North West Safari

North West Safari
North West Safari

Overview: Explore the Free State and North West Provinces of South Africa. Visit a Provincial Park, Explore the Cradle of Humankind and be enchanted by a Cultural Village.
Duration:   11 Days, 10 Nights


ChaZen Private Nature Reserve – The base camp for Africa Through Your Lens is located in the Free State Province of South Africa. The habitat of this reserve has been fully restored to its natural state. Enjoy game drives here to explore the diverse wildlife and vegetation, and an array of bird species that inhabit these scenic hills, nestled in the Vredefort Dome.

Provincial Reserve - This vast circular, ancient geological feature is at the crater of an extinct volcano and the result of eruptions occurring over 1, 2 billion years ago. It is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its type in the world, the rare rock types and formations make it a unique geological feature.

Vredefort Dome International World Heritage Site - The largest and oldest meteorite impact structure on Earth, and is the only land crater on Earth that is visible from space.

Cradle of Humankind – The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is one of eight in the country. It's the world's richest hominin site, home to around 40% of the world's human ancestor fossils.

Cultural Village - Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, visiting five traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors.


Day 1: ChaZen Private Nature Reserve
Arrive in Johannesburg for your road travel to ChaZen Private Nature Reserve. Embark on an afternoon game drive. Enjoy relaxing at the Safari Lodge.

Days 2, 3 & 4: ChaZen Private Nature Reserve
Enjoy a game drive, and learn more about the Vredefort Dome International World Heritage Site with a geology presentation. Don’t miss the braai at the Safari Lodge where you can indulge in some local delicacies. Explore the quaint small town of Parys for some shopping before returning to the Safari Lodge for an evening by the fire.

Day 5: Cultural Village Experience in North West Province
Depart ChaZen and visit a cultural village that showcases five African cultures including their food, lifestyle, and architecture. Sleep over in the village.

Day 6, 7, 8 & 9: Provincial Reserve in North West Province
Explore one of the largest volcanic complexes in the world and enjoy morning and afternoon game drives.

Day 10: Maropeng
Depart the Provincial Reserve to your next destination – Maropeng and the Cradle of Human Kind. Enjoy exploring this exhibit and quality accommodations for an overnight stay in Maropeng.

Day 11: ChaZen Private Nature Reserve & Departure
Today will be a relaxing morning for packing and preparing for road transfer for afternoon flights to your next destination.

Special Notes: ALL ACTIVITIES ARE WEATHER PERMITTING AND MAY CHANGE. Please note this is only an example itinerary. It could change depending on availability and animal movement.

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