BAREFOOT SAFARIS & Adventure Tours
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Short Tours & Day Trips from Johannesburg

Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park (ZA1)

(3 or 4 days, 2 to 3 nights from USD 810 B&B)

Magnificent days are spent travelling through the Highveld to Lydenburg and the scenic Blyde River Canyon. Stop at God’s Window, Three Rondavels, and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers an unforgettable wildlife experience. The park was first proclaimed in 1898 as the Sabie Game Reserve by the then president of the Transvaal Republic, Paul Kruger. He first proposed the need to protect the animals of the Lowveld in 1884, but his revolutionary vision took another 12 years to be realized when the area between the Sabie and Crocodile Rivers was set aside for restricted hunting. It boasts the greatest species diversity in Africa. This is the land of the Big Five. Accommodation in game lodges, hotels or rest camps according to your choice.

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Kruger National Park (ZA2)

(3 Days, 2 nights from USD 695. B&B)

We do game viewing in this internationally renowned wildlife sanctuary. Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.

Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Man's interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela – is still very evident in the Kruger National Park and there to be explored.

In the cooler evenings relax with a sundowner and enjoy a traditional South African dinner under African skies.

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KwaZulu Natal Midlands and Drakensberg (ZA3)

(Up to 5 days, 2-4 nights from USD 545. B&B)

Experience the tranquillity of the gentle Midlands hills. Explore the Midlands Meander, an unhurried treasure trail for all lovers of arts and crafts. Enjoy the Drakensberg’s unique blend of spectacular scenery, rich history and heart-warming hospitality. We can also include Clarence en-route to discover the beauty of the eastern Free State.

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Sun City, Lost City (ZA4)

(Full day from USD 170)

Experience the most dynamic hotel and entertainment complex in Southern Africa. Overnight stays optional.

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Pilanesberg National Park (ZA5)

(Full day from USD 150)

View the Big Five and other African wildlife in an ancient volcanic crater. A popular alternative to the Kruger National Park tour (malaria-free).
Prices for accommodation in a 5-star lodge inside the park for longer stays, on request.

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Cullinan Diamond Mine (ZA6)

(Half-day or full-day from USD 95)

As one of South Africa’s oldest working pits, the Cullinan Diamond Mine offers visitors much more than just an excavation site. Guests can treat themselves to a one-of-a-kind diamond experience that explores the 32ha, 750m deep underground mine and watch a diamond being cut into the 66 facet Cullinan Star Cut TM and set into a personalized creation by a master jewellery craftsman.

Short surface as well as half-day underground tours are available.
There is also an opportunity to learn more about the various interests of the Cullinan Diamond Mine from the diamond interpretive center, retail outlets, a training factory for local disadvantaged women and another local project, Imfundiso, a jewellery shop and school.

Can be booked as a full-day trip with ZA10 or ZA11.

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De Wildt Cheetah Research Centre (ZA7)

(Half day from USD 150)

Breeding center for endangered species, including cheetah, African wild dog, vultures and owls. The Cheetah Centre in South Africa was established in 1971, initially as a cheetah breeding project, and the Centre has bred over 800 cheetah cubs over the last 40 years. Various conservation projects have been initiated since its inception. This includes a successful African wild dog breeding programme Tour coinciding with feeding times.

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Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve- Kromdraai Conservancy Tour (ZA8)

(Half day from USD 110)

African wildlife to be seen include lion, buffalo, cheetah, wild dog, hippo, crocodiles and South African antelope. Danielsrust Horse Trails traverse some of the last remaining big farms in Gauteng. Situated in the Kromdraai Conservancy, 40km northwest of Johannesburg, one can view over 600 head of game from horseback. Trails take you through the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, and you can visit the spectacular Wonder cave Visit to a 2 billion-year-old Wonder Cave (optional).

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Lesedi Cultural Village (ZA9)

(Half day from USD 130)

Discover the diverse cultural wealth of South Africa’s people: Pedi, Zulu, Xhosa and Basotho. Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural village awaits those willing to participate in an adventure that reveals the mystical cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, steeped in tribal folklore and ancestral traditions. Our culture is the light of our nation; whoever walks here amongst our cultures at Lesedi can also see the light.

On arrival at Lesedi in the late afternoon, guests are welcomed in the traditional African way with a suitable escort to ‘their’ village. Once settled in comfortable, traditionally styled rooms, guests will have an opportunity to discover the many colourful and fascinating aspects of the cultures of the people of Lesedi.

Witness tribal dancing and sample traditional dishes (incl. lunch or dinner).

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Pretoria (ZA10)

(Half-day from USD 95)

City sightseeing tour through the administrative capital of RSA, with visits to the Voortrekker Monument, President Paul Kruger House, Church Square and the Union Buildings. Pretoria is a city located in the northern part of the province. The city's original name was Pretoria Philadelphia (Pretoria of brotherly love). It gave its name to the Pax Praetorian, referring to the country's relative stability. Pretoria, is popularly known as ‘The Jacaranda City,’ due to thousands of Jacaranda trees planted in its streets, parks and gardens

Can be booked as a full day trip with tour ZA6 or ZA7.

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Johannesburg City Highlights (ZA11)

(Half-day from USD 95)

South Africa’s largest city – once founded on the wealth of its gold mines- is today the financial heart of the Southern African continent. Harsh contrast can be found: glitzy bank headquarters next to slums, modern sky scrapers close to simple tin or mud huts – a multi-cultural atmosphere that will fascinate you.

Can be booked as a full-day trip with tour 13.

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Gold Reef City Tour (ZA12)

(Half-day from USD 110)

One for the kids! Today’s museum town was an active gold mine until 1977, and a historical mining village has been recreated around the old main shaft – descend 220m down and watch gold being poured! A fun-fair as well as a casino, are part of this entertainment complex south of downtown Johannesburg.

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Soweto Tour (ZA13)

(Half-day from USD 65)

Experience the heartbeat of this sprawling metropolis. This popular tour also includes Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Regina Mundi Church, Hector Peterson Memorial, Happy Day Crèche and informal settlements.
Can be booked as a full-day trip with tour ZA11.

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Witwatersrand National Botanical Garden (ZA14)

(Half day from USD 70)

Walk through cycad garden, forest and ferns and wetland areas. Spot the unique Black Eagles nesting in the striking cliffs

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Shopping Excursion (ZA15)

(Half day price on request)

We tailor shopping excursions in a choice of Gauteng’s modern malls and shopping centers to suit your requirements.

Optional Extras
Johannesburg is the start and end of most of our tours, and here Barefoot Safaris can offer you a range of exciting day tours, from “historical” Soweto and the Apartheid Museum to City Tours, Museum visits, visits to the Cheetah Breeding & Research Farm and so much more.
Johannesburg is also synonymous with shopping – the ‘City of Gold’ truly has much to offer in line with ‘retail therapy’. Speak to us to put together a great Johannesburg package, filled with shopping and entertainment, the best restaurants to suit your budget and with our range of accommodation options in Johannesburg, there is something for everyone.


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