Day 1: Johannesburg - Mpumalanga. Your tour guide will collect you from the airport or your hotel. Take a leisurely drive through the Highveld plains to Mpumalanga. Explore the scenic beauty of Gods Window, the Pinnacle, and various spectacular waterfalls. Overnight will be at the Royal Hotel, in Pilgrims Rest. The town of Pilgrims Rest is an open-air museum town, with a fascinating history of the early gold miners! Includes: (D).
Day 2: Mpumalanga - Sabi Sads Private Game Reserve. Drive through some spectacular scenery with stops at Blyde River Canyon, the Three Rondavels, Bourkes Luck Potholes and various waterfalls. Visit the Kapama Cheetah Research Centre. View the cheetah, endangered wild dogs, baby rhinos and many more. Spend the night at one of the private Game Lodges situated in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, which is part of the greater Kruger National Park. Arrive in time for exciting evening safari in open Land Rovers accompanied by armed ranger and Shangaan tracker. Stopping for sundowners in the bush. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 3: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. Enjoy an early morning safari searching for the elusive big five, stopping for coffee and rusks in the bush. Returning to the lodge for a full English breakfast. After breakfast take an exciting and informative Bush Walk in Big Five Territory accompanied by your armed ranger. Relax after lunch with a visit to the hide. The reserve is well known for its unbelievable bird life! Evening game drive as the day before followed by dinner served under the stars. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Kruger National Park. After an early morning game drive and breakfast you will make your way into the Kruger Park. Enjoy a full day's game viewing from the comfort of your vehicle whilst making your way through the Park. Tonight will be spent at a Rest Camp on the banks of the Sabie River with a night game drive. While you are on a night drive your guide will prepare a traditional South African Braai for you! Includes: (B), (D).
Day 5: Kruger National Park. As you move further south into the park, the topography will begin to change, and you will be able to view different species of animals. You will spend the night at a rest camp on the banks of the Crocodile River. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 6: Kruger National Park - Swaziland. The following morning your guide will drive through the mountains into the Kingdom of Swaziland. Visit a Swazi Cultural Village and traditional market. Overnight at Foresters Arms Hotel high up in the mountains. Enjoy horse riding or take a walk and go birding. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 7: Hluhluwe. Drive through Swaziland and reenter South Africa in northern Kwa-Zulu Natal. Spend the night at a game lodge situated near to the town of Hluhluwe. Enjoy an exciting night drive into the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve. Return to the lodge for a late dinner. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 8: St Lucia. Today your guide will take you to the St Lucia Wetlands Park. Exploring the St. Lucia Estuary. Game viewing from the afternoon riverboat cruise. Spend time in the laid back town of St Lucia and also visit a crocodile farm. Enjoy a dip into the Indian Ocean! Includes: (B), (D).
Day 9: Zulu Land - Simunye. You will drive further down the Zululand coast. Experience a horse ride down to a traditional Zulu cultural village. Visit the village and view age-old traditions and ways of life of the Zulu people. Watch traditional Zulu dancing and singing around a fire before a delicious dinner. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 10: Battlefields. After breakfast head towards the greatest concentration of battlefields in South Africa. Meet the battlefields guide at 11:00 am at Isandlwana Battlefield. Relive the brooding and eerie battle of Isandlwana, as your battlefield guide recounts the events of the various battles. You will have a half day tour with your guide. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 11: Battlefields. Today you will set off on a full day tour, tracing the history of the Zulu Nation, the various battles fought between the Zulu people and the Boers and the British. For those of you not wanting a full day tour, there are plenty of activities available at the lodge, for example, horse riding in the nature reserve, mountain biking, hiking or just relaxing around the pool. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 12: Drakensberg Mountains. After breakfast, your guide will take you to the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains. Spend the night at lodge situated near the berg. There are numerous activities available at the lodge. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 13: Durban. After breakfast, your guide will drive you to the coastal city of Durban. After an interesting tour of the city and surrounding areas, your guide will drop you off at your hotel. There are many restaurants nearby! Includes: (B), (D).
Day 14: Durban - Johannesburg. After breakfast, your guide will drop you off at the airport for your return flight to Johannesburg. It is a 1-hour flight back to Johannesburg. Includes: (B).
- The tours are for private escorted tours, not coach tours
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