Swaziland and Kruger Southbound 7 Day Camping Tour (NJD)
Tour highlights: Zulu Nation, Mlilwane, Swazi Nation, Kruger National Park, Panorama Route
Day 1 - South Africa Panorama Route
Leaving Johannesburg we travel towards the Panorama Route one of South Africas most scenic drives. The Panorama route consists of Bourkes Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon including Gods Window and Three Rondavels. This evening we will enjoy a traditional Shangaan Dinner with dancing.
Day 2 - Kruger National Park
This morning we pack up and head towards the world famous Kruger National Park and immediately begin our first game drive in our truck. Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. We will spend the day driving through the park in our Nomad truck, which gives us an elevated view and increases our chance to spot the animals.
Day 3 - Kruger National Park
We will make the most of our day travelling through the Kruger National Park in search of wildlife. Today you have the opportunity of experience Kruger in an optional open 4ื4 safari vehicle.
Day 4 - Swaziland Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
The Kingdom of Swaziland is a landlocked country bordered by South Africa and Mozambique. Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is Swazilands oldest reserve and covers 4,560 hectares. As there are no large predators in this area there are a number of self-guided hikes available. Hiking is an excellent way of interacting with the flora and fauna here and comes highly recommended.
Day 5 - Isimangaliso, Greater St Lucia
We leave Swaziland and take a scenic drive towards the warm Indian Ocean coast, re-entering South Africa. Soon after our arrival at iSimangaliso Wetland Park we board a boat for a sunset cruise on the lagoon for some bird and hippo viewing! This UNESCO recognised area is extremely varied and includes: lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands together supporting an astounding diversity of animal, bird and marine life.
Day 6 - Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
This morning we drive to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve for a game drive in open 4ื4 vehicles. The park is the only state-run park in the province of KwaZulu-Natal where all the Big Five occur. In the afternoon we return to St Lucia and have the opportunity to participate in a Zulu Cultural Evening. During the cultural tour, we visit a local shebeen for beer tasting, made from the local Ilala Palm, unique to the Zululand area and visit a local homestead to experience the Zulu culture. Upon returning to our accommodation, we will be entertained by Zulu classes where you will learn the basics of the Zulu language and enjoy some Zulu dancing.
Day 7 Durban
Today we arrive at Durban, South Africas largest marine port and well-known surfing destination. The evening can be spent enjoying authentic Indian cuisine as Durban is also home to the largest population of people of Indian descent outside of India
Tour departs: Johannesburg
Tour ends: Durban
Single supplement: R300.00
Activity package: R2030.00 (includes St. Lucia Boat Cruise, Zulu Cultural evening, Game Drive in the Hluhluwe Imfolozi National Park, Full Day 4x4 Game Drive)
Meals included: 7 x Breakfasts, 6 x Lunches, 7 x Dinners
Min / Max People: 4 / 18
The itinerary has been written with the Activity Package items included. If you wish to participate in all the activities listed, you will need to purchase the Activity Package.
All information is subject to change without prior notice. Rates quoted are for South African Residents. Rates for other Nationalities available on request. Please ensure that you have received the latest version of this dossier, as Nomad is continually striving to improve the standards and quality of our tours and itineraries are subject to change. Travel times and campsites can change depending on road or weather conditions, or any unforseen circumstances. These are used as a guideline only. On our longer tours it is possible that your crew, truck and fellow travellers will change due to our unique tour linking system. On this tour, camping and accommodated clients will be travelling together with a maximum number of participants of 18.