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6 Day Wild Kingdoms Safari - Safari [SJD6]
Kruger National Park
WILD KINGDOMS SAFARI
Marvel at Africa’s Magnificence and Majesty
Bushveld and canyons, big game and traditional Africa, mountains and beaches – explore the diverse and scenic eastern region of South Africa on a tour that takes you to the Kruger National Park, then through Swaziland and Zululand to the thriving coastal city of Durban.
- Gorgeous mountain scenery and breath-taking vantage points along Mpumalanga’s Eastern Escarpment - Big 5 game-viewing in the pristine wilderness of South Africa’s premier game reserve, the Kruger National Park - Fascinating cultures of Southern Africa’s pastoral Swazi and Zulu kingdoms
Day One - Depart Johannesburg Depart Johannesburg and travel to Mpumalanga Province, known as “Paradise Country”.
Day One We’ll drive along the spectacular “Panorama Route”, offering views of amazing scenery including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon and historic God’s Window, a breathtaking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park. Continue to an area near Hazyview for your overnight stay.
Day Two Enjoy an early morning game drive in the Kruger National Park with a packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the ‘Big Five’ (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other game. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel. Late afternoon open vehicle game drives are available (optional & for own account). [B]
Day Three Enjoy an early morning game drive in the Kruger National Park with a packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the ‘Big Five’ (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other game. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel or you can join us on our Community visit to the Siza Bantwana Children Care Centre for a tour and a brief look into the lives of the children that attend the centre. This visit offers you the opportunity to understand more about the rural communities and their lifestyles and to interact with them in a secure and optimistic environment. Return to your hotel where open -vehicle game drives are available (optional and for own account). [B]
Day Four This morning we travel to Swaziland, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture. Visit the Ngwenya glass factory, where visitors can watch talented glass blowers create a range of enchanting African animals, birds and fish, as well as tableware, made from 100% recycled glass that is collected by the children of Swaziland. In the afternoon the opportunity exists for a complimentary (optional) excursion to a Swazi candle factory, where visitors can watch Swazi wax artists make beautiful candles. Overnight in Swaziland. [B]
Day Five After breakfast you will continue south through Swaziland, before re-entering South Africa. Travel to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhino. Enjoy an afternoon game drive before continuing to your hotel in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region. Overnight Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region. [B]
Day Six After breakfast, travel to a traditional Zulu village to experience the local culture, dancing and a delicious ethnic lunch. The journey continues to Durban, passing traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields.Durban is South Africa’s chief seaport and a popular resort. Arrive in Durban late afternoon where the tour ends. [BL]
Day 1, Day 2 & Day 3 - SABI RIVER SUN LIFESTYLE RESORT (SUPERIOR) Situated on the banks of the Sabie River, just outside the world-famous Kruger National Park, the Sabie River Sun Lifestyle Resort offers home away from home convenience and comfort in a spectacular sub-tropical setting. The resort boasts 5 swimming pools, various sporting facilities and a pampering spa. The comfortable rooms with tranquil garden views are all en suite and include all modern amenities. Enjoy meals and refreshments at the Sesonke Restaurant and the Pool Terrace.
Day 4 - ROYAL SWAZI SUN In a lush valley in the Kingdom of Swaziland lies the sensational 4-star Royal Swazi Sun. This regal hotel may be set in a classic colonial style but it offers the best of modern amenities and service. Characterised by sweeping verandas, huge oak trees and gracious wide-open spaces, the Swazi Sun is offers a special experience. Spacious luxury en suite rooms offer sweeping panoramic views of the valley. Revitalise your mind and body at the Royal Swazi Sun’s renowned Spa. After the sun goes down enjoy a meal or a drink at a variety of first class restaurants and bars or try your luck in the casino.
Day Five - PROTEA HOTEL UMFOLOZI RIVER SUPERIOR Situated close to the world-renowned Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, this hotel is set in a lush, tranquil garden with a sparkling swimming pool. The tastefully decorated rooms are en suite and offer all modern amenities. Relax at the Inkosi Bar or on the Sundowner deck. Enjoying dining at the Rivers Restaurant or the under the stars in the Folozi Lapa.
Inclusions & Exclusions
- 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 nights accommodation, porterage, transportation, and sightseeing as specified.
- Any additional personal expenses and purchases - Any activities and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Selected Mondays
- Subject to minimum 2 guests. - Guests will travel on same vehicle, but will be dropped off at different accommodation. - All departures in English. - German/English on selected departures. German only departures on selected dates. Private Game Lodge Option
Opportunity to incorporate a 1 night stay at a luxury lodge in the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve on this tour. Sabi Sabi Supplement (excl. 20/12/2013 - 06/01/2014) - Per person sharing: R5 360.00, Single Supplement: R2 500.00