Battle Route Tours

Generally, a 3 to 4 day tour.

These tours cover the very interesting and well-studied Anglo Boer war, fought at the turn of the previous century, a nasty, terrible, and humiliating war, a change in the way wars would be fought for centuries to come, a first for concentration camps, and much, much more.

Here we travel to the Ladysmith and Dundee area where we visit various battle sites, are accompanied at some by professional guides who, live in the area and have conducted extensive research into the battles, we visit private museums, and private farms.

If you have an interest in war’s, this is a great trip into the longest, the bloodiest and the most humiliating war that Britain fought between 1815 & 1914 (Tomas Pakenham). This tour will be quoted on request subject to your preferences.

Garden Route Tour

This is a 7 to 12 day tour, dependent on what you would like to see and experience.

The tour will be tailored to your likes and needs, as ANYWHERE on the Garden Route is a winner and a PERFECT tour.

We will visit Cape Agulhas (the most southern tip of Africa), Hermanus, George, Knysna, (maybe a night on your own houseboat?). We will stay in the amazing Tsitsikamma National Park, visit Pleternberg bay, inland to Oudtshoorn, “some of the 7 famous gravel passes”, even possibly visit Addo Elephant National Park, and eventually back to Cape Town via the exciting South African Route 62.

Jump the famous Bloukraans Bungy, Paraglide, Zipline, Water raft, Elephant encounters, Forest trips, whale watching, canoeing, in fact, you name it……… only time is the limiting factor.

This must be one of the best tours in South Africa.

This tour is not recommended in our Winter months due to rain and cold weather. This tour will be quoted on request, subject to route, tour content, duration and prefernces.

Johannesburg to Durban

This is an 8 day tour departing from either Johannesburg or Durban.

We will visit the breath-taking God’s window, Bourk’s Luck Potholes, The Three Rondawels and the Grasskop Gorge Lift. We will spend a full day in the Kruger National Park on an open Safari vehicle, spend a night in the Kingdom of Swaziland and visit a true Swazi village for a Cultural tour and Zulu dance performance. Back in South Africa, we spend ½ a day in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi National Park, home to more Rhino’s than anywhere else. Spend an afternoon in the sun on one of Kwazulu Natal’s best beaches and see the beautiful holiday city of Durban and the Botanical gardens.
This tour can also be conducted from Durban to Johannesburg.
Numerous optional extras are available on this tour: Morning, evening and walking safaris, visit a wild cat rehabilitation centre & interact with the cats, sleeping in a traditional Swazi hut and a visit to the uShaka Marine World.
R26 000/person sharing

Full Length Kruger National Park Bus Tour

This tour is GREAT fun, we tour the full length of the Kruger, from Pafuri gate, to Crooks Corner, to Shingwedzi, Letaba, Satara, Skukuza, and down to Berg-en-Dal, from the top to the bottom!

This is a minimum of 8 days, but typically a 10 day trip, ultimately 12 days will add more time for leisurely scenic drives and rest time and optional morning and evening game drives with open vehicles and game rangers. Some even do dinners in the bush!

This is an awesome trip, thankfully motorbikes are not allowed, because we will see lions! This trip is only done with the bus.
We spend nights in the safety of the camp site inside the park, with the sounds of the lions, hippos, hyena and the every night hyaena patrolling the camp fence.).

Parys / Vredefort Adventure Tour

This is a 3-day tour, as always with Badger Tours, dependent on what you would like to see and experience.

We will visit the world’s biggest meteor impact site, and see some of the interesting rock formations, if you like, we can arrange a private tour by a leading authority on this subject, who has special access to private properties to be able to visit and takes most of the day.

We will stay at a lovely site along the Vaal River, where you can try your hand at fly fishing, or just relax around the fire.

We will go river rafting down the river, or quad biking, we will visit the town’s famous Bree and Water streets where you will find a large and diverse variety of art galleries, antique and gift shops.
This is a beautiful town from the turn of the previous Century.

Durban to Cape Town Tour

This is an 11 day tour departing from either Durban or Cape Town.

We will visit the beautiful City of Durban, the spice capital of SA and travel down the epic South Coast of Kwazulu Natal with an afternoon on the white sands beach. We then move on to the Wild Coast, the name says it all, and the scenery is untouched wilderness. We visit the Addo Elephant park for a day in the park on an open safari vehicle before moving off into the iconic Garden Route where we spend a few days in Tstitsikama taking in the amazing adventure activities and walks. A short drive takes us to Knysna where we spend another 2 days enjoying the lagoon activities and all the area offers. Now we move on to the Winelands of the Cape and spend a night in the Culinary Capital of the Cape, Franschhoek, go on the wine tram for some wine tasting, and explore the Culinary & Historic Main Road. In Cape Town, we undertake a full Peninsular Tour, visiting Cape Point, Boulders Penguins, Chapmans Peak, Simonds Town, ending with a day spent either on Table Mountain of Robbin island.
Many optional extras are available on this tour: Various safaris drives and walks, Lagoon ferry rides, Featherbed Nature reserve, restaurant on the lagoon, forest walks, Segway rides, zip lining, bungee jumps, tuk-tuk tours, wine tasting and golf.
R38 000/person sharing
Single supplement R6 000

6 Day Lowveld and Kruger Adventure Tour Itinerany

We could tour alone, but we like your company

DAY 0:
A Badger will collect you at OR Tambo airport and transfer you to your hotel, where you can enjoy a well needed rest and a good wash after your long flight.

