Travel to South Africa
Despite this power, it is one of the poorest countries in Africa with one of the highest percentage of the population suffering from AIDS. However, contrary to what many would think, something that characterizes this place are its breathtaking landscapes, incredible reserves, huge wildlife and the friendliness of its inhabitants.
One of the most famous visits in the country is to go on safari in the Hlane National Park, one of the parks with the largest amount of wildlife. Considering that Esuatini is located halfway between the Kruger National Park and the iSimangaliso Wetlands, including it in your tour is an excellent idea.
You can go on safaris on your own or hire the guided safaris, with which lion sightings are virtually assured, because they are in a separate, controlled area that you are not allowed to access with your car. The safari lasts two and a half hours.
There are two options for sleeping inside Hlane, Ndlovu Camp and Bhubesi Camp. The Ndlovu Camp is the main camp and where you find the restaurant, the reception and the entrance to the park right next to it, from here also depart the guided safaris. Bhubesi Camp is 16 kilometers from the main camp and there is room to cook your own food.
Swaziland fun facts
Most foreign travelers to Esuatini travel by road from South Africa and Mozambique. In addition, the thirteen border posts (eleven with South Africa and two with Mozambique) are not open 24 hours a day. Opening hours are generally between 6:00 and 18:00. For travelers entering Esuatini from Mozambique, the Goba border post is open 24 hours a day.
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Our adventure begins in one of the most enigmatic places in Africa, where exciting adventures await us. We will transfer from the airport to the hotel, where we will check in. Overnight.
After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport for a flight to Port Elizabeth. After our arrival in the city, we will go to the hotel to check in. Then we will enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Take in the incredible views from the promenade, or head to the stunning beaches of Kings Beach, Hobie Beach and Humewood Beach. In New Brighton, you can also visit a museum that remembers the efforts of the anti-apartheid movement. Overnight.
After breakfast, we will enter the Garden Route and head to Knysna, where we will visit the spectacular Tsitsikama Forest. Here you can enjoy its incredible trails, full of vegetation, interrupted by suspension bridges. Overnight.
After breakfast, we will depart to Oudtshoorn, where we will visit an ostrich breeding farm, and after lunch, we will visit the Cango Caves with its spectacular stalactite formations. Overnight.
Description: Tour on our own and by rental car with our daughter through South Africa and Swaziland, visiting Cape Town, Hermanus, St. Lucia, Hlane N.P., Miliwane N.P., Kruguer N.P. and the Panorama Route.
– Going to South Africa, and being one of the best places at that time to see whales, we did not hesitate to include in our plans a visit to the coastal town of Hermanus, very close to Cape Town.
– We were very clear that we had to leave Kruger for last. Visiting Kruger in the first place makes the rest of the National Parks (Isimangaliso, Hlane, Mliwane…) look very bad, because they have nothing to do in terms of extension and density and variety of fauna.
At first we also considered the possibility of combining the trip with Mauritius or Seychelles, but we soon gave up for two main reasons: climate and cost. In August, it is winter in the southern hemisphere, and in Seychelles and Mauritius temperatures and rainfall are not the best to enjoy their famous beaches as they deserve (maximum temperature of 24-25 degrees Celsius and water at 23, with high probability of rain). In addition, the investment in flights and accommodations was very high to spend 4 or 5 days at the beach.