Tour Overview

With 12 days Best of South Africa, travelers can explore the country’s many diverse regions while personalizing the itinerary for themselves. Wildlife enthusiasts should build an itinerary with more time in safari hotspots: see lions and giraffes on the savannahs of Kruger, spot hippos and elephants in Chobe, and swim with great white sharks off the Atlantic coast.

Tour Details


  • If you love food and wine, focus your time in the Winelands, drive the Garden Route, and visit Johannesburg to get a taste of South Africa’s diverse flavors.
  • Of course, you can always roll everything into an immersive trip: fly open-jaw from Cape Town to Johannesburg, with plenty of time for a road trip in between.
  • Travel looks very different right now depending on where you're from and where you're going.

Route & Itinerary

Day 1-3:

You will depart OR Tambo Airport on a scheduled flight to Hoedspruit Airport where you will be met by a representative of Falcon-Safari and transferred by road to Tangala Game Lodge in the Thornybush Game Reserve.

3 x nights Tangala Game Lodge fully inclusive of 3 meals per day, 2 game drives per day, 1 guided bushwalk per day and all teas and coffees.

Tangala Safari Camp in the Private Thornybush Game Reserve is one of the last remaining authentic experiences in South Africa that have been a legacy of the family for more than 3 generations. This intimate and exclusive private safari camp is situated in the 22 000 acre Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, a prime ecological area abounding in wildlife.

Tangala Safari Camp succeeded in maintaining its earthly appeal after the recent upgrading of their facilities. They continually strive to recreate the original down to earth hospitality of years gone by. Early explorers created a legacy of adventure and discoveries, relive the romance of old at Tangala in the comfort and security of the Safari Camp.

At Tangala Safari Camp they have created the feel of Africa long forgotten, the team strives to give all guests the ultimate African bush experience.

Accommodation at the camp will bring back memories of a bygone era of the "Colonial Africa" long forgotten.

The five twin bedded thatched chalets have been interior designed to provide the ultimate in rustic luxury. All chalets have en suite facilities and own private viewing patio.

The camp is electricity free with kerosene lamps/lantern lighting being provided.

Cooking is performed on either gas or open fire. The cuisine has been specially created to reflect Africa in all her moods.

Meals are social occasions and a time to listen and share fascinating tales of the bush or to sit back and reflect on the day passed. Meals include a full breakfast/brunch, high tea, snacks and Boma dinner.

Wine connoisseurs from the Cape have designed the comprehensive wine list, and all dietary and culinary requirements are met at Tangala.

Synonymous with exciting Big 5 Safaris, friendly service and African Cuisine the staff at Tangala will ensure a memorable South African Wildlife Safari.

Day 4: Malelane

Following a final exciting game drive at Tangala and a delicious breakfast, you will again be collected and transferred back to Hoedspruit Airport for your scheduled flight back to OR Tambo.


  • RETURN flights between Johannesburg and Hoedspruit Airport (subject to seat availability at the time of booking)
  • RETURN road transfers between Hoedspruit Airport and Tangala Game Lodge
  • 1 night accommodation at Mjejane River Lodge including brunch, afternoon tea and dinner
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 meals per day
  • 2 game drives per day
  • 1 guided bushwalk per day
  • All teas and coffees
  • Vehicle Entrance fees into the Thornybush Game Reserve


  • Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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