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Kruger, Zulus & Drakensberg / Group Tour

17 days | From £2029| Guided Group departures

A truly unique walking holiday where you will explore a variety of scenic, cultural and wildlife destinations in South Africa. Visit the big game of Kruger National Park, experience the natural and cultural heritage of Swaziland, explore the hills and valleys of Zululand and trek in the Drakensberg mountains.

17 days | From £2029| Guided Group departures

Kruger, Zulus & Drakensberg - a group walking holiday in South Africa

  • South Africa's highlights on foot
  • Trek in the spectacular Drakensberg Mountains
  • Spot the Big Five in one of the world's greatest game reserves
  • Soak up dramatic coastlines backed by pristine forests
  • Complete 8 scenic walks in famous locations

South Africa has so much to offer and on this walking focussed safari, you will explore variety of scenic and cultural destinations within the country. This is an active holiday and the level of walking is varied from leisurely to challenging. In Mpumalanga you can soak up the mountains and marvel at waterfalls before heading on to the famed Kruger National Park where you have the opportunity to spot the Big Five. Learn about the fascinating Zulu culture and walk along mountain stream paths in the 200km-long Drakensberg Mountains.

South Africa Kruger Zulus and Drakensberg Map
Days 1-2 Depart UK.
Depart UK. Overnight flight to Johannesburg.
Day 3 To Mpumalanga
Drive to Mpumalanga, visit the gold-mining town of Pilgrim's Rest and spectacular views of the Lowveld from God's Window. Take a short, leisurely walk to the waterfalls of Mac Mac pools
Days 4-5 Kruger Private Game Reserve
Blyde River Canyon walk. Day and night game drives at private game reserve. Enjoy the wilderness of big game country from around the campfire at our tented lodge.
Day 6 Kruger National Park
Early morning game walk where we hope to track wildlife on foot. Afternoon game drives. (3-4 hours walking.)
Days 7-8 Kingdom of Swaziland
Full day's walk at Malalotja Nature Reserve. We walk through the undulating hills and seldom explored mountainous reserve to arrive at a beautiful waterfall.
Days 9-10 Isimangoliso Wetland Park
Visit the Hluhluwe Game Reserve which focuses on rhino conservation. Afternoon walk through UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Isimangoliso Wetland Park, where the forests meet the estuary. (2-3 hours walking.)
Days 11-12 Zululand
Visit the informative Tulana museum. Challenging hike through undulating hills to the Buffalo River retracing the footsteps of the two British fugitives. (4-5 hours walking.)
Days 13-14 Drakensburg
Travel to the Drakensberg mountains. The following day we enjoy a full day of walking the mountain trails before an invigorating dip in the clear mountain streams of Royal Natal National Park. (5.5 hours walking.)
Day 15 Drakensburg
Trek to the top of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre and the beautiful Tugela Falls. Afterwards, relax in our lodge overlooking the Mont-Aux-Sources mountain range. (3-4 hours walking.)
Day 16 Johannesburg - Tour ends
Tour ends around 17:00 in Johannesburg. Overnight flight to UK.
Day 17 Arrive UK
Arrive in the UK


  • Trip grade: C - Demanding
  • Duration: 17 days
  • Trip code: TSWA
  • group size: Min 4, max 12
  • max altitude: 3,000m
  • Accommodation: Lodge x 5, tented lodge x 2, chalet x 7
  • Meals: 13 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 9 evening meals inc.
  • Departs: All year round (except March and April)
  • overseas joining point: Johannesburg
  • important: Make sure your chosen holiday is guaranteed to run before you purchase your air tickets and make any other travel arrangements