5 Day Wildlife Discovery Self Drive

Drive from “Joburg” to Durban and immerse yourself in the natural beauty and landscapes of South Africa. Enjoy private game lodges and the thrill of spotting Africa’s ‘Big 5’ and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

Day 1 – JOHANNESBURG to HOEDSPRUIT AREA (±456km | ±4hrs 30min)
Meet & Greet, documentation handover and hired vehicle collection at the airport
Lunch stop en-route (optional – own account)
Afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle (included)
Dinner at the lodge (included)
Makalali Private Game Lodge or similar – dinner, breakfast and two game viewing excursions (4-star)

Day 2 – HOEDSPRUIT AREA to HAZYVIEW via PANORAMA ROUTE (±180km | ±2hrs)
Morning game drive in an open safari vehicle (included)
Breakfast at lodge
Blyde River Canyon and Three Rondawels (optional – own account)
Bourke’s Luck Potholes (optional – own account)
God’s Window (optional – own account)
Late lunch en-route along the Panorama Route (optional – own account)
Arrive at hotel late afternoon
Dinner at hotel (included)
Casa do Sol Hotel & Resort or similar – dinner and breakfast (4-star)

Day 3 – HAZYVIEW to MTHETHOMUSHA GAME RESERVE via KRUGER PARK(±170km | ±4hrs)

Breakfast at hotel
Enter Kruger National Park at Phabeni Gate (optional – own account)
Lunch in the Park (optional – own account)
Exit Kruger National Park at Malelane Gate
Arrive at Bongani Mountain Lodge’s gate at 12h00 / 13h00 / 15h00 for scheduled transfer to the lodge
Afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle (included)
Dinner at lodge (included)
Bongani Mountain Lodge or similar – dinner and breakfast including one game activity (4-star)

Day 4 – MTHETHOMUSHA GAME RESERVE to ST LUCIA via SWAZILAND (±520km | ±7hrs)
Early breakfast at lodge
Transfer to the main gate at 08h00
Enter Swaziland at Manenga Border (visas for own account)
Drive through Swaziland
Lunch en-route (optional – own account)
Enter South Africa at Lavumisa Border (multiple SA entry visas for own account)
Arrive at your hotel late afternoon
Dinner at hotel or in town (optional – own account)
Forest Lodge or similar – breakfast (4-star)

Day 5 – ST LUCIA to DURBAN (±215km | ±2hrs 20min)
Morning game drive in an open safari vehicle and short forest walk in iSimangaliso Wetlands Park (own account)
Breakfast at hotel
Boat cruise on the St Lucia Estuary (optional and may be pre-booked – own account).
Lunch in St Lucia on the banks of the estuary (optional – own account)
Drive to Durban
Drop-off hired vehicle at the airport

Contact African Sands to find out more about the 5 Day Wildlife Discovery Self Drive holiday