Swaziland and Zululand Experience

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Swaziland and Zululand Experience

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Length of trip:

5 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 600 to $ 1200

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.

Detailed Description of this trip:

This route is most enjoyable if combined with another self-drive itinerary. It takes you through Swaziland and Zululand to Durban. Read descriptions of our other Round Trips for ideas of the many things to do in the area. One traditional route is through Swaziland, the small independent kingdom surrounded by South Africa, but other highlights of this journey are the national parks and cultural villages in Zululand. A most rewarding area to see is the St. Lucia lakes near Hluhluwe.

Trip Properties:

Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Mbabane

    Car Rental

    Drive from Johannesburg for 400 km, or from the Kruger Park, 200-300km - through Swaziland.


    Stop at some of the small markets along the road and start a collection of souvenirs in the city of Mbabane.


    Stay overnight in Swaziland.

  • Day 2-3 - Hluhluwe

    Car Rental

    Drive from Swaziland to Hluhluwe.

    National Parks

    On the way, you may want to visit one of the two national parks, either Itala or Mkuzi.


    Other activities of interest are the African traditional dancing shows in the village of Dumazulu, and sailing trips on the St. Lucia Lake where you can see hippo and crocodiles.


    Spend two nights in the St. Lucia area.

  • Day 4 - Durban

    Car Rental

    Drive from Hluhluwe to Durban.


    Sleep in Umhlanga Rocks, a seaside town situated just outside of Durban.

  • Day 5 - Durban

    Your journey ends in Durban and you can continue via the Drakensberg to Johannesburg or fly to Port Elizabeth to begin the Garden Route Self Drive.

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