Kruger & Swaziland Safari | South Africa

South AfricaAfrican Safaris

Over 7 days of pure enjoyment as you travel from Johannesburg to the most loved Kruger National Park and then Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in Swaziland.

If you're looking for a close encounter with wildlife, this is the perfect tour. With very little distance between you and the untamed, you're likely to see ample impala, zebra, elephant, giraffe, blue wildebeest, rhino and half-submerged hippos. Look out for cheetah, buffalo and more as you embark on the most thrilling eight days of your life. Get excited about the big five in Kruger National Park and wind down at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, revel in Southern Africa's natural beauty as you take a circle route from Johannesburg to Johannesburg in a smaller Mercedes Sprinter and stay in some of the best locations South Africa offers. Your experienced adventure crew will make sure you have a safe and enriching trip through this fascinating region.

7 Nights
From SGD 1,659Per Person

Kruger & Swaziland Safari

Welcome to Johannesburg, also known as Egoli, or The City of Gold, referring to the gold mining history of this fast-paced city. Book a day or two pre-tour to give you enough time to explore to the fullest. A visit to Gold Reef City, the amusement park and museum built on an old mine shaft will give you the opportunity for a ride on the Shaft of Terror, a vertical-drop roller coaster that is known as the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Africa due to its sheer 47-metre drop. For the historically inclined there is the ever-popular Soweto tour or just jump on a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus to discover Johannesburg at your own pace. Tonight, there is an opportunity to have dinner in one of the many excellent restaurants the city offers.

Meals: N/A
Transport: N/A
Travel Time: N/A
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Welcome Meeting at 18:00
Activities Optional: Explore City, Craft Market
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Today you leave behind the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg and depart on the first leg of your journey. We head north to Mpumalanga our lodge is situated just outside the borders of the Kruger National Park and features a restaurant, outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Sit back and indulge in the beauty of nature that surrounds you

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transport: Mercedes Sprinter
Travel Time: 7 hrs. Drive
Accommodation: Tented Rooms
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Today you travel to the famous Kruger National Park, now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park which forms with parks in Mozambique and Zimbabwe a natural sanctuary for a huge variety of animals. Here they live a natural life where they must fend for food and territory the same way they did for thousands of years. Here they can start following ancient migratory routes again because fences are coming down between these parks. As it is a short drive we arrive early morning and then have the pure pleasure of a full day's game drive in 4x4 vehicles. Get ready to spot hippo, giraffe, elephant, zebra, lion, and many other species in one of Africa's greatest wildlife areas. You will experience first-hand why Kruger National Park is known as the flagship of South African national parks. In the evening, back at camp you can sit around a campfire with your sundowner and enjoy the African night sounds drifting into the camp area or you have the option to book an open vehicle night game drive if available.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Transport: Mercedes Sprinter
Travel Time: Full day game drive
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Game Drive with 4x4 vehicles
Activities Optional: Night Game Drive
Entrance Fees Included: Kruger National Park

Another day and another country, this time entering Swaziland, a tiny country, landlocked within South Africa. After a final game drive in Kruger, we continue to Swaziland for two nights at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. The journey is just as rewarding as the destination, driving along rolling green hills, vast sugar cane plantations and countless mango trees. En route we will stop at some of the local markets where you can buy colourful batik or beaded jewellery, amongst others. Arriving at Mlilwane you will soon feel comfortable and at home in your "beehive village" - traditional grass huts on the outside but all western comfort on the inside. Sometimes animals such as zebra, impala and warthog casually wander into the premises, giving you the opportunity for that unique picture!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Transport: Mercedes Sprinter
Travel Time: 6 hrs. Drive
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Game Drive AM with Mercedes Sprinter
Activities Optional: Mountain Bike Rentals, Self-Guided Hikes, Horse Riding
Entrance Fees Included: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Known as Swaziland's pioneer conservation area that covers 4,560 hectares, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary gives you the opportunity to experience some of Africa's wildlife while on either the back of a horse, bicycle or on foot. Since there are no big predators, you will be safe to walk around and just enjoy the beautiful landscapes and pure, fresh air. Besides all the optional wildlife activities, you can also enjoy a hands-on cultural experience by visiting one of the local tribes. Learn more about the secrets of this small kingdom, such as the traditional but controversial annual reed dance where the king chooses a new wife.

