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Rock My South Africa, Eswatini & Mozambique Adventure

Do you love being surrounded by nature, beautiful landscapes, live music, being by the ocean, incredible wildlife, going on adventures and meeting local people? Then the Rock My South Africa, Eswatini & Mozambique Adventure is the trip for you!

From hipster Johannesburg, to the wilds of Kruger, from the rolling hills of Eswatini (formerlly Swaziland) to the whale sharks and stunning beaches of Mozambique – this  trip has it all!

Starting off in Johannesburg, South Africa, we’ll explore the city on a full day tour.

We’ll visit Nelson Mandela’s former home, Soweto, and learn all about the uprisings and the resistance against the Apartheid regime whilst getting a unique insight into Soweto life.

There’ll also be some time to explore our hip and trendy neighbourhood before we head to the world-famous Kruger National Park where we’ll go on safari to look for the Big 5 and go on a sunset game drive.

Kruger is one of the world’s best safari destinations and you have a good chance of seeing lions, leopards and other predators, as well as elephants, giraffes and the rest of the cast of the Lion King!

Whilst in the area, we’ll drive the Panorama Route, visiting God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and Blyde River Canyon.

From there, we’ll travel into the Kingdom of Eswatini, formally known as Swaziland.

Here, we’ll spend a few days immersed in nature where you’ll have the opportunity to learn all about the unique and interesting Swazi culture and explore your adventurous side!

There are also plenty of activities on offer to keep you occupied, such as hiking, horse riding, zip-lining and white water rafting, to name just a few!

The last country on our adventure is magical Mozambique, starting in the exciting capital Maputo, before moving up to Tofo, a beautiful and chilled out beach town with beautiful beaches and lots of exciting activities on offer – including swimming with humpback whales, whale sharks, manta rays and dolphins!

Then it’s back to Maputo, for a celebratory meal and final night together.

 

Let Us Rock Your Adventure!

Dates: 

  • 18 September – 4 October 2020 BOOK NOW

Please Note:

  • The trip usually coincides with the humpback whale migration, meaning you can book trips to swim with these gentle giants (as well as whale sharks, manta rays and sometimes dolphins).
  • This is our guide Jessi’s favourite trip! In her words – “It has everything”!

 

Cost: 

  • £2,295 + $1000 (local payment, paid on arrival)
  • Includes £400 non-refundable deposit

 

Come with us on the adventure of a lifetime!

“I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing trip. It was a dream come true for me! I felt it was very well organised, taking in all the highlights and I loved the pace. There was always something amazing to look forward to every day. A never-ending stream of breathtaking experiences. I thought the balance between nature and culture, action and rest days was really well judged. I enjoyed watching the landscape change from the dry veldt to the tropical palm-fringed beaches. For me, the highlights were the game drives in Kruger. We saw the big five and also a pack of 18 wild dogs 5 meters from the road. I loved everything about Swaziland, especially my long walks in Mlilwane, my encounters with huge crocs and the cultural dancing as well as the visit to the medicine man’s hut. Mozambique was great too with its huge expanse of deserted beaches and I loved swimming with whale sharks. It really took my breath away having them 3 meters from me. All my trepidations about travel in Africa are gone. I am totally hooked on this continent: the landscape, the wildlife, the people, the history. I can’t wait to keep exploring Africa with “Rock My Adventure”. It was a trip of a lifetime for me and truly enriched me.”

KATJA / GERMANY / ROCK MY SOUTH AFRICA, MOZAMBIQUE & ESWATINI ADVENTURE 2018

Tour Highlights

 

  • Explore the cool and hip city of Johannesburg.
  • Take a tour of the Soweto township, former home of Nelson Mandela, where we’ll learn about the Soweto uprisings and the resistance against the Apartheid regime.
  • Eat dinner at some of Johannesburg’s best restaurants and sample the fun nightlife.
  • Go on a ‘Big 5’ safari in the incredible Kruger National Park.
  • Enjoy the ultimate South African pastime – a braai (bbq) in Kruger National Park
  • Drive the magnificent Panorama Route and visit Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window the Three Rondavels, and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.
  • Stay at the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, in the Ezulwini Valley (‘Valley of Heaven’), where animals often wander into camp.
  • Climb the impressive Sibebe Rock, the world’s largest free standing rock after Uluru in Australia.
  • Experience true Swazi hospitality whilst staying at the magical Shewula Mountain Camp in the Lebombo Mountains.

  • Go horse riding or mountain biking through the beautiful Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and surrounding areas.
  • Get your adrenaline pumping with white water rafting or tubing in the Great Usutu River or go abseiling, ziplining or quad biking!
  • Explore Mozambique’s cosmopolitan capital city of Maputo and enjoy the Maputo nightlife.
  • Relax, chill and party in Tofo, one of the most beautiful and awesome places in Africa (in my opinion).
  • Explore Tofo, the local markets and get clothes made my a wonderful local tailor.
  • Enjoy a sunset boat cruise on the Indian Ocean.
  • Swim with whale sharks, dolphins and manta rays on an ocean safari.
  • Take part in one of the many other great activities on offer in Tofu, including; scuba diving, deep sea fishing, quad biking, taking an island tour and dhow trip with snorkelling, a visit to the old Portuguese colonial city Inhambane and surfing.
  • Spend time in the beach town of Xai-Xai.

