South Africa
6 Nights | Luxury lodging | 2 Unique Experiences 


2024 & 2025 Tours

The Panorama Route & Kruger National Park, South Africa

6 Nights | Luxury Lodging | 2 Unique Locations to Experience

All inclusive price from - US$3,882.00 PER PERSON SHARING



Kruger National Park is one of the largest and most famous national parks in Africa. It is located in the northeastern part of South Africa, in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The park shares borders with Mozambique to the east and Zimbabwe to the north. 

With an area of nearly 2 million hectares (about 7,800 square miles), Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. 

Kruger is home to an incredible diversity of life, with over 500 bird species, 148 mammal species, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo), and a staggering 336 tree species. It has incredible biodiversity and is a hugely popular destination for safaris and wildlife viewing. 

The park features different landscapes including mountain ranges, bush plains, tropical forests, and savanna. The renowned Crocodile and Olifants rivers flow through Kruger as well. With its varied habitats and abundant wildlife, it provides visitors with excellent game viewing opportunities all year-round. 

Kruger National Park is one of the major attractions in South Africa and a must-visit for any wildlife enthusiast traveling to the region. Its sheer size, biodiversity, and famous residents like leopards, rhinos, and massive elephant herds make it an iconic African safari destination.


The Panorama Route in South Africa's Mpumalanga province is a renowned scenic drive that takes visitors through some of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the country. This route winds through the Blyde River Canyon, which is the third-largest green canyon in the world, after the Narmada Valley in India and the Grand Canyon in the United States.

The Graskop Gorge, with its suspension bridge and hiking trails, provides an opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the region's natural beauty. The suspension bridge, spanning the gorge, offers stunning views of the lush surroundings and is a thrilling experience for adventurous travelers.

The Greater Sabie area, known for its scenic beauty and outdoor activities, is another highlight of the Panorama Route. Visitors can explore the region's forests, waterfalls, and wildlife reserves, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Throughout the tour, qualified guides provide insightful commentary on the region's geology, history, and cultural significance, enhancing the overall experience for visitors. 


Embark on a captivating 6-night South African safari adventure that combines the breathtaking beauty of the Panorama Route with the thrill of a luxurious Kruger National Park experience and the chance to witness majestic elephants in their natural habitat.

Your journey begins with a 3-night stay at the serene Hippo Hollow Country Estate, nestled in the heart of the Mpumalanga province. This unique estate is occasionally graced by visits from wild elephants, offering you the incredible opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures roaming freely on the property, creating an unforgettable and truly immersive African experience.

During your time at Hippo Hollow, you'll embark on a day-long tour of the renowned Panorama Route, a scenic drive that showcases some of South Africa's most stunning natural wonders. Aboard an air-conditioned minivan or SUV, accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, you'll marvel at the grandeur of the Blyde River Canyon, the third-largest green canyon in the world. Prepare to be awestruck by the breathtaking vistas of God's Window, the iconic Three Rondavels, and the mesmerizing Bourke's Luck Potholes. Explore the charming historic town of Pilgrims Rest, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Graskop Gorge and the Greater Sabie area.

Twice daily, experienced rangers will guide you on thrilling game drives in open-air safari vehicles, providing an up-close encounter with the diverse wildlife that calls the Kruger National Park home. Keep your eyes peeled for the Big Five – lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalo – as well as a myriad of other fascinating species that roam these pristine wilderness areas.

This 6-night adventure offers the perfect blend of natural wonders, cultural exploration, and unforgettable wildlife encounters.


- As part of the complimentary consultation process Duncan & Ajanie will provide in-depth insights into each destination, accommodation, activity and any other information you may require.

-Accommodation (6 nights). 

-All meals, teas and coffees daily Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers at Kruger Shalati, in Kruger National Park.

-Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at Hippo Hollow Country estate, Hazyview.

-Full day Panorama Route tour with a qualified tour guide/driver. 

-Two game drives daily in open safari vehicles whilst at Kruger Shalati.


-Return road transfers from Johannesburg to Hippo Hollow Country Estate (approximately 5hrs drive.)

-Road transfer to Kruger Shalati from Hippo Hollow Country Estate.

-All park fees. 

-Return road transfers between the Skukuza Airport and the lodge. Option to fly from and to Johannesburg instead of road transport is available. Contact us for more details on this. 


-Does not include international flights to and from Johannesburg, South Africa. These are to be arranged by the customer.
-Premium Beverages.
-Telephone calls.
-Purchases from the Kruger Shalati Boutique. -Spa treatments.
-Transfers to and from the lodge other than      to/from Skukuza Airport.
-All items of a personal nature and gratuities.


Set amongst lush indigenous gardens on the banks of the Sabie River outside Hazyview, Hippo Hollow offers stylish accommodation overlooking picturesque gardens or the mighty Sabie River. Hippo Hollow is situated just 10km from the Kruger National Park and is the ideal base from which to access the reserves of the Lowveld and the attractions of Mpumalanga.

