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12 DAYS 11 NIGHTS JOHANNESBURG - PRETORIA - PANORAMA ROUTE - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK - MOZAMBIQUE - SWAZILAND - ST LUCIA - DURBAN - SANI PASS

This is a 12 days 11 nights tour from Johannesburg to Durban. For the active traveler looking to see beautiful scenic views & enjoy wildlife experience.This is a very fascinating and humdinger tour to enjoy in a life time

TOUR NAME

12 DAYS 11 NIGHTS
JOHANNESBURG TO DURBAN
(TOUR NUMBER 31)

TOUR DURATION

12 DAYS 11 NIGHTS

TOUR PRICE

Price on request according to the number of the group from 1-99

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The tour starts in South Africa's City of Gold (Johannesburg) to South Africa's playground (Durban)

Day 1 : Johannesburg

We pick you up from OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg and according to arrival time we will do short city tour of Pretoria and at the end of the tour we transfer you to Hotel in Johannesburg

Johannesburg, is the largest city in South Africa. Johannesburg is the provincial capital of Gauteng, the wealthiest province in South Africa, having the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub-Saharan Africa and  the population of the city of Johannesburg was +/- 5.5million, making it the most populous city in South Africa. The city is one of the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the world and it is one of Africa's only two global cities.

Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa and has a population capacity of +/- 750 000 people. It straddles the Apies River and has spread eastwards into the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains. It is one of the country's three capital cities, serving as the seat of the administrative branch of government, and of foreign embassies to South Africa. Overnight in hotel(3 star or equivalent) in Johannesburg Bed and Breakfast

Day 2 : Johannesburg (Soweto)

We visit Soweto, Soweto is a township of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng, South Africa, bordering the city's mining belt in the south and has a population of 1.2 million people. Its name is an English syllabic abbreviation for South Western Townships. We will explore Gold Reef City, which was created around the authentic 19th century gold mine. Gold Reef City theme park has an abundance of history, and sightseeing and includes a visit to the mine shafts and the apartheid museum. We visit Sandton Square a 5 Star shopping destination in South Africa. One of the main attractions in Sandton is Sandton City, which ranks among the largest shopping centres in Africa. The completion of this precinct by the Liberty Group was the catalyst for the subsequent development of this entire area. Together with Nelson Mandela Square, the centre, with some 144,000 m2 of shopping space, is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere (behind Chadstone Shopping Centre).The trip will end in the afternoon. Overnight in hotel(3 star or equivalent) in Johannesburg. Bed and Breakfast

Day 3: Johannesburg to Panorama Route (Mpumalanga) 

After breakfast in Johannesburg hotel we will check out and drive to Panorama Route (Mpumalanga) to enjoy the scenic delights of Mpumalanga's 'Panorama Route'. The day's highlights include Pilgrim's Rest, the old mining village where gold was first discovered, glorious God's Window, a boundless view of forested mountains and fertile plains, and a visit to the spectacular Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa. Overnight at The Royal Hotel (3 Star), Bed and Breakfast

Day 4 : Mpumalanga (Panorama Route) to Kruger National Park

After breakfast at The Royal Hotel (Pilgrims Rest) we will check out and drive through Blyde River Canyon to Protea Kruger Gate Hotel to check in and spend the night. Protea Kruger Gate (3 Star) or equivalent Bed and Breakfast

Day 5: Kruger National Park

We wake up early and go on a sunrise 3 hour open vehicle game drive in search; for the impassive variety of wildlife that’s in the Kruger National Park. This enormous and magnificent park is one of the most popular public-entry game parks in the world. Its density of permanent game is unrivalled with hundreds of different species; 507 birds, 336 trees, 147 mammals, 114 reptiles, 49 fish and 34 amphibians. We return to the Camp by mid-afternoon relax, have lunch and later go for the sunset 3 hour game drive with open game viewing vehicles with the South Africa National Parks authorities. Protea Kruger Gate (3 Star) or equivalent Bed and Breakfast

Day 6: Kruger National Park to Maputo (Mozambique)

After breakfast we will check out and drive to Maputo (Mozambique)

Maputo, capital of East Africa’s Mozambique, is an Indian Ocean port with preserved Portuguese colonial architecture. Many turn-of-the-century buildings are in the downtown jacaranda-lined Baixa neighborhood. The bronze-domed CFM Maputo Railway Station, for example, was completed in 1916. The Baixa also has an expansive Municipal Market. The neoclassical City Hall is in the nearby Praça da Independência square.

