July 25th August 19th
day 25th July: Departure to Madrid
with Iberia flight and then to Johannesburg the same day
around 10 pm.
day 26th July: Johannesburg-Lydenburg km 297
Arrive at Johannesburg airport on time to pick up our beautiful
Laguna Renault. We asked for the permit for Swaziland and
Lesotho. As soon as we left the airport we took N12 for
Witbank then N4 until Belfast and then R540 for Lydenburg.
We reached our cosy B&B The Manor Guest House email@example.com
that we booked from Italy. Dinner was very good served in
a living room with a warm fireplace.
day 27th July: Lydenburg-Tzaneen km 315
After a big breakfast we take read R36 and than R533 to
Pilgrim Rest, a little town near an old goldmine which closed
in 1972 and today is a national monument. Buildings had
been restored in 1800s style. Old homes are now shops, restaurants
and little hotels. We finished the visit and we took the
R532 which goes through the Blyde River Canyon park. Along
the way, we stopped to see panoramic points: the pinnacle,
Gods Window, and after a short walk you can reach
the Rain Forest with a beautiful view. Dont miss the
stop at Three Rondavels , the place is really unique. After
lunch we took road R36. Before arriving at Tzaneen, we stopped
at Echo Caves created by an underground river. Arrival in
the dark at B&B firstname.lastname@example.org.
The place is sorronded by tea cultivations. Mr and Mrs Bisset
are very nice people and they cooked the best dinner we
had during our holiday.
day 28th July: Tzaneen- Kruger Park (Lodge Olifants)
After a big breakfast as usual in South Africa we left for
Kruger Park from Phalaborwa Gate where you have to show
your booking for the lodge that we booked from Italy email@example.com.
As soon as we entered the park we started to see: elephants,
zebras, wildebeest, giraffes, hippopotamus and African fish
eagles with white neck. We had our lunch near a pool where
we saw a lot of animals. The road to reach the lodge is
asphalted and has panoramic views. We got to the lodge and
before dinner we has time to enjoy the fantastic view from
the terrace of the lodge!