BW001 – Bird Watching Group – Tzaneen – Mapungubwe – Pafuri – Dullstroom – South Africa



BW001 – Bird Watching Group Latitudine Sud –
Tzaneen – Mapungubwe – Pafuri – Dullstroom – South Africa
8 Days | 7 Nights | 8-16 Persons



BW001 – Bird Watching Group – Tzaneen – Mapungubwe – Pafuri – Dullstroom – South Africa






Day 1

Tzaneen Country Lodge



1 Night

Day 2

Mopane Bush Lodge



2 Nights

Day 4

Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp

Makuleke Contractual Park


2 Nights

Day 6

Walkersons Hotel & Spa



2 Nights



B&B: Bed and Breakfast.
D,B&B: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. FB+: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed,
Breakfast, Lunch and Activities


Day 1: Tzaneen Country Lodge, Tzaneen


Day Itinerary

Upon arrival guests will be met by an English
speaking guide. They will transfer to Tzaneen and they will enjoy lunch
en-route. Dinner will be served at the hotel.

Overnight: Tzaneen Country

For accommodation in the heart of the north eastern
lowveld of South Africa the award-winning Tzaneen Country Lodge awaits, famous
for its superb service, friendly people and country cuisine.

At the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains – with an
abundance of beautiful scenery and attractions – the tastefully decorated
Tzaneen Country Lodge with 67 bedrooms offers world-class hospitality, discreet
security and outstanding service. Exclusive and private, the lodge is nestled
on 170 hectares of farmland and indigenous forest.

Tzaneen Country Lodge is in one of the most beautiful
regions in South Africa centrally located to explore the beauty and magic of
Limpopo in Africa.


Dinner, Bed and Breakfast -Drinks for own account

Day 2: Mopane Bush Lodge, Mapungubwe


Day Itinerary

Today guests will enjoy two hours of bird watching at
Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge with experienced birding guides.

The Bird Guides offer guided walks on Kurisa Moya through
the inigenous forest and to the bird feeders and hides boasting Green Twinspot,
Swee Waxbills, Red-backed Mannikins, Chorister Robin-Chats, African
Firefinches, Forest Canaries, Southern Boubou Shrikes, Sombre Greenbuls, Lemon
Doves and Cape White-eyes.

They will have lunch before going to Mopane Bush Lodge.
They will have one game activity and dinner at Mopane Bush Lodge.


Moya Nature Lodge Birding

Overnight: Mopane Bush Lodge

No safari to South Africa is complete without a visit to
its beautiful landscapes, site of the ancient Kingdom of Mapungubwe and the
"great greygreen greasy Limpopo River". It has good game viewing,
particularly of the Tuli elephants that come across the river to rendezvous
with friends and family in the Park. Many International and local birders have
ticked off species here that have been on their bucket list for 20 years. This
is the land of giant ancient baobab trees and we respectfully approach to
nestle against their bodies and embark an a inner journey of discovery within
our mortal souls. The place to stay is MOPANE BUSH LODGE. This 4-star luxury
lodge adjacent to Mapungubwe National Park offers personalised service and all
facilities at a reasonable price. The team is spear headed by the seasoned
Hotelier, Coba Röhm and she heads up a group of experienced staff members who
jointly offer more than 140 years joint industry expertise. "Within the
joy of serving you we find our own".


Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and
Activities – Drinks for own account

Day 3: Mopane Bush Lodge, Mapungubwe

Day Itinerary

The group will spend the day at Mopane Bush Lodge. They
will have all of their meals there as well as two game activities.


Lodge Birding

National Park Game Drive

UNESCO World Heritage Site

National Park Confluence Drive

National Park Sunset Game Drive

San Rock Art

Night drive

Sunset drive

Morning Drive


Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and
Activities – Drinks for own account

Day 4: Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp, Makuleke
Contractual Park

Day Itinerary

After breakfast and one last game activity, the group
will check-out and transfer to Pafuri Tented Camp. There they will enjoy lunch,
an afternoon game activity and dinner.

Overnight: Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp

RETURNAfrica’s origins lie at Pafuri in the far north of
the Kruger National Park. It is here, on the ancestral land of the Makuleke
people, that we have built a unique partnership and a collection of superb
safari experiences. Our operation is rooted in more than two decades of
friendship with the Makulekes, who lost their home under apartheid but who have
now returned as our landlords, our business partners and our guides.

Our concession lies in a vast triangle between the
Limpopo and Luvuvhu rivers along South Africa’s north-eastern frontier. Between
them, the two great valleys embrace one of Africa’s most spectacular landscapes
with mountains and gorges in the west giving way to plains, pans, baobabs and
fever tree forests in the east. The land, particularly the low-lying
floodplains near the confluence at Crooks’ Corner where our camps are located,
harbours an abundance of life. Huge herds of elephant, buffalo and other game
congregate here, especially when the surrounding bush lies parched before the
rains. Predators and scavengers, ranging from the great cats and hyenas to
servals, genets, civets, caracals, amongst many others, find shelter here. The
wildlife roams without the hindrance of borders in a transfrontier park that
spans three countries. Our diversity also brings a profusion of birds, with
numerous specials in what pundits regard as South Africa’s most rewarding
birding destination.

