Kruger is larger than some small countries in Europe and is just less than two million hectares of conservation area. We will visit the Panorama Route and view Gods Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels – all part of the World Heritage Blyde River Canyon.
As you follow the winding path, you have to stop and stare in wonder at the astonishing panoramic views below, as the sheer edges of the cliff drop down 800m into the river below. We then drive below to enjoy a scenic boat cruise through the canyon.
With its Mediterranean-style architecture, waterside setting and wide avenues lined with jacaranda and flame trees, Maputo is easily one of Africa’s most attractive capitals. A walking city tour takes you to one of the most beautiful train stations in the world. Day 2 an amazing snorkel experience to the island peninsula of Santa Maria and Inhaca.
Go on safari in one of South Africa’s premier wildlife destinations – Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve. Located in Kwazulu Natal, it is the oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa- 96000 Hectares of wilderness, rolling hills and magnificent wildlife, especially known for the largest population of white rhino in the world. After the safari, experience the Isomangoliso Wetlands from St Lucia. To top things off sunset safari boat cruise
Pick up: Monte Casino Fourways (06:30am)
Return: OR Tambo est (5pm)
Safari days and nights followed by vibrant city tour of Maputo. Included a full day out to Inhaca island and enjoy snorkeling in Santa Maria. Sunset safari cruise along the st Lucia wetlands and to end a city tour of Durban
Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Low veld and the Kruger National Park. We check into campsite and enjoy a sunset drive.
This morning after an early breakfast your guide will collect you for an exciting day on the Panorama Route where we will visit God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels. The escapement divides the temperate highlands of South Africa from the much warmer low land plains . We return to camp in the evening to enjoy a lovely local dinner.
Rising early this morning we enter the Kruger National Park to enjoy a morning of game viewing. The abundance of wildlife presents us with opportunities for excellent sightings, while the Kruger is also home to the famed members of Africa’s Big-5. The game drive offers the excitement of experiencing the park from an open-sided 4×4 vehicle. After the morning drive we head on back for breakfast. After breakfast we enjoy a scenic boat ride at the blyde river canyon.
Its breakfast and we then make our way to the vibrant city of Maputo. Check-in to our hotel followed by a walking tour of the town. Highlights include the train station, Fort and Market. Maputo’s landmark train station is one of the city’s most imposing buildings. The dome was designed by an associate of Alexandre Gustav Eiffel (of Eiffel Tower fame), although Eiffel himself never set foot in. Once done we off to Dinner at Costa do Sol A Maputo classic dating from 1938. (at own cost)
An unforgettable experience in this amazing island, with the Inhaca Island day tour. Includes all the meals, drinks, snacks, and many surprises. Leave your wallet at home, but bring your heart and soul to fill them up. This trip includes a visit and snorkeling at Santa Maria, lunch at Inhaca Village and an afternoon at Portuguese island beach.
We bid farewell to Maputo and re-enter South Africa, continuing south into the reaches of Zululand, once the realm of the mighty King Shaka who united the Zulu clans.
We set out early this morning for a game drive in the nearby Hluhulwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, one of the last strongholds of the endangered rhinoceros. While rhinoceros are the most famous of the parks inhabitants, the park also provides a home to many other species, including the Big-5 that we all hope to see. Returning to our lodging for a siesta, we freshen up for an afternoon boat cruise on St Lucia estuary.
This morning we will depart St Lucia and make our way to the city of Durban, South Africas playground. After checkin we head on a city tour and then visit the world famous stadium and get on a Segway tour of the beach promenade. To end a fine dinning dinner experience.
Your tour has come to an end. We check out and shuttle you to the airport.