This is an African road trip deal that will change your life. It is two weeks of driving across spectacular landscapes, viewing nature reserves, and site-seeing in some amazing cities. You will have your very own Hyundai i10 rental car to embark on this incredible journey.
Fly from Dublin to Africa
This deal includes a flight from Heathrow to Johannesburg, however I have included a flight below which will get you from Dublin to Heathrow. Please be aware that there are a variety of dates for this trip available, so the flights to Heathrow can be modified to suit. From Heathrow, you will fly directly to Johannesburg where you will pick up your Hyundai i10 from the airport. From here, the adventure really begins.
Road Trip Across South Africa
The first night will be spent in Pretoria where you’ll be staying in Faircity Roodevallei, a stunning hotel overlooking a nature reserve. It has an indoor pool, a lovely way to relax into your first night and a restaurant where you can enjoy traditional dishes.
The next day, you will drive four hours to Nelspruit, which is located by the Kruger National Park; the largest game reserve in South Africa. You’ll be close to the most fabulous wildlife in the world, with 1500 lions, 2000 hyenas, 9000 giraffes, 11,670 elephants and 32,000 zebras living here. Your accommodation for the next two nights is Mercure Nelspruit, also with a pool.
The next stop is Marloth Park nature reserve where you are free to walk or cycle around. Make sure to visit the Crocodile river before laying your head in the safety of La Kruger Lifestyle Lodge. After that, you will travel into the independent country of Swaziland to learn about local African traditions. You will spend nights five and six in Nkonyeni Lodge & Golf Estate and wellness hotel.
Once you’re feeling refreshed, you will drive on for nearly four hours, to stay in an early 19 Century Zulu hunting ground. Today, it is a controlled nature reserve for elephants, lions and rhinos to roam around in freedom. Whil eyou’re here, you will stay at Zulu Nyala Game Lodge.
Night eight and nine will be spent at the busiest port city on the continent, Durban. It has a lovely waterfront, vibrant atmosphere and colourful streets with bustling markets. Here you can relax by the outdoor pool at Riverside Hotel & Spa.
In the morning, you have a three hour drive to reach Northern Drakensberg, a really impressive part of the country with gorgeous mountain scenery and natural landscapes. During your stay here you will be in Mont Aux Sources Hotel.
The final leg of the journey is back to Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa. There is so much to see and do here, it will be the perfect end to your visit. You can rest your head for the final three nights at Reef Hotels.
To book this incredible adventure, just click on the links below!!
- South Africa & Swaziland Tour: 2 Weeks incl. Lodges, Breakfast and Car Rental + Flights for only €1533
- Travel period: 20/03/2015 – 04/04/2015
- Length of Stay: two weeks
- Air temperature during stay: 22°C
- Airport of departure: Dublin to Heathrow
- Destination: Johannesburg
- Airline: Mixed airlines
- Hotel: a variety of eight hotels
- Rating: Faircity Roodevallei, Mercure Nelspruit, La Kruger Lifestyle Lodge, Nkonyeni Lodge & Golf Estate Hotel, Zulu Nyala Game Lodge, Riverside Hotel & Spa, Mont Aux Sources Hotel
- Location: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Marloth Park, Mpumalanga, Manzini, Durban, Northern Drakensberg
- Meals: breakfast
- Airport transfer: Hyundai i10 rental car included
- Price: only €1533 per person based on two adults sharing