Overview

Combine an African safari with our fantastic shark tour and experience the best of Africa land and sea. The Kruger National Park is one of the most renowned game parks in Africa and one can experience the wonder of seeing wild animals in their natural environment. After your search for the Big 5 animals of the land, head down to Durban and dive the world famous Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks. Your 10 dives will give you ample opportunity to immerse yourself in the underwater world of South Africa and it’s many shark, ray and dolphin species. This tour will tick a lot of boxes and leave you wanting more.

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Some of the activities listed above form part of an "Activity Package".  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours. The Activity Package can be pre-purchased or bought through your guide on day 1 of your tour.  We do recommend that you prebook your Activity Package to ensure availability.

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Pre & Post Tour Accommodation

Nomad can book accommodation before and after your tour.

Pre Tour Accommodation - Johannesburg

From R900
  Airport Transfer Available Belvedere Estate

Belvedere Estate is situated in the upmarket suburb of Midrand, with 15 en-suite, fully equipped, self-catering rooms, a sparkling swimming pool, braai boma, two lounges, dining area, snooker room, bar and friendly, welcoming staff. With a range of snacks, lunch and dining options, we welcome you as part of the Nomad … Read More

Post Tour Accommodation - Durban

From R890
  Airport Transfer Available Garden Court South Beach Hotel

Situated in the warm subtropical city of Durban, on the lush coastline of KwaZulu-Natal, Garden Court South Beach is the ideal home away from home for our travellers. The hotel lies within easy reach of Durban’s popular South Beach, and provides an ideal springboard from which to explore Durban and … Read More

Itinerary

Our tours come with an "Optional Activity Package".  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included.  We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

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Day 01

Johannesburg to Kruger National Park

Leaving the city of Johannesburg behind us we make our way east through the coalfields of Mpumalanga. Just after arrival at camp the Activity package offers the opportunity to enjoy a late afternoon Sundowner in the African Bush, after which the group will enjoy some local dancing and dinner around the campfire.

Route
Johannesburg to Kruger National Park
Included Activities
Local Dinner and Dance
Activity Package
Sundowner drive
Day 02

Kruger National Park

This morning we enter the Kruger National Park for a full day of game viewing. Our Activity Package offers you the opportunity to explore the park in open game viewing vehicles, giving you access to areas our truck can’t always go. The Kruger is home to many species of wildlife and offers the chance of sighting the famed Big-5. We return to camp in the early evening for dinner and a well-deserved rest.

Activity Package
4×4 Game drive in Kruger National Park
Included Activities
Kruger Afternoon Game Drive in Nomad Truck
Day 03

Kruger National Park

This morning we re-enter the Kruger National Park for a full-day of game viewing. Our activity package offers you the opportunity to explore the park in open game viewing vehicles, giving you access to areas our truck can’t always go. We return in the mid-afternoon and end the day with a Sundowner in the African Bush.

Included Activities
Panorama Route
Kruger Game drive in Nomad truck
Day 04

Kruger National Park to Johannesburg

As is customary when on Safari, we rise early this morning to enjoy a Guided Bush Walk after which our journey back to Johannesburg will commence. We arrive at Belvedere Estate in the late afternoon and all travellers are invited to join us for a traditional Buffet Dinner tonight. Many great tales are shared around the dinner table and tonight presents an opportunity to join fellow travellers in celebrating the many wonders of African travel.

Route
Kruger Park to Johannesburg
Optional Activities
Traditional Braai at Belvedere Estate
Activity Package
Morning guided bush walk
Day 05

Johannesburg to Margate

This morning we will fly from Johannesburg to the coastal town of Durban where we will meet our new Nomad truck and crew. Leaving the city of Durban behind us we make our way south along the dolphin coast of Kwazulu Natal. About 2 hours north of Durban is the launch site for both Aliwal Shoal and Protea Banks, home to some of the best Apex Predator shark diving. We arrive at the Dive House and settle in for our stay. This afternoon we will check all dive equipment, ensure the correct gear is allocated and have a dive briefing for the following days.

Route
Johannesburg to Margate
Included Activities
Dive briefing
Kwazulu Natal coastline
Places
Durban
Day 06

Protea Banks Diving

Over the next three days we will have 5 dives on the Protea Banks Reef where we hope to see some of the worlds largest marine predators. During these three days you will also be offered a Baited Shark Dive. Diving both North and South Pinnacles we will have the chance to collect Sand Tiger Shark teeth and explore caves, swim-troughs and tunnels. An optional Tiger and Bull Shark baited dive at Protea Banks will be offered during our stay. This dive takes place in open water, hanging in the blue whilst possible Tiger, Bull, Hammerhead and Oceanic Black-Tip sharks come in to investigate the scent trail around us. A full safety briefing and training session is included and this is a breathtaking experience.

Route
Ifafa to Shelley Beach launch area
Activity Package
Protea Banks baited dive
Included Activities
2 Recreational dives on Protea Banks
Day 07

Protea Banks Diving

Today we will enjoy 1 Dive on the Protea Banks Reef, allowing for us to have the afternoon at Leisure and be fully rested for our 2 x Dives tomorrow.

Included Activities
1 Recreational dive on Protea Banks
Day 08

Protea Banks Diving

Today we will have our last 2 dives on the Protea Banks Reef, with this being our last chance to possibly see some of the world’s largest marine predators.

Included Activities
2 Recreational dives on Protea Banks
Day 09

Aliwal Shoal

The following two days we spend diving the equally famous Aliwal Shoal. Renowned for Raggie Tooth Sharks congregating in their hundreds, dolphins and the baited shark dive. Each morning we will travel the hour from our Dive House in Margate to the launch site for Aliwal Shoal. Over the two days we will do 3 recreational dives on the Aliwal Shoal, including the famous “Raggie Cave”. The optional baited shark dive is well worth it, with Oceanic Black-Tip Sharks gathering in large numbers and Tiger Sharks investigating the bait. Today we enjoy 2 Dives at Aliwal Shoal.

Route
Ifafa to Umkomas
Activity Package
Aliwal Shoal Baited Dive
Highlights
Diving Aliwal Shoal
Included Activities
2 Recreational dives on Aliwal Shoal
Day 10

Aliwal Shoal

Today will be our last diving day and also our last night in South Africa. Please make sure to make the most of your 1 Diving activity today as this will be the last chance to spot the Raggie Tooth Sharks.

Route
Ifafa to Umkomas
Included Activities
1 Recreational dives on Aliwal Shoal
Day 11

Durban

We travel this morning to the Durban airport where our tour ends upon arrival at the King Shaka International Airport.

Route
Umkomas to Durban

Activity Package

Listed below are activities and highlights that form part of an "Optional Activity Package".  You will need to purchase this package if you would like to partake in what we consider to be "essential activities" on our tours.  The Activity Package has been written into the itinerary of the tour so please keep this in mind as if you don't book the package, the activities won't be included.  We suggest that you prebook and prepay for your Activity Package to ensure availability.

  • Sundowner drive
  • 4×4 Game drive in Kruger National Park
  • Morning guided bush walk
  • Protea Banks baited dive
  • Aliwal Shoal Baited Dive

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