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Mashatu Magic

Day 1: OR Tambo International Airport – Pretoria

Upon arrival, you will meet our representative who will hand you the travel documents. A transfer will take you to your hotel.

Kievits Kroon (B&B)

Day 2: Pretoria – Waterberg

Before check-out your rental car will be delivered. Then it is time to do a self-drive to Waterberg.

Ant's Nest (FB)

Day 3: Waterberg

Day at leisure. Ant’s Nest also offers the possibility to go horse riding, participate in game drives/walks. 

Ant's Nest (FB)

Day 4: Waterberg – Makhado/Louis Trichardt

Day 4 descriptionAfter check-out self-drive to Makhado/Louis Trichardt. The city of Louis Trichardt has recently been renamed to Makhado. After a few hours on the road you will arrive at Madi A Thavha, where a range of activities are on offer.

Madi A Thavha (FB)

Day 5: Makhado/Louis Trichardt – Mapumgubwe World Heritage Site

Take a guided tour in the morning or explore the area on your own. After check-out, self-drive to the Mapumgubwe World Heritage Site.

Mopane Bush Lodge (FB)

Day 6: Mapumgubwe World Heritage Site

Day at leisure at the Mopane Bush Lodge.

Mopane Bush Lodge (FB)

Day 7: Mapumgubwe World Heritage Site – Mashatu

Morning at leisure. After check-out, you will self-drive to Mashatu and cross the border of Botswana.

Mashatu Tent Camp (FB)

Day 8: Mashatu

Day at leisure at Mashatu.

Mashatu Tent Camp (FB)

Day 9: Mashatu

Day at leisure at Mashatu.

Mashatu Tent Camp (FB)

Day 10: Mashatu – Makhado/Louis Trichardt

After a few days in Botswana, it is time to return to South Africa. Self-drive back to Louis Trichardt.

Leshiba Wilderness (FB)

Day 11: Makhado/Louis Trichardt – Tzaneen

After check-out, self-drive to Tzaneen. In the area you can go on an outdoor adventure, visit local villages, or go on a tour.

Kings Walden Garden Manor (B&B)

Day 12: Tzaneen – Makalai Game Reserve

After check-out, departure to Makalai Game Reserve.

Garonga (FB)

Day 13: Makalali Game Reserve

Day at leisure at the lodge.

Garonga (FB)

Day 14: Makalali Game Reserve – White River

After check-out, self-drive via panorama route to White River.

Olivers (B&B)

Day 15: White River – Johannesburg

After check-out, departure to Johannesburg.

The Residence Hotel (B&B)

Day 16: Johannesburg

Your final day in Southern-Africa.  After check-out, drive to the airport, and drop off your rental car before your departure back home.

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Above price is based on two people traveling together sharing a room.
The section of your trip in Botswana is charged in USD. Due to currency fluctuations, the above price is an estimate only.


  • All accommodations
  • Meet & Greet + travel pack
  • Rental Car with super cover insurance
  • Meals and activities as specified in itinerary


  • International Flights
  • Contract Fee for rental car, and optional Delivery Fee, Cross Border Fee, Additional Driver charge, Young driver surcharge, Optional equipment, Document Administration Fee, Claim and Fine Handling fee
  • Meals and activities if not specified in itinerary
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance

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