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Duration: 14 Days
Location: South Africa Kruger, Swaziland,& Mozambique
Price: 2018 Rate: ZAR 27,950 / Single Supplement ZAR 4,550
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Starts: Johannesburg

Ends: Johannesburg

Group size: Min 2

Tour code: Avo01

Single Supplement : ZAR 4,550 (2018 Rate)

Vehicle Type: Overland Safari Truck

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From breath taking mountain vistas to azure seas; from flagship Kruger National Park to colourful crafts and cultures, this tour takes in the absolute best of southern most Africa. Visit three countries in two weeks – South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique, in an exciting blend of bush, beach, culture, craft, food and visual feasts!

    • Panorama Route – Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Potholes, God’s Window, Graskop
    • Greater Kruger National Park
    • Hlane Royal National Park OR Mlawula Nature Reserve entry fees
    • Inhambane tour, including entry to museum
    • A traditional Mozambican Portuguese-style dinner in Barra
    • Cultural experience, Swaziland
  • 14 Days Budget Accommodated Kruger, Swaziland & Mozambique – Beach & Bush Safari:

    Day 1: Swaziland:
    Departing early from Johannesburg, we head towards the incredible Lubombo mountains, to overnight either in Hlane Royal National Park, or Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.  Encompassing an area of 22,000 hectares, Hlane Royal National Park is home to lion, elephant, white rhino, giraffe and many other species; including the most concentrated population of nesting white backed vultures in Africa. The word Hlane means “wilderness” in the local language siSwati, and the rugged natural surrounds are beautiful and unique. Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area. Once a farm, Mlilwane was proclaimed as a reserve in 1961. Although it is modestly sized at 4,560 hectares, it is Swaziland’s most popular eco-destination for its outstanding diversity of species, which can be enjoyed in safety because of the relative lack of predators within the sanctuary. You have the option today of a sunset game drive at Hlane or Mlilwane, dependent on place of stay. **Today we cross a border so please have your passport ready**
    Meal : Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation : Hlane Royal National Park / Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary / Twin ensuite rondavels
    Optional Activity : Game drive – Hlane / Mlilwane
    Distance : ± 370 km – 450 km

    Day 2: Swaziland:
    Today we will enjoy a traditional Swaziland cultural experience performed by skilled dancers. You may well be invited to participate! A game drive or guided walk can be taken at Hlane or Mlilwane, dependent on place of stay.
    Meal : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation : Hlane Royal National Park / Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary / Twin ensuite rondavels
    Optional Activity : Game drive – Hlane / Mlilwane Swazi candle factory – Mlilwane only
    Included Activity: Cultural experience

    Day 3: Swaziland and Mozambique:
    This morning after an optional game drive in Hlane (subject to availability), we will cross the border into Mozambique. Maputo, previously known as Lourenco Marques, is the capital and largest city of Mozambique. A port city whose chief exports include food and primary produce, Maputo has a culture and atmosphere quite unlike any other African city. Our accommodation for the night is outside the city, away from the hustle and bustle.
    **Today we cross a border so please have your passport ready**
    Meal : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation : Complexo Suor de Trabalho (no website available) / Twin ensuite chalets
    Optional Activity : Morning game drive – Hlane
    Distance: ± 165 km – 245 km

    Day 4: Barra Beach-Inhambane:
    Departure today is early as we have a long distance to cover. Our destination is the postcard-perfect Barra beach, with its azure sea and white sandy beaches. The diving here is spectacular; if you are a diver, arrangements will need to be made for days 6 and 7. Tonight we enjoy a traditional Mozambican Portuguese-style dinner.
    Meal : Breakfast and Dinner
    Accommodation : Bayview Lodge / Neptune’s Lodge / Campbell Lodge / Twin ensuite chalets
    Optional Activity : Morning game drive – Hlane
    Included Activity : Traditional Mozambican Portuguese-style dinner
    Distance: ± 450 km

