Johannesburg • Mpumalanga • Kruger National Park • Swaziland • Zululand • Durban

It’s a truly royal seven days, fully escorted, so you’re taken directly to some of South Africa’s finest scenic sights and most prolific Big Five game-viewing country.
Itinerary is subject to change.
(Sun) Johannesburg (BB)
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel by a Thompsons Africa Representative. Take an optional afternoon Soweto tour (own account).
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Wanderers or similar
Distance travelled today: 35 kms
(Mon) Pretoria / Mpumalanga (BB,BD)
Depart by 08h30 and leave Johannesburg’s distinctive skyline and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. We travel via the historic towns of Witbank, Dullstroom and Lydenburg, on to to your accommodation for the evening which is situated on the famous Long Tom Pass. The afternoon is at leisure to take in the panoramic views across the escarpment or to participate in one of the many activities such as mountain biking, hiking or trout fishing (activity costs for own account) which are on offer at the hotel.
Accommodation: Misty Mountain or similar
Distance travelled today: 425 kms
(Tue) Panorama Route (BB)
This morning gasp at the glory that is God’s Window, a boundless view of forested mountains and fertile plains, and we explore Bourke’s Luck Potholes. After lunch (own account) we enjoy a leisurely interpretive boat cruise along the lush subtropical banks of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa. View one of Africa’s largest active tufa falls as well as the famous Three Rondavels.
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar
Distance travelled today: 320 kms
(Wed) A Morning ‘Big Five’ game viewing in Kruger National Park (PB)
Set off before breakfast in an open safari vehicle in search of lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, and all manner of wondrous wildlife, birds and plant species. Savour the magic of this enormous wilderness. We return to Hazyview around lunch time and you have the afternoon at leisure.
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar
Distance travelled today: 250 kms
(Thu) The Kingdom of Swaziland (BB,BL,BD)
This morning we arrive in the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland, a former British Protection Territory, now ruled by King MsWati III. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. We continue through the capital city, Mbabane, and onto the beautiful Ezulwini Valley.
Accommodation: Lugogo Sun or similar
Distance travelled today: 310 kms
(Fri) The Kingdom of the Zulu’s (BB)
We start the day with a real African shopping experience at the vibrant Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings. Then its on to Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. Arrive mid afternoon at our hotel in the Umfolozi area.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umfolozi River
Distance travelled today: 360 kms
(Sat) Durban (BB)
This morning enjoy a cruise on Lake St Lucia before departing for Durban. Hug the lush KwaZulu-Natal coastline en route to Durban, watching the sugar cane fields do their own version of the Mexican wave at the urging of the wind. End the tour before lunch, either at the airport or at a central Durban hotel.
Distance travelled today: 475 kms

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What you get

Dining Inclusions
6 Breakfasts.
1 Lunch.
2 Dinners.
Hotel porterage included.
Kruger National Park Conservation Levy included.
(Please note that conservation levies are subject to increase without prior notice and is at the discretion of the game park.)
Please Note
Should add-on packages be required, enquire about our suggestions.
Visa conditions apply for Swaziland and passports are required.