14 Day Kruger, Mozambique & Swaziland

From R 27950

DURATION:

14 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

JOHANNESBURG

ENDING POINT:

JOHANNESBURG

TOUR TYPE:

Overland Tour

TOUR CODE:

AAOKMS14

mozambique boats

This amazing 14-day tour brings you to the most beautiful beaches of Mozambique and to the flagship National Parks of Swaziland and South Africa.

Your tour starts in Johannesburg, from where you will travel to Swaziland to overnight either in Hlane Royal National Park or Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. The next day you will enjoy a traditional Swaziland cultural experience and there is an option for a game drive. On the third day, the tour continues to Mozambique where you will visit the best beaches for the next few days.

On day 11 you will head back to South Africa to explore the amazing Kruger National Park where you will have the opportunity to spot the big 5! On your way back to Johannesburg you will be blown away by the breath taking Panorama Route.

14 Day Kruger, Mozambique & Swaziland

Day 1

Johannesburg – Swaziland

Departing early from Johannesburg, we head towards the incredible Lubombo mountains, to overnight either in Hlane Royal National Park, or Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.

Encompassing an area of 22,000 hectares, Hlane Royal National Park is home to lion, elephant, white rhino, giraffe and many other species; including the most concentrated population of nesting white backed vultures in Africa. The word Hlane means “wilderness” in the local language siSwati, and the rugged natural surrounds are beautiful and unique.

Mlilwane WildlifeSanctuary is Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area. Once a farm, Mlilwane was proclaimed as a reserve in 1961. Although it is modestly sized at 4, 560 hectares, it is Swaziland’s most popular eco-destination for its outstanding diversity of species, which can be enjoyed in safety because of the relative lack of predators within the sanctuary.

You have the option today of a sunset game drive at Hlane or Mlilwane dependent on place of stay.

**Today we cross a border so please have your passport ready**

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Game drive –Hlane /Mlilwane

 

Day 2

Swaziland

Today we will enjoy a traditional Swaziland cultural experience performed by skilled dancers. You may well be invited to participate!

A game drive or guided walk can be taken at Hlane or Mlilwane, dependent on place of stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Game drive – Hlane / Mlilwane, Swazi candle factory – Mlilwane only

 

Day 3

Swaziland – Maputo

This morning after an optional game drive in Hlane, we will cross the border into Mozambique.

Maputo, previously known as Lourenco Marques, is the capital and largest city of Mozambique. A port city whose chief exports include food and primary produce, Maputo has a culture and atmosphere quite unlike any other African city.

Our accommodation for the night is outside the city, away from the hustle and bustle.

Today we cross a border so please have your passport ready

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Morning game drive – Hlane

 

Day 4

Maputo – Barra Beach, Inhambane

Departure today is early as we have a long distance to cover. Our destination is the postcard -perfect Barra beach, with its azure sea and white sandy beaches. The diving here is spectacular; if you are a diver, arrangements will need to be made for days 6 and 7.

Tonight, we enjoy a traditional Mozambican Portuguese-style dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 5

Barra Beach, Inhambane

Today is ours to enjoy the ocean safari, which offers an excellent chance to see a wide variety of marine life in the area.

Barra is home to one of the world’s largest whale shark populations – in the summer months’ sightings are more likely, and groups of up to 30 sharks are sometimes seen! The magnificent manta ray, and pods of playful dolphins are also on the list of possibilities.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 6

Barra Beach, Inhambane

The entire day is yours to enjoy at leisure – this is a day on which dives can be taken for those who are suitably qualified. In the afternoon, you can join us for a visit to the bright and colourful craft markets at Tofo, where the locals will be happy to negotiate a fair price with you.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Optional Activity: Diving, snorkelling, quad biking, horse riding, surfing, craft market visit.

 

Day 7

Barra Beach, Inhambane

A final day for you to laze around soaking up the sun on the beautiful Barra beach, or to enjoy one of the many optional activities on offer, whether quad biking, diving, snorkelling, horse riding or surfing in nearby Tofo.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Optional Activity: Diving, snorkelling, quad biking, horse riding, surfing, craft market visit.

 

Day 8

Barra Beach, Inhambane – Vilankulo

Vilankulo is a coastal town in the Vilanculos district of Inhambane. The town is named after local tribal chief Gamala Vilankulo Mukoke, and some of the locals are named after his sons.

After a short tour of Inhambane, a very interesting town, we will head north to Vilanculos; a highly sought – after destination.

From here we are ideally positioned to explore the Bazaruto Archipelago. Snorkelling the reef gives a glimpse into the richness of the Indian Ocean, and the spectacular sea life to be found here. After settling in to our accommodation, we will receive information about the Bazaruto island hopping excursion taking place tomorrow.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9

Vilankulo

Bazaruto Island falls within the Bazaruto National Park, one of largest marine parks in Southern Africa and an absolute wealth of sea life. Clear, turquoise waters make for clear views of the brightly coloured fish that frequent the reefs.

