South Africa Teenage Safari

South Africa Teenage Safari

From $ 2,335 AUD


Explore South Africa’s abundant wildlife, Zulu culture and dramatic scenery

Travel through South Africa and Swaziland, combining cultural and wildlife experiences. The tour starts with an introduction to South Africa’s most famous township, Soweto, before heading out into the wilderness. Once on the road you’ll stop at a Zulu village and experience activities such as hiking, kayaking and rafting before arriving at Kruger National Park for unbelievable wildlife watching.

Trip Name
South Africa Teenage Safari


  • See animals flock to a waterhole in Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park
  • Learn about Zulu life on a village tour
  • Hike, canoe, snorkel and raft on this active holiday
  • Camp in Kruger National Park
  • Explore the rugged Blyde River Canyon on foot


Day 1 Johannesburg

Sawubona! Welcome to South Africa.

Trip starts with a group meeting at 12 noon today.

Johannesburg is a sprawling city of remarkable contrasts. In the townships, mansions stand alongside tin shacks and there are as many green parks on the outskirts of the city as there are conglomerations of concrete in the centre. This is a good place to spend a couple of days to get an insight into South Africa’s history, and it’s a great base for exploring the rest of the country.

This afternoon we head out on a township tour of Soweto – an exciting opportunity to get an insight into contemporary life in South Africa, and to learn about the history of one of South Africa’s best known townships.

Please make sure that if you explore Johannesburg on your own that you get local advice as to where it is safe to walk, especially in the evening. The level of crime here is higher than what you are probably used to, and the risk can be minimised by getting local advice.

Additional Information – There is the opportunity to visit a market or shop today. The Rivonia Lodge has Wifi – first 30 mins is free.


Rivonia Lodge or similar (1 nt)


Days 2-3 Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park

Departing Johannesburg early this morning we travel into the heart of KwaZulu Natal where we camp at an Eco-Lodge just 20km from Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park.

We explore the reserve on game drives and visit a hide overlooking one of the waterholes, to watch the animals come down to drink.

Covering over 96,000 hectares Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park is home to the largest population of White Rhino in the world due to conservation efforts. The park is also home to lions, elephants, leopards, giraffes, buffaloes and wild dogs.

Wildebeest Eco Lodge Basic Camping:-Our small rustic campsite consist of only 10 stands. A communal fully stocked kitchen is available with gas stoves, kitchen utensils, fridge/freezer, braai and campfire place. Ablution consist of showers, wash basin and toilets. Camping guests are more than welcome to use the swimming pool, bar and restaurant in the lodge. Food works with a chef cooking and the rest of the group helping with washing up.

No bedding or towels are provided for camping. The tents are 2 x 2m and 1.7m high.

Included Activities

Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park – Game drives


Wildebees Eco Lodge or similar (Basic Camping) (2 nts)


Days 4-5 Kosi Bay

This morning we leave the game reserve and visit a Zulu village with a local community guide.

Then travelling northeast to the coast brings us to the remote and beautiful Kosi Bay Nature Reserve.

Kosi Bay’s location means the the wildlife experience is on two fronts, with a picturesque jungle with wild fig and monkey orange trees, and grazing area for hippos, as well as a mangrove and coral reef teeming with aquatic life.

While here we go kayaking in the mangrove and snorkelling over the coral reef.

Amangwane Camp – Our accommodation comprises of 10 traditionally constructed en-suite reed chalets with a separate communal dining and boma area, which of course has a fire pit – no night in South Africa, would be complete without an evening under the stars swapping stories of your travels around a campfire. No Electricity

Included Activities

Zulu Village Visit


Amangwane Tented Lodge or similar (2 nts)


Day 6 Hlane National Park

Driving north (approx 350 km) we reach the small, landlocked kingdom of Swaziland, and Hlane National Park.

A vast expanse of bushveld and its ancient hardwood trees make Hlane Royal National Park home to the largest wild herds in Swaziland.

Here we will go out on a game drive with a local guide and keep an eye out for elephants, white rhinos, giraffes, kudus, zebras and more.

Accommodation:- Ndlovu Camp offers a great-value and spacious camping ground with ample grass and tree coverage. The Campsite is within easy reach of Ndlovu’s semi-open-air restaurant overlooking a waterhole frequented by White Rhino and Elephant, Hlane’s Activities Center and a Braai/BBQ area. A communal kitchen, laundry area and ablution block with hot running water is available. Relax in a tranquil environment and admire the odd visit from an inquisitive impala, warthog or nyala walking between the facilities. Or if you’re feeling more adventurous, book a guided mountain bike trail, bird walk or game drive and explore the greater Hlane area. In the absence of electricity in Ndlovu Camp, the rest camp area is romantically lit at night with candles and parafin lanterns, and firewood is provided for braai/bbq and communal camp areas.

Additonal Information :- No bedding or towels are provided for camping. Tents are 2 x 2m and 1.7m high.

Accommodation upgrade is available for day 6 & 7. There is a market or shopping shop today.


Hlane Royal National Park or similar – (Basic camping) (1 nt)


Day 7

Included Activities

Hlane NP – Game Drive


Hlane Royal National Park or similar – (Basic camping) (1 nt)


Days 8-9 Kruger National Park

Crossing back into South Africa, we journey to Kruger National Park.

One of the largest game reserves in Southern Africa, Kruger National Park is home to over 500 bird species, 100 species of reptile and 150 mammal species, including the Big Five and the endangered African wild dog.

On arrival we head out for an afternoon game drive in search of the Big Five – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant. There will be another two game drives the following day.

Additional Information :- Accommodation upgrade available. There is a Market or shopping stop today. ATM at Lataba.

Included Activities

Kruger Park – Game drive

Optional Activities

Kruger Park – Night game drive – ZAR240


Day 10 Blyde River Canyon

Today we walk the Blyde River Canyon en route to Graskop.

One of South Africa’s most spectacular attractions, Blyde River Canyon is a great place for walking. The sheer sided walls of the canyon rise over 2000 metres and the vegetation varies wildly from dry, rocky sections to rainforest depending on the altitude.

The following day is free for whitewater rafting on the Sabi River. Alternatively you may choose to embark on a treetop canopy tour or enjoy the countryside on some self-guided hiking trails.

Additional Information :- Accommodation upgrade available, Market or shopping opportunity on this day. No Wifi.

Included Activities

Bourkes Luck Potholes


Mogodi Lodge or similar (1 nt)


Day 11


Mogodi Lodge or similar (1 nt)


Day 12 Johannesburg

The morning is free before we return to Johannesburg where the trip finishes at Tambo International Airport. Arriving late afternoon.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type



    10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners


    4×4, Minibus


    Camping (with basic facilities) (4 nights), Deluxe permanent tent (2 nights), Hotel (1 night), Lodge (2 nights)

    Included activities
    • Bourkes Luck Potholes
    • Hlane NP – Game Drive
    • Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park – Game drives
    • Zulu Village Visit