Three Countries in “One”
(South Africa, Mozambique & Swaziland)
( 7 Days / 6 Nights )
Where will it take me
Sub-tropical Mpumalanga a province of South Africa which includes the Kruger National Park, spreading over an area of nearly 2 million hectares of unspoilt bush,
Swaziland also referred to as the “Little Switzerland “ of Africa with the Drakensburg Mountain range stretching through the country from north to south, and…
Mozambique, with its vibrant mix of African, Portuguese and Arab culture.
You should know
This is quite a comprehensive tour which don’t allow for much spare time because there is SO much to see!
Do not miss
Watching the Swazi craftsmen at work in the glass & candle factory
Look out for
Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Rhino
This tour allows you to experience the scenery and culture of THREE different countries in only 7 days.
Something to consider
Spending an additional night in Johannesburg and arrange a tour to Soweto, one of the townships in the area. Here you will find former homes of Nelson Mandela and Artsbishop Tutu. Here you can swop stories with the locals in typical shebeens (African bars) or try authentic African cuisine in a township restaurant.
Day 1: Johannesburg – Hazyview
We depart from Johannesburg heading east towards the province of Mpumalanga – to find an abundance of scenic beauty, excellent climate and wildlife. We also visit Pilgrim’s Rest, a national monument in its entirety, owes its origin to the discovery of alluvial gold in 1873. We visit the cemetery in this quaint town where all the graves face one direction except the grave of an unnamed robber who was banished from the town after stealing a tent. (Perry’s Bridge Hollow or similar) (D)
Day 2: Hazyview – Kruger National Park
It is difficult to conceive of an area of greater historical, scenic and wildlife diversity anywhere in the world. Attractions on this day range from the largest man-made pine and eucalyptus forest in Africa, the scenic beauty of God’s Window where the escarpment abruptly plunges 1000 meters down to the Lowveld, crashing water spills and Bourke’s Luck Potholes- huge artistically eroded holes scoured into rock. We visit various viewpoints overlooking the largest green canyon in the world – Blyde River Canyon. During the late afternoon we will enter the Kruger National Park in the Southern part. You board an open game drive vehicle and enjoy an en route game drive to your camp. This part of the Reserve consist of small hills and rocky outcrops dominated by Knob thorn, Marula and Bush Willow Trees. Experience true South African hospitality as your guide prepares a true South African meal before settling in for a well deserved rest. (Kruger National Park) (BD) or similar
Day 3: Hazyview
The Kruger National Park is an area where lion, elephant, leopard and rhino roam freely through landscapes where little has changed over the last hundred years. We enjoy a full day of game viewing, stop at waterholes, lookout points and picnic spots, at regular intervals to enjoy meals and refreshments. The openness of the game drive vehicle allows you to smell the sun warmed grass and fresh aroma of dung dropped by elephants. Rangers in a particular area are in radio contact with each other which ensures finger on the pulse game sightings.
Day 4: Hazyview or Kruger National Park – Swaziland
The Kingdom of Swaziland is the best example of a country living in the old African traditions and beliefs, where history and tradition are carefully taken into the 21 century.
We cross the Swaziland border at the Jeppe’s Reef. A scenic drive along Maguga damwall leads us to the “Sobhuza II” memorial enclosure which bring a tribute to the King who led the Swazi nation to independence in 1968.
We visit the Ngwenya glassfactory where a group of Swazi craftsmen – with age old artistry – breathe life into enchanting interpretations of animals and birds of Africa crafted from recycled glass collected by the people of Swaziland.
The Swazi nation is well known for their crafts. Another opportunity to watch them at work is following the entire process of candle making. From the gentle softening of the two waxes, the deliberate moulding of each candle to the final trimmings. Each candle maker copies form and shape from photos then instills his own character into each individual piece. We arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 5: Swaziland – Maputo
Crossing the border at Namacha border post into Mozambique en route to Maputo which has a rich Portuguese and African heritage and buildings of historical significance still remain. We experience Maputo and all it has to offer with its wide acacia tree-lined streets and tall buildings overlooking the Indian Ocean. The city is awash with history and vibrant in this mix of architectural beauty shaped by its Portuguese Colonial past. Our day tour of the city includes a visit the old fort and railway station. The National Art Museum, the Museum of the Revolution and the Museum of Natural History, housed in a gothic-style palace. We meet the people, their history, their culture and their cuisine. Some glorious old buildings are refurbished and new modern ones take their place. The capital is also known for its vibrant night life.
(Hotel Cardoso or similar) (BD)
Day 6: Maputo
After early breakfast we board the Ferry to Inhaca Island for a day of leisure, water sport or a visit to Portuguese Island before we return to the mainland in the afternoon. (Hotel Cardoso or similar) (BD)
Day 7: Maputo – Johannesburg
We depart after breakfast via the Resano Garcia border post back to South Africa. Arriving in Johannesbrg late afternoon. The “Three Countries in One” is a soul enriching, quality experience you’ll never forget!
Optional: Kruger Park bushwalks & sunset drive
- Return transfer from Johannesburg in air-conditioned vehicles except for Game drives
- Accommodation and all entrance fees into the Kruger National Park
- The service of fully qualified and knowledgeable Place of Rock Tour Guides
- Meals as per your itinerary
- Game viewing onboard Open Game drive vehicles.
- Drinks, gratuities, telephone calls and items of a personal nature
- Optional Kruger Park bushwalks and sunset drives
- Visa costs to enter Mozambique
- International and domestic flight (more information available on request)