Wildlife - 12 Day Kruger to Coast, South Africa

This exhilarating tour include wildlife viewing in the world renowned Kruger National Park, scenic panoramas of the Blyde River Canyon, personal open vehicle Sand Forest Reserve safaris and the incredible diversity of the St. Lucia Wetlands Park.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival, Kruger National Park

On arrival at Oliver Tambo International Airport you will be met by your guide and transported to the Kruger National Park in an air conditioned minibus, a 4 hour drive. Lunch stop en-route. We will have our first taste of wild Africa as we enter the Kruger National Park gates on our way to our accommodation inside the park.

Day 2 - 5 Kruger National Park

Big 5 Wildlife

We will spent the next four days transversing South Africa’s largest wildlife park (the Kruger Park covers 2 million hectares) one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the world, home of the Big 5. Plains game, a large variety of birds (500+ species occur in the park) and the big cats can be encountered as they roam freely throughout the park.

Included:

  • Daily guided game drives in air conditioned minibus
  • A guided night-drive in an open safari vehicle
  • A guided sunset drive in an open safari vehicle
  • A guided morning walk (approx. 4 hours, moderate fitness)

Day 6 Panorama Route

Scenic Blyde River Canyon

Leaving the low lying savannah behind us we will ascend to the highland plateau and Drakensberg escarpment with scenic views over the Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world. The panoramic views and natural beauty of Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, The Three Rondawels and Berlin Falls are on our itinerary today. Our accommodation for the night is in Nelspruit.

Day 7 - 11 Coast, Wetlands and Sand Forest

Sea, Wilderness, Hippos & Crocs

Driving south towards the KwaZulu-Natal coast will takes us across the grasslands of eastern Mapumalanga. Our first two days will be spent in pristine sand forest reserves where wildlife abounds in lush woodland savannah interspersed with freshwater wetlands and lakes.
Arriving in St. Lucia a hippo and crocodile viewing boat trip will await us. We will use St. Lucia as our base from where we will explore the Cape Vidal and Hluluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserves on full-day excursion.

Included:

  • Daily game drives in a Sand Forest reserves in open safari vehicles
  • Day trip to Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve
  • Day trip to St. Lucia Wetlands Reserve in an open safari vehicle and Snorkeling (weather permitting, snorkel gear included)
  • Hippo and crocodile boat trip

Day 12 Departure

After breakfast you will be transferred to Durban’s King Shaka International Airport for our return flight to Johannesburg from where you will catch your return flight back home.