THE BIG HOLE ( Diamant Tour) $100 per person. Lunch and Tour.
Kimberley Big Hole History 150 years ago, the site of the Big Hole was a featureless, flat-topped hill. When word spread that diamonds had been discovered, thousands of prospectors, armed with nothing more than picks, shovels and hope, descended on Kimberley and created the largest hand-dug excavation in the world.
Kimberly is one of the most unique and authentic historical destinations in South Africa, because of the Kimberley diamond mine, which occupies a surface of 17 hectares, 463 meters wide, for a depth of 240 meters, and it used to be active since 1871 to 1914. The Big Hole in Kimberley is considered for one of the deepest cavities excavated by man with a depth of 200 m2. Next to the Big Hole is the Kimberley Mine Museum, the first ever discovery of diamond reserves in the country. One of the most interesting facts about the Big Hole in Kimberley is that after the mining operations were finally over, the Big Hole become the most visited tourist attraction in Kimberley.
Magersfontein Battle Field - $50 per person
Due to the abundance of riches discovered in and around modern-day Kimberley in the 19th century, this part of South Africa was subject to a number of fierce battles. These took place between the Boers, the English settlers and, to a lesser extent, the indigenous folk that had been occupying this land for centuries. The Magersfontein Battlefield is 31.5 kilometres south of Kimberley, which has become a bustling, growing town. It was the site of a battle that took place on 11 December 1899, during the Second South African War. It was between the Boers and the British, but the Boers’ victory was almost uncontested. In fact, this war was close to being successful in destroying the whole of Scotland’s Highland Brigade. Today, there are formal tours of the battlefields, conducted by experienced, knowledgeable guides. These tours add so much value to a visit to this important site. There is a short audiovisual account, which is a new feature, of the actual battle, and a trip up the hills and into the trenches. Included in this tour is a visit to some of the graves of the fallen Boer fighters. The museum has recently been renovated and revamped to provide visitors with a modern perspective of a historical event.
Magersfontein Golf Day - $100 per person
Magersfontein is situated near the town of Kimberley in the Northern Cape Province and is known primarily for the Battle of Magersfontein, which was fought between the British and the Boers in 1899. However, it is also known (particularly amongst keen golfers) for its world-class golf course, which was built according to USGA standards in 2007.The course is open all year round (including Mondays), and invites its members as well as visitors to enjoy the stunning conditions and gorgeous views. More than this, though, it has been designed with a number of water hazards, riveted bunkers, and other challenges to ensure that players stay alert and are able to test their skills in a very real and practical way.
African on Foot Safari 3 days 2 nights - $1200 per person
Experience a Kruger Walking Safari with Africa on Foot. The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is part of the Greater Kruger Park and shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park. It is here that guests can take part in incredible walking safaris.On a walking safari guests will be led by experienced and professional game rangers through a wildlife area rich in game including lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo as well as hyena, hippo, giraffe, zebra and a whole host of other wildlife. In addition to walking safaris, Big 5 game drives and night drives are offered allowing guests to participate in a full spectrum of safari activities.Africa on Foot Camp has five chalets ensuring an intimate and personal safari experience, as well as a pool, lounge and dining area and the traditional boma where guests can enjoy evening camp fires and traditional South African barbecues called “braais”.This wonderful scenery is about an 3 hour drive from Marupa Safaris.
Waterberg Elephant Back Ride Safaris - $200 per person
Your unique Elephant encounter begins at Shambala… Witness their intelligence, their compassionate nature and sheer delight of interacting with their human counterparts. The interaction with the elephant offers you the opportunity to touch the elephant, exchange trunk greeting and offer tasty treats. Enjoy a different perspective while embarking on a journey which was once a privilege reserved only for kings!
This unique Elephant encounter will be an unforgettable experience and is about an hour and a half drive from Marupa Safaris.
Pilanesburg National Park
Here is your opportunity to view Africa’s BIG FIVE (Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, White Rhino and Leopard), and experience one of the most unique and exciting moments of your life. The Park borders on the entertainment complex of the Sun City and is 55000 hectares in extent. It is almost perfectly circular because it comprises the area of a 1200 million year old volcanic relic of four concentric circles with a small lake in the centre. This very scenic terrain lies in the transition zone between Kalahari and Lowveld and both types of vegetation are found here.
