• Plains Camp
  • Isimangaliso Wetland Park
  • Isibindi Zulu Cultural dancing
  • Kosi canoe

Kruger to Coast Adventure Safari

This South African Safari offers diverse attractions including exploring the surrounding wilderness on foot in the Kruger Park, Swaziland and a relaxing beach holiday.

DAY 1: Arrival

On arrival at OR Tambo International airport, you will catch a connecting flight to Nelspruit in the Mpumulanga Province. Here you will collect your rental car (based on Group I – Toyota Avanza 1.5 or similar with Super Cover) and make your way (approx 2.5 hrs) through the Kruger National Park to your safari lodge situated in a private concession within the park.

Rhino Post Safari Lodge is set on the banks of the Mutlumuvi Riverbed. Enjoy a late afternoon game drive, relax in the afternoon on the sundeck with views of the nearby waterhole with abundant wildlife, and have sundowners and sumptuous meals accompanied by selected South African wines.

Overnight at Rhino Post Safari Lodge on Full Board basis plus guided game drives.

DAYS 2-3: Kruger National Park

After breakfast you will transfer on a game drive to the exquisite Plains Camp (scheduled departures on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays only). The camp is small, with only 4 explorer style safari tents overlooking the spectacular Timbitene plain and waterhole.

During the next two days the emphasis will be on exploring the surrounding wilderness on foot during guided walking safaris. Plains Camp is used as a base and the length and duration of the walks are determined by guests’ interests and fitness levels. Alternatively game drives are also available.

A sleep out can be arranged on request (weather permitting). Pack an overnight lightweight rucksack (provided) and accompanied by an armed guard you will set out on a late afternoon walk to elevated platforms overlooking a waterhole. Enjoy a beautiful African sunset whilst dinner is cooked over an open campfire. Settle in for a night under the stars in mosquito net tents surrounded by the sounds and smells of passing wildlife whilst the observant guards keep a watchful eye.

Overnight at Plains Camp on Full Board basis with house beverages plus guided game walks.

 DAY 4:  Phophonyane Falls (Swaziland)

After breakfast take a game drive transfer back to Rhino Post to collect your car and continue to cross the border into Swaziland. Your next destination is Phophonyane Falls in Swaziland, a 500 ha nature reserve with a network of walking trails, ancient rock paintings and a 80 m high waterfall.

Spend the night in beehive huts, a modern version of the traditional Swaziland beehives made from natural materials using traditional building techniques. Relax around the pool, explore the reserve and try out one of the traditional Swazi meals at the lodge’s restaurant.

Overnight at Phophonyane Eco Lodge – Beehive Huts on Bed & Breakfast basis.

DAY 5: Central Swaziland

Have a lazy morning or explore the reserve and take a walk to the nearby waterfall. After lunch you will take a short drive to Malandelas Guesthouse, a converted country farmhouse set in lush indigenous gardens. Relax in the afternoon or visit the arts & craft shops on site. The outdoor restaurant offers magnificent views of the Royal Mdzimba Mountains in the distance and meals are prepared from fresh home-grown ingredients. For a fun evening out the House on Fire theatre and art gallery offers African theatre and music events almost every evening.

Overnight at Malandelas Guesthouse on Bed & Breakfast basis.

DAY 6: Swazi for a Day Tour (Central Swaziland)

Today you will embark on a guided half day ‘Swazi for a Day’ tour, a real life experience that will introduce you to the Swazi culture. Visit some of the craft projects and homesteads, and witness the way of life for many of the local inhabitants of Swaziland.

Overnight at Malandelas Guesthouse on Bed & Breakfast basis.

DAY 7: Kosi Bay

Continue through the hills of Swaziland and cross the border back into South Africa and into KwaZulu Natal, one of South Africa’s most diverse provinces. Travel through a lush green landscape to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and Kosi Bay area, situated in the north eastern corner of Natal.

Drive to the border town of Kangwanase, where you will be picked up by 4×4 to the mouth of the Kosi Lake estuarine system. This is where the Tonga tribe have practiced sustainable fish trapping for 400 years. Kosi Forest Lodge is set in a beautiful sand forest on the banks of the Kosi Lake. The thatched bush suites are carefully positioned to provide guests with privacy and an intimacy with the peaceful surroundings.

The rest of the day to relax on the beach, snorkel in the safe waters of the lagoon, take a guided forest walk or canoe trip, all included in trip price.

Overnight at Kosi Forest Lodge on Full Board basis plus selected activities.

DAYS 8-9: Kosi Bay

Explore this unique ecosystem on guided canoe trips, boat trips on the lakes, guided raffia forest walks or day excursion to nearby coastal beaches for a snorkelling exploration of Kosi’s crystal clear waters. This is truly one of South Africa’s best eco-tourist destination.

Overnight at Kosi Forest Lodge on Full Board basis plus selected activities.

DAY 10: Hluhluwe-Umfolozi National Park

Take a leisurely drive after breakfast to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi National Park, set in the heart of Zululand and the oldest game reserve in Africa. This is big game country, where the white rhino was saved from extinction. The reserve is renowned for its white rhino conservation and today the park has the largest concentrations of both rhino species as well as plenty elephant, lion, buffalo and all the common species of game. Viewing hides that overlook waterholes give visitors a chance to see animals at close range. Explore the park this afternoon at your own pace on a self-drive safari and enjoy an exciting guided night game drive (included in itinerary price) before crawling into bed.

Overnight at Hilltop Camp on Half Board basis plus guided night drive.

DAY 11: Departure

After breakfast make your way over the rolling green hills of KZN towards Durban. This is the end of your tour, and you can choose to spend a couple of days in Durban exploring beaches and city attractions, or fly out of Durban airport to one of the other destinations in South Africa or home.

 

End of Services

The above itinerary is a suggested sample tour and can be tailored to suit your requirements, interests and budget.

Price is subject to availability and subject to change due to currency fluctuation and peak season supplements.

Terms and Conditions apply.

 

 

When

From January - December

Length of stay

11 Days

Includes

Accommodation on mixed board basis,car hire, All activities mentioned in itinerary,Internal flight

"It was a fantastic experience which was hugely enjoyable, and the organisation was flawless - Tanzania Bush & Beach Holiday"

- Azad Khan

 
 
 
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