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This family oriented self drive takes you past some of the most magnificent highlights in the Northern part of South Africa. Via the Panorama Route and Kruger, you cross into friendly Swaziland. Continue via the Kwazulu Natal North Coast and spend some time in the majestic Drakensberg before traveling back to Johannesburg.
Please visit the Detailed itinerary for more elaborate information and pictures on places, accommodation, meals included and things to do.
Accommodation is in small guesthouses and lodges. The tour is also available in reverse direction.
Price is based on a family of 4 , including 2 children <12. Rates for more children or children of different age are available on request. Minimum age is 18 for car rental.
Johannesburg – Johannesburg
Arrive in Johannesburg, pick up your rental car and drive down towards Hazyview. If time allows it, you can some of the highlights along the beautiful Panorama route on your way there . Your accommodation is in beautiful safari tents, glamping with everything you need provided! Spend your time exploring the Panorama Route and surroundings, plenty to do and see here!
Optional: you can fly into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and start your Kruger adventure from there!
After breakfast it is time to go and explore the world-famous Kruger National Park! Spend the next 2 days driving in the park looking for the big 5. You can book an organised game drive at reception if you like.
Today you will cross the border into Swaziland. . You will see that Swaziland has a completely different vibe to South-Africa and the people are extremely kind and friendly.
Candle factories, craft markets, nature reserves, no need to get bored here!
Travel south-east and cross the border back into South Africa. Your next stop is Hluhluwe . Enjoy the Emdoneni Lodge nearby the Hluhluwe Infolozi Park. This park is very accessible for your rented car. However, you can also book open game drives via the lodge.
St. Lucia is a cozy little town, situated on the largest inland estuary in the country, which is home to many crocs and hippos. Go on a sundowner cruise which we will book for you, visit the nearby IsiMangaliso Nature Reserve or go for a swim in the beautiful Indian Ocean. St. Lucia is home to one of the most magnificent beaches!
From St. Lucia you travel further down to Umhlanga, a friendly coastal town. A perfect stop-over on your way to the Drakensberg.
Time for a change of scenery. You will visit the majestic Drakensberg Mountains. Take a hike, enjoy the stunning scenery and marvel at the uniqueness of this beautiful part of the country.
Check out after breakfast and travel back to Johannesburg Airport, where you hand in your rental vehicle in time for your flight back home.