Pilanesburg National Park is about a three hour drive from Marupa Safaris
Sun City Resort - 3 Days 2 Nights - $800 per person
The resort is self-contained and provides lively entertainment for the whole family. The Sun City Resort includes the Palace of the Lost City, the Cabanas Hotel, the Cascades Hotel and the Sun City Hotel. Slot Machines, Blackjack, American Roulette, Poker, Puno Bunco and Baccarat Tables are but some of the roads to fortune, that is to say if things go as planned! The impeccable detail, posh décor, professional croupiers and world-class standard machinery serve to make your visit even more pleasurable.
Sun City Resort is about three hour drive from Marupa Safaris.
Kruger National Park - 3 Days 2 Nights - $750 per person
Kruger National Park was named after Paul Kruger, President of the Zuid-Afrikaanse Republiek. It was Paul Kruger who had the foresight to establish the Sabie Game Reserve in the Transvaal Lowveld in 1898. Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It swallows up 20000Km² (7800 sq miles) of hot, lush lowveld. To the west and south of the Kruger National Park are two South African provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. In the north is Zimbabwe and to the east is Mozambique. It is now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a peace park that links Kruger National Park with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe and with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique. According to Park information, Kruger National Park harbours the biggest variety of animals of any park in Africa including the famous Big Five, Small Five, the Big Six and the Big Five Trees
- The Big Five
- The Small Five
- The Big Six
- Big Five Trees
- Buffalo Weaver
- Elephant Shrew
- Leopard Turtoise
- Ant Lion
- Rhino Beetle
- Ground Hornbill
- Kori Bustard
- Lappet Faced Vulture
- Martial Eagl
- Pel's Fishing Owl
- Saddle Bill
- Fever Tree
- Knob Thorn
FLIGHTS FROM KIMBERLEY $ 200- $ 300 PER PERSON ROUND TRIP
Victoria Falls - 4 Days 3 Nights
The Victoria Falls is a waterfall located in the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe in Southern Africa. The falls are some of the largest in the world and are part of two National Parks: The Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia and Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe. The Victoria Falls are just over 1.7 Km (355 Miles) wide and 108 meter (355 feet) high. During the wet season over 500 million liters (19 million cubic feet) of water plummets over the edge into the Zambezi River. This incredible amount of water generates a huge amount of spray which shoots 305 meter (1000 feet) into the sky and can be seen 48 Km (30 miles) away, hence the name Mosi-oa-Tunya (The smoke that thunders). The unique geography of the falls means you can watch tem face-on and get to enjoy the full force of the spray, noise and spectacular rainbows that are always present. The Victoria Falls are one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. If you’re planning a trip to Southern Africa you simply have to witness this mile-long curtain of falling water. As the explorer David Livingstone remarked when he first saw them, “scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”.
Activities at Victoria Falls include viewing the falls, Bungee Jumping, White water rafting, Sundowner cruise and wildlife viewing at Chobe National Park in Botswana.
Victoria Falls is about a three hour drive from Marupa Safaris to O.R. Tambo International Airport plus another two hour flied.
Cape Town 4 days 3 nights - $1500 per person. Flights Included.
Cape Town: The Mother city of Africa, and the Western Cape province of South Africa, an area which is regarded as one of the most beautiful regions in the world. The City is a rare cultural gem, resulting from the amalgamation of Indonesian, French, Dutch, British and German settlers, the local Bushman and the Hottentot tribes and the Bantu tribes from the north. The impressive presence of Table Mountain, flanked by the legendary Devil’s Peak and historical Signal Hill, stands proudly above the city. Beautiful white sandy beaches along a peasfull coastline frame the Cape Peninsula, which is famed for its unique floral kingdom, bountiful rivers, vleis and dams and magnificent countryside. Cape Peninsula is also the Southwestern tip of the African continent and is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places in the world. The surrounding area extends far into the winelands, green in summer and red-gold in autumn. Cape Town boasts a multitude of entertainment, ranging from outdoor activities and adventures in the sun to a roaring night life under neon signs. The vast range of shopping opportunities includes haggling with shop holders at Greenmarket Square Flea Market, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, as well as breezing through sophisticated and stylish shopping malls. The huge variety of restaurant reflects the multicultural history of the Cape and caters for everyone’s taste, from fast-food outlets and casual to the chic to the very elegant. Cape Town provides a setting for many scenic wonders, magnificent seascapes and panoramic vistas and is a city of culture, built on a history that reflects in the architecture, cuisine, music and dance. Together with a warm summer and temperate winter climate and a friendly community, the Western Cape and the Mother City are an ideal holiday destination and the “Gateway to Africa”
Cape Town is about a three hour drive from Marupa Safaris to O.R. Tambo International Airport plus another two hour flied to Cape Town International Airport.
Golf at Sun City and
Waterhole game viewing
Visit Native Schools