16 Days Self-Drive Bush & Beach Holiday

16 Days Self-Drive Bush & Beach Holiday

$1,627 (Per Adult)

$1,140 (Per Child)

$102 (Per Adult) / Day

$71 (Per Child) / Day

(Includes)

  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Accomodation

Duration16 day(s)

LocationSouth Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland

Start PointJohannesburg

End PointJohannesburg

AvailabilityJun 01 , 2019 to Mar 01 , 2020

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Summary

Three countries in one tour. Start your holiday in the Kruger National Park the home to a huge variety of animals and birds. Continue your journey into Mozambique and drive along the beautiful azure coast line before entering the Kingdom of Swaziland, a country famous for its warmth and friendliness. A perfect holiday for the whole family!

Activities

  • Animal Tracking
  • Diving
  • Game Walk
  • Morning Drives
  • Night drive
  • Self-drive
  • Snorkeling
  • Game drive

Physical Condition

  • Normal Physical Condition

Connectivity

  • WiFi and phone coverage at most lodges

Day-by-day Description

Day 1Welcome to South Africa!

On arrival at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, you will be met by a representative from Airport Game Lodge for the road transfer to your first overnight stop on your itinerary. Situated only a few minutes away from the bustling Airport, Airport Game Lodge combines the solitude of the African bush with the luxury and convenience of modern day living. The lodge is an ideal overnight stop over when arriving or connecting from an international flight. A complimentary shuttle service to and from the Airport is available. There are twenty-seven rooms, in three different classes, that offer spacious en suite accommodation. Singles, couples, triples, and families can comfortably be accommodated. The lodge has a large garden and swimming pool for relaxation. Enjoy 1 night at Airport Game Lodge on a bed & breakfast basis.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Johannesburg Airport (JNB), Jones Road, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa

Day 2Johannesburg To Kruger National Park, South Africa

Activities Included

Self-drive Game drive Bird Watching

After collecting your car, you will make your way to the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The Kruger National Park offers a unique destination where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sights – this is real Africa. The park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Skukuza Camp is the largest camp and administrative headquarters of the Kruger National Park. Activities and attractions are diverse, as are the animals found within Skukuza Rest Camp and the surrounding area. Skukuza Camp is an excellent rest camp from which to pursue the Big Five and birds in the vicinity. Lions are frequently spotted along this route. The camp is situated on the southern banks of the Sabie River. At night, look for the Fruit Bat that hangs under the eaves of the shop, and the Thick-tailed Bush Baby climbing the trees in search of gum. Enjoy 2 nights at Skukuza rest camp on a self-catering basis.

Location

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Travel Time: 5h hrs

Day 3Kruger National Park

Activities Included

Self-drive Game drive Bird Watching

Discover the Kruger Park with your own car today.

Location

Skukuza Rest Camp, Kruger National Park, Skukuza, South Africa

Day 4Skukuza Rest Camp To Satara Rest Camp, Kruger National Park

Activities Included

Self-drive Game drive Bird Watching

Continue your explorations of the Kruger Park in a northerly direction as you make your way to Satara Rest Camp where you will overnight. Satara Camp is the Kruger National Park's third biggest rest camp and is situated in an excellent game viewing area, with the bush relatively open and the animals plentiful and diverse. The camp itself has a rustic charm, with the bulk of the accommodation set out in a series of circles. Satara is well wooded and the bird-life is prolific. Keep an eye out for lion, giraffe, blue wildebeest and honey badgers in this area. Enjoy 1 night at Satara rest camp on a self-catering basis.

Location

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Day 5Satara Rest Camp To Covane Community Lodge, Massingir Dam, Mozambique

Activities Included

Boat Cruise Fishing Bird Watching

Today you will cross through the Giriyondo border post into Mozambique, making your way to Covane Community Lodge. Covane Community Lodge offers an array of accommodation options, overlooking the Massingir Dam in Moçambique. Our accommodation options include spaciously appointed chalets offer endless views and en-suite luxury, while our six en-suite traditional huts units offer rustic comforts – all supplied with linens, towelling and mosquito nets. Boat-based game & bird viewing or a sunset cruise on the dam is a must for nature lovers and ends any day perfectly before disembarking for dinner at our restaurant. For those who prefer self catering camping, our campsites with ablution facilities are surrounded by lush Mopani trees. Enjoy 2 nights at Covane Community Lodge on a B&B basis.

Location

Greater Transfrontier National Park

Travel Time: 5h hrs

Day 6Covane Community Lodge

Activities Included

Boat Cruise Fishing Hiking Self-drive Bird Watching Culture

Explore the dam and the surrounding villages

Location

Massingir Dam, Mozambique

Day 7Covane Community Lodge - Naara Eco Lodge, Chindenguele

Activities Included

Fishing Self-drive Bird Watching Culture

Bid your hosts farewell as you continue your journey onwards towards the Mozambique coastline. Surrounded by indigenous bush on the banks of the Nhambavale Lake, Naara Eco Lodge & Spa is a luxury tented camp in a tranquil setting. The expansive lake forms a picturesque backdrop to the Lodge. It’s also the source of entertainment for guests with swimming, fresh water fishing, kayaking and kite surfing to be enjoyed. The lodge has a strong environmental ethos with 80% of its energy requirements derived from the sun. Naara Eco Lodge & Spa also focusses on responsible tourism through close working relationships with the local Inhandine community. Enjoy 1 night at Naara Eco Lodge on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

Location

Praia de Chidenguele, Mozambique

Travel Time: 5h hrs

Day 8Naara Eco Lodge & Spa To Tofo Beach, Mozambique

Activities Included

Diving Fishing Self-drive Surfing Whale watching

Head up further along the coast towards the bustling little coastal village of Tofo, known for incredible number of mantas and whale sharks that frequent the waters in that area. Baia Sonambula is a small boutique guesthouse with four sea view bungalows and two standard rooms, all of them individually decorated. The sea view bungalows have their own private veranda with view over the ocean. Our relaxed and intimate atmosphere, together with a spectacular sun-deck terrace and a homemade breakfast which is served on a top-deck terrace with view over the entire bay, make Baia Sonambula unique and perfect to switch off from everyday life. We're located a few steps away from beautiful Tofo beach, 150 meters from the central market and just a few minutes’ walk from the dive centres, bars and restaurants. Enjoy 2 nights at Baia Sonambula on a bed & breakfast basis.

