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14 Day Beach and Wildlife Safari (Comfort)

R24,580

+ Single Supplement EURO 330 optional


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Tour Style Accommodated Small Group Top Seller
Countries Visited Mozambique, South Africa
Starts Johannesburg
Ends Johannesburg
Group Size Max 12
Age Range 12 – 65 Years and older

Why book this tour?

This small group (max 12 pax) Beach and Wildlife Safari offers you unforgettable wildlife and the splendid wetlands of Zululand. Experience the culture of the Zulu nation and top it off with Arab influences from the Portuguese and Arab people. Travel by day in the uniquely custom-built trucks perfect for excellent game viewing and stay in suitable en-suite chalets and casitas at night.

You can fly out of Johannesburg airport on the last day of tour, we do a free drop off at OR Tambo / Johanesburg airport at +/-17:00.

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Johannesburg
Ends in
Johannesburg

This Beach and Wildlife Safari leads you through the unforgettable wildlife and wetlands of Zululand. It will take you to marvellous beaches, where you can snorkel, dive and fish, making this a tropical bliss. It also includes a bush walk in Swaziland and fantastic game viewing in the world-famous Kruger National Park. The accommodation on tour is a mixture of guest houses, chalets, lodges or permanent tented camps. The accommodation we use is graded 2 to 3 star and is comfortable, clean and on a twin share bases (en-suites with occasional shared bathrooms). All linen and bedding is provided. Most meals are provided by the guides around the fire or on the roadside during travel days (the truck has a fully kitted kitchen). Should you be a single traveller you will be roomed up with another same gender traveller unless you prefer a single supplement (limited to 2 travellers). The tour is a limited participation safari tour where your tour leaders will do all the meal preparation but we do ask travellers to help (on rotation) with the washing up. There are some long travel days which require early morning starts, to gain the most of our day in Africa.

Highlights

Included

  • 13 nights guest house / casitas / chalet
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport in minibus or safari truck
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Professional guide (2 x FGASA trained guides)
  • Entrance fees to Mkuzi / Hluhluwe Game Reserve, morning & afternoon game drives
  • Snorkelling at Kosi Bay River Mouth (mask & snorkel can be hired from the lodge at a nominal fee)
  • Entrance fees to Hlane Game Reserve, bushwalk local field ranger
  • Entrance fees to Kruger National Park, morning and afternoon game drives

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities, unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

SKU: ACS0601
 

Itinerary

Days 1 – 3: Johannesburg to Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal

Leaving from the City of Gold, Johannesburg, at 06h30 we journey through the undulating grasslands of the Highveld before travelling down the slopes and into the centre of KwaZulu-Natal where we reside for the next 3 nights at a lodge on a private reserve.

Exploring the serenity of the bush on a morning walk followed by a game drive in the Mkuzi Game Reserve. The Reserve was constructed in 1912 and hosts a wide array of natural habitats, resulting in abundant game and birdlife. The Mkuzi Game Reserve forms a portion of the Greater iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a world heritage site. We embark on game drives to explore the Reserve and pay a visit to a hide that overlooks one of the various waterholes in order to observe the different game that roams down in search of water. The Mkuzi Game Reserve plays a crucial role in the conservation of the threatened black and white rhino, and we make an effort to seek out these majestic animals during our game drives.

On day 3 we explore Hluhluwe Game Reserve and later in the day we will be taken on a stroll by a local guide to the adjacent village, where we are introduced to the Zulu people and are educated about their culture and customs.

Includes: Entrance fees to Mkuzi Game Reserve/Hluhluwe Game Reserve, morning & afternoon game drives
Overnight: Zululand, permanent tents – 3 nights stay in the private reserve permanent tents, en suite.
WiFi not available
Distance Covered: +/- 550kms ± 7½ hours, excluding stops for sightseeing & breakfast
Meals: Breakfast x1 Lunch x3, Dinner x3

Day 4 – 5: Kosi Bay, KwaZulu-Natal

Kosi Bay Nature Reserve spreads over an area of fruitful estuaries, mangroves, dune forests and tidal lakes. We explore this incredible ecosystem on foot and have the opportunity to snorkel at the mouth of the estuary. A distinct characteristic of the estuary in Kosi Bay is the traditional act of subsistence tidal trap fishing.

Leatherback and loggerhead turtles lay eggs during the evening on the sandy beaches which makes for an incredible sight, and an outing can be organised in order to watch this magnificent natural event.

Includes: Snorkelling at Kosi Bay River Mouth (mask & snorkel can be hired from the lodge at a nominal fee), Zulu village visit
Overnight: Amangwane Lodge chalets – for 3 nights in Kosi Bay we stay in permanent tents. Each has twin beds and en suite bathroom.
WiFi not available
Distance/time: 180kms, ± 2½ hours, excluding stops for sightseeing
Optional Activities: Leatherback turtle excursion (only available November – January)
Meals: Breakfast X2, Lunch X2, Dinner X2

Day 6: Swaziland 

Hlane Game Reserve is the biggest National Park in Swaziland and the chalets in which we reside in are encircled by gorgeous African bushveld, such as Knobthorn, Leadwood and Tambuti trees. In front of the camp lies a waterhole where you can watch as rhino and various other animals wander down to drink. We meet up with a local ranger who guides us on a bushwalk in order to exercise our skills in game tracking and to spot amazing birdlife.

