive use of the vehicle and no other guests are booked on the same safari.

Day 1: Johannesburg via Panorama Route to Forever Resort, Swadini
Meals Today: None
07:00 Pick-up from your overnight destination or Johannesburg Airport.
The first two hours of our journey takes us past maize fields, grasslands, coal mines, power stations to the edge of the escarpment where we join the Panorama Route. We visit Blyde River Canyon (Three Rondavels view point), Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window.
Lunch (own account) stop is on route.
Check-in at Forever Resort Swadini is late afternoon. The resort is nestled amongst the Drakensberg peaks on the banks of the Blyde River where the Blyde Canyon ends in wilderness area bordering Kruger Park.

Accommodation is in comfortable chalets equipped with all modern amenities:
• 2 Bedrooms – room 1 / double bed & room 2 / 4 single beds,
• Linen and Bath Towels
• Bathroom with bath & shower
• Separate Toilet
• Kitchen: fully equipped with cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils
• Large Fridge, 4 Plate Electric Stove and Microwave Oven
• Lounge & Television Set
• Air Conditioning
Overnight: Forever Resort Swadini - Chalet

Day 2: Leisure around the heated pool AND "safari"
Meals Today: Breakfast
Breakfast (buffet) is at the resort restaurant.
Spend the morning at leisure. The resort’s main attraction is the heated swimming pool, cold swimming pool and heated baby pool. There are also Mini-golf, Trampolines, Tennis courts and child friendly Hiking Trails.

Early afternoon your tour guide will pick you up for visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Visitors are treated to an in-depth tour of the Centre onboard open safari vehicles with experienced guides. Moving between the various enclosures, guests can view cheetah, wild dog, lions, black-footed cats, African wild cats, ground hornbills, Sable antelope and much more in an up close and personal manner.

After the “safari” you can “refresh” at the deli and browse the curio shop - locally made artefacts, wildlife literature and children’s toys - visitors will no doubt enjoy the experience of browsing through the colorful shelves. Many of the pieces for sale in the shop are made by local communities, renowned for their proficiency in beading and weaving.
Return to Swadini late afternoon.
Overnight: Forever Resort Swadini – Chalet

Day 3: Moholoholo & BIG 5 Safari
Meals Today: Breakfast
Breakfast at the resort restaurant.
Depart after breakfast for the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. The tour consists of a child friendly introduction and guided tour through the centre. You will see - Lion, Leopard, Serval, Lynx, Honey Badger, Eagles, Vultures, Wild Dogs and any baby animals that they may have at the time of your visit.
Return to Swadini late morning. Guests enjoy the facilities of the resort until mid afternoon when you depart for an afternoon safari at Kapama Game Reserve.

Onboard an open 4x4 safari vehicle you will search the bush for Africa’s BIG 5. At sunset you stop at the Quagga dam, enjoy sundowner drinks and snacks as the sun set over the Drakensberg Mountains. The safari continues until early evening when you return to Swadini for a well deserve rest.
Overnight: Forever Resort Swadini – Chalet

Day 4: Kruger Park Safari
Meals Today: Breakfast, Dinner
After early breakfast you depart for Kruger Park’s Orpen Gate (30mins drive).
The rest of today is spend on safari - you search (under the skill full guidance of your guide) for Impala, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Kudu, Zebra, etc.... and yes the BIG 5: Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo.

As you travel through the park your guide will share his knowledge about the history of the park, animals - big and small, birds and other creatures found in the park.

You exit the park late afternoon and travel a short distance to Hazyview where you check-in at Hotel Numbi.
Dinner is at the hotel restaurant.
Overnight: Hazyview – Hotel Numbi

Day 5: Walk with Elephants and "play" with Chimpanzees
Meals Today: Breakfast, Dinner
After breakfast you depart for the Elephant Sanctuary where you experience walking trunk-in-hand with elephants. You get the opportunity to learn about elephant personalities, habits and behavior. Food to feed the elephants is included in the program.

Next stop is at Chimp Eden (The Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden) Guests enjoy lunch (own account) at the Junglicious Restaurant.

The Chimp Eden tour start with a leisure walk through Education Centre before you are introduced to your guide that accompany you around the enclosures. During this 1 hour 30 minutes tour you will witness the feeding of the Chimpanzees that will move out of the forest and towards the feeding points placed beneath the viewing platforms. The enclosures have multiple viewing points situated around the enclosures and this provides visitors with the unique opportunity to view the primates as they approach the feeding positions. Before and during the feeding time, questions can be raised to the trained guides about the behaviour and life of the primates.
Return to Hazyview – dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Hazyview – Hotel Numbi

Day 6: Sudwala Caves
Meals Today: Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel.
Check-out and depart for Sudwala Caves.

At the cave entrance you will be met by your tour-guide who will take you underground. The route (600m) is a return-route, the entrance and the exit being the same. The cave embraces many aspects of life and allows history, geology and nature conservation to become tangible - the tours are informative and fun, providing great opportunities for photographs. The tour are not physically demanding and are suitable for young and old - the chambers are spacious, well illuminated and there is a good air-flow which comes from an as yet, unknown source!

Continue to Johannesburg where you arrive late afternoon. Drop-off is at your overnight destination or at the Johannesburg Airport.
Overnight: None (available on request)

• All transport
• 5 Nights accommodation
• Touring Panorama Route
• Guided Tours at
o Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
o Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre
o Chimp Eden
o Sudwala Caves
• Open Vehicle Safari at Kapama Game Reserve
• Full Day Kruger Park Safari
• Meals: All breakfasts, dinner where indicated
• All activities, tour & safaris described in itinerary
• All entrance fees and conservations fees

• International Flights
• Personal expenses
• All beverages & lunches, dinners at Swadini
• Personal travel insurance
• Gratuities & Tips to safari guides & housekeeping
• Optional or activities not described in itinerary

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