Days 1 - 2: St Lucia

Day 1: KwaZulu Natal Coast–St Lucia

Today you will meet your crew in the bustling city of Durban, South Africa’s largest port before heading for our destination, St Lucia.

  • Accommodation: Shonalanga Lodge: Room with En-suite Bathroom
  • Route: Durban to St Lucia
  • Meals: Dinner

 

Day 2: Hluhluwe–Umfolozi Game Reserve/iSimangaliso Wetland Park

We set out early this morning for a game drive in the nearby Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, one of the last strongholds of the endangered rhinoceros.

While the rhinoceros are the most famous of the park's inhabitants, the park also provides a home to many other species, including the Big-5. Returning to our lodging for a siesta, we freshen up for an afternoon boat cruise on St Lucia estuary.

  • Accommodation: Shonalanga Lodge: Room with En-suite Bathroom
  • Route: Durban to St Lucia
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Included Activities: Game Drive in Hluhluwe/Imfolozi National Park, St. Lucia boat cruise

Expert tips

Please ensure you arrive at the departure point at least30 minutes before the scheduled departure time of 12:00 pm at the Garden Court South Beach in Durban South Africa

Activities and Services

Included

  • 2 night's accommodation
  • Guide & Vehicle ( group tour )
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary

Excluded

  • Pre-tour accommodation
  • Transfer not stipulated 
  • International & Local flights
  • Drinks
  • Optional activities not included 

Days 3 - 4: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Day 3: Eswatini–Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

An early start and we are off to Eswatini (formerly known as the Kingdom of Swaziland), this afternoon we have the opportunity to join many of the optional activities that are offered here. Take your choice from game drives, mountain biking, or a visit to the Chief’s village.

  • Accommodation: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary: Hut with En-suite Bathroom
  • Route: St Lucia to Eswatini
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Optional Activities: Game Drives, Swazi Cultural Experience, Mountain Biking, and Hiking

 

Day 4: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Endless hours of self-guided exploration within the small 4560ha Mlilwane sanctuary are possible due to the relative absence of dangerous game. This morning our guide will lead us out on a nature walk to explore the “ Nature Trail “ which provides an interpretation of historical and environmental information of the area.

  • Accommodation: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary: Hut with En-suite Bathroom
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Included Activity: Nature Walk with Nomad guide
  • Optional Activities: Game Drives, Swazi Cultural Experience, Mountain Biking, and Hiking

Activities and Services

Included

  • 2 nights accommodation 
  • Guide & Vehicle 
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary

Excluded

  • Drinks
  • Optional activities not included 

Days 5 - 7: Kruger National Park

Day 5: South Africa–Kruger National Park

Setting off back to South Africa, we make our way to Kruger National Park and begin with our first game drive in the Nomad truck as we enter the gates of the park.

The Kruger National Park is South Africa’s flagship national park and sightings of the “ big five “have become something of a quest for many guests. The Kruger NP has more than it’s fair share of animals and with approximately 147 mammal species we will spend our time in search of both big and small.

  • Accommodation: Nkambeni Safari Camp: Tent with En-suite bathroom
  • Route: Swaziland to Kruger National Park area
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Included Activity: Nature Walk with Nomad guide

 

Day 6: Kruger Park–Panorama Route

We set out a little later today and travel the short distance to the Panorama Route. Strung along the escarpment that divides the central plateau and low-lying bushveld of the Kruger, the sights of the Panorama route offer us a day of scenic delights.

We will visit the highlights of Bourke’s LuckPotholes, the Three Rondavels, and God’s Window before returning to camp in the late afternoon.

  • Accommodation: Nkambeni Safari Camp: Tent with En-suite bathroom
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Included Activity: Panorama Route tour

 

Day 7: Kruger National Park

Rising early this morning we enter the Kruger National Park to enjoy a full day of game viewing.

This full-day game drive offers a unique view of the park from an open-sided 4x4 vehicle. This evening there is an opportunity for an optional Sundowner Drive.

  • Accommodation: Nkambeni Safari Camp: Tent with En-suite bathroom
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Included Activity: Kruger National Park 4x4 game drive
  • Optional Activity: Sunset Drive (there is a concession fee applicable)

 

Activities and Services

Included

  • 3 night's accommodation
  • Guide & Vehicle ( group tour )
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary

Excluded

  • Drinks
  • Optional activities not included 

Day 8: End of Itinerary

Day 8: Kruger National Park to Johannesburg

While those who elect to do the optional morning walk will have an earlier start, we will pack up and set off for our final destination, Johannesburg.

We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and all travelers are invited to join us for a traditional meal tonight. This can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared and tonight is for celebrating the many wonders of African travel.

  • Route: Kruger National Park to Johannesburg
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Optional Activities: Morning Bush Walk (Subject to Availability), Traditional meal at Belvedere Estate

Expert tips

Your tour ends at the Belvedere Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg

Included

  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Drop off Belvedere Estate in Johannesburg

Excluded

  • International & local flight
  • Dinner & drinks
  • Optional activities not included
  • Post-tour accommodation
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