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Upon arrival at Johannesburg Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore South Africa's largest city. If time permits consider booking a half day city tour. Johannesburg originally was farm land in an area known as The Witwatersrand, named after the white water springs in the area. When George Harrison, an Australian prospector, came pioneering, the mineral wealth of the Witwatersrand wasn’t known and in 1886, after George had sold his gold claim for just £10, Johannesburg was born.
travel back to the airport for your flight east to the gateway to Greater Kruger National Park. Greater Kruger is South Africa's most famous game park and is home to a plethora of animals including the Big Five (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo). The next three days are spent exploring the reserve on morning and evening game drives.
Greater Kruger is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, covering a staggering 20,000 km². It is also part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, which includes reserve areas in neighbouring Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Kruger and private game reserves such as the Sabi Sand, Timbavati, Thornybush, Kapama and Manyeleti offer incredible opportunities to view the Big Five, including white and black rhino.
Fly via Johannesburg to Mozambique today and spend a night in the vibrant capital - Maputo. The remainder of the day is at free to explore the city. In the far south of the country, Maputo is nestled in a gorgeous bay on the Indian Ocean. Formerly the Portuguese city of Lourenco Marques, Maputo is an eclectic mix of European, Arab and African cultures, with a large harbour, historic buildings, a vibrant Municipal Market and lively nightlife. From Maputo visit Inhaca Island or the picturesque Maputo Elephant Reserve.
Journeying south leave the city and head to the beach for 4 days of sun, sea and relaxing. The spectacular white beaches of Mozambique are pristine. Being one of the world's top diving destinations you may even be lucky enough to swim with a whale shark or a dugong! This really is an Indian Ocean paradise.