I Love Adventures - Kruger & Swazi Overland

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In Africa, the cultural exchange rate is always favourable. This eye-opening journey into South Africa and Swaziland promises ample face time with the region’s famed wildlife and life-changing contact with the people who make this land their home. Here, you’ll marvel at hippos in their natural habitat and dine on local favourites and amazing camp meals. And with a reliable and knowledgeable Chief Experience Officer (CEO) on hand at all times, your comfort zone will expand by miles.


Whats Included

  • Your Foodie Moment: Traditional Durban Bunny Chow, Durban. Kruger NP entrance and wildlife safari drive in our vehicle. Traditional dinner and local dancing. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Simple hotel (1 nt), participation camping (6 nts), hostel (1 nt, multi-share).
  • Private vehicle
  • 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver, local guides.
  • 14

Countries Visited

  • Swaziland
  • South Africa

Enjoy the scenery of the Panorama Route, visit the Ezulwini Valley in Swaziland, spot crocs in the St Lucia Estuary, track the "big five" in Kruger National Park, drink in the culture of tiny villages.

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Days : 9

Price : From AED 4,806*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Basic

Trip Type : Individuals

Physical Grading : 3 - Average

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Full Itinerary

Day 1 Johannesburg
Day 2 Johannesburg/Greater Kruger Area (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 3 Kruger National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 4 Greater Kruger Area/Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 5 Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 6 Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary/Saint Lucia (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 7 Saint Lucia (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 8 Saint Lucia/Durban (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 9 Durban (1B)

Trip Advice

Johannesburg is not often regarded as a safe city. Some precautions you should take are: *Always leave your passport (It’s better to carry a photocopy of it instead), traveller’s cheques, flight tickets and money that you won’t be using in the safe deposit at the hotel reception. This is free of charge to G Adventures clients *Remember that like in any other city, you should never leave your bags unattended, nor flaunt jewellery, cameras etc *Please don’t wander through the city to unknown areas especially at night. Stick to the main streets only during the day, and after sundown, please take a taxi. Taxis can be organised from reception. Also, take the address of the hotel with you. *People are generally friendly, but don’t let people take advantage of you, especially the sales people! * Beware of people approaching you on the street with an apparent interest of where you are from, and want to sit down and have a chat with you. These people are con men and will ask you for money. * People on the street who ask you if you want a safari and have a brochure are often conmen, best to avoid these folk. Besides, you’re already on safari. PHOTOGRAPHY: Please do not take photo’s of Police stations or at Cross borders Airports, army barracks and personnel or any Government building. It is against the law and will result in the minimum of your film and camera being confiscated. Please note that the use of drones in national parks in Southern Africa is prohibited.

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be clearly labeled and restricted to one soft compact suitcase (please avoid a hard cover suitcase), or sports bag, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited. Porters are not often available, so be prepared to carry your own bags. For our camping style tours you will need to provide your own sleeping bag, small pillow and sleeping sheet (if you would like). We provide the tent and the sleeping pads. Please note that the seasons in Africa is quite extreme. Winters (especially South Africa) can be really cold and summers will be really hot. If you travel during winter months please ensure that you bring warm clothing and a suitable sleeping bag. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable. Please be advised that if you plan to bring a drone with you, the use of drones in national parks in Southern Africa is prohibited.

About Accommodation

Camping in Africa is truly an adventure. You will be able to get off the beaten track to get a first-hand experience of the beautiful wilderness and nature. While camping, we stay at designated campsites in national parks and outside towns. Campsite facilities in southern Africa are generally good, but can be basic in certain places. There are generally small restaurants and/or bars, washing facilities and occasionally telephones available. The camps have flush toilets, and showers at some camps are outdoors, having simple reed enclosures for privacy. Additionally, warm water is available at most sites, but it is not guaranteed to always be warm when you take your shower; the warm water may be used up others who also use the camp. We usually set-up camp within close proximity to the toilet facilities, though occasionally to reach them you may to walk a short distance. All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied, including camp mattresses, which are warm and comfortable. We supply dome tents and assembly/disassembly takes only 5 minutes. They are good quality, durable, industry-standard 2-person safari tents. Please note that most adults will not be able to fully stand up inside the tents, though most travellers find these more than adequate, as they have a base area of approximately 4 square meters. These tents are regularly treated with a waterproofing agent, but under certain rainy conditions, the tent fabric may become saturated to the point where seepage or leakage may occur. All tents have built-in mesh insect netting on the windows and doors. We travel with our own portable camp chairs with a comfortable back-rest, and we utilize our own cooking equipment to provide the group good quality camp meals. In camping within the national parks and conservation areas, some camp sites are enclosed for keeping the resident wildlife out. Other camps are open to the natural environment – care must be taken, especially at night, when a torch/flashlight is recommended when walking around the camp area. Despite the challenge that a few days “roughing it” may pose to some, the experience of being that close to nature, camping under the African stars, and seeing incredible wildlife at your tent door-step is not just gratifying but ultimately an experience of a lifetime. In Durban, we stay in backpacker's (hostels) or small guest houses, which will give us a break from camping and to be better located than the campgrounds in the area. Here, the accommodation is based on several people sharing dormitory-style rooms, with possibly 6 to 8 people sharing a room. Although we will try, we cannot guarantee to be able to divide the group into different dormitories based on gender lines. As such, males and females may have to share the same sleeping quarters for these nights. The bathrooms and showers are private, but may also be shared between both males and females.

