Zeederberg Trail self-drive

This adventurous 7 night self-drive add-on tour to a Kruger private game lodge. You visit the scenic delights of the Blyde River Canyon, highlands of Tzaneen, Leshiba Wilderness Lodge and end with the magnificent Mashatu Game Reserve for 3 nights.

7 Nights


$ 2,106 (Pps)


This Zeederberg Trail self-drive tour allows you to head off the well-trodden paths and explore a quieter, beautiful part of South Africa. And enjoy the Greater Kruger Park as well. We have changed this tour to be a shorter 7 night self-drive which can be ADDED onto a stay in Cape Town and/or a stay at one of the private game lodges of the Kruger.

It is designed to show you a more remote and beautiful part of South Africa and into the Tuli Block of southern Botswana. So it is the perfect complement to the magnificent Kruger Park.

We suggest that you start after your Kruger safari (at a lodge of your choice.) You first visit the scenic highlands of the Blyde River Canyon and Kruger Escarpment. Then continue onto equally scenic Tzaneen uplands.

From there you enjoy two nights at the scenic game reserve of the Leshiba Wilderness for a safari and cultural experience. Finally you head, perhaps via Mapungubwe  to Mashatu Game Reserve for 3 nights of rugged game viewing with adventurous safari options available. (bush walks and mountain biking.)

You are on tarred roads for all of the trip. Yet you travel through some of the most remote and authentic parts of South Africa combining a superb, varied safari experience with wonderful scenery and food.

Tailor made options

If you have less time (6 nights) you could cut out a night in a couple of different places if you wish. You could skip the night in the Drakensberg escarpment area, or reduce Mashatu to only 2 nights.

If you have more time, we recommend adding a night or two en route back from Mashatu in the Waterberg region. You can stay at Pretoria or a country lodge en route. Or you can stay at a game lodge for 1-2 nights for a contrasting safari experience.

Finally we recommend adding it to 4 nights in Cape Town and 3 nights on safari in the Kruger Game Reserves to make a 14 night itinerary.

Zeederberg Trail self-drive at a glance

PRICE FROM $ 2,106 (PPS)
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An idea of price

All our itineraries are merely samples of what we can arrange. Virtually every trip is tailor-made for you. The exact price of our sample itineraries depends on the time of year and accommodation used. This is merely a guideline.

It excludes regional flights to the start and end of the itinerary (as these may vary depending on where you fly into Africa). But it includes an estimate of any flights WITHIN the itinerary. Contact us for a quote including any regional flights needed.

Pared Back
if you need to save
Average Of
$ 2,240
If you need to cut costs, you can reduce the nights at Mashatu to only 2 nights
This Itinerary
as outlined above
Average Of
$ 2,951
Red Carpet
all the bells & whistles
Average Of
$ 3,856
We can roll out the red carpet by upgrading accommodation to Mashatu Euphorbia & Tanamera


Meals and accommodation as shown in text, Group C car rental with unlimited kilometres and super cover insurance. Upgrades to larger vehicles easily arranged.


International & domestic flights, visas, items of a personal nature, meals not specified