Kruger and The Kingdoms in 7 days
From ZAR 17,970 per adult It’s a truly royal seven days, fully escorted, so you’re taken directly to some of South Africa’s finest scenic sights and most prolific Big Five game-viewing country
Johannesburg | Mpumalanga | Kruger National Park | Swaziland | Zululand | Durban
Day 1: (Sun) Johannesburg
Touch down at OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the magnificent suburban shopping malls or take an optional afternoon Soweto Tour (own account). At 19h00 we all meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet your fellow travellers.
Overnight: Protea Hotel Wanderers or similar – Bed & Breakfast
Distance travelled today: 35 kms
Day 2: (Mon) Pretoria / Mpumalanga (BB, BD)
Depart by 08h30 and leave Johannesburg’s distinctive skyline and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. We travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg, on to your accommodation for the evening which is situated on the famous Long Tom Pass. The afternoon is at leisure to take in the panoramic views across the escarpment or to participate in one of the many activities such as mountain biking, hiking or trout fishing (activity costs for own account) which are on offer at the hotel.
Overnight: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel (standard room) or similar – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Distance travelled today: 425 kms
Day 3: (Tue) Panorama Route
After an early morning breakfast, we’ll drive along the spectacular ‘Panorama Route’, offering views of amazing scenery including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes’ and historic God’s Window, a breathtaking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park.
We arrive back in Hazyview in the early afternoon, where the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or join an afternoon game experience (optional and for own account).
Overnight: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar – Bed & Breakfast
Distance travelled today: 320 kms
Day 4: (Wed) A Morning ‘Big Five’ game viewing in Kruger National Park (PB)
The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle safari (with English speaking Safari Guide) through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the ‘Big Five’ (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other game. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel. Late afternoon open vehicle game drives are available (optional and for own account).
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar – Bed & Breakfast
Distance travelled today: 250 kms
Day 5: (Thu) The Kingdom of Swaziland
This morning we travel to Swaziland, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. We travel via the capital city, Mbabane, and on to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for a true African shopping experience at the Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings.
Overnight in Swaziland. Note – Passport required / Visa may be required
Overnight: Royal Swazi Sun (standard room) or similar – Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Distance travelled today: 310 kms
Day 6: (Fri) The Kingdom of the Zulu’s
After breakfast we will continue south through Swaziland, before re-entering South Africa. Travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (optional and for own account with an English speaking safari guide) in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhino.
Overnight in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region.
Overnight: Anew Hotel Hluhluwe and Safaris (standard room) or similar – Bed and Breakfast
Distance travelled today: 360 kms
Day 7: (Sat) Durban (BB)
This morning enjoy a cruise on Lake St Lucia before departing for Durban. Hug the lush KwaZulu-Natal coastline en route to Durban, watching the sugar cane fields do their own version of the Mexican wave at the urging of the wind. End the tour before lunch, either at the airport or at a central Durban hotel.
Distance travelled today: 475 kms
Please Note Visa conditions apply for Swaziland and passports are required.