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Rock My South Africa, Eswatini & Mozambique Adventure

16 nights from £3,250*

 

Tour Highlights

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 National Park, from the culture and rolling hills of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) to the whale sharks, humpback whales and stunning beaches of Mozambique – this trip has so much diversity, you’ll be completely blown away!

“They say an elephant never forgets. What they don’t tell you is, you never forget an elephant.” (Bill Murray)

South Africa, Swaziland & Mozambique Tour for Solo Travellers

Johannesburg

Eswatini

Lobamba

Eswatini

Shewula Mountains

Kruger National Park

Swim with Whale Sharks

Rhino Tracking

Mozambique

Tofo Beach

South Africa, eSwatini & Mozambique Tour

Panorama Route

Tour Overview

 

Tour Dates

  • 29 September – 15 October 2023  BOOK NOW

Cost – from £3,250*

  • Payment Plan:
    • Deposit: £400 (non-refundable)
    • 2nd Payment: £1,995 (due 62 days before the departure date).
    • 3rd Payment: $1,000 (local payment, paid on arrival).

* Subject to current USD to GBP exchange rates.

 

What’s Included

  • 16 Nights Accommodation
  • 16 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches & 10 Dinners
  • Rock My Adventure Group Leader & Local Guides
  • Comprehensive Pre-Departure Information
  • Most In-Country Transport
  • Tips for Local Guides
  • Soweto Township Tour
  • Apartheid Museum
  • Lobamba Community Walk & Cultural Dancing
  • Rhino Tracking
  • Nature Walk
  • Sangoma (Traditional Healer) Visit
  • Whale Shark, Humpback Whale, Manta Ray & Dolphin Ocean Safari
  • Sunset Cruise.
  • Kruger National Park Safaris
  • God’s Window
  • Bourke’s Luck Potholes
  • Blyde River Canyon
  • Three Rondavels

Please Note

  • The trip 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”!
  • If you want to make this a 14-day trip, you can miss off the 1st and last nights in Johannesburg – please contact us for details.
South Africa, eSwatini & Mozambique Tour
Kruger South Africa

I’ve traveled far and around but this was one of the best trips I’ve had. It’s not possible to tell all the beauty we had. Everything was amazing. Well organized, every detail was perfect. Helen was great, awesome personality, magic is the word for all she did for us. South Africa was my wish for a long time, and this was so perfect. I’m very glad and satisfied. After all, we had it all. Nature, cities, animals, vibes… I loved it. Can’t wait for the next adventure!

SANDRA / CROATIA / ROCK MY SOUTH AFRICA, ESWATINI & MOZAMBIQUE ADVENTURE 2019

Itinerary

 

 

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, Eswatini & Mozambique 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. 

 

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

    Day 2: Johannesburg, South Africa

    In the morning, we’ll head over to the Soweto township.

    We’ll take a bike tour of the area, to learn about the Soweto uprisings, visit some of the historical sites, stop at a number of different food stalls and a small pub known as a shebeen (where you can taste the local beer).

    We’ll finish off with a traditional South African lunch.

    From there, we’ll head to the Apartheid Museum to learn about the Apartheid regime that gripped South Africa from the late 40’s to the early 90’s.

    The rest of the afternoon is free and we’ll be staying in one of the hippest neighbourhoods in the city, so you can check out the street art and cool shops in our local area.

     

    • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
    • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
    • Activities: Soweto Tour, Apartheid Museum

      Day 3: Lobamba, Eswatini

      In the morning, there will be some time to visit the Market on Main, Maboneng’s fabulous weekly market before we head to our second destination of the trip, Lobamba, in the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland).

      In the evening we’ll relax and have dinner at our beautiful lodge in the Ezulwini Valley.

       

      • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
      • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
      • Activities: Market on Main

        Day 4: Lobamba, Eswatini

        On day 4, we’ll take a community walk in Lobamba, which is described as ‘Eswatini’s spiritual, cultural and political heart’, to learn about everyday Swazi life.

        On the tour you will meet the local people and experience a number of traditional dances.

        The rest of the afternoon is free to take part in the activity of your choice.

        Options include a visit to the Mantenga Cultural Village, horse riding or mountain biking through Mlilwane Wildlife Reserve, abseiling, hiking Sibebe Rock, quad biking, or a ziplining canopy tour through the stunning mountain wilderness of the Malolotja Nature Reserve.

        In the evening, we’ll go for dinner at the famous Malandela’s Restaurant at the House on Fire.

         

        • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
        • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
        • Activities: Cultural Walk & Traditional Dancing

          Day 5 – 6: Shewula Mountain Camp, Eswatini

          Leaving Mlilwane, we’ll continue on the magical Shewula Mountain Camp in the Lebombo Mountains, where we’ll spend the next 2 nights.

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

          Whilst we’re at Shewula, we’ll take a cultural tour of the local village, visit a Sangoma (traditional healer), and be treated to some traditional dancing and tasty local food.

          We’ll enjoy traditional food prepared by the friendly camp staff and you are welcome to help staff in preparing these meals to add to your community experience.