Full Board Plus – Dinner,
Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities (includes local beverages and excludes
all premium brands)

Day 5: Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp, Makuleke
Contractual Park

Day Itinerary

The group will spend the day at Pafuri Tented Camp. They
will have all of their meals there as well as two game activities. Over 450
different species of birds and opportunity to spot Pel’s Fishing Owl due to its
fantastic riverside location.


Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and

(includes local beverages and excludes all premium

Day 6: Walkersons Hotel & Spa,


Situated in South Africa’s beautiful Mpumalanga Province,
the quaint village of Dullstroom is known for its excellent fishing
opportunities and fresh country air. Aptly named, Dullstroom (‘stroom’ meaning
stream) enjoys an abundance of water, marking the beginning of the Crocodile
River and home to other major tributaries. It serves as a convenient stopover
for visitors on the way to the Lowveld and Kruger Park. Dullstroom piques the
interest of many newcomers with its sub-alpine climate, three endangered crane
species, abundant wildflowers, rare mammals, great fishing and features the
highest railway station in South Africa at over 2000 metres above sea level.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast and one last game activity, the group
will check-out and transfer to Walkersons Hotel & Spa. They will enjoy
lunch en-route and dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Walkersons Hotel
& Spa

A hotel of exceptional character Walkersons Hotel and
Spa, is nestled in the rolling hills of the magnificent Mpumalanga Highlands.
All rooms are individually decorated with an en-suite bathroom, a lake view,
private patio fireplace, mini bar and tea & coffee making facilities.
Superb rainbow trout fishing and treatments at the spa are amongst some of the
activities available to discerning guests. We welcome and invite you to explore
a grand country hotel.

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast – Drinks for own account

Day 7: Walkersons Hotel & Spa,

Day Itinerary

The group will have the day to relax and enjoy bird
watching on the estate. Due to it’s altitude of around 2,000 metres, Dullstroom
enjoys a unique birding environment. It is a prime spot for grassland birding
and water birds. A visit to Dullstroom Bird of Prey Centre in the afternoon.
Their twice-daily flight displays, during which visitors receive dazzling,
up-close encounters with South Africa’s most magnificent birds, will bring a
smile to the lips of even the most serious animal enthusiast. They will have lunch
in town and dinner at the hotel.


Dinner, Bed and Breakfast – Drinks for own account

Day 8: End of Itinerary

Day Itinerary

After breakfast the group will check-out and transfer to
OR Tambo International Airport for their flight home (flight not included).


Bed and Breakfast

peak season dates will be subject to re-quote.

December 2019 – 06 January 2020

April 2020 – 13 April 2020

surcharges may apply over long weekends and public holidays.


Validity |

November 2019 to 31 October 2020

Included |

in standard rooms at hotels, lodges and camps, unless otherwise indicated in
the itinerary.

as indicated in itinerary.

levies where applicable


Speaking Guide and driver

Other included Value added Tourvest DMC
Services |

Hours Manager On Duty helpline for the full duration of clients’ stay in South

and greet staff at all international airports within South Africa.

office hours :

Monday – Friday 07h00 – 17h30

Saturday Closed
(MOD Available)

Sunday Closed (MOD Available)

infrastructure, with offices located in Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town.

passenger liability of R100 million per incident.

Not Included |

extras (curios, gifts etc.)

airfare or airport departure taxes
medical or travel insurance.


tours and transfers are not included in the total person package cost

Policy |

As per individual property cancellation policies
available on the B2B system.

Important notes |

costings are based on a minimum of 8 passengers travelling, with a single
supplement, should a costing be required for a single traveller, this will be
on request.

note that clients should be made aware of luggage restrictions on Domestic Flights
prior to departure. Guests are restricted to 1 bag of 20 kgs only on several
Domestic Carriers. Should guests travel with 2 bags – the second bag will be
charged for at R300.00 which will be for the client’s own account.

are supporting the "Born to Live Wild" campaign that discourages
tourists from visiting facilities where direct engagement with captive
predators is permitted, and therefore in light of this we will unfortunately
not be in a position to assist with any reservations or arrangements for a
visit to the Lion Park or similar activity.

copy of the terms and conditions are available on request.

This is a cost proposal only and is subject to
availability of quoted services at time of booking.

Proposal is subject to terms and conditions of business.
Copy of which is available on request.

Costs are nett and non-commissionable.

are based on rates made available by our suppliers for requested travel period.

are subject to change due to currency fluctuations or any other statutory
increases beyond our control.

might be necessary, due to circumstances beyond our control, where we might
need to change the programme. Closing times at sightseeing points, changed
flight times, road blocks, detours or act of God can also delay the programme.
We reserve the right to make changes due to circumstance of this nature.

Very important note for all potential
visitors to South Africa |

ensure that when booking a trip for yourself or clients that your/their
passports all comply with immigration regulations.

to an international regulation, passports must have at least two blank pages in
them when one enters a country, and it should also not have less than 6 months
to go before expiry. South African immigration officials are very particular
about enforcing this regulation and will not allow guests to enter the country
should their passports be incorrect.

otherwise stated, all services are subject to our general terms &
conditions, which are available on our website.


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• Alcoholic beverages
• Visas
• Personal comprehensive insurance
• Personal expenses
• Tips (Tips are not compulsory, but always welcomed. We suggest: 5 US$ per day per person /couple for the chef, 10 US$ per day per person /couple for the local guide, on discretion for the international guide, when present)
• Anything not stated under “standard inclusions”