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Kruger & Coast

9 Days | Safaris, epic coastline and local interactions on a southern Africa adventure

4.6 out of 5 based on 33 reviews submitted.
Overland
Wildlife
From
ZAR  16,932
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Experience the diversity of southern Africa on a nine-day adventure that takes you to wildlife-rich game parks, idyllic beaches, wetlands and small villages, exploring with a local leader along the way. Search for lions in Kruger National Park, enjoy a bushwalk accompanied by members of the world's first all-female anti-poaching unit, relax on the sands of Cape Vidal and more. A mixture of included activities and free time make this tour perfect for travellers who want the benefit of on-the-ground local knowledge with some of the freedom of independent travel.

Trip overview

Map of Kruger & Coast including South Africa and Swaziland
Start
Johannesburg, South Africa
Finish
Durban, South Africa
Theme
Overland, Wildlife
Destinations
Eswatini (Swaziland), South Africa
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 22
Trip code
UBOE
This trip generates 27.7 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Go on an epic safari in search of lions, hyenas and more through Kruger National Park – one of the largest National Parks in southern Africa.
  • Go overland in a purpose-built truck and stop to take in geological wonders like Bourke’s Luck Potholes along the Panorama Route.
  • Experience St Lucia from a whole new perspective on a guided Boat Safari down this UNESCO-listed landmark.
  • Take a day trip to Cape Vidal - within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site, on the exquisite Zululand coast – and enjoy free time to soak up the sun
  • Swap four wheels for two legs on a guided walking safari through the Hlane Royal National Park with an expert Swazi guide, keeping an eye out for antelopes and zebras passing by.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Patinaai Osim Community Care Organisation. Donations support their livelihood programs which help indigenous Maasai women identify alternative income-generating activities to support their families.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is an overland trip. That means you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle, visiting remote communities, setting up your own tent (unless you’re on an Original or Comfort style trip), occasionally roughing it in the bush with no facilities, and getting the best possible views of the Big Five. While the trucks don’t have air conditioning, they do have sliding windows, which let in the breeze and make it even easier to take spectacular snaps of the local wildlife. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/africa/overland
  • There will be many early starts either to make better use of the safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
  • You may also want to check out our Kruger, Coast & Cape trip if you have longer time to explore in southern Africa.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 March 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Kruger & Coast including South Africa and Swaziland

Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Overland vehicle

Accommodation

Camping with facilities (4 nights), Camping with basic facilities (2 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (1 night)

Activities
  • Black Mambas HQ - Dinner by Lantern Light
  • Black Mambas HQ - Campfire Story Time
  • Black Mambas HQ - Snare Walk
  • Panorama Route - Blyde River Canyon Viewpoint
  • Panorama Route - Three Rondavels Viewpoint
  • Kruger National Park - Overland Vehicle Game drive
  • Hlane Royal National Park - Guided Walking Safari
  • St Lucia Estuary - Safari Boat Cruise
  • Cape Vidal - Beach Day Trip
Add on activities
  • Kruger National Park - Night Game Drive - ZAR290
  • Hlane National Park - Guided 4x4 Game Drive - ZAR455
  • Hlane National Park - Umphakatsi Village Visit - ZAR153
  • Durban - Art Gallery - Free
  • Durban - Bay Cruise - ZAR240
  • Durban - Juma Masjid Mosque - Free
  • Durban - Bike Hire (per hour) - ZAR30
  • Durban - Surf Board Hire (per hour) - ZAR100

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Reviews

4.6 out of 5 based on 33 reviews submitted.
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Michael · Traveled July 2023
A so-so experience. Went to see animals and did get to see a number, however even though we camped inside Kruger none of the listed optional inclusions were apparently available. Had more downtime than expected or wanted, just sitting around in camps or with the 'beach day' on cold overcast day. Given the amount of time sitting in truck traveling, would have liked to make most of the non-travel time doing or seeing things.
Review submitted 11 Aug 2023

James · Traveled July 2023
The trip was amazing! We got a chance to see wild rhinos and lions up close, and the camp sites were absolutely lovely. The landscapes were breathtaking and the food prepared by the chef was delicious. The most magical moment was sitting in Hlane National Park with a coffee and watching wild rhinos as the sun set.
Review submitted 28 Jul 2023

Daniel · Traveled July 2023
Brilliant tour of South Africa and eSwatini with our passionate guide, Rene, and excellent driver and cook. Beautiful itinerary to see so many amazing animals and meet such lovely people in Africa, and in the group. One of my favourite intrepid tours. Don't let long drives put you off - a chance to nap and take I'm South Africa. We had a small group of under 30s.
Review submitted 11 Jul 2023

Bre · Traveled July 2023
This itinerary was incredible. The tour was well organised and all activities were so special. My favourite Intrepid tour to date. Could not recommend more highly.
Review submitted 10 Jul 2023

Daniel · Traveled June 2023
Outstanding trip with a great mix of nature and cultural activities. Christian, Patrick and Somkhele really made us all feel like family. Could not recommend a better tour!
Review submitted 10 Jul 2023
Kruger & Coast
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ZAR  16,932