South Africa Lodge Safari

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  • Safari
  • Walking tour
  • Wildlife
  • Explorer
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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Starts Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ends Durban, South Africa
  • +6
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date prior to 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour You can select a new tour run by the same operator up to 30 days before departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Soweto Tour of this famous township to uncover the history of the struggle against aparth
  • Ithala Game walks through the deep valley of Ithala Game Reserve
  • Tembe Elephant Park 5 star accommodation in the middle of the bush
  • Mkhaya Game Reserve Rhino spotting and stay at the tranquil Stone Lodge
  • Kruger National Park 'Big Five' safaris at this world famous park
The "South Africa Lodge Safari" tour starts in Johannesburg and ends in Durban. The "South Africa Lodge Safari" tour is an active and outdoor trip that takes 12 days taking you through Johannesburg, Durban, Ithala Game Reserve, Johannesburg and 5 other destinations in Swaziland and South Africa. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover South Africa and Swaziland's best nature spots on this wildlife adventure. Spend days searching for the Big Five on a range of expert-led walking safaris and exhilarating game drives. After a day of exploring, stay in a mix of simple accommodation in the heart of national parks and comfortable lodges perfect for relaxing. Wildlife spotting - A mix of game drives and walking safaris in prestigious reserves and national parks, offering the best opportunities to see the Big Five Soweto - Visit South Africa's largest township to learn more about the recent history of apartheid and Nelson Mandela St Lucia Wetlands - Stay within South Africa's first world heritage site to search for colourful birdlife and wallowing hippo in the waterways, plus a chance to snorkel with tropical fish at Cape Vidal
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Based on 295 reviews
  • Thomas
  • On Feb 24 2020
5 - Excellent
Thomas' review for another Explore tour
“The trip was awesome - would highly recommend ”
  • John
  • On Jun 02 2020
5 - Excellent
John's review for another Explore tour
“Although the gorillas and chimps are the advertised high spots of this trip the other parts were also excellent with no wasted time and plenty to see and do. A wonderful trip”
  • Sarah
  • On Aug 02 2020
5 - Excellent
Sarah's review for another Explore tour
“I would just like to say it was a wonderful holiday! It was brilliantly organised and most enjoyable.It was varied in what we did and what we saw.”
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Johannesburg. Afternoon visit to Soweto township and the apartheid memorial
  • Day 2 : Drive to Graskop via South Africa's Panoramic Route, taking in the stunning scenery of Blyde River Canyon
  • Day 3 : Full day of safari searching for the Big Five in Kruger National Park
  • Day 4 : Enter the Kingdom of Swaziland; afternoon game drive at Mkhaya Nature Reserve
  • Day 5 : Explore Mkhaya on a morning safari; Afternoon drive to Ithala Game Reserve
  • Day 6 : Wake early for a walking safari in Ithala to search for rhino; afternoon game drives
  • Day 7 : Search for Africa's largest elephants the 'Big Tuskers' at Tembe Elephant Park
  • Day 8 : Game drives at Tembe, time to relax, swim or have a massage
  • Day 9 : Drive down the coast to St Lucia Wetland Park on the Indian Ocean
  • Day 10 : Explore the Indian Ocean from Cape Vidal; one of South Africa's best snorkelling spots and enjoy one last game drive!
  • Day 11 : Travel south to Durban, via Mtunzini
  • Day 12 : Trip ends in Durban
  • 11 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Aero Guest Lodge (1 night)
  • Mogodi Lodge (1 night)
  • Berg-en-Dal Lodge (1 night)
  • Stone Camp Lodge (1 night)
  • Ntshondwe Camp (2 nights)
  • Tembe Elephant Lodge (2 nights)
  • Lidiko Lodge (2 nights)
  • La Loggia (1 night)
  • 4WD
  • Minibus
  • Explore Tour Leader / Driver
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Safari Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to Johannesburg and from Durban are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this South Africa Lodge Safari tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this South Africa Lodge Safari tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 24 March 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 March 2022, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

South Africa Lodge Safari tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this South Africa Lodge Safari tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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