KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
KWA-ZULU NATAL – iSIMANGALISO
Safari game drives + bush walks included
Budget, reliable accommodations
No booking fees
Why is this safari better?
A fantastic seven day safari package that takes in the best of Kruger Park and the Northern Natal game reserves including HluhluweiMfolozi and iSmangaliso Wetland Park. The perfect itinerary to get a taste of what South Africa has to offer, from wildlife, to marine environments.
*This exceptional safari departs from Johannesburg every Saturday*
Sustainability: Your booking supports local guides and communities through eco-conscious travel and supporting local enterprise through community visits and purchasing of local crafts.
When to travel?
Whilst there is no typical low or high season for travel to South Africa, changes in climate can be a factor in your travel dates. A warm southern hemisphere climate, South Africa’s summer season runs during most people’s winter, and vice versa for their winter season from June-August.
High season: October to March
Low season: April to September
Best weather: April to May and September to October
Worst weather: June to August
Day 1, Saturday: Johannesburg – Greater Kruger National Park
Guests are collected from hotel/O R Tambo airport and drive along the Highveld grasslands to the quaint town of Dullstroom, where we have a lunch stop (own expense). After check-in at Tremisana Game Lodge, we board the rugged Landcruiser and go on a Sunset Game Drive. Enjoy an open-air BBQ at the famous Marula Boma. Dinner and overnight at Tremisana.
Tremisana is regarded to be the largest and most popular game lodge in the Balule region of the Greater Kruger Park, South Africa. Nestled in a private Big Five game reserve, guests are afforded the unique opportunity of experiencing off-road safaris, night drives, and walking safaris.
Day 2, Sunday: Bush walk and game drive at Tremisana Game Lodge
An armed ranger conducts a Bush Walk along the mighty Olifants River. This has proved to be a highlight that affords you the opportunity to investigate wildlife spoor and scats not readily seen from a vehicle. Return to Tremisana for Brunch. After lunch and siesta, we go on a 4h Sundowner Game Drive. Dinner and overnight at Tremisana.
Day 3, Monday: Full day game drive in Kruger National Park
After breakfast, board the Open Sided Vehicle and go on a full day safari in Kruger Park proper. Lunch (own expense) at Satara Camp. Return in the late evening to Tremisana for dinner and overnight.
Day 4, Tuesday: Greater Kruger to Tremisana to Hluhluwe in Northern Kwa Zulu Natal
After an early breakfast, depart by 7h30 for drive from Tremisana to Hluhluwe in Northern Kwa Zulu Natal. Enjoy some excellent scenic drives. Dinner and overnight at the newly refurbished Pumusa Bush Camp, built in a luxuriant-vegetated Sand Forest.
Pumusa is quiet and restful – far away from city lights. With a backdrop of a crackling fire, hyenas whooping in the distance and our resident bushbabies’ cry, clear views of our Milky Way and the Southern Hemisphere constellations, an unforgettable warm and tranquil atmosphere reigns. All the units at Pumusa Bush Camp are en suite and are decorated in a rustic Mozambican style, with wooden interior and newly installed mosquito nets. Although we now have municipal water as well as backup borehole water, shortages in these parts are real so we please ask our guests to use water sparingly.
Day 5, Wednesday: Game drive in HluHluwe Game Reserve
After breakfast, drive to nearby Hluhluwe Game Reserve for a full day of game viewing. We are practically guaranteed to see Rhino, that have not been dehorned, in Hluhluwe and neighbouring Imfolozi Game Reserve. These reserves are the oldest in SA (proclaimed in 1898) and were responsible for saving the White Rhino from extinction. Lunch will be enjoyed at an open picnic spot or hide. Dinner and overnight at Pumusa.
Day 6, Thursday: HluHluwe – iSimangaliso Wetland Park
After breakfast, drive to world-famous St Lucia. Visit the Isimangaliso Wetland Park that was listed in 1999 as SA’s very first World Heritage Site. It contains 3 major lake systems, 8 interlinking ecosystems, 700 year old fishing traditions, most of SA’s swamp forests and Africa’s largest estuarine system ! Drive to Cape Vidal where there is time for a swim/snorkel in the warm Indian Ocean. Lunch at an open picnic spot. Return to St Lucia to explore this amazing subtropical village. Board a boat that takes you on the estuary in search of hippo, crocodile and many other wildlife species. Dinner and overnight at Pumusa.
Day 7, Friday: Nature walk in iSimangaliso – transfer to Durban for departure home
Early morning nature walk hoping to see special birds endemic to this area such as Crowned Hornbill, Trumpeter Hornbill, Crested Guineafowl, Livingstone’s Touraco and Narina Trogon. If you are lucky, you will see rare antelope such as Red Duiker and Suni, not found in Kruger Park. Drive to King Shaka International airport near Durban arriving at around 11h00.
Choose to extend your itinerary with a stay in Durban.
NOTE: your itinerary is flexible and we can tailor-make the number of nights, additional destinations and extensions to your safari.
PRICE FOR YOUR SAFARI
- per person sharing a room, inclusive
- per single room, inclusive
OUR PRICE INCLUDES
- All accommodation with the corresponding number of nights
- All activities as per your itinerary
- All meals, except on transfer days and full days in Kruger
- All park fees
- Services of a professional guide & vehicle for the duration of your itinerary
- Collection from OR Tambo Int Airport or local hotel in Johannesburg on arrival and transfer to Durban’s King Shaka Int Airport on departure
- Pricing in South African Rand
OUR PRICE EXCLUDES
- International airfare
- Visas and other entry costs
- Travel insurance
- PCR testing for your journey home (if applicable)
- Personal expense such as all drinks, additional food not included, phone calls, curio shop purchases
- Gratuities for your tour driver/guide, waiters/staff at accommodations
- Optional extensions available in Durban, Victoria Falls and Cape Town
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