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KwaZulu Natal holidays - close up of  a vulture and jackal in the Drakensberg Mountains

Kruger Park to Durban - Accommodated Tour


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9 NIGHTS
FROM £1,195
International flights quoted separately
This overland tour travels from Johannesburg to Durban - taking in the cultures & wildlife of Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Hluhluwe Game Reserve & St Lucia in Zululand and the beaches of Durban. Travel in a rugged 4x4 truck by day and sleep in rest camps & chalets at night. Group size 4 to 18 - Activity Package included. Cheaper camping option also available.
Durban Swaziland Overland Tours South Africa Hluhluwe St Lucia
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Johannesburg
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Panorama Route
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Blyde River Canyon
• 
Moholoholo Wildlife Centre
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Kruger National Park
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Swaziland
• 
Zululand
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Hluhluwe Game Reserve
• 
St Lucia Wetlands
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Durban Beaches
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Johannesburg
• 
Panorama Route
• 
Blyde River Canyon
• 
Moholoholo Wildlife Centre
• 
Kruger National Park
• 
Swaziland
• 
Zululand
• 
Hluhluwe Game Reserve
• 
St Lucia Wetlands
• 
Durban Beaches
Day 1
You will be met at Johannesburg Airport and transferred to your overland base in this thriving city.
    
Check in and relax under warm blue South African skies.
Day 2
This morning depart from Johannesburg on your group adventure tour, travelling in a rugged 4x4 overland truck.
 
We leave at 08.00 and travel 5-hours through the coal fields, farmlands and mountains of beautiful Mpumalanga to the Lowveld and the world famous Kruger National Park.
 
On arrival there will be an opportunity to join an optional Sundowner Drive (booking is essential and your guide can assist on departure this morning). Our truck gives us a height advantage over other vehicles, which means better photographs and game viewing opportunities in this vast 2-million hectare game sanctuary that is the size of Wales. Afterwards relax in the atmosphere that only the African bushveld can provide.
 
Regardless of lodge meal plans, all your meals are included whilst on tour and will be prepared & served from the overland vehicle - except for specified optional dinners in cities. Alcohol is not included. Accommodation varies and includes lodges, hotels, hostels, chalets, permanent tented camps and traditional huts. Bedding is provided, but you do need to bring your own towel. Truck lockers are 30 x 80cm, so please use soft bags that will fit (but there is no weight restriction). Please be aware that accommodation sometimes has to be substituted for operational reasons.
 
Average group size is 14 people (with minimum of 4 and maximum of 20). On accommodated tours the average age is 40+, with a range from 18 to 55 years although this does vary by tour. If over 65 years, you need a doctors letter that you are sufficiently fit for overland travel. Teens aged 16 to 18 years are on request and must travel with an adult.
Day 3
Today is devoted to game viewing in the famous Kruger National Park, travelling in an open-top 4x4 game viewing vehicle.
 
We set off early to take advantage of the best game viewing conditions of the day, as we explore this renowned wildife sanctuary that offers magnificent game viewing opportunities and the highest concentration of lion in the whole of Africa.
 
We hope to see several of the Big Five today - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino - as well as many other species. With nearly 150 different mammals and over 100 species of reptiles in the park, you can hope to see cheetah, giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodiles, sable antelope, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons, wild dogs and much more. With over 500 different bird species including eagles, kingfishers, vultures and storks, outstanding bird watching is also guaranteed.
 
There is an optional sunset game drive tonight (Own account)
Day 4
This morning there is the option of an early Bush Walk (pay locally).
 
Afterwards we set out to explore the beautiful Panorama Route. This is one of South Africa’s most scenic drives and includes Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Gods Window, the three Rondavels and the green Blyde River Canyon - the third largest in the world.
 
After enjoying this beautiful drive, we return to camp in the late afternoon.
 
 
Day 5
We re-enter the Kruger National Park this morning for more game viewing from our overland truck, travelling southwards through the park.
 
We exit the park in the afternoon and travel for 5-hours, crossiing the border into the mountainous kingdom of Swaziland, a landlocked country bordered by South Africa and Mozambique. Here we visit a local market and enjoy the colourful Swazi culture and spectacular scenery, before continuing to our wildlife reserve.
 
Day 6
Enjoy a morning hiking amongst the game which roams the plains
(optional game drive, visit to the Chiefs traditional village or mountain biking - payable locally
 
We leave Swaziland and re-enter South Africa, travelling 5-hours to the small town of St Lucia, which forms part of the iSimangaliso Wetlands.
 
This area has been declared a World Heritage site because of its unique biodiversity and importance to marine conservation. With over 500 different bird species, it also offers outstanding bird watching.
 
In the afternoon enjoy a Zulu cultural experience, including energetic Zulu dancing and sampling the local beer. You will also be taught how to greet and count in the Zulu language, and learn about family traditions.
Day 7
This morning we drive to the famous Hluhluwe National Park that saved the rhino from extinction, for a game drive.
 
One of South Africa’s most beautiful game parks, Hluhluwe is home to all the Big 5 - Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino - as well as the subcontinent’s largest population of endangered rhino. Hope to see giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodiles, sable antelope, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons, cheetah and many other  interesting animals.
 
In the afternoon we return to St Lucia and enjoy a sunset cruise on the estuary, where you may see hippos, crocodiles and other wildlife.
Day 8
Today we leave St Lucia and drive 4-hours to the bustling city of Durban, South Africa’s largest port and a well-known surfing destination where you will be dropped at your hotel and your tour ends.
 
 
 
Day 9
Today is free for independent sightseeing in the holiday city of Durban and relaxing on its warm golden Indian Ocean beaches.
 
Many optional activities are available such as a marine cruise to search for dolphins, turtles, sharks, whales (in season) and other fascinating sea life. Championship golf, horse riding, quad biking and deep sea game fishing is also available.
Day 10
Transfer to Durban Airport for your flight home.
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