Wild Kingdoms    (7 Days)


Eles.Ndutu.Feb07.428.jimDeparting select Sundays

Operates from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019

 

$1,470 - $1,595

Marvel at Africa’s magnificence and majesty as you visit bushveld and canyons, big game and traditional Africa, mountains and beaches.  This tour explores 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 breathtaking 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
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Day 1: JOHANNESBURG

Johannesburg - Wikipedia by Kemptonreporter - Hillbrow_TowerOn arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, you’ll be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel. Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa. It is also the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills. The remainder of the day is at leisure and unescorted. Why not enjoy a sightseeing tour or simply relax at your hotel? At 7 pm we will meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet fellow travelers.

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Day 2: JOHANNESBURG / MPUMALANGA

Long Tom Pass - South Africa - Wikipedia by NJR ZA - 800px-R37-Long_Tom_Pass-001Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to the Mpumalanga Province, known as “Paradise Country”. Dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld, we travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg. After traversing the famous Long Tom Pass, we travel via Sabie and arrive late afternoon in Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.

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Day 3: MPUMALANGA

Blyde River Canyon - Wikipedia by Stefan Schafer, Lich - Blyde_River_Canyon_Panorama_2013After an early morning breakfast, we’ll drive along the spectacular “Panorama Route”, offering views of amazing scenery including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes and historic God’s Window, a breathtaking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park. We arrive back in Hazyview in the early afternoon, where the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or join an afternoon game experience (optional & for own account).

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Day 4: MPUMALANGA

2lions.restingonkill.563.maraThe day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open-vehicle safari (with English speaking game ranger) through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the Big 5 (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).

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Day 5: MPUMALANGA / SWAZILAND

Swaziland - Wikipedia by Caitlin from Hertfordshire UK - Swaziland_-_Traditional_homesThis morning we travel to Swaziland, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colorful indigenous culture. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. We travel via the capital city, Mbabane, and on to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for a true African shopping experience at the Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings. Overnight in Swaziland.

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Day 6: SWAZILAND / ZULULAND

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After breakfast you will continue south through Swaziland, before re-entering South Africa. Travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (optional & for own account with an English speaking game ranger) in 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. Overnight in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region.

 

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Day 7: ZULULAND / DURBAN

aerial.durbanThis morning we will join a cruise on Lake St Lucia (depending on favorable weather conditions) before departing for Durban. Our journey takes us past traditional Zulu kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. We arrive in Durban in the early afternoon where the tour ends on arrival.

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