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Discover the breathtaking beaches of Mozambique as you travel north along its coast before returning to South Africa to spot the Big 5 in the Kruger National Park.

Begin your journey with a visit to the Hlane National Park in Swaziland before heading to Mozambique's coast. Visit Praia do Tofo, Vilanculos and Inhambane, and pay a memorable visit to the Bazaruto Archipelago.

Make a stop in the capital of Maputo before returning to South Africa and spending the last two nights in the world-renowned Kruger National Park.

  • Tour duration: 14 days
  • Start: Johannesburg
  • End: Johannesburg
  • Destinations:
    Mozambique
       Inhambane,
       Vilanculos,
       Bazaruto
    Swaziland
    South Africa
       Kruger
  • Accommodation:
    2 nights at Bhubesi Camp
    2 nights at SAN Parks rest camp
    2 nights at Bamboozi Beach Lodge
    1 night at Smugglers
    1 night at Villas do Indico
    1 night at Smugglers
    2 nights at Palm Grove Lodge
    1 night at Casa Lisa
    1 night at Timbavati Safari Lodge
  • Comfort Level: Basic
  • Type of Tour: Guided & Scheduled
  • Type of Accommodation: Accommodated

Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit Swaziland's largest protected area
  • Explore vibrant Vilanculos
  • Discover the Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Snorkel & dive on Mozambique's most beautiful reefs
  • See the Big 5 in the Kruger National Park
  • Drive along the Panorama Route

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-2

Explore the Hlane National Park

Start your tour in Johannesburg and drive through South Africa's beautiful Mpumalanga Province to Swaziland. After crossing the border, you will enter Hlane National Park, a magnificent wildlife haven where you'll be spending the next two nights.

Enjoy game viewing activities, hiking, and mountain biking in this 30 000 hectares of protected area. Keep your eyes open for lion and elephant, and go on a guided walk to search for the endangered white rhino.

Days 3-4

See the world's largest fish in Praia do Tofo

After crossing into Mozambique, you travel north through beautiful coastal scenery before arriving in Praia do Tofo, where you will spend the next 2 nights. In season, this is the perfect site to view the world's largest fish - the whale shark.

Spend your days relaxing on the white sandy beaches or swimming in the warm Indian Ocean. Experience a range of aquatic activities, including scuba diving, surfing, kayaking, and fishing.

Day 5

Venture to Vilanculos

Continue your journey north, stopping at a local craft market for a bit of souvenir shopping before reaching the premier destination of Vilanculos. Here you can explore the waters as you snorkel or scuba dive, or you can simply relax on the beautiful beaches.

Spend the night in this vibrant town before heading off to the world-renowned Archipelago in the morning.

Days 6-7

Discover the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park

One of southern Africa's largest marine parks, the Bazaruto Archipelago offers some of the most magnificent diving and snorkelling opportunities in Africa. Over the next few days you'll have ample opportunity to explore these magnificent waters.

Day 8-9

Relax in Inhambane

Head through picturesque coconut plantations toward the old Portuguese settlement of Inhambane, another region that boasts incredible beaches and scenery. Spend your time lounging on these white sands, swimming, snorkelling or scuba diving. Explore the nearby surrounds on quad bikes or head further out to sea on a fishing trip or boat cruise.

Day 10

See Mozambique's capital city

Head back south today as you travel to Mozambique's capital of Maputo. Sit back and enjoy a tour of the city, passing sites like the Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, and the Central Railway Station.

Days 11-12

Return to South Africa

Cross the border back into South Africa and make your way to the Kruger National Park - one of the most renowned conservation areas in the world. Spend the next two nights in this magnificent Big 5 reserve.

While here, you can explore the untamed wilderness on morning and afternoon game drives, guided walks, and optional night drives to spot some nocturnal animals.

Day 13

Meet orphaned wildlife at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Venture out into the greater Kruger area today and visit the Mohololo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, a place where orphaned and injured animals are taken to be nurtured until they're strong enough to be released back into the wild. Enjoy traditional song and dance in the evening, accompanied by a typical South African meal.

Day 14

Panorama Route back to Johannesburg

Depart from the Kruger region and take the scenic Panorama Route, making a stop at the many scenic viewpoints along the way, including the magnificent Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Arrive in the bustling city of Johannesburg where your tour will come to an end.

Inclusions

  • Traditional dancing after dinner
  • Full day game drive in our Nomad truck
  • Panorama Route: God's Window, Blyde River Canyon, Bourkes Luck Potholes
  • Evening song and dance with traditional South African cuisine
  • 2 night stay at Hlane NP on a lunch and dinner basis (first night), breakfast, lunch and dinner basis (second night)
  • 2 night stay at Bamboozi Beach Lodge on a breakfast, lunch and dinner basis
  • 2 night stay at Smugglers on a breakfast, lunch and dinner basis
  • 1 night stay at Villas do ├Źndico on a breakfast, lunch and dinner basis
  • 2 night stay at Palm Grove Lodge on a breakfast, lunch and dinner basis
  • 1 night stay at Casa Lisa on a breakfast, lunch and dinner basis
  • 2 night stay at SANP campsite on a lunch and dinner basis (first night), breakfast, lunch and dinner basis (second night)
  • 1 night stay at Timbavati Safari Lodge on a breakfast and dinner basis

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Additional Tour Notes

An activity package is available for this tour. This package includes a variety of activities that we feel will enhance your experience. Please consult your African Safari Expert for details. The amount is ZAR 4250.

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $1355

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Ingrid De Wet

Ingrid De Wet

Africa Safari Expert

"See the best Mozambique has to offer in terms of diving and snorkeling, while experiencing wildlife sightings in the Kruger National Park."

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