Escarpment & Lowveld Destinations

 

Escarpment & Lowveld Destinations:
3 nights /4 days

  • DAY 1: MANYELETI – From Gauteng the route leads east wards to Manyeleti Game Reserve through Mpumalanga. En route to Big Five country lies Drankensberg Escarpment, with its sheer rock walls, pockets of indigenous forest, grass covered mountains slopes and vast plantations. It abounds with streams, waterfalls, crystal-clear pools and potholes and embraces the world’s third largest canyon-the Blyde River Canyon.

From the top of the escarpment, the route descends nearly a thousand meters to the low lying 23 000 hectare Manyeleti Game Reserve which shares an unfenced boundary with the adjacent Kruger National Park. The main attractions are guided walking trails and game drives from Ndzhaka tented safari camp or Buffelshoek trails camp in big five territory

  • DAY 2: MANYELETI – An early morning start means a walk can be enjoyed before breakfast. Activities of the day could include Moholoholo  rehabilitation center or Kapama Cheetah Breeding project or a day drive in the Kruger National Park via Orpen gate or stay in Manyeleti and enjoy nature at its best or you may prefer an early transfer to the trails camp. Upon your return to the camp the night drive awaits you on an open vehicle where you will explore the nocturnal activities of the bush as interpreted and explained by the guides.
  • DAY 3: DRANKENSBERG EXPLORER – Westwards through the scenic Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve after the morning breakfast the journey leads on the Drankensberg escarpment en route to Mafefe.

The scenic beauty of the area and the friendly faces of the local children compensate for extremely bumpy and dusty 4×4 track up the mountain to the Mafefe camp built in the Pedi style in honor of the legendary 19th century king Sekhukhune who refused to bow to Boer rulership.

  • DAY 4: HOMEWARD – Real 4×4 enthusiasts have option of a scenic, though rough, track from the camp towards the abandoned Penge mine from a good tarred road leads the way home via Burgersfort.

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