Explore South Africa's abundant wildlife, Zulu culture and dramatic scenery

Travel through South Africa and Swaziland, combining cultural and wildlife experiences. The tour starts with an introduction to South Africa’s most famous township, Soweto, before heading out into the wilderness. Once on the road you’ll stop at a Zulu village and experience activities such as hiking, kayaking and rafting before arriving at Kruger National Park for unbelievable wildlife watching.

Start
Johannesburg, South Africa
Finish
Johannesburg, South Africa
Countries
South Africa,
Swaziland
Themes
Family
Code
UWFS
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 11
Group size
Min 2, Max 16
Carbon offset
626kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • See animals flock to a waterhole in Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park
  • Learn about Zulu life on a village tour
  • Hike, canoe, snorkel and raft on this active holiday
  • Camp in Kruger National Park
  • Explore the rugged Blyde River Canyon on foot

Itinerary

Touchdown in Johannesburg and take in the urban sprawl of this intriguing city of contrasts. Head out to the township of Soweto for an educational and inspirational tour of one of the city’s most well known areas.
Rise early and venture out to Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park, home to the world's largest population of white rhinos. Embark on the first of many exhilarating game drives through the wilderness, and swing by a popular waterhole where many animals come to quench their thirst.
Pay a visit to a traditional Zulu village and explore the area with a local guide. Then, make a beeline for the coast to the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve where there are lush jungles, tropical mangroves and diverse coral reefs to discover.
Arrive in Swaziland and head to the home of the country’s largest population. While on safari in Hlane National Park, keep eyes peeled for grazing elephants, rubber-necked giraffes and two-toned zebras!
Skip back across the border into South Africa and travel to the country’s ‘big daddy’ of national parks, where all the members of Africa’s ‘Big Five’ (lions, leopards, buffalo, rhino and elephants) can be found, as well as over 500 bird species and 100 reptile species.
Walk through the spectacular Blyde River Canyon and perhaps take an optional tree canopy walk or hiking excursion.
Return to the city where this epic family adventure wraps up.
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Inclusions

Meals
10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners
Transport
4x4, Minibus
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (4 nights), Camping (with facilities) (2 nights), Deluxe permanent tent (2 nights), Hotel (1 night), Lodge (2 nights)
Included activities
  • Bourkes Luck Potholes
  • Hlane NP - Game Drive
  • Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park - Game drives
  • Zulu Village Visit

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Important notes

Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
Minimum age for children on this trip is 11 years old.

A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children under 15 years of age at time of travel.

Trip notes

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