Explore the incredible Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Mozambique and Zululand

Sample the best of three stunning southern African countries on an eye-popping tour like no other. From busy Johannesburg, travel into Kruger National Park for an out-of-this-world African safari and then into the Kingdom of Swaziland, with its friendly locals and verdant mountain ranges. Chill out on the beaches of Mozambique where traces of the Portuguese colonial era remain in its elegant architecture, vibrant culture and delicious cuisine. Enjoy a homestay in the heart of Zululand, camp under the glow of a thousand stars and relax in the glamorous seaside city of Durban for a varied taste of awesome Africa.

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE ITINERARY FOR THE KRUGER & COAST 22 DECEMBER 2012 DEPARTURE

In order to avoid busy places in peak periods and improve the enjoyment of passengers on this departure we have had to change the order of the current itinerary. On Day 4 we will be heading straight to our Mozambique Beach Camp for 2 nights, then on to Swaziland/Hlane NP for 1 night, before making our way to St Lucia on Day 7. The rest of the itinerary will continue as normal.

No included activities will be affected by this change and the accommodation standard will remain the same for these nights. We will no longer make use of 4x4’s to transfer us from the border to Ponta Malongane, as we will be able to do this with our own truck. However, we will now also make a ferry crossing in Mozambique.

The new itinerary will be as follows:

Day 1: Johannesburg
Days 2-3: Kruger NP
Days 4-5: Mozambique Beach Camp
Day 6: Swaziland/Hlane Royal NP
Day 7: St Lucia Estuary
Day 8: Zululand
Day 9: Durban

Please note that border crossings for this departure will now be as follows:

Entry into Mozambique: Lebombo Border Post (Day 4)
Exit Mozambique: Lomahasha Border Post (Day 6)
Entry into Swaziland Lomahasha Border Post (Day 6)

Start
Johannesburg, South Africa
Finish
Durban, South Africa
Countries
Mozambique,
South Africa,
Swaziland
Themes
Overland, Wildlife
Code
UBOE
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 16
Carbon offset
269kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Feast on fresh Mozambican seafood
  • Visit the heartlands of the African Zulu
  • Discover plenty of exciting things to do in Durban
  • Encounter endangered rhinos in the Hlane Royal National Park
  • Marvel at the extraordinary Blyde River Canyon
  • Go wild on safari through Kruger National Park
  • Meet the friendly people of Swaziland

Itinerary

Begin this amazing adventure in the sprawling city of Johannesburg.
Travel the famous Panorama Route and take in rugged views from the breathtaking Blyde River Canyon. The African safari then begins in earnest, searching for the iconic Big Five on a game drive through Kruger National Park. When dusk settles, choose to see what happens in the golden grasses after dark on an optional night safari.
Cross the border into the Kingdom of Swaziland and visit a local village to learn about Swazi culture, customs and beliefs. In the afternoon, visit Hlane Royal National Park and track rare rhinos in the scrub.
Head to the coast for the relaxing beach holiday leg of the tour. Mozambique is a wonderful place to go scuba diving or snorkelling and discover colourful underwater worlds, take a dolphin spotting cruise or stay onshore and explore vibrant markets. Chill out on the beach, soak up the warm waters of the Indian Ocean or wash down a meal of fresh seafood with a cold beer.
Home to thousands of birds, mammals and reptiles, the diverse ecosystem of St Lucia Estuary provides plenty of opportunity for bird watching and animal spotting.
Travel into the heart of Zululand district and be treated to traditional food and rousing song and dance on a homestay.
The Kruger and Coast tour ends beachside in decadent Durban. Stay longer and discover endless things to do in Durban such as trialling the city's glamorous social scene, shopping malls and golden beaches or exploring the juxtaposition of Muslim and Hindu architecture in the colourful Indian quarter.
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Inclusions

Meals
7 breakfasts6 dinners
Transport
Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Camping (with facilities) (6 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (1 night)
Included activities
  • Bourkes Luck Potholes
  • Hlane Royal National Park - Walking safari
  • Kruger Park - Game drive

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Important notes

A single supplement is available on this trip.

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE ITINERARY FOR THE KRUGER & COAST 22 DECEMBER 2012 DEPARTURE

In order to avoid busy places in peak periods and improve the enjoyment of passengers on this departure we have had to rearrange the order of the current itinerary. On Day 4 we will be heading straight to our Mozambique Beach Camp for 2 nights, then on to Swaziland/Hlane NP for 1 night, before making our way to St Lucia on Day 7. The rest of the itinerary will continue as normal.

No included activities will be affected by this change and the accommodation standard will remain the same for these nights. We will no longer make use of 4x4’s to transfer us from the border to Ponta Malongane, as we will be able to do this with our own truck. However, we will now also make a ferry crossing in Mozambique.

The new itinerary will be as follows:

Day 1: Johannesburg
Days 2-3: Kruger NP
Days 4-5: Mozambique Beach Camp
Day 6: Swaziland/Hlane Royal NP
Day 7: St Lucia Estuary
Day 8: Zululand
Day 9: Durban

Please note that border crossings for this departure will now be as follows:

Entry into Mozambique: Lebombo Border Post (Day 4)
Exit Mozambique: Lomahasha Border Post (Day 6)
Entry into Swaziland Lomahasha Border Post (Day 6)

Trip notes

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