Kruger & Swazi Overland

9 days,Johannesburg to Durban

Enjoy the scenery of the Panoramic Route, spot crocs in the St Lucia Estuary, track the Big Five in Kruger National Park, drink in the culture of tiny villages.

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In Africa, the cultural exchange rate is always favourable. This eye-opening journey into South Africa and Swaziland promises ample face time with the region’s famed wildlife and life-changing contact with the people who make this land their home. Here, you’ll marvel at hippopotami in their natural habitat, dine on local favourites and amazing camp meals, and meet the beneficiaries of Planeterra’s efforts in the region. And with a reliable and knowledgeable CEO on hand at all times, your comfort zone will expand by miles.

What's Included

  • Kruger National Park entrance and game drive Traditional Shangaan dinner and dancing
  • Visit to Planeterra-supported Children’s Day School
  • Traditional Durban dinner and miner's gumboot dance
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners. (Allow USD45-55 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • 19-seat touring vehicle, maximum 14 passengers.
  • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 14, avg 12.
  • Simple hotels (3 nts), participation camping (4 nts), backpacker dorm (1 nt, multi-share).

Day 1Johannesburg

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Johannesburg/Manyeleti(1B, 1L, 1D)

Drive through scenic mountains, and experience a traditional Shangaan dinner and dance.

Day 3Manyeleti/Kruger National Park(1B, 1L, 1D)

Visit a Planeterra-supported Children’s Day School just outside Kruger National Park. Enjoy a game drive and watch wildlife from the comfort of a vehicle.

Day 4Kruger National Park/Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary(1B, 1L, 1D)

Visit the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Opt to go hiking, mountain biking, or visit a traditional Swazi village.

Day 5Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary(1B, 1L, 1D)

Get out and explore Swaziland. Opt to go hiking, mountain biking, or visit a traditional Swazi village.

Day 6Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary/Saint Lucia(1B, 1L)

Opt to take a boat cruise, go kayaking, or take a game drive in Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve.

Day 7Saint Lucia(1B, 1D)

Get out and explore. Opt to visit the Umfolozi Game Reserve, which is a safe haven for both the white and black rhino. Lions, buffalo, elephants, and leopards also call this reserve home.

Day 8Saint Lucia/Durban(1B, 1L, 1D)

Head down the coast for a final night out in Durban. Enjoy a traditional Durban meal of "bunny chow" (hollowed out bread filled with curry) and watch a traditional miners' gumboot dance.

Day 9Durban(1B)

Depart at any time.

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