Kruger and the Kingdoms

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of South Africa, venturing from the bustling metropolis of Johannesburg to the world-renowned Kruger National Park and beyond. Explore the mesmerizing Panorama Route, experience the rich cultures of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), and delve into the captivating landscapes of Zululand.

Experience the diverse landscapes, wildlife, cultures, and history of South Africa on this extraordinary adventure through Kruger and the Kingdoms.


Sunday – Arrival in Johannesburg

  • Begin your journey as you arrive at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.
  • Transfer to your hotel in this bustling, vibrant city.
  • Enjoy the evening at leisure, with optional sightseeing or relaxation at your hotel.
  • At 19h00, gather for a tour briefing and meet fellow travelers. (Distance traveled today: 35 km)

Monday – Johannesburg to Mpumalanga

  • Depart Johannesburg after breakfast, setting course for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city.
  • Take a short orientation tour of Pretoria.
  • Journey into Mpumalanga, known as the “Paradise Country,” via picturesque towns like Dullstroom and Lydenburg.
  • Traverse the iconic Long Tom Pass and continue through Sabie.
  • Arrive in Hazyview, the gateway to Kruger National Park, in the late afternoon. [Breakfast] (Distance traveled today: 425 km)

Tuesday – Mpumalanga and the Panorama Route

  • Start your day with an early breakfast.
  • Embark on the awe-inspiring ‘Panorama Route,’ featuring iconic landmarks like the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the historic God’s Window, offering breathtaking views (weather permitting) of the Kruger National Park.
  • Return to Hazyview in the late afternoon for leisure and relaxation. [Breakfast] (Distance traveled today: 320 km)

Wednesday – Mpumalanga to Kruger National Park

  • Enjoy early morning coffee or tea before embarking on an exhilarating open-vehicle game safari in Kruger National Park with an English-speaking ranger.
  • Search for the ‘Big Five’ and an array of wildlife and bird species in this world-famous national park.
  • Learn about the vital work of the Anti-Poaching Dog Unit (Project Watchdog), dedicated to protecting rhinos from poaching.
  • The afternoon is free for leisure or an optional afternoon game drive. [Breakfast] (Distance traveled today: 120 km)

Thursday – Mpumalanga to eSwatini (Swaziland)

  • Depart for eSwatini, an independent Kingdom within South Africa, renowned for its stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and crafts.
  • Engage in an interactive cultural experience to learn about the traditions of eSwatini.
  • Travel through the capital city, Mbabane, and arrive in the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for an overnight stay in eSwatini. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner] (Distance traveled today: 310 km)

Day 6: Friday – eSwatini (Swaziland) to Zululand

  • Continue your journey south through eSwatini before re-entering South Africa.
  • Drive through Zululand, passing traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations, and sugar cane fields.
  • Optionally, enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, known for its conservation of white rhino.
  • Overnight in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi region. [Breakfast] (Distance traveled today: 360 km)

Saturday – Zululand to Durban (Umhlanga)

  • Embark on a boat cruise on Lake St Lucia, weather permitting.
  • Depart for Durban, passing traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations, and sugar cane fields.
  • Arrive in Durban in the early afternoon, where your journey concludes. [Breakfast] (Distance traveled today: 275 km)


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