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Kruger & Swazi Overland

9 Days, Johannesburg to Durban
Kruger & Swazi Overland

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In Africa, the cultural exchange rate is always favourable. This eye-opening journey into South Africa and Swaziland promises ample face time with the region's fa read more...

IS THIS Yolo TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Are young at heart
    • Prefer fast-paced and budget-friendly trips
    • Want to have meaningful encounters with local people
    • Love making new friends
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 08 nights accommodation (Simple hotels (3 nts), participation camping (4 nts), backpacker dorm (1 nt, multi-share)).
  • 8 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (15-seat touring vehicle, maximum 14 passengers).
  • Kruger National Park entrance and game drive Traditional Shangaan dinner and dancing.
  • Visit to Planeterra-supported Children's Day School.
  • Traditional Durban dinner and miner's gumboot dance.
  • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 50-65 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Johannesburg
Day 2 Johannesburg/Manyeleti
Day 3 Manyeleti/Kruger National Park
Day 4 Kruger National Park/Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
Day 5 Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
Day 6 Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary/Saint Lucia
Day 7 Saint Lucia
Day 8 Saint Lucia/Durban
Day 9 Durban
Departures
  • Nov
    2017
  • Jan
    2018
  • Feb
    2018
  • Mar
    2018
  • Apr
    2018
  • May
    2018
  • Jul
    2018
  • Aug
    2018
  • Sep
    2018
  • Oct
    2018
  • Nov
    2018
  • Dec
    2018
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Thu, 16 Nov '17
  • Fri, 24 Nov '17
  • Thu, 25 Jan '18
  • Fri, 02 Feb '18
  • Thu, 15 Feb '18
  • Fri, 23 Feb '18
  • Thu, 22 Mar '18
  • Fri, 30 Mar '18
  • Thu, 05 Apr '18
  • Fri, 13 Apr '18
  • Thu, 03 May '18
  • Fri, 11 May '18
  • Thu, 12 Jul '18
  • Fri, 20 Jul '18
  • Thu, 16 Aug '18
  • Fri, 24 Aug '18
  • Thu, 20 Sep '18
  • Fri, 28 Sep '18
  • Thu, 04 Oct '18
  • Fri, 12 Oct '18
  • Thu, 08 Nov '18
  • Fri, 16 Nov '18
  • Thu, 29 Nov '18
  • Fri, 07 Dec '18
  • Thu, 20 Dec '18
  • Fri, 28 Dec '18
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Johannesburg
  • Manyeleti
  • Kruger National Park
  • Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Saint Lucia
  • Durban
  • Johannesburg to Durban Map
  • DAY 1 Johannesburg

    Arrive at any time.

    Arrive in Johannesburg at any time and make your way to the joining point hotel.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Johannesburg/Manyeleti

    Drive through scenic mountains, and experience a traditional Shangaan dinner and dance.

    Private Vehicle
    Johannesburg - Manyeleti 8h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Shangaan Dinner and Dance
    Manyeleti
    Enjoy a cultural evening with the local Shangaan people. Dive into local fare with a delicious homemade dinner, then watch a Shangaan dance performance. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 3 Manyeleti/Kruger National Park

    Visit Shalati village and the G Adventures-supported G Hope Africa preschool just outside Kruger National Park. Enjoy a game drive in Kruger and watch wildlife from the comfort of the touring vehicle.
    Hope Africa Children's Day School
    Manyeleti
    Learn how Planeterra supports accessible early childhood education in South Africa through Hope Africa Children's Day School. This school provides education for over 80 children under the age of five. The parents of the children are mostly rangers and lodge staff in the Kruger area, this school provides them with the resources to have access to safe childcare during the day, so they can rest assured while being employed in the tourism industry. The preschool also provides two meals a day for each student. A past G Adventures' traveller who visited the school helped raise much needed funds to have a water line, borehole, and tank installed. Thanks to her efforts, the school and community have access to water.

    Kruger Game Drive
    Kruger National Park
    Jump into our touring vehicle and get ready to spot elephants, hippos, giraffes, zebras, lions, and many other species in one of Africa's greatest wildlife areas. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 4 Kruger National Park/Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

    Visit the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Opt to go hiking, mountain biking, or visit a traditional Swazi village.

    Cross the border from South Africa to Swaziland. Explore Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, which is situated in the Swaziland's "Valley of Heaven", the Ezulwini Valley. Take advantage of free time to go horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, or game viewing.

    Private Vehicle
    Kruger National Park - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary 3h 30m 200km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Border Crossing (South Africa - Swaziland)
    Jeppe's Reef - Matsamo
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Visit
    Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
    Visit Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, a conservation area in the Ezulwini Valley. The sanctuary is home to mountains, plains, and everything in between. It also has a plethora of birds and other animals, including warthogs, crocodiles, hippos, and more. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 5 Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

    Get out and explore Swaziland. Opt to go hiking, mountain biking, or visit a traditional Swazi village.

    Free Time
    Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
    Get out and explore this small, land-locked country.

    Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Visit
    Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
    Visit Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, a conservation area in the Ezulwini Valley. The sanctuary is home to mountains, plains, and everything in between. It also has a plethora of birds and other animals, including warthogs, crocodiles, hippos, and more. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 6 Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary/Saint Lucia

    Opt to take a boat cruise, go kayaking, or take a game drive in Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve.

    Depart for the beautiful Zululand area, re-entering South Africa in one of its most diverse regions. Stay in the St Lucia area near the coast. Here, take an optional boat trip on the estuary or go for a horse ride on the beach. The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park stands as a beacon to the efforts for conservation in South Africa.