           

          • Meals: 2 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch, 2 x Dinner
          • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
          • Activities: Village Tour, Sangoma Visit, Traditional Dancing

            Day 7: Maputo, Mozambique

            Today we’ll cross over the border to Mozambique and 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.

             

            • Meals: Breakfast
            • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
            • Activities: None

            Day 8: 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.

            We’ll spend 4 nights and 3 full days here. In the evening, we’ll head out to eat at a wonderful local restaurant.

            The nightlife in Tofo is excellent too, so if you like to dance and listen to live music, you’ll really love it here!

             

            • Meals: Breakfast
            • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
            • Activities: None

             

            Day 9: Tofo, Mozambique

            Today we’re going on an ocean safari 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.

            As we’re travelling in season, you may also be lucky enough to see the migration of the humpback whales too.

            In the evening, we can head to the local fish market for dinner.

             

            • Meals: Breakfast
            • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
            • Activities: Ocean Safari

            Day 10: Tofo, Mozambique

            Today is a completely free day to take part in some of the other activities on offer in Tofo.

            This includes scuba diving, village tours, island tours, deep-sea fishing, quad biking, touring the old Portuguese colonial city Inhambane and surfing.

            The evening is free, however, your group leader will organise dinner at one of the great restaurants in town.

             

            • Meals: Breakfast
            • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
            • Activities: None

             

            Day 10: Tofo, Mozambique

            The morning is free for a lie-in, a wander through the village or to take part in the activity of your choice.

            In the afternoon, we’ll go for lunch at one of the best restaurants in Mozambique – the Green Turtle, in Barra.

            In the afternoon, we’ll go on a fabulous sunset cruise around the bay.

             

            • Meals: Breakfast, & Lunch
            • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
            • Activities: Sunset Cruise

             

            Day 12: Xai-Xai, Mozambique

            Today, we’ll travel south to the Xai-Xai region of Mozambique, a popular spot for South African and Mozambican holidaymakers.

            Here, we’ll relax for the night and enjoy dinner at a gorgeous beach hotel before our journey back to South Africa tomorrow.

             

            • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
            • Accommodation: Hotel (Ensuite)
            • Activities: None

              Day 13: Kruger National Park, South Africa

              Today we’ll cross back into South Africa and Kruger National Park, one of the best safari destinations on the planet.

              Once we enter the park, we’ll swap into an open safari vehicle and enjoy a full afternoon game drive
              to Satara Rest Camp.

              On the safari, you’ll have the chance to see many of your favourite safari animals including the ‘Big Five’ – lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and buffalos.

               

              • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
              • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
              • Activities: Kruger National Park Safari

                Day 14: Kruger National Park, South Africa

                We’ll wake up before sunrise and head out for a full-day
                game drive in an open safari vehicle.

                We’ll spend the morning searching the savanna for the elusive Big 5 and enjoy a picnic breakfast at a remote picnic site.

                We’ll have lunch at a beautiful viewpoint and explore more areas of Kruger before returning to camp in the late afternoon to enjoy a swim in the sparkling pool or a
                cold drink at the restaurant deck.

                Dinner will be served around a roaring fire.

                 

                • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
                • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
                • Activities: Kruger National Park Safaris

                  Day 15: Hazyview, South Africa

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

                  Afterbreakfast, we’ll depart Kruger in our open safari vehicle and enjoy a 2-hour final game drive.

                  We’ll then begin our ascent of the majestic Northern Drakensberg mountains where the famous Panorama Route begins.

                  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: Breakfast & Dinner
                  • Accommodation: Lodge (Ensuite)
                  • Activities: Kruger Safari, Panorama Route (Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, Three Rondavels, Lisbon Falls)

                    Day 16: Johannesburg, South Africa

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

                    There will be time for some last-minute shopping or rest before we head out on the town for a farewell dinner at a top Johannesburg restaurant and spend 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 OR Tambo International Airport or you can continue your Africa travels from there.

                      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
                        South Africa
                        Eswatini
                        Mozambique
                        South Africa, eSwatini & Mozambique Tour
                        Mozambique

                        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:

                        • 29 September – 15 October 2023  BOOK NOW

                        Start: Johannesburg, South Africa

                        Finish: Johannesburg, South Africa

                        Maximum Group Size: 8 people

                        Minimum Age: 18

                        Physical Level: Moderate

                        Cost: from £3,250*

                        • Payment Plan:
                          • Deposit: £400 (non-refundable)
                          • 2nd Payment: £1,995 (due 62 days before the departure date).
                          • 3rd Payment: $1,000 (local payment, paid on arrival).

                        * Subject to current USD to GBP exchange rates.

                        Support

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

                        Meals

                        • 16 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches & 10 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
                        • Apartheid Museum
                        • Lobamba Community Walk & Cultural Dancing
                        • Rhino Tracking
                        • Nature Walk
                        • Sangoma (Traditional Healer) Visit
                        • Whale Shark, Manta Ray & Dolphin Ocean Safari
                        • Sunset Cruise.
                        • Kruger National Park Safaris
                        • God’s Window
                        • Bourke’s Luck Potholes
                        • Blyde River Canyon
                        • Three Rondavels
                        • 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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