Discover the Best of South Africa:

The ultimate itinerary for Northern South Africa

South Africa is a country of stunning contrasts, with bustling cities and tranquil nature reserves. This itinerary takes you through the vibrant city of Johannesburg, offers relaxation and adventure at Zebras Crossing, immerses you in Big 5 safaris at Elephants Crossing, and showcases the scenic beauty of Tzaneen and the Panorama Route before concluding back in Johannesburg.

Johannesburg: A Vibrant Start

Begin your journey in Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city and economic powerhouse. Known for its rich history and dynamic culture, Johannesburg offers a mix of modern attractions and historic sites. Visit the Apartheid Museum for an insight into the country’s past, explore the bustling markets of Maboneng Precinct, or take a leisurely hike through the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens.

Zebras Crossing: Relaxation and Adventure

Next, head to Zebras Crossing, one of our exclusive intimate lodges, where tranquility and adventure blend seamlessly. Nestled in the heart of the bush, this lodge is the perfect escape from city life. Relax in luxurious accommodations or take a refreshing dip in the rock pools. For the more adventurous, bush walks and mountain biking alongside zebras and other wildlife offer a unique way to explore the African savannah. While we don’t have the Big Five here, the intimate encounters with nature make for a memorable experience. End your day with a scenic game drive, where the diverse flora and fauna of the region are on full display.

Elephants Crossing: Luxury in the Wild

From Zebras Crossing, journey to our luxurious tented camp, Elephants Crossing, located in the Welgevonden Game Reserve. This exclusive safari lodge offers twice-daily game drives, providing opportunities to see plenty of wildlife, including the Big Five. Each tented accommodation combines comfort with the raw beauty of the African wilderness and features a private splash pool. Enjoy fresh cooked meals under the stars and relax in the serene ambiance of the reserve. The knowledgeable guides ensure each drive is both informative and exhilarating, making Elephants Crossing a highlight of your trip.

Tzaneen and the Panorama Route: Scenic Beauty

Continue your adventure up North to Tzaneen, a lush region known for its tropical climate and abundant agriculture. Explore the nearby Magoebaskloof forests, go on a canopy tour, or visit the scenic Debengeni Falls. From Tzaneen, drive along the Panorama Route, one of South Africa’s most picturesque drives. Marvel at the dramatic landscapes, including the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.

Back to Johannesburg

Conclude your South African journey by returning to Johannesburg. Cherish newly created memories of your adventures while exploring any attractions you may have missed at the start of your trip.

With a mix of urban excitement, peaceful retreats, and breathtaking scenery, this itinerary offers a well-rounded South African adventure. Whether you’re relaxing at our lodges or exploring the diverse landscapes, every moment is sure to be memorable.

Zebras Crossing Location
Driefontein Road, Farm C-20, Modimolle, 0510
Reservations Office Number
+27 87 056 9937
Elephants Crossing Lodge
Elephants Crossing is our luxury tented camp and is the perfect bush-getaway for all.
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