Kruger & Kingdom

7 day Small Group Tour - from £1110

Big game, traditional African experiences and bushveld, mountains and beaches – explore the diverse and scenic eastern region of South Africa.

Highlights:

  • Traverse the Long Tom Pass
  • Scenic views of Blyde River Canyon
  • Game drive in Kruger
  • Visit to Swaziland
  • Cruise on Lake St Lucia
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Your Itinerary

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 & 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.

Optional Soweto tour can be pre-arranged at a discounted, ask your consultant about availability.

Hotel: Protea Hotel Wanderers or similar
Meals: None

Day 2 - Pretoria and 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.

Hotel: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Panorama Route

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).

Hotel: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Kruger National Park

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). Ask your consultant about booking an additional afternoon game drive at a discount.

Hotel: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast

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.

Hotel: Royal Swazi Sun or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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 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.

Pre-arranged your afternoon open vehicle game drive at a discount with your consultant.

Hotel: Anew Hotel Hluhluwe or similar
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - 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 early afternoon where the tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast

7 day Small Group Tour - from £1110

With flights from £1585

Optional tours can be pre-arranged at a discount. Ask your consultant.

Soweto Tour (day 1): from £50 per person
Afternoon Game Drive in Kruger: from £81 per person
Afternoon Game Drive in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park: from £49 per person

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Accommodation specified is subject to availability and may be substituted to a similar standard if necessary. Flights not included.

Kruger And Kingdom 2019

YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

Make friends along the way as you discover the sights and experience the culture of this fascinating region.

Your tour includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Max 25 passengers (2019) Max 18 passengers (2020)
  • Expert guide throughout tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 1 dinner

Departure dates:

Tour departs every Sunday, except the last two Sundays of Dec 2019 & 2020.

For advice or to start planning your holiday

talk to an Africa Expert on 0333 234 3667