Included in your stay is the delicious full English bu!et breakfast, which is served at the on-site Hippo Hollow Restaurant. The restaurant has both a bar and lounge and takes prime spot on the Estate. Large sliding doors open onto an expansive deck, with views of the river, where guests can enjoy a variety of delicious dishes from the à la carte lunch and dinner menus while watching hippos graze on the lawn.

Hippo Hollow offers many facilities and services that add to the comfort of your stay. The hotel is set on a beautiful Country Estate with 2 swimming pools, a dam and a river flowing past. This is an environment that will leave any nature lover enthralled, and o!ers the perfect respite after a day of game drives and exploring the beautiful Lowveld.

Activities on the property include *scenic helicopter flights over the Mpumalanga Lowveld, *memorable Elephant Interactions, romantic Sunset Bridge Dinners, and a feast of culture with a night of song and dance at Shangaan River Club.
*optional extra.

4-star lodge consisting of 14 luxury suites.

Each of the air-conditioned suites is tastefully decorated and includes impressive black and white prints of Africa’s most beautiful animals. 

A double bed and an extra-large single bed, together with a seating area that includes a single day bed, comfortably accommodates families. 

Spacious en-suite bathroom with both bath and shower facilities and a separate W.C. 

2 large swimming pools are a focal point to cool down and relax between game activities.

The Discovery Room is the portal through which curious visitors get a glimpse of another world. Animal specimens and relics will fascinate and educate visitors of all ages.

For a touch of retail therapy, the fully stocked curio shop showcases a variety of African crafts, clothing and jewellery.

Uniqueexperiences include after dinner night drives, cultural village tours and the “moving tables” experience –dinner and brunch in different locations. *refer to tour inclusions. 

HIPPO HOLLOW RESTAURANT A variety of delicious dishes paired with a selection of fine South African wines can be enjoyed, whilst taking in stunning views of the Sabie River.

SHANGAAN RIVER CLUB A unique cultural experience – o!ers a hearty feast and an evening of traditional song and dance around a crackling fire, under the African sky.

SABIE RIVER BRIDGE SUNSET DINNER Enjoy al fresco dining and indulge in delicious cuisine, while soaking up the sights and sounds of the magnificent Sabie River.

KUKA CAFÉ Great food meets café culture at Kuka, with a mix of creative cocktails and outstanding food, complimented by an extensive wine list.


First-of-its-kind luxury accommodation in a re-envisioned train stationed on the historically-rich Selati Bridge above the Sabie River in the Kruger National Park.

The Kruger Shalati Lodge is an exceptional safari destination within the iconic Kruger National Park, offering an unparalleled luxury experience amidst the untamed beauty of the African bush. Situated on the bridge across the Olifants River, this unique lodge provides guests with a front-row seat to the incredible wildlife that calls the park home. Each of the luxurious train carriage rooms offers breathtaking views of the river and the surrounding wilderness, allowing you to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of nature from the comfort of your private accommodations. 

The Kruger Shalati Lodge truly embodies the essence of a world-class safari experience. Guided by knowledgeable and experienced rangers, you'll embark on twice-daily game drives in open-air safari vehicles, offering unparalleled opportunities to witness the diverse array of wildlife that roams the Kruger National Park. From the majestic Big Five to the countless other fascinating species that call this region home, each game drive promises unforgettable encounters and thrilling moments. After an exhilarating day in the bush, return to the lodge to indulge in exceptional cuisine, world-class amenities, and impeccable service, all set against the stunning backdrop of the African wilderness.

In-room Facilities: Air-conditioning, Butler Service, USB plug points, Coffee/Tea Station, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Hair dryer, Wardrobe, Lounge, Fully Stocked Mini Bar, Juliet Balcony (Train on the Bridge.)

In-room Amenities, Laundry Service, In-room Dining (07h00 until 21h00), Electronic Safe, Full Bathroom Inclusive of Shower, Luxurious Bath, Privately Enclosed Toilet & Double Wash Basins.

• Unique overhanging pool with a viewing deck on the bridge.
• Kruger Shalati boutique gift store and a pool with a deck at the Bridge House.
• The Bridge House Restaurant offers African-inspired fare Seating with a capacity of 66.
• Perfectly positioned in the heart of Big 5 territory.
• A myriad of wildlife and birds easily spotted.
• Rates inclusive of all meals, house-drinks and 2 game drives daily.
• 0.4km away from Kruger Station lifestyle precinct.
• 2km away from Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial Library.
• 5.2km away from Skukuza Golf Course.
• 4.9km away from Skukuza Airport.
• 110km/2 hours away from Kruger     Mpumalanga International Airport.
• Accessible through the Paul Kruger Gate – 13.7km away.
• 5-hour drive away from Johannesburg.
• Complimentary Airport Transfers to/from Skukuza Airport.