Overnight Southern Sun Maputo (3 Star) or equivalent subject to availability. Bed and Breakfast

Day 7: Maputo (Mozambique) to Eswatini (Swaziland)  

After breakfast in Maputo (Mozambique) we check out and drive to Eswatini (Swaziland), we enter Eswatini (Swaziland) at Golela Border gate (passport required) drive through the magnificent landscapes of Swaziland a tiny Kingdom of a former British Protection Territory, now ruled by King Mswati III. Enjoy a Swazi cultural experience, arrive at Hlane National Park by afternoon. Check in at our very rustic camp and rest of the afternoon at your Leisure Overnight Hlane Rustic Lodge (3 Star) or Mlilwane Camp (3 Star) Bed and Breakfast

Day 8: Eswatini (Swaziland) to Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa (Emdoneni)

After breakfast in Eswatini (Swaziland) we will check out and drive through Swaziland border in to KwaZulu Natal, South Africa to Zululand (Emdoneni) to spend the night and visit Emdoneni Wildcat Sanctuary

Emdoneni Wild Cat Project offers a guided tour about South Africa’s endangered wild cat species. The aim of the Emdoneni Cat Project is to care for the various wild cat species which have been orphaned or injured in the wild and need care and rehabilitation. Emdoneni’s guided tour offers visitors a unique and exciting opportunity to literally see magnificent cat species. There are four species of wild cats at Emdoneni; African Wildcat, Caracal, Cheetah and Serval. This once in a lifetime opportunity can be enjoyed whilst being educated on a tour. This activity is very popular! Overnight Emdoneni Lodge/Bushlands or DumaZulu Cultural Village (3 Star) Bed and Breakfast

Day 9: Emdoneni to St Lucia Isimangaliso Wetlands Park to Durban

After breakfast in Emdoneni lodge we will check out and drive to St Lucia

We depart from Emdoneni Lodge for an early drive through a scenic route to St Lucia (isimangaliso) a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoy a 2 hour estuary cruise to see Hippos and Crocodiles and a huge variety of birdlife and after the boat ride we drive to Umhlanga / Durban and spend the night there. Umhlanga is an affluent residential, commercial and resort town north of Durban on the coast of KwaZulu-NatalSouth Africa. It is part of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, created in 2000, which includes the greater Durban area. The name means "place of reeds" in the Zulu language, and the correct pronunciation of "hl" in Umhlanga is similar to the Welsh "ll". It is bordered by Durban North to the south and Mt Edgecombe to the west.Overnight Holiday Inn Express Umhlanga (3 Star) or equivalent Bed and Breakfast

 

TOUR INFORMATION

What you need to know

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION: Pickup at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport and drop off at Durban King Shaka International Airport or pickup at Durban King Shaka International Airport and drop off at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport

WEAR: Comfortable clothing, Walking Shoes, Hat, Sunscreen, Jacket.

LOCATION: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Panorama Route (Mpumalanga), Kruger National Park, Mozambique, Swaziland, St Lucia, Durban and Sani Pass (Lesotho)

AGE: All ages welcome

DATES: All year round

TRAVELLER TYPE:  Single or Per Person Sharing

Day 10: Durban to Sani Pass (Lesotho)

We wake up early in the morning to Sani Pass Lesotho for a 4x4 experience day tour

One of our most popular tours! The Sani Pass Lesotho 4x4 tour leaves from Durban and stops at the capital of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg. Your guide will give you a short tour of the city and visit Mahatma Gandhi’s statue by Pietermaritzburg City Hall. Afterwards the tour moves towards the Drakensberg Mountains and up to the Sani Pass in Lesotho. Passport required and VISA’s if needed.

The Sani Pass is a 33km gravel road that straddles the sheer cliffs of the Drakensberg escarpment in a series of tight Zig Zag curves. The route begins at the Sani Pass Hotel which is 1566m above sea level. You will be travelling in 4×4 upwards along the narrow road crossing the South African / Lesotho border post which is 1968m above sea level. On route the landscape of KwaZulu-Natal opens-up displaying spectacular views of rolling hills and vast skies.

At the top of Sani Pass, at a height of 3240 metres / 9900 feet is the “Highest Pub in Africa” where you will be given time to enjoy a warm pub meal. You tour guide will take you to a local’s home near the pub to introduce you to a Basotho people in a local village. There you will see how the Basotho people of Lesotho live. Thereafter you will make your way down Sani’s Pass and cross the border back into South Africa and head back to Durban.

Overnight Holiday Inn Express Durban Umhlanga (3 Star) or equivalent Bed and Breakfast

Day 11: Phezulu Cultural Village and Mandela Capture Sight

On this day after breakfast we will visit Phezulu Cultural Village and Nelson Mandela Capture Sight

The tour departs from Durban to the ‘Valley of 1000 Hills’ to experience traditional Zulu culture at PheZulu Cultural Village and Reptile Park. Visitors are taken into a traditional Zulu homestead to experience what traditional Zulu life was like before the modern era. Inside a traditional Zulu homestead there are thatched huts placed in a circular position, with the cattle placed in the centre as a form of protection. At PheZulu’s ‘Sibaya’ or homestead the thatched huts are surrounding the auditorium which faces the beautiful ‘Valley of 1000 Hills’. The local PheZulu guide will take you on a guided tour of the PheZulu sibaya and describe Zulu cultural practices to gain insight into Zulu traditions during the 1800’s. The local Zulu dancing show is educating and entertaining with the local performers singing beautiful traditional Zulu songs and dancing energetically. The performers wear their traditional Zulu attire, showing off their dancing and singing skills with rhythmic agility and pride.

