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South African Safari Adventure

15 days from £3,707 per person

People often talk of the emotional power of seeing creatures like lions and elephants in their natural habitats. And there are few better places to experience it than South Africa. Travelling to four different reserves, we give you the chance to see the Big Five, plus antelopes, hippos, hyena and countless bird species. In between, we’ll cross dramatic mountain landscapes and learn of the area’s ancient civilisations. Each night we’ll stay in wonderfully welcoming lodges, sharing memories of the day’s encounters.

19 included excursions and visits

  • 5 game drives in the Waterberg region; 4 in Karongwe/Makalali Private Game Reserves; 4 in Kruger National Park
  • Visits to Endangered Species Centre and replica Pedi village; Mapungubwe UNESCO World Heritage Site; and Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (or additional game drive)
  • Game drive and bush walk in Mapungubwe National Park
  • San Rock Art at Mapungubwe
  • The Panorama Route

Including...

  • 12 nights in hotels/lodges and 2 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 35 meals: 12 breakfasts (days 3-14) 11 lunches (days 3-10 and 12-14) 12 dinners (days 2-13)
  • All soft drinks, local wines and spirits, during your stay at Entabeni Lakeside Lodge, Makalali Lodge and Imbali Safari Lodge

Plus all these benefits

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Services of a local Titan tour manager and local guide
  • International flights (prices are based on return flights with South African Airways/British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports)
  • Transportation in coaches and open 4x4 vehicles on game drives, with experienced drivers
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes and duties

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Day 1 UK - In flight

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Johannesburg.

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Johannesburg - Entabeni

This morning we arrive into Johannesburg and commence our exciting journey heading north first to Entabeni Safari Conservancy. Located in the Waterberg biosphere, Entabeni means ‘place of the mountain’, but the area is home to several diverse habitats. We arrive at Lakeside Lodge (4T) or Hanglip Mountain Lodge (5T), with views over Entabeni Lake. Hippos often frequent the lake and it is not uncommon to spot other animals close to the lodge; this afternoon we enjoy a game drive in search of the local wildlife.

Lakeside Lodge (4T) or Hanglip Mountain Lodge (5T), Entabeni


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Entabeni

The Safari Conservancy has plentiful wildlife including the ‘Big Five’: lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino, as well as hyena, many birds and at least fifteen species of antelope. We awake on our first morning to magnificent mountain scenery and embark on an early game drive to the upper escarpment. After lunch we enjoy a game drive.


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Entabeni

Another thrilling day of nature-spotting awaits us, with two included drives to further explore the natural wonders of the reserve and its wildlife. Our first is before breakfast in the lower escarpment. This contrasting area of the reserve is home to warmer sandy wetlands. After breakfast we visit the Endangered Species Centre to learn of the rare white lion, before joining a walk around a reconstructed Pedi cultural village. Our lunch will be taken at a traditional bush boma, followed by a second game drive.


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Entabeni - Limpopo

Today we continue our adventure to Limpopo in the far north of South Africa, travelling through the diverse landscape of this region. We stop en route for a picnic lunch, arriving this afternoon at Mopane Bush Lodge (4T), our base for the next three nights. We enjoy a bush walk this afternoon around the local area.

Mopane Bush Lodge, Limpopo (4T)


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Limpopo

Mopane Bush Lodge, a tranquil retreat located on Mapesu Nature Reserve, is a perfect base for the next few days’ activities. We begin early for a guided visit to Mapungubwe UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, in the 9th century Iron Age, the first known Bantu settlement was established in South Africa. The site’s most famous artefact, the ‘Golden Rhino’, highlights the importance of the settlement within the vast Indian Ocean trade network. After lunch Mapungubwe National Park is our destination, for another exhilarating game drive.


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Limpopo

We return to the Mapungubwe National Park for a bush walk or game drive. This afternoon we experience the wondrous sight of ancient rock shelters adorned with approximately two hundred individual images of ancient graffiti and art, a legacy of the San people who occupied the area of early Africa before the arrival of the Bantu civilisations.


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Limpopo - Karongwe/Makalali Private Game Reserve

Head to Karongwe Private Game Reserve or Makalali Private Game Reserve, to stay at Shiduli Private Game Lodge (4T) or Makalali Lodge (4T), located within a landscape dominated by the northern Drakensberg Mountains, and thought to have provided inspiration to South African born JRR Tolkien. This afternoon we embark on a game drive, before dinner.

Makalali Lodge, Makalali Private Game Reserve (4T) or Shiduli Private Game Lodge, Karongwe Private Game Reserve (4T)


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Karongwe/Makalali Private Game Reserve

Enjoy two incredible game drives, searching for wildlife.


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Karongwe/Makalali Private Game Reserve

Today we enjoy two more exciting game drives through the breathtaking reserve, perhaps even spotting an elusive leopard or a lion.


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Kruger National Park

We travel along part of the famous Panorama route, including stops at the Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window. Our destination is Imbali Safari Lodge (5T) or Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge (5T), situated within the Kruger National Park.

Imbali Safari Lodge (5T) or Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge (5T), Kruger National Park


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Kruger National Park

Today we have included two game drives in an area of diverse game viewing and wealth of wildlife.


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Kruger National Park

Two further game drives today before our final sumptuous evening meal in serene surroundings, which will no doubt be filled with bubbling conversation regarding the splendid wildlife experiences we have encountered.


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Day 14 Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - In flight

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

In flight


Day 15 UK

Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

Arrive Home


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South African Safari Adventure

15 days from £3,707 per person