Zulu Coast to Captivating Kruger

This Safari Itinerary starts at the East Coast South Africa at Umhlanga Rocks in Durban, heads to the border of the landlocked monarchy of Swaziland then to Northern Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga and ends in the ‘City of Gold,’ Johannesburg. A journey that pulls you through some of the best places South Africa has to offer while doing it all in luxury and style

From luxury to wild to residing in a Kingdom allowing you to feel like royalty, you are bound to feel special on this 6 night, 7 day getaway fit for a king. Observe the Big 5 in their natural habitat and watch the 350 different species of birdlife in paradise.

This itinerary is tailor-made just for you but it has preset accommodation locations (all of the best quality we have to offer) however, if you wish to change to a lodging in a similar area to fit your budget that can all be arranged, just for you!
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  • Umhlanga Rocks
  • St Lucia
  • Swaziland
  • Sabie
  • Kruger National Park


Day 1

Your adventure starts in Durban where you’ll be collected from King Shaka International Airport to your hotel on Umhlanga Rocks promenade ‘the Golden Mile,’ this is where your hotel, The Oyster Box is located. Here you have a chance to drop off your luggage and freshen up after a your long trek and before you attend the organised orientation city tour of Durban at 02:00 PM sharp. On the tour you will explore Umhlanga rocks and then you’ll be transported to the Moses Mabhida football stadium’s Sky Car from which you have first-class birds eye view of the city. Guests will be returned at sunset to the Hotel where they have 3 different restaurant options for dinner, all of which are equally exquisite.

Make sure to relax and rest well for there is a big day ahead tomorrow.

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The Oyster Box
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St Lucia
Day 2

Day 2 begins after a hearty breakfast at one of The Oyster Box’s exclusive restaurants, you’ll need it for the exciting activities to come. This day is all about St Lucia, a small village North of Umhlanga Rocks in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. This tiny village stands as a World Heritage Site making for stunning untainted beauty. A cruise along the St Lucia Estuary makes for a real treat with hippo pods resting in the water, Nile crocodiles and colourful diverse birdlife.

After lunch, you will be returned to their very own luxury lodge located in the first private concession within the game reserve, the rhino Ridge Safari Lodge. The day doesn’t end here though, there’s still plenty on the cards including a high tea party and an evening game drive where you may have the opportunity to spot all of the Big 5 animals of Africa! Later on after dinner and a bit of wind down time sipping on Sundowners begins the search for elusive nocturnal creatures.

After the long day and another to prepare for the next morning, it’s best to catch and early night in the soft, comfortable beds of the lodge.

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Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge
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Day 3

After an early morning safari at the private concession within Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park which stands as the home of the near extinct white rhino conservation project. Marvel at the animals one last time as they stand against a beautiful backdrop of the park before heading out to border of the tiny kingdom, Swaziland; a small monarchy landlocked within South Africa and ruled by King MsWati III.

Make your way to The Royal Villas where you have the rest of the day to yourself to explore the beautiful plains which overlook the Royal Mdzimba Mountains. Make sure to make proper use of the top-luxury lodge’s amenities which includes a casino, room service and of course, a pool. You are guaranteed  to feel like a king here in Swaziland.

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The Royal Villas
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Day 4

The morning ventures continue in Swaziland with a visit to an authentic chief’s village to gain insight and learn about the life and culture in Swaziland. You’ll also receive an invite from the local residents to participate in their cultural practices.

In the early afternoon, you’ll make your way back over the border and head 330 kilometres off to the Lone Creek River Lodge in Sabie, a beautiful little forest town which is nestled in the famed Drakensberg mountain range in the province of Mpumalanga.

Enjoy a hearty meal at the lodge’s restaurant with a decadent table d’hôte dinner to complete the day of excitement. Use the rest of the evening at your leisure!

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Lone Creek River Lodge
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Northern Kruger Park & Johannesburg
Day 5 - 7

The last 2 nights are spent at the Kapama River Lodge, described as an African Eden in the Northern Kruger National Park. Accessed from the Panorama route from Sabie where you can take in spectacular views of Gods Window, Bourkes Luck Potholes and Blyde River Canyon all on the way.

After checking in, and freshening up, your first open vehicle safari in paradise begins with a myriad of wildlife to watch and observe and where seeing the Big 5 is basically a standard.

Day 6, the final night begins at the crack of dawn for your first morning safari, this time keeping birdwatching a must with colourful and diverse birdlife (A must see is the Lilac Breasted Roller) as well as big game. Indulge in a relaxing spa treatment at the hotel’s own spa facility, you will need it for the exciting activities to come.

Prepare for another game drive in the afternoon as well as another in the evening once darkness falls for a whole other spectrum of wildlife only available in the night.

As your holiday comes to a close on the final day, you can choose between a open vehicle safari, a hot air balloon flight or an elephant back safari before heading to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg.

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Kapama River Lodge
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