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Lesotho, eSwatini & Kruger - Encounters Travel
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14 days

Lesotho, eSwatini & Kruger

From Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg
Tour Operator:
Encounters Travel
Max group size:
20
Age range:
5 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
45610
Private available:
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Highlights

  • Gaze in awe at the towering cliffs of Blyde River Canyon
  • Witness the circle of life in action on the African plains
  • Get up close to some of Africa’s most stealthy predators
  • Experience the thrill of photographing the Big Five

Travel, Your Way

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  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

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Itinerary

Start in Port Elizabeth and end in Johannesburg! With the Big Five tour Lesotho, eSwatini & Kruger, you have a 14 days tour package taking you through Port Elizabeth, South Africa and 2 other destinations in South Africa. Lesotho, eSwatini & Kruger includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Port Elizabeth to Addo Elephant National Park
  2. Day 2: Graaff-Reinet
  3. Day 3: Lesotho
  4. Day 4: Lesotho
  5. Day 5: Drakensberg
  6. Day 6: Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park
  7. Day 7: KwaZulu Natal
  8. Day 8: Hluhluwe-Umfolozi /iSimangaliso
  9. Day 9: eSwatini
  10. Day 10: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
  11. Day 11: Kruger National Park
  12. Day 12: Panorama Route
  13. Day 13: Kruger Park Safari
  14. Day 14: Johannesburg – End of tour
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
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Where You'll Stay

Lodge
3 nights
Resort
1 night

Reviews About This Operator

  • Brian
    · January 7th, 2020
    Beyond expectations. Tour was flawless from the airport connections to the backpackers lodges. Our guide Wendy with... Show more
  • Joseph
    · January 16th, 2019
    This was a great tour for anyone seeking adventure! But if you are looking for a five-star holiday, look elsewhere.... Show more
  • Henry
    · May 16th, 2018
    The itenerary was not always followed. The most egregious problem was staying 250 km (3 hrs.) on an extremely rough... Show more

Dates & Availability

14 days
Lesotho, eSwatini & Kruger
From Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the accommodation options for this tour?

    The accommodation normally used on our Big 5 Encounters tour is as shown below:

    - Johannesburg - Belvedere Estate
    - Kruger - Nkambeni Safari Camp

    All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details 4-6 weeks before departure. Under the "What’s Included" tab on each tour page, you can find general info about the accommodations used on the tour before you book.

  • What type of vehicle do you use on your Africa tours?

    On our Africa tours we use overland vehicles for the majority of road transfers.

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Good to Know

  • Currency
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    Rand
    South Africa
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types D, M.

    Type D
    South Africa
    Type M
    South Africa
  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Cholera - Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for South Africa. Ideally 10 days before travel.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
    • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before June 13th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 13th, 2021, a minimum payment of $50 is required to confirm your booking with Encounters Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Encounters Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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