7 Day Kruger and the Kingdoms
Wind your way along South Africa’s scenic Panorama Route, before heading into the Kruger National Park, Swaziland and Zululand. Embark on a fully escorted adventure through South Africa and Swaziland, as you enjoy spectacular scenery and superb Big 5 game viewing in the World renowned…
Wind your way along South Africa’s scenic Panorama Route, before heading into the Kruger National Park, Swaziland and Zululand.
Embark on a fully escorted adventure through South Africa and Swaziland, as you enjoy spectacular scenery and superb Big 5 game viewing in the World renowned Kruger National Park.
Meander through the Panorama Route and enjoy viewpoints along the Blyde River Canyon, including God’s Window, before winding your way through Swaziland and the Zulu Kingdoms
7 Day Kruger and the Kingdoms
Day 1: Sunday - Johannesburg
On arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International 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 & unescorted. Why not enjoy a sightseeing tour or simply relax at your hotel. At 19h00 we will meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet fellow travellers.
Distance travelled today: 35 kms
Day 2: Monday - 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 into Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.
Distance travelled today: 425 km
Day 3: Tuesday - 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 late afternoon, where the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax.
Distance travelled today: 320 kms
Day 4: Wednesday - 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 Five’ (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).
Day 5: Thursday - Mpumalanga
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, to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for overnight in Swaziland.
[Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]
Distance travelled today: 310 kms
Day 6: Friday - Eswatini (Swaziland) - Zululand
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 and 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.
Distance travelled today: 360 kms
Day 7: Saturday - Zululand - 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 on arrival.
Distance travelled today: 275 kms
All departures are in English.
German commentary is available on selected departure dates.
Minimum 2 Guests, Maximum 18 Guest
This tour travels through Eswatini (Swaziland). Please check visa requirements, as certain nationalities may require visas to travel through Eswatini (Swaziland).
Included in the 7 Day Kruger and the Kingdoms
- 6 breakfasts
- 1 dinner
- 1 lunch
Not included in the 7 Day Kruger and the Kingdoms
- Services not mentioned in the included section
2020 English Departures
January - 5, 12, 19, 26
February - 2, 9, 16, 23
March - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April - 5, 12, 19, 26
May - 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June - 7, 14, 21, 28
July - 5, 12, 19, 26
August - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September - 6, 13, 20, 27
October - 4, 11, 18, 25
November - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December - 6, 13
2020 German Departures
January - 5
February - 2
March - 1
April - 5
May - 3
June - 7
July - 5
August - 2
September - 6
October - 4
November - 1
December - 6
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