Touch down at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg where you will be met and transferred to your hotel to spend the rest of the day at leisure. Explore suburban shopping malls or take an optional afternoon Soweto Tour (for own account). Meet in reception at 19h00 for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet your fellow travellers.
Depart by 08h00, leaving Johannesburg’s distinctive skyline behind to head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city. Enjoy a short orientation tour before continuing to Mpumalanga. Travel into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg. After traversing the famous Long Tom Pass, your journey continues via Sabie to arrive late afternoon in Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.
After an early morning breakfast, journey up the awe-inspiring Panorama Route to take in its forested mountains and fertile plains. After viewing the Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window, return to Hazyview and enjoy a lazy afternoon relaxing around the pool or an exciting afternoon game drive in the Kruger National Park (for own account).
Plains zebra and foals in the Kruger National Park
Set off before breakfast for a morning game drive in search of the Big Five and all manner of wondrous bird and plant species. Savour the magic of the Kruger National Park before returning to Hazyview to spend the afternoon at leisure. Book an additional afternoon game drive or an unforgettable elephant interaction (for own account).
Enjoy a scenic drive to the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland, a former British Protection Territory, now ruled by King Mswati III. An interactive cultural experience will introduce you to the Swazi people and their traditions. Continue through the capital city, Mbabane, to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for an authentic African shopping experience at the vibrant Ezulwini Craft Market, which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings.
After a leisurely breakfast, travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas along the way. Arrive mid-afternoon at your hotel in the Hluhluwe area.
Enjoy a morning cruise on Lake St Lucia before departing for Durban. Hug the lush KwaZulu-Natal coastline along the scenic route to arrive in Durban before lunch and end the tour, either at the airport or a central Durban hotel.