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The Johannesburg experience is an awe-inspiring accessible adventure, where guests will find themselves immersed in the wild jungles and riveting plains of South Africa. The emphasis during this tour is placed upon the country’s exotic wildlife, with many guests enjoying the sights of South Africa’s majestic “Big 5” – the elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, lion and leopard!
The following is an example of a typical accessible Johannesburg tour, but Enable Holidays is happy to organise variations to suit all travellers.
B = Breakfast included
D = Dinner included
Days 1+2 – Johannesburg and Pretoria
Meet your guide at Johannesburg International Airport and use your first day in South Africa to recover from the journey; a welcoming prelude to the excitement to come.
After breakfast the following day, your guide will escort you around the city of Johannesburg and some of the most impressive nearby sights of Pretoria.
Days 3+4 - Moholololo and Hoedspruit Animal Rehabilitation Centres
Today, the wilder side of the trip begins! Today’s drive may take a while – it’s approximately 300 miles to Hoedspruit – but the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre will give you access to the exhilarating Kruger Park, Khamai Reptile Park, Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, as well as a range of dazzling natural attractions such as the Blyde River Canyon and the Echo Caves.
After sleeping off the journey overnight in Ya Mati, the following day you will enjoy a relaxing day trip to two of the most well-known centres for wildlife rehabilitation and recovery in South Africa. While Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre specialises in birds of prey and mammals, the Hoedspruit Centre focuses on breeding cheetahs and has projects for Cape Hunting Dogs, Barbary Lions, African black-footed cats and more.
Coming face-to-face with these creatures is unforgettable, and is a more hands-on experience than the upcoming safari. Guests will relish meeting the resident hippos, cheetahs and birds of prey, secure in the knowledge that these amazing animals are either being rehabilitated towards a life back in the wild, or have suffered injuries that would limit their survival in the outside and are enjoying a far safer life in the centre.
B, D both days
Days 5+6+7 – Kruger National Park
The time has come to witness the mesmerizing thrills of South Africa’s wildlife, galloping, crawling and stalking in its natural habitat. This savanna area is home to galloping herds of zebra, wildebeest and buffalo, as well as awe-inspiring carnivores, towering elephants and hundreds of species of birds, reptiles and amphibians.
Kruger National Park is an exceptional expanse of natural beauty, measuring roughly the same size as Wales, and offers all the fauna-rich wonders of a rural African setting. From having had its many wild animals depleted by poachers in the early 20th century, the area was given the title of national park in 1926 in order to protect its endangered wildlife. Now, it is a rare cornucopia of life and one of the largest national parks on the planet.
Over the next three days you will find yourself immersed in this breath-taking expanse, sleeping in the park’s rest camps and spending the daylight hours seeing sights that only the privileged of us will ever enjoy.
B, D all three days
Day 9: Return to JHB
Today, bid a poignant farewell to Kruger National Park before a leisurely return to Johannesburg, ready to fly home.
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