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7 Days - Wildlife & Warriors

Route:

Johannesburg - God's Window - Kruger National Park - Swaziland - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park - Durban - Durban International Airport

Wildlife & Warriors

Trip details:

  • Tour Code – IL-WWJ6
  • Departure: Mondays at 07h30 
  • Transport in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • English speaking THETA registered tour guide
  • 4 Star grated accommodation

Highlights:

  • Panorama Route
  • Kruger Safari
  • Swaziland & Zululand Multi-Cultural experiences
  • Hluhluwe-Umfolozi safari
  • iSimangaliso Wetlands Park
  • Durban’s beaches and Indian market



 

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Monday (D): Depart Johannesburg and travel to Mpumalanga via the magnificent Panorama route. From many well-positioned vantage points one has a view of the 33km long Blyde River Canyon gorge, which starts at “Bourke’s Luck Potholes” and ends at the “Three Rondavels”. Time and weather permitting, stop at God’s Window. Late afternoon arrival at your Hotel. Check in and freshen up before dinner. Overnight Perry's Bridge Hollow (Standard Room) or similar.

Day2 – Tuesday (BD): Early this morning you will depart on an open vehicle safari through the Kruger National Park. At nearly 2 million hectares, the reserve is the flagship of South African National Parks and is home to an impressive number of fauna and flora. Return to your Hotel in the afternoon and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Optional evening safari (additional charge). Overnight Perry's Bridge Hollow (Standard Room) or similar.

Day 3 – Wednesday (BL): After breakfast travel to the Royal kingdom of Swaziland. Enjoy a showcase of the traditional Swazi culture followed by lunch at the Matsamo Cultural Village. Continue to the Ngwenya Glass Works to see master craftsmen create beautiful sculptures and artwork from molten glass. After spending sometime at the Mbabane Crafts Market, arrive at your hotel located in the beautiful Ezulwini Valley. Overnight Royal Swazi Sun (standard room) or similar.

Day 4 – Thursday(BD): Enjoy a morning visit to the Swazi Candle Factory before travelling via Big Bend into KwaZulu Natal. Arrive at your hotel in the afternoon. Embark on an afternoon scenic drive for views over Lake Jozini. As the setting sun transforms the sky into a tapestry of colours, stop for sundowners. The drive will be combined with a visit to a local and authentic Zulu homestead for a glimpse into Zulu’s life in todays world. Return to the hotel for dinner. Overnight Ghost Mountain Inn (standard room) or similar.

Day 5 – Friday(BD): Today you will transfer to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve for an afternoon of game viewing. The Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve covers a combined area of 90 000ha and it was here that the white rhino was saved from extinction. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. End the day with dinner at the hotel. 
Day 6 – Saturday (B): Continue your journey along the Elephant Coast of Kwazulu Natal to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park – a World Heritage Site. At St Lucia, embark on an estuarine boat trip. See crockodiles, hippo and numerous bird species, including the illusive African Kingfisher Eagle, in their natural habitat. Continue to Durban for arrival during the afternoon at your Hotel. Overnight Protea Hotel Edward (standard room) or similar.

Day 7 – Sunday (B): This morning you will embark on a brief Durban City Tour where you will spend the morning discovering the cultural and historical contrasts of the city. The tour ends with drop-off Check in at King Shaka International Airport or your Durban based hotel.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Includes:

  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners
  • 1 Lunch

Excludes:

  • Any additional personal expenses and purchases
  • Any activities and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any flights

 

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