Cultural South Africa North Self Drive Tour | Lesedi Cultural Village, Pilgrim's Rest, Shangana Village

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CULTURAL SOUTH AFRICA THE NORTH SELF DRIVE TOUR

Self drive tour of South Africa

CULTURAL SOUTH AFRICA - THE NORTH
5 days & 4 nights discovering the north

Lesedi Cultural Village - Pilgrims Rest - Panorama Route
Shangana Village - Blyde River Canyon - Hazyview

This tour of cultural discovery is ideal for the explorer whose interests lie in the country and its inhabitants. This tour incorporates 'must see' areas with traditional sightseeing, highlighting the exceptional cultural found in South Africa. This module travels from Gauteng (Johannesburg area) to the Mpumalanga province, known for its scenic beauty and rich wildlife, and can be combined with the Cultural South Africa - The South tour for a full South African cultural experience.

Day 1
You will be met on arrival at Johannesburg International Airport by a Safari Co. representative, handed your world-class documentation and assisted to the Europcar rental counter to collect your vehicle. Travel past or through the metropolis of Johannesburg into the countryside surrounding this multi million inhabitant city to the cultural village of Lesedi. Experience the rich tapestry of five of the cultures of South Africa in a lively and real life environment. Accommodation is in rustic traditional huts, with modern-day conveniences.

Approximate travel time: 1 Hour
Accommodation: Lesedi Cultural Village – dinner, bed and breakfast basis including a guided tour and show.

Day 2
After breakfast and having relaxed in true African style, travel through the city of Pretoria on to Witbank, Middelburg and to the old Voortrekker Town of Lydenburg. A visit to the historic church allows insight into a culture so foreign to modern times. The trip continues to Pilgrims Rest, an historic gold digging town. Explore this living monument on foot or request a personal guide for even more insight into this period of our history.

Approximate travel time: 8 Hours
Accommodation: Greenway Woods Resort – bed and breakfast basis

Day 3
Today you may explore the Panoramic Route with its scenic beauty and many historic sights including God’s Window, Bourkes Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon. The trip follows the historic passes to the Lowveld and on to Hazyview. Visit Shangana Cultural Village. At night a huge cast of actors, dancers and singers present the history of the Shangaan through music, in a vibrant and captivating evening festival. A traditional dinner is included as part of the experience. Pilgrim's Rest.

Accommodation: Greenway Woods Resort – bed and breakfast basis including a traditional dinner experience at Shangana Village

Day 4
Drive towards the Schoemanskloof Valley where Old Joe’s Kaia is situated as the stepping stone to the splendours of the lowveld. The homestead with its verandah overlooking the valley, offers a feeling of total tranquillity.

Approximate travel time: 3 Hours
Accommodation: Old Joe’s Kaia – bed and breakfast basis

Day 5
Today is your last day to explore this spectacular corner of South Africa before you travel via Nelspruit and Machadodorp to Johannesburg where you arrive in the late afternoon and return your rental vehicle in Johannesburg or at the International Airport.

Approximate travel time: 3.5 Hours from Old Joe’s Kaia to Johannesburg or the International Airport


COST:
Contact us for a detailed quote for this self drive tour package

INCLUDED:

Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary, car rental inclusive of supercover and unlimited mileage, Meet and Greet on arrival, Deluxe Travel Pack as described in the documentation section of this brochure, VIP card, tourism levy on accommodation and unlimited access to The Safari Co.'s service back-up.

EXCLUDED:
Fuel deposits and airport surcharges, additional driver/younger driver surcharges, fuel, oil, meals not specified in the itinerary, entrance fees, drinks, gratuities and items of a personal nature. Recommended or mentioned excursions are not included unless specified.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
MIN/MAX PAX: Two – single supplement on request

DEPARTURE: Daily

VEHICLE: Europcar Group D, 1600cc vehicle with power steering, automatic transmission, air-conditioning, radio and tape.

RECOMMENDED CLOTHING: Light casual clothing is sufficient during the day with smart casual dress recommended for evenings and dinner. From May to September warm clothing will be required.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: No inoculations are required but an anti-malaria precaution is recommended.


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