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.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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 hundred's 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

Summary

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 relaxing 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
Meals:
Breakfast
Optional Excursion:
Afternoon Soweto Tour (R 880 pp)

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. Consider joining (for your own account) a Shangaan Cultural Dinner experience, for an African dinner feast and an evening of traditional Shangaan storytelling and entertainment.
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Optional Excursion: Shangaan Cultural Dinner Experience (R 600 pp)

Day 4 (Wednesday) Mpumalanga
The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle safari (with English speaking game ranger) through the Kruger National Park with a 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 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 your own account). Why not experience an exclusive el fresco bridge dinner, overlooking the magnificent Sabie River under a star-studded sky (for your own account)?
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Optional Excursion: Afternoon Open Vehicle Safari (R 890 pp) OR Sabie River Bridge Sunset Dinner (R 600 pp)

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 and lunch introduce 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) with a sumptuous dinner at your hotel.
Accommodation: The Royal Villas
Meals:
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
Meals:
Breakfast
Optional Excursion:
Hluhluwe Imfolozi Afternoon Open Vehicle Safari (R900 pp)

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
US$
(Subject to ROE)
EURO
(Subject to ROE)
01 Jan 2022 -
30 Apr 2022
R 23,050 pp sharing
R 27,540 pp single
US$ 1,536 pp sharing
US$ 1,835 pp single
€ 1,355 pp sharing
€ 1,620 pp single
01 May 2022 -
31 Aug 2022
R 21,900 pp sharing
R 26,465 pp single
US$ 1,460 pp sharing
US$ 1,764 pp single
€ 1,288 pp sharing
€ 1,556 pp single
01 Sep 2022 -
31 Dec 2022
R 23,270 pp sharing
R 27,915 pp single
US$ 1,551 pp sharing
US$ 1,861 pp single
€ 1,368 pp sharing
€ 1,642 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 of approx R 395 pp
  • Optional Excursions
  • Lunches & Beverages
  • Services not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance and medical repatriation

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

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

Rates are subject to increases by the operator.

 

  Departure Dates
January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28
September 4, 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27
December 4, 11
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