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Wild Kingdoms Safari

Wild Kingdoms Safari

Marvel at Africa’s magnificence and majesty

Bushveld and canyons, big game and traditional Africa, mountains and beaches– explore the diverse and scenic eastern region of South Africa on a tour that takes you to the Kruger National Park, then through Swaziland and Zululand to the thriving coastal city of Durban.

Highlights

  • Gorgeous mountain scenery and breathtaking vantage points along Mpumalanga’s Eastern Escarpment
  • Big 5 game-viewing in the pristine wilderness of South Africa’s premier game reserve, the Kruger National Park
  • Fascinating cultures of Southern Africa’s pastoral Swazi and Zulu kingdoms
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Tour Departs:

Sundays, selected departure dates

Tour Notes:

  • Minimum 2 guests.
  • All departures are in English. German commentary is available on selected departure dates
  • Optional day tours available for pre-booking. See detailed pricing tab

Tour Includes

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 6 nights' accommodation, porterage, transport and sightseeing as specified.

What to Bring

VISA REQUIREMENTS
This tour travels through Eswatini (Swaziland). Please check visa requirements, as certain nationalities may require visas in order to travel through Eswatini (Swaziland)

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

Enhance the journey with optional excursions on the tour, available for pre-booking, subject to minimum of 2 people travelling. Optional tours are available in English commentary only.
Rack rates valid from 01/01/20-31/12/20

  • DAY 1 – SUNDAY – JOHANNESBURG – AFTERNOON SOWETO TOUR – Priced from R 840 .00 per person
    Soweto is unlike any suburb you’ve ever seen or been to, yet the history of struggle encapsulated here is a cornerstone of the South African story.
  • DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK – AFTERNOON OPEN VEHICLE SAFARI – Priced from R 840 .00 per person
    For the wildlife enthusiasts a second open vehicle safari in one of the world’s most renowned game reserves.
  • DAY 6 – FRIDAY – HLUHLUWE-IMFOLOZI PARK – AFTERNOON OPEN VEHICLE SAFARI – Priced from R 870.00 per person
    Enjoy an afternoon, 3 hour open vehicle safari into the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, Africa’s oldest game reserve and world renowned for its highly successful white rhino conservation programme.

Day One

On arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, you’ll be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure & unescorted. At 19h00 we will meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet fellow travellers.

Day Two - Departing Johannesburg

Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to the Mpumalanga Province.

Day Two

We arrive in Dulltroom for lunch (for own account). Afterwards we travel via the historic towns of Lydenburg, Long Tom Pass and Sabie to Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.

Day Three

After an early morning breakfast, we’ll drive along the spectacular “Panorama Route”, offering views of amazing scenery including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes’ and historic God’s Window, a breathtaking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park. We arrive back in Hazyview in the early afternoon, where the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax.

Day Four

The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open-vehicle safari (with English speaking game ranger) through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the Big 5 (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other game. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel. Late afternoon open-vehicle game drives are available (optional & for own account). [B]

Day Five

This morning we travel to Swaziland, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. We travel via the capital city, Mbabane, and on to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley. Overnight in Swaziland. [BLD]

Day Six

After breakfast we will continue south through Swaziland, before re-entering South Africa. Travel to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhino. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (optional and for own account) with an English speaking game ranger in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve. Overnight Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region.

Day Seven

This morning we will join a cruise on Lake St Lucia (depending on favourable weather conditions) before departing for Durban. Our journey takes us past traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. We arrive early afternoon where the tour ends.

Day One

On arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, you’ll be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure & unescorted.

Day One Accommodation

Day One

On arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, you’ll be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure & unescorted.

Protea Hotel Wanderers

Protea Hotel Wanderers

Protea Hotel Wanderers is a stylish hotel in the heart of Johannesburg’s popular suburb of Illovo. Ideally located, it offers easy access to a number of excellent shopping and dining alternatives.

Day Two - Departing Johannesburg

Day Two - Departing Johannesburg

Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to the Mpumalanga Province.

Day Two Day Three Accommodation

Day Two - Mpumalanga

Enjoy lunch in Dullstroom before continuing to Haziview via Lydenburg, Long Tom Pass and Sabie.

Day Three - Mpumalanga

After an early morning breakfast, we’ll drive along the spectacular “Panorama Route”, offering views of amazing scenery including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes’ and historic God’s Window, a breathtaking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park.

Perry’s Bridge Hollow

Perry’s Bridge Hollow

Located in Hazyview, a ten-minute drive away from the Kruger National Park, Perry’s Bridge Hollow is situated around the Perry’s Bridge Trading Post with its restaurants, bar, adventure centre and working brewery.

Day Four Accommodation

Day Four - Kruger National Park

The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle safari through Kruger National Park. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel.

