The unique “Rainbow Nation”; in Southern Africa. A melting pot of culture wildlife and wonderful scenery. South Africa’s historic emergence from the Apartheid era has created a country with wonderful spirit. With eleven national languages and many more cultures. South Africa’s wildlife destinations rival the best in the world, with the Kruger National Park being a must for all visitors along with Mkuzi Game reserve and Addo Elephant National Park. The Zulu and the Xhosa cultures portray an intense history of survival and exploration of the country before the arrival of the Dutch Settlers.

BEST TIME TO TRAVELThe best time to travel to South Africa depends on the individuals, for safari enthusiast the best time to travel is between May and October. The temperatures are cooler or mild during the day but might get cold at night. It is our dry season. Along the Cape including the Garden Route, the best time to visit is between September and April, less rain and calm wind. It is warm. But, South Africa can be visited all year round and one will enjoy the warm weather and the beautiful landscape.

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK – The Kruger has more species of wildlife than any other reserve in Africa. Famous for the “big five” experience being elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhino as well as over 460 different species of bird.

MPUMALANGA The province boardering the southern Kruger National Park is known as Mpumalanga. The landscape of the Mpumalanga is made up of panoramic mountain passes, river canyons, waterfalls and steep mountains. Some of the most spectacular sights include God’s Window, the Blyde River Canyon (3rd largest in the world), and the old gold mining town of Pilgrims Rest.

KWAZULU NATAL is a area rich in diversity. In the Maputaland region you find the St. Lucia Wetland Park, an area rich in wildlife and beauty. Sodwana Bay boasts spectacular coral reefs superb for diving and snorkeling. The Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserves offer the chance to see the rare white rhino as well as many other species of wildlife. There are numerous Zulul villages offering crafts, traditional Zulu dance programs and the opportunity to mix and mingle amongst the Zulu tribe. For history enthusiasts a stay in the heart of Zululand with a guided tour to the battlegrounds of the Zulu, British and Boer wars is a must. The scenic Drakensberg moutains offer adventure activities such as hiking, biking and fishing. KwaZulu Natal is a perfect haven for birders.


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B=Breakfast   L=Lunch   D=Dinner

Day 1-2 Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park

Our safari gets underway, we drive from Johannesburg to Hluhluwe and stay two nights in Hluhluwe Game Reserve at Hilltop Resort. Hluhluwe game reserve is one of the most famous and exclusive game reserves because of high rhino population and scenic landscape. We have a short sunset game drive on arrival day. The sunrise game drive on the following morning will leave you with lasting memories of wildlife and the beautiful sunlight over the hills. Late afternoon we have our last sunset game drive. 2 x B & 2 x D

Day 3-4 Lake Jozini

Lake Jozini. After enjoying the beautiful sunrise over the hills and breakfast, we drive out of the park heading to Nompondo village for a village walk and homestead visit to see how Zulu people live and learn more about their culture. After the village walk, we visit one of the local schools before we drive to Jozini where we will spend two nights. The following day we have a free morning for optional activities, hiking and birds watching, kayaking, abseiling and game viewing just to name a few, and late afternoon we enjoy the sunset boat cruise on the Lake Jozini. 2 x B 2 x D.

Day 5 Swaziland

After breakfast, we drive past the small town of Jozini to Swaziland. We stamp out of South Africa and stamp into the Kingdom of Swaziland. We drive through the small villages of the Kingdom towards Ezulwini valley/Mlilwane Nature reserve where we will overnight. Swaziland is one of the small countries or Kingdom but with strong cultures. Before we check-in to Mlilwane, we visit the local candle factory. Experience the Swati dance and the Swati cuisine around the fire. If time allows us on the following day, we stop at the craft market before we drive to Kruger park. 1 x B & 1 xD

Day 6-7 Kruger National park

The day unfolds with an early breakfast while enjoying the birds viewing on the pond along the restaurant deck, and we leave Mlilwane just after breakfast. We drive towards the North East of Swaziland heading to Mpumalanga province. We stop at the border to stamp out of Swaziland and into South Africa. Our next stop is the most famous Kruger National Park. We have more chances to spot the famous Big 5, we have a sunset game drive and one long morning game drive. Kruger offers optional sunset game drives which can be booked through reception or arrange with the guide. 2 X B

Day 8-9 Blyde River Canyon

Blyde River Canyon (entrance fees included). After our breakfast, we do a game drive towards the exit heading to Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world. Our lodge offers breathtaking views of the Blyde River Canyon. We have a day visit to the canyon, God’s window, Mac Mac Falls and Bourke’s Luck Potholes and late afternoon is free. 2 x B & 2 xD

Day 10: Johannesburg

We leave Blyde River Canyon after enjoying the sunrise and the breakfast heading to Johannesburg. We drive through the famous Panorama route with beautiful scenic views. We drop off clients late afternoon at the OR Tambo airport for departures. Tour ends at 16:00. 1 X B.

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TOUR DEPARTS: Johannesburg   – TOUR END: Johannesburg

Zululand – Hluhluwe Umfolozi Park Hilltop Camp x 2 nights

Zululand – Jozini Tiger Lodge x 2 nights

Swaziland – Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary – x 1 night

Kruger National Park – Skukuza Rest Camp – x 2 nights

Graskop – Mogodi Lodge x 2 nights

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