8 Days of Kruger and Swaziland Overland Tour

From R 10950

DURATION:

8 DAYS

STARTING POINT:

JOHANNESBURG

ENDING POINT:

DURBAN

TOUR TYPE:

Overland Tour

TOUR CODE:

ANOKS8

Panorama route south africa

This short African budget safari takes you through the best game parks that South Africa and Swaziland have to offer.

Starting in Johannesburg and making your way through the world renowned Kruger National park in search of the big 5, before making your way into Swaziland. From Swaziland you will go down south back in to South African and make your way to St Lucia and the Hluhluwe and Imfolozi National Parks before finally ending your tour in Durban.

This short overland adventure includes top game viewing opportunities across beautiful landscapes.

* Trip Also available in reverse order if you want to start in Durban and finish in Johannesburg.

8 Days of Kruger and Swaziland Overland Tour

Day 1 – Greater Kruger National Park

Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. This afternoon there will be an opportunity to join an optional Sundowner drive. Booking is essential and your guide can assist on departure this morning.

Accommodation Nkambeni Reserve http://www.nkambeni.com
Accommodated: Two per Permanent Tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Johannesburg to Nkambeni Reserve
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Sundowner Drive (Subject to Availability)

Day 2 – Kruger National Park

Rising early this morning we enter the Kruger National Park to enjoy a full day of game viewing. The abundance of wildlife presents us with opportunities for excellent sightings and the Kruger is also home to the famed members of Africa’s Big-5. 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. Our Game drive through the park is in an open-sided 4×4 vehicle.

Accommodation Nkambeni Reserve http://www.nkambeni.com
Accommodated: Two per Permanent tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Kruger National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Kruger National Park 4×4 game drive

Day 3 – Kruger National Park

While those who elect to do the optional morning walk will have an earlier start, we set out a little later today and travel the short distance to the Panorama Route. Strung along the escarpment that divides the central plateau and low-lying bushveld of the Kruger, the sights of the Panorama route offer us a day of scenic delights. We will visit the highlights of Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and God’s Window before returning to camp in the late afternoon.

Accommodation Nkambeni Reserve http://www.nkambeni.com
Accommodated: Two per Permanent tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight:
Panorama Route – Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window

Day 4 – Kruger to Eswatini

We start the day early with some coffee and traditional rusks before setting off through Kruger on our way to Eswatini. Our truck offers an excellent platform for game viewing as we make our way south. We exit the southern end of the park and travel the short distance to Eswatini border, our route this afternoon winds through the mountains and forests of this landlocked kingdom. Our destination for today is the Ezulwini Valley just south of the capital Mbabane.

Accommodation Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary http://www.biggameparks.org/mlilwane/
OR
Hlane Royal National Park https://biggameparks.org/properties/hlane-royal-national-park-1
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Kruger to Mlilwane
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Activity: Game Drive in Kruger National Park (in the Truck)
Border Post: South Africa: Jeppes Reef, Tel: + 27(0)13 781 0382, Open: 07h00-20h00
Eswatini: Matsamo, Tel: +268 323 2137, Open: 07h00-20h00

Day 5 – Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Endless hours of self-guided exploration within the small 4560ha Mlilwane sanctuary are possible due to the relative absence of dangerous game. This morning our guide will lead us out on a nature walk to explore the “ Nature Trail “ which provides interpretation of historical and environmental information of the area.

Accommodation Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary http://www.biggameparks.org/mlilwane/
OR
Hlane Royal National Park https://biggameparks.org/properties/hlane-royal-national-park-1
Accommodated: Two per Beehive hut with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Activity: Nature Walk with guide
Optional Activity: Game Drives, Mountain Biking and Hiking

Day 6 – Eswatini – St Lucia

We bid farewell to Eswatini and re-enter South Africa, continuing south into the reaches of Zululand, once the realm of the mighty King Shaka who united the Zulu clans.

Accommodation Shonalanga http://www.shonalanga.net
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Mlilwane to St. Lucia
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Border Post: South Africa: Golela Border Post, Tel: +27(0)34 435 1070 Open: 07h00-22h00
Eswatini: Lavumisa Town Board, Tel: +268 20 790 93, Open: 07h00-22h00

Day 7 – Hluhluwe – Umfolozi Game Reserve / iSimangaliso Wetland Park

We set out early this morning for a game drive in the nearby Hluhulwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, one of the last strongholds of the endangered rhinoceros. While rhinoceros are the most famous of the parks inhabitants, the park also provides a home to many other species, including the Big-5 that we all hope to see. Returning to our lodging for a siesta, we freshen up for an afternoon boat cruise on St Lucia estuary.

Accommodation Shonalanga http://www.shonalanga.net
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Game Drive in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park, St. Lucia Boat Cruise

Day 8 – Kwa Zulu Natal Coast – Durban

This morning we will depart St Lucia and make our way to the city of Durban, where your tour will come to an end upon arrival.

Accommodation Post tour accommodation can be booked through your travel agent.

Route: St. Lucia to Durban
Meals: Breakfast

Camping – R10950 excl Activity Package

Camping Single Supplement – R100

Camping Activity Package – R2370

Accommodated – R18750 excl Activity Package

Accommodated Single Supplement – R1550

Accommodated Activity Package – R2370

Includes:

All meals as per itinerary which are prepared and served at the truck / accommodation / qualified crew / filtered water / transport in the truck / included highlights as per the itinerary / entrance fees to National Parks.

