Kruger Park / Swaziland and KwaZulu-Natal by Motorhome
Spend 13 days travelling by motorhome along an extremely varied and scenic route. Highlights include the scenic Panoramic Route, three thrilling days and nights exploring the world-famous Kruger National Park, two nights camping in the Kingdom of Swaziland, St Lucia, a world heritage site, a beach resort in KwaZulu-Natal and the breathtakingly inspiring Drakensberg mountains range.
Enjoy the flexibility of travelling at your own pace by motorhome and spending the nights at campsites during this 13 day safari.
Travel from Johannesburg via the Panorama Route to Kruger National Park, Swaziland and KwaZulu-Natal.
Rates are strictly subject to the availability of accommodation at the time of booking.
- Motorhome of your choice
- Standard cover vehicle insurance (Excess ZAR TBA)
- Contract fee
- Camping fees
- Road atlas
- Meet and greet at the airport
- Airport transfers
- Fuel & toll fees
- Park entrance fees
- GPS if required
- Additional vehicle insurance cover
On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport, you will be met and transferred to collect your vehicle and complete all the necessary paperwork.
Day One - Travel To Dullstroom
Then head off from Johannesburg to your first camp site in the 120 year old mountain village of Dullstroom (± 260 km). At about 2100m above sea level, Dullstroom is one of the highest villages in South Africa. It is well known for its fly fishing venues. Overnight at Dullstroom campsite.
Today head off in an easterly direction towards the beautiful area of Mpumalanga. Take the scenic drive via Pilgrim’s Rest and the Panorama Route with beautiful views of the Blyde River Canyon, the world’s third largest canyon. Visit God’s Window, Mac Mac Falls, Three Rondavels and Bourkes Luck Potholes. Overnight at Sabie River campsite on the banks of the Sabie River (±280 km).
This morning enter the Kruger National Park. The rest of the day can be spent game viewing in the Kruger Park or you can relax at the campsite in Skukuza (±150km). The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa and is home to the “Big Five” as well as a huge range of fauna and flora unique to the area. Overnight at Skukuza campsite.
Today spend the day exploring Kruger National Park on the way south to the next campsite at Lower Sabie (±100 km).
Full day game viewing on the way down to the next overnight stop at the Berg en Dal campsite (± 100 km).
After an early morning game drive in your own vehicle, leave the Kruger Park through the Malelane Gate and head south, entering Swaziland through the Matsamo border. You will have ample time for sightseeing and visiting the glass factory and Swazi candle factory. Camp at Mlilwane Nature Reserve (± 200 km).
Travel south exploring this beautiful country and overnight at the Nisela Safaris campsite (±215km).
Leave Swaziland through the Golela border post and head for Mkhuze Game Reserve, your next overnight camp (±100 km). Here you have time to explore the Game Reserve. More than 380 bird species have been recorded at Mkhuze, including fish eagles, kingfishers and a host of ducks and waders. On walks through a wide variety of habitats, you may see rhino, giraffe, zebra, kudu and impala, amongst other species. Overnight at the Mkhuze Game Reserve campsite.
Travel through the beautiful area of Maputuland, a region of unspoilt beaches, freshwater lakes, sand forests, wetland systems and bushveld. Your next campsite is in St. Lucia, World Heritage Site (±140 km). Lake St. Lucia and its surroundings comprise a wetland of global importance. The reserve contains some of the highest forested dunes in the world, as well as swamp and sand forest, palm veld and various woodland vegetation types. Wildlife includes black rhino, suni, pangolin, red duiker, marine turtles, breeding populations of pink-backed pelicans, Caspian terns, flamingos and the largest crocodile, hippo and reedbuck populations in South Africa. In the late afternoon take the opportunity to enjoy a boat cruise on Lake St. Lucia. Overnight at the St Lucia campsite.
Travel down the coast to your next overnight stop just north of Durban in the seaside holiday resort, Ballito (±275 km). Camp at the Ballito Dolphin Holiday Resort close to the beach.
After a brief visit to Durban, head north towards the KwaZulu-Natal’s Drakensberg. Your campsite for the night is Mahay, in the Royal Natal National Park (± 320 km).
This morning leave for the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. En route visit the Basotho Cultural Village. The Park is nestled in the rolling foothills of the Maluti Mountains of the north-eastern Free State. It gets its name from the brilliant shades of gold cast by the sun on the Park’s sandstone cliffs. Camp at the Glen Reenen campsite inside the Park.
After breakfast head back to Johannesburg via Clarens and Bethlehem, arriving in the mid afternoon to drop off the motorhome (±390 km).You will then be transferred to your hotel or the airport.