Project Description

14 Day Self-Drive Tour

The 14 Day Self-Drive Holiday  offers guests a well rounded holiday in South Africa. The self drive holiday follows on the shorter 10 day version to include the majestic Drakensberg Mountains. The package will take guests in a circle route from Johannesburg via the Kruger Park area, down to the coast and the home Zulu and finally to the Drakensberg before completing the circle in Johannesburg.


Greenfire will assist you in arranging all the accommodation for your holiday, vehicle hire and suggested routes. The package also has a variety of optional activities available.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN JOHANNESBURG

Guests arrive in Johannesburg and are met by the Greenfire Transfer Driver. After exchanging money guests are transferred to the Greenfire Lodge Johannesburg where they will spend the night. Depending on their arrival time guests can go on an optional Soweto Tour in the afternoon. B

DAY 2: JOHANNESBURG TO GREENFIRE GAME LODGE

After breakfast guests depart form the Johannesburg Lodge in their hired vehicle and make their way to the Greenfire Game Lodge in the Balule Nature Reserve. (The hired vehicle will be delivered to the Greenfire Lodge Johannesburg). Guests can follow their own route but we suggest following the scenic route through Mpumalanga stopping at places such as Dullstroom or Pilgrims Rest for a coffee break. Our staff will be ready and waiting for you at the Greenfire Game Lodge where you will spend the next 4 nights in luxury.
Guest can also choose to fly from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit where the Greenfire Game Lodge staff will meet them. B, D

DAY 3: GREENFIRE GAME LODGE

An early wake up at 05h00 we start the day with a light breakfast before the morning activity. Guests have the option of a morning Game Drive or a morning Game Walk. The Game drive/walk will depart at 05h45 and return to the Lodge at 09h30. Brunch will be served at the Lodge once guests had some time to freshen up after their activity. The afternoon will be spent at leisure relaxing next to the pool or on the deck.
Afternoon Tea will be served at 15h00 after which the late afternoon game drive will depart. Guests will stop in the bush for traditional Sundowner and return in the evening from the game drive for dinner. B L D

DAY 4: GREENFIRE GAME LODGE

Enjoying our time in the bush we follow a similar routine as the day before. An early wake up at 05h00 we start the day with a light breakfast before the morning activity. Guests have the option of a morning Game Drive or a morning Game Walk. The Game drive/walk will depart at 05h45 and return to the Lodge at 09h30. Brunch will be served at the Lodge once guests had some time to freshen up after their activity. The afternoon will be spent at leisure relaxing next to the pool or on the deck.
Afternoon Tea will be served at 15h00 after which the late afternoon game drive will depart. Guests will stop in the bush for traditional Sundowner and return in the evening from the game drive for dinner. B L D

DAY 5: SELF DRIVE PANORAMA ROUTE

Departing form the Game Lodge after breakfast guests has the entire day to drive the Panorama route. Highlights will include the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window. Lunch can be enjoyed in any of the quaint little towns in the area. In the afternoon guests arrive at the Greenfire Lodge Hazyview. Guests can enjoy dinner at any of the restaurants in the area. B

DAY 6: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Departing form the Hazyview Lodge early in the morning guests have the full day to explore the more familiar part of Kruger Park. In the late afternoon guests return to the Greenfire Lodge Hazyview where they spend the night again. B

DAY 7 – 8: SWAZILAND / ZULULAND

Traveling south through the Kingdom of the Swazi, guests will pass numerous traditional homesteads, view spectacular scenery and can stop at curio markets, before they enter Zululand, the area once ruled by the famed Shaka Zulu, a region of Game Reserves and impressive scenery. Guests will spend the next two nights in Zululand. During the stay guests will have to opportunity to self-drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve or visit the World Heritage site of St. Lucia. Lunches and dinners are own expense and can be enjoyed at a variety of restaurants in the area. B; B

DAY 9: DOLPHIN COAST

A relaxed start this morning guests travel south down the coast and make their way to Umdloti and the Greenfire Lodge Dolphin Coast where they spend the night. The Lodge is literally on the beach and is the ideal stop over to spend some time relaxing on the beach. Dinner can be enjoyed at any of the restaurants in town.
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DAY 10: DOLPHIN COAST

Guests has the full day to spend some time on the beach or self drive to Durban and explore the sites and sounds of the city. Lunches and dinners can be enjoyed at a multitude of restaurants. For the brave the Durban Peri-Peri is a must. Overnight at the Greenfire Lodge Dolphin Coast. B

DAY 11 – 12: DRAKENSBERG

Today guests travel back inland to the majestic Drakensberg mountain range, “Barrier of Spears”. On reaching the foothills they will transfer to a 4 X 4 vehicle, and then enjoy an exciting drive on mountain tracks up to the Greenfire Lodge Drakensberg where they will spend the next two nights in cosy log cabins. Guests will have for time hiking and exploring the wonders of this National Heritage Site as well as visiting a San rock art gallery. Pony trekking is also available. B D ; B L D

DAY 13: JOHANNESBURG

After a 4 x 4 transfer back to their vehicle, guests make their way back to Johannesburg and on to the Greenfire Johannesburg Lodge where they will spend the last night. There will be time in the afternoon to explore the city and maybe visit one of the many museums in the area. B

DAY 14: SELF DRIVE TO AIRPORT

A relaxing morning, guests can enjoy breakfast and then depending on the departure flight time self drive to the Johannesburg Airport. B