    Day 5: Barra Beach-Inhambane:
    Today is ours to enjoy the ocean safari, which offers an excellent chance to see a wide variety of marine life in the area. Barra is home to one of the world’s largest whale shark populations – in the summer months sightings are more likely, and groups of up to 30 sharks are sometimes seen! The magnificent manta ray, and pods of playful dolphins are also on the list of possibilities.
    Meal : Breakfast and Dinner
    Accommodation : Bayview Lodge / Neptune’s Lodge / Campbell Lodge / Twin ensuite chalets
    Kitty Activity : Ocean safari

    Day 6: Barra Beach-Inhambane / Tofo
    The entire day is yours to enjoy at leisure – this is a day on which dives can be taken for those who are suitably qualified. In the afternoon you can join us for a visit to the bright and colourful craft markets at Tofo, where the locals will be happy to negotiate a fair price with you.
    Meal : Breakfast and Dinner
    Accommodation : Bayview Lodge / Neptune’s Lodge / Campbell Lodge / Twin ensuite chalets
    Optional Activity : Diving, snorkelling, quad biking, horse riding, surfing, craft market visit.
    Included Activity : Visit to Tofo

    Day 7: Barra Beach-Inhambane
    A final day for you to laze around soaking up the sun on the beautiful Barra beach, or to enjoy one of the many optional activities on offer, whether quad biking, diving, snorkelling, horse riding or surfing in nearby Tofo.
    Meal : Breakfast and Dinner
    Accommodation : Bayview Lodge / Neptune’s Lodge / Campbell Lodge / Twin ensuite chalets
    Optional Activity : Diving, snorkelling, quad biking, horse riding, surfing, craft market visit.

    Day 8: Vilankulo
    Vilankulo is a coastal town in the Vilanculos district of Inhambane. The town is named after local tribal chief Gamala Vilankulo Mukoke, and some of the locals are named after his sons. After a short tour of Inhambane, a very interesting town, we will head north to Vilanculos; a highly sought-after destination. From here we are ideally positioned to explore the Bazaruto Archipelago. Snorkelling the reef gives a glimpse into the richness of the Indian Ocean, and the spectacular sea life to be found here. After settling in to our accommodation, we will receive information about the Bazaruto island hopping excursion taking place tomorrow.
    Meal : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation : Golden Sands / Twin ensuite rooms / A frames
    Included Activity : Inhambane walking tour
    Distance : ± 320 km

    Day 9: Bazaruto Excursion
    Bazaruto Island falls within the Bazaruto National Park, one of largest marine parks in Southern Africa and an absolute wealth of sea life. Clear, turquoise waters make for clear views of the brightly coloured fish that frequent the reefs. There are five main islands in the archipelago and we will visit one of them. Snorkelling will be done on one of the beautiful reefs, and the boat crew will cook a lovely local lunch for you.
    Meal : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation : Golden Sands / Twin ensuite rooms
    Kitty activity: Bazaruto Archipelago day tour

    Day 10: Chidenguele (Xai Xai)
    Our location for tonight is situated on the edge of the small town of Chidenguele. The dirt road from the village to the beach takes us past the edge of Lake Nhambavale; a fresh water lake over 20 km long. This is a quiet and idyllic location, truly one of Mozambique’s hidden gems.
    Meal : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation : Sunset Beach Lodge / Twin chalets
    Distance : ± 441 km

    Day 11: Kruger National Park area
    Today is a long drive day and we will start out early. After crossing the border, we will head north towards Kruger National Park; home to an amazing 147 mammal species including the ‘Big Five’; leopard, lion, rhinoceros, buffalo and elephant, along with 114 reptile and 502 bird species. We will be on the lookout for wildlife en route to our camp. Located just outside the Numbi gates of Kruger Park-proper, Nkambeni forms part of the greater Kruger Park. The animals are free to wander across the boundaries, and all manner of wildlife can be seen. After settling in you will have a chance to relax before taking an optional sundowner game drive with an experienced guide. This drive lasts 3 hours, giving you the opportunity to see plenty of wildlife. On your return your guide will have dinner ready for you.
    **Today we cross a border so please have your passport ready**
    Meal : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    Accommodation : Nkambeni Safari Camp / Twin ensuite permanent tents
    Distance : ± 482 km
    Optional Activity : Sundowner game drive, Kruger National Park

