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Marvel at Africa’s magnificence and majesty! Bushveld and canyons, big game and traditional Africa, mountains and beaches– explore the diverse and scenic eastern region of South Africa on a tour that takes you to the Kruger National Park, then through Swaziland and Zululand to the thriving coastal city of Durban.
11 Days / 10 Nights Wild Kingdoms Safari Tour Including Johannesburg and Durban: From just £1899pp with options to extend further your 4&5-star hotel stays and include other destinations in South Africa or Namibia. This tour starts Johannesburg and ends in Durban.
Travel May, June & September dates for the best prices and availability with lots of other dates also available with small supplements. Please contact us for a bespoke quote.
Day 1-3 Johannesburg: On arrival in Johannesburg Airport, you’ll be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel. Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa. It is also the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills. The remainder of the day is at leisure and unescorted. Why not enjoy a sightseeing tour or simply relax at your hotel? At 7pm we will meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet fellow travellers. Overnight in Johannesburg. Accommodation: 4* Hotel.
Day 3 Johannesburg-Mpumalanga: Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to the Mpumalanga Province, known as “Paradise Country”. 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 in Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park. Overnight in Hazyview. Accommodation: 4* Hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 5 Mpumalanga: After an early morning breakfast, we’ll drive along the spectacular “Panorama Route”, offering views of amazing scenery including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes and historic God’s Window, a breathtaking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park. We arrive back in Hazyview in the early afternoon, where the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or join an afternoon game experience (optional and for own account). Overnight in Hazyview. Accommodation: 4* Hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 6 Mpumalanga: The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open-vehicle safari (with English speaking game ranger) through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the Big 5 (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other game. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel. Late afternoon open-vehicle game drives are available (optional & for own account). Overnight in Hazyview. Accommodation: 4* Hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 7 Mpumalanga-Swaziland: This morning we travel to Swaziland, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. We travel via the capital city, Mbabane, and on to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for a true African shopping experience at the Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings. Accommodation: 4* Hotel. Overnight in Swaziland. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 8 Swaziland-Hluhluwe: After breakfast we will continue south through Swaziland, before re-entering South Africa. Travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (optional & for own account with an English speaking game ranger) in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhino. Overnight in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region. Accommodation: 5* Hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 9-11 Hluhluwe-Durban (Umhlanga): This morning we will join a cruise on Lake St Lucia (depending on favourable weather conditions) before departing for Durban. Our journey takes us past traditional Zulu kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. We arrive in Durban in the early afternoon where the tour ends and we check-in to 4-star hotel. Breakfast included.
Tour Also Includes:
Bed & Breakfast Board
All Airport Transfers
Safari Tour Escorted Guide
Luxury Hotel Stays
Option to Amend & Extend as Necessary