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8 Day Kruger Park, Eswatini (Swaziland) & Zululand Safari - Camping Top seller

EndDurban (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

An overland tour from Johannesburg to Durban.  This adventure is for those looking for a wildlife, culture and scenic experience.  Excellent game viewing in the Kruger Park, the wetlands of Isimangalaso and Hluhluwe- Imfolozi  wildlife reserves. The Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland) offers an insight into traditional culture and an opportunity to engage with the community.  Pass by traditional villages (kraals) as we travel along the scenic coastline of “Zululand”. This tour shows off all that South Africa has to offer – Highly recommended. For those looking for something more comfortable - this tour does have an accommodated option.

Accommodation on tour:Camping


  • Panorama Route
  • God's Window
  • Big Five Game Safari
  • Open-Vehicle Game Drives - optional
  • Kruger National Park
  • Eswatini (Swaziland) Culture
  • Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary - Eswatini (Swaziland)
  • Zulu cultural evening
  • Hluhluwe Game Reserve
  • iSimangaliso Wetlands - St Lucia
  • Durban

Below is the basic day to day brief,

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:  Johannesburg to Kruger Park Area
Our tour begins as we leave the City of Johannesburg and head east to the “Lowveld” – where most of South Africa’s wildlife reserves are found.  The conditions are ideal for game, and the Kruger Park is known for its abundance of animals and perfect for safaris. We set up camp in the Greater Kruger area. Opportunity for Sundowner safari – time allowing.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Optional Activity:  Sundowner Safari

Day 2:  Kruger National Park
The day is spent exploring the Kruger Park.  The Kruger is home to a wide variety of wildlife and one can expect to encounter large hers of game. Elephants, giraffes, zebra, antelopes and predators are common sightings. The open vehicle game drive allows for excellent viewing and photographic opportunities. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight:  4x4 Open Vehicle Game Drive

Day 3:  Kruger Park – Panorama Route
For those wanting to do the morning bush walk have a very early start. We then head to the popular and scenic Panorama Route. We visit God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the amazing Three Rondawels. Fantastic views – cameras ready.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight:  Panorama Route
Optional Activity:  Morning Bush Walk

Day 4:  Kruger Park - Eswatini (Swaziland)
Another early start as we head off on our final game drive through the Kruger Park and an opportunity to spot any of Africa’s famous Big 5 which we may have not yet seen. We exit the park in the south and head to the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland). Crossing the border into Eswatini (Swaziland) we head to Mlilwane Nature Reserve.

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

Day 5:  Eswatini (Swaziland) - Mlilwane Nature Reserve
Today the pace slows down. Mlilwane Nature Sanctuary has few dangerous animals which allows for self exploration. A guided walk will take us through the sanctuary. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight:  Nature Walk
Optional Activity: Game Drives, Mountain biking, Hiking

Day 6:  Eswatini (Swaziland) to Zululand
This morning we sees us leaving Eswatini (Swaziland) and entering the traditional tribal lands of the proud Zulu nation. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7:  St Lucia and Umfolozi- Hluhluwe Game Reserve
We set off on an early morning game drive into the Hluhluwe- Umfolozi Game Reserve.  This National Park is home to the Big 5 and is especially known for its high concentration of both black and white rhinos. The park is an integral part of the ongoing war against rhino poaching. After an informative game drive we head back to camp for a well-deserved rest. The late afternoon sees us heading out on a boat cruise on St Lucia Estuary – a World Heritage Site.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlights:  St Lucia Boat Cruise, Hluhluwe Game Drive

Day 8:  Durban
Our final day sees us heading to Durban where our tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast

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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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