Kruger Durban Safari Circle Tour <strong>Province</strong>: Gauteng<br />

Kruger Durban Safari Circle Tour

 
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Departs from: Johannesburg
Province: Gauteng
Days: 13
Persons: min 2
Departs: Daily
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Highlights: Self Drive Package Johannesburg Kruger Park Durban Drakensberg.

The 13 days Kruger Safari starts at the international airport of Johannesburg and ends in Johannesburg. You travel to our most popular and well known Game Reserve, the Kruger Park taking in all the interesting and historic sites on your way. Continuing a taste of Swaziland, where you should get your local arts and crafts. Following you take a bit of the coastline and the empowering Drakensberg Mountains. This tour is a great variety of excellent game viewing, dramatic landscapes and the Southern African cultures.


   
Itinerary: 13 DAYS KRUGER SAFARI CIRCLE

DAY 1: PILGRIMS REST

From Johannesburg you travel towards Kruger Park but before you get to Kruger you stay at the historic village of Pilgrims Rest. Pilgrims Rest is situated on the magnificent Panorama Route and in the area of Pilgrims Rest you find an abundance of natural, cultural and historic gems. Pilgrims Rest offers you a fascinating window into the past and captures the spirit of a bygone era and their people in the quest for gold. Overnight in Pilgrims Rest

DAY 2: KRUGER PARK

Today you can either drive straight to Skukuza in the Kruger National Park or you take a detour along the Panorama Route and visit the popular attractions like Gods Window, the Three Rondavels and the Blyde River Canyon. You enter Kruger via Hazyview and your overnight is in Skukuza.

DAY 3: KRUGER PARK

Today you have a full day for game viewing at your own pace. Overnight in Skukuza

DAY 4: SOUTHERN KRUGER

From Skukuza you travel more south of Kruger and stay at Malelane. Overnight in Malelane.

DAY 5: SWAZILAND

From Melalane you travel towards Swaziland and drive through this friendly country. Swaziland is a rural charm where lots of people come to visit. It is well known for arts and crafts. South Africa held Swaziland as a protectorate from 1894 to 1899, but after the Boer War, in 1902, Swaziland was transferred to British administration. The paramount chief was recognized as the native authority in 1941. In 1963, the territory was constituted a protectorate, and on Sept. 6, 1968, it became the independent nation of Swaziland. Your overnight will be at a Game Reserve in Swaziland.

DAY 6: ST.LUCIA

From Swaziland you travel to St.Lucia. St. Lucia was formed about 60 to 100 million years ago when the Indian Ocean withdrew from the sandy coastal regions of Kwazulu Natal. The greater St.Lucia Wetlands is one of the worlds great eco-tourism destinations. The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance has listed St.Lucia as having international conservation value. The region also satisfies the criteria for listing as a UNESCO Wold Heritage area. Today is not a far drive so you can still enjoy your morning in Swaziland.

DAY 7: ST.LUCIA

You have one more day to explore St.Lucia or enjoy one of the many activities. Overnight in St.Lucia.

DAY 8: SHAKALAND

From St.Lucia you travel towards Eshowe for a cultural day and night at Shakaland. At shakaland Experience the sight of assegaai-wielding warriors, share the fascinating secrets of the Sangomas and witness traditional customs such as tribal dancing, spear making and the beer-drinking ceremonies. Your program starts at 16h00pm, so you should be there half an hour before that. Overnight in Shakaland.

DAY 9: UMHLANGA ROCKS

After your morning program at Shakaland you travel to the coast to Uhmlanga Rocks. If time you can still enjoy the golden beaches and warm waters. Overnight in Uhmlanga.

DAY 10: GIANTS CASTLE

After your day on the beach you are traveling land inwards. You head first towards Pietermaritzburg, where you can visit the Voortrekker Museum. At the Voortrekker Museum you can get a good overview of the history of Kwazulu Natal, which is a perfect start. Continuing you visit Howick and the Howick Falls. From here you can take the Midland Meander, known for all its arts and crafts shops until you get the turnoff to the Giant Castle. Accommodation at Giants Castle

DAY 11: GIANTS CASTLE

You need one more day at Giants Castle to explore the area. Activities include: prehistoric rock art, day walks, bird watching, swimming, game viewing, mountain biking etc. Accommodation at Giants Castle

DAY 12: GOLDEN GATE

From the Giants Castle in the central area of the Drakensberg you head back to the N3 and follow your way to the Golden Gate National Park. You can either take the Highway or the smaller road (which is scenic wise much nicer), the R74. If you are interested you can visit Spioenkop Battlefield for some historic information about the background of this area. Your accommodation is in Golden Gate National Park.

DAY 13: JOHANNESBURG

From Golden Gate you travel to Johannesburg which is your end destination.


   
Included: The following is included standard:
Flights (only internal flights, no Int. Flights included), transfers, car hire with unlimited kms, accommodation, way cards and/or books, a vast route description, If you overnight in a national park or nature reserve the obligatory access money and/or conservation fees has been included in our price.


   
Excluded: All purchases of a personal nature, except breakfast, all food and drinks, excursions, access money, petrol, toll road costs and travel and cancellation insurance. (Travel Insurance and cancellation insurance for you cost)
   
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