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Escorted Tour: Kruger & Cruise 13 days 12 nights.

SOUTH AFRICA | KRUGER NATIONAL PARK | SWAZILAND | ZULULAND | MOZAMBIQUE
– A 3 COUNTRY TOUR –

Escorted Tour: kruger and Cruise - South Africa is calling

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the best of both!

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Escorted Tour: Kruger and Cruise

   Escorted Tour: Kruger and Cruise - The Big 5ESCORTED TOUR: KRUGER AND CRUISE - MSC Splendida

THE ITINERARY
Escorted Tour: Kruger Park and MSC Cruise – Best of both!

13 days and 12 nights in 3, 4 & 5 star hotels
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DAY 1 : (SUNDAY) JOHANNESBURG

On arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, you’ll be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel.
Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa. It is also the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills.
The remainder of the day is at leisure & un-escorted. Why not enjoy a sightseeing tour or simply relax at your hotel? At 19h00 we will meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet fellow travellers.

Overnight: **Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton (standard room) or similar**
Distance travelled today: 35 kms

DAY 2: (MONDAY) JOHANNESBURG > MPUMALANGA [B]

Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to the Mpumalanga Province, known as ‘Paradise Country’. 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 in Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.

Overnight: **Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel (standard room) or similar**
Distance travelled today: 425 kms

DAY 3: (TUESDAY) MPUMALANGA [B]

After an early morning breakfast, we’ll drive along the spectacular ‘Panorama Route’, offering views of amazing scenery including the 26-kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes’ and historic God’s Window, a breathtaking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park. We arrive back in Hazyview in the late afternoon, where the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax.

Overnight: **Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel (standard room) or similar**
Distance travelled today: 320 kms

DAY 4: (WEDNESDAY) MPUMALANGA [B]

The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle safari (with English speaking game ranger) through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the ‘Big Five’ (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other game. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel. Late afternoon open vehicle game drives are available (optional & for own account).

Overnight: **Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel (standard room) or similar**
Distance travelled today: 120 kms

DAY 5: (THURSDAY) MPUMALANGA > ESWATINI (SWAZILAND) [BLD]

This morning we travel to Eswatini, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Eswatini and their traditions. We travel via the capital city, Mbabane, to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for overnight in Eswatini.

Overnight: **Royal Swazi Sun (standard room) or similar**
Distance travelled today: 310 kms

DAY 6: (FRIDAY) ESWATINI > ZULULAND [B]

After breakfast, we will continue south through Eswatini, before re-entering South Africa. Travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (optional and for own account with an English-speaking game ranger) in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhino. Overnight in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region.

Overnight: **Anew Hotel Hluhluwe (standard room) or similar**
Distance travelled today: 360 kms

DAY 7: (SATURDAY) ZULULAND > DURBAN (UMHLANGA) [B]

This morning we will join a cruise on Lake St Lucia (depending on favourable weather conditions) before departing for Durban. Our journey takes us past traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. We arrive in Durban in the early afternoon where the tour ends on arrival.

Overnight: **Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge (standard room) or similar**
Distance travelled today: 275 kms

DAY 8: (SUNDAY) DURBAN (Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge or similar) [B]

Day at leisure. Feel free to explore Umhlanga, spend a day on the beach, and enjoy meals in quality restaurants.

 

Overnight: **Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge (standard room) or similar**

DAY 9: (MONDAY) DURBAN (MSC SPLENDIDA) [B,L,D]

At 11h00 we will meet you at the hotel reception and transfer you to the new Nelson Mandela Cruise Terminal for check-in aboard the MSC Splendida.
Depart late afternoon around 18h00 for Mozambique.

Overnight: **MSC Splendida (balcony cabin) or similar**

DAY 10: (TUESDAY) AT SEA [B,L,D]

Spend the day at sea, enjoying all the facilities of this magnificent vessel.
Overnight: **MSC Splendida (balcony cabin) or similar**

DAY 11: (WEDNESDAY) AT SEA [B,L,D]

Arrive at Pomene Bay around 08h00. Take the tender boat to the shore (weather and sea conditions permitting) for a day in the African sun. MSC Cruises offers you many optional excursion add-ons which are available at reception.
Overnight: **MSC Splendida (balcony cabin) or similar**

DAY 12: (THURSDAY) AT SEA [B,L,D]

Spend the day at sea, enjoying all the facilities of this magnificent vessel.
Overnight: **MSC Splendida (balcony cabin) or similar**

DAY 13: (FRIDAY) DURBAN [B]

The tour ends upon docking in Durban with a shuttle transfer to the airport.

