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8 Day Durban to Johannesburg Budget Tour Top seller

StartDurban (South Africa)
Duration: 8 Days
Style of Tour :
ZAR 22650.00AUD 1,776.47CAD 1,606.38EURO 1,094.73GBP 1,030.95USD 1,201.59

A safari offering encounters with the traditional cultures of Zululand and Eswatini (Swaziland). Enjoy game drives through two of South Africa,s most popular Big 5 game reserves, including the Kruger Park. A fantastic budget tour taking in some of South Africa's most scenic landscape.

Accommodation on tour:Camping


  • Durban
  • Zululand - culture encounter
  • ISimangaliso Wetland - St Lucia
  • Hluhluwe - Umfolozi Game Reserve
  • St Lucia Boat Cruise
  • Eswatini (Swaziland)
  • Kruger National Park - Game Drives
  • Panorama Route

Below is the basic day to day brief,

Please note: For 2024 this tour will only be running Southbound (Starting in Johannesburg and finishing in Durban).

The Full downloadable Itinerary is at the bottom of this window,

Please download the dossier should you want more detailed information on the route and tour.

Day 1: Durban - St Lucia
We depart  Durban heading north to the wetlands of St Lucia.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2:  Hluhluwe & Imfolozi Game Reserves - St Lucia Wetlands
An early morning start and we begin our first Big 5 game drive. The Hluhluwe – Umfolozi game reserve is South Africa’s oldest and home to a large population of both black and white rhinos. This wildlife reserve plays a crucial role in the protection of the endangered rhinos as well as many other animal species. We return to camp for lunch and a welcome rest before enjoying a boat cruise on St Lucia estuary – a World Heritage Site.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlights:  Game drive & Boat cruise on St Lucia estuary

Day 3 & 4:  Eswatini (Swaziland) - Mlilwane Nature Reserve
An early morning start sees us depart Zululand and head to the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland). Eswatini (Swaziland) is the last country to be ruled by a monarch and many of the Swazi people still practice there rich cultural traditions. We set up camp in Mlilwane Wildlife Reserve where one can relax and enjoy the amenities on offer.  We enjoy a guided walk through the sanctuary and a visit to a local community.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on both days
Included Highlight: nature Walk with Tour Guide
Optional Activities:  Swazi cultural encounter, Game drives, Mountain Biking, Hiking

Day 5:  Eswatini (Swaziland) to Kruger National Park
Early morning we cross the border into South Africa and enter the Kruger Park and begin our first Kruger game drive. The Kruger offers an opportunity to see a wide variety of animals with 147 mammal species and 507 different birds in the park you can expect to encounter many animals, including elephants, giraffes, lions and more. Arriving at camp we set up for the night enjoying the calls of the wild.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight:  Kruger Game Drive

Day 6:  Kruger National Park - Panorama Route
An early start sees us head off for a day of scenic beauty. We explore the Panorama Route, then we visit some of the popular attractions including the Three Rondavels (Blyde River Canyon), God’s Window and the Bourkes Luck Potholes. Have your cameras handy.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlights: Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, Bourkes Luck Potholes

Day 7:  Kruger National Park
A full day exploring the Kruger Park waits. The Kruger Park is famous for its high concentration of wildlife and with our experienced guides we will explore the many waterholes and vantage points. There is an option to do the game drive in an open 4x4 vehicle or alternatively you can enjoy another exciting day game driving in the overland vehicle. The open vehicles are popular and provide excellent photographic opportunities – have you camera ready.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight:  Open Vehicle Game Drive
Optional Activity:  Sunset Drive

Day 8:  Kruger Park to Johannesburg – Panorama Route
An early start for those doing the optional morning bush walk. We pack up a final time and head to Johannesburg. Our safari ends in the late afternoon in Johannesburg, where we have an option to enjoy a traditional South African meal.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch 
Optional Activity: Morning Bush Walk, Traditional Meal 

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Note: Itineraries do change, please speak to your consultant for the latest up to date itinerary for your travel period.

Approx. tour cost in
ZAR 22650.00AUD 1,776.47CAD 1,606.38EURO 1,094.73GBP 1,030.95USD 1,201.59

2024 Tour Prices - Per person

ZAR 22,650 - Camping
ZAR 250 - Single Supplement (optional)

ZAR 35,500 - Accommodated 
ZAR 1,000 - Single Supplement (mandatory for single travelers)

  • Fully equipped overland truck
  • Qualified Guides
  • Accommodation - 2 person dome tents - fantastic camp sites
  • Meals as per full itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Tour is available in both directions
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Sleeping bag required
  • Travel insurance and visas
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs, tips
  • Optional activities (see list on Itinerary for complete breakdown).
This tour has a duration of: 8 Days

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