DAY 1 Gauteng – Panoramic Route
Our first day on tour takes us from Johannesburg via Middelburg, Dullstroom and Ohrigstad to the magnificent Three Rondavels view site at the Blyde River Canyon. We travel further to marvel at scenic areas such as Bourke’s Luck Potholes (a walk down the hill to see this unique trick of nature is worth the experience), Lisbon Falls, God’s Window and the Pinnacle before a short visit to Pilgrim’s Rest, an early gold mining town declared a National Monument. Rich deposits of alluvial gold were found here at the end of the last century and hence the existence of the town deep in the mountains.
DAY 2 Panoramic Route – Kruger National Park
After an early breakfast, we do a pleasant walk through indigenous forest to see the Lone Creek Falls. Then we follow a scenic route to Hazyview and enter the Kruger National Park. We spend the rest of day in this magnificent reserve around 2 million ha in extent. We overnight in the reserve in chalets in one of the rest camps.
DAY 3 Kruger National Park - Swaziland
We rise early for a game drive and breakfast on a deck overlooking the Sabie River. We spend the rest of the morning in the reserve and depart for the mountain Kingdom of Swaziland for a visit to the Ngwenya glass factory where all the items are hand made from recycled glass. We drive through the capital, Mababane, and continue to Mhlambanyatsi where we overnight in the mountains at
DAY 4 Swaziland – Zululand – Private Reserve
This morning we have an early breakfast and then visit Swazi Candles in the Malkerns Valley where we watch the locals hand-moulding wax into a variety of interesting shapes. On this site there is also a market where the locals sell their craft, as well as other shops where you can buy items like batik, hand-woven cloth, colourful handbags, etc. We then continue along the Ezulwini Valley towards Manzini, the country’s industrial centre, and then swing south towards Nhlangano on a scenic route where crossing every hill opens up a new vista. We exit Swaziland at the Onverwacht border post and enter Zululand to travel southwards to Hluhluwe and arrive at our private lodge for check-in. Then we embark on an exiting open vehicle safari continuing into the evening. We return for a well-deserved dinner and overnight.
DAY 5 Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park – St Lucia (iSimangaliso) - Durban
After an early breakfast, we travel to Hluhluwe Imfolozi Reserve and enter the reserve for another two hours of great viewing in this Big Five Reserve where the white rhino was saved from extinction. From here we travel to the village of St Lucia and join a boat cruise on the estuary of the famous Lake St Lucia (proclaimed a World Heritage Site in 1999). The lake is a wildlife paradise with bird species such as fish eagle, Goliath heron and many more. Your skipper/guide will show you the world of the hippo and the crocodile and the other mystic inhabitants of the "deep". After this unforgettable experience we travel to Durban, South Africa’s holiday Mecca, where our tour ends.
|Duration||5 Days (Mondays and Thursdays at 07h30)|
|What to bring||Binoculars, Camera, Bird book, Insect repellent, Sun screen|
|Exclusions||Lunches, personal costs such as laundry|
|Inclusions||Accommodation, breakfasts, boat cruise, conservation fees, dinners, entrances, guided touring in our luxury 8 seater microbuses, one open vehicle safari, other game viewing in our vehicle.|
|Price from||To find the price for your date of travel, kindly click on BOOK NOW, select your departure date and click on time slot. Then enter the number of people travelling to get the per person rate, the total and a deposit amount if available to book your tour.|
Kruger National Park
Lake St Lucia
|What to wear||Well worn-in neutral coloured cool clothes, Worn-in walking shoes, One set of warmer clothing with a jacket for the evening and morning safaris and during our winter months from May until August.|