South Africa, Eswatini &

MozambiqueItinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg, South Africa

Arrive in Johannesburg and relax and get to know your fellow travellers during a welcome meal and a beer or two at a fantastic local restaurant!

Your Rock My South Africa, Mozambique & Eswatini Adventure starts here!

* If you have the time and can arrive earlier, we can organise any other activities you wish to do. Additional accommodation and activities charged separately. There are really cool local weekend markets in Johannesburg.

 

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel (Private Room Ensuite)
  • Activities: None

 

Day 2: Johannesburg, South Africa

In the morning, we’ll head over to Nelson Mandela’s former home – the infamous and often misunderstood Soweto township.

We’ll take a tour of the area, to learn about the Soweto uprisings and the resistance against the Apartheid regime. On the tour, we’ll stop at Nelson Mandela’s house as well as a number of different food stalls, a small pub known as a shebeen (where you can taste the local beer) and then we’ll finish with a traditional South African lunch.

We’ll be staying in one of the hippest neighbourhoods in the city, so the afternoon is free to check out the street art and cool shops in our local area or you could take a visit to the Apartheid Museum, which is just a short distance away.

The evening is free, however those who would like to can head out to experience the fantastic Joburg nightlife, or you chill and get an early night ready for our trip tomorrow!

 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel (Private Room Ensuite)
  • Activities: Soweto Tour

 

Day 3 - 4: Kruger National Park, South Africa

In the afternoon, we’ll arrive at Kruger National Park, one of the best safari destinations on the planet.

On the day we arrive, you will take a sunset game drive to see what animals you can spot, before spending the following day on a full-day safari through the park, where you’ll have the chance to see many of your favourite safari animals including the ‘Big Five’ – lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalos.On one of our evenings,  we’ll enjoy a traditional braai, with sundowner drinks and great company! This is South Africa!

 

  • Meals: 2 x Breakfast, 2 x Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Kruger National Park Safari, Sundowner Game Drive, Braai
Day 5: Hazyview, South Africa

Our last day in the Greater Kruger area will be spent exploring the pretty Panorama Route on the Drakensberg Escarpment.

This is a stunning part of the country where we will visit the famous Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window (with beautiful views over the Lowveld of Mpumalanga), the Three Rondavels and Lisbon Falls.

 

  • Meals: 1 x Breakfast, 1 x Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Pamorama Route (Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, Three Rondavels, Lisbon Falls)
Day 6 - 7: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Eswatini

Leaving Kruger, we’ll continue on into Eswatini (formerly Swaziland).

Our first destination is the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary – a beautiful place filled with all kinds of animals, but no predators, so you are able to walk amongst them.

On the way, we’ll go on a rhino spotting game drive in Hlane National Park – always a magical encounter!

We’ll have one totally free day in Mlilwane, so you can either relax and enjoy the park, visit the Mantenga Cultural Village or try one of the other activities on offer, such as horse riding or mountain biking through reserve, going on a village/township walk, white water rafting (water levels dependent), tubing, abseiling, hiking Sibebe Rock, quad biking or a ziplining canopy tour through the stunning mountain wilderness of the Malolotja Nature Reserve.

 

  • Meals: 2 x Breakfast, 2 x Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Rhino Game Drive
Day 8 - 9: Shewula Mountain Camp, Eswatini

Our second destination in Eswatini, is the magical Shewula Mountain Camp in the Lebombo Mountains, where we’ll spend the next 2 nights.

Whilst we’re here, we’ll take a hike to the river, visit the local village and be treated to some traditional dancing and tasty local food.

 

  • Meals: 2 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch, 2 x Dinner
  • Accommodation: Rondavel (Ensuite if available – please book early)
  • Activities: Hiking, Village Tour, Traditional Dancing
Day 6: Maputo, Mozambique

Today, we’ll cross the border and over into  Mozambique and our first stop is the cool, cosmopolitan capital, Maputo.

There will be some free time in the afternoon to relax, shop at the FEIMA Arts & Crafts Market (Maputo has some great shopping) or go for a walk around the neighbourhood before we go out for a meal at a great local restaurant.

Those who want to can go dancing and take in the Maputo nightlife or you can get an early night as we are leaving early in the morning to make the journey up to Praia do Tofo.

 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
  • Activities: None
Day 7 - 10: Tofo, Mozambique

Our next destination is the town of Tofo, with a gorgeous beach that stretches for miles and an intoxicating, fun, laid-back vibe and friendly people.

Whilst we’re here, we’ll take a trip to try and see and swim with whale sharks, dolphins and manta rays – which is one of the most incredible things you will ever do in your life!

We’ll explore the town, try all the delicious seafood, go to a local pub (known as a barrack), visit the local market where you can do some shopping and we’ll introduce you to a great local tailor, so if anyone wants any clothes made – he’s your guy!

There will also be some free time to take part in some of the other activities, relax on the beach, by the pool or just wander and see where the day takes you!