Location

Tofo Beach

Travel Time: 4h hrs

Day 9Tofo Beach, Mozambique

Activities Included

Diving Fishing Surfing Whale watching

Explore the surrounding and activities offered at Tofo Beach

Day 10Tofo Beach To Dunes de Dovela, Inharrime, Mozambique

Activities Included

Fishing Culture

Today your journey turns back to the south as you drive towards the small town of Inharimme for your stay at Dunes de Dovela. Nestled amongst the dune forests on the second crest of dunes overlooking the Indian Ocean, Dunes de Dovela is a serene Eco Lodge in the Zavora area. Enjoy the sea, dunes and coastal virgin forest vies from the restaurant, bar and accommodations. The Lodge was built with the close cooperation and involvement of the local Chope community. Staying at Dunes de Dovela Eco Lodge allows guests the opportunity to explore the pristine dune forest and learn more of the local area and people in the village of Dovela. The lodge’s location near Inhambane makes it an ideal stop over when traveling between Maputo and Vilanculos, but its warm service and serenity makes it perfect for stays of two nights or more. Enjoy 1 night at Dunes de Dovela on a full board basis.

Location

Inharrime, Mozambique

Travel Time: 2h hrs

Day 11Inharrime To Maputo City, Mozambique

Activities Included

Party Culture

Prepare for the hustle and bustle of the city of Maputo as you make a one night stop over in the eclectic capitol of Mozambique. The Montebelo Girassol Maputo, with its circular building and spectacular panoramic views over the Maputo Bay, is already ex-libris of the city, considered a benchmark in the Mozambican hotel industry. In 2016 it was refurbished, gaining more rooms, a restaurant with a panoramic balcony, a swimming pool and a gym, further enhancing the excellence of its service, combining comfort, landscaping, multipurpose facilities for leisure and business, and a high-quality restaurant service. Stay 1 night at Montebelo Girassol Maputo on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Location

Maputo City, Mozambique

Travel Time: 5h hrs

Day 12Maputo City To Ponta Malongane, Mozambique

Activities Included

Fishing Self-drive Sports Whale watching

Today you will make your way to the south point of Mozambique; Ponta Malongane for your stay at Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Tented Camp. Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Camp is situated in the extreme south of the pristine Mozambique coastline, alongside Ponta Malongane, just 16 km from the South African border. The private and exclusive self-catering luxury Tented Camps offer comfort, privacy and tranquillity to the discerning nature lover and adventurer. Tartaruga is perfectly designed to blend into the surrounding coastal forest. The tents are set on raised wooden platforms with veranda decks furnished with chairs and tables, offering an excellent hideout for birding or simply enjoying the tranquillity of the camp. The Camp offers a communal kitchen and braai area where guests can prepare their own meals. The team will set up the dining area for breakfast and dinner with cutlery and crockery for the guests to use. If you don’t feel like cooking your own meal, there are several good restaurants in Ponta Malongane and Ponta do Ouro that are well worth trying. The nearest is “Come and See” which is situated within walking distance and offers prawns, calamari, Portuguese styled chicken and other local dishes. Enjoy 2 nights at Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Tented Camp on a self-catering basis.

Location

Ponta Malongane

Travel Time: 3h hrs

Day 13Ponta Malongane, Mozambique

Activities Included

Fishing Self-drive Whale watching

Enjoy your day at the beach with activities or visit Ponto Do Ouro

Location

Ponta Malongane

Day 14Ponto Malongane To Foresters Arms Hotel, Swaziland

Activities Included

Self-drive Township tour Culture

Bid Mozambique farewell as you make your way to the small, landlocked kingdom of Swaziland. The Foresters Arms Hotel is situated on a short, scenic drive from the capital, Mbabane. It is ideally located as a base from which to explore all the attractions of this magical country. Places worth visiting include Swazi Candles, Ngwenya Glass, Mantanga Cultaral Villas and Malandelas Complex and Restaurant. The hotel itself is situated on 90 ha of beautiful Swaziland highlands in the heart of the Kingdom. Swaziland's countryside is beautiful and extremely varied - it ranges from magnificent mountains and waterfalls in the west to the lush valleys of the middleveld and the low-lying bushveld of the east. Swaziland is ideal for nature enthusiasts because the landscape is so varied within a small, explorable area, with a huge variety of birds and flora. Enjoy 2 nights at Foresters Arms on a bed & breakfast basis.

Location

Mbabane, Swaziland

Travel Time: 5h hrs

Day 15Mbabane, Swaziland

Activities Included

Self-drive Culture

Book a cultural village visit or explore town

Location

Mbabane, Swaziland

Day 16Mbabane To OR Tambo International Airport, South Africa

Head back towards the Johannesburg OR Tambo Int. Airport where you will return your rental car before checking in for your flight back home. Wishing you a safe journey home!

Location

Johannesburg, South Africa

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$1,627 - $1,140 Duration: 16 day(s)

Destination

South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland