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This tour forms part of our Scheduled & Overland tour collection.

Spend two weeks exploring the unspoiled coastline of Mozambique before heading to South Africa to search for the Big 5 in the Kruger National Park.

From a relaxing start viewing wildlife in the Hlane Royal National Park in Swaziland, you head up to the Mozambican border. You'll spend a week exploring this beautiful coastline and the picturesque surrounding islands.

After sunning and relaxing, your trip takes you to the world-renowned Kruger National Park for some impressive Big 5 game viewing.

Itinerary Highlights

  • See white rhino in Hlane Royal National Park
  • Dive and snorkel in the reefs of Mozambique
  • Visit the premier destination of Vilanculos
  • Explore the idyllic Bazaruto Island
  • Lounge on unspoiled beaches
  • Go Big-5 game viewing in Kruger

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-2

Visit the Hlane Royal National Park

Depart Johannesburg and travel through the scenic province of Mpumalanga until you reach the border to the Kingdom of Swaziland. Crossing the border, drive through the countryside to Hlane Royal National Park, home to lion, elephant, white rhino and exceptional birdlife.

This 30 000ha nature reserve offers a wide variety of optional activities and excursions and you can spend the next day enjoying game drives, hikes and a rhino walk. Sit back and watch traditional Swazi dancing before you enjoy dinner.

Days 3-4

Explore the waters of Praia do Tofo

Leave Swaziland behind as you cross into exotic Mozambique. Travel north along the ocean and admire the beautiful vistas of the Mozambique coast. Arrive at your camp in Praia do Tofo in the evening and spend the next day taking in and experiencing these idyllic surrounds.

If you're not swimming in the clear blue Indian Ocean or relaxing on the pristine beaches, you can spend your time taking a closer look at the reefs as you go snorkelling and diving in these magnificent waters. Tofo is the ideal place from which to view the whale shark (seasonal) - the world's largest fish.

Days 5

Explore Vilanculos

Continue your journey north, stopping at a local craft market for a bit of souvenir shopping before reaching the premier destination of Vilanculos. Spend the night in this vibrant town before heading off to the world-renowned Archipelago in the morning.

Days 6-7

Explore the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park

Sail out to the beautiful islands in this magnificent area on a traditional dhow and keep your eyes peeled as you may spot dolphins on the way. Spend your days snorkelling, swimming, and relaxing in these idyllic surroundings. The evening of day 6 will be spent at a restful camp on the mainland. On day 7 after some more snorkelling you will return to Vilanculos. 

Days 8-9

Laze in the sun at Barra.

Continue your journey as you head through the spectacular coconut plantations to the old Portuguese settlement of Inhambane. With a rich history of slave trade, this coastal town offers a much quieter holiday experience, giving you the next two days to lounge on these tranquil, white beaches. Your campsite opens directly onto the sand, making it the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.

Day 10

Head to the capital of Maputo

Today you will travel south to the capital of Maputo. Sights worth visiting here include the Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao and the Central Railway Station. Return after your tour to the campsite which is situated outside of Marracuene, a small village to the north of Maputo. 

Days 11-12

Spot the Big 5 in Kruger

Return to South Africa today as you cross the border and make your way to the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Spend the next two nights in this premier conservation area and go in search of Africa's Big 5. Early morning and afternoon game drives will bring you to the animals when they are at their most active, while optional night drives will give you the opportunity to see some of the nocturnal animals.

Day 13

See wildlife rehabilitation in action

Explore the greater Kruger area today and pay a visit to the Mohololo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned and injured animals are nurtured back to health and strengthened before they are released back into the wild.

Day 14

See the Blyde River Canyon

Round off your journey with a beautiful drive through the scenic Panorama Route. Stop at the Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes for a few magnificent photo opportunities. Arrive in Johannesburg where your adventure comes to an end.

Inclusions

  • Traditional dancing after dinner
  • Full day game drive in Kruger National Park in our Nomad truck
  • Evening song and dance with traditional South African cuisine
  • Panorama Route: God's Window, Blyde River Canyon, Bourkes Luck Potholes
  • 13 nights twin share camping

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 2950.

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $1080
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $1170

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

"Certain places are known for certain things, right? If you do nothing else on this trip, definitely try the prawns in Maputo. It's one of lifes' little pleasures that you just HAVE to try."

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