15 Days from$2866 p/p in USD
South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland,
Guided, Small Group
From full days game viewing in South Africa and Swaziland to diving the reefs of Tofo in Mozambique, this fantastic tour gives you an opportunity to experience the very best of both worlds; bush and beach. In an adventure truck, travel to Kruger National Park, the Mozambique coast and in Swaziland, Hlane Game Reserve and Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.
Safari types:4x4 Safari, Big Five Safari, Dive Safari
Activities:Walking Safari, Diving
Getting around:4x4 Vehicle
Start/end:Start in Johannesburg, end in Johannesburg
- Kruger National Park – 4×4 Game Drives and Sundowners
- Mozambique Coast – Diving in Tofo (8 recreational dives on the reefs in Tofo)
- Swaziland – Cultural Tour
- Vehicle: Adventure Truck – Max. 20 passangers
- Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights
- From/To: Johannesbrug to Johannesburg
- Countries: SA, Mozambique and Swaziland
RATES – PER PERSON USD
From USD 2,866 per person
- Transfers from/to Airport
- Meals (x 3 per day)
- Activities: 2 x 4×4 Game Drive, Sundowner, Esajeni Cultural Tour, Transfer to Maxixe
- Dive: 8 recreational dives on the reefs of Tofo
- Optional highlights: each evening we will dine at a selection of restaurants in Tofo
Day by Day Overview
You will have a Meet & Greet on arrival at Johannesburg Airport and be transferred to the Belvedere Estate Lodge in Johannesburg. Belvedere Estate is a gorgeous boutique guest lodge, modelled after a small Italian village. This gem in Midrand, Gauteng is situated on two and a half acres of beautiful gardens with cobble paving and water fountains. One night in a double room with breakfast.
Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Our journey today follows in the footsteps of the old trade-routes to the Lowveld and the Kruger National Park. This afternoon there will be an opportunity to join an optional sundowner drive. Booking is essential and your guide can assist on departure this morning.
Rising early this morning we enter the Kruger National Park to enjoy a full-day of game viewing. The abundance of wildlife presents us with opportunities for excellent sightings, while the Kruger is also home to the famed members of Africa’s Big-Five. Our activity package offers the added excitement of experiencing the park from an open-sided 4×4 vehicle. This evening there is a second opportunity for an optional sundowner drive.
While those who elect to do the optional morning walk will have an earlier start, we set out a little later today and travel the short distance to the Panorama Route. Strung along the escarpment that divides the central plateau and low-lying bushveld of the Kruger, the sights of the Panorama Route offer us a day of scenic delights. We will visit the highlights of Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and God’s Window before returning to camp in the late afternoon.
With the beaches of the Indian Ocean beckoning we enter Mozambique and make our first stop in Maputo, the capital city with its vibrant and eclectic mix of cultures. After checking in at our hotel, we explore the city sights on a walking tour with our guide. Maputo offers interesting and varied architecture and no visit to the city would be complete without a browse through a market. Tonight we eat out and get a chance to experience the night-life of this intriguing city.
Setting out for the Inhambane District we travel the northern road along the coast. While it is a long day on the road there is much to see as we pass the many villages and plantations of coconuts, cashews and sugar cane. Our journey will bring us to the palm lined beaches where we will be based for our 4 days of diving.
These days will be spent diving the reefs of Tofo, home to the well known whale shark and manta populations. See the Sherwood Forest 25-30m deep. Each morning we will depart early for a double dive trip, returning in time for lunch. The afternoons will be free for you to enjoy the optional activities or just lazing on this truly beautiful beach.
This morning we will transfer to a meeting point where we will rejoin our Nomad truck and set course for the Xai-Xai district. Arriving in the late afternoon we have time for a walk on the beach or a sundowner to bid farewell to the Indian Ocean and the pristine beaches of Mozambique.
We set out early this morning as we journey via Maputo and cross the border into Swaziland.
Our stay in Swaziland presents us with an opportunity to enjoy a morning game drive in Hlane Game Reserve, which is included for those guests who have purchased the activity package. After our game drive, we depart Hlane and head to another great reserve of Swaziland, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.
An interwoven network of nine trails traverse Mlilwane and this morning you will have the opportunity to explore the trails with your guide. After enjoying lunch back at camp, we spend our afternoon on a 2-hour guided walk through the Esajeni community, allowing us a glimpse of life on a day-to-day basis. This interactive experience could involve grinding maize, carrying water, building a wall or washing clothes in the stream.
Our final road trip takes us back to Johannesburg as we reflect on the wildlife and beaches that have filled our days. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and all travellers are invited to join us for a traditional meal tonight. This can be booked with your guide on the day before arrival. Many great tales are shared and tonight is for celebrating the many wonders of African travel.
Your will be transferred to OR Tambo International Airport for your departure – Bon Voyage!