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Bushveld and canyons, big game and traditional Africa, mountains and beaches– explore the diverse and scenic eastern region of South Africa on a tour that takes you to the Kruger National Park, then through eSwatini (Swaziland) and Zululand to the thriving coastal city of Durban.

Day 1 Johannesburg

On arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, you’ll be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel. Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa. It is also the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills. The remainder of the day is at leisure & unescorted. Why not enjoy a sightseeing tour or simply relax at your hotel. At 19h00 we will meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet fellow travellers.

Day 2 Johannesburg – Mpumalanga (Breakfast)

Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to the Mpumalanga Province, known as “Paradise Country”. Dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld, we travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg. After traversing the famous Long Tom Pass, we travel via Sabie and arrive late afternoon into Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.

Day 3 Mpumalanga (Breakfast)

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 late afternoon, where the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax.

Day 4 Mpumalanga (Breakfast)

The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle safari (with English speaking game ranger) 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. An afternoon open vehicle game drive is available as an extension to the morning game drive (optional & for own account).

Day 5 Mpumalanga – eSwatini (Swaziland) (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

This morning we travel to eSwatini (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 eSwatini (Swaziland) and their traditions. We travel via the capital city, Mbabane, to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for overnight in eSwatini (Swaziland).

Day 6 eSwatini (Swaziland) – Zululand (Breakfast)

After breakfast we will continue south through eSwatini (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 game ranger) 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. 

Day 7 Zululand – Durban (Umhlanga) (Breakfast)

This morning we will join a cruise on Lake St Lucia (depending on favourable weather conditions) before departing for Durban. Our journey takes us past traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. We arrive early afternoon and the remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the golden beaches of the Indian Ocean. Overnight in Durban (Umhlanga).

 

Swaziland Royal Swazi Sun

Main Road Ezulwini, Lobamba H100, Swaziland

+268 2 416 4000

Mpumalanga Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel

R40, Hazyview, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

+27 (0) 79 757 8014

Johannesburg Protea Hotel Wanderers

Corner Corlette Drive and Rudd Road, Illovo 2196 South Africa

+27 11 770 5500

St Lucia Anew Hotel Hluhluwe

104 Main Rd, Hluhluwe, 3960, South Africa

+27 (0) 35 562 4000

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Eswatini(Swaziland):

Tourist Visa is not required for US and Candian Citizens, if their stay is not over than 30 days.

Travelers visiting Eswatini generally enter through South Africa.

South Africa:

US and Canadian passport holders do not require a tourist visa to enter South Africa.

  • Prices are for Land Only
  • All Prices are in USD
  • Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation
  • Add on airfare: available upon request
  • No Child discounts

Price includes

  • Domestic transportation indicated in the itinerary
  • Deluxe & Exotic Hotel accommodations
  • Meals and featuring regional delicacies mentioned in the itinerary
  • All visits and admission fees including entertainment shows mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking guides
  • Taxes and fuel surcharges

Price does not include

  • International flights (Home to destination & back home)
  • Tips (Gratuities to tour guides and drivers)
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours
  • Visa fee (if applicable)

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