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Kruger and the Kingdoms 2024 - Cullinan Guided Journeys
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Kruger and the Kingdoms 2024

Kingdoms, Culture and Wildlife in South Africa and Swaziland

Kruger and the Kingdoms 2024

From R26530

per person

Wind your way along South Africa’s scenic Panorama Route, before heading into the Kruger National Park, eSwatini (Swaziland) and Zululand.

Embark on a fully escorted adventure through South Africa and eSwatini (Swaziland), as you enjoy spectacular scenery and superb Big 5 game viewing in the World renowned Kruger National Park.
Meander through the Panorama Route and enjoy viewpoints along the Blyde River Canyon, including God’s Window, before winding your way through eSwatini and the Zulu Kingdoms
  • Departure
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Include
    4 dinners
    6 breakfasts
    1 lunch
  • Not Included
    3 x wine tastings
    Robben Island Excursion
    6 x Dinners
    Guided tours of the Company Gardens and the Arderne Gardens
    3 x Mittagessen
    13 x Fruhstuck
    6 x Fruhstuck
    5 x Fruhstuck
    2 x Mittagessen
    1 x Abendessen
    4 x Abendessen
    1 x Mittagessen
    11 x Fruhstuck
    Besichtigungen laut Reiseplan
    3 x Fruhstuck
    3 x Abendessen
    2 x craft beer tastings and brewery tours
    1 wine tasting at Buitenverwachting Wine Estate
    Kliptown Open Air Museum
    11 breakfasts
    1 x cheese & wine pairing
    1 wine tasting and a BBQ (Braai) lunch)
    2 x Craft Beer Tastings & a Beach BBQ (Braai) dinner
    Boulders Beach
    1 wine tasting of five wines at Groot Constantia Wine Estate
    Visit to V&A Waterfront
    Muizenberg Beach
    Table Mountain (excludes the cost of the Cable Way ticket & weather permitting)
    USB charging ports onboard vehicle
    Wifi onboard vehicle
    1 wine tasting and a 2 course winelands lunch
    Entrance to the Franschhoek Motor Museum
    Surface Tour at the Cullinan Diamond Mine
    Professional English Commentary only
    2nd Wine Tasting (time permitting)
    Shore-based Whale Experience
    Carlton Centre
    Entrance into Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein
    Hector Peterson Memorial site (photo opportunity only)
    Lilliesleaf Farm
    Entrance to Sun City Resort
    Closed vehicle game drive in PIlanesburg Game Reserve
    Visit to Paul Kruger House
    Visit the Voortrekker Monument
    Visit the Apartheid Museum
    Visit to Hector Peterson Memorial
    Regina Mundi Church
    Visit to Constitution Hill
    Return transfer from main Sandton / Rosebank Hotels
    Entrance fees: God’s Window, Three Rondawels and Bourkes Luck Potholes
    Bottled water
    Kruger National Park Conservation Fees
    Return transfers from central Hazyview Hotels
    Entrance fee in to Addo Elephant National Park
    Closed vehicle game drive in Addo Elephant National Park
    Electric mountain bikes, helmets & water bottles
    Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
    1x wine-tasting at Stellenbosch Wine Estate
    Cape Point Nature Reserve
    3 x wine tastings and 1 x cellar tour
    Estate is closed on Sundays, a visit to the Stoney Point Penguin Colony will be included instead.
    1 x wine-tasting at Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate
    Welcome drink on arrival
    English-speaking game ranger
    2 -3 hour open vehicle game drive
    Guided tours at Zeits MOCCA and the Norval Foundation
    Guided tours of Company Gardens and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
    3 x gin tastings
    2 hour cruise accompanied by marine biologists
    Chocolate and wine pairing
    Cloete Cellar
    Cape Dutch Manor House at Groot Constantia
    Groot Constantia Wine Estate
    Entrance fees for guided tour of the Heart Museum
    2 x wine tastings
    Passage on the wine tram
    Entrance to the Oranjezicht City Farm Market and Neighbourgoods Market at Old Biscuit Mill
    Interactive djembe drumming session and set menu dinner
    Return transfers to / from Cape Town City Center Hotels with English driver only
    High tea buffet
    An accredited fully licensed guide and use of riding gear
    1 x craft beer or 1 x wine tasting
    Return transfers to / from Cape Town City Centre Hotels
    National Park permits
    2 wine tastings
    Interactive Djembe drumming session & set menu dinner
    Show, 4-course dinner and a glass of sparkling wine
    Riding gear
    1 craft beer tasting or 1 wine tasting
    Kruger National Park Conservation Fees
    Complimentary collection service from select hotels*
    Return transfers from Port Elizabeth city centre hotels
    Full board at Chobe only
    4 breakfasts
    Return airfare ex Johannesburg
    14 breakfasts
    3 lunches
    13 breakfasts
    10 breakfasts
    2 dinners
    2 breakfasts
    2 lunches
    1 dinner
    5 breakfasts
    3 dinners
    3 breakfasts
    Entry Fees
    Professional English-speaking Guide

