7 Day Kruger To Swaziland and St Lucia Safari
This amazing 7-day tour takes you through Kruger, Swaziland and St Lucia.
The tour departs from Johannesburg and heads to through the beautiful lowveld regions on our way to Kruger National Park for some game viewing. Next, we will leave South Africa and cross into Swaziland. We will overnight at the Maguga Dam. We will expeirence the culture of Swaziland by visiting markets, villages and the famous glass blowing factory. Next we make our way to St Lucia where there are a host of optional activities on offer in this world heritage sight. This tour comes to an end in Durban.
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Discover the hidden gems Southern Africa has to offer ranging from the Big 5 of the Kruger National Park, the traditional Swazi Culture to the warm Indian Ocean from St Lucia to Durban. Traverse the South Eastern corner of South Africa across Zululand to Durban and discover the cultures and landscapes that exit here. You won’t know until you’ve done it!
Day 01: Johannesburg – Kruger National Park (D) (340km)
We depart Johannesburg early morning from your place of accommodation and make our way through the Lowveld to the Kruger National Park. A quick stop on route for a late breakfast or lunch (Own Account) is enjoyed before continuing. The route showcases some of South Africa’s finest Lowveld farmlands before arriving at our lodge near the Kruger National Park. Time is spent relaxing at the pool or in your chalet before taking part in an open vehicle sunset game drive.
Day 02: Kruger National Park (B, D)
A full day Game Drive is on the menu for the day in open 4×4 game drive vehicle with a local guide. An opportunity for excellent game viewing to sight the Big Five as well as hundreds of antelope and bird species exist today. Not guaranteed to sight all the big five such as the illusive leopard during the day. We make our way through the Skukuza area of the Kruger Park throughout the day in the effort to tick off most of the wildlife that the Kruger has to offer. Lunch is on own account at one of the rest camps.
Day 03: Kruger National park – Swaziland (B, D) (220km)
Travelling south of Hazyview, we make our way though the small town of Nelspruit and Melalane towards the border of Swaziland at Jeppes Reef (Check Visa Requirements). A short distance to Maguga Dam where we check into our campsite overlooking the Dam. Afternoon at leisure on the Maguga Dam.
Day 04: Swaziland (DBB)
Swaziland is a small landlocked monarchy in Southern Africa and is known for its cultural festivals showcasing its traditional Swazi culture.
We spend the day exploring this area visiting the famous Ngwenya Glass Factory, the traditional villages and the market near the capital city of Mbabane. Enjoy a lunch on own account at the local market.
Day 05: Swaziland – St Lucia (B, D) (400km)
Departing Maguga Dam, we make our way through Swaziland through Mbabane and Manzini to our next border crossing back into South Africa at Lavumisa (Check Visa Requirements)
Travelling south through the Pongola Game Reserve and to the Hluhluwe park, we arrive at the small town of St Lucia ready for a host of activities.
Day 06: St Lucia (B, D) (260km)
Spend the day enjoying any one of the many activities on offer in St Lucia. The day is yours to enjoy as well as the small towns restaurants for lunch and Dinner.
Optional Activities on Offer:
- Full Day Game Drive
- Half Day Game Drive
- Half/Full Day Cape Vidal
- Boat Cruise
- Zulu Cultural Evening
Day 07: Durban (B)
After a short 250km drive heading south along the coast, we bid farewell. Should you choose to return to Johannesburg with us the following day, this will be at an optional extra charge of R 800
Please let us know if you would like us to assist you in arranging your accommodation in Durban.
End of Tour Services
- Professional Guide
- Comfortable 7-seater vehicle
- Accommodation as per Itinerary
- Comfortable dome tents with mattresses
- 6 Nights Accomodation
- Meals as per Itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D- Dinner)
- Park Entrance Fees
- Restaurant Meals as indicated
- Visa fees, Airport Transfers, Curios and Tips
- Optional Excursions as indicated
- Sleeping Bags (R 40 per person per day rental)
- Kruger National Park Game Drives
- Swaziland Magugu Lake
- St Lucia
On every safari to Southern Africa, it is essential to know what to pack and that you pack the correct gear to avoid any mishaps while on tour. Below is a guideline to some of the basic requirements.
Please remember to NOT pack your gear into hard cover suitcases as this is difficult to carry around and could get damaged. It’s also very important to limit your luggage to the below weight limits.
Your Luggage should consist of:
- One large kit bag (max. weight =20 kg (44 lbs))
- One item of hand luggage (e.g. a small backpack)
Personal Equipment for Safaris to Southern Africa:
- Passport (must be valid at least another 6 months from date of entry)
- Warm Sleeping Bag.
- Torch with spare batteries and globes
- Warm Jacket
- Swimming Costume
- Natural Clothing (i.e. No bright colours)
- A pair of light weight long pants and a lightweight long sleeve shirt (to use against the sun)
- Comfortable walking shoes and strops/sandals
- Camera Equipment, Binoculars, and lots of spare memory cards & batteries
- Water bottle
- Personal Toiletries in small bag, not a vanity case
- Suntan Lotion and block out for the face
- Malaria Prophylaxis. (Northern Namibia, Botswana and Kruger National Park)
- Mosquito repellent lotion/spray
The below important information is for each traveller to read through and to understand before arriving on your African safari. Please contact your consultants should there be any queries.
All travellers booking a safari to Southern Africa must have adequate medical insurance. This is compulsory as activity providers on safari may refuse participation of activities without proper insurance in place. Should you not have medical insurance you may be required to pay cash before being airlifted should this become necessary.
Please note that we need to be informed of any pre-existing health conditions such as diabetes or asthma or any other condition that requires prescription medicine. Please note that will not be held liable or responsible for damage or loss to such medication and the safe-keeping of such medication must be looked after by its respective user.
For us to properly cater whilst on tour, it is important to inform us at the point of booking should there be any special dietary requirement.
As visa requirements vary considerably from country to country and nationality to nationality, please contact the various embassies or a visa service agent in your home country to re-check your visa requirements at least 4 weeks prior to travelling.
Please note that visas are the responsibility of the traveller and that we will not be held responsible for guests being denied entry should they not be in the possession of the relevant visas.
PLEASE NOTE: Should the adventure tour you are joining be re-entering a country, be sure to have a multiple entry visa that enables you to re-enter the country.
All travellers must be in possession of a valid onward/return air ticket or proof of other means of transport enabling the traveller to leave the country in which your adventure tour passes or terminates. You should also have proof of sufficient funds (e.g. credit card) to see you through your time in the country.