3 Day Safari –

ZAR 12,650 p.p.s.

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Overview

On this short tour you will have the opportunity to learn about the cultural traditions and history of the Swazi people on cultural excursions as well as enjoy the scenic wonders of the small landlocked kingdom of Swaziland.

Your tour starts and ends just outside the Kruger National Park allowing you to add a visit to South Africa’s world renowned wildlife sanctuary.

Swaziland is a small independent mountain kingdom sharing borders with South Africa and Mozambique, situated between the Kruger National Park and the province of Kwazulu Natal in South Africa. It is a charming and popular destination for its authentic tribal culture that it is more widely practiced than the countries that surround it, its scenically diverse landscapes and relaxed atmosphere. Many visitors are attracted to Swazi craft markets and cultural experiences and there are several game and nature reserves. There are also many superb hiking trails and adventure activities such as rafting, mountain biking and zip lining.

As one of the few remaining monarchies in Africa, culture and heritage are a fundamental part of life for the Swazi people. You will enjoy the stunning scenery of the mountains and valleys, forests and plains, and several game reserves across the country. In Swaziland you will find a fascinating mix of modern and traditional festivals, ceremonies and events.

You will love Swaziland as so many visitors do. The people are friendly, cheerful, and have a great sense of humour. Swaziland is a nation of Kings. During the 15th and 16th centuries Africans of Nguni descent migrated southwards from Central Africa where some of them settled in the area which is known today as Shiselweni in Southern Swaziland. Today ancient traditions and culture work hand in hand with modern technology.

Highlights

  • Geological wonders on Geo Trail
  • Scenic landscapes of Barberton Mountains & Swaziland
  • Diversity of Swazi cultural experiences
  • Zip line adventure at Malalotja Nature Reserve
  • Warm to the welcoming & friendly Swazi people
  • Learn about the fascinating history of the Swazi nation

Itinerary

DAY 1

HAWANE LODGE, SWAZILAND
Ensuite Double/Twin Chalet Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Today you will be collected from your accommodation in the Hazyview area or from Nelspruit Airport. You then head for the Makhonja mountains to visit the Geo Trail near Barberton. You will be taken on a journey into the mists of a distant past of more than 3 billion years ago to learn about the first beginnings of life and the geological history of this area.

Now cross into Swaziland at the Bulembu Border Gate. After a short drive you stop for lunch at the Bulembu Country Club which is situated at the foot of the Elembe Mountains, the highest in Swaziland. After lunch you head to the spectacular Maguga Dam. On this route you will stop at a traditional Swazi homestead and take a guided tour of the village which will be one of the highlighs of your visit to Swaziland.

Late this afternoon you check into Hawane Lodge near Malalotja Nature Reserve. Your accommodation is in an Ensuite Double/Twin Chalet with Dinner and Breakfast included.

Included : Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

DAY 2

HAWANE LODGE, SWAZILAND
Ensuite Double/Twin Chalet Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Today you leave Hawane Lodge at around 08h30 and head to Mantenga Cultural Village. Here you will have a guided walk through the village before the show starts which will include traditional dancing and singing. Mantenga is a living museum of old traditions and represents classic Swazi lifestyle during the 1850’s.

After lunch at Mantenga Village you head to the King Sobuza Museum. The beloved King led Swaziland for many years and was responsible for preserving the Swazi culture. It is an experience you will never forget.

Now head to Ngwenya Mine, the oldest mine in the world. The ancient Bushmen mined this area for Ochre which was used in traditional ceremonies and for cultural purposes. There is also a visitor’s centre with interesting information about these people. Artefacts and rock formations are also exhibited here. After this tour you head back to Hawane Lodge.

Included : Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

DAY 3

END OF TOUR

This morning you depart from Hawane Lodge and stop at Malalotja Nature Reserve where you can do the Zip Line activity. It takes about 2 hours to complete this activity and you will enjoy the natural beauty of this reserve. Then we head to Jeppe’s Reef Border Post to exit Swaziland and take a leisurely drive back to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport or to your lodge in Malalane or Hazyview.

Rates

  • Jan – Dec 2020 – ZAR 12,650 per adult sharing
  • Jan – Dec 2020 – ZAR 13,900 per single adult
  • Jan – Dec 2020 – ZAR 9,500 per child under 12
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Inclusions

  • Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle for 3 days
  • Registered guide for 3 days
  • Accommodation for 2 nights
  • Breakfast for 2 days
  • Dinner for 2 days
  • All entry fees and tours mentioned in the itinerary