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Blyde River Hiking Tour / Safari

This tour combines the beauties of the Blyde River Canyon as a hiking adventure with the natural wonders of a Kruger National Park Safari. Time and schedule permitting we will also take you to a private game reserve near Kruger National Park to round up the experience.



Day 1

We pick you up at the nearest airport. If you arrive before midday you can chose as an afternoon activity either a Sunset Drive (Safari) in a nearby private game reserve or a short up to 2 hours stroll near Swadini Resort, where we will overnight (either in tents or bungalows).

Accommodation:  Swadini Resort

“Swadini is landlocked by the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and nestled amongst the Drakensberg peaks, on the banks of the Blyde River. The Resort is situated 35 kilometres from Hoedspruit in Mpumalanga and only 75 kilometres from the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park.”

Included:  transfer, drive / hiking (optional), accommodation (either tent or bungalow)

Day 2


We leave the resort after breakfast at around 8 o’clock for our big hike. After a few hours of walking we have a rest at one of the beautiful rest spots along the way, chosen by the guide for you to enjoy your lunch package. We’ll be back at the resort at 3pm. After a rest at your bungalow / tent or by the pool we have a braai in the evening.

Included:  Accommodation, breakfast, hike, braai

Day 3


After a quick snack of rusk & coffee we check out at Swadini Resort early in the morning to go on our first game drive in Kruger. At the Mudzandzeni picnic spot we prepare breakfast for you. Around lunchtime we check in at Satara Rest Camp where you can have a short rest before we resume our afternoon game drive. We spend the third night at Satara Rest Camp.

Included:  Accommodation, morning snack, breakfast, game drive

Day 4



We check out at Satara early in the morning to go on a game drive towards the north. We prepare breakfast for you at the Timbavati Breakfast stop. Around lunchtime we check in at Olifants Rest Camp, have lunch at the restaurant and rest before the bicycle tour which commences at 3 pm. We spend this night at Olifants Rest Camp.

Included:  Accommodation, breakfast, bicycle tour

Day 5


We leave Kruger National Park from from Phalaborwa Gate. We take you back to the airport or further accommodation, if you continue your travels in and around Kruger.

Included:  game drive, transfer.