Wild Kingdoms Safari – 6 Nights/7 Days

6 Breakfasts (BB – Buffet Breakfast, PB – Packed Breakfast)
1 Lunch (BL – Buffet Lunch)
1 Dinner (D – 3 Course Dinners, BD – Buffet Dinner)
Hotel porterage included.
Kruger National Park Conservation Levy (Please note that conservation levies are subject to increase without prior notice and is at the discretion of the game park.)

Please Note
Visa conditions apply for Swaziland and passports are required.

Day 1: (Sun) Johannesburg
Touch down at OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) where you will be met 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 & unescorted. Why not enjoy a sightseeing tour or simply relax at your hotel. At 19h00 we all meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet your fellow travellers.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Wanderers or similar.
Distance travelled today: 35 kms

Day 2: (Mon) Pretoria & Mpumalanga (BB)
Depart 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 into Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar
Distance travelled today: 425 kms

Day 3: (Tue) Panorama Route (BB)
After an early morning breakfast, we will 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 and for own account).
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar
Distance travelled today: 320 kms

Day 4: (Wed) A Full Day ‘Big Five’ Game Viewing in Kruger (B)
The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle safari (with English speaking Safari Guide) 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 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 and for own account).
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar
Distance travelled today: 120 kms

Day 5: (Thu) The Kingdom of Swaziland (BB, L, D)
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. 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.
Accommodation: Royal Swazi Spa Hotel or similar
Distance travelled today: 310 kms

Day 6: (Fri) The Kingdom of the Zulu’s (BB)
After breakfast we 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 and for own account with an English speaking safari guide) 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.
Accommodation: Anew Hotel Hluhluwe and Safaris (standard room) or similar
Distance travelled today: 360 kms

Day 7: (Sat) Durban (BB)
This morning we will join a cruise on Lake St Lucia (depending on favourable weather conditions) before departing for Durban. Our journey takes us past traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. We arrive early afternoon where the tour ends on arrival.
Distance travelled today: 275 kms

For more information contact : res@rufaro.co.za