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Eastern Panoramic Breakaway – 7 Days

Eastern Panoramic Breakaway – 7 Days

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 14 people
Destination(s): South Africa  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1500 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1900 US Dollar (USD)

Travel east past the gold and coal mining towns to the scenic escarpment. Here one is captivated by breathtaking views from places such as Gods Window, Blyde River Canyon, The Pot Holes and many waterfalls. Stop at Pilgrims Rest, a mining town born during the excitement of the alluvial gold rush in the 1870’s. This town has been retained in a turn of the century look, after having been a ghost town for many years. Spend a night in an old gold mining hotel before traveling on to the world famous Kruger National Park.

Explore the Kruger National Park in search of the "Big Five" (elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo). You will spend two nights in this African paradise. Then travel on to Swaziland to explore the craft markets, glass blowers, candle makers and meet some of the friendly Swazi people. You will spend the night in the Ezulwini Valley before leaving for Zululand.

Enjoy a game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve in search of the Square Lipped White Rhino, which is prevalent to this area, as well as many other wild game. After spending the night here you will continue on to Lake St. Lucia for a boat cruise exploring the lake for hippos and crocodiles.

The tour continues to an ethnic Zulu village. This unique cross-cultural program includes presentations on Zulu history, etiquette and tradition. Apart from Western fare, authentic
Zulu food will be on offer. Before retiring to a "Bee Hive" hut, fitted with en-suite facilities, Zulu dancers will entertain you. The next day you drive along the scenic coastline with golden beaches to Durban, where the tour will end.

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Collect and depart Johannesburg 07:30. Travel east past the gold and coal mining towns to the scenic escarpment. Stop for breakfast en-route. View places such as Gods Window, Blyde River Canyon, The Pot Holes waterfalls. Lunch at Grasskop. Tour of Pilgrims. Rest. Spend a night in an old gold mining hotel in Pilgrims. Rest. Includes: (B), (L), (D);

Day 2: Depart after breakfast for Kruger National Park. Explore the Kruger National Park in search of the "Big Five" (elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo). You will spend two nights in this African paradise.(Kruger National Park). Includes: (B), (L), (D);

Days 3 - 4: Depart after breakfast for Kruger National Park. Explore the Kruger National Park in search of the "Big Five" (elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo). You will spend two nights in this African paradise (Kruger National Park). Includes: (B), (L), (D);

Day 5: After breakfast leave for Zululand. Lunch en-route. Drive on to Hluhluwe Game Reserve Afternoon and night drive. Dinner at lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D);

Day 6: Early game drive. Return to lodge for breakfast. Depart for Lake St. Lucia for a boat cruise exploring the lake for hippos and crocodiles. Lunch. Depart for an ethnic Zulu village. Tea and tour of village. Dinner. Zulu dancing before retiring for the night. Includes: (B), (L), (D);

Day 7: Depart for Durban where your tour ends. Includes: (B), (L).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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