Kruger Park and Swaziland Tour 7days 6 Night
Day 1 South Africa – Panorama Route
Your Kruger Park and Swaziland tour begins when leaving Johannesburg towards the Panorama Route. The Panorama route is one of South Africa’s most scenic drives. The Panorama route consists of Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon including God’s Window and Three Rondavels. This evening we will enjoy a traditional Shangaan Dinner with dancing.
Included Activities: South African Dinner & Traditional Dancing, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window
Day 2 Kruger National Park
This morning we pack up and head towards the world famous Kruger National Park and immediately begin our first game drive (safari) in our truck. Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. We will spend the day driving through the park in our overland truck, which gives us an elevated view and increases our chance to spot the animals.
Included Activities: Afternoon game drive (safari) in overland truck
Optional Activities: Evening Game Drive – Nkambeni Reserve
Day 3 Kruger National Park
We will make the most of our day travelling through the Kruger National Park in search of wildlife. Today you have the opportunity of experience Kruger in an optional open 4×4 safari vehicle.
Activity Package: Full day 4×4 Game Drive (safari)
Optional Activities: Morning Bush Walk – Nkambeni Reserve, Evening Game Drive – Nkambeni Reserve
Day 4 Swaziland – Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
The Kingdom of Swaziland is a landlocked country bordered by South Africa and Mozambique. Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is Swazilands oldest reserve and covers 4,560 hectares. As there are no large predators in this area there are a number of self-guided hikes available. Hiking is an excellent way of interacting with the flora and fauna here and comes highly recommended.
Distance: ±230 km (in addition to approx 150km in Kruger)
Optional Activities: Game drive – Mlilwane (min 2 clients), Guided birding walk
Day 5 Isimangaliso, Greater St Lucia
We leave Swaziland and take a scenic drive towards the warm Indian Ocean coast, re-entering South Africa. Soon after our arrival at iSimangaliso Wetland Park we board a boat for a sunset cruise on the lagoon for some bird and hippo viewing! This UNESCO recognised area is extremely varied and includes: lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands together supporting an astounding diversity of animal, bird and marine life.
Activity Package: St. Lucia Boat Cruise
Day 6 Hluhluwe – Umfolozi Game Reserve
This morning we drive to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve for a game drive in open 4×4 vehicles. The park is the only state-run park in the province of KwaZulu-Natal where all the Big Five occur. In the afternoon we return to St Lucia and have the opportunity to participate in a Zulu Cultural Evening. During the cultural tour, we visit a local shebeen for beer tasting, made from the local Ilala Palm, unique to the Zululand area and visit a local homestead to experience the Zulu culture. Upon returning to our accommodation, we will be entertained by Zulu classes where you will learn the basics of the Zulu language and enjoy some Zulu dancing.
Activity Package: Zulu Cultural Evening, Game Drive in Hluhluwe/ Imfolozi National Park
Day 7 Durban
Today we arrive at Durban, South Africa’s largest marine port and well-known surfing destination. The evening can be spent enjoying authentic Indian cuisine as Durban is also home to the largest population of people of Indian descent outside of India
Optional Activities: Dinner out in Durban
This tour is offered in two travel styles:
Camping: Clients mostly overnight in comfortable two-man dome tents, with built in mosquito nets and of course a mattress… and a couple of nights are upgraded to budget rooms.
Accommodated Clients overnight in a comfortable twin rooms or permanent safari tents, mostly with en-suite bathrooms.
Inclusives: Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary, transport, registered guides and selected activities as per itinerary.
Exclusives: Optional activity package, flights, all items of a personal nature, alcohol, snacks, souvenirs, tips and optional activities etc.