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Swaziland, Mozambique & South Africa: Self Drive Holiday Vacation + Kruger

Kruger + Mozambique + Kosi Bay + Swaziland (self drive)
OCN12M
12 NIGHTS
FROM £1,695
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
Swaziland Mozambique South Africa Self Drive Holiday Vacation Kruger

Explore the wildlife & culture of 3 countries - Swaziland, Mozambique & South Africa - on this wonderful self drive holiday vacation. Visit the Blyde River Canyon & beautiful Drakensberg Panorama route, Kruger National Park, Maputo in Mozambique, Kosi Bay lakes in Zululand & Hluhluwe National Park (with open-top game drives). End your holiday relaxing in beautiful Swaziland.

Swaziland Mozambique South Africa Self Drive Holiday Vacation Kruger
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Hazyview, South Africa
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Elephant Sanctuary
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Blyde River Canyon
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Kruger National Park
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Maputo, Mozambique
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Kosi Bay Lakes
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Hluhluwe National Park
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Lake St Lucia
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Self Drive Holiday Vacation
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Swaziland, Mozambique & South Africa
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Hazyview, South Africa
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Elephant Sanctuary
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Blyde River Canyon
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Kruger National Park
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Maputo, Mozambique
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Kosi Bay Lakes
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Hluhluwe National Park
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Lake St Lucia
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Self Drive Holiday Vacation
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Swaziland, Mozambique & South Africa
Day 1
Arrive at Mpumalanga Airport, collect your hire car and drive to your hotel on the scenic Panorama Route.
  
Check into your hotel in this beautiful region.
Day 2
This morning we recommend driving to an Elephant Sanctuary to experience a very special close-up encounter, where for 1-hour you can interact with and feed one of these gentle giants (pay entrance fee locally).
 
Your afternoon is at leisure to explore the small towns of Hazyview and Sabie.
Day 3
Today enter the world famous Kruger National Park.
 
Game viewing opportunities should present themselves almost immediately and hopefully you will see several species of antelope, zebra, wildebeest and maybe even giraffe before you reach your rest camp.  
 
The Kruger National Park offers a choice of self-catering rest camps, each situated in a different section of the park with its own unique flora and fauna - e.g. Skukuza, Letaba, Olifants, Lower Sabie, Pretoriuskop, Satara and Berg-en-Dal. Accommodation is in simple but comfortable thatched game park bungalows, with each camp having a restaurant and a small shop. Check in, settle in and relax in the atmosphere that only the African bushveld can provide (park fees payable locally on entrance).
 
Note: You will need your passport to enter the Kruger National Park.
Day 4
Today is devoted to self-drive game viewing in the Kruger National Park. We recommend setting off early each morning as the camp gates open (04h30 to 06h00 depending on the season), to take advantage of the best game viewing conditions of the day.
   
Explore this vast 2-million hectare game sanctuary that is the size of Wales and offers magnificent game viewing opportunities, with the highest concentration of lion in the whole of Africa. Hope to see several of the Big Five today - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino - as well as many other species before returning to your rest camp for breakfast (or buy provisions at camp and cook breakfast at a picnic spot).
 
The rest of the morning is free to relax at your rest camp, before setting out again at the time of your choice - usually the late afternoon - for another game drive. With nearly 150 different species of mammals and over 100 species of reptiles in the Kruger National Park, you can hope to see cheetah, giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodiles, sable antelope, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons, wild dogs and many other interesting animals. Outstanding bird watching is also guaranteed, with over 500 different bird species including many different eagles, kingfishers, vultures and storks.
  
After a beautiful African sunset, enjoy the balmy evening and pristine stars of the Milky Way as you have never seen them before – as well as the spectacular Southern Cross.
 
Note: Vehicles are not allowed to drive off-road in any national park in South Africa.
Day 5
Today drive 3-hours from the Kruger National Park to the Mozambique border, where you can expect customs delays, and continue another 2-hours to Maputo.
 
