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. There are many things to see and do in Johannesburg and no trip would be complete without a visit to Soweto, the site of the 1976 uprising, which started the path to democracy. Soweto today is a lively and metropolitan township.
Johannesburg - Kruger. On the morning of day 2, 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). Spend the next three days exploring the reserve and spotting wildlife on daily game drives or activities.
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.
Note: Flight from Johannesburg to Kruger not included. Can be booked for you upon request.
Overnight: Greater Kruger National Park | Breakfast x 3, Lunch x 3, Dinner x 3
Kruger - Maputo. Leaving Greater Kruger behind, a private transfer will take you to Mozambique today where you will 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.
Overnight: Maputo | Breakfast
Maputo - Mozambique beaches. Journeying south leave the city and head to the beach for four days of sun, sea and relaxing. With dazzling powder-white beaches, coconut palms, crystal blue waters, idyllic offshore islands and some of the world’s best diving, Mozambique really is an Indian Ocean paradise. 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.
See the trip notes for details of our superior and deluxe Mozambique beach resorts.
Overnight: Mozambique Beaches | Breakfast x 4, Lunch x 4, Dinner x 4
After breakfast, you take a transfer back to Maputo airport for your onward flight.
We offer a superior or a deluxe Kruger & Mozambique package, staying at the hotels listed below. For further details about the accommodation please refer to the trip notes.
Peermont Metcourt at Emperors Palace - Johannesburg, Mjejane River Lodge - Greater Kruger, Southern Sun Maputo - Maputo and Machangulo Lodge - Mozambique beach
Peermont Metcourt Suites - Johannesburg, Rhino Post Safari Lodge - Greater Kruger, Hotel Cardoso - Maputo and White Pearl Resorts - Mozambique beach