Includes: Entrance fees to Hlane Game Reserve, bushwalk local field ranger
Overnight: Hlane Game Reserve, chalets – for 1 night in Hlane we stay in the park chalets. Each chalet has 2 or 4 twin bedrooms and there are en-suite bathrooms.
WiFi available
Distance/time: 350kms, ± 6 hours, excluding border formalities, excluding stops for sightseeing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Maputo, Mozambique

We make our way into Mozambique at the Namaacha border and journey to Maputo, previously known as Lourenço Marques. Located on a natural harbour, Maputo is the economic centre of Mozambique. At one point known as the ‘African Riviera’, Portuguese and African cultures join in an exceptional mixture of delicious seafood. Take some time to taste the magnificent seafood at one of the local restaurants at your own expense.

Includes: N/A
Overnight: Catembe Gallery Hotel – 1 night in Maputo we stay in a guest house. Twin rooms with a shared bathroom between 2 bedrooms, bar, restaurant, telephone.
WiFi available
Distance/time: 120kms, ± 1½ hours, excluding border formalities & stops for sightseeing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

seafood restaurant maputo

Day 8 – 10: Inhambane, Mozambique

Journeying north along the coastline of the Indian Ocean, we travel through mango and cashew nut plantations on the way to Inhambane. There are solid and evident Arab influences in Inhambane that date back to the days when slaves, ivory, gold and spices were traded. We spend some time exploring this interesting town and its majestic cathedral that is over 200 years old. We also pay a visit to the lovely fresh produce market before making our way to Praia de Barra.

Unwind and take pleasure in the inviting ocean water and vast, sun-kissed beaches. For those who wish to do something more exciting, there are plenty of Optional Activities in which to partake, such as dhow rides, scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing and surfing (at your own expense).

Includes: N/A
Overnight: Casitas, Palm Grove Resort – for 2 nights in Inhambane (Praia do Tofo / Barra) we stay in reed and thatch casitas. These are twin rooms with bed and mattress and en-suite bathrooms. Bar, restaurant, telephone.
WiFi not available
Distance/time: 500kms, ± 7 hours, excluding stops for sightseeing and lunch
Optional Activities Scuba diving, ocean safari & sailing and many more
Meals: Breakfast x3, Lunch x3, Dinner x2

Inhambane scuba diving

Day 11: Bilene, Mozambique

We make our way south along the coastline toward the town of Bilene, located on the shores of the sparkling, clear Uembje lagoon. The lagoon is 8 kilometres in width and 27 kilometres in length with white beaches, and is divided from the Indian Ocean by a thin band of sand dunes.

Our afternoon is spent exploring this wonderful lagoon, with the choice of participating in kayaking and snorkelling at your own expense, or taking a refreshing dip in the still, shallow waters. At night we indulge in a delicious supper at a local restaurant that boasts splendid views overlooking the lagoon (own expense).

Includes: N/A
Overnight: Laguna Camp, chalets – for 1 night in Bilene we stay in chalets. These are twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities, bar, restaurant, telephone.
WiFi available
Distance/time: 355 kms, ± 5 hours, excluding stops for sightseeing and lunch
Optional Activities: Snorkelling, Sunset Cruise & Fishing (please note that these are subject to time availability)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12 – 13: Kruger National Park, South Africa

Departing from the coast of the Indian Ocean, we journey through the Limpopo Transfrontier Park and make our way into the famous Kruger National Park, South Africa. A symbol of nature protection, the Kruger is a massive game region. We embark on thrilling game drives in search of lions, giraffe, the majestic elephant and much more wildlife. Unwinding in the serene bush, we are able to experience the wonder of an authentic African wilderness.

Includes: Entrance fees to Kruger National Park, morning and afternoon game drives
Overnight: Kruger National Park chalets – for 2 nights in Kruger we stay in national parks board chalets with en-suite facilities. Swimming pool, restaurant, and telephone.
WiFi not available
Distance/time: 350kms, ± 5½ hours, excluding border formalities & lunch stop (this is a long day!) + 3x 3
hour game drives
Optional Activities: Night game drive in National Parks open game viewing vehicle
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Johannesburg, South Africa

Following a game drive at dawn, we head back to Johannesburg in the late afternoon, bronzed, relaxed and prepared to return to our everyday lives. Our tour winds down to an end in the evening. A free drop off is offered at Johannesburg airport.

Accommodation: N/A
Meals Included: Breakfast
Distance Covered: +/- 450kms  ± 6½ hours, excluding stops for lunch

 

Activities

Included Activities:

  • Entrance fees to Mkuzi / Hluhluwe Game Reserve, morning & afternoon game drives
  • Snorkelling at Kosi Bay River Mouth (mask & snorkel can be hired from the lodge at a nominal fee)
  • Entrance fees to Hlane Game Reserve, bushwalk local field ranger
  • Entrance fees to Kruger National Park, morning and afternoon game drives


Other Activities

  • This is an inclusive tour, with a few optional extras as most are included.

 

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R24,580

+ Single Supplement EURO 330 optional


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