Kruger & Kingdom

7 day Small Group Tour - from £1125

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


  • Traverse the Long Tom Pass
  • Scenic views of Blyde River Canyon
  • Game drive in Kruger
  • Visit to eSwatini
  • 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 and 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 – why not enjoy a sightseeing tour or simply relax at your hotel. This evening meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet fellow travellers.

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 breakfast, drive along the spectacular “Panorama Route”, offering amazing scenery including the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes’ and historic God’s Window with its breathtaking views from the escarpment edge towards 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.

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 through Kruger National Park with a pre-packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the ‘Big 5’, namely 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 - Eswatini (Swaziland)

This morning we travel to eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland. This independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa is known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture. An interactive cultural experience provides an introduction to the charming people of eSwatini and their traditions. 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, continue south through eSwatini, before re-entering South Africa in Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (own account) 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.

Hotel: Anew Hotel Hluhluwe or similar
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Durban (Umhlanga)

This morning, join a cruise on Lake St Lucia where there is an opportunity to spot hippos, crocodiles and a wide variety of birdlife, before departing for Durban. The journey takes you past traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields, arriving early afternoon where the tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast

7 day Small Group Tour - from £1125

With flights from £1772


  • Chose to fly economy, premium, business or first class

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

Soweto Tour (day 1): from £46 per person
Afternoon Game Drive in Kruger: from £46 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.


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 18 passengers
  • Expert guide throughout tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 1 dinner

Departure dates:

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

For advice or to start planning your holiday

talk to an Africa Expert on 0333 234 3667