South Africa
6 Nights | River Chalet & Tented Safari Camp Lodging | 2 Unique Experiences 


2024 & 2025 Tours

The Panorama Route & Kruger National Park, South Africa

6 Nights |  2 Unique Locations to Experience

All inclusive price from - US$2,449.00 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. 


An unforgettable 6-night South African safari adventure that combines the breathtaking beauty of the Panorama Route with an authentic bush experience in the heart of the wilderness. 

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.

After your Panorama Route adventure, return to the tranquil Hippo Hollow Country Estate, where you can relax and unwind amidst the beautiful surroundings, and keep an eye out for any potential elephant visitors. Enjoy all-inclusive accommodations, allowing you to fully indulge in the estate's amenities and exceptional service. 

The next chapter of your journey takes you to the Nkambeni Safari Camp, a luxurious tented camp nestled within the pristine African bush. Here, you'll spend 3 nights immersed in the splendor of the wilderness, with all-inclusive accommodations and unparalleled game viewing opportunities.

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 this area 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. For those seeking an even more intimate bush experience, you'll have the option to embark on a guided bush walk, allowing you to explore the intricate details of the African landscape on foot. 

Your stay at the Nkambeni Safari Camp promises to be a truly authentic and indulgent experience, with luxurious tented accommodations, world-class dining, and exceptional service, all set against the backdrop of the breathtaking African bush.

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). 

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

-Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at Nkambeni Tented Camp, Kruger National Park.

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

-Two game drives daily in open safari vehicles whilst at Nkambeni Tented Camp with the option to do a bush walks instead of  game drives.
Game drives consist of morning, afternoon or sunset drives. 


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

-Road transfer to Nkambeni Tented Camp 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.
-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.


Nestled in the heart of “Big Five Country” on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park, close to the Numbi Gate, lies the Nkambeni Safari Camp. The lodge is a four hour drive away from Johannesburg and was conceived by the Nkambeni Community in an effort to create jobs for the local people.

The camp is comprised of a limited number of beautifully appointed safari tents, each designed to provide the utmost comfort and luxury while seamlessly blending with the surrounding wilderness. These spacious tents feature elegant interiors with plush bedding, en-suite bathrooms, and private viewing decks, offering guests a front-row seat to the incredible sights and sounds of the bush.

ACCOMMODATION -Nkambeni Safari Camp has 150 comfortable three-star units, with individual en-suite canvas suites and private decks. The principles of responsible and community-conscious tourism are reflected in suites designed and constructed to guarantee minimum impact on the natural habitat.

DINING - Guests are treated to authentic South African bush dinners under the stars, around an open fire, or à la carte in the restaurant. There is a delicious breakfast buffet, an à la carte lunch menu and set menus for functions.

GAME DRIVES -Half or full-day safaris in the Kruger National Park are available, in specially designed vehicles that allow closer interaction with wildlife. Picnic lunches from the restaurant can be packed on request.

• Open-vehicle safaris
• River rafting
• Quad bike tours
• Bush walks
• Cultural tours
• Panorama tours
• Hot air balloon rides
• Elephant back safaris
• Golf • Horse riding
• Local pub tour
• Swimming pools at the Camp