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Big 5 Wildlife Safari Package: Kruger Park to Durban via Swaziland and St. Lucia - Queer Eye Tours
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Big 5 Wildlife Safari Package: Kruger Park to Durban via Swaziland and St. Lucia

Queer Eye Tours / Big 5 Wildlife Safari Package: Kruger Park to Durban via Swaziland and St. Lucia

Big 5 Wildlife Safari Package: Kruger Park to Durban via Swaziland and St. Lucia

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Let’s begin with a mesmerizing 6-day adventure with our Big 5 Wildlife Safari Package, traversing from the vibrant cityscape of Johannesburg to the coastal charm of Durban. Day one kicks off with a cultural immersion in Soweto, exploring its backstreets, the Apartheid Museum, and Nelson Mandela’s former residence. The journey continues to Kruger Park on days two and three, where game drives and a night safari offer an intimate encounter with the wilderness.

Day four unfolds in Swaziland, where a Rhino experience at Hlane Royal Park awaits, complete with a thrilling bush walk. The wildlife exploration continues on day five with a game drive and a captivating bush walk. On day six, journey to St. Lucia along the East Coast for a picturesque boat cruise through the Isimangaliso Wetland Park, teeming with hippos, crocodiles, and vibrant birdlife.

Day seven invites a safari adventure at Cape Vidal National Park, promising encounters with rhinos, leopards, and a plethora of bird species. Concluding in Durban on day eight, the tour winds down with a scenic drive, sumptuous lunch in Umhlanga Rocks, and fond farewells. Let this journey be a tapestry of wildlife wonders, cultural insights, and unforgettable moments etched into the heart of South Africa.

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Day 1 Johannesburg Soweto Tuk Tuk tour and lunch

JHB Tuk Tuk Soweto

        Meet and Greet at Hotel at 12:30pm Vocco Jhb

            Transfer to Lebos Backpackers in Soweto for lunch and activity 

            An interactive cultural tour experience that takes you to the back streets of Soweto as well as the famous historical sites around. Visit the apartheid museum and the Nelson Mandela museum house that he stayed in before he went to Robben Island prison. Clients will learn the history of Soweto, a monumental township in South Africa. 

The tour is 2 hours and includes lunch, there is a small bar onsite with alcoholic beverages for sale.

             Dinner 19:00

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Day 2 and 3 Kruger

Kruger Park Rixile Kruger Lodge at Skukuza Gate

7:30am depart Vocco en route to Kruger Park 6 hour drive

Lunch in Graskop or Dullstroom

Arrive in Kruger park at 14:00 and commence 2 hour game drive in group vehicle

18:30 Dinner

20:00 Night game drive – 2 hours

Day 3 full day game drive 6am till 14:00

          sunset game drive at 16:30 till 19:30

          dinner

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Day 4 Swaziland Rhino Wildlife Experience

Swaziland Rhino Experience

         We head out of the park at 8am and try and spot some wildlife along the way. Our destination is Hlane   Royal park, home to lions, leopard, antelope, elephant, giraffe and rhinos. 

We should arrive in time for lunch at the lodge, and thereafter, we head off on a 2 hour bush walk.

          15:30 Bush walk

Dinner at 19:00

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Day 5 Swaziland Game drive

Game Drive_lions_tour

   Breakfast 8:00

          Game drive 9:00 – 11:00

          Lunch 12pm

          Bush walk 15:30

          Dinner 18:30

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Day 6 St. Lucia Hippo boat cruise

Day 6 St. Lucia Hippo boat cruise

Breakfast 7:30am

Depart lodge at 8:00 en route to St. Lucia up the east coast of South Africa

             After lunch we enjoy a 2 hour river cruise in the Isimangaliso Wetland park of St. Lucia.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a huge protected area along the coast of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province. The park’s centrepiece is the vast Lake St. Lucia, home to large numbers of hippos, crocodiles, pelicans and flamingos. Elephants, giraffes and leopards inhabit the grasslands and forests of the nearby Western Shores and Charters Creek areas. To the north, Sodwana Bay is known for its colourful coral reefs.

Dinner 19:00

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Day 7 Cape Vidal Game drive

Day 7 Cape Vidal Game drive

We enjoy another day in St. Lucia, this time, we embark on a 3 hour safari game drive through Cape Vidal national park. Animals to keep an eye out for are rhinos, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffaloe, myriad of bird species.

We arrive back in town for lunch 

19:00 Dinner

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Day 8 Durban Final day of tour

Durban

We leave St. Lucia after breakfast at 09:00

The drive to Durban will be around 3 hours, including a comfort stop.

We arrive in time for lunch and will have lunch in Umhlanga rocks. 

Tour ends after lunch

Accommodation to be confirmed / crew can depart after lunch.

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