Kruger and the Kingdoms

Kruger and the Kingdoms

Johannesburg . Mpumalanga . Kruger National Park . Swaziland . Zululand . Durban
Escorted tour
7 days from $1,549 per person based on double occupancy

Kruger and the Kingdoms

Kruger and the Kingdoms

South Africa > Kruger National Park > KwaZulu Natal > Durban > Zululand

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7 Days, 6 Nights

Kruger and Kingdoms tour is the perfect balance between wild and tame, culture and creativity, and allows you to really experience the majesty of this special corner of Africa.  Enjoy six truly royal, fully escorted days!  You’ll visit some of South Africa’s finest scenic sights and most prolific Big Five game-viewing country.  This is an African journey which begins in earnest in the quaint historical mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest, and meanders through the unique, awe-inspiring landscape of Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window. You’ll venture out into the vast expanses of Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle, in pursuit of the legendary Big Five. It’s a thrilling excursion guaranteed to get the heart racing, as the Park’s diverse landscape and wildlife reveal their treasures.

Your tour also incorporates the regal little Kingdom of Swaziland, where you’ll be inducted into the way of life by a full Swazi cultural experience and a visit to traditional craft market.

The adventure draws to a close on a leisurely boat cruise on the World Heritage Site of Lake St Lucia… but not before you’ve seen the magnificent hippos and crocodiles which patrol the waters.

Highlights

  • Diverse blend of scenery, history, culture and wildlife on one itinerary
  • Big Five tracking in Kruger National Park
  • Local arts and craft: glass, beads, baskets, candles and carvings
  • Birders delight - over 367 species
  • Cruise beautiful Lake St Lucia

Inclusions

  • Touring in air-conditioned mini and midi-buses   
  • Services of a professional tour guide   
  • 6 nights in 3 star accommodation with private facilities
  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner  
  • Hotel porterage
  • Kruger National Park Conservation Levy

 

Based on departures September 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019
  Price per person from*
Double occupancy $1629
Single occupancy $1949

Group Size

Minimum 2

Dates

Sundays, year round

Price

From $1549 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on twin share occupancy. Single supplements apply.  Black-out dates may apply. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices.  Prices are current at time of posting (91/19) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed.  CA CST: 2076233-40, WA ID 601684531, LA-1282498.

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Itinerary

Kruger and the Kingdoms

Day 1: 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 and unescorted. Why not enjoy a sightseeing tour or simply relax at your hotel. A briefing on the tour and a chance to meet fellow travelers will be held this evening.

Kruger and the Kingdoms

Day 2: Hazyview

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.

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Day 3: Mpumalanga

After an early morning breakfast, we'll drive along the spectacular 'Panorama Route', offering views of amazing scenery including the Blyde River Canyon, 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).

Kruger and the Kingdoms

Day 4: Mpumalanga

The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle safari (with English speaking Safari Guide) 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).

Kruger and the Kingdoms

Day 5: 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. Overnight in Swaziland.

Kruger and the Kingdoms

Day 6: 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 safari guide) 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.

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Day 7: Durban

This morning we will join a cruise on Lake St Lucia (weather permitting) before departing for Durban. Our journey takes us past traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. We arrive early afternoon where the tour ends on arrival.

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Kruger and the Kingdoms

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South Africa
Kruger National Park
KwaZulu Natal
Durban
Zululand

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