Wild Kingdoms Safari
Explore the diverse and scenic eastern region of South Africa on this 7-day tour. Big game, traditional African experience and bushveld, mountains & beaches – all combine to create a unique and special itinerary. Why not combine this with one of our Garden Route Tours & create the ultimate tour, or perhaps extend your stay in Durban and enjoy some time relaxing on the shores of the Indian Ocean.
- Travel into the small country of Eswatini
- Visit iSimangaliso Wetland Park, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Wild Kingdoms Safari
Day 1 : Johannesburg
On arrival in Johannesburg you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. At 7pm meet your guide and fellow travellers for a tour briefing.
Day 3 : Mpumalanga
Depart Johannesburg and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour. Continue to Mpumalanga Province, known as “the place where the sun rises” passing the coal mining region of Witbank, down the Long Tom Pass through Sabie with its commercial forestry to Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.
Day 3 : Mpumalanga & Kruger Region
After an early morning breakfast drive along the spectacular Panorama Route, offering views of amazing scenery including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon and historic God’s Window, a breath-taking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park.After an early morning breakfast drive the spectacular Panorama Route, offering views of amazing scenery. Marvel at the spectacular 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon (the third largest canyon in the world and the largest green canyon), visit the natural wonder known as Bourke’s Luck Potholes at the confluence of the Blyde & Treur Rivers. Stop at the famous viewpoint, God’s Window, for a breath-taking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park and neighbouring Mozambique.
Day 4 : Mpumalanga
Enjoy an early morning open vehicle safari through the Kruger National Park, one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. This reserve forms part of the Transfrontier Park - a collaborative venture between South Africa and her neighbours to protect wildlife in the region. Search for the ‘Big Five’ - rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant - as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other general game. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel to relax and enjoy the surrounds. Late afternoon open vehicle game drives are available (optional, costs apply).
Day 5 : Eswatini* (Swaziland)
This morning travel to Eswatini, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Eswatini and their traditions, enjoy some traditional dancing before travelling via the capital city, Mbabane, to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for overnight in Eswatini.
Day 6 : Zululand
After breakfast continue south to re-enter South Africa. Travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (optional, costs apply) in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora. Hluhluwe is the oldest proclaimed reserve in Africa and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhino. The park contains the largest population of White Rhino in the world and was responsible for bringing this prehistoric animal back from the brink of extinction.
Day 7 : Durban
This morning you will join a 2-hour cruise on Lake St Lucia (weather permitting). Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, offers a unique opportunity to view hippo and crocodile and a diverse birdlife before departing for Durban. Your journey takes you through Zululand, past traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. Arrive in Durban in the early afternoon where the tour ends on arrival.