There are five main islands in the archipelago and we will visit one of them. Snorkelling will be done on one of the beautiful reefs, and the boat crew will cook a lovely local lunch for you.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 10

Vilankulo – Chidenguele (Xai Xai)

Our location for tonight is situated on the edge of the small town of Chidenguele. The dirt road from the village to the beach takes us past the edge of Lake Nhambavale; a fresh water lake over 20 km long.

This is a quiet and idyllic location, truly one of Mozambique’s hidden gems.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 11

Chidenguele (Xai Xai)– Kruger National Park area

Today is a long drive day and we will start out early.

After crossing the border, we will head north towards Kruger National Park; home to an amazing 147 mammal species including the ‘Big Five’; leopard, lion, rhinoceros, buffalo and elephant, along with 114 reptile and 502 bird species. We will be on the lookout for wildlife en route to our camp. Located just outside the Numbi gates of Kruger Park – proper, Nkambeni forms part of the greater Kruger Park. The animals are free to wander across the boundaries, and all manner of wildlife can be seen.

After settling in you will have a chance to relax before taking an optional sundowner game drive with an experienced guide. This drive lasts 3hours, giving you the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife. On your return your guide will have dinner ready for you.

**Today we cross a border so please have your passport ready**

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Sundowner game drive, Kruger National Park

 

 Day 12

Kruger National Park area

The day starts early with an optional full day open vehicle game drive in Kruger National Park. For this you will be accompanied by an experienced guide who specialises in the area. You will stop off at one of the park’s main camps for lunch (own account), before making your way to our second base camp. For those who do not take this option, a game drive will be done in the mini bus.

A second optional sundowner game drive can be arranged for you should you wish.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Optional Activity: Sundowner game drive, Kruger National Park

 

Day 13

Kruger National Park area – Blyde River

This morning there is one last chance to take an optional game drive, at sunrise, in Kruger National Park.

Afterwards we head for the spectacular Panorama Route, stopping to view Graskop, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the Three Rondavels before finally reaching Blyde River Canyon. Tonight, we will stay in Blyde River, a truly stunning location. For dinner, we will enjoy a farewell braai.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Optional Activity: Sundowner game drive, Kruger National Park

 

Day 14

Blyde River – Johannesburg

Today we will head to our final destination, Johannesburg. We will arrive back at approximately 4pm.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

 

Tour price: Accommodated – R27,950
Single room supplement – R4,550
Activity kitty (Optional) - R4,250

Includes:

Meals as per itinerary, accommodation, guides and transport, Hlane Royal National Park OR Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Cultural experience Swaziland, Inhambane local dinner, Inhambane walking tour (one hour), Greater Kruger National Park, Panorama Route – Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Potholes, God’s Window, Graskop

Excludes:

All items of a personal nature, entrance fees, alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, snacks, souvenirs, tips, adventure pass and optional activities

Please note that maps shown are a rough guide. Exact locations and routes might differ slightly to what is shown. Please refer to the tour itinerary for a more precise route.

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14 Day Kruger, Mozambique & Swaziland

R27,950.00

This amazing 14-day tour brings you to the most beautiful beaches of Mozambique and to the flagship National Parks of Swaziland and South Africa.

Your tour starts in Johannesburg, from where you will travel to Swaziland to overnight either in Hlane Royal National Park or Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. The next day you will enjoy a traditional Swaziland cultural experience and there is an option for a game drive. On the third day, the tour continues to Mozambique where you will visit the best beaches for the next few days.

On day 11 you will head back to South Africa to explore the amazing Kruger National Park where you will have the opportunity to spot the big 5! On your way back to Johannesburg you will be blown away by the breath taking Panorama Route.

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Day 1

Johannesburg – Swaziland

Departing early from Johannesburg, we head towards the incredible Lubombo mountains, to overnight either in Hlane Royal National Park, or Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.

Encompassing an area of 22,000 hectares, Hlane Royal National Park is home to lion, elephant, white rhino, giraffe and many other species; including the most concentrated population of nesting white backed vultures in Africa. The word Hlane means “wilderness” in the local language siSwati, and the rugged natural surrounds are beautiful and unique.

Mlilwane WildlifeSanctuary is Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area. Once a farm, Mlilwane was proclaimed as a reserve in 1961. Although it is modestly sized at 4, 560 hectares, it is Swaziland’s most popular eco-destination for its outstanding diversity of species, which can be enjoyed in safety because of the relative lack of predators within the sanctuary.

You have the option today of a sunset game drive at Hlane or Mlilwane dependent on place of stay.

**Today we cross a border so please have your passport ready**

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Game drive –Hlane /Mlilwane

 

Day 2

Swaziland

Today we will enjoy a traditional Swaziland cultural experience performed by skilled dancers. You may well be invited to participate!

A game drive or guided walk can be taken at Hlane or Mlilwane, dependent on place of stay.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Game drive – Hlane / Mlilwane, Swazi candle factory – Mlilwane only

 

Day 3

Swaziland – Maputo

This morning after an optional game drive in Hlane, we will cross the border into Mozambique.