Excludes:

Items of a personal nature (snacks, alcohol, soft drinks, tips) / entrance fees (associated with optional activities) / souvenirs

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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8 Days of Kruger and Swaziland Overland Tour

R10,950.00

This short African budget safari takes you through the best game parks that South Africa and Swaziland have to offer.

Starting in Johannesburg and making your way through the world renowned Kruger National park in search of the big 5, before making your way into Swaziland. From Swaziland you will go down south back in to South African and make your way to St Lucia and the Hluhluwe and Imfolozi National Parks before finally ending your tour in Durban.

This short overland adventure includes top game viewing opportunities across beautiful landscapes.

* Trip Also available in reverse order if you want to start in Durban and finish in Johannesburg.

Description

Day 1 – Greater Kruger National Park

Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. This afternoon there will be an opportunity to join an optional Sundowner drive. Booking is essential and your guide can assist on departure this morning.

Accommodation Nkambeni Reserve http://www.nkambeni.com
Accommodated: Two per Permanent Tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Johannesburg to Nkambeni Reserve
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Optional Activity: Sundowner Drive (Subject to Availability)

Day 2 – Kruger National Park

Rising early this morning we enter the Kruger National Park to enjoy a full day of game viewing. The abundance of wildlife presents us with opportunities for excellent sightings and the Kruger is also home to the famed members of Africa’s Big-5. 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. Our Game drive through the park is in an open-sided 4×4 vehicle.

Accommodation Nkambeni Reserve http://www.nkambeni.com
Accommodated: Two per Permanent tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Kruger National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight: Kruger National Park 4×4 game drive

Day 3 – Kruger National Park

While those who elect to do the optional morning walk will have an earlier start, we set out a little later today and travel the short distance to the Panorama Route. Strung along the escarpment that divides the central plateau and low-lying bushveld of the Kruger, the sights of the Panorama route offer us a day of scenic delights. We will visit the highlights of Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and God’s Window before returning to camp in the late afternoon.

Accommodation Nkambeni Reserve http://www.nkambeni.com
Accommodated: Two per Permanent tent with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlight:
Panorama Route – Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window

Day 4 – Kruger to Eswatini

We start the day early with some coffee and traditional rusks before setting off through Kruger on our way to Eswatini. Our truck offers an excellent platform for game viewing as we make our way south. We exit the southern end of the park and travel the short distance to Eswatini border, our route this afternoon winds through the mountains and forests of this landlocked kingdom. Our destination for today is the Ezulwini Valley just south of the capital Mbabane.

Accommodation Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary http://www.biggameparks.org/mlilwane/
OR
Hlane Royal National Park https://biggameparks.org/properties/hlane-royal-national-park-1
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Kruger to Mlilwane
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Activity: Game Drive in Kruger National Park (in the Truck)
Border Post: South Africa: Jeppes Reef, Tel: + 27(0)13 781 0382, Open: 07h00-20h00
Eswatini: Matsamo, Tel: +268 323 2137, Open: 07h00-20h00

Day 5 – Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Endless hours of self-guided exploration within the small 4560ha Mlilwane sanctuary are possible due to the relative absence of dangerous game. This morning our guide will lead us out on a nature walk to explore the “ Nature Trail “ which provides interpretation of historical and environmental information of the area.

Accommodation Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary http://www.biggameparks.org/mlilwane/
OR
Hlane Royal National Park https://biggameparks.org/properties/hlane-royal-national-park-1
Accommodated: Two per Beehive hut with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Campsite with Shared Ablutions
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Activity: Nature Walk with guide
Optional Activity: Game Drives, Mountain Biking and Hiking

Day 6 – Eswatini – St Lucia

We bid farewell to Eswatini and re-enter South Africa, continuing south into the reaches of Zululand, once the realm of the mighty King Shaka who united the Zulu clans.

Accommodation Shonalanga http://www.shonalanga.net
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Route: Mlilwane to St. Lucia
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Border Post: South Africa: Golela Border Post, Tel: +27(0)34 435 1070 Open: 07h00-22h00
Eswatini: Lavumisa Town Board, Tel: +268 20 790 93, Open: 07h00-22h00

Day 7 – Hluhluwe – Umfolozi Game Reserve / iSimangaliso Wetland Park

We set out early this morning for a game drive in the nearby Hluhulwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, one of the last strongholds of the endangered rhinoceros. While rhinoceros are the most famous of the parks inhabitants, the park also provides a home to many other species, including the Big-5 that we all hope to see. Returning to our lodging for a siesta, we freshen up for an afternoon boat cruise on St Lucia estuary.

Accommodation Shonalanga http://www.shonalanga.net
Accommodated: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Camping: Two per Room with En-suite Bathroom
Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included Highlights: Game Drive in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park, St. Lucia Boat Cruise

Day 8 – Kwa Zulu Natal Coast – Durban

This morning we will depart St Lucia and make our way to the city of Durban, where your tour will come to an end upon arrival.

Accommodation Post tour accommodation can be booked through your travel agent.

Route: St. Lucia to Durban
Meals: Breakfast

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