• 16 Days Three Countries Self Drive Adventure

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to South Africa!

On arrival at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, you will be met by a representative from Airport Game Lodge for the road transfer to your first overnight stop on your itinerary.
Situated only a few minutes away from the bustling Airport, Airport Game Lodge combines the solitude of the African bush with the luxury and convenience of modern day living. The lodge is an ideal overnight stop over when arriving or connecting from an international flight. A complimentary shuttle service to and from the Airport is available.

There are twenty-seven rooms, in three different classes, that offer spacious en suite accommodation. Singles, couples, triples, and families can comfortably be accommodated. The lodge has a large garden and swimming pool for relaxation.

Enjoy 1 night at Airport Game Lodge on a bed & breakfast basis.

Day 2 & 3

After collecting your car, you will make your way to the world-renowned Kruger National Park.

The Kruger National Park offers a unique destination where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sights – this is real Africa. The park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.

Skukuza Camp is the largest camp and administrative headquarters of the Kruger National Park. Activities and attractions are diverse, as are the animals found within Skukuza Rest Camp and the surrounding area. Skukuza Camp is an excellent rest camp from which to pursue the Big Five and birds in the vicinity. Lions are frequently spotted along this route.

The camp is situated on the southern banks of the Sabie River. At night, look for the Fruit Bat that hangs under the eaves of the shop, and the Thick-tailed Bush Baby climbing the trees in search of gum.

Enjoy 2 nights at Skukuza rest camp on a self-catering basis.

Day 4

Continue your explorations of the Kruger Park in a northerly direction as you make your way to Satara Rest Camp where you will overnight.

Satara Camp is the Kruger National Park’s third biggest rest camp and is situated in an excellent game viewing area, with the bush relatively open and the animals plentiful and diverse. The camp itself has a rustic charm, with the bulk of the accommodation set out in a series of circles. Satara is well wooded and the bird-life is prolific.

Keep an eye out for lion, giraffe, blue wildebeest and honey badgers in this area.

Enjoy 1 night at Satara rest camp on a self-catering basis.

Day 5 & 6

Today you will cross through the Giriyondo border post into Mozambique, making your way to Machampane Wilderness Camp.

Machampane Wilderness Camp is an unfenced, intimate bush camp in the 1,1 million hectare Mozambique sector of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, adjacent to Kruger National Park. Nestled on the side of a secluded river bank of the Machampane River, the camp offers five tents – each located on its own wooden platform – with views over the river. The primary activity at Machampane Wilderness Camp is guided wilderness walks which allows guests the opportunity to explore the pristine wilderness area on foot.

Enjoy 2 nights at Machampane Wilderness Camp on a full board basis.

Day 7

Bid your hosts farewell as you continue your journey onwards towards the Mozambique coastline.

Surrounded by indigenous bush on the banks of the Nhambavale Lake, Naara Eco Lodge & Spa is a luxury tented camp in a tranquil setting. The expansive lake forms a picturesque backdrop to the Lodge. It’s also the source of entertainment for guests with swimming, fresh water fishing, kayaking and kite surfing to be enjoyed. The lodge has a strong environmental ethos with 80% of its energy requirements derived from the sun. Naara Eco Lodge & Spa also focusses on responsible tourism through close working relationships with the local Inhandine community.

Enjoy 1 night at Naara Eco Lodge on a Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 8 & 9

Head up further along the coast towards the bustling little coastal village of Tofo, known for incredible number of mantas and whale sharks that frequent the waters in that area.
Baia Sonambula is a small boutique guesthouse with four sea view bungalows and two standard rooms, all of them individually decorated.

The sea view bungalows have their own private veranda with view over the ocean. Our relaxed and intimate atmosphere, together with a spectacular sun-deck terrace and a homemade breakfast which is served on a top-deck terrace with view over the entire bay, make Baia Sonambula unique and perfect to switch off from everyday life.

We’re located a few steps away from beautiful Tofo beach, 150 meters from the central market and just a few minutes’ walk from the dive centres, bars and restaurants.

Enjoy 2 nights at Baia Sonambula on a bed & breakfast basis.

Day 10

Today your journey turns back to the south as you drive towards the small town of Inharimme for your stay at Dunes de Dovela.

Nestled amongst the dune forests on the second crest of dunes overlooking the Indian Ocean, Dunes de Dovela is a serene Eco Lodge in the Zavora area. Enjoy the sea, dunes and coastal virgin forest vies from the restaurant, bar and accommodations. The Lodge was built with the close cooperation and involvement of the local Chope community.
Staying at Dunes de Dovela Eco Lodge allows guests the opportunity to explore the pristine dune forest and learn more of the local area and people in the village of Dovela. The lodge’s location near Inhambane makes it an ideal stop over when traveling between Maputo and Vilanculos, but its warm service and serenity makes it perfect for stays of two nights or more.