At 16H00 we will meet all the bike riders in the bar, and you will be ferried to fetch your steed for the tour, to sign all the necessary documentation and to familiarise yourselves with your steeds, where after you will ride these back to the hotel.

All tour members will meet at 18H00 in the hotel bar for a “meet and greet” followed by a briefing on safety aspects, possible emergencies, rules and regulations and other arrangements.
After the briefing we will enjoy lovely supper together in the hotel and get to know our friends better.


DAY 1:

So the big day has arrived…

After breakfast and checking out, we will all meet at 08H30 in the hotel reception.
We leave Johannesburg and travel to the Trout capitol of SA, Dulstroom, where we will stop for a light lunch, followed by a twisty open ride to Lydenberg, through an amazing change in vegetation.

In Lydenburg will visit the Museum, predominantly depicting the 2nd Boer war. After this interesting stop, we will follow over the highest tar pass in SA, to the 1st adrenalin rush of the tour, an amazing toboggan run down the hills of Misty Hills Resort.

Once you have recovered, stopped shaking and can stand steady, we will continue over the Long Tom pass to Sabie, with just a short break to view the last of the famous Long Tom cannons of the Boers, used in one of the last major battels of the war.

We arrive at the camp around 16H00, you will be shown to your tents where after you can relax as you wish, supper will be served around 19H00.

DAY 2:
We will have breakfast at 07H00 and leave around 08H00

Today we will visit some interesting waterfalls, with some great roads for the bikes, then stop at the forestry museum in Sabi, where after we will travel to the famous old time, and only, living mining museum, Pilgrim’s Rest, here you can take a short tour of the town with one of the “colourful” site guides, or just stroll around in the 1800’s and enjoy a drink and a light lunch.

Now we’re going to do some mining of our own, some gold panning in the real old way, and just maybe, you will find gold yourself…

OK, so probably poorer rather than richer, we are going to travel back to Sabi, stopping at some interesting and massive waterfalls along the way.

We should be back in camp around 16H30, and you can rest and enjoy yourselfs again followed by supper on the fire.

DAY 3:
To day is the BIG day, the BIG 5 day, we leave for the Kruger National Park at 06H00.
Breakfast will be served on the bus while we are traveling.
Lunch will be at “Afsaal”, meaning “saddle off” a traditional resting place of the old transport riders.
We will also demonstrate how a full grown elephant can “hide” behind a small tree.

We should be back at camp around 18H00 and can sit around the fire reminiscing about the “ones we saw”, and the “ones we missed” during the day.

DAY 4:
Today we leave camp around 08H00 and travel to the amazing Graskop Gorge Lift, a most special visit to life at the bottom of an untamed gorge, full of natural wonders.

Now we move off towards what is probably SA’s most spectacular view site, God’s window, you will not forget this site.

We will travel to the Lisbon falls, where you can do some curios shopping from the locals, while looking over the spectacular falls.

We will have a light picnic style lunch here

On or way to Hazyview, we will stop at a Shangaan village (Local Buntu Tribe) and listen to what the local site guide can tell us about their customs, food, drinks and dress.

The last stop of the day will be Perry’s Bridge Trading Post, an old time transport driver’s stop over, here you can have a lovely walk about and view the multitude of interesting shops, or even spoil yourself with a cocktail under the massive trees.

We will again be back in camp around 17H00. The bikes will again have an “interesting” dirt ride on the way back.

As this is the last night on tour, we will enjoy a 3 course meal, cooked over a fire followed by drinks around a large camp fire.

DAY 5
Today we’re going to have some fun, firstly, we’re going to play with some elephants, then we’re going down river, or Zip lining, or quad biking, with Induna Adventures.

Then we return to camp for a relaxing afternoon or for you to do whatever you like, even ride more if you wish.

DAY 6:
This maybe the last day, but not the least.
We leave camp around 09H00 and travel to the Sodwala caves for a most interesting tour of these ancient caves.

We will travel back to Johannesburg with the occasional stop for interesting sites along the way. The bikes can enjoy a quite technical route from Sodwala caves if they wish, or follow the bus on the tar.

Back at your hotel, about 16H30, we will enjoy supper for a last time together, wrap-up the last admin details, and just enjoy an evening of stories, till next time…

Have a safe journey, hang in there, and enjoy the ride!

