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Kruger and the Kingdoms + Kempinski Seychelles Resort

5.0 stars

south africa + seychelles

The Experience

Its a truly royal seven days, fully escorted, so you're taken directly to some of South Africa's finest scenic sights and most prolific Big Five game-viewing country. Culture and wildlife come alive with vibrant finesse.

DAY 1
(Sun) Johannesburg
Touch down at OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) where you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the magnificent suburban shopping malls or take an optional afternoon Soweto Tour (own account). At 1900h we all meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet your fellow travellers.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Wanderers or similar

Distance travelled today: 35 km

DAY 2
(Mon) Pretoria / Mpumalanga  (BB)
Depart by 08h00 leaving Johannesburg's distinctive skyline behind and head for Pretoria, South Africa's capital city, for a short orientation tour before continuing to Mpumalanga. Dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld, we travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg. After traversing the famous Long Tom Pass, we travel via Sabie and arrive late afternoon into Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.

Accommodation: Perry's Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar

Distance travelled today: 425 km

DAY 3
(Tue) Panorama Route  (BB)
After a sumptuous early morning breakfast, we journey up the awe inspiring Panorama Route with its forested mountains and fertile plains. After viewing the Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke's Luck Potholes and God's Window before arriving back in Hazyview in the early afternoon. The free time allows for a lazy afternoon relaxing around the pool or an exciting afternoon game activity in the Kruger National park (own account).

Accommodation: Perry's Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar

Distance travelled today: 320 km

DAY 4
(Wed) Big Five game viewing in Kruger National Park  (PB)
Set off before breakfast for a morning in search of lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, and all manner of wondrous wildlife, birds and plant species. Savour the magic of this enormous wilderness. We return to Hazyview around lunch time and you have the afternoon at leisure. For the animal enthusiast, an additional afternoon game drive in the park or an unforgettable elephant interaction is available as an optional extra (own account). 

Accommodation: Perry's Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar

Distance travelled today: 100 km

DAY 5
(Thu) The Kingdom of Swaziland  (BB,BL,BD)
Enjoy an enchanting drive to the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland, a former British Protection Territory, now ruled by King MsWati III. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. We continue through the capital city, Mbabane, and on to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for a true African shopping experience at the vibrant Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings.

Accommodation: Royal Swazi Spa Hotel or similar

Distance travelled today: 310 km

DAY 6
(Fri) The Kingdom of the Zulu's  (BB)
After a leisurely breakfast we travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas.  We arrive mid-afternoon at our hotel in the Hluhluwe area.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris or similar

Distance travelled today: 360 km

DAY 7
(Sat) Durban  (BB)
This morning enjoy a cruise on Lake St Lucia before departing for Durban.  Hug the lush KwaZulu-Natal coastline en route to Durban, watching the sugar cane fields do their own version of the Mexican wave at the urging of the wind. End the tour before lunch, either at the airport or at a central Durban hotel.

Distance travelled today: 475 km

 Included flights

 UK Departure

  • Departs: london
  • Arrives: johannesburg, South Africa

 Internal

  • Departs: johannesburg, South Africa
  • Arrives: mahe, Seychelles

 Return Flight

  • Departs: mahe, Seychelles
  • Arrives: london
 Day 2 to 8

Kruger and the Kingdoms

5 stars
  • As Per Itinerary
  • As Per Itinerary
  • Explore the encapturing Swaziland
  • Unforgettable Elephant interaction
  • Enjoy a cruise on Lake St Lucia

Its a truly royal seven days, fully escorted, so you're taken directly to some of South Africa's finest scenic sights and most prolific Big Five game-viewing country. Culture and wildlife come alive with vibrant finesse.

DAY 1
(Sun) Johannesburg
Touch down at OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) where you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the magnificent suburban shopping malls or take an optional afternoon Soweto Tour (own account). At 1900h we all meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet your fellow travellers.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Wanderers or similar

Distance travelled today: 35 km

DAY 2
(Mon) Pretoria / Mpumalanga  (BB)
Depart by 08h00 leaving Johannesburg's distinctive skyline behind and head for Pretoria, South Africa's capital city, for a short orientation tour before continuing to Mpumalanga. Dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld, we travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg. After traversing the famous Long Tom Pass, we travel via Sabie and arrive late afternoon into Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.

Accommodation: Perry's Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar

Distance travelled today: 425 km

DAY 3
(Tue) Panorama Route  (BB)
After a sumptuous early morning breakfast, we journey up the awe inspiring Panorama Route with its forested mountains and fertile plains. After viewing the Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke's Luck Potholes and God's Window before arriving back in Hazyview in the early afternoon. The free time allows for a lazy afternoon relaxing around the pool or an exciting afternoon game activity in the Kruger National park (own account).

Accommodation: Perry's Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar

Distance travelled today: 320 km

DAY 4
(Wed) Big Five game viewing in Kruger National Park  (PB)
Set off before breakfast for a morning in search of lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, and all manner of wondrous wildlife, birds and plant species. Savour the magic of this enormous wilderness. We return to Hazyview around lunch time and you have the afternoon at leisure. For the animal enthusiast, an additional afternoon game drive in the park or an unforgettable elephant interaction is available as an optional extra (own account). 

Accommodation: Perry's Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar

Distance travelled today: 100 km

DAY 5
(Thu) The Kingdom of Swaziland  (BB,BL,BD)
Enjoy an enchanting drive to the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland, a former British Protection Territory, now ruled by King MsWati III. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. We continue through the capital city, Mbabane, and on to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for a true African shopping experience at the vibrant Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings.

Accommodation: Royal Swazi Spa Hotel or similar

Distance travelled today: 310 km

DAY 6
(Fri) The Kingdom of the Zulu's  (BB)
After a leisurely breakfast we travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas.  We arrive mid-afternoon at our hotel in the Hluhluwe area.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris or similar

Distance travelled today: 360 km

DAY 7
(Sat) Durban  (BB)
This morning enjoy a cruise on Lake St Lucia before departing for Durban.  Hug the lush KwaZulu-Natal coastline en route to Durban, watching the sugar cane fields do their own version of the Mexican wave at the urging of the wind. End the tour before lunch, either at the airport or at a central Durban hotel.

Distance travelled today: 475 km

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The Holiday Place customer rating

1 stars

1/5 from 1 reviews

Good safari drives, but accomodation very poor, food quality basic. Rooms are clean but basic and air condition in the room will only bring the tempreture down from 37 degrees to 31 degrees. The train from Mozambique so noisy and keeps you awake at 0200 hours and 0400 hours not acceptable when you...

Joe De Souza reviewing Kruger and the Kingdoms (08-Oct-2013)

 Day 8 to 12

Kempinski Seychelles Resort

5 stars
  • Hill View Room
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Salon Quincy
  • Large infinity pool
  • Beach fronted resort

Located on the largest island of the Seychelles, Mahe, the Kempinski Seychelles boasts modern luxury rooms and suites with stunning ocean, beach or mountain views with balcony or terrace. There are a host of dining options to suit all tastes and palettes from casual dining to gourmet experiences to relaxed cocktails in the bar. The spa boasts six treatment rooms including a couples room in incredibly lush surroundings. Guaranteed to relax and revitalise, with opportunities to experience Elemental Herbology for the ultimate skin conditioning. Swim in an Olympic-length swimming pool, snorkel in calm, warm waters, try your luck at the casino and let your kids enjoy the kids club.

 

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Truly excellent food and service made this hotel stand out from the crowd.

Adam Cleur reviewing Kempinski Seychelles Resort (04-Nov-2016)

£2229 per person

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