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7 Day Kruger National Park and Zululand Safari

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.

Duration

7 Day(s)

Places to visit

Kruger, St. Lucia, Hluhluwe, Zululand

 

Itinerary

Day 1

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.

Meals: D
Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar if not available)

Day 2

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 4x4 game vehicle, so please bring a hat, sunscreen and appropriate clothing.

Meals: B,D
Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar if not available)

Day 3

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.

Meals: B,D
Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar if not available)

Day 4

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.

Meals: B,D
Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar if not available)

Day 5

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.

Meals: B,D
Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar if not available)

Day 6

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.

Meals: B,D
Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar if not available)

Day 7

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).

Meals: B
Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar if not available)

7 Day Kruger National Park and Zululand Safari

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