 

Optional Post Cruise Tours:
1. Instead of the shuttle transfer, we transfer you to the Southern Sun South Beach hotel on the Durban beachfront. (You may upgrade to the Umhlanga Protea or similar) We then on Saturday morning transfer you to the King Shaka International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg.

2. If you require another night in Johannesburg to connect to your flight with transfers you can book this seperately.


ESCORTED TOUR: KRUGER AND CRUISE
PACKAGE INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

VISA REQUIREMENTS:
This tour travels through South Africa, Eswatini (Swaziland) and Mozambique. Please check visa requirements, as certain nationalities may require visas to travel through South Africa, Eswatini and Mozambique.

LAND SERVICES
* Return Airport Transfers and Porterage
* Transportation in luxury vehicles with air-con
* Drivers with professional passenger driving permits
* Experienced English speaking Tourist Guides
* Accommodation as stated or similar
* Meals as stated [
6 Breakfasts | 1 Lunch | 1 Dinner & full board on the cruise]
* Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.
* Drinks and all items/activities of a personal nature are not included.

SEA CRUISE SERVICES
* Round trip shuttle services (‘seat on a bus’ basis and optional upgrade to private)
* Porterage and a speedy check-in
* Accommodation in a balcony cabin (Fantastica Experience by default – an upgrade is possible to your own account)
* 3 main meals daily and midnight snacks (Full board)
* All entertainment on board (except casino, bingo, and theme cruises)
* SPA, Hairdresser, and other items of a personal nature NOT included.
* Drinks are NOT included and a 15% service fee will be added to your onboard hotel bill. Discounted drinks vouchers are available for purchase prior to cruising.
* Tender boat transfers – (subject to sea and weather conditions).

E&OE

ESCORTED TOUR: KRUGER AND CRUISE
Accommodation included:

4* Protea Hotel Balalaika or similar x 1 night
3* Hazyview Sun or similar x 3 nights
5* The Royal Villas or similar x 1 night
3* Anew Hotel Hluhluwe or similar x 1 night
4* Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge x 2 nights
4* MSC Splendida Balcony Cabin x 4 nights

ESCORTED TOUR: KRUGER AND CRUISE
Transportation:

Transportation is in air-conditioned touring vehicles appropriate to the requirements of the tour

  • 2 guests will travel in a sedan vehicle
  • 3-10 guests will travel in a 13-seater vehicle

 

ESCORTED TOUR: KRUGER AND CRUISE
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Traverse the famous Long Tom Pass en route from Johannesburg to Mpumalanga
  • Visit the spectacularly scenic Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window
  • Experience an open vehicle game safari in the Kruger National Park including an introduction to the KNP anti-poaching Dog Unit
  • Meet the friendly people of eSwatini (Swaziland) and experience their culture through singing and dancing
  • Boat game cruise on Lake St Lucia
  • Meals included in this trip support sustainable food production with at least 30% of the food on the menu being sourced locally (within 50-80km) of where it’s prepared
  • Enjoy a variety of carefully chosen optional MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences that positively impact our travellers and the communities we visit

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  1. Inclusive Pricing: MSC Cruise offers an almost fully inclusive price, covering accommodation, all meals, entertainment, port fees, travel insurance, and service fees onboard. This eliminates the stress of unexpected expenses, allowing you to enjoy your vacation without worrying about extra costs like additional meals or incidentals. You only need to budget for drinks, tips, shore excursions, and personal expenses.

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  8. Affordable Luxury: Cruising is more affordable than many land-based holidays, with prices starting as low as ZAR 3940 per person. It offers unbeatable value for money, allowing you to indulge in a luxurious getaway without breaking the bank.

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