Maputo, previously known as Lourenco Marques, is the capital and largest city of Mozambique. A port city whose chief exports include food and primary produce, Maputo has a culture and atmosphere quite unlike any other African city.

Our accommodation for the night is outside the city, away from the hustle and bustle.

Today we cross a border so please have your passport ready

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Morning game drive – Hlane

 

Day 4

Maputo – Barra Beach, Inhambane

Departure today is early as we have a long distance to cover. Our destination is the postcard -perfect Barra beach, with its azure sea and white sandy beaches. The diving here is spectacular; if you are a diver, arrangements will need to be made for days 6 and 7.

Tonight, we enjoy a traditional Mozambican Portuguese-style dinner.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 5

Barra Beach, Inhambane

Today is ours to enjoy the ocean safari, which offers an excellent chance to see a wide variety of marine life in the area.

Barra is home to one of the world’s largest whale shark populations – in the summer months’ sightings are more likely, and groups of up to 30 sharks are sometimes seen! The magnificent manta ray, and pods of playful dolphins are also on the list of possibilities.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 6

Barra Beach, Inhambane

The entire day is yours to enjoy at leisure – this is a day on which dives can be taken for those who are suitably qualified. In the afternoon, you can join us for a visit to the bright and colourful craft markets at Tofo, where the locals will be happy to negotiate a fair price with you.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Optional Activity: Diving, snorkelling, quad biking, horse riding, surfing, craft market visit.

 

Day 7

Barra Beach, Inhambane

A final day for you to laze around soaking up the sun on the beautiful Barra beach, or to enjoy one of the many optional activities on offer, whether quad biking, diving, snorkelling, horse riding or surfing in nearby Tofo.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Optional Activity: Diving, snorkelling, quad biking, horse riding, surfing, craft market visit.

 

Day 8

Barra Beach, Inhambane – Vilankulo

Vilankulo is a coastal town in the Vilanculos district of Inhambane. The town is named after local tribal chief Gamala Vilankulo Mukoke, and some of the locals are named after his sons.

After a short tour of Inhambane, a very interesting town, we will head north to Vilanculos; a highly sought – after destination.

From here we are ideally positioned to explore the Bazaruto Archipelago. Snorkelling the reef gives a glimpse into the richness of the Indian Ocean, and the spectacular sea life to be found here. After settling in to our accommodation, we will receive information about the Bazaruto island hopping excursion taking place tomorrow.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9

Vilankulo

Bazaruto Island falls within the Bazaruto National Park, one of largest marine parks in Southern Africa and an absolute wealth of sea life. Clear, turquoise waters make for clear views of the brightly coloured fish that frequent the reefs.

There are five main islands in the archipelago and we will visit one of them. Snorkelling will be done on one of the beautiful reefs, and the boat crew will cook a lovely local lunch for you.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 10

Vilankulo – Chidenguele (Xai Xai)

Our location for tonight is situated on the edge of the small town of Chidenguele. The dirt road from the village to the beach takes us past the edge of Lake Nhambavale; a fresh water lake over 20 km long.

This is a quiet and idyllic location, truly one of Mozambique’s hidden gems.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 11

Chidenguele (Xai Xai)– Kruger National Park area

Today is a long drive day and we will start out early.

After crossing the border, we will head north towards Kruger National Park; home to an amazing 147 mammal species including the ‘Big Five’; leopard, lion, rhinoceros, buffalo and elephant, along with 114 reptile and 502 bird species. We will be on the lookout for wildlife en route to our camp. Located just outside the Numbi gates of Kruger Park – proper, Nkambeni forms part of the greater Kruger Park. The animals are free to wander across the boundaries, and all manner of wildlife can be seen.

After settling in you will have a chance to relax before taking an optional sundowner game drive with an experienced guide. This drive lasts 3hours, giving you the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife. On your return your guide will have dinner ready for you.

**Today we cross a border so please have your passport ready**

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Sundowner game drive, Kruger National Park

 

 Day 12

Kruger National Park area

The day starts early with an optional full day open vehicle game drive in Kruger National Park. For this you will be accompanied by an experienced guide who specialises in the area. You will stop off at one of the park’s main camps for lunch (own account), before making your way to our second base camp. For those who do not take this option, a game drive will be done in the mini bus.

A second optional sundowner game drive can be arranged for you should you wish.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Optional Activity: Sundowner game drive, Kruger National Park

 

Day 13

Kruger National Park area – Blyde River

This morning there is one last chance to take an optional game drive, at sunrise, in Kruger National Park.

Afterwards we head for the spectacular Panorama Route, stopping to view Graskop, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the Three Rondavels before finally reaching Blyde River Canyon. Tonight, we will stay in Blyde River, a truly stunning location. For dinner, we will enjoy a farewell braai.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Optional Activity: Sundowner game drive, Kruger National Park

 

Day 14

Blyde River – Johannesburg

Today we will head to our final destination, Johannesburg. We will arrive back at approximately 4pm.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

 

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