The 9 Day Camping Bush to Beach Discovers the hidden gems Southern Africa has to offer ranging from the Big 5 of the Kruger National Park, The Bush to Beach Safari offers traditional Swazi Culture to lazy days on the tropical beaches of Mozambique. Traverse the South Eastern corner of South Africa across Zululand to Durban and discover the cultures and landscapes that exit here.
You won’t know until you’ve done it!
- Professional Guide
- Comfortable 7-seater vehicle
- Accommodation as per Itinerary
- Comfortable dome tents with mattresses
- 4 nights’ Camping
- 4 nights’ Accommodation
- Meals as per Itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D- Dinner)
- Park Entrance Fees
- Min 2 Pax – Max 7 Pax per tour
- Restaurant Meals as indicated
- Visa fees, Airport Transfers, Curios and Tips
- Optional Excursions as indicated
- Sleeping Bags (R 40 per person per day rental)
- Kruger National Park
- Swaziland Maguga lake
- Ponto do Oure
- St Lucia
Day 01: Johannesburg – Kruger National Park (D) (340km)(Camping)
We depart Johannesburg early morning from your place of accommodation and make our way through the Lowveld to the Kruger National Park. A quick stop on route for a late breakfast or lunch (Own Account) is enjoyed before continuing. The route showcases some of South Africa’s finest Lowveld farmlands before arriving at our lodge near the Kruger National Park. Time is spent relaxing at the pool or in your chalet before taking part in an open vehicle sunset game drive.
Day 02: Kruger National Park (B,D)(Camping)
A full day Game Drive is on the menu for the day in open 4×4 game drive vehicle with a local guide. An opportunity for excellent game viewing to sight the Big Five as well as hundreds of antelope and bird species exist today. Not guaranteed to sight all the big five such as the illusive leopard during the day. We make our way through the Skukuza area of the Kruger Park throughout the day in the effort to tick off most of the wildlife that the Kruger has to offer. Lunch is on own account at one of the rest camps.
Day 03: Kruger National park – Swaziland (B,D)(220km)(Camping)
Travelling south of Hazyview, we make our way though the small town of Nelspruit and Melalane towards the border of Swaziland at Jeppes Reef (Check Visa Requirements). A short distance to Maguga Dam where we check into our campsite overlooking the Dam. Afternoon at leisure on the Maguga Dam.
Day 04: Swaziland (DBB)(Camping)
Swaziland is a small landlocked monarchy in Southern Africa and is known for its cultural festivals showcasing its traditional Swazi culture.
We spend the day exploring this area visiting the famous Ngwenya Glass Factory, the traditional villages and the market near the capital city of Mbabane. Enjoy a lunch on own account at the local market.
Day 05: Swaziland – Mozambique (B, D) (340km)(Accommodated)
Departing Maguga Dam, we make our way through Swaziland through Mbabane and Manzini to our next border crossing into Mozambique (Check Visa Requirements) at Goba.
Mozambique is famous for its long Indian Ocean coastline where you will find some of most spectacular beach vistas and activities.
Arriving mid afternoon at our lodge at Ponto do Oure, we check in and spend the rest of the day at leisure and planning our ocean and beach activities for the next day.
Day 06: Mozambique (B, D)(Accommodated)
Spend the day enjoying any one of the many activities on offer at Ponto do Oure. Alternatively, if relaxing at the beach catching up on your tan is preferred, then the time is yours to enjoy.
Activities on offer:
- Swimming with Dolphins
- Scuba Diving
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Turtle watching (Only in Season)
Day 07: Mozambique – St Lucia (B, D) (260km)(Accommodated)
Enjoy a relaxed morning on the beach at Ponto do Oure before departing back into South Africa. Heading south for just 10km, we cross the border at Kosi Bay (Check re-entry Visa requirements). Stopping for a short stop at Kosi bay before heading inland passed Mkhuzi Game Reserve and lake Jozini arriving at our accommodation for the next 2 nights. Afternoon at leisure
Day 08: St Lucia (B)(Accommodated)
Spend the day enjoying any one of the many activities on offer in St Lucia. The day is yours to enjoy as well as the small towns restaurants for lunch and Dinner.
Activities on Offer:
- Full Day Hluhluwe Game Drive (R 900pp)
- Full Day Cape Vidal (R 795pp)
- Estuary Boat Cruise (R 240pp)
- Whale watching – June to December (R 1150pp)
- Deep Sea Fishing (R 1500pp)
Day 09: St Lucia – Durban (Own Arrangements) (B) (250km)
After a short 250km drive heading south along the coast, we bid farewell. Should you choose to return to Johannesburg with us the following day, this will be at an optional extra charge of R 800
Please let us know if you would like us to assist you in arranging your accommodation in Durban.
Not in the Mood to Camp – Consider our fully accommodated version.
Download the detailed 2019 Itinerary here: 9 Day Bush to Beach Safari – Accommodated 2019
This is an all inclusive part camping and part accommodated Adventure safari. This safari is subject to a single supplement for single travelers.