11 Day South Africa Private Tour

This is a fantastic trip to explore the lush East coast of South Africa. It includes an excursion the Kingdom of Swaziland, a small country within South Africa that borders Mozambique, the renowned Kruger National Park where you’ll see the big 5, the battle grounds of Zululand and many, many more unique experiences. 

Day 1 ~ Mpumalanga

Airport pick-up and onward journey through Mpumalanga where we stop en-route to explore Bourkes Potholes, Gods Window& Lisbon Falls.

ACCOMMODATION: Graskop Hotel

MEALS: Breakfast

Day 2 ~ Hoedspruit

The Tshukudu Bush Camp is a private wildlife reserve, where exclusivity is assured. It covers 5000 ha of unspoiled bushveld close to Hoedspruit in the Limpopo Province. A labour of love for the Sussens family, it has developed into a true haven for wildlife and a unique tourist destination over the past 30 years. Renowned for the re-introduction of orphaned animals to the wild, it offers guests the rare opportunity of interacting with animals on a special morning walk.

You will enjoy an afternoon game drive in open four-wheel-drive vehicles, where you can spot a large variety of game including the Big 5 in the wild and over 270 species of bird-life.

All rooms are air-conditioned and there is a swimming pool.

ACCOMMODATION: Tshukudu Bush Camp

MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3 & 4 ~ Kruger National Park

Early morning game walk before continuing onto Kruger National park.

The camps in the park all have excellent facilities. The tourist shop caters for all your basic needs, including camera accessories, snacks and gifts etc. There are lovely swimming pools to relax at during the heat of the day, when the majority of the animal life is resting in shady areas out of sight.

The next 2 days are spent inside the borders of the National Park, with experienced guides who are happy to share their wealth of knowledge on the wildlife of Africa.

The evenings are spent in a truly unforgettable fashion around a campfire, listening to the night sounds of wild Africa, as your hosts prepare traditional South African meals on the open fire.

We will do at least 2 extended game drives a day, looking out for the Big 5( Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo), as well as a multitude of other animals.

Originally proclaimed as a National Park in 1898, the park today measures some 380km in length, and is approx. 60km wide. A varied geological substructure supports an intricately interwoven rich variety of vegetation, animal and bird life.

ACCOMMODATION: Chalets inside the National Park TBC – Satara & Berg en Dal
MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5 ~ Swaziland

The journey through Swaziland is a highlight on its own, offering scenic vistas.

We will stay in Mlilwane wildlife sanctuary, home to many tame animals. They have no predators here like lions, so the animals roam free and undisturbed.

In the evening we will have some traditional Swazi dancing (available most nights) 

ACCOMMODATION: Mlilwane traditional Swazi Beehive huts.

MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6 ~ Swaziland

This morning you are free to partake in the numerous option activities and walks that the park offers. In the late afternoon, there is an opportunity to visit the famous Swaziland glass and candle factories as well as their local market.

ACCOMMODATION: Mlilwane traditional Swazi Beehive huts.

MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7 & 8 ~ St Lucia

St Lucia Greater Wetland area is a world heritage site, and is fabulous for bird and game viewing.

Here you have a great chance to see hippos, rhino and much more. Game drives optional.

There are stunning vast beaches here with warm waters ideal for swimming.

ACCOMMODATION: St Lucia Guest House

MEALS: Breakfast

Day 9 ~ Zululand/Eshowe

A short drive through the mountains takes us into the heart of Zululand. We will stop at a famous battle site on the way. The late afternoon and evening are spent at Shakaland where you will be entertained by dancers and learn about various African cultures.

ACCOMMODATION: Bed and breakfast in Eshowe area – Thornleys Guest House

MEALS: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 10 ~ Durban

Today we head South towards the coast and the warm waters of Durban’s beaches. We will spend the day exploring the sights and sounds of Durban.

ACCOMMODATION: Mackaya Bella

MEALS: Breakfast

Day 11 ~ Durban

Transfer to airport.

Tour ends

Return road transfer to Johannesburg available with your guide at R500 pp.

This is a good 6-7 hour drive.

MEALS: Breakfast

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11 Day South Africa Private Tour

* Based on 2 people sharing

ZAR 42,685 pp* 11 DAYS

INCLUDES:
Private safari, All accommodations, Meals as specified (B-Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner), Activities as specified. All transfers.
EXCLUDES:
Flights, Visas, Optional activities, Items of a personal nature, Gratuities, Personal travel insurance.

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