7 Days
Duration
Max 20
Group Size
South Africa, Swaziland
Location
Accommodated
Accommodated Tours

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Over 7 days of pure enjoyment as you travel from Johannesburg to the most loved Kruger National Park and then Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in Swaziland.

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If you’re looking for a close encounter with wildlife, this is the perfect tour. With very little distance between you and the untamed, you’re likely to see ample impala, zebra, elephant, giraffe, blue wildebeest, rhino and half-submerged hippos. Look out for cheetah, buffalo and more as you embark on the most thrilling eight days of your life. Get excited about the big five in Kruger National Park and wind down at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, revel in Southern Africa’s natural beauty as you take a circle route from Johannesburg to Johannesburg in a smaller Premium Sprinter / Premium Overland Safari Vehicle and stay in some of the best locations South Africa offers. Your experienced adventure crew will make sure you have a safe and enriching trip through this fascinating region.

Tour Price:  US$1343.00
Solo Room Supplement:  US$94.00

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This tour also combines with:

13 Days Best of South Africa

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 Group Size:  Max 12
 Days: 7
 Start:  Johannesburg
 End:  Johannesburg
 Distance:  1185km
 Transport:  Mercedes Sprinter
 Meals:  6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 1 Dinners
 Accommodation:  Bungalow/Lodge (6 nts)
 Entrance Fees:  Kruger National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
 Activities:  Kruger National Park – Full day 4×4 game drive, Early morning game drive with Mercedes Sprinter
Crew: 1 Tour Leader, 1 Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included

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Day1

Johannesburg

Welcome to Johannesburg, also known as Egoli, or The City of Gold, referring to the gold mining history of this fast-paced city. Book a day or two pre-tour to give you enough time to explore to the fullest. A visit to Gold Reef City, the amusement park and museum built on an old mine shaft will give you the opportunity for a ride on the Shaft of Terror, a vertical-drop roller coaster that is known as the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Africa due to its sheer 47-metre drop. For the historically inclined there is the ever-popular Soweto tour or just jump on a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus to discover Johannesburg at your own pace. Tonight, you will have the opportunity to have dinner in one of the many excellent restaurants the city has to offer.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Welcome Meeting at 18:00
Activities Optional: Explore City, Craft Market
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day2

Johannesburg to Nkambeni Lodge

Today you leave behind the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg and depart on the first leg of your journey. We head north to Mpumalanga our lodge is situated just outside the borders of the Kruger National Park and features a restaurant, outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Sit back and indulge in the beauty of nature that surrounds you
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Rooms
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day3

Nkambeni Lodge to Kruger National Park

Today you travel to the famous Kruger National Park, now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park which forms with parks in Mozambique and Zimbabwe a natural sanctuary for a huge variety of animals. Here they live a natural life where they must fend for food and territory the same way they did for thousands of years. Here they can start following ancient migratory routes again because fences are coming down between these parks. As it is a short drive we arrive early morning and then have the pure pleasure of a full day’s game drive in 4×4 vehicles. Get ready to spot hippo, giraffe, elephant, zebra, lion, and many other species in one of Africa’s greatest wildlife areas. You will experience first-hand why Kruger National Park is known as the flagship of South African national parks. In the evening, back at camp you can sit around a campfire with your sundowner and enjoy the African night sounds drifting into the camp area or you have the option to book an open vehicle night game drive if available.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Game Drive with 4×4 vehicles
Activities Optional: Night Game Drive
Entrance Fees Included: Kruger National Park

Day4

Kruger National Park to Swaziland (Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary)

Another day and another country, this time entering Swaziland, a tiny country, landlocked within South Africa.  After a final game drive in Kruger, we continue to Swaziland for two nights at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. The journey is just as rewarding as the destination, driving along rolling green hills, vast sugarcane plantations and countless mango trees. En route we will stop at some of the local markets where you can buy colourful batik or beaded jewellery, amongst others.  Arriving at Mlilwane you will soon feel comfortable and at home in your “beehive village” – traditional grass huts on the outside but all western comfort on the inside. Sometimes animals such as zebra, impala and warthog casually wander into the premises, giving you the opportunity for that unique picture!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Game Drive AM with Mercedes Sprinter
Activities Optional: Mountain Bike Rentals, Self-Guided Hikes, Horse Riding
Entrance Fees Included: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Day5

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Known as Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area that covers 4,560 hectares, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary gives you the opportunity to experience some of Africa’s wildlife while on either the back of a horse, bicycle or on foot. Since there are no big predators, you will be safe to walk around and just enjoy the beautiful landscapes and pure, fresh air. Besides all the optional wildlife activities, you can also enjoy a hands-on cultural experience by visiting one of the local tribes. Learn more about the secrets of this small kingdom, such as the traditional but controversial annual reed dance where the king has the opportunity to choose a new wife.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Mountain Bike Rentals, Self-Guided Hikes, Horse Riding
Entrance Fees Included: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Day6

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary to Johannesburg

We return to Johannesburg for our last night of the tour. Tonight, you will have the opportunity to have dinner in one of the many excellent restaurants the city offers.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Day7

Johannesburg

Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another incredible tour.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

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We have designed this itinerary to ensure that you get the best possible experience from this tour and region. Please note that if the itinerary on your trip differs slightly from the online itinerary or brochure, be assured that any change has been made after careful consideration and with the goal to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Changes considered necessary will usually be due to change in service levels, road conditions, recommendations from past clients etc. The goal of any change will be to give an improved experience. You will be informed in writing of any major changes before your trip starts to keep you informed at all times and discuss any concerns you might have.

Some changes might also be totally out of our control, like changes in visa fees and procedures, available activities etc. and might differ to what we have advised on our website. If changes take place while you are on the road, our adventure crew will be informed immediately and this information will be conveyed to you. The adventure crew will give you all possible assistance to manage these changes.

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