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Spot the Big Five on safari in Kruger National Park

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Highlights

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Lean more about KwaZulu-Natal history in the region’s various museums
  • Hike the beautiful walking trails of the Drakensberg mountains
  • Explore the picturesque scenery and nature of Swaziland
  • Spot the Big Five on safari in Kruger National Park

Holiday Type

Wildlife & Nature
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Safari
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What's included
  • International flights
  • 12 nights in 4-5* hotels
  • 13 days' car hire
  • 4 game drives in Kruger National Park
Need to know
  • Arrives: Durban International Airport (DUR)
  • Time difference: GMT+2
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders do not require a visa
  • Language: 11 official languages including English and Afrikaans
  • Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)
  • Flying time from UK: around 12 hours
  • Plug type: 3 large round pins
  • Voltage: 230V
Your route
 

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from UK to
Day 2
Pietermaritzburg

Once you’ve settled in, take a look around the peaceful KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden, home to plants from across eastern and southern Africa. Take a look around the City Hall, the largest red brick building in the Southern Hemisphere, or perhaps have a look around the Voortrekker Museum, which tells the story of the Great Trek, a mass migration of Dutch settlers into the interior of South Africa from 1836.

4* Granny Mouse

Days 3-4
Drakensberg

It’s the ideal spot for hiking, and there are plenty of routes to choose from. Perhaps step inside the Royal Natal National Park’s famous natural amphitheatre, take in the magnificent Doreen Falls in the Didima Valley or walk across the Drakensberg Suspension Bridge in the Lost Valley.

4* Cathedral Peak

Day 5
Rorke’s Drift

Learn all about this historic day, plus more about the Anglo-Zulu wars at Fugitive’s Drift, which is the place where Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill lost their lives attempting to save the Queen’s Colour of their regiment. Take a walk or a horse ride around the area and see if you can spot the local birdlife, or perhaps try fishing in the Buffalo River.

4* Fugitive's Drift Guest House

Days 6-7
Mkuze

Mkuze shares its name with its neighbouring game reserve, a collection of open savannahs, dense woodlands and soggy swamps at the foot of the Lebombo Mountains. The park is home to more than 420 bird species including fish eagles, so head out into the bush or hang out by the river to spot elephant, wild dog, wildebeest, hippos, giraffe, cheetah and leopard.

5* Ghost Mountain Inn

Days 8-9
Swaziland

Swaziland may be a small country, but there’s plenty to do here. The Mantenga Nature Reserve is home to the picturesque Mantenga Falls, Swaziland’s largest waterfall, which you can hike to, and there’s also a cultural village, where you can learn more about Swazi history and culture.

4* Mantenga Lodge

Days 10-11
Blyde River Canyon

Come for hiking, scenic drives and picnics by pretty waterfalls and rock formations. On your drive to Blyde River Canyon, perhaps stop off at the historic town of Pilgrim’s Rest, and the God’s Window viewpoint, which offers a gorgeous panorama of the lush Lowveld below.

4* Rissington Inn

Days 12-13
Kruger National Park

Kruger is home to the Big Five (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, rhino), and is also blessed with high concentrations of the most loved of the game animals, such as zebra, cheetah, giraffe and impala. With four safaris included, you’ll have ample chance to spot the animals, so bring your camera, keep your eyes peeled, and see what you can find.

5* Hamilton's Tented Camp

4 game drives

Days 14-15
Depart Kruger National Park and return to the UK

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