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Johannesburg  to  Durban   *Guided or Self-drive* (8 Days)


Tour Highlights Include: The Panoramic Route; Gods Window; Kruger National Park; Swaziland, Milwani Nature Reserve; Zululand; St Lucia Estuary; Zulu Cultural Village; beaches and attractions around Durban.


DAY 1 Departure is from the Forever Centurion Hotel  at 09h00 (See directions Below) Your journey takes you northwards along the N1 through Pietersburg, Tzaneen and  Gravellot  to Phalaborwa. A lunch stop will be made en route. After checking into your chalet enjoy a refreshing drink on the veranda. At 5pm an exciting night drive in an open vehicle will take you deep into the African Bush. The day is ended with a culinary bush experience. Enjoy your dinner amongst the wildlife under the African stars. Accommodation will be at the Phalaborwa Safari Park. 4**** www.foreversa.co.za

DAY 2 After waking up to coffee and rusks, we make an early morning start into the game-rich central section of the Kruger Park where we spend the morning viewing game. We will stop at one of the rest camps for a breakfast. Returning at midday to Phalaborwa, enjoy a visit to the Lapa, the Home of Amarula. Here you will be able to taste this unusual drink and learn how this local drink is made from the Amarula tree.                   

At 13h30 we set off for the Oliphants River for a boat cruise. Along the river banks, in the Kruger Park, are hippos, crocodiles, elephants, many species of antelope, warthogs, and hundreds of birds. What a fabulous way to end the day, enjoying sundowners on the boat and a traditional “Braai” barbecue. Return later in the evening where you may finish the day with a drink on the veranda of your chalet.

DAY 3 Commence with an early morning game drive. Breakfast is taken at Letaba camp. We return to the wild to look for various species not yet spotted stopping for a lunch break at Satara Rest Camp. After lunch we say farewell to the Kruger Park and drive to the Blyde River Canyon. Once again we take to the water and enjoy a boat cruise on the pristine waters of the Blyde River Canyon. In the late afternoon we check into the Swadini Resort. www.foreversa.co.za . Free evening for dinner.

DAY 4 Breakfast at the resort. Our route takes us through the Panoramic Route. Stops are made at Three Rondawels and Gods Window.

For those returning to Johannesburg The long road back to Johannesburg  begins. After a short stop at Pilgrims Rest the route passes through Lydenberg and on to Centurion situated between JHB and Pretoria. Arrival time at your final destination, the Centurion Hotel, is 17h00.

For Those continuing on to Durban we travel via Nelspruit to the Forever Resort and mineral water spa  at Badplaas. Enjoy the evening relaxing in the hot water spa. Free for dinner.

DAY 5  After Breakfast the journey continues on to Swaziland. We stop for a visit at the Glass Factory. We arrive at the Milwane Nature Reserve in the mid afternoon. www.biggameparks.org There is time for a scenic hike before dinner is served at the waterhole.  Accommodation is in rustic en suite grass bee-hive Swazi huts. Enjoy the evening sitting around the fire. Dinner is included tonight. Overnight at the rest camp.

DAY 6  Drive to Zululand via the Kingdom of Swaziland. En route to St Lucia we stop to visit a Zulu Tribal village. A great way to end the day is to take the ferry up the estuary to view Hippos and Crocodiles. Overnight on the banks of the St Lucia Estuary. Overnight stop is at the  Elephant Lake Hotel  www.elephantlakehotel.co.za  An optional night game drive to the Hluhluwe Game reserve is available.

DAY 7  Depart for Durban area. Arriving in the early afternoon there is time to relax for a few hours on the beach at Umdloti. An optional afternoon tour to Durban Beachfront and U Shaka Marine World is available. Your Guest House is situated right on the beach front with a number of restaurants a few minutes away. Free for dinner. www.fairlight.co.za

DAY 8  Spend some time after breakfast relaxing or strolling along the endless white beach. Transfer to Durban's King Shaka Airport for your return flight to Johannesburg International Airport.

Those guests continuing on with the tour to Cape Town will fly early to Port Elizabeth.

 Blyde River

 Kruger National Park

 Zulu Dancers

 Durban Beachfront

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Included: Accommodation (3/4 star or National Park Rest Camps); breakfasts, three dinners, night drive in Kruger with bush dinner; boat cruise on the Oliphants  River with dinner; all game drives in Kruger; Amarula tasting, Blyde Canyon boat cruise; ground transportation and driver/guide; Glass Factory, entry to Milwane Game Reserve; Zulu Tribal Village; St Lucia Estuary Cruise; transport for afternoon tour to Durban Beachfront; tourism levies and sales tax.   

NOT Included: Airfares; lunches; four dinners;  Kruger Park Conservation fees, optional excursions; alcoholic  drinks; tips and personal items.

Note: A visa for Swaziland may be required. If any of the above mentioned accommodation is unavailable we will arrange alternative accommodation of a similar standard.


Arrivals: For those flying into SA early on tour departure day: From the airport arrivals hall, proceed upstairs to the Gautrain. Take this high speed train to Centurian Station. From there you can take a taxi to the Forever Centurian Hotel or the Hotel can give you a complimentary shuttle. Notify the Hotel of your expected time of arrival at Centurian Station.  Tel 012 6446060

For those arriving the day prior to tour commencement:  We advise that you overnight at  the Forever Centurian Hotel. They also arrange short tours to Soweto, Gold Reef City etc. Complimentary shuttle service to the Centurian Shopping Mall.

Departures: For those that are flying back to JHBI at the end of the Tour:   If your international flight is a Star Alliance or British Airways flight you can get an extension  ticket. There are also low cost carriers on this route - www.kulula.com www.flymango.com ;     (Note: For small groups we can arrange a self drive vehicle back to J.H.B)

For those continuing on to the Port Elizabeth - Cape Town Tour: You will need to book one of the following flights. (We can do this for you)

SA Express: SA 1334 09h15 / 10h35  www.flysaa.com  

Kulula.com:   MN 6324   08h00 /  09h20   www.kulula.com



Included Accommodation only (3/4 star or National Park Rest Camps) with breakfasts on Day 6 + 7. Booking fees.

Excluded: Car rental (See Rates Here)  fuel, tolls, conservation and entry fees.


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