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Full day Mariepskop picnic

Full day Mariepskop picnic

By Big 5 Safaris
1,945 m above sea level, is one of the highest peaks in the northern Drakensberg, and the highest point of the Blyde River Canyon, South Africa. It is situated at the junction of three conservation areas, namely the Mariepskop Forest Reserve, Mariepskop State Forest, and the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. The mountain is bordered by sheer cliff faces on several sides, and is composed of Proterozoic sedimentary rocks of the Transvaal Supergroup.

Ages 3-100, max of 9 per group
Duration: 4–8 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Klaserie, South Africa
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Hoedspruit Airport - Eastgate Airport, R40, Hoedspruit, 1380, South Africa
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 205037P2

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 205037P2

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        Stop: 4 hours
        Big 5 Safaris offer a wonderful mountain adventure up the highest peak of the northern Drakensberg. After taking in the views, a 4x4 adventure down to the picnic spot where guests can swim in the rock pools.
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      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
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      • Big 5 Safaris
        Hoedspruit, South Africa
        Joined in October 2019
      • leannes304
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Phenomenal experience with Big 5 Safaris
        Lauren arranged a phenomenal 2 week trip for my family to South Africa that included game drives as well as local activities. We stayed in a variety of lodges throughout our excursion and enjoyed the ambience and incredibly attentive staff of each one. Our game drives included not only multiple sightings of the big five, but also a diverse assortment of mammals, birds and reptiles—including the elusive honey badger and pangolin! Lauren organized and provided a thorough and impeccably well planned trip that didn’t just meet our requests -she exceeded them in every area. She had also arranged spectacular hunting excursions for my husband which he declared was the best hunting trip he’s ever had in South Africa. We can’t wait to travel back to South Africa and enjoy new adventures with Lauren .
        Written 23 July 2023
      • crazycrew123
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing day in Kruger!
        Just came back from the most fantastic day with Herman! Cannot recommended more!! Thank you very much!
        Written 30 September 2022
      • 850t5
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        What a great day with many intense animal experiences
        We had an amazing enjoyable day with Herman and Lauren in the Krueger National Park. As this was a full day undertaking it was very good that the explanations and details the guides shared were just the right amount to not get overloaded with all the possible information about animals and plants in the park. Herman was a great driver paying utmost attention to the animals and always staying save yet close distance to Lions, Buffalo, Giraffe, Elephants, Rhino and many many more. Not to forget the breakfast int he middle of nowhere with scrambled eggs and fruits. Just remarkable.
        Written 26 November 2021
      • wietzel2017
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic day
        We had an awesome full day trip to Krugerpark with our Guide Lauren. The brunch outside in the bush was delicious. Lauren shared her big knowledge with us and we had a lovely day! Thanks for all. We will come back as soon as ppssible!
        Written 1 October 2021
      • maureyeats
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great guided tour of Kruger
        We had a fantastic time touring the park! Our guide, Herman, was so knowledgeable and patient (we asked a lot of questions)! He knew all the places to take us, tracked the different animal prints, identified all the birds, and plants/trees. He was able to keep it interesting for our group which included 2 teenagers and 4 adults. The photos that are included are from that day on the tour! He also made a delicious brunch for us😋! I would definitely do this again! Thanks for a great experience, Herman!!
        Written 26 July 2021
      • LaurenAndrews0101
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        Amazing experience
        I did the full day Kruger park Safari and Mariepskop Picnic with Herman and they were truly amazing. his knowledge and passion is infectious and even if you aren't a birder he will help you grow a keen love for all things wild. I will highly recommend this personal attention to detail make their experience top quality!
        Written 23 July 2021
      • AlainS1662
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        Top guide!
        Top xperience : Herman is a gentle guide with great experience & passion who will make your day 100% according expectations. YES, he also tracked & guided us towards a leopard but his driving skills combined with (not too much) explanations & funny stories, made yesterday a perfect day. Thanks Herman & for sure, see you soon!!
        Written 31 December 2019
      • FamilienRasmussen
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        We 100% recommend signing these guys for a full day at the Kruger National Park! Herman’s passion for animals really comes through, and he will bend over backwards to give you a fantastic experience! We were lucky to have him to take us two whole days, during which he customised the day to suit both adults, teens and our eight year old. Without flinching, he showed us all the beautiful animals and scenery and we saw so much more that we would have expected going on our own. Lauren spoilt us rotten with her special packed breakfast from the Lodge, she was truly attentive to our needs and oddities in the gourmet world - we felt we were being treated like royals in every way. If you go to Kruger for a game drive, these guys are it! Best thing is, it wasn’t even that expensive but very good value for money.
        Written 22 October 2019
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