Check into your hotel in this bustling capital city, with its warm subtropical climate and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Day 6
Today is free to explore the bustling city of Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique and a former Portuguese colony, whose architecture still reflects some remnants of its European past.
 
View the colonial architecture, browse in a street market or simply relax around the swimming pool and enjoy good food and warm hospitality.
Day 7
Today leave Maputo and drive across the Catembe Bridge, continuing southwards for 2-hours to the South African border near Kosi Bay.
 
After completing customs formalities drive to the vehicle drop off point, where you will park your car in a secure facility and transfer 30-minutes in an open-top 4x4 vehicle to Kosi Bay Nature Reserve.
  
Check in to your luxury Kosi Bay tented lodge set in an indigenous coastal sand forest, with each unit having complete privacy and intimacy with your surroundings – including only paraffin lamps in the bedrooms and an open-air bathroom. In the evening relax by the campfire and enjoy dinner on the outdoor deck under the stars.
Day 8
Relax at your lodge which is situated near Kosi Bay - a series of four interleading fresh water lakes, that lead into the sea at the Kosi Bay River Mouth in far northern KwaZulu Natal near the border with Mozambique.
 
Kosi Bay forms part of the St Lucia Wetlands, which has been declared a World Heritage Site because of its importance as one of the world’s greatest marine wilderness areas. It is home to over 600 species of birds as well as hippos, crocodiles, loggerhead and leatherback turtles (which lay their eggs on the beaches from November to January) and many other fragile marine species.
 
Activities at the lodge centre around canoeing and boat rides on the lake (both combined with walking to the lake through the coastal forest); fishing on the lakes; bird watching; snorkelling at Kosi Bay River Mouth where local fisherman still use ancient fishing traps; and excursions to Thembe Elephant Park. From November to January, also an evening Marine Trail to see the remarkable spectacle of the egg laying and hatching of loggerhead and leatherback turtles.
Day 9
Transfer 30-minutes on an open-top 4x4 vehicle to your vehicle pickup point, where you will collect your car and drive 2-hours southwards to Hluhluwe National Park, renowned for its outstanding game viewing.
 
After checking into your safari lodge, enjoy a thrilling open top game drive with a lodge ranger. Game viewing opportunities should present themselves almost immediately and hopefully you will see several species of antelope, zebra, wildebeest and maybe even giraffe - as well as several of the Big Five - before returning to your lodge for dinner.
Day 10
Today enjoy game viewing by open-top vehicle in Hluhluwe National Park.
 
One of South Africa’s most beautiful game parks, Hluhluwe is home to all the Big 5 - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino - as well as the subcontinent’s largest population of endangered rhino, which this park saved from extinction. Hope to see many other interesting species too including giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodile, waterbuck, warthog and baboon. With over 300 different bird species, outstanding bird watching is also guaranteed.
  
After a beautiful African sunset, enjoy the balmy evening and pristine stars of the southern hemisphere.
  
Note: children < 6 are not allowed on open top game drives
Day 11
This morning we suggest visiting a Swazi Cultural Village to learn more about their local lifestyle and customs.
 
Afterwards we suggest visit Ngwenya Glass where you can watch craftsmen at work and Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, whose grassy plains are home to game such as antelope and zebra, as well abundant birdlife (pay all entrance fee locally).
 
You can also enjoy browsing in the craft markets of the capital of Mbabane.
Day 12
After leaving Hluhluwe, today we recommend a boat ride on Lake St Lucia estuary where you can hope to see hippos and crocodiles. Forming part of St Lucia Isimangaliso Wetlands, this area has been declared a World Heritage Site because of its unique biodiversity and importance to marine conservation. With over 500 different bird species in the region, it also offers outstanding bird watching.
 
Continue northwards for 4-hours into the small mountain kingdom of Swaziland. After completing border formalities, drive through beautiful mountains and gorges to your lodge.
 
Note: You will need your passport to enter Swaziland.
Day 13
Drive 3-hours through the mountains of Swaziland to Mpumalanga Airport for your flight home.