A Self-drive Adventure In South Africa & Swaziland

15 Days from £2598 per adult. All trip details below can be tailored just for you
15 Days
Tailor-Made Tour
Big Cat Safari
Snorkelling and Diving
Self Drive

A fantastic road trip east from Jo’burg along the famous Panorama Route to the lowveld for safari in the extraordinary Kruger National Park. Then drive south through the independent Kingdom of Swaziland back into South Africa to enjoy the beach at Mabibi – highly recommended for world-class scuba diving offshore and at Sodwana Bay. Relax a little before searching for more predators and other wildlife at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve – a park famed for bringing the white rhino back from the brink of extinction.

Itinerary

Price from £2598 per adult. Price from £2486 per adult, £1946 per child. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Depart London

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Mpumalaga Drakensberg Escarpment

Arrive in Johannesburg, collect your hire car and self-drive to Misty Mountain on the Mpumalaga Drakensberg Escarpment. Enjoy the surroundings including beautiful floral communities, far reaching views across dramatic mountain scenery and the abundant bird and butterfly life.

Staying at Misty Mountain Lodge. Includes Breakfast.

Day 3 - Hazyview

Today, take a leisurely drive enjoying the Panorama Route; its waterfalls, spectacular views and historic towns. Arrive at Hazyview in the Lowveld ecosystem, next to the Kruger National Park.

Staying at Perry's Bridge Hollow. Includes Breakfast.

Day 4 - Kruger National Park

At leisure. Plenty of optional activities are available including game drives in Kruger National Park (self-drive or with open safari vehicle). The world famous Kruger National Park supports an enormous diversity of mammals, birds and reptiles and the close viewing of large mammals is famously reliable.

Staying at Perry's Bridge Hollow. Includes Breakfast.

Day 5 - Kruger National Park

At leisure. Optional: safari in Kruger National Park, elephant-back safari, hot air ballooning, horse riding, hiking in Blyde River Canyon area, white water rafting, or other adventure activities.

Staying at Perry's Bridge Hollow. Includes Breakfast.

Day 6 - Kruger National Park

At leisure. Optional activities can be arranged.

Staying at Perry's Bridge Hollow. Includes Breakfast.

Day 7 - Mkhaya Stone Camp

Today, drive south into Swaziland. Enjoy a game drive in an open safari vehicle to the lodge in Mkhaya Private Game Reserve. Located in an area of pristine lowveld habitat the reserve is home to a wealth of mammal and bird fauna. The reserve is important for its population of black and white rhinos and guides can help to track them down.

Staying at Mkhaya Stone Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Rocktail Bay

Morning open safari vehicle game drives in Mkhaya Private Game Reserve. Then self-drive south into KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, to Coastal Cashews farm. Transfer to Rocktail Bay.

Staying at Rocktail Beach Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Rocktail Bay

At leisure in Rocktail Bay. Enjoy the forest trails and unspoilt beach. Optional snorkelling, scuba diving, guided walks, canoeing on Lake Sibaya, stargazing and visits to a local Zulu community among other activities.

Staying at Rocktail Beach Camp. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 10 - Rocktail Bay

At leisure in Rocktail Bay.

Staying at Rocktail Beach Camp. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 11 - Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park

Drive to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park. Enjoy an afternoon safari in an open vehicle. The park is the oldest private reserve in Africa and supports an extensive range of mammal fauna including the Big 5 with healthy populations of cats and white rhinos.

Staying at Hilltop Camp. Includes Breakfast.

Day 12 - Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park

Day in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park. One jeep safari is included. Self-drive and walking safaris are also available.

Staying at Hilltop Camp. Includes Breakfast.

Day 13 - Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park

Day in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park. One jeep safari is included. Self-drive and walking safaris are also available.

Staying at Hilltop Camp. Includes Breakfast.

Day 14 - Johannesburg

Drive to Durban airport. Drop off your hire vehicle. Fly to London via Jo'burg.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 15 - Arrive UK

Includes Breakfast.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
Yes

Flight Info:
Fly from London to Johannesburg

Area Specialist

Alan Godwin
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Accommodation at Mkhaya Stone Camp is open to the bush at the sides and is lit by paraffin lamps.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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Mkhaya Stone Camp: -26.620180, 31.753740
Rocktail Beach Camp: -27.262837, 32.768977
Misty Mountain Reserve: -34.024351, 23.947802
Perry’s Bridge Hollow: -25.036355, 31.124152
Hill Top Camp Hluhluue-Imfolozi: -28.086970, 32.044480