Travel from South Africa to Mozambique

About this Adventure

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Duration: 14 days
Price: 1,073 GBP




Three countries, three amazingly different adventures.

It’s not surprising that Africa has a huge number of different ecosystems and landscapes it is, after all, an enormous continent, but it sometimes is surprising how much diversity there is in a relatively small corner of the continent. This is abundantly clear in this tour of Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland.

Travelling initially from Johannesburg you will head through the wildlife extravaganza that is north-eastern South Africa. Here you will have a chance to see all the amazing animals that roam the area, and make southern Africa a Mecca for wildlife lovers.

Swaziland offers a completely different experience, this tiny kingdom completely enclosed by South Africa is home to some of the most spectacular scenery you are likely to come across.

Finally you will reach Mozambique and after the wildlife adventures and the amazing scenery you have passed through the, the amazing sandy beaches of Mozambique will be a wonderful reward.

This spectacular diversity makes this an amazing journey and a wonderful chance to explore three completely different countries in a relatively short amount of time.

A day-by-day breakdown of what to expect and where you’ll be staying.


Day 1, Johannesburg to Hlane Game Sanctuary
After leaving bustling Johannesburg and travelling through scenic Mpumalanga, we reach Swaziland and Hlane Royal National Park. The Highveld gives way to Lowveld and to the bush land that wildlife love the most.

Day 2, Hlane National Park
A free day to partake in some of the many optional activities on offer…if you want to…. such as Mountain Biking, Game Drives or a Lion Tour.

Day 3, Hlane National Park to Praia Do Tofo
Today we cross into Mozambique and head north through beautiful coastal scenery arriving at our camp in the late afternoon. Feel the heat and humidity turn up a notch but trade that off with the beautiful bush turning into coastal palm trees and white sand. Time to relax on that sand before dinner!

Day 4, Praia do Tofo
Tofo is reputably the best dive spot on the east coast of Africa and Scuba Diving is just one of the many optional activities to keep you busy today. Try fishing, snorkeling, surfing or chilling out on the beach with a cold cocktail.

Day 5, Praia do Tofo to Vilanculos
Continuing along the coast we drive north to Vilanculos and prepare for our excursion to the Bazaruto Archipelago.

Day 6, Vilanculos to Bazaruto
We sail on a traditional Dhow to the stunning islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago where we can snorkel, swim and soak up the sun. Tropical waters and gorgeous coral and reef life make for a amazing day!

Day 7, Bazaruto to Vilanculos
After a night sleeping ‘on deck’ we return to Vilanculos and can partake in numerous activities such as horse riding or snorkelling.

Day 8, Vilanculos to Inhambane
Heading south through the beautiful coconut plantations brings us to the old European settlement of Inhambane arriving in the early afternoon.

Day 9, Inhambane
A free day to enjoy some of the optional activities available. Try your hand at Scuba Diving, Quad Biking, Fishing, Horse Riding or take a Boat Cruise on the bay. If that sounds like too much work then just relax on the white sand beaches with a good book or your journal.

Day 10, Inhambane to Maputo
Leaving the white sand beaches and laid back vibe of Inhambane we travel further south and discover the hustle and bustle of the capital – Maputo. Spend the afternoon exploring this historic African city.

Day 11, Maputo to Kruger National Park
We depart from the hustle and bustle of Maputo, cross back into South Africa and enter Kruger National Park – home of the Big 5! We spend our time game driving before arriving at our camp. Optional, guided Night and Dawn Game Drives are available.

Day 12, Kruger National Park
Game Drives and animal spotting take up our day with the odd stop for lunch or a swim if the weather allows.

Day 13, Kruger National Park to Timbavati
We leave Kruger and head for one of the most stunning scenic spots in South Africa – the well named ‘Panorama Route’. We visit a Cheetah Breeding Centre and Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre where we can visit some amazing animals up close!

Day 14, Timbavati to Johannesburg
Travelling along the Panorama Route via the awe inspiring Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes, brings us back to Johannesburg and the end of our tour.

Visit Overlanding Africa for more details.

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