Welcome to a vivid journey that paints a vibrant blend of African Safari and coastal escapade over a span of 14 delightful days, unveiling the allure of Kruger and Mozambique. You’ll embark on this journey departing from the bustling cityscape of Johannesburg, venturing down into the majestic Eswatini. This mesmerizing route of more than 2,500 km embraces the eastern coastline of Africa, where the luscious landscape meets the azure sea. A sojourn in the Hlane Game Reserve commences our adventure. Here, in the wild heart of Eswatini, dawn heralds an enticing game drive. The reserve gives way to its sibling, the Mlilwane National Park, offering a labyrinth of 9 intertwining trails. As we stroll, each turn reveals a new perspective on Eswatini’s unparalleled natural beauty. The border to Mozambique marks a pivotal point in our journey, a moment when the landscape seemingly shifts, opening up to cashew, coconut and sugar cane plantations punctuating our route. Our destination is Barra Beach, a paradise lined with regal palms, where golden beaches meet the sapphire waves of the Indian Ocean. Here, an undersea world awaits to dazzle divers and snorkelers, while the charismatic Tofo market and lively beach bars offer an engaging alternative. Our path unfolds further north onto the Magaruque Island, where traditional dhows ferry us for an immersive day of oceanic safari. The pristine waters teem with marine life, resembling an enchanting undersea aquarium. The invigorating smell of the sea in our nostrils, we then pivot our focus back to the land, heading towards the serene expanse of Kruger National Park. Kruger, South Africa’s largest game reserve, beckons with the promise of captivating wildlife encounters. Zebras and giraffes meandering, rhinos lumbering, and the thrill of spotting the formidable big five punctuate our time there. The aura of Africa intensifies as we traverse the Lowveld, the valleys and woodlands opening up to the stunning vistas of the greater Kruger region and the Panorama Route. Our 14-day sojourn concludes as we return to the metropolis of Johannesburg, bringing with us unforgettable memories of an African landscape alive with wildlife and rimmed with captivating coasts. In the late afternoon light, we arrive home, our hearts echoing with the rhythm of our journey.

Day 1 – Johannesburg – Eswatini

We depart Johannesburg and travel through scenic Mpumalanga until we reach Eswatini. Crossing into the country we enter Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary where we spend the next 2 nights.

Day 2 – Eswatini

An interwoven network of 9 trails traverse Mlilwane and this morning you will have the opportunity to explore these trails with your guide.  After enjoying lunch the afternoon will be spent at leisure.  Mlilwane offers an array of activities and adventures in the Ezulwini Valley.

Day 3 – Eswatini
We depart Mlilwane and head to another great reserve, Hlane Game Reserve.  Our stay in Eswatini presents us with an opportunity to enjoy a  game drive through the reserve.

Day 4 – Chidenguele, Mozambique

With the beaches of the Indian Ocean beckoning we enter Mozambique and make our first stop in Chidenguele, arriving in the late afternoon we have time for a walk on the beach or a sundowner say ‘Hello!’ to the Indian Ocean and the pristine beaches of Mozambique.

Day 5 – Vilanculos
This morning we travel north to our next stop, the costal town of Vilanculos, which is renowned for its idyllic white sandy beaches and azure waters. It’s the gateway to the greater Bazaruto Archipelago, offering fantastic snorkeling, diving, and fishing opportunities. With vibrant local culture, diverse marine life, and picturesque dhow safaris, Vilanculos epitomizes tropical serenity and adventure.

Day 6 – Vilanculos – Magaruque Island Tour

We board a traditional dhow this morning and set sail to the island of Magaruque. We spend the day exploring the island, snorkelling and enjoying the beaches of this island paradise. Be sure to keep your sunblock handy as today is filled with sun, sea, sand and exploration. We return in the afternoon and enjoy a well-earned night of rest.

Day 7 – Inhambane – Barra Beach

Our journey takes us to the palm lined beaches of the Inhambane District for two days of relaxation and ocean fun. We travel back south along the coast, passing the many villages and plantations of coconuts, cashews and sugar cane. Inhambane is a historic city, steeped in Portuguese colonial charm. Known for its rustling palm trees and tranquil beaches, the city offers a delightful blend of African and colonial architecture. It’s a gateway to diving hotspots like Tofo Beach, renowned for its whale shark and manta ray sightings.

Day 8 – Inhambane

With two days of beach time we have an opportunity to relax and enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the more adventurous can sign up for a variety of optional activities. While the beaches at Barra are safe for swimming, the reefs on this stretch of coast offer excellent opportunities for diving or snorkelling.

Day 8 – Inhambane

Today we make the short drive to Tofo to spend the day enjoying yet another of Mozambique’s iconic beach destination. With safe swimming, a charming market and a number of popular beach bars, Tofo is perfect for a day’s outing. A second day not only ensures that you have the opportunity to make the most of the activities on offer; it also allows us some flexibility to adapt to the weather.

Day 10 – Maputo
With the beaches of the Indian Ocean behind us, we enter Maputo, the capital city offers a vibrant and eclectic mix of cultures. Maputo offers interesting and varied architecture and no visit to the city would be complete without a browse through a market.

Day 11 – Mozambique to Kruger National Park, South Africa

Shaking the sand from our shoes, we pack up and depart Mozambique for the sounds of the bush of Kruger National Park.   This evening we will enjoy a sunset game drive through the Nkambeni reserve.

Day 12 – Kruger National Park

Rising early this morning we enter the Kruger National Park to enjoy a full-day of game viewing. The abundance of wildlife presents us with opportunities for excellent sightings, while the Kruger is also home to the famed members of Africa’s Big-5. The game drive offers the excitement of experiencing the park from an open-sided 4×4 vehicle. Returning to camp this afternoon, and after a short break, there will be an opportunity to join an optional sundowner drive. Booking is essential and your guide can assist on departure this morning.

Day 13– Panorama Route

We set out a little later today and travel the short distance to the Panorama Route. Strung along the escarpment that divides the central plateau and low-lying bushveld of the Kruger, the sights of the Panorama Route offer us a day of scenic delights. We will visit the highlights of Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and God’s Window before returning to camp in the late afternoon. This evening there is an opportunity for the optional Sundowner Drive.                                         

Day 14 – Johannesburg
Our final road trip takes us back to Johannesburg as we reflect on the wildlife and beaches that have filled our days. We arrive in Johannesburg in the late afternoon, where your tour ends upon arrival.

  •   Crew2 Crew
  •   Max Passengers 20 Passengers Max
  •   Vehicle 20 Seater Vehicle
  •   Duration14 Days and 13 Nights
  •   From / ToJohannesburg to Johannesburg
  •   Meals13 Breakfast  14 Lunch 13 Dinner
  •   Countries South Africa, Mozambique, Eswatini


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