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eSwatini's Nature Trails

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eSwatini's Nature Trails

Soak up the rural mountain vistas of this scenic royal kingdom, formerly known as Swaziland, alongside plentiful game, delightful country walks and the natural beauty of iSimangaliso Wetland Park.    

  • Style: Fly Drive Holiday
  • Duration: 13 days/12 nights
  • Starts in: Johannesburg
Guide Price £1619
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
Highlights:
  • Ezulwini Valley
  • Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park
  • Isimangaliso Wetland Park
Itinerary:

Day 1 Johannesburg to Badplaas, South Africa    
Pick up your car from the airport and venture east towards the scenic open plains of central Mpumalanga.    

Day 2 Badplaas    
Join a bush drive to learn of the region’s flora and fauna, try your hand at fishing or archery and explore the nature trails for incredible valley views.    

Day 3 Badplaas to Maguga Dam, eSwatini    
Cross the border into eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), stopping off to pick up some souvenirs at the popular Ngwenya Glass factory. Continue through rolling countryside to the impressive Maguga Dam, where you can enjoy a dam boat cruise, view local rock art or join a hiking trail.    

Days 4-5 Maguga Dam to Ezulwini Valley  
A short drive south brings you to the heart of eSwatini in Ezulwini Valley. Saddle up and explore the area by horseback, visit the multitude of craft shops, hire a bike or explore Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.

Day 6 Ezulwini Valley to Mkhaya, GR
Rise early and continue on to Mkhaya, one of eSwatini’s premier game reserves, for the chance to spot elephants, buffalo, giraffe and the majestic black rhino. Arrive at the meeting point at 10am to be met by the lodge and to embark on your first of two game drives today.    

Days 7-8 Mkhaya GR to Mkuze, South Africa  
After a final morning game drive, journey south across the border into the scenic and rugged region of KwaZulu-Natal. Mkuze is the perfect base from which to enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Jozini or visit a local Zulu homestead.    

Days 9-10 Mkuze to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park    
Spectacular scenery awaits at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge, one of only two private camps within the renowned HluhluweiMfolozi Park. Enjoy twice daily game drives with a knowledgeable guide to track the Big 5 before dinner under the stars.    

Days 11-12 Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park to St Lucia Wetlands    
Continue south-east to discover the unique and biodiverse iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Explore on game drives as well as enjoying a boat cruise on Lake St Lucia to spot hippos and crocodiles plus some of the reserve’s more unusual wildlife species.    

Day 13 St Lucia to Durban  
After a leisurely breakfast, it’s time to transfer south to Durban airport for your flight home.  

Prices
Guide Price £1619
per person (based on 2 adults sharing a room)
Inclusions
  • 13 days Intermediate SUV Premium Cover car hire including zero insurance excess, 7% early booking discount, unlimited mileage, 24 hour Roadside Assistance and 1 additional driver. A one way drop-off fee and eSwatini cross border fee are payable locally
  • 12 nights 2star+ to 4star+ accommodation
  • 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 9 dinners
  • Soft drinks, house wine, local beers & spirits on days 11-12
  • 7 game drives
  • 4 nature drives & activities
  • St Lucia Hippo Cruise
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 01/12/2019 to 31/12/2020. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
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eSwatini's Nature Trails
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