Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Tour
Enchanting Mpumalanga Escarpment – The breathtaking Panorama Route – Exclusive Greater Kruger Safari, and Johannesburg, a city like no other
Day 1 – 3
Arrival in our Beautiful Country, South Africa
Arrive at OR Tambo International Airport where you will be met by a StoryScape representative and taken to collect your Hire Car or to your chauffeured minibus. The drive to Verlorenkloof Lodge is just over 3 hours. As you drop down through the craggy escarpment you will enter a mysterious, hidden valley. The next few days will be spent in this valley of Verlorenkloof Lodge. You will be immersed in the Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow of South Africa.
Mpumalanga Highlands, the Enchanting Escarpments
Fill your days with guided walks and hikes, exploring the landscape and being introduced to the re-instated local community. Understand the fascinating geology, archaeology, history, fauna and flora of this unique area. Live and learn about the extinct Koni Tribe, where ruins and graveyards pepper the landscape. Spend leisure time indulging in established activities such as hiking, horse-riding, fly fishing, picnics at the river, or just sit on your veranda and contemplate the majestic mountains. Your accommodation is a beautiful, comfortable croft with cosy fireplaces and all the warm creature comforts to make your stay a memorable one.
Day 4 – 5
The Panorama Route, Seeing is believing
Named by many a traveller as ‘ the most beautiful place in the world’.
Today you will check out of Verlorenkloof Lodge after breakfast and start your journey on the Panaroma Route.
Winding roads through the Drakensberg Mountains lead you to the town of Graskop where you will be overnighting. On route, visit the Mac Mac and Lisbon Falls. Next stop will be the Graskop Gorge Lift Company. The Viewing lift takes visitors 51 metres down the face of the gorge into the Afromontane forest below.
Check into the Graskop Hotel. This hotel has been renovated from the original “70’s style” hotel to a quirky and interesting boutique art hotel.
After checking out of the Graskop Hotel, continue your tour along the Panorama Route. See the magnificent Blyde River Canyon, one of the largest and greenest canyons on earth. Enjoy the Three Rondawels and Canyon lookout posts. After a lunch stop along the route, you will pass through the Abel Erasmus Pass, eventually reaching your Safari Camp in The Kruger Park, in time for the afternoon Game Drive.
Day 5 – 7
The Story of a bygone Africa, lived today – Safari Kruger Park
At StoryScape Travel we immerse our guests in a true safari experience. Glorious African landscapes come alive with its magical entourage of mammals, plants, insects, reptiles, and birds. We have chosen small intimate, unfenced camps, areas with low densities of tourist vehicles, large wilderness areas and excellent wildlife. Above all, we seek out experienced and passionate Game Rangers and trackers who will excel in making your encounters, either on foot or in an open Game Drive vehicle, exhilarating, educational and above-all safe
Day 8 – 11
A Thousand Tales of Johannesburg, a City Like No Other
After an early breakfast and check out, you will be transferred to Eastgate airport for your flight to Johannesburg where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
During your stay in Jozi you will have the option of various tours that we at StoryScape Travel have meticulously sought out. The tours are historically intense, based on exceptional storytelling and hosting. Tours are designed to provide a mesmerizing and unforgettable experience of immersing yourself in the Joburg history, culture and vibe.
EXAMPLE OF TOURS
Arrival evening : Migrant Cuisine Tasting Tour by Gerald Garner in Jozi CBD (City Centre)
Apartheid – Legacy Tour (Day Tour)
Cradle of Mankind Tour (Day Tour)
Graffiti & Street Art Tour (Half Day Tour)
Urban Farming Rooftop Tour (Half Day Tour)
We have access to countless interesting Tours and excursions and would be happy to advise you based on your personal interest.