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Wildlife Warrior

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7 days

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Wildlife Warrior

Discover the wildlife, culture and beautiful scenery of the rugged expanse between Johannesburg and KwaZulu Natal. Travel along the Panorama Route, go on safari and meet the Zulu and Swazi locals all the while, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. HIGHLIGHTS • Magnificent Panorama Route • Safari Experience • Swaziland & Zululand - multicultural experience • Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Safari • iSimangaliso Wetlands Park

Description

Discover the wildlife, culture and beautiful scenery of the rugged expanse between Johannesburg and KwaZulu Natal. Travel along the Panorama Route, go on safari and meet the Zulu and Swazi locals all the while, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. HIGHLIGHTS • Magnificent Panorama Route • Safari Experience • Swaziland & Zululand - multicultural experience • Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Safari • iSimangaliso Wetlands Park

Itinerary

Day 1

Road trip from Johannesburg to Hazyview

Depart Johannesburg and travel via the magnificent Panorama Route. From many well-positioned vantage points, one has a view of the 33 km long gorge, which starts at Bourke's Luck Potholes and ends at the Three Rondavels. Stop at God's window for great photo opportunities.

Late afternoon arrival at your hotel. Check in and freshen up before dinner

Old-world African charm and accentuate the leafy surrounds to plunge guests into a bygone era of elegant quality

Activities

  • Transfers

Accommodation

Perry’s Bridge Hollow - The rooms are dotted around age old Acacia, Baobab and Wild Fig trees, merging with the natural surroundings and creating an instant feeling of serenity. Bespoke furnishings celebrate old-world African charm and accentuate the leafy surrounds to plunge guests into a bygone era of elegant quality. Inside and outside showers add to a refreshing Africa experience.

Day 2

Welcome to Kruger National Park

Early morning departure from hotel for a full day open vehicle safari through the Kruger National Park. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.

Activities

  • Full Day Game Drive

Accommodation

Perry’s Bridge Hollow including Half Board (Dinner & Breakfast)

Day 3

Hazyview to Eswatini (Swaziland)

Travel to the Royal Kingdom of Swaziland. Enjoy a showcase of the traditional Swazi culture followed by a traditional lunch at the Matsamo Cultural Village. Continue to the Ngwenya Glass Works to see master craftsmen create beautiful sculptures and artwork from molten glass

Enjoy a showcase of the traditional Swazi culture

Activities

  • Ngwenya Glass Works Tour
  • Swazi Candle Factory Visit

Accommodation

Set in the natural quiet Ezulwini Valley, this Resort welcomes guests from all corners of the world. The hotels are a minute's drive apart from each other, which makes the resort ideal for events such as large conventions, banquets, and international golf championships. Half Board (Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 4

Eswatini - Zululand

Enjoy a morning visit to the Swazi Candle Factory. Continue via Big Bend into KwaZulu Natal. Embark on an afternoon scenic drive up the Lebombo Mountains. The drive will be combined with a visit to a local and authentic Zulu homestead for a glimpse into Zulu life in today’s world.

A visit to a local and authentic Zulu homestead for a glimpse into Zulu life

Activities

  • Scenic Drive Into Lebombo Mountains

Accommodation

The original rooms of the hotel provide comfortable accommodation with private patios that hold views of the garden or courtyard. They offer a cosy place to rest your head and a bathroom with a large spacious shower. Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner) inlcuded

Day 5

Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park,

Enjoy the morning at leisure, embarking on the activities on offer from the hotel. After lunch (to own account), transfer to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve for an afternoon of game viewing. Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, formerly Hluhluwe–Umfolozi Game Reserve, is the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Hluhluwe–Umfolozi Game Reserve, is the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa.

Activities

  • Game Drive

Accommodation

Ghost Mountain Inn, Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 6

Mkhuze / Durban

Journey along the Elephant Coast of KwaZulu Natal to St Lucia which is located at the southern extremity of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Simangaliso Wetland Park is a huge protected area along the coast of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province. ISimangaliso's diverse terrestrial and marine habitats provide a wide range of activities and experiences. Here you embark on an estuarine boat trip.

Continue to Durban for afternoon arrival at your hotel. i

Activities

  • Boat Trip

Accommodation

The Quarters Hotel a unique of immense charm and hospitality. Whichever room, you will find each one well equipped. Every room is air-conditioned, has a LED TV, a DSTV decoder offering 100 satellite channels, a queen size bed, a mini fridge for personal use, a safe and tea/coffee making facilities.

Day 7

Enjoy your final day in Durban

Depending on the departure time of your flight, embark on a morning city tour of Durban – a cosmopolitan city where east meets west. You shall then be transferred to King Shaka International Airport for your onward flight arrangements.

Activities

  • Transfer

What's Included

Accommodation

4 Star accommodation

Ground Transport

Scheduled transfers included

Extra's

Meals not included in itinerary, travel Insurance, gratuities and all items of a personal nature

Flights

Excluded/ On request - (DUR/PLZ on Day 7 Recommended flight departure no earlier than 12h00)

Meals

6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners

Entry requirements Eswatini (Swaziland)

Swaziland Entry - All visitors require a valid passport and relevant travel documents. We recommend you contact the embassy / high commission to ensure all entry requirements are adhered to.

Created by
Marylyn Maposa

I have been in the travel and hospitality industry for 8 years in South Africa and United Arab Emirates. In the last four years, my key focus has been on safari based travel, with a world-renowned African Safari Travel Company. I graduated from the University of South Africa with a BCom in Tourism Management. I am now a Co-owner and founder of an African Safari Tour Operator, Maps Tours and Travel.

For me travel has always been my passion, my first love. My whole life’s been geared towards travel. My number one priority is my customers. I go above and beyond to ensure my clients are happy and their vacation becomes a dream come true! My long-standing relationships with top industry suppliers allow me to provide extraordinary variety — from small, comfortable hotels, to world-class luxury resorts, to exclusive, intimate hideaways — all at extremely competitive prices. Connect with me and let's start planning your next African adventure!

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