Project Description

Tour Description

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. Culture and wildlife come alive with vibrant finesse.

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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 Tour (own account). At 19h00 we all meet up at the reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet your fellow travellers.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Wanderers or similar – bed & breakfast basis

Depart after breakfast leaving Johannesburg’s distinctive skyline behind 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. 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.

Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar – bed and breakfast basis

After a sumptuous early morning breakfast, we journey up the awe-inspiring Panorama Route with its forested mountains and fertile plains. Enjoy views of Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window before arriving back in Hazyview in the early afternoon. The free time allows for a lazy afternoon relaxing around the pool or an exciting afternoon game activity (own account).

Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar – bed and breakfast basis

Memorable Moment: God’s Window is one of the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve’s most spectacular viewpoints. At God’s Window, majestic cliffs plunge down 700m and, on a clear day, you’ll be able to see over the famous Kruger National Park towards the Lebombo Mountains on South Africa’s border Mozambique.

Set off with a pre-packed breakfast for a morning in search of lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, and all manner of wondrous wildlife, birds and plant species. Savour the magic of this enormous wilderness. We return to Hazyview around lunch time and you have the afternoon at leisure. For the animal enthusiast, an additional afternoon game drive in the park is available as an optional extra (own account).

Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar – bed & packed breakfast

Enjoy an enchanting drive to the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland, a former British Protection Territory, now ruled by King MsWati III. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. We continue through the capital city, Mbabane, and on the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for a true African shopping experience at the vibrant Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings.

Accommodation: Royal Swazi Spa Hotel or similar – bed and breakfast, lunch & dinner

After a leisurely breakfast we travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. We arrive mid-afternoon at our hotel in the Hluhluwe area, with the opportunity of an open vehicle game drive (own account)

Accommodation: Anew Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris or similar – bed and breakfast basis

This morning enjoy a cruise on Lake St Lucia( weather dependent) 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.
Please make sure you are in possession of a multi-entry visa for South Africa as you will enter and exit Swaziland on this tour, it is also up to yourself to check on your own country’s visa requirements for Swaziland.

Safari Details

  • Duration: 7 Days | 6 Nights
  • Start Location: Johannesburg
  • End Location: Durban
  • Pax.: 2 – 25 guests per vehicle
  • Departure: Sundays- Except last 2 Sundays of December 2018, last 2 Sundays December 2019
  • Languages: All departures are in English. German commentary available on selected departure dates.

Included: Meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, Conservation Levy and Park Fees

  • Accommodation: Upper 3 & 4 star Hotels
  • Vehicle: Luxury Minibus or coach
  • Baggage Allowed: One medium suitcase and one shoulder bag
  • Tour Guide: Services of CATHSSETA registered tour guide throughout tour.
  • Visa / Passports: Multiple entry visas required for Swaziland (own arrangement & account)
  • Rate  

    R 20 300 pp sharing (Jan-Apr & Sep-Dec 2019)
    R 19 350 pp sharing (May-Aug 2019)

  • Rate
    R 24 300 pp single (Jan-Apr & Sep-Dec 2019)
    R 23 250 pp single (May-Aug 2019)

Excluded:  Travel insurance; Flights; Porterage; Gratuities; Visa fees


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