Full day elephant walk, Lesedi cultural village and Farmers Market Tour
Now here is a unique day tour from Johannesburg that combines a dollop of nature and an authentic South African cultural experience. We have chosen 3 incredible venues, all within an hours drive of Johannesburg. Avoid a numb bum from sitting in a car the whole day and indulge yourself in this truly interactive and unique day tour experience that oozes sex appeal. In fact, if this tour could sprout chest hair and a 5 o’ clock shadow it would look like Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Part 1 of the tour
The first part of the tour includes a 1 hour walk with 3 semi habituated elephants in their natural environment. Yes sireee, you heard correct…in their natural environment. They are not kept in cages or made to do tricks. The 3 elephants roam freely and you will get to walk with them and observe them as they eat, drink and fart in true African Elephant style. What makes this part of the day tour from Johannesburg so unique? Well its he only tour in South Africa that has an elephant as a tour guide.
We would love to take the role to boost our ego and give us that sense of power but alas…we are no match for these 4 ton beasties. So we humbly make way for the elephants on this part of the day tour. And yes, it is totally safe. The elephants are semi habituated and have been around humans since they were small. The walk is observational which means and you will be accompanied with rangers to ensure that you adhere to the walking protocols.
Walking distance you may be wondering? Well we cant give you an exact calculation as we have no idea what mood the elephants are in. But on average you are looking at about 1km. Good walking shoes ae a must as we are walking in the bush which is also very uneven depending on the route taken. Trust us….this is an incredible and ethical experience.
Part 2 of the tour
What would a day tour be without a bit of South African culture? Travel is all about immersing yourself in the culture and soul that makes up a country. And there is no better way to do it than a visit to the Lesedi Cultural Village. You will embark on a magical tour of the working village with the ‘zulu warrior’ as your tour guide.
He will take you through the 5 main tribal villages that make up the rainbow nation of South Africa. The highlight of this tour is a 30 minute traditional dancing and drumming session.
Part 3 of the tour
The final chapter of this day tour concludes with a visit to The Stables Village Market. What makes this market so cool? Well is has microbrewery for starters. So, if you up for it we can take you through the brewery and sample a few of the delectable amber fluids available. And of course, there is a really cool farmers market vibe on the go which includes stalls where you can buy various items from clothing to ornaments, a wide selection of food from Spanish, to free range roasts….and music.
This is the perfect end to your day tour as you get unwind with the locals with a beer, good food music. There is even an oyster and bubbly bar that serve THE BEST oysters in the Southern Hemisphere. You gotta try them with a splash of tomato cocktail, tabasco and brandy….they are divine.
|Number of Tickets||1 ticket @ R2610, 2 tickets @ R1910 pp, 3 tickets @ R1800 pp, 4 tickets @ R1700 pp, 5 tickets @ R1600 pp|
Return transfers from centrally located hotels in Johannesburg to the various attractions
All entrance fees
1 hour walk with the elephants
2 hour guided tour of the Lesedi cultural village including the drumming and dancing session
Lunch and micro-brewery tour
Enjoy the chilled out vibe of The Stables Village Market
Basic first aid kit
Dedicated Trip Planner
Flights and airport taxes
Items of a personal nature
Visas for South Africa
Health requirements (if any)
Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance
Snacks, personal medicine
Drinks at lunch
Full day combo tour that covers nature and culture
1 hour walk with 3 African elephants
2 hour tour of the Lesedi Cultural Village
2 hour visit to The Stables Village market and microbrewery
Guide for the duration of the tour
Fully inclusive tour including hotel pick-ups and lunch
Value for Money
Pick up from your hotel at 8:30am
We then take the 1 hour drive through to the elephant walking reserve. Upon arrival you get to enjoy a refreshment/coffee and complimentary muffin on the terrace of the lodge.
The elephant walk is scheduled from 10am to 11am
We then take the 10 minute drive through to the Lesedi Cultural Village for your 2 hour tour of the village. The tour concludes at 1:30pm. ( the drumming and dancing session is from 1pm to1:30pm)
We then take the 20 minute drive back to The Stables Village market for a tour of the brewery and have lunch. If the vibe is good we are pretty flexible on when we take you back to your hotel. Stay and enjoy the atmosphere and let us know when you good to go.