SOUTH AFRICAN WILDLIFE EXPLORER – 5 DAY SOUTH AFRICA TOURS FROM JOHANNESBURG

(Starts from Johannesburg, ends in Durban)(CODE: SCJD)

Lisbon Falls South Africa tours from JohannesburgDAY 1. Gauteng – Panoramic Route (wildlife safari)

This wildlife safari takes us via Middelburg and Dullstroom to the Three Rondavels view site at the Blyde River Canyon. We visit 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, hence the existence of the town deep in the mountains. Overnight Ligna Lodge.

DAY 2. Panoramic Route – Kruger National Park

Female lion with two cubs sitting between the bushes tours from JohannesburgAfter 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. Elephant standing in the bushes tours from JohannesburgWe 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  Forester’s Arms.

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.  Rhino walking on the grass between the bushes  tours from JohannesburgOn 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. Continue along the Ezulwini Valley towards Manzini, the country’s industrial centre, and swing south on a scenic route where crossing every hill opens up a new vista. We exit Swaziland 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. Overnight Zulu Nyala Game Lodge.  

DAY 5. Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park – St Lucia (iSimangaliso) – Durban

St Lucia lake daytime view tours from JohannesburgAfter 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. We travel to the village of St Lucia. 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 other mystic inhabitants of the “deep”. After this unforgettable experience we travel to Durban, South Africa’s holiday Mecca, where our tour ends.

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From R14560.00 p/p sharing

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Code SCJD
Bring Binoculars, Camera, Bird book, Insect repellent, Sun screen
Departure Point Johannesburg
Duration 5 Days (Mondays and Thursdays at 07h00)
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.
Location Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, Swaziland, Zululand, Durban
Price From From ZAR 14 560.00 per person sharing. Discounts for groups of 4 and more people, and during certain off-peak periods are available. In AVAILABILITY AND PRICE enter the number of people travelling and the month of travel to get the per person rate and a deposit amount when available.
Return Point Durban
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.