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7 Day Kruger National Park and Zululand Safari

Overview

A seven day packaged safari to Hazyview area of the Kruger National Park and the Natal wetlands. On this packaged safari, guests stay at the popular Hippo Hollow Lodge or similar, situated near Hazyview on a half board basis. The package includes transportation and all game drives are conducted in open 4X4 safari vehicles inside the Kruger National Park. The guests then move on Hluhluwe (half board basis) for a couple of days, where they will experience a true Zululand experience before returning to Johannesburg.

Best time to visit: May - September

Duration

7 days

Map Overview

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 -Day 1 - Arrival

Our professional driver will pick you up from Johannesburg on the morning of your departure and drive you to Hazyview. All transfers are done in a luxury air conditioned vehicle, where you will be transported via the Panorama Route.

The Panorama route includes God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and Graskop and all entrance fees are included in the package. There are numerous stops along the way for comfort breaks and photo moments.

Upon arrival in Hazyview, guests will check into Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar if not available), which is situated near the Phabeni Gate. The lodge is a 3-star establishment, rooms are air-conditioned and ensuite. All rooms have a view either over gardens or the Sabi River. The estate has two swimming pools and a restaurant where all the breakfasts and dinners are included. On particular evenings in the hotel, guests are treated to a Shangaan supper and entertainment. A hotel upgrade is available at a surcharge.

On your first evening, you will either partake in an afternoon game drive or an evening game drive. This is dependent on availability and will be communicated to the guest on route to Hazyview.

Inclusion

Meals: D

Accommodation

Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar if not available)

Our guide will pick you up in the early morning and will spend the full day with you in the Kruger Park, where hopefully you will be able to view the Big Five. We will stop during the day for a number of comfort breaks and a chance to enjoy lunch. Lunch is at your own cost.

Our guides are highly trained professionals equipped with knowledge on virtually every living species in the park and will provide you with an insightful, unforgettable and enjoyable experience. You will be in an open 4×4 game vehicle, so please bring a hat, sunscreen and appropriate clothing.

Inclusion

Meals: B,D

Accommodation

Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar if not available)

Our guide will pick you up in the early morning and will spend the full day with you in the Kruger Park, where hopefully you will be able to view the Big Five. We will stop during the day for a number of comfort breaks and a chance to enjoy lunch. Lunch is at your own cost.

Inclusion

Meals: B,D

Accommodation

Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar if not available)

Our guide will collect you mid-morning to depart to Zululand. The drive from Hazyview to Hluhluwe takes about 7 hours including comfort breaks. Upon arrival, you will be accommodated at Ubizane Wildlife Reserve or similar and enjoyed your evening at leisure.

Inclusion

Meals: B,D

Accommodation

Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar if not available)

On the fifth day, the tour includes a trip to St. Lucia Wetlands area. The morning is spent on a boat ride in the St Lucia wetlands, with an opportunity to spot Hippo and Crocodiles in their natural environment. The boat ride is subject to weather conditions. Lunch can either be enjoyed on the boat or en route to your next activity. We then head towards Dumazulu Village, experiencing the true culture of the Zulu people. Join in the singing and dancing and also take a tour of the village with great stories told about the rich history of the Zulu Tribe.

Inclusion

Meals: B,D

Accommodation

Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar if not available)

We will embark on a morning game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. This reserve is famous for the great numbers of both White and Black Rhino in the reserve. Return to the lodge for lunch a bit of relaxing and then in the afternoon head out on another game drive in the nearby Reserve.

Inclusion

Meals: B,D

Accommodation

Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar if not available)

On the seventh day, we will spend the morning driving to Johannesburg from Hluhluwe. Alternatively, you can be dropped off in Durban (subject to availability and an additional charge of US $230 per vehicle, for up to 4 pax).

Inclusion

Meals: B

Accommodation

Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar if not available)

Inclusions

  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)

Exclusions

  • Conservation Fees
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Services not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance and medical repatriation

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s Included and Excluded in Every Tour?

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What Are Your Cancellation Terms?

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What If I Have Special Needs or Requirements?

We strive to cater to all requirements, such as providing wheelchair-friendly accommodation or rooms on the first floor if stairs are a challenge. Please communicate with us in advance about your needs.

What Vaccines and Health Requirements Are Needed?

The requirements vary depending on the country and nationality. For the most accurate information, please visit the page specific to your destination and consult the corresponding embassy page for the latest information.

What Are the Road Conditions Like?

Most safari parks have bumpy but manageable roads, with some roads being paved. Generally, guests do not view this as a problem.

Can I Choose Other Accommodation Than What's Specified?

Yes, if you have a special preference, let us know, and we will offer alternatives from our vast network of company-owned and partner accommodations. Booking with us allows you to enjoy discounted rates as we have special agreements with our partners.

Is Electricity Available 24 Hours in the Lodges and Camps?

Most standard camps and lodges are equipped with generators, so electricity is generally available 24 hours. However, some interruptions may occur but are typically not a significant concern for guests.

Will My Mobile/Cellular Phone Work During the Tour?

es, though signal strength may vary in different areas.

What About My Special Diet and Food Preferences?

We cater to all diets, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, among others. Please inform us in advance about your dietary preferences.

What Activities Can My Kids Do While on a Safari?

A safari offers an enriching experience for children, allowing them to observe animals in their natural habitat. Some camps and lodges offer amenities for children, such as playrooms and pools, though these are not universally available. We suggest bringing activities that your children enjoy.

Is Tipping Required?

Tipping is not required but is recommended. The amount varies by country, but you should tip according to what you feel is appropriate.

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