Kruger & Swazi Overland
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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 regions famed wildlife and life-changing contact with the people who make this land their home. Here, youll marvel at hippos in their natural habitat, dine on local favourites and amazing camp meals, and meet the beneficiaries of G Adventures' efforts in the region. And with a reliable and knowledgeable CEO on hand at all times, your comfort zone will expand by miles.

Duration: 9 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 127100
Starts: Johannesburg, South Africa Finishes: Durban, South Africa
You will visit
  • Johannesburg
  • Durban



Day 1: Johannesburg

Arrive in Johannesburg at any time and make your way to the joining point hotel.

Additional Notes:
Please make sure you have all of the necessary visas for this tour by the time of the welcome meeting. It is very important to read the visa section in our trip details to make sure which visas you will need, if any. Please note that not all nationalities are able to obtain a visa on arrival at the border.

Our starting hotel is located outside of the city of Johannesburg, but take some time to enjoy an excursion to Soweto or to the famous Apartheid Museum.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


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

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

Included Activities:
Shangaan Dinner and Dance

Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))


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

Visit Shalati village and the G Adventures-supported G Hope Africa preschool just outside Kruger National Park. Enjoy a game drive in Kruger and watch wildlife from the comfort of the touring vehicle.

Included Activities:
Hope Africa Children's Day School
Kruger Game Drive


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

Cross the border from South Africa to Swaziland. Explore Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, which is situated in the Swaziland's “Valley of Heaven”, the Ezulwini Valley. Take advantage of free time to go horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, or game viewing.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (South Africa - Swaziland)
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Visit

Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s), 200km)


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

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

Included Activities:
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Visit


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

Depart for the beautiful Zululand area, re-entering South Africa in one of its most diverse regions. Stay in the St Lucia area near the coast. Here, take an optional boat trip on the estuary or go for a horse ride on the beach. The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park stands as a beacon to the efforts for conservation in South Africa.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Swaziland - South Africa)

Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 277km)


Day 7: Saint 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 8: Saint Lucia/Durban (1B, 1L, 1D)

Spend most of the day travelling the coast to Durban. Explore the beach and dive into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean just out the front door of our guest house.

Additional Notes:
This tour is part of a longer tour that combines multiple tours. Some travellers may continue travelling together after this final evening.

Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 275km)


Day 9: Durban (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • Kruger NP entrance and game drive
    • Traditional Shangaan dinner and dancing
    • Visit the G Adventures-supported G Hope Africa preschool
    • Traditional Durban dinner
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Simple hotel (1 nt), participation camping (6 nts), hostel (1 nt, multi-share)
    Meals Included
    • 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
    • 15-seat touring vehicle
    Group Leader
    • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • 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.