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 & unescorted. 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. Distance travelled today: 35 kms

Day 2: Monday - Johannesburg - Mpumalanga

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 into Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park. [Breakfast & Dinner] Distance travelled today: 425 km  

Day 3: Tuesday - Mpumalanga - Panorama Route

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 breath-taking 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. [Breakfast & Dinner] Distance travelled today: 320 kms

Day 4: Wednesday - Mpumalanga - Kruger National Park

The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle game safari (with English speaking game ranger) through the 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 species. The game safari includes an introduction to the Anti-Poaching Dog Unit (Project Watchdog), that was established because of the increase in rhino poaching worldwide. Learn about the dogs that are trained to track poachers in the field, detect firearms, ammunition and wildlife products that enter and exit through the Kruger National Park gates. A portion of the trip price of this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience goes towards ensuring that these dogs receive the best possible care in support of the vital work they do. The experience directly advances UN Global Goal 15: Life on Land. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel. An afternoon open vehicle game drive is available as an extension to the morning game drive (optional and for own account). [Breakfast & Dinner] Distance travelled today: 120 kms

Day 5: Thursday - Mpumalanga - eSwatini (Swaziland)

This morning we travel to eSwatini (Swaziland), 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. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner] Distance travelled today: 310 kms

Day 6: Friday - eSwatini (Swaziland) - Zululand

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-iMfolozi Game Reserve, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of white rhino. Overnight in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi region. [Breakfast] Distance travelled today: 360 kms

Day 7: Saturday - Zululand - Durban (Umhlanga)

This morning we will join a boat 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 at approximately 13h00. [Breakfast] Distance travelled today: 275 kms  


Enhance your journey with optional excursions, available for pre-booking, subject to availability and a minimum of 2 adults travelling: Rates valid 01/01/24 – 31/12/24: DAY 1 – SUNDAY – JOHANNESBURG – AFTERNOON SOWETO TOUR – R 1 080.00 per person Soweto is unlike any suburb you’ve ever seen or been to, yet the history of struggle encapsulated here is a cornerstone of the South African story.   DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK – AFTERNOON OPEN VEHICLE GAME SAFARI – R 990.00 per person  For the wildlife enthusiasts a second open vehicle safari, as an extension to the morning safari, in one of the world’s most renowned game reserves.   DAY 6 – FRIDAY – HLUHLUWE-IMFOLOZI PARK – AFTERNOON OPEN VEHICLE GAME SAFARI – R 1 065.00 per person Enjoy an afternoon, 3-hour open vehicle game safari into the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, Africa’s oldest game reserve and world renowned for its highly successful white rhino conservation programme.

2024 English Departure Dates

  • January - 7, 14, 21, 28
  • February - 4, 11, 18, 25
  • March - 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • April - 7, 14, 21, 28
  • May - 5, 19
  • June - 2, 16
  • July - 7, 21
  • August - 4, 11, 18, 25
  • September - 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • October - 6, 13, 20, 27
  • November - 3, 10, 17, 24
  • December - 1, 8

Tour Highlights:

  • Traverse the famous Long Tom Pass en route from Johannesburg to Mpumalanga
  • Visit the spectacular scenic Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window
  • Experience an open safari vehicle game drive 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
  • Enjoy a variety of carefully chosen optional MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences that positively impact our travellers and the communities we visit
  • All departures are in English commentary
  • This Small Group Tour requires a minimum of 2 Guests to operate and will not exceed a maximum of 10 Guests
  • Transport will be in a Cullinan Guided Journeys branded vehicle with 2-10 guests travelling in a 13-seater vehicle

Visa Requirements:

This tour travels through eSwatini (Swaziland). Please check visa requirements, as certain nationalities may require visas to travel through eSwatini (Swaziland).

  • 2024 RATES valid: (Itinerary changes apply from 01/01/2024)

    • 01/01/24 - 30/04/24
      • R 27 650.00 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
      • R 33 320.00 per single person
    • 01/05/24 - 31/07/24
      • R 26 530.00 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
      • R 32 170.00 per single person
    • 01/08/24 - 31/12/24
      • R 27 900.00 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
      • R 33 725.00 per single person
    • Accommodation included:
      • Protea Hotel Balalaika in Johannesburg or similar x 1 night
      • Hazyview Sun Hotel in Hazyview or similar x 3 nights
      • The Royal Villas in Ezulwini (eSwatini) or similar x 1 night
      • Anew Hotel Hluhluwe in Hluhluwe or similar x 1 night