Meals: Breakfast
Transport: N/A
Travel Time: N/A
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Mountain Bike Rentals, Self-Guided Hikes, Horse Riding
Entrance Fees Included: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

We return to Johannesburg for our last night of the tour. Tonight, you will have the opportunity to have dinner in one of the many excellent restaurants the city offers.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Transport: Mercedes Sprinter
Travel Time: 9 hrs. Drive
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A

Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast and the end of another incredible tour.

Meals: Breakfast

We have designed this itinerary to ensure that you get the best possible experience from this tour and region. Please note that if the itinerary on your trip differs slightly from the online itinerary or brochure, be assured that any change has been made after careful consideration and with the goal to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Changes considered necessary will usually be due to change in service levels, road conditions, recommendations from past clients, etc. The goal of any change will be to give an improved experience. You will be informed in writing of any major changes before your trip starts to keep you informed at all times and discuss any concerns you might have.

Some changes might also be totally out of our control, like changes in visa fees and procedures, available activities etc. and might differ to what we have advised on our website. If changes take place while you are on the road, our adventure crew will be informed immediately and this information will be conveyed to you. The adventure crew will give you all possible assistance to manage these changes.

Land Cost

Price per person in SGD

  • $1,659 ~ Adult Twin
  • $139 ~ Single Room Supplement

Note

  • Min. 04 persons to go; max. 12

Joining instructions

Once you arrive in Johannesburg, please make your way to the joining hotel. To take a taxi, leave the international terminal, cross the first road and you will see the taxi stand. For your safety, use only official taxis. If you have a pre-arranged transfer, look for a transfer person holding an Africa4us sign and your name once you walk out of the international arrivals area. Ask the person what hotel he/she will take you to (do not volunteer this information). Then present your passport for proof of identity.

The tour departs Johannesburg on Day 2 around 8 AM in the morning. A departure meeting will be held in the hotel reception area in the evening of Day 1 of your tour. Once you arrive, the reception will provide information from your Tour Leader regarding the meeting place and time. Please note: This tour might be done in a smaller vehicle - depending on group size.

Inclusions

  • Group Size Min. 04 persons to go; max. 12
  • Days 7 days
  • Start/End Johannesburg/Johannesburg
  • Distance 1,185km
  • Transport Mercedes Sprinter
  • Meals 6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • Accommodation Bungalow/Lodge (6 nights)
  • Entrance Fees Kruger National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Activities Kruger National Park - Full day 4 × 4 game drive, early morning game drive with Mercedes Sprinter
  • Crew 1 Tour Leader, 1 Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included

Exclusions

  • Air passage to/from Johannesburg. Please check with us for attractive airfare between Singapore and Johannesburg.
  • Airport transfers at Johannesburg
  • Visits not mentioned in the programme
  • Travel insurance covering missed flights, trip curtailment and emergency medical evacuation, etc.
  • Camera and video cameras fees, where applicable
  • Tips & gratuities for guides & drivers, and porters in hotels
  • Personal expenses like hard/soft drinks at meal times, phone bills, internet access, laundry, etc.

Trip map

Map for 7D Krugar and Swaziland | South Africa

Map for 7D Krugar and Swaziland | South Africa

Trip dates

  • JKJL180415 2018-04-15 to 2018-04-21
  • JKJL180429 2018-04-29 to 2018-05-05
  • JKJL180527 2018-05-27 to 2018-06-02
  • JKJL180603 2018-06-03 to 2018-06-09
  • JKJL180701 2018-07-01 to 2018-07-07
  • JKJL180715 2018-07-15 to 2018-07-21
  • JKJL180812 2018-08-12 to 2018-08-18
  • JKJL180819 2018-08-19 to 2018-08-25
  • JKJL180916 2018-09-16 to 2018-09-22
  • JKJL180930 2018-09-30 to 2018-10-06
  • JKJL181028 2018-10-28 to 2018-11-03
  • JKJL181104 2018-11-04 to 2018-11-10
  • JKJL181202 2018-12-02 to 2018-12-08
  • JKJL181216 2018-12-16 to 2018-12-22