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Kruger and Swazi Overland: Mountains & Village Culture
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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 hippos in their natural habitat and dine on local favourites and amazing camp meals. And with a reliable and knowledgeable Chief Experience Officer (CEO) on hand at all times, your comfort zone will expand by miles.

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Supplier Tour ID: DAKZ/127100
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Finishes: Durban, South Africa
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Johannesburg
  • Hazyview
  • Kruger National Park
  • Lobamba
  • Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Saint Lucia
  • Durban



Day 1: Johannesburg

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


Day 2: Johannesburg/Greater Kruger Area

Drive through scenic mountains, and experience a traditional dinner and local dancing in the evening.


Day 3: Kruger National Park

Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in Kruger and watch wildlife from the comfort of the touring vehicle.


Day 4: Greater Kruger Area/Swaziland

Cross the border from South Africa to Swaziland. Visit the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.


Day 5: Swaziland

Get out and explore Swaziland. Opt to go hiking, or mountain biking.
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 wildlife viewing.


Day 6: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary/Saint Lucia

Depart for the beautiful Zululand area, re-entering South Africa in one of its most diverse regions. Opt to take a boat cruise on the St Lucia estuary.
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.


Day 7: Saint Lucia

Get out and explore. Opt to visit the Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park, 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

Head down the coast for a final night out in Durban. Enjoy a traditional Durban meal of "bunny chow" (hollowed out loaf of bread filled with curry).
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.


Day 9: Durban

Depart at any time.

    • Your Foodie Moment: Traditional Durban Bunny Chow, Durban
    • Kruger NP entrance and wildlife safari drive in our vehicle
    • Traditional dinner and local dancing
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Simple hotel (1 nt), participation camping (6 nts), hostel (1 nt, multi-share)
    • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
    • Private vehicle
    Group Leader
    • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout as head guide/cook, driver, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Enjoy the scenery of the Panorama Route
  • Visit the Ezulwini Valley in Swaziland
  • Spot crocs in the St Lucia Estuary
  • Track the "big five" in Kruger National Park
  • Drink in the culture of tiny villages.