JENMAN African Safaris

Kruger, Eswatini & Natal Self-Drive • 9 Days

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Our experienced travel consultants will design bespoke, private itineraries according to your needs and budget. All our group tours are offered on a private basis, and can be customized.

A self-drive safari discovering the greatest highlights of South Africa at your own pace, starting in  Johannesburg and ending in Durban – 9 Days. We invite you to go on this adventurous self-drive safari from Johannesburg to Durban to explore this beautiful country independently. We provide you with your own rental car, book accommodation for you and suggest highlights to see on the way – but after all, it is up to you how you plan your day. Get a chance to see world-famous national parks like Kruger.

Highlights of the Tour

Panorama Route

Situated within the Mpumalanga province, the Panorama Route is seen as one of South Africa’s most beautiful scenic routes that link many great cultural and natural locations. The Panorama Route in Mpumalanga, South Africa, is a breathtaking journey through some of the country’s most stunning natural landscapes. Highlights along this scenic route include the Blyde River Canyon, one of the largest green canyons in the world, offering awe-inspiring views and the iconic Three Rondavels rock formation. Visitors can also explore Bourke’s Luck Potholes, a geological wonder of cylindrical rock formations created by swirling water, and take in the panoramic vistas from God’s Window, a viewpoint that lives up to its heavenly name. The route is also dotted with numerous cascading waterfalls, lush forests, and charming towns, making it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike.

Kruger National Park

There are eight main gates in the Kruger National Park, and the Park itself is home to six ecosystems, 517 different bird species and the world-renowned Big Five.

Kingdom of Eswatini

The country is named after the 19th century king Mswati II and is known for its stunning open natural landscapes and traditional African style with its different cultures 7 heritage.

St Lucia

Visit this UNESCO World Heritage site known for its outstanding natural importance.

Ballito Bay

A premier destination with wonderful climates, long, clean beaches and safe bathing and surfing within a sparkling sea.

Accommodation

We make use of mid-range typical African standard lodge accommodation. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, with en-suite bathrooms. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools, restaurants and/or bar areas.

Day 1: Graskop Hotel, or similar
Day 2 & 3: Casa do Sol, or similar
Day 4: Foresters Arms, or similar
Day 5 & 6: Ghost Mountain Inn, or similar
Day 7: Lidiko Lodge, or similar
Day 8: Riverside Hotel, or similar

Included

  • Avis Car Hire, group B (VW Polo Vivo or similar) for 9 days, includes: Collision Damage Waiver, Theft Loss Waiver, Unlimited Kilometres, Claim Admin Fee, Tourism Levy, VAT, Sandblasting Damage, 1 x Additional Driver, Third Party Liability Insurance, Windscreen Damage Waiver, Tyre Damage Waiver, General Liability Insurance, Location Surcharge, Rim and Hubcap Damage, Young Driver Surcharge.
  • Accommodation including breakfast

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance and visas
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, tips etc.
  • Park fees unless stipulated
  • Any meals & drinks not stipulated in the itinerary
  • Fuel, Contract Fee, One Way Drop Off Fees, E-tolls/Toll fees, Delivery & Collection Fees, Traffic Fine Administration Fee, Child Safety Seats, GPS Navigation, Water and Undercarriage damage & Additional Spare Tyre.

Pre-Tour Information

Group Size: Minimum 2

Vehicles

This self-drive safari includes car rental from Avis Car Hire, group B (VW Polo Vivo or similar), with premium insurance cover.

Premium insurance includes: Collision Damage Waiver, Theft Loss Waiver, Unlimited Kilometres, Claim Admin Fee, Tourism Levy, VAT, Sandblasting Damage, 1 x Additional Driver, Third Party Liability Insurance, Windscreen Damage Waiver, Tyre Damage Waiver, General Liability Insurance, Location Surcharge, Rim and Hubcap Damage, Young Driver Surcharge.

Excludes: Fuel, Contract Fee, One Way Drop Off Fees, E-tolls/Toll fees, Delivery & Collection Fees, Traffic Fine Administration Fee, Child Safety Seats, GPS Navigation, Water and Undercarriage damage & Additional Spare Tyre.

Meals

Breakfasts will be in restaurants at the various accommodation establishments. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.

Visas

The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit South Africa and Swaziland prior to departure.

Travel Insurance

Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with JENMAN African Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.

On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, please proceed to Avis Car Hire depot to collect your hired car. From Johannesburg you will head east towards Mpumalanga. A landscape characterized by mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests. You spend the night in the town of Graskop, a small forestry town. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.
This morning you will start with your scenic drive along the Panorama Route, arguably one of the most beautiful destinations in South Africa. The most spectacular stretch is the Blyde River Canyon, which is the 3rd largest canyon in the world, and filled with lush vegetation and wildlife. The following day you will have an opportunity to visit the world famous Kruger National Park.
Today you cross the border into the mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland, led by King Mswati III, and one of the 3 monarchies in Africa. You will explore the traditions and discover the culture of which the Swazis are so proud. En route you will have the opportunity to visit the Ngwena Glass Factory.
Today you will re-enter South Africa via Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal. Continue to Ghost Mountain Inn, situated at the foot of the legendary Ghost Main in Mkuze. You will have the opportunity to embark on the following optional game activities; open vehicle game drive in the Mkhuze Game Reserve, guided walks, cultural excursions and boat cruises.
Today you will drive to iSimangaliso Wetland Park, which was listed as South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. This afternoon you will be able to partake in an optional boat cruise on the St Lucia estuary, getting up close to the hippos and crocodiles that inhabit the lake.
Today you will make your way to the coastal city of Durban. Experience some of the many diverse pursuits and visit enchanting locations within easy reach or simply relax on the golden sandy beaches to soak up the African sun.
This morning after breakfast, drive to King Shaka International Airport to drop off your hire car in time for your departure flight. We hope to welcome you on one of our African adventures again soon.
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