    Private Vehicle
    Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary - Zululand 6h 277km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Border Crossing (Swaziland - South Africa)
    Lavumisa - Golela
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Optional Activities
    St Lucia Boat Cruise

    Saint Lucia Estuary
    Hop on a boat and slowly cruise through the St Lucia Estuary while keeping a lookout for crocodiles, hippos, and birds.

    Optional Activities
    St Lucia Boat Cruise

    Saint Lucia Estuary
    Hop on a boat and slowly cruise through the St Lucia Estuary while keeping a lookout for crocodiles, hippos, and birds. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Saint Lucia

    Get out and explore. Opt to visit the Umfolozi Game Reserve, which is a safe haven for both the white and black rhino. Lions, buffalo,
    elephants, and leopards also call this reserve home.

    Free Time
    Saint Lucia
    Get out and explore the beautiful nature of the area.

    Optional Activities
    Umfolozi Game Reserve Game Drive

    Umfolozi Game Reserve
    Hop into an open safari vehicle and go on a game drive with a local expert. Be on the lookout for the Big Five and more. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 8 Saint Lucia/Durban

    Head down the coast for a final night out in Durban. Enjoy a traditional Durban meal of "bunny chow" (hollowed out bread filled with curry) and watch a traditional miners' gumboot dance.

    Spend most of the day travelling the coast to Durban. Explore the beach and dive into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean just out the front door of our guest house.

    Durban
    Enjoy a traditional miners' dance performance presented by dancers wearing gumboots; it was inspired by miners who would sometimes put bells on their wellingtons. When the miners stomped on the ground, the bells would ring and serve as a code to other miners nearby.

    Private Vehicle
    Saint Lucia - Durban 6h 275km
    Get into the thick of the action aboard this rugged ride built with the wild in mind. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 9 Durban

    Depart at any time.

    Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 50-65 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 14 passengers, at an average there are 12 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes

  10. This is not a physically demanding journey; however, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and poor road conditions at times. Despite this, most clients feel that the diversity of the African landscape, countries, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience. We use a comfortable and safe customized safari truck for the long drives.

  11. It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate if you are traveling to South Africa from a Yellow Fever endemic country. SOUTH Africa is to enforce new rules requiring proof of Yellow Fever vaccination for all travelers - even in airport transit - who have been in Zambia or other countries where the disease is endemic. The stricter guidelines, effective 01 Oct 2011, will see pax without an international Yellow Fever certificate refused entry.

  12. An essential part of your safari is participation. The group is usually divided into small groups and given different tasks which change on a day to day basis, from kitchen duty group (helping in prepare meals and clean up afterwards), the packing group (sets up all tables and chairs outside) and the cleaning group (which cleans the truck by emptying the rubbish bin and brooming). it is all part of your adventure and when everyone puts in a little effort the trip will run smoothly. Your CEOs will do all the meal preparation, but we do ask the clients to help with the washing up. Team spirit is part of the fun! All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied. We supply dome tents and assembly/disassembly takes only 5 minutes. All tents have built-in insect nets. Mattresses are also available, which are approximately 4cm thick, warm and comfortable.

  13. Sleeping bags can not be rented on any of our Africa overland or safari

  14. LUGGAGE COMPLICATIONS: It occasionally happens that luggage on international flights into Cape Town, Livingstone or Johannesburg does not arrive. Please be aware that this may happen, especially if you have a tight connection in either of these centres, are flying with different airlines with a connection, have a last minute flight change or re-route, or fly from or connect through another African centre. Please be prepared and keep all important documentation and valuables on your person. As well we recommend a change of clothes in your hand luggage. If unfortunately this does happen, and your luggage does not arrive, you should be entitled to a limited initial compensation from your airline. In Southern Africa, the arrival of lost luggage normally takes between 10 and 48 hours after the initial plane's arrival. The airlines technically should be responsible to forward your luggage to you, to your hotel or elsewhere in Southern Africa. You may find that your tour will begin, and you still have not received your luggage. When reporting your missing bag at the airport please provide the airline with the emergency telephone number of our local office in South Africa (+27 71 470 6928). Please do not give out any address (starting point hotel) as on most trips we do not stay long enough for the bag to arrive, the airline should phone our local office to arrange the delivery address. It is recommended that you purchase locally a few needed items, begin your tour. Your CEO or local representative will be able to help you organize this, and once your luggage is retrieved, it should be able to be forwarded to you - depending where you are. Please note that any costs that you may incur for luggage retrieval or sending luggage are not the responsibility of G Adventures, though we will always strive to assist you in any way possible, Please make sure to hand in the reference number of the bag and your flight details to your CEO in order to help with the tracing of the bag. You should always keep all receipts and documentation, and contact your airline or insurance provider for reimbursement.

  15. Your CEO aims to provide you with the best service possible during your tour. They will be joining you in the back of the truck for a maximum of approximately 50% during driving, to answer questions and provide more information about the areas that you visit. They will spend the remainder of the driving time in front with the driver to enable them to make bookings, do planning and to fulfil other organizational requirements of the tour. During game drives, your CEO will ensure to accompany you in the passenger area of the truck. This is of course because they have a lot of knowledge to share with you during these exciting game drives. Please do not hesitate to ask your CEO any questions.

  16. Please note on this tour there will be a maximum of 14 people per vehicle (19-seat touring vehicle).

  17. VISAS. Please read the Visa section very carefully. Visas are your own responsibility. Always double check with the embassies what each countries requirement are.


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