Overview: Travel through the Free State and North West provinces of South Africa. Visit private and provincial nature reserves, explore the Cradle of Humankind, and be enchanted by a cultural village. Enjoy staying at a private lodge.
Duration: 11 Days, 10 Nights
Highlights: ChaZen Private Nature Reserve – The habitat of this reserve has been fully restored so you can enjoy gamedrives to explore the diverse wildlife and vegetation that inhabit this unique area, The Vredefort Dome.
Provincial Reserve: This vast circular, ancient geological feature is at the crater of an extinct volcano and the result of the eruptions over 1,2 billion years ago.
Cradle of Humankind: This World Heritage Site is one of eight in the country. It is the world’s richest hominid site, home to around 40% of the world’s human ancestor fossils.
Cultural Village: Discover the fascinating ethnic cultures and traditions of these five cultures. The Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes.
Day 1: Arrive in Johannesburg for your road transfer to ChaZen. Embark on an afternoon gamedrive. Enjoy relaxing by the fire at the Safari Lodge.
Days 2, 3 & 4: Enjoy gamedrives, learn more about the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site with a geology presentation. Explore the quaint town of Parys, Savor local delicacies served at the Safari Lodge while sipping on local wine next to the campfire in the Boma.
Day 5: Depart from ChaZen and visit a cultural village that showcases five different ethnic cultures. Learn about their ways, food, lifestyle and architecture. Sleep over in the village.
Days 6,7,8 & 9: Provincial Reserve. Explore one of the largest volcanic complexes while enjoying morning and afternoon gamedrives. Stay in a private lodge.
Day 10: Depart the Provincial Reserve to the next destination, The Cradle of Humankind. Enjoy exploring this exhibit and interactive museum. Overnight in the accommodations.
Day 11: Depart to various destinations. This will be a relaxing morning at leisure where you can pack and get ready for travel to your various destinations. After brunch you will be transported back to Johannesburg and the O.R. Tambo International airport.