Local Dress


As mentioned above, most of the meals on this tour are included in the tour price. When a meal is not included, this is because there are often many options available - we would like to give you the opportunity to explore a bit and test the local cuisine yourself. In these cases, your CEO will be able to suggest some good local restaurants or options for you to choose from. All included meals will be prepared from fresh local produce. The majority of the shopping for foodstuffs will be done before the trip departs, and fresh goods, such as meats, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products, will be bought en route during the trip from supermarkets, local shops and markets. Breakfasts will generally consist of breads and cereals, if time allows a warm breakfast may be prepared. Many lunches will be provided en-route and will be light meals such as sandwiches and/or salads. All evening meals will be freshly-prepared hot meals, and will consist of a variety of continental and local dishes. Our cook will organize the meal preparation and lead the way here, but will prepare a duty schedule for ensuring a fair, rotating participation from you and your group members in the meal preparation and dish washing duties. Vegetarian meals and other dietary requirements need to be specified prior to arrival.

About our Transportation

For this tour we will use a touring vehicle with comfortable seats and sliding windows, this style of transportation is a great way to travel through the region and get a good view the surroundings. When necessary, a trailer will be used for your luggage, and the tour gear. Please note these vehicles may not be air-conditioned. This is not a physically demanding journey; however, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and poor road conditions at times. Please take note of the travel times and distances in the above itinerary, and consider that this is often on poor quality, bumpy roads. Despite this, most clients feel that the diversity of the African landscape, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience.

Group Leader Description

On this tour, you will be accompanied by two Chief Experience Officers (CEOs). The Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) will be the group manager and leader, cook and driver. They will provide information on the places where we are travelling, offer suggestions for things to do and see and introduce you to our local friends. He/she will take care of the small things so you can concentrate on enjoying your adventure. All of our CEOs in southern Africa are experienced group leaders, with a broad knowledge base of the region’s history, cultures, and wildlife. Most of our leaders in the region are from South Africa, though it may be possible that you’ll have a leader from another country in the southern African region. All of our overland adventure vehicle (OAV) drivers are experienced in the routes travelled, and highly skilled in dealing with different terrains. All of our cooks will organize and lead the meal preparation, and have experience in cooking a variety of local and international dishes for large groups. We also use local guides for some included activities where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting.

Start Date - End DateAvailabilityPrice
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
2019-06-06 - 2019-06-14Available AED 3494
2019-07-11 - 2019-07-19The product is full, but a Waitlisted option is available for booking AED 4141
2019-08-01 - 2019-08-09Available AED 5176
2019-08-22 - 2019-08-30Available AED 3882
2019-09-12 - 2019-09-20Available AED 4991
2019-10-03 - 2019-10-11Available AED 4991
2019-10-24 - 2019-11-01Available AED 4991
2019-11-14 - 2019-11-22Available AED 4991
2019-11-28 - 2019-12-06Available AED 4991
2019-12-19 - 2019-12-27Available AED 4806
2020-01-09 - 2020-01-17Available AED 4806
2020-01-23 - 2020-01-31Available AED 4806
2020-02-13 - 2020-02-21Available AED 4806
2020-03-19 - 2020-03-27Available AED 4991
2020-04-02 - 2020-04-10Available AED 4991
2020-04-23 - 2020-05-01Available AED 4991
2020-05-07 - 2020-05-15Available AED 4991
2020-06-11 - 2020-06-19Available AED 4991
2020-07-02 - 2020-07-10Available AED 5176
2020-07-16 - 2020-07-24Available AED 5176
2020-08-06 - 2020-08-14Available AED 5176
2020-09-10 - 2020-09-18Available AED 4991
2020-09-24 - 2020-10-02Available AED 4991
2020-10-15 - 2020-10-23Available AED 4991
2020-10-29 - 2020-11-06Available AED 4991
2020-11-19 - 2020-11-27Available AED 4991
2020-12-24 - 2021-01-01Available AED 4806
2021-01-07 - 2021-01-15Available AED 4806