South Africa Kruger Bush & Beach – 11 Days
ZULULAND * KOSI BAY * BEACHES * SWAZILAND * KRUGER NP
TOUR CODE – CH 17 SAKBB/A-11D – SMALL GROUPS MINIMUM 8 – MAXIMUM 12 PAX
Chalet = c/ Lodge = lo/ Guesthouse = gh
Breakfast = b/ Dinner =d
INCLUDES *Entrance fees *Transport in minibus *Meals as per itinerary *Professional guides
ARRIVE JOHANNESBURG – STAY CITY LODGE OR TAMBO
DAY 1 – 3 JOHANNESBURG TO ZULULAND –c/–b-d
Departing from Johannesburg at 06:30 we travel through the rolling plains of the Highveld before descending the escarpment into the heart of Kwa Zulu Natal where we will stay in the Mkuzi Game Reserve. The reserve was established in 1912 and has a large diversity of natural habitats. This diversity if habitats mean plentiful game and abundant wildlife. Mkuzi game Reserve is part of the Greater iSimangaliso Wetlands Park, a world heritage site. We explore the reserve on game drives and visit a hide overlooking one of the waterholes to watch the game come down to drink. Mkuzi Game Reserve plays a key role in the preservation of the black and white endangered rhino. We hope to see these amazing creatures on our game drives.
DAY 4 – 6 KOSI BAY –c/-b-d
Kosi Bay Nature Reserve covers a region of fertile estuaries, mangroves, dunes forest and tidal lakes. We explore this amazing eco-system on foot and also snorkel at the estuary mouth. A special feature of the Kosi Bay estuary is the traditional practice of subsistence tidal trap fishing. A local guide will lead us on a walk in the neighbouring village where we meet local Zulu people and are introduced to their culture and customs. Leatherback and loggerhead turtles lay their eggs on the beaches at night (November – January). An excursion can be arranged to view this beautiful natural occurrence (own account).
DAY 7 – 8 SWAZILAND –cabins/-b-d
Hlane Royal Game Reserve is Swaziland’s largest national park and our chalets are surrounded by beautiful African bushveld, dominated by Knobthorn, Leadwood & Tambuti trees. In front of the camp is a waterhole where rhino and other wildlife come to drink. We’ll join a local ranger on a bushwalk, practice our game tracking skills and see fantastic bird life.
DAY 9 – 10 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK –c/-b-d
Leaving the Indian Ocean coast, we travel through the Limpopo Trans frontier Park and enter Kruger National Park, South Africa. An icon of nature conservation. Kruger is big game country! We enjoy exciting game drivers and hope to spot lion, giraffe and the mighty elephant among others. Relaxing in the tranquil bush we experience a land forgotten by time, a true African wilderness.
DAY 11 JOHANNESBURG ––b–
After an early morning game drive, we return to Johannesburg in the late afternoon. Sun tanned. Laid back and ready to re-join life. Tour ends +- 18:00.