Included in PheZulu is the Reptile Park where guests enjoy a guided tour by a local PheZulu Reptile park guide. The local guides are very knowledgeable and eager to take you around the park and share interesting facts about the animals in the park. PheZulu Reptile Park has diverse reptilian wildlife on site which include crocodiles, alligators, snakes, tortoises, spiders and iguanas. The local PheZulu guide will let you touch or hold some of the animals including a small crocodile and the giant Burmese python, just long enough to take a photo.

Next stop we drive to the capital city of KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg. Your guide will give you a short tour of the city and visit Mahatma Gandhi’s statue by Pietermaritzburg City Hall.

Next stop will be the small town of Howick to visit its waterfall. KwaNogqaza or Howick Falls is approximately 95 m in height and lies on the Umgeni River. The local Zulu people named it the “Home of the Tall” referring to its height. Next to the falls lies a quaint old section of Howick which has a selection of historical museums and antique stores to visit.  

Next is the Nelson Mandela Capture Site Statue and Apartheid Museum. The Capture Site boasts a large sculpture of Nelson Mandela made up of multiply steel columns which stand between 6 and 9 metres tall. Tourists at the Capture Site are required to stand 35 meters away from the large Nelson Mandela bust for it to come into clear focus. Facing west the impressive sculpture creates a uniquely beautiful landscape for the local Howick community. The museum is dedicated to Nelson Mandela’s life and his struggle against Apartheid government. Overnight Holiday Inn Express Umhlanga (3 Star) or equivalent Bed and Breakfast

Day 12: Half Day Durban City Tour and transfer to King Shaka International Airport

On the last day of the itinerary after breakfast we will check out and have short city tour of Durban before we transfer you to the airport to take flight home

Durban, a coastal city in eastern South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, is known for its African, Indian and colonial influences.The seafront promenade runs from uShaka Marine World, a huge theme park with an aquarium, to the futuristic Moses Mabhida Stadium. The Durban Botanical Gardens showcases African plant species. Durban (ZulueThekwini, from itheku meaning "bay/lagoon") is the third most populous city in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town and the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Located on the east coast of South Africa, Durban is the busiest port in the country. It is also one of the major centres of tourism because of the city's warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches. Durban forms part of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, which includes neighboring towns and has a population of about 3.44 million,[7] making the combined municipality one of the biggest cities on the Indian Ocean coast of the African continent. It is also the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg

 

The tour can either start from Johannesburg to Durban or start from Durban to Johannesburg

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS TOUR

Need to know what is included or exclude? Do you want to know the itinerary for this ZULU SAFARIS tour and why you might want to take this tour? You will find all this and more right here!

TOUR ITINERARY

Places you will visit on your tour with ZULU SAFARIS South Africa

• Johannesburg (South Africa)
• Mpumalanga Kruger National Park (South Africa)
• Emdoneni (South Africa)
• Durban (South Africa)
• Maputo (Mozambique)
• Eswatini (Swaziland)
• Sani Pass (Lesotho)

Three rondavels are the three mountain top with pointed rounds . Zulu Safaris -Durban-South Africa

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?

What you can expect to be included in your tour
  • 11nights Accommodation
  • 11 Breakfast
  • 2 bottles of water per day
  • 1 visit to Gold Reef City/Soweto
  • 1 visit to Panorama Route
  • 2x3 Hours open vehicle game drive in Kruger National Park
  • 1 city tour in Maputo (Mozambique)
  • 1 visit to Emdoneni Wildcat Rehabilitation Centre
  • 2 Hour Boat Ride at St Lucia in the estuary
  • Full Day Sani Pass 4x4 Lesotho Experience
  • 1 visit to Phezulu Cultural Village and Reptile Paek
  • 1 visit to Nelson Mandela Capture Site
  • Transport from Johannesberg to Durban Luxury 13/22/48 seater buses, according to size of group
  • Professional Tour Guide
Cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world, a cheetah can reach 112km/h in just three seconds. Cheetahs are usually found in groups.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THIS TOUR?

The items below are not included in your tour price with us
  • VISA’s to enter Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho
  • Airfares
  • Tips
  • Any alcoholic beverages

REASONS YOU MIGHT GO ON THIS TOUR

Not sure if this is the tour for you?
We are sure the reasons below will help you decide!
  • If you have time on your hands to explore the beautiful scenic landscapes of Africa including wildlife experience and our diverse cultures. This is the tour for you

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR GALLERY FROM THIS TOUR

Just some of the exciting things you may see whilst on this tour with us

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