A Countryside Meander 4 Star (3 Days) COU002

Dullstroom| Panorama Route| Mpumalanga Highlands| South Africa| Africa

Overview

Introduction

The world’s largest green canyon, third largest canyon, quaint and architecturally unique towns, spectacular waterfalls, the unofficial piscatorial sport capital of South Africa, and authentic, intimate encounters with majestic elephants are among the delights of this 3-day Countryside Adventure.

Accommodation

2 Nights Dunkeld Country & Equestrian Estate

Room: Dunkeld Equestrian Estate Luxury Lodge Room
If you are looking for a place to unwind and rejuvenate body and soul in the sunny Mpumalanga, you do not need to look much further than Dullstroom. While ...

Itinerary

+ Day 1

Three hours from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport, deep within a magnificent forest, is a place commonly referred to as ‘Scotland’s Only Outpost in Africa’ or ‘the Place of Eternal Mist’. On the map, it’s called Dullstroom. Despite its widespread appeal, Dullstroom still has its own calm, distinctive, and singular atmosphere. Explore the original architecture, quaint stores, artisan shops, art galleries and spas which line Dullstroom’s main street. At 6,814 feet above sea level, Dullstroom has the highest railway station in South Africa. Two festivals you may enjoy are the Ducktobeer Beer Fest and the Dullstroom Winter Festival in July. And at Dunkeld Country and Equestrian Estate, there never seems to be enough time to enjoy everything on offer.
Overnight: Dunkeld Country & Equestrain Estate or similar

Activities and Services

Recommended

+ Day 2

An early morning coffee and then, taking a packed breakfast with, you head out to enjoy the day following the Panorama Route, stopping first at Elephant Whispers in Hazyview where you can enjoy personal and educational interactions with these huge, wild animals. After lunch you will find yourself staring out of God’s Window at the canyons that seemingly stretch forever and the waterfalls, and indigenous forest nearly 3000 feet below. The Lisbon Waterfalls, named after the Portuguese who, in the late 1800s, panned for gold in the area, plunges over 300 feet into the ravine. View the intricate network of large, otherworldly potholes, tunnels and whirling pools at Bourke’s Luck Potholes. These bizarre shapes in the sandstone were formed over millennia at the mouth of the canyon by the raging Blyde and Treur Rivers swirling and crashing together. Visible on the other side of the northern edges of the Drakensberg mountains and shaped like traditional African huts are the iconic Three Rondavels, once known as the Chief and His Wives. From there, the Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world and largest green covered canyon in the world opens out before us before we return to the hotel for dinner.
Overnight : Dunkeld Country & Equestrain Estate or similar

Activities and Services

+ Day 3

After breakfast, depending on your schedule, enjoy some leisure time before being transferred to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport for your onward flight home or the next leg of your vacation.

Activities and Services

Recommended

Terms and Conditions

Includes

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 8 excursions/activities
  • 6 meals including the gratuities - 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Standard transfers from and to airports, accommodations and activities as outlined in detailed itinerary
  • Transport in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle and bottled water provided daily
  • Dedicated, friendly and knowledgeable driver and local guide

Excludes

Unless otherwise specified

  • All flights, related costs and taxes (international and local)
  • All meals and beverages (bottled water, coffee, tea, soda, specialty beverages and alcohol)
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Porterage and tipping
  • Trip insurance and items of a personal nature