Perry’s Bridge Hollow

Perry’s Bridge Hollow

Located in Hazyview, a ten-minute drive away from the Kruger National Park, Perry’s Bridge Hollow is situated around the Perry’s Bridge Trading Post with its restaurants, bar, adventure centre and working brewery.

Day Five Accommodation

Day Four - Swaziland

This morning we travel to Swaziland, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture.

Royal Swazi Sun

Royal Swazi Sun

In a lush valley in the Kingdom of Swaziland lies the sensational 4-star Royal Swazi Sun.

Day Six Accommodation

Day Six - Hluhluwe-Umfolozi

After breakfast you will continue south through Swaziland, before re-entering South Africa. Travel to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve. Enjoy an afternoon open vehicle game drive (with English speaking game ranger) before continuing to your hotel in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region.

Anew Hotel Hluhluwe

Anew Hotel Hluhluwe

Rich in natural ambiance and with a distinctively African rhythm, Anew Hotel Hluhluwe invites guests to relish the untamed beauty of KwaZulu-Natal and rich cultural heritage of the Zulu people.

Day Seven

Day Seven - Umhlanga, Durban

After breakfast, we join a cruise on the Lake St Lucia (weather dependent). The journey then continues to Umhlanga. Arrive in the early afternoon where the tour ends.

Day One

Protea Hotel Wanderers

Protea Hotel Wanderers is a stylish hotel in the heart of Johannesburg’s popular suburb of Illovo. Ideally located, it offers easy access to a number of excellent shopping and dining alternatives. It consists of 229 modern, air-conditioned rooms with sound-proofed windows, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and en-suite bathrooms. Warm earthy tones, elegant decor and harmonious designs compliment the exceptional and intuitive service of this elegant city hotel.


Day Two, 

Day Three, 

Day Four

Perry’s Bridge Hollow

Located in Hazyview, a ten-minute drive away from the Kruger National Park, Perry’s Bridge Hollow is situated around the Perry’s Bridge Trading Post with its restaurants, bar, adventure centre and working brewery. This upmarket hotel is perfectly placed for exploration of this exciting cultural and Big 5 game region. The rooms, with their colonial décor but thoroughly modern amenities, are spacious and comfortable. Guests do not have to go far for exceptionally good food as the on-site Kuka Restaurant & Cocktail Bar is specialised in sumptuous Afro-chic meals. Guests will be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities, ranging from game drives into the nearby Kruger National Park, exploring the region on horseback, to helicopter trips, golfing, hiking, birding or getting into the local spirit with a night of song and dance at the Shangaan River Club. Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool and wireless Internet access.


Day Five

Royal Swazi Sun

In a lush valley in the Kingdom of Swaziland lies the sensational 4-star Royal Swazi Sun. This regal hotel may be set in a classic colonial style but it offers the best of modern amenities and service. Characterised by sweeping verandas, huge oak trees and gracious wide-open spaces, the Swazi Sun is offers a special experience. Spacious luxury en suite rooms offer sweeping panoramic views of the valley. Revitalise your mind and body at the Royal Swazi Sun’s renowned Spa. After the sun goes down enjoy a meal or a drink at a variety of first class restaurants and bars or try your luck in the casino.


Day Six

Anew Hotel Hluhluwe

Rich in natural ambiance and with a distinctively African rhythm, Anew Hotel Hluhluwe invites guests to relish the untamed beauty of KwaZulu-Natal and rich cultural heritage of the Zulu people. Comfortable accommodation is in en suite rooms with all modern amenities. Enjoy refreshing sundowners on the swimming pool terrace while a Zulu dance show is held under a magnificent Fever tree. Dine at the friendly restaurant or under the stars in a traditional Zulu boma.


Africa – Explored, Experienced & Enjoyed

Southern Africa is well-known as one of the world’s best destinations for guided tours and safaris. The area is vast, and there are so many diverse attractions that you can get the most out of your holiday by accessing professional and trusted advice, itinerary design, planning, logistics and expert guidance. Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris’ guided holidays are also sociable and fun, enabling you to connect with people while enjoying all the enthralling adventure, magnificent beauty and amazing variety that southern Africa has to offer.

The many advantages of a guided holiday include that you are guaranteed high standards of safety, reliability and quality. Each hassle-free Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris guided holiday experience takes in top destination highlights; and offers you safe luxury transport, excellent accommodation and fine dining, fully supported by professional, caring service.

There’s no better way to encounter the best of Africa than to sit back and take it easy, knowing that all the details that make for a relaxing memorable holiday are completely taken care of. You are free to have fun - to fully explore, experience and enjoy a continent so rich in culture and heritage, peoples and places, astonishing wildlife and spectacular scenery.

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