• African Blue Tours
  • Contact David Smith
    Telephone +27 (0)21 438-1900
    Mobile +27 (0)82 321-6175
  • Address
    P.O. Box 32392, Camps Bay, 8040
    Cape Town, South Africa

7 day Kruger and the Kingdoms (Jhb - Dbn)

At a Glance

  • Tour duration: 3 days / 2 nights
  • Group size: 2 to 25 people per tour
  • Tour departs from: Johannesburg
  • Price: From R19 to R24 per person

Tour Highlights

  • Johannesburg
  • Pretoria
  • Big 5 game viewing in Kruger National Park
  • Panorama Route
  • The Kingdom of Swaziland
  • The Kingdoms of the Zulus
  • Durban

Suitable for those interested in Big 5, Nature, Wildlife

Itinerary

  1. DAY 1: Johannesburg

    Touch down at OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the magnificent suburban shopping malls or take an optional afternoon Soweto Tour (own account). At 19h00 we all meet up at the reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet your fellow travellers.

    OVERNIGHT: Accommodation: Protea Hotel Wanderers or similar – bed & breakfast basis

  2. DAY 2: Johannesburg to Kruger National Park

    Depart by 08h00 leaving Johannesburg’s distinctive skyline behind and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour before continuing to Mpumalanga. Dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld, we travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg. After traversing the famous Long Tom Pass, we travel via Sabie and arrive late afternoon into Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.

    OVERNIGHT: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar – bed and breakfast basis

  3. DAY 3: Kruger National Park

    After a sumptuous early morning breakfast, we journey up the awe inspiring Panorama Route with its forested mountains and fertile plains. Enjoy views of Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window before arriving back in Hazyview in the early afternoon. The free time allows for a lazy afternoon relaxing around the pool or an exciting afternoon game activity in the Kruger National park (own account).

    Memorable Moment: God’s Window is one of the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve’s most spectacular viewpoints. At God’s Window, majestic cliffs plunge down 700m and, on a clear day, you’ll be able to see over the famous Kruger National Park towards the Lebombo Mountains on South Africa’s border Mozambique.

    OVERNIGHT: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar – bed and breakfast basis

  4. DAY 4: Kruger National Park

    Set off before breakfast for a morning in search of lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, and all manner of wondrous wildlife, birds and plant species. Savour the magic of this enormous wilderness. We return to Hazyview around lunch time and you have the afternoon at leisure. For the animal enthusiast, an additional afternoon game drive in the park or an unforgettable elephant interaction is available as an optional extra (own account).

    OVERNIGHT: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar – bed & packed breakfast

  5. DAY 5: Kruger National Park to Kingdom of Swaziland

    Enjoy an enchanting drive to the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland, a former British Protection Territory, now ruled by King MsWati III. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. We continue through the capital city, Mbabane, and on the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for a true African shopping experience at the vibrant Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings.

    OVERNIGHT: Royal Swazi Spa Hotel or similar – bed and breakfast, buffet lunch & buffet diner

  6. DAY 6: Kingdom of Swaziland to Kingdom of Zulu

    After a leisurely breakfast we travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. We arrive mid-afternoon at our hotel in the Hluhluwe area.

    OVERNIGHT: Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris or similar – bed and breakfast basis

  7. DAY 7: Hluhluwe to Durban

    This morning enjoy a cruise on Lake St Lucia before departing for Durban. Hug the lush KwaZulu-Natal coastline en route to Durban, watching the sugar cane fields do their own version of the Mexican wave at the urging of the wind. End the tour before lunch, either at the airport or at a central Durban hotel.

    TOUR ENDS

Note

Departure: Sundays
Included: Meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, Conservation Levy and Park Fees
Excluded: Travel insurance; Flights; Porterage; Gratuities; Visa fees

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