• UNDER AFRICAN SKIES

    18 days from £2,595 PP
    Take a journey through some of the world’s best wildlife parks for unforgettable moments with incredible creatures big and small. Zulu culture, Battlefields history and the stunning landscapes of the Drakensburg Mountains round off this memorable tour.

    Enjoy more comfortable temperatures for touring in May (average temperature in May is 25 degrees) and the dryer, thinner vegetation is ideal for spotting illusive wildlife.

    This shorter tour is ideal for those restricted on time, if however, you are looking for a longer tour, why not combine this itinerary with our new 21 day ‘The Garden Route and Beyond’ tour and discover the breath-taking views along the famous route before spending time in Cape Town. You can also add a trip to Victoria Falls between tours – speak to our Travel Specialists for details.


    This tour has some long drives and/or sometimes the roads will not be well maintained. A number of the activities on this tour require some walking and/or physical exertion.

    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    • 3 nights in Kruger National Park including sunset game drive
    • Visit e-Swatini (formerly Swaziland)
    • ‘Hippo and croc” boat cruise on St Lucia wetlands
    • Shakaland Zulu cultural experience with stay in beehive hut
    • Half day battlefields tour with lunch
    • Spectacular Drakensburg mountain range

    18 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

    DAYS 1 - 4: JOHANNESBURG AND LONG TOM PASS


    DAYS 1 - 2

    Fly from London to Johannesburg, meet Tour Escorts and transfer to hotel for a welcome meal with your fellow travellers.


    DAY 3

    Transfer to motorhome depot for a vehicle demonstration before driving to Sabie via the Long Tom Pass, famous for battles between the Boers and the British.


    DAY 4

    A short drive to Blydepoort but with plenty to see on the way. Visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, Graskop waterfalls and the Sudwala Caves.

    DAYS 5 - 7: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK


    DAY 5

    Visit the Three Rondavels before you enter Kruger National Park. The first night will be spend at Satara but the big game viewing can begin as soon as you enter the park.


    DAY 6

    Explore the park as you drive to Skukuza where you will have a sunset game drive included.


    DAY 7

    Continue through the park to Berg-en-Dal. Try parking up at a waterhole for lunch and let the animals come to you. Each of your three camps in Kruger offer a different habitat and wildlife experience.

    DAYS 8 - 10: MLILWANE WILDLIFE PARK & ST LUCIA ESTUARY


    DAY 8

    You will leave Kruger today and travel to eSwatini (formerly Swaziland). Stay in Mlilwane Wildlife Park, home to white rhino, buffalo, hippo and crocodile.


    DAY 9

    Re-enter South Africa and travel south to the St Lucia estuary, an hour east of Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve.


    DAY 10

    Enjoy a ‘hippo and croc’ boat cruise to get close to the local wildlife

    DAYS 11 - 13: SHAKALAND & BATTLEFIELDS


    DAY 11

    Travel to Eshowe to experience the Zulu way of life at Shakaland. Enjoy a Zulu meal and spend the night in a traditional beehive hut.


    DAY 12

    Drive to Dundee in the heart of KwaZulu Natal.


    DAY 13

    Half-day coach excursion with a local guide through the famed battlefields including Rorke’s Drift.

    DAYS 14 - 18: ROYAL NATAL NATIONAL PARK & FAREWELL MEAL


    DAYS 14 - 15

    Drive to Royal Natal National Park, which contains some of the most spectacular scenery in South Africa. Revel in the beauty of the Drakensberg Mountains, and don’t miss the Amphitheatre or Tugela Falls.


    DAY 16

    Travel to Meyerton and enjoy a farewell meal at the campsite.


    DAY 17 - 18

    Travel to Johannesburg, return motorhome and take the overnight flight to London.

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • The services of experienced Tour Escorts
    • Return standard flights (London to Johannesburg)
    • All airport taxes
    • 15 days fully-equipped Discoverer 4 motorhome hire (includes GPS unlimited mileage)
    • One night's accommodation with breakfast in Johannesburg
    • Evening safari drive in Kruger
    • Hippo and Croc boat cruise in St Lucia
    • Half day battlefields tour with lunch
    • Overnight accommodation and meal at Shakaland
    • Motorhome preparation and living kits
    • Vehicle insurance (includes nil excess and Collision Damage Waiver)
    • 13 nights site fees (includes electrical hook-up where available)
    • Coach transfers (as stated)
    • Welcome and farewell meals
    • Tour daybook and South Africa touring atlas

    Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a motorhome

    EXCLUSIONS
    • Personal insurance – please ask for a quote
    • Motorhome fuel or refills of propane gas
    • Meals and drinks (unless stated)
    • Excursions or entrance fees (other than those stated)
    • Road tolls
    • National Park entry fees payable locally (approx £90 per person)
    • Cross border fee for eSwatini approx. £3 per person
    • Personal expenditure, tips etc
    • Any single supplements, extra adult or child supplements – available on request