Scheduled Tour from Johannesburg

7 Day Kruger and Zululand Tour

The 7 Day Kruger and Zululand Private Tour is a packaged safari to the Hazyview area of the Kruger National Park and the Natal wetlands. On this packaged safari, guests stay at the popular Hippo Hollow Lodge (or similar), situated near Hazyview. The Kruger and Zululand Tour includes transportation, and all game drives are conducted in open 4X4 safari vehicles inside the Kruger National Park. The guests then move on to Hluhluwe for a couple of days, where they will have a true Zululand and St. Lucia experience before returning to Johannesburg.

Experience South Africa's rich diversity in wildlife, nature and cultures on our Kruger and Zululand Tour traversing across the Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal regions on our 7 Day Kruger and Zululand Private Tour.

This tour is flexible and available for small to large groups including families, honeymooners and friends looking to join an extended Kruger and beyond tour. Accommodation can be upgraded for guests seeking exclusive luxury. Flights can also be incorporated to supplement long drives.


  • Collection from you hotel in Johannesburg by air-conditioned minibus.
  • Visit Pilgrim’s Rest, God’s Window and the Graskop Falls in the Panoramic Route Region
  • Experience game viewing in specialized open vehicle game vehicles designed for the Savannah terrains of Kruger.
  • Best chance to view the Big 5 of Africa in the Kruger National Park (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo)
  • Visit the Duma Zulu Cultural Village and meet one of Southern Africa's most respectable cultures.
  • Take a boat cruise on the St. Lucia Wetlands teeming with hippos, nile crocodiles and hundreds of unique bird species including the African Fish Eagle.
  • Additional game drives in the Ubizane / Rhino River Reserve as well as the Hluhluwe Game Reserve.

For a shorter tour, see our 3 Day Classic Kruger Safari


6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 1 Dinner

7 Days
Coach, 4x4 Vehicle & Boat

South Africa

Day 1 (Sunday) Johannesburg
On arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, you’ll be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel. Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa. It is also the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills. The remainder of the day is at leisure and unescorted. Why not enjoy an optional (own account) sightseeing tour of Soweto, learning more about the struggle for freedom in South Africa, or simply relax at your hotel?  At 19h00 we will meet at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet fellow travellers.  
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Balalaika
Optional Excursion:
Afternoon Soweto Tour

Day 2 (Monday) Johannesburg - Mpumalanga
Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to the Mpumalanga Province, known as “Paradise Country”. Dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld, we travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg. After traversing the famous Long Tom Pass, we travel via Sabie and arrive late afternoon into Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 (Tuesday) Mpumalanga
After an early morning breakfast, we’ll drive along the spectacular ‘Panorama Route’, offering views of amazing scenery including the 26-kilometre long Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes and historic God’s Window, a breath-taking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park. We arrive back in Hazyview in the late afternoon where the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax.
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Optional Excursion: Shangaan Cultural Dinner Experience

Day 4 (Wednesday) Mpumalanga
The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle game safari (with English speaking game ranger) through the Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the ‘Big Five’ (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other game species. The game safari includes an introduction to the Anti-Poaching Dog Unit (Project Watchdog), that was established because of the increase in rhino poaching worldwide. Learn about the dogs that are trained to track poachers in the field, detect firearms, ammunition and wildlife products that enter and exit through the Kruger National Park gates.

A portion of the trip price of this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience goes towards ensuring that these dogs receive the best possible care in support of the vital work they do. The experience directly advances UN Global Goal 15: Life on Land.

The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel. An afternoon open vehicle game drive is available as an extension to the morning game drive (optional and for own account).
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Optional Excursion: Afternoon Open Vehicle Safari OR Sabie River Bridge Sunset Dinner

Day 5 (Thursday) Mpumalanga - Eswatini (previously Swaziland)
This morning we travel to eSwatini (Swaziland), an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture. An interactive cultural experience inclusive of lunch, introduces us to the charming people of eSwatini (Swaziland) and their traditions. We travel via the capital city, Mbabane, to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for overnight in eSwatini (Swaziland) and a sumptuous dinner at your hotel.
Accommodation: The Royal Villas
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 (Friday) Eswatini - Zululand
After breakfast we will continue south through eSwatini (Swaziland), before re-entering South Africa. Travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (optional and for own account with an English-speaking game ranger) in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhino.
Overnight in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region.
Accommodation: Anew Hotel Hluhluwe
Optional Excursion:
Hluhluwe Imfolozi Afternoon Open Vehicle Safari

Day 7 (Saturday) Zululand - Durban (Umhlanga)
This morning we will join a cruise on Lake St Lucia (depending on favourable weather conditions) before departing for Durban. Our journey takes us past traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. We arrive in Durban in the early afternoon where the tour ends on arrival.
Meals: Breakfast

7 Day Kruger and Zululand Tour

  South African Rand
(Subject to ROE)
(Subject to ROE)
01 Jan 2023 -
30 Apr 2023
R 25,295 pp sharing
R 30,505 pp single
US$ 1,488 pp sharing
US$ 1,795 pp single
€ 1,368 pp sharing
€ 1,649 pp single
01 May 2023 -
31 Aug 2023
R 24,370 pp sharing
R 29,360 pp single
US$ 1,434 pp sharing
US$ 1,727 pp single
€ 1,318 pp sharing
€ 1,588 pp single
01 Sep 2023 -
31 Dec 2023
R 25,835 pp sharing
R 30,905 pp single
US$ 1,520 pp sharing
US$ 1,818 pp single
€ 1,397 pp sharing
€ 1,671 pp single

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Rates in South African Rand are fixed. Rates in US$ and Euro are subject to exchange rates.
Private Tours available on request

Rates include

  • Transport by private minibus (or larger vehicle depending on group size)
  • Services of English speaking guide/driver
  • Accommodation in 3-star lodges and hotels
  • 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, and 1 Dinner (incl gratuities)
  • 3 x Full Day game drives in 4×4 safari vehicles
  • 1 x sunset drive/afternoon in the Kruger National Park.
  • Sightseeing en-route at the Panoramic Route
  • St Lucia wetlands boat ride (weather permitting)
  • Duma Zulu interaction
  • Entry fees

Minimum 2 Adults required to confirm departure
Maximum 18 Adults per departure

Rates Exclude:

  • Kruger Conservation fee
  • Optional Excursions
  • Lunches & Beverages
  • Services not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance and medical repatriation

This tour is child friendly. Please contact us for a child rate.

This tour travels through eSwatini (Swaziland). Please check visa requirements, as certain nationalities may require visas to travel through eSwatini (Swaziland).

Transportation is in air-conditioned touring vehicles appropriate to the requirements of the tour

  • 2-8 guests will travel in a 13-seater vehicle
  • 9-11 guests will travel in a 15-seater vehicle
  • 12-18 guests will travel in a coach
Rates are subject to increases by the operator.


  Departure Dates
January 1,8,15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13, 20, 27
September 3, 10, 17,24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19, 26
December 3, 10

Enhance your journey with optional excursions, available for pre-booking, subject to a minimum of 2 adults travelling:

Soweto is unlike any suburb you’ve ever seen or been to, yet the history of struggle encapsulated here is a cornerstone of the South African story.

For the wildlife enthusiasts a second open vehicle safari, as an extension to the morning safari, in one of the world’s most renowned game reserves.

Enjoy an afternoon, 3-hour open vehicle game safari into the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, Africa’s oldest game reserve and world renowned for its highly successful white rhino conservation programme.


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