Day 1: South Africa – Panorama Route.
Leaving Johannesburg we travel along the Panorama Route one of South Africa’s most scenic drives. The Panorama route consists of Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon including God’s Window and Three Rondavels. This evening we will enjoy a traditional Shangaan Dinner with dancing. Meals: Lunch, Dinner. Overnight: Timbavati Safari Lodge: www.timbavatisafarilodge.com
Days 2-3: Kruger National Park.
We get up early to visit Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre where injured or lost animals are rehabilitated and re-habilitated to be released back into the wild. This is a wonderful opportunity to see some very special species up close, as well as learn about the positive achievements being made here. Later we enter the world famous Kruger and immediately start with an afternoon game drive. The next day is a full day’s game viewing from advantageous height of our wonderful truck. Optional Activities (subject to availability): Night Drive and/or Game Walk with, Full day open vehicle game drive in Kruger NP. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner. Overnight: SANP Camp: www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger.
Days 4-5 Swaziland: - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.
After a final game drive as we depart the Kruger we travel to Swaziland, stopping on the way at one of the interesting local markets. The Kingdom of Swaziland is a landlocked country bordered by South Africa and Mozambique. We spend the next two nights in the Mlilwane Nature Reserve. Exploring the area on foot allows you to appreciate the scenery as well as the animals; there are no dangerous predators here. We will experience unique Swazi traditional dancing on the second evening after dinner. Optional Activities: Mountain Biking, Hiking, Guided Birding Walks, Horse Riding and Sunset Game Drive. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Overnight: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary: www.biggameparks.org/3parks_mlilwane.html
Day 6: South Africa – Isimangaliso (Greater St Lucia) Wetland Park.
We leave Swaziland and take a scenic drive towards the warm Indian Ocean coast, re-entering South Africa. Soon after our arrival at iSimangaliso Wetland Park we board a boat for a sunset cruise on the lagoon for some bird and hippo viewing! This UNESCO recognised area is extremely varied and includes: lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands together supporting an astounding diversity of animal, bird and marine life. Optional Activities: Traditional Zulu Village Visit. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Overnight: Shonalanga: www.shonalanga.net
Day 7: Hluhluwe - Imfolozi Game Reserve and Durban.
This morning we drive to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve for a game drive in open 4x4 vehicles. The park is the only state-run park in the province of KwaZulu-Natal where all the Big Five occur. Due to conservation efforts, the park now has the largest population of white rhino in the world. In the late afternoon we arrive at Durban, South Africa’s largest marine port and well-known surfing destination. Your tour ends on arrival, but the evening can be spent enjoying authentic Indian cuisine as Durban is also home to the largest population of people of Indian decent outside of India. Optional Activities: Dinner out at local Indian Restaurant. Meals: Breakfast.
Single supplement: 950 ZAR.
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