9 Days Kruger to Durban via Swaziland

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Johannesburg, South Africa to Durban, South Africa

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If you’re looking for a close encounter with wildlife, this is the tour for you. With the very little distance between you and them, you’re likely to see ample impala, zebra, elephant, giraffe, blue wildebeest, rhino and half-submerged hippos. Look out for cheetah, buffalo and more as you embark on the most thrilling nine days of your life so far. Wind down at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, become excited about the big five in Kruger National Park and revel in Southern Africa’s natural beauty, as you journey from Johannesburg to Umhlanga (Durban) in a smaller Premium Sprinter / Premium Overland Safari Vehicle and stay in some of the best locations South Africa has on offer. Your experienced adventure crew will make sure you have a safe and enriching trip from this fascinating region.
Day 1: Johannesburg Welcome to Johannesburg, also known as Egoli, or The City of Gold, referring to the gold mining history of this fast-paced city. Book a day or two pre-tour to give you enough time to explore to the fullest. Meals: N/A Day 2: Johannesburg to Kruger National Park Today you travel to the famous Kruger National Park, now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park which forms with parks in Mozambique and Zimbabwe a natural sanctuary for a huge variety of animals. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Day 3: Kruger National Park Enjoy another full day’s game drive in Kruger National Park, with approximately 2,000 plants, 53 fish, 34 amphibia, 118 reptiles, 517 bird and 147 mammal species ready for you to discover.  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Day 4: Kruger National Park to Swaziland (Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary) Another day and another country, this time entering Swaziland, a tiny country, landlocked within South Africa.  After a final game drive in Kruger, we continue to Swaziland for two nights at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Day 5: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Known as Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area that covers 4,560 hectares, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary gives you the opportunity to experience some of Africa’s wildlife while on either the back of a horse, bicycle or on foot. Meals: Breakfast Day 6: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary to St Lucia Today we drive through Swaziland in a southern direction and enter South Africa again. We continue towards the Indian Ocean and the Greater St Lucia Wetlands, also known as the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Meals: Breakfast Day 7: St Lucia Start your day early with an optional open vehicle game drive through Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve known for its Save the Rhino campaign and of course trying your luck at finding the big five.  Meals: Breakfast Day 8: St Lucia to Umhlanga Rocks (Durban) Travel further south along the coast to Umhlanga Rocks, a holiday resort village on the coast.  Meals: Breakfast Day 9: Umhlanga (Durban) Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another successful tour. Book an extra day or two to enjoy the best of the balmy, sub-tropical climate and golden beaches. Meals: Breakfast

What’s included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • National Park fees
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Driver/guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Flights & Visas
  • Pre-night accommodation (on request)
  • Post-night accommodation (on request)
  • Airport transfers (on request)
  • Single Supplement fee (if you require a single room on request)
  • Optional Activities
  • Everything else not included in the inclusions.

Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg Welcome to Johannesburg, also known as Egoli, or The City of Gold, referring to the gold mining history of this fast-paced city. Book a day or two pre-tour to give you enough time to explore to the fullest. Meals: N/A
Day 2: Johannesburg to Kruger National Park Today you travel to the famous Kruger National Park, now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park which forms with parks in Mozambique and Zimbabwe a natural sanctuary for a huge variety of animals. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3: Kruger National Park Enjoy another full day’s game drive in Kruger National Park, with approximately 2,000 plants, 53 fish, 34 amphibia, 118 reptiles, 517 bird and 147 mammal species ready for you to discover.  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Kruger National Park to Swaziland (Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary) Another day and another country, this time entering Swaziland, a tiny country, landlocked within South Africa.  After a final game drive in Kruger, we continue to Swaziland for two nights at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Known as Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area that covers 4,560 hectares, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary gives you the opportunity to experience some of Africa’s wildlife while on either the back of a horse, bicycle or on foot. Meals: Breakfast
Day 6: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary to St Lucia Today we drive through Swaziland in a southern direction and enter South Africa again. We continue towards the Indian Ocean and the Greater St Lucia Wetlands, also known as the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Meals: Breakfast
Day 7: St Lucia Start your day early with an optional open vehicle game drive through Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve known for its Save the Rhino campaign and of course trying your luck at finding the big five.  Meals: Breakfast
Day 8: St Lucia to Umhlanga Rocks (Durban) Travel further south along the coast to Umhlanga Rocks, a holiday resort village on the coast.  Meals: Breakfast
Day 9: Umhlanga (Durban) Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another successful tour. Book an extra day or two to enjoy the best of the balmy, sub-tropical climate and golden beaches. Meals: Breakfast
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