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The Rickshaw Travel Group ("Rickshaw Travels") was founded in May 1988. From our humble beginnings as a small travel agency, we have grown and expanded into several countries and today have 28 years of experience in the travel business, both corporate and leisure... read more .

KRUGER & THE KINGDOMS


From USD 1372 * | from £ 1001.56*

per person sharing

Its a truly royal seven days, fully escorted, so you're taken directly to some of South Africas finest scenic sights and most prolific Big Five game-viewing country. Culture and wildlife come alive with vibrant finesse. Gods Window is one of the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserves most spectacular viewpoints... where majestic cliffs plunge down 700m and, on a clear day, youll be able to see over the famous Kruger National Park towards the Lebombo Mountains on South Africas border to Mozambique

Day 1: Johannesburg 
 
On arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, you'll be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure and unescorted. Why not enjoy a sightseeing tour or simply relax at your hotel. 
 
Overnight in Johannesburg
 
Day 2: Johannesburg - Mpumalanga  
 
Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and head for Pretoria, South Africa's capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to the Mpumalanga Province, known as 'Paradise Country'. Dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld, we travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg. After traversing the famous Long Tom Pass, we travel via Sabie and arrive late afternoon into Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.   
 
Overnight in Mpumalanga
 
Day 3: Mpumalanga
 
After an early morning breakfast, we'll drive along the spectacular 'Panorama Route', offering views of amazing scenery including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke's Luck Potholes' and historic God's Window, a breathtaking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park. We arrive back in Hazyview in the early afternoon, where the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or join an afternoon game drive experience (optional and for own account).
 
Overnight in Mpumalanga
 
Day 4: Mpumalanga
 
The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle safari (with English speaking Safari Guide) through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world's greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the 'Big Five' (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other game. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel. Late afternoon open vehicle game drives are available (optional and for own account). 
 
Overnight in Mpumalanga
 
Day 5: Mpumalanga - Swaziland  
 
This morning we travel to Swaziland, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. We travel via the capital city, Mbabane, and on to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for a true African shopping experience at the Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings. 
 
Overnight in Swaziland.   
 
Day 6: Swaziland - Zululand  
 
After breakfast we will continue south through Swaziland, before re-entering South Africa. Travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (optional and for own account with an English speaking safari guide) in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhino. 
 
Overnight in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region.  
 
Day 7: Zululand - Durban 
 
This morning we will join a cruise on Lake St Lucia (depending on favourable weather conditions) before departing for Durban. Our journey takes us past traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. We arrive early afternoon where the tour ends on arrival.   

Includes:

  • 1N Johannesburg, 3N Mpumalanga, 1N Swaziland, 1N Zululand
  • 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 1 Dinner
  • Transportation and Porterage
  • Sightseeing and activities as per the itinerary
  • Conservation Levy and Park Fees

Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional expenses
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