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Kruger to Coast Essentials2018-07-23T15:13:47+00:00

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Kruger to Coast Essentials

6 Days

Johannesburg to Durban

ESSENTIALS SCHEDULED GUIDED TOUR
TISD 04

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This 6-day tour takes the guest from city to coast, exploring Johannesburg before encountering the ‘Big 5’ at the Kruger National Park. Visit the Kingdom of Swaziland and a World Heritage Site.

Kruger to Coast Essentials TISD 04
Languages English and German
Departure days Mondays
Departure locations Rosebank hotels ± 07h00
Sandton hotels ± 07h30
Vehicle Luxury sedan, minibus or coach
Group size 2-8 guests
Additional Touring Options

Private tour: Itinerary available on a private basis departing on selected days. On request and subject to availability (not available on Freesale). Departure on any other day is subject to availability and a surcharge may apply. Public attractions will not be private. Other language tour guides available on request.

Self-drive tour: Itinerary (excluding entrance fees and excursions) available on a self-drive basis departing on selected days. On request and subject to availability (not available on Freesale). Departure on any other day is subject to availability and a surcharge may apply.

Accommodation 3 and 4-star hotels
Meals 5 breakfasts and 1 dinner
Entrance Fees
Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Wonder View, Kruger National Park conservation fee
Optional Excursions
En Route
Afternoon tour of Johannesburg city
2 full day game drives in an open safari vehicle in the
Kruger National Park
St Lucia Estuary boat cruise

 English Departure Dates 

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
12,26 10 28 11,25 11,25 8,22 20 17 22 12,26 9,23 14,28

German Departure Dates 

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
5,19 3 14 4,18 4,18 1,15 6 3 8 5,19 2,16 7,21
  • Johannesburg city experience
  • Kruger National Park
  • iSimangaliso Wetlands Park game activities
  • ‘Big 5’ game viewing

Day 1 | Monday

DAY OF ARRIVAL (±30km)

Guests enjoy the day at leisure or alternatively take an optional, guided afternoon city tour of Johannesburg (own account). Experience the City of Gold and its historic and modern significance. Return to the hotel late afternoon. Guests enjoy dinner (own account) either at the hotel or at one of the many restaurants in Sandton.

Overnight Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika or similar – Breakfast.

Day 2 | Tuesday

JOHANNESBURG to HAZYVIEW via PANORAMA ROUTE (±500km)

After breakfast, guests depart for the Panorama Route en route to Hazyview. The Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondawels is the world’s largest green canyon, and is the first stop along the Panorama Route. Guests visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Wonder View, the highest viewpoint on this route. Guests stop for lunch (own account) in Graskop, arriving in the late afternoon at the overnight accommodation on the fringe of Hazyview. Relax prior to a leisurely dinner (own account) at the hotel.

Overnight at Casa do Sol Hotel & Resort or similar – Breakfast.

Day 3 | Wednesday

FULL DAY IN KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (±250km)

Leaving the hotel after an early breakfast, guests travel to the iconic Kruger National Park. They enjoy a guided closed vehicle game drive. The Kruger Park supports a staggering variety of fauna and flora including some bird species rare and endemic to the area. Enjoy lunch (own account) at one of the park’s rest camps, before continuing on the bush adventure. An optional full day safari in an open safari vehicle is available (own account and excluding lunch). Guests exit the Kruger National Park and head back to the hotel to freshen up and enjoy pre-dinner drinks (own account) before dinner (own account).

Overnight at Casa do Sol Hotel & Resort or similar – Breakfast.

Day 4 | Thursday

HAZYVIEW to MALELANE via KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (±200km)

Guests enjoy an early breakfast before spending a second day on a guided closed vehicle game drive in the Kruger National Park. An optional full day safari in an open safari vehicle is available (own account and excluding lunch). Guests spend the day finding the ‘Big 5’ and many of the fauna and flora. Lunch (own account) at one of the park’s rest camps. Exit the park at Malelane Gate. Guests arrive in the late afternoon at the overnight accommodation, situated on the border of the famous park. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks (own account) on the deck overlooking the Crocodile River, before dinner at the hotel.

Overnight at Pestana Kruger Lodge or similar – Dinner and breakfast.

Day 5 | Friday

MALELANE to HLUHLUWE via SWAZILAND (±420km)

Guests depart the hotel after an early breakfast and travel to Hluhluwe via the Kingdom of Swaziland. Ezulwini Valley is commonly known as the ‘Valley of Heaven’ and contains a number of notable wildlife sanctuaries and craft markets. Enjoy lunch (own account) en route.Guests re-enter South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal en route to Hluhluwe. Arrive early evening at the lodge in time for dinner (own account).

Overnight at ANEW Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris or similar – Breakfast.

NOTE: When entering the Kingdom of Swaziland, guests must ensure that they are in possession of a valid passport and for nationals of applicable countries, multi-entry visa regulations apply.

Day 6 | Saturday

MHLUHLUWE to DURBAN via ST LUCIA (±295km)

After breakfast, the tour heads for St Lucia, where guests can enjoy a boat cruise on the St Lucia Estuary (own account). View rare wildlife and birdlife, mangrove swamps and vegetated sand dunes that make for an interesting and educational cruise. The tour departs for Durban, with lunch en route (own account). Guests arrive at the hotel early afternoon.

RECOMMENDED PRE HOTEL

Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Umhlanga

Location: Umhlanga

  • Self-catering rooms
  • Minutes from the beach

RECOMMENDED PRE / POST TOURS

Mother City – Untold Stories of Cape Town (TICM)

Durban to Cape Town flight required

  • Full day Cape Town story-telling tour
  • Departs Cape Town daily; English
  • Cape Malay, Bo-Kaap
  • Castle of Good Hope
  • Local community project
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RECOMMENDED PRE / POST TOURS

Garden Route, Karoo and Addo Wonders (TISD 45)
8 day Cape Town Garden Route Circular including Addo
  • Departs Cape Town on selected Tuesdays (Bilingual)
  • Cango Caves
  • Sundowners at the Valley of Desolation
  • Open vehicle game drives in Addo Elephant National Park
  • Tsitsikamma and Knysna sites
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