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14 Day Lesotho, Eswatini (Swaziland) and Kruger Park Tour

StartGqeberha (Port Elizabeth) (South Africa)
Duration: 14 Days
Style of Tour :
ZAR 34000.00AUD 2,666.67CAD 2,411.35EURO 1,643.31GBP 1,547.56USD 1,803.71

An overland tour taking in Lesotho, Zululand, Eswatini (Swaziland) and the famous Kruger Park.  Enjoy incredible scenery, diverse cultural encounters and Big 5 safaris. Experience the diversity of South Africa. 

Accommodation on tour:Camping


  • Addo Elephant park
  • Lesotho
  • Drakensburg Mountains
  • Zululand
  • Hluhluwe - Imfolozi National Park
  • Eswatini (Swaziland)
  • Kruger National Park 
  • Blyde River Canyon

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 Gqeberha).

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:  Addo Elephant Park
Departing Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), we head towards the Addo Elephant Park, famous for its large herds of elephants. We set up camp outside the park and do our first game drive in the afternoon and enjoy some wildlife viewing. The Addo Elephant Park is also home to the Big 5 and many other species of wildlife.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight:  Game drive in Addo NP

Day 2: Graaff Reinet – Karoo
We leave the coast and travel across the arid “Karoo”. The Karoo is desolate and dry and popular for its sweeping vistas. Graaff Reinet is one of South Africa’s oldest town and has rich history. We enjoy a Sundowner excursion in the valley of Desolation.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: Valley of Desolation Sundowner Tour

Day 3:  Lesotho – Maleala
This morning we head across the Karoo to the “Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho”. Lesotho is an island country in South Africa and home to Southern Africa’s highest mountains. When crossing the border, the local Basotho tribe is recognisable with their traditional blankets and hats. We travel high up into the mountains where we set up camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4:  Lesotho
We begin our day with a hike through the local mountains. Included in the hike is a visit to a local village where we gain insights into local living. There is an opportunity to do some pony trekking on the famous mountain Basotho ponies. A fantastic day of hiking and pony trekking allows one to take in the spectacular mountain views.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Optional Activity:  Mountain Hike, Pony Trekking
Included Highlights:  Lesotho Village visit, Morning Hike

Day 5 & 6:  Drakensberg – South Africa
We depart Lesotho and head to the Drakensberg – a range of mountains running across the centre of the country. With spectacular peaks, rivers, waterfalls and Bushman Paintings, the whole area is a hikers paradise and there is a range of hikes to suit all fitness levels. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlights:  Oliiers Hoek Pass, Guided hike - Drakensburg Mountains

Day 7: Kwa Zulua Natal - St Lucia
We travel through stunning scenery to Howick Falls for great photo opportunities. We then stop of in Durban and make our way to St Lucia.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlights: Visit to Mandela Capture Site, Howick Falls

Day 8:  Hluhluwe & Imfolozi Game Reserves
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 9:  Eswatini (Swaziland)/Eswatini
An early morning start sees us depart Zululand and head to the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland) now called Eswatini. Eswatini 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 Sanctuary.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Optional Activities: Game drives, mountain biking & a Swazi cultural encounter

Day 10:  Eswatini (Swaziland) - Mlilwane wildlife sanctuary
We relish in a morning nature walk and also enjoy a cultural experience with a guided walk through the Esijeni villiage.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight: Nature walk with guide
Optional Activities:  Game drives, mountain biking, Swazi cultural encounter, Esijeni Cultural Tour

Day 11:  Eswatini (Swaziland) to Kruger National Park
We cross the border into South Africa where we set up camp on outskirts of the Kruger Park. As soon as we enter the gates of the park our game drive begins as we search for the Big 5.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Activity:  Game Drive in tour truck

Day 12:  Kruger National Park - Panorama route
We spend the next two days exploring the Kruger National Park – South Africa’s largest game reserve. 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. The first day we make use of the overland vehicle which offers an elevated view and enables us to try and sight Africa’s famous Big 5. We visit Bourke's Luck, the Three Rondavels and God's Window just outside the park.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Activity:  Panorama Route

Day 13:  Kruger National Park
Another full day exploring the Kruger Park waits. 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. 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. There is an option to do a late afternoon / sunset drive.

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

Day 14:  Kruger Park to Johannesburg
We depart the Kruger and head to Johannesburg. Our safari ends in the late afternoon in Johannesburg. Guests are invited to enjoy a traditional South African dinner tonight.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

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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 34000.00AUD 2,666.67CAD 2,411.35EURO 1,643.31GBP 1,547.56USD 1,803.71

2024 Tour Prices – Per person

ZAR 46,650 - Accommodated
ZAR 3,050 - Single Supplement (mandatory for single travelers)

ZAR 34,000 - Camping
ZAR 2,100 - Single Supplement (optional)

  • Fully equipped Overland vehicle
  • Accommodation is in twin share dome tents in designated campsites in picturesque locations with toilet and shower facilities
  • Most campsites have a swimming pool, restaurant and bar
  • Sleeping bag required
  • Meals as per full itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance and visas
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs, tips
  • Optional activities (see list for an indication of prices).
This tour has a duration of: 14 Days

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