SOWETO TOUR

Lets visit the largest black township in South Africa, and the centre of the struggle for democracy, we pass by various very interesting and imoortant sites, including the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the biggest Taxi Rank in SA, the Match Box and Elephant Houses, Walter Sisulu Sqaure of Dedication. We enter the Regina Mundi Catholic Church, Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum and the Nelson Mandela House. You can enjoy a cultural lunch or a Soweto Beer at Sakumzi’s Tavern in the famous and vibrant Vilakazi street, once home to Peace Nobel prize winners, Nelson Mandela and Arts Bishop Desmond Tutu, we finish off by driving past the Orlando Football Stadium and FNB Soccer City Football Stadium

Duration ±4 hours

Cost R980 per person

APARTHEIDS MUSEUM

For anyone wanting to understand and experience what apartheid in South Africa was really like, a visit to the apartheid Museum is fundamental. The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with its oppressive past and working towards a future that all South Africans can call their own

Duration ±3 hours

Cost R920 per person

GOLD REEF CITY MINE TOUR

Take the cage 75m down a real mine shaft and se the equipment and workings in what was once a working mine. Follow the above ground cultural tour through various mine houses and see a gold bar being poured

Duration ± 3 hours

Cost R750 per person

SAB WORLD OF BEER

Fun, creative, social and informative tour, see the history of beer in SA and enjoy a small Beer tasting. There is a great restaurant offering meals and drinks to enjoy after. Full ber tasting is available at R210 per person as an optional extra

Duration ±2 hours

Cost R970 per person

JOHANNESBURG CITY

A short drive through the city to view important buildings, Mine House sector, Post Office, Ghandi Sqaure, City Hall etc and visit the original old Gold Mine Stope under Standard Bank

Duration ±1 hour

Cost R750 per person

LION & SAFARI PARK

The Lion & Safari Park is a 600 hectare wilderness reserve. We get up close to many iconic animals and even interact with lion cubs. We then depart on a mini Safari in the tour vehicle to see the wild animals and lions. Optional specialist Safari Tours at additional cost

Duration ±4 hours

Cost R1290 per person

LESEDI VILLAGE TOUR

Normally conducted together with Lion Park tour. tour of African cultures and homes by African people, interact with the different cultures and enjoy a lunch of different African cuisine (if lunch option is taken)

Duration ±1.5 hours

Cost R1210 per person OR R1400 per person with lunch option

CRADLE OF HUMAN KIND TOUR

The Cradle of Humankind World heritage site is one of eight South African World Heritage Sites. it is the world’s richest hominin site, home to around 40% of the worlds human ancestor fossils. Take a journey through time, starting with the formation of the planet and moving all the way through the evolutionary process that culminated in the world as we know it today. We visit both the Exhibition Centre as well as the caves

Duration ±4 hours

Cost R1250 per person 

CONSTITUTIONAL HILL

The site is a former men and women’s prison and fort that bears testament to South Africa’s turbulent past, today, it’s home to the country’s Constitutional Court. Included is a tour of the gaol, used to incarnate most of the famous South African Activists, and the Constitutional Court, the highest Court in SA

Duration ±2 hours

Cost R930 per person

CULLINAN MINES

Come and enjoy surface and underground tours of the working Cullinan Diamond Mine. This mine has produced the world’s largest high-quality gemstones and is the home of the world’s largest diamond – the Cullinan (3106ct)

Underground tour 

Duration ±4 hours

Cost R1490 per person

Above ground tour

Cost R1050 per person

HARTEBEESPOORT DAM (FUN DESTINATION)

Cable way to the top of the Magaliesberg mountain to see the 360° view, here you can enjoy a drink or a meal “on the edge”. Drive around the dam over the dam wall with the copy of the “Arc de Triomph” and visit a centre of curio shops. optional engaging with Elephants and/or Monkey Sanctuary as well as the many adventure sports like ziplining, bunji jumping etc

Duration ±3.5hours

Cost R1030 per person

MELROSE HOUSE

Melrose House is a stately mansion and museum located in Pretoria. Built in 1886 it was annexed as the Head Quarters of the British Forces during the 2nd Boer War

Duration ±1.5hours

Price on request

JAN SMUTS HOUSE

The Smuts House Museum seeks to represent the life-style and multi-faceted career of one of South Africa’s greatest sons, General JC Smuts and to promote the holistic vision which he expounded in his life and writings

Duration ±1.5hours

Price on request

VOORTREKKER MONUMENT, CHURCH SQAURE & UNION BUILDINGS

The Voortrekker Monument is a magnificent monument which commemorates the pioneer history of Southern Africa and the history of the Afrikaner volk, specifically the Great Trek. The Union buildings, the official seat of the national government and the offices of the President. The impressive building is surrounded by terraced gardens offering panoramic views over the city as well as the famous 13m high statue of Madiba (one of the most photographed statues in the world – make sure your camera is charged) Church Square in Pretoria is the grandest civic square in the city and among the great attractions in Gauteng. View some of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in Pretoria

Duration ±3.5 hours

Cost R930 per person