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South Africa, Private Tour – Durban to Johannesburg, via Swaziland

Week summary (Durban to Johannesburg, via Swaziland 2020)

  • Travelling over 1500km (932 miles) through South Africa’s and Swaziland’s prized parks.
  • 8 days, 7 nights
  • 7 x breakfast, 8 x lunch, 7 x Dinner
  • Activities as highlighted * included in base package; other activities are optional extra. ** included in the activity package.
  • Cost:
    • Base package: R16 000 per person (*£942- at an exchange rate of £1=R17, this is not fixed but a guideline)
    • Activity package: R22 000 per person (*£1295- at an exchange rate of £1=R17, this is not fixed but a guideline)

Day 1: Durban to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi

Driving along the scenic coastline, we spend the day at one of South Africa’s oldest nature reserves. With great opportunity of seeing the famous big 5 and an outstanding area to find wild cheetahs, wild dogs and spotted hyena.

It opened when single species needed protection, white rhino being the center of this idea in 1895, today this idea has changed with knowledge that the whole ecosystem is important and now it a refuge to many fauna and flora that are native to the area.

Activity options available:

  • */**Self-guided tour
  • **Game drive

Accommodation type:

Accommodation

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: No
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

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Day 2: Hluhluwe-iMfolozi to St Lucia

Taking in the views of the third largest protected area in South Africa, St Lucia is an important wetland area holding an array of bird and mammal life. Including a unique area where breeding turtles are protected, which can be experienced by the public in the correct seasons. Neighboring Mozambique, prawns are a must try in this area.

Activity options available:

  • Game Drive
  • */**Self-drive safari
  • Boat safari – Hippo and crocodiles
  • Whales watching (June – November)

** Choose one option above

  • Turtle tour (1 Nov – 28 Feb)

Accommodation type:

Camping

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

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Day 3: St Lucia to Swaziland

Leaving the wetlands of St Lucia, we head to the landlocked country of Eswatini or also previously known as Swaziland (Name changed in 2018). Known for its traditional Swazi culture, wildlife and surrounded by sugarcane plantations.

Activity options available:

  • Rhino drive
  • Sunset drive
  • Bush walk
  • Game walk
  • Sunrise drive
  • Bird walk

** Choose one option above

Accommodation type:

Camping

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

Day 4: Swaziland to Kruger National Park 

Building up on the wildlife experiences, heading to Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest park filled with a wildlife, with a chance of seeing South Africa’s big 5 and many more incredible species to be witnessed. Many activities supplied by the park are also available giving a new perspective to the park, like a night drive with a chance to see the nocturnal wildlife.

Activity options available:

  • */**Self guided game drive
  • Game drive
  • Night drive

** Choose one option above

Accommodation type:

Camping

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

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Day 5: Kruger to Kruger 

 

Activity options available:

  • Game walk
  • Morning game drive
  • Night game drive
  • Evening game drive
  • */** Self guided game drive

** Choose one option above

Accommodation type:

Camping

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

Day 6: Kruger to Kruger

 

Activity options available:

  • Game walk
  • Morning game drive
  • Night game drive
  • Evening game drive
  • */** Self guided game drive

** Choose one of the above options

Accommodation type:

Camping

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

 

Day 7: Kruger to Grasskop 

 

Activity options available:

  • */** Self guided game drive
  • */** Mac-mac falls
  • */** Big swing
  • */** Bourke’s luck potholes
  • ** Echo caves
  • */** Robbers pass
  • */** Berlin falls
  • */** Lisbon Falls
  • */** Shoe house
  • */** Pinnacle rock
  • */** God’s window
  • */** Wonder view
  • */**Three rondavels
  • */** Pilgrim’s rest
  • */** The Bonnet

Accommodation type:

Camping

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: Yes

 

Day 8: Grasskop to Johannesburg

 

Activity options available:

  • None

Accommodation type:

Not included

Meals included:

  • Breakfast: Yes
  • Lunch: Yes
  • Dinner: No

Map

The general route that may be taken, depending on chosen activities this route may change slightly.

 

Tour does not include:

  • Flights to Durban or from Johannesburg
  • Pre and post trip accommodation
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages and snacks
  • Curios and other personal items

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