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This is an amazing 4×4 self drive tour through South Africa and Mozambique. Accommodation varies between small-scale lodges and camping, combined with lovely nature and stunning surroundings, it offers the perfect setting for a trip of a lifetime!
Johannesburg, Swaziland, Royal Natal National Park, Umhlanga, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Maputo, Chidenguele, Tofo, Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, Kruger National Park, Panorama Route
This is a tailor-made trip. Extra nights, upgrades and alternative routes are possible upon request!
Minimum ages for 4×4 driver is 23
Johannesburg – Johannesburg
21 nights in small scale accommodation and camp sites including meals as mentioned in itinerary.
We prefer small-scale and personable, sustainable accommodation that we know. They are well situated and in the vicinity of national parks and surrounding attractions and highlights. These locations can of course be amended on request. Let us know your preferences; do you like a restaurant onsite, swimming pool, do you like peace & quiet or would you like to overnight off the beaten track? Let us know and we will do our utmost to include your wishes in the itinerary!
Welcome to South Africa!
Upon arrival in Johannesburg you will be met by the driver of the lodge and transferred to the lodge for your first night.
After breakfast, you will be collected by the car rental company and taken to the car depot. After inspection and handover of the vehicle, you will start your trip.
Your first destination is the magnificent Drakensberg. Spend 2 nights here, enjoy the hikes, rivers and views!
After breakfast it is time to pack up and travel to your next destination; Umhlanga. This is a lovely place on the North Coast, a perfect overnight stop between the Drakensberg and St. Lucia. Enjoy the beach, or just relax and have a lovely meal at one of the many restaurants.
Travel further north, to St. Lucia. You will camp the next few nights in Cape Vidal, a lovely camp site in the beautiful iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Enjoy a game drive, walk on the endless beach, swim in the Indian Ocean or make a cruise on the lagoon in St. Lucia, looking for crocs and hippos.
After check-out, you will travel onwards to Swaziland. Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is you next stay. Enjoy your surroundings, visit a candle factory or cultural village or take a walk amongst the animals in the nature reserve.
NOTE: Those who do not want to visit Swaziland can travel via Ponta de Ouro in Mozambique.
Kruger is nearly the same size as the Netherlands and is home to thousands of animals. Drive around in search for the elusive Bog 5, and enjoy nature at its best at leisure. Guided game drives can be booked at reception.
Travel south through the park, where you will spend the next 2 nights.
Hazyview is situated just outside the Kruger Park. A lovely place to spend the night and explore the various highlights along the breathtaking Panorama Route!
After check-out it is time to head back to Johannesburg. Drive to the car depot, where you hand in your vehicle. You will get a transfer from the depot to the airport, in time for your flight back home.
African Travels made our dream come true!
A trip to Africa with our girls (10 and 13) had been on our wish list for a long time.
We chose South Africa in consultation with African Travels because of its incredibly beautiful panoramic route and the possibility to spot the Big 5 in Kruger from the convenience and comfort of your own car. And Mozambique because of its beautiful and mostly deserted beaches, snorkeling, special sea life and relaxed (beach) culture.
African Travels has helped us excellently with the implementation of this, completely tailored to our holiday wishes. i.a. estimating travel distances and finding beautiful (and safe) accommodations is something that is better left to the experts. The accommodations they chose were even more beautiful in real life than in the photos. The contact with African Travels was very good, both before and during the trip, they answer our questions quickly and thought along with you.
We enjoyed and recommend this trip to everyone who is in for a Relaxing African Adventure!