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7 Days Kruger and Zululand Safari

Overview

A 7-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 for a couple of days, where they will have a true Zululand and St. Lucia experience before returning to Johannesburg.

Best time to visit: May - October

Duration

7 days

Map Overview

Places to Visit

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 -Day 1 - Arrival

Our professional driver/guide will pick you up in Johannesburg in an air-conditioned vehicle and transfer you via the scenic Panorama Route to Kruger Park. En-route we will visit Pilgrim’s Rest, God’s Window and the Graskop Falls.

We will arrive at Hippo Hollow Lodge (or similar) in the afternoon where you will have time to check-in and freshen up before we depart on a game drive in the Kruger National Park.

You will depart on either an afternoon game drive or a sunset game drive (where you will get your first experience on an open 4X4 Safari vehicle.) The late afternoon offers the lower light game viewing with most animals heading down to the watering holes and offers excellent game viewing opportunities. (please note the sunset drive is subject to availability)

Inclusion

Meals: B, D

Accommodation

Hippo Hollow Lodge or similar

Your professional field guide will advise you of your pick-up time for this morning. You will be picked up from your lodge early in the morning on your full day game drive in an open 4X4 safari vehicle. We will enter Kruger National Park and enjoy a full day game drive on this day. We will stop several times during the day for you to freshen up and to stretch your legs. Your Professional Field Guide will ensure that you see the wildlife Kruger Park is renowned for and give you interesting facts and information on all aspects of the African Bush and Wildlife. (With a bit of luck, you will be able to add the Big Five to your “spotting-list”)

We will enjoy breakfast at one of the Kruger Park Camps (packed by the lodge). We will also visit the Skukuza Main Camp of the Kruger Park.

We will return in the afternoon to your Lodge where the rest of the evening will be at leisure. Dinner can be enjoyed at the Lodge.

Inclusion

Meals: B, D

Accommodation

Hippo Hollow Lodge or similar

After breakfast, we will depart and head towards Zululand. We will arrive at Zululand Tree Lodge Ubizane (or similar) in the late afternoon and check into our rooms. The rest of the afternoon will be at leisure and you are welcome to explore the lodge or just relax by participating in the lodge facilities. Dinner will be enjoyed at the lodge.

Inclusion

Meals: B, D

Accommodation

Ubizane Tree Lodge or similar

After a scrumptious breakfast, we will depart for Duma Zulu Cultural Village. At Duma Zulu you will experience some traditional dancing, visit their traditional homes and even learn a few Zulu words – This is a very informative and true cultural experience. After Duma Zulu, you will embark on your boat cruise on the St. Lucia Wetlands. The St. Lucia boat cruise offers the opportunity to view Hippos, Nile crocodiles and the hundreds of bird species that St. Lucia is famous for. After this full day of exploring the major attractions, we will head back to the lodge in the late afternoon.

Inclusion

Meals: B, D

Accommodation

Zululand Tree Lodge Ubizane or similar

On this day you will be participating in 2 game drives. The first drive will be in the morning and the second in the afternoon. One of your drives will take place in the Ubizane / Rhino River Reserve whereas the other drive will be in the well-known Hluhluwe Game Reserve. Dinner will once again be enjoyed at the lodge.

Inclusion

Meals: B, D

Accommodation

Zululand Tree Lodge Ubizane or similar

We will enjoy breakfast at the lodge, check out and head back to Johannesburg.

Inclusion

Meals: B

Accommodation

No Accommodation (End of tour)

Inclusions

  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)

Exclusions

  • Conservation Fees
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Services not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance and medical repatriation
  • Items of a personal nature

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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