Meet your guide at OR Tambo International Airport and drive along the N1 North to the birding paradise of Nylsvley which is a unique flood plain and a principal wetland (Ramsar site), protected for its prolific and largest variety of water birds in the Southern Hemisphere.Overnight at a game lodge in the Waterberg.
Enjoy a morning game drive, followed by breakfast and proceed to Tzaneen with a stop over in Polokwane, the capital of Limpopo. View lions at The Ranch Hotel before visiting Bakone Malapa Open-Air Museum. Enjoy lunch at Magoebaskloof Hotel. Overnight at a lodge in Tzaneen.
After breakfast visit Modjadji Royal Kraal to learn about the dynasty of the Rain Queen, view the tallest cycad trees in the world at Modjadji Cycad Reserve (Cycads are a protected tree species in South Africa and a permit is required to own them), view the African Ivory Route camp and the Sunland baobab tree (This baobab tree has a bar inside that can take up to 10 people inside). Proceed to Phalaborwa (The town of two summers) for lunch at Amarula Lapa, the home of Amarula Liquor. Overnight at Phalaborwa Safari Camp near the Phalaborwa gate to Kruger National Park.
Enjoy a bush breakfast with the wild in Kruger National Park then proceed on a game drive towards Shingwezi camp. Enjoy an afternoon game drive. Overnight at Shingwezi camp.
Exit KNP through the Punda Maria gate enroute to Makhado. Stop over at the land of myth and legends to view the sacred Lake Fundudzi and Thathe Vondwe Holy forest. Enjoy lunch at Makhado town and drive back to OR Tambo International Airport.
Exit KNP through the Pafuri gate enroute to Mapungubwe National Park - World Heritage Site. View the Hill of the Jackal and explore the hiking trails of this historical site. Overnight at one of the camps in Mapungubwe. The next morning drive back to OR Tambo International Airport.