    Day 12: Kruger National Park area
    The day starts early with an optional full day open vehicle game drive in Kruger National Park. For this you will be accompanied by an experienced guide who specialises in the area. You will stop off at one of the park’s main camps for lunch (own account), before making your way to our second base camp. For those who do not take this option, a game drive will be done in the mini bus. A second optional sundowner game drive can be arranged for you should you wish.
    Meal : Breakfast and Dinner
    Accommodation : Nkambeni Safari Camp / Twin ensuite permanent tents
    Kitty activity : Full day 4×4 game drive, Kruger National Park
    Optional Activity : Sundowner game drive, Kruger National Park

    Day 13: Panorama Route
    This morning there is one last chance to take an optional game drive, at sunrise, in Kruger National Park. Afterwards we head for the spectacular Panorama Route, stopping to view Graskop, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the Three Rondavels before finally reaching Blyde River Canyon. Tonight we will stay at Forever Resorts Blyde River, a truly stunning location. For dinner we will enjoy a farewell braai.
    Meal : Breakfast and Dinner
    Accommodation : Forever Resorts Blyde River / Twin ensuite chalets
    Included activity : Panorama Route: Graskop, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon
    Optional Activity : Sunrise game drive, Kruger National Park
    Distance : ± 145 km

    Day 14: Johannesburg
    Today we will head to our final destination, Johannesburg. We will arrive back at approximately
    Meal : Breakfast
    Distance : ± 390 km

  • Kitty  

    The following activities are highly recommended and are payable on arrival in cash, should you wish to participate. These activities are optional, however do be aware that time has been allocated to them in the tour itinerary.

    Activity Country  Price
    Full day 4×4 game drive, Kruger National Park (including park entry and conservation fees) South Africa R 1,370
    Ocean safari, Barra (3 hours) Mozambique R 800
    Bazaruto Archipelago day tour (full day – including entry fees Mozambique R 2,080
    TOTAL COST R 4,250

    Optional activities 

    There are a range of activities that you can choose to participate in that are not included as part of your tour or in the kitty. The pricing is indicated in the table below. Please note that these prices are indicative only, and are subject to change without notice.

    Activity Country Price
     Game drive, Hlane Royal National Park (2.5 hours) South Africa R 345
    Game walk, Hlane Royal National Park (2 hours) South Africa R 205
    Game drive, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (2 hours) South Africa R320
    Guided walk, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (2.5 hours) South Africa R205
    Scuba diving, Barra – per dive incl equipment hire Mozambique From R500
    Quad biking, Barra (2.5 hours) Mozambique R300
    Horse Riding, Tofo (one hour) Mozambique R250
    Sufing, Tofo (per hour) Mozambique R75
    Sundowner game drive, Kruger National Park**(3 hours. See note below) South Africa R 835
    Sunrise game drive, Kruger National Park ** (3 hours See note below) South Africa R 785

    The optional activities are not included in your tour because these are activities that not everybody would like to do! Optional activities are a great way to add more adventure to your experience. Our tours are designed so that it is not necessary to do the optional activities to have a good time – there are always plenty of things to see & do.

    These activities can be paid in cash or credit card directly to the adventure operator. Shark diving and whale watching must be booked the week before the tour departs, as they take place on the first day of tour.

  • DATES:
    We depart from Johannesburg.

    Start JHB End JHB
    14/01/2018 27/01/2018
    28/01/2018 10/02/2018
    11/02/2018 24/02/2018
    25/02/2018 10/03/2018
    11/03/2018 24/03/2018
    25/03/2018 07/04/2018
    08/04/2018 21/04/2018
     22/04/2018 05/05/2018
     06/05/2018 19/05/2018
    20/05/2018 02/06/2018
    03/06/2018 16/06/2018
    17/06/2018 30/06/2018
    01/07/2018 14/07/2018
    15/07/2018 28/07/2018
    29/07/2018 11/08/2018
    12/08/2018 25/08/2018
    26/08/2018 08/09/2018
    09/09/2018 22/09/2018
    23/09/2018 06/10/2018
    07/10/2018 20/10/2018
    21/10/2018 03/11/2018
    04/11/2018 17/11/2018
    18/11/2018 01/12/2018

    RATES:
    2018 Rate:  Accommodated ZAR 27,950 / Single supplement ZAR 4,550