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14 Day Kruger, Eswatini (Swaziland) & Lesotho Tour

EndGqeberha (Port Elizabeth) (South Africa)
Duration: 14 Days
Style of Tour :
ZAR 46650.00AUD 3,658.82CAD 3,308.51EURO 2,254.71GBP 2,123.35USD 2,474.80

An accommodated adventure tour that has it all. Visiting a number of National Parks we can expect incredible wildlife sightings. The traditional Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland) and Lesotho offer fantastic opportunities to encounter the local tribes and traditions. This safari tour offers a good insight into South Africa.

Accommodation on tour:Guest house/Hotel/Lodge


  • Panorama Route & Blyde River Canyon
  • Kruger National Park
  • Game Drives
  • Eswatini (Swaziland)
  • Hluhluwe - Umfolozi Game Reserves
  • Isimangaliso National Park - St Lucia
  • Drakensberg Mountains
  • Karoo
  • Lesotho
  • Addo Elephant National Park

Below is the basic day to day brief,

The Full downloadable Itinerary is at the bottom of this window

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Day 1:  Johannesburg to Kruger Park Area
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)/Eswatini - 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 and Hiking

Day 6:  Eswatini (Swaziland)/Eswatini 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 & 9:  Drakensberg Mountains
Today we head north to the dramatic Drakensberg Mountains - a World Heritage Site. En route we stop briefly in Durban before heading for the mountains. We visit the impressive Howick Falls – with its 95m of plunging water. Howick is also famous for being the place where Nelson Mandela was apprehended by the “apartheid police”. The Drakensberg Mountains are spectacular and is referred to as the “barrier of spears” in Zulu. The area is known for its fantastic hiking with a choice of trails available to suit your level of fitness. Hike to pristine waterfalls and experience the beauty of this stunning area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlights:  Hiking in the Drakensberg,, Visit to Mandela Capture Site, visit Howick Falls

Day 10 & 11:  Kingdom of Lesotho
Our journey continues as we traverse a mountain pass and have a brief visit at a vulture restaurant/center where we hopefully have an opportunity to view these endangered scavengers. We pass through the “Golden Gate” and cross over into the “Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho”.  Passing through the capital - Maseru – we climb the mountains to our base at Malealea. We explore the surrounding mountains and visit a local Basotho village. The Basotho have a very distinctive culture and are easily recognisable by their traditional blankets and hats. There is an opportunity to do some pony trekking.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight:  Hike and Basotho village visit
Optional Activity:  Pony trekking

Day 12:  Graaff Reinet – Karoo
After crossing the border back into South Africa we head across the “Greater Karoo”, and experience a total change in South Africa’s ever changing landscapes. The Karoo is desolate and dry and popular for its sweeping vistas. Graaff Reinet is one of South Africa’s oldest town’s and has rich history.

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

Days 13:  Addo Elephant Park – Eastern Cape
We travel across the dry Karoo as we head for the Addo Elephant Park located close to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth). Waking early we spend most of the day exploring this well-known National Park. The Addo is famous for its Elephants and is also home to many other types of animals and we are bound to have some spectacular wildlife sightings. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Included Highlight:  Game drive in Addo National Park

Day 14:  Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)
We leave the Addo and head to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) where our tour comes to an end.

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 46650.00AUD 3,658.82CAD 3,308.51EURO 2,254.71GBP 2,123.35USD 2,474.80

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 truck
  • Qualified Guides
  • Guesthouse / Lodge / Hotel Accommodation
  • Meals as per full itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • All visas and travel insurance
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs, tips
  • Optional activities (see list on Itinerary for complete breakdown).
This tour has a duration of: 14 Days

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