There are lots of cool things to do in and around Tofo, including; scuba diving, village tours, deep-sea fishing, quad biking, touring the old Portuguese colonial city Inhambane and surfing.

On our last day, we’ll head for lunch at one of the best restaurants in Mozambique and take a sunset cruise on a catamaran.

 

  • Meals: 4 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch, 1 x Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Sunset Cruise
Day 11: Xai-Xai, Mozambique

Today we’ll make our way south towards Eswatini, spending our penultimate night in Mozambique in the town of Xai-Xai next to the Limpopo River.

 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse (Ensuite)
  • Activities: None
Day 16: Maputo, Mozambique

Today we’ll make our way back to Maputo, arriving in the afternoon.

There will be time for some last-minute shopping or rest before we head out on the town for a great last evening together.

 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
  • Activities: Goodbye Dinner
Day 17: Departure Day

Today is always a sad day as we say goodbye to our new friends (there’s usually a few tears, I will warn you), but the memories and shared experiences will last a lifetime!

We can arrange the transfer to Maputo International Airport or you can continue your Africa travels from there.

There are a number of flights departing to Johannesburg daily as well as coaches and buses to catch your connecting flight.

If you need any support with your pre or post-tour Africa travels, please don’t hesitate to contact us. It’s all part of the Rock My Adventure service!

 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: None
  • Activities: None

Please bear in mind that the itinerary is subject to minor changes, ‘This is Africa’! But whatever happens, we’ll ensure you have an amazing trip!!

Have a question? Feel free contact us here or take a look at our FAQ’s page.

Essential Info

Duration: 16 Nights

Dates:

  • 18 September – 4 October 2020 BOOK NOW

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa

Finish: Maputo, Mozambique

Maximum Group Size: 8 people

Minimum Age: 18

Physical Level: Moderate

Cost: £2,295 + $1,000* (local payment paid on arrival)

Deposit: £400 (non-refundable)

Support

  • Rock My Adventure Group Leader, comprehensive pre-departure information & planning advice.

Meals

  • 16 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 11 dinners.

Accommodation

  • 16 nights accommodation in good quality safari camps, hostels, hotels and guesthouses.

Transport

  • All transport within South Africa, Eswatini & Mozambique to and from included excursions and between the main destinations on the tour (includes – taxi, safari vehicle, bus & boat).

Activities

  • Soweto Township Tour
  • Mantenga Cultural Village
  • Kruger National Park Safari
  • Sundowner Game Drive in Kruger
  • South African Braai
  • God’s Window
  • Bourke’s Luck Potholes
  • Blyde River Canyon
  • Three Rondavels
  • Whale Shark, Manta Ray & Dolphin Ocean Safari 
  • Sunset Cruise
  • River Hike
  • Village Tour
  • Traditional Dancing
  • Rhino Drive
  • Flights.
  • Airport transfers (however we can arrange these for you).
  • Visas (if needed).
  • Medications, antimalarials or vaccinations.
  • Travel/health insurance (required).
  • Drinks & meals not mentioned.
  • Optional activities.
  • Tips for local guides.

You will make 3 payments:

  • Deposit: Paid in GBP upon booking.
  • Balance: The remainder of the GBP balance (minus deposit) paid 62 days before arrival.
  • Local Payment: Paid on arrival to your Tour Leader in Africa

The local payment is separate from the initial price you pay prior to the trip. You pay the local payment to your Tour Leader in US Dollars upon arrival in Africa.

This includes the on tour expenses that we cannot pay prior to arrival, such as national park entry fees, food, local transport and some activities.

Travel insurance is essential for ALL Rock My Adventure trips.

Your health and safety when travelling is of the utmost importance, so it is vital that you have travel insurance policy that covers you for your trip to Africa. Adequate travel insurance is a condition of your contract with us and you will not be able to join a trip without it.

You must be satisfied that your insurance fully covers all your personal requirements including cancellation charges, theft, medical expenses and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. 

Your insurance should also cover you for any adventurous activities that you wish to do – this includes the ‘included’ activities on the tour and any ‘optional’ activities.

Please be aware that some hazardous activities such as (but not limited to) white water rafting on grade 5 rapids, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, safari walks, bungee jumping and sky diving may not be covered by all policies, so you may have to take out a higher level of cover.

Medical care is not free in Africa and even the cost of getting to hospital can be super expensive, so you need to be covered in case of a medical emergency, including air ambulance evacuation and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. For example, if your appendix bursts whilst we are in the Serengeti, you will need to be evacuated by helicopter to Nairobi. Without insurance you would need to pay for that out of your own pocket. 

If you are bringing along any electrical equipment such as cameras and laptops, you should also ensure your insurance covers those items too. Some policies only have this as an add-on. 

If you are travelling to an area that is subject to foreign office warnings, this may void your travel insurance, so you may need to take out an additional policy for the days you are in the danger zones. 

Please always read the small print.

Your tour leader will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip, so please have the following information ready for them:

  • Name of insurance provider.
  • Your policy number.
  • The telephone number to call in the event of an emergency.
  • Your next of kin name and number.

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