Kruger to Mountain Top

15 DAYS


On this new safari your guide will take you to many different and special places. You will not only search for the iconic "Big 5" of Africa but also sleep on luxurious houseboats, visit the pulsing city of Durban and the stunning Drakensberg mountains. The safari starts and ends in Johannesbourg.

Days 1, 2 & 3: Greater Kruger National Park

Your guide will pick you up after you arrive at Johannesburg Intl. Airport and take you straight to Greater Kruger National Park where you will go on your first game drive in the afternoon. Since there is no fence between Kruger National and Greater Kruger Park the game viewing is excellent and varies from large mammals to beautiful birds and interesting reptiles. All game drives will be performed by qualified guides to make sure you get a beautiful pictures and an insight into the bush life. You will sleep in a luxurious tent with en-suite bathroom and air conditioning/heater.

Includes: Road transfer from OR Tambo Intl. Airport, accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, 2 game drives per day, entrance fees to the game reserve

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Days 4 & 5: Kruger National Park

After 3 nights in Greater Kruger National Park it is time to visit its "big brother" the world famous Kruger National Park. With about 20.000 square kilometers it is one of the biggest wildlife sanctuaries in the world and the ultimate place o experience wild Africa as you imagined. You will stay in the southern part of the park which has the highest density of animals and your chances of completing the "Big 5" are very good.

Includes: accommodation, entrance fees and game drives in air conditioned 4x4 vehicle

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Day 6: Piet Retief

After 5 days in the bush you will leave Kruger National Park after your morning game drive in direction Piet Retief where you will sleep in a beautiful guest house. It is the ideal overnight stop on your way to the coast and will give you the possibility of resting a bit after the exhausting days in the bush. Your accommodation also offer a number of activities which might require an early departure from Kruger Park.

Includes: Bed & Breakfast

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Days 7 & 8: Lake Jozini

Northern KwaZulu Natal has many natural and splendid beauties but little can compare with the superb wildlife seen on the shores of Lake Jozini. Your accommodation will be a luxurious houseboat, soak up the stunning scenery of the Lebombo Mountains and Pongola Game Reserve. Enjoy calm serenity on the water or the thrill of Tiger fishing. Experience the first houseboats in South Africa and up till now the only of their kind.

Includes: fully serviced accommodation, use of skippered tender boats, fuel, all meals, fishing rod and tackle

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Days 9 & 10: Durban

After 8 days in the nature it is time to make a stop back in civilization. You will leave to the pulsing city of Durban which is famous for its beautiful beaches and delicious seafood. There is a lot to do and to see as in most major cities, feel free to discuss your activities with your guide. Your accommodation is situated right on the "Golden Mile" close to everything and the beach just in front of the hotel is certainly inviting you for a nice swim.

Includes: accommodation

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Days 11 & 12: Sani Mountain Pass

After two days in the city it is time to leave for serenity and stunning scenery. Your destination will be the legendary Sani Mountain Pass and your accommodation is situated at 2874 m above sea level which makes it the highest pub in Africa! The ascension itself will make it an adventure of a lifetime and the stunning views from the top are absolutely breathtaking.

Includes: accommodation, dinner & breakfast

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Days 13 & 14: uKhalamba Drakensberg Park

After 2 nights on top of the Sani Pass you will heat towards uKhalamba Drakensberg Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your accommodation is Didima Resort set in a stunning mountain paradise bathed in scenic beauty with rivers, streams, waterfalls, grasslands and craggy cliffs. The resort's uniquely style, symbolic of the dwellings of the San people who once lived in these mountains. Didima celebrates the ow lost culture and captures something of their oneness with their environment. Their art has been accurately reproduced and can be viewed at the San Rock Centre as well as in small shelters found throughout the park. The Cathedral Peak area is a hikers delight, offering various routes of different difficulty levels.

Includes: accommodation and entrance fees to the National Park

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Day 15: Back to Johannesburg

After breakfast your guide will drive you back to Johannesburg where your return back home or where you will head to your next destination.

  • Accommodation is subject to availability
  • other accommodation types available at most destinations
  • all transfers are in an air conditioned 4x4 car with guide
  • Fly-In Packages available before or after the safari
  • Other additions available upon request
  • More or less days can be added / cut out (depending on distances)