Kruger and the Kingdoms

Embark on an immersive journey through South Africa and eSwatini (Swaziland) that unveils stunning landscapes and offers remarkable Big 5 game viewing in the renowned Kruger National Park. Meander along the captivating Panorama Route, discovering breathtaking viewpoints and picturesque destinations as you journey through eSwatini and the Zulu Kingdoms.

Embark on this captivating adventure that leads you through magnificent landscapes, cultural encounters, and thrilling wildlife experiences in South Africa and its neighboring kingdoms.


Sunday – Johannesburg

  • Upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, your representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.
  • Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa, is known for its gold and diamond trade due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand hills.
  • Enjoy leisure time to explore the city or relax at your hotel.
  • Join fellow travelers at 19h00 for a tour briefing and an opportunity to connect with your companions. (Distance traveled today: 35 km)

Monday – Johannesburg to Mpumalanga

  • After breakfast, depart Johannesburg and journey to Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a brief orientation tour.
  • Continue to Mpumalanga, often referred to as “Paradise Country,” descending into the lush subtropical Lowveld region via towns like Dullstroom and Lydenburg.
  • Traverse the renowned Long Tom Pass and proceed through Sabie, reaching Hazyview, the gateway to Kruger National Park, by late afternoon. [Breakfast] (Distance traveled today: 425 km)

Tuesday – Mpumalanga: Panorama Route

  • Start your day with an early morning breakfast, followed by a scenic drive along the breathtaking ‘Panorama Route.’
  • Marvel at incredible sights such as the 26-kilometer-long Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the historic God’s Window, offering a captivating view of the Kruger National Park’s escarpment (weather permitting).
  • Return to Hazyview in the late afternoon, where you can enjoy leisure time to relax. [Breakfast] (Distance traveled today: 320 km)

Wednesday – Mpumalanga to Kruger National Park

  • Kickstart your day with early morning coffee or tea before embarking on an exhilarating open vehicle game safari in Kruger National Park led by an English-speaking game ranger.
  • Search for the ‘Big Five’ (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant), as well as abundant birdlife and other fascinating wildlife.
  • Gain insights into the Kruger Park Anti-Poaching Dog Unit, a vital initiative for rhino conservation.
  • Enjoy leisure time at your lodge or opt for an additional afternoon open vehicle game drive (optional and at your own expense). [Breakfast] (Distance traveled today: 120 km)

Thursday – Mpumalanga to eSwatini (Swaziland)

  • Depart for eSwatini (Swaziland), an independent Kingdom within South Africa, celebrated for its stunning scenery, crafts, and rich indigenous culture.
  • Immerse yourself in an interactive cultural experience that introduces you to the charming traditions of the eSwatini people.
  • Travel via the capital city, Mbabane, and arrive at the picturesque Ezulwini Valley for an overnight stay. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner] (Distance traveled today: 310 km)

Friday – eSwatini (Swaziland) to Zululand

  • Continue your journey through eSwatini, re-entering South Africa.
  • Travel through Zululand, passing traditional round huts and vast vistas.
  • Optionally, partake in an afternoon open vehicle safari (optional and at your own cost) in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, renowned for its diverse fauna, flora, and white rhino conservation.
  • Overnight in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi region. [Breakfast] (Distance traveled today: 360 km)

Saturday – Zululand to Durban (Umhlanga)

  • Embark on a morning boat cruise on Lake St Lucia (subject to favorable weather conditions).
  • Depart for Durban, passing traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations, and sugar cane fields.
  • Your journey concludes upon arrival in Durban during the early afternoon. [Breakfast] (Distance traveled today: 275 km)


  •  6 breakfasts
  •  1 dinner
  •  1 lunch
  •  Porterage
  •  Accommodation
  •  Transportation
  •  Sightseeing