Eastern Panorama Tour Itinerary
On this 15-day tour of the Eastern Escarpment we visit:
- The Panorama Route
- Kruger National Park
- Hluhluwe Game Reserve
- St. Lucia
- Drakensberg Mountains
Day 1 - Pick up in Johannesburg / Pretoria and drive over the central high plateau region. Mid-afternoon arrive at Hannah Lodge, a small, private game lodge situated in the foothills of the Northern Drakensberg escarpment. Late afternoon game drive on the property. Overnight Hannah Lodge.
Day 2 - Spend the morning on "The Panorama Route" - Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondawels, Wonder View and The Bourke's Luck Potholes. In the afternoon we descend the escarpment to enter the Kruger National Park. Afternoon game viewing - overnight in a small camp in the Kruger National Park.
Day 3 - Whole day in the Kruger National Park. Overnight in the park.
Day 4 - Whole day Kruger National Park. Overnight in the park.
Day 5 - Exit the park and drive South to cross the border into Swaziland. An afternoon sightseeing through beautiful mountain scenery gets the tour to the hotel situated in the Ezulwini valley at sunset. Overnight Swaziland.
Day 6 - Some sightseeing in the morning before crossing the border again to re-enter South Africa. Late afternoon check-in at a small private game lodge to overnight in the Hluhluwe area.
Day 7 - Spend the day in the Hluhluwe / Umfolozi game reserve. Overnight lodge.
Day 8 - Drive to St. Lucia. Arrive mid morning n time for a lunch time cruise on the estuary. Great birdwatching and you will get up close and personal with the local hippos! Overnight St. Lucia.
Day 9 - Day in St. Lucia - There is much to do in this little coastal town. A dip in the Indian Ocean and long walks on the beach, crocodile farm, walks, hikes, horse riding and much more.
Day 10 - From St. Lucia the tour heads to Shakaland. Enjoy the show and lunch and then continue to Durban. Overnight uMhlanga Rocks.
Day 11 - Morning city tour of Durban, afternoon free to relax in uMhlanga Rocks.
Day 12 - A very early departure for the Drakensberg.We drive to Underberg where you transfer to 4x4 vehicles for the day tour up Sani Pass - one of the worlds' most spectacular mountain passes. Late afternoon return to hotel at the foot of Sani Pass.
Day 13 - A scenic drive through the hills to the Northern Drakensberg. Arrive mid-afternoon and check into the hotel.
Day 14 - Day free to enjoy the Drakensberg - walks, horse riding, birdwatching
Day 15 - The tour returns to Johannesburg.