Enjoy 1 night at Dunes de Dovela on a full board basis.

Day 11

Prepare for the hustle and bustle of the city of Maputo as you make a one night stop over in the eclectic capitol of Mozambique.

Moringa Guest House is situated in Maputo city centre, near all the major city centre attractions, such as the Railway Station pictured below.  This guest house offers sophisticated and comfortable accommodation. Each suite is fitted with air-conditioning, satellite TV, a work desk, wireless Internet connection and comfortable beds. The rooms are individually decorated and excellent service is provided by the staff. There is a sparkling swimming pool, ample parking, and laundry services available.

Enjoy 1 night at Moringa Guest House on a bed & breakfast basis.

Day 12 & 13

Today you will make your way to the south point of Mozambique; Ponta Malongane for your stay at Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Tented Camp.
Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Camp is situated in the extreme south of the pristine Mozambique coastline, alongside Ponta Malongane, just 16 km from the South African border. The private and exclusive self-catering luxury Tented Camps offer comfort, privacy and tranquillity to the discerning nature lover and adventurer.

Tartaruga is perfectly designed to blend into the surrounding coastal forest. The tents are set on raised wooden platforms with veranda decks furnished with chairs and tables, offering an excellent hideout for birding or simply enjoying the tranquillity of the camp.

The Camp offers a communal kitchen and braai area where guests can prepare their own meals. The team will set up the dining area for breakfast and dinner with cutlery and crockery for the guests to use. If you don’t feel like cooking your own meal, there are several good restaurants in Ponta Malongane and Ponta do Ouro that are well worth trying. The nearest is “Come and See” which is situated within walking distance and offers prawns, calamari, Portuguese styled chicken and other local dishes.

Enjoy 2 nights at Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Tented Camp on a self-catering basis.

Day 14 & 15

Bid Mozambique farewell as you make your way to the small, landlocked kingdom of Swaziland.

The Foresters Arms Hotel is situated on a short, scenic drive from the capital, Mbabane. It is ideally located as a base from which to explore all the attractions of this magical country. Places worth visiting include Swazi Candles, Ngwenya Glass, Mantanga Cultaral Villas and Malandelas Complex and Restaurant. The hotel itself is situated on 90 ha of beautiful Swaziland highlands in the heart of the Kingdom.

Swaziland’s countryside is beautiful and extremely varied – it ranges from magnificent mountains and waterfalls in the west to the lush valleys of the middleveld and the low-lying bushveld of the east. Swaziland is ideal for nature enthusiasts because the landscape is so varied within a small, explorable area, with a huge variety of birds and flora.

Enjoy 2 nights at Foresters Arms on a bed & breakfast basis.

Day 16

Sadly your trip has come to an end. Head back towards the Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport where you will return your rental car before checking in for your flight back home. End of trip.

  • What is Included

    • One night’s accommodation at Airport Game Lodge on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
    • Two nights’ accommodation at Skukuza Rest Camp on a self-catering basis.
    • One night’s accommodation at Satara Rest Camp on a self-catering basis.
    • Two night’s accommodation at Machampane Wilderness Camp on a Full Board basis including Game Activities.
    • One night’s accommodation at Naara Eco Lodge on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
    • Two nights’ accommodation at Baia Sonambula on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
    • One nights’ accommodation at Dunes de Dovela on a Full Board basis.
    • One night’s accommodation at Moringa Guest House on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
    • Two nights’ accommodation at Tartaruga Maritima Luxury Camp on a self-catering basis.
    • Two nights’ accommodation at Foresters Arms on a bed & breakfast basis.
    • Travel documentation – including day by day route description, vouchers, maps ext delivered to first overnight accommodation stop.
  • What is excluded

    • All meals, beverages, entrance fees, activities, flights, transfers and car rental not listed under Includes section.
    • Car Rental costs including cross border fees ext – this can be quoted separately subject to client’s vehicle preferences. Note a 4×4 is essential for this itinerary.
    • All items of a personal nature such as curio shop purchases, telephone calls and gratuities.
    • Regional and domestic flight fares and taxes are excluded but can be quoted on request.
    • All items of a personal nature such as curio shop purchases, telephone calls and gratuities.
    • Conservation and National Park fees as and when applicable.
    • Travel Insurance – essential for travel in Africa
    • All passport and visa related costs
  • What we love

    • Exploring the world-renowned Kruger National Park by car
    • Swimming in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean along the Mozambique coastline
    • Shopping beautiful handcrafted curios in Swaziland
    • Visiting 3 countries in 1 trip.