Johannesburg, Pretoria, Kruger National Park, Praia de Bilene, Praia de Tofo, Morrongulo, Maputo, Mlilwane Sanctuary, Kosi Bay, Mkhuze Game Reserve
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Our first port of call is the world famous Kruger National Park - a chance for you to get face to face with the Big 5, lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.
White beaches, turquoise waters, and pristine coral reefs are part of the experience of Mocambique, which lies along the south-eastern coastline of Africa and boasts 2000 kilometres of pristine coastline.
The northern-most region of KwaZulu-Natal, Maputaland, a place of great beauty and high contrasts, is one of the most unspoilt areas of the province, and a region where the wonders of the African bush can be experienced first-hand.
Nestled snugly and conveniently in the between South Africa and Mozambique is Africa's best kept secret - the Kingdom of Swaziland. Mountainous grandeur, lush forests, fertile valleys and the hot still beat of the African lowveld combine to be in awe of the "Switzerland of Africa".
DAY 1 - Johannesburg/Pretoria
Day at leisure enjoy the many optional attractions and activities available in Johannesburg and Pretoria. Clients to meet at the Arcadia Hotel at 18h30pm for the pre-departure meeting. All meals will be for your own account.
DAYS 2 - 3 - Kruger National Park (450 km - 9 hours)
We depart for BIG FIVE country (Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant) of the world famous Kruger National Park - the second largest National Park in the world (21,497 square km). We arrive at our camp and enjoy the evening sounds of this awesome park over dinner. The following day we will spend the cooler parts of the day on 2 game drives in our vehicle. There are night drive options in the evening - but these are dependant on availability. Breakfast and lunch on day 2. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on day 3.
Berg en Dal Camp (or similar)
Kruger National Park
Tel: ++ 27 (13) 7356106/7
Fax: ++ 27 (13) 7356104
Meals: Day 2: Breakfast, lunch. Day 3: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
DAY 4 - Praia de Bilene (308km - 7 hours including a border crossing)
Today we enter Mozambique and head north along the coast to the beautiful resort of Bilene. Dominated by a large lagoon that juts out into the ocean, Bilene is popular with well healed day trippers from Maputo and South African holiday makers. Optional excursions include fishing and sunset cruises. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
DAYS 5 & 6 - Praia de Tofo, Inhambane (413km - 5 ½ hours)
We travel to Praia de Tofo (commonly known as Inhambane), which is a charming town full of rich Portuguese architecture, most notably the Catholic Cathedral in the Bay. The Portuguese established a permanent settlement and trading post at Inhambane making it one of the oldest settlements in Southern Africa.
Activities include scuba diving, snorkelling, horse riding and surfing. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Day 5. Breakfast and lunch on Day 6.
Meals: Day 5: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Day 6: Breakfast, lunch
DAYS 7 & 8 - Morrongulo (145km - 3 hours)
We depart to Morrungulo. With its stretch of coastline hemmed by palms and Cashew trees. Your days will be spent snorkelling, swimming and relaxing on the beach. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Morrongulo Campsite (or similar)
On the beach
Tel: ++27 (13) 790 0726
Mobile: ++ 27 (82) 337 941
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
DAY 9 & 10 - Maputo (707km - 11 ½ hours)
We travel south to the vibrant capital city of Maputo. Previously known as Lourenco Marques, Maputo is a fascinating blend of old and new, mixing African and European influences. We spend 2 nights in the city giving you the full day to explore at leisure. Options include the Museum of the Revolution, Natural History museum and vibrant city markets. Maputo is famed for its lively night life and excellent restaurants, and you will have the opportunity to sample both. Breakfast and lunch on Day 9 & breakfast on Day 10.
Fatima's Place (or similar)
Mao Tse Tung Avenue, Maputo
Tel: ++ (258) 21 302 994
Meals: Day 9: Breakfast, lunch. Day 10: Breakfast
DAY 11 - Mlilwane Sanctuary (250km - 6 hours)
Today we'll make our way to the little Kingdom of Swaziland. We head to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, which was the first of Swaziland's wildlife reserves. We will have the afternoon to enjoy some optional activities in this beautiful reserve such as horse riding, mountain bike riding and game walking. Breakfast and lunch included.
DAYS 12 & 13 - Kosi Bay (249km - 7 ½ hours)
Kosi Bay Nature Reserve covers an area of sweeping beaches, great fertile estuaries, mangrove forests and lakes. You can visit the Kosi Bay River mouth and snorkel in its crystal clear waters or watch the local fisherman gather their nets in the estuary. Between the months of January and November, it may be possible to glimpse giant leatherback turtles that come on to these beaches to lay their eggs. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
DAY 14 - Mkhuze Game Reserve (145km - 3 ½ hours)
We continue to Mkhuze Game Reserve, located in the north western spur of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and to our camp. The days are at your leisure, and you may choose a variety of optional activities in this area. A Zulu cultural village in the reserve offers a glimpse of the traditional lifestyle and crafts of the local community. Birding, game viewing and sitting quietly in the three game viewing hides are the most popular activities in Mkhuze. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
DAY 15 - Johannesburg/Pretoria - tour ends (425km - 12 ½ hours)
Leaving early we depart for the capital of South Africa - Pretoria.
Our tour ends in Pretoria. Breakfast and lunch included.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Local Supplement R740
Fully equipped safari vehicle, services of tour leader and camp courier, all accommodation, all camping and catering equipment and National Park entrance fees. Breakfast (B) Lunch (L) Dinner (D) where specified. Meals not shown will be to the clients account. Occasionally breakfast and lunch may be combined into a brunch where necessary e.g. mornings with early game drives.
International Airfares, travel and medical insurance, personal spending money, visas, passports, vaccinations, personal taxes (including departure and border taxes) all optional activities, unscheduled or optional national/ game parks and other activities, gratuities, sleeping bag, restaurant meals and all other items of